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This Celeb Opened Up About Her Abusive Relationship

Stacey Solomon spoke about the lasting effects emotional abuse – including her ex-boyfriend wishing her dead – has had on her personality.

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Singer and TV presenter Stacey Solomon has spoken out about her experience of an abusive relationship.

She said:

I was in an abusive relationship. It makes you forget who you are. And a part of me feels like I'll never be the same person again. No matter what I do, I'll always be this weird version of myself. Someone has physically changed how I approach life, how I talk to people. How do you ever get back to that person you ever were before?


I used to be less worried about everything, less worried about what people thought about me and how I behaved. I just thought I was OK – that there was nothing wrong with me. I was quite confident and happy go lucky. I begrudge that person for taking it away from me.

They can say things over and over again and it does embed in you. When people are happy to wish you dead, or tell you your career is nothing, or your life is nothing, they manipulate you in a way that makes you think it's the normality.

Stacey's co-presenters were supportive of her revelations.


Jane Moore said that she now understood why Stacey suffers so badly from anxiety and low self-esteem, and Katie Price – who has also been the victim of domestic abuse – suggested she speak to a professional to help her work through the experience.