Debby Ryan is bravely opening up about being the victim of domestic violence in a former relationship.
“I got to a point in a relationship that I was in where I realized that every relationship … love is hard. Love is freaking hard, and fighting for a relationship is so much work and can be so beautiful, and if you’re going to fight so hard for something that does not make you stronger and better and build you up, something’s wrong,” the 21-year-old Jessie actress told Fox News.
“And I think that we, or I, or whatever, are taught that here are signs that your relationship, something is wrong,” Debby, who is working with Mary Kay on it’s Don’t Look Away initiative, added.
“I got to a point of being grabbed, being locked out of rooms, being screamed at, having things thrown at me, cussed at, begged for forgiveness, cried to, all while trying to keep it together and justifying this relationship,” Debby continued. “And that was the point that I realized maybe there was a red flag. What was weird was that I didn’t realize all the unhealthy things — the digital abuse, him demanding my phone passwords, the mental abuse, the manipulation, the emotional abuse.”
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