“R&B Divas LA” star Michel’le shocked the world when she revealed that her former boyfriend and baby daddy Dre. Dre broke her nose and gave her three black eyes during their nearly decade-long relationship. She admitted to having a distorted view of love because of her relationship with her father, but thankfully, she said, she eventually found her way.
According to the Domestic Violence Research Center, one in four women have experienced physical violence by a partner, and 74 percent of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.
These numbers are staggering and clearly demonstrate how many women — including many of Hollywood’s A-list stars — have fell victim to abuse. A handful of celebs have publicly shared their painful stories in efforts to help other women and we commend them for that.
Take a look at 10 celebs who have overcome domestic violence and had the courage to speak their truth, below.