Grace Phipps, who you most likely fell in love with in Teen Beach Movie and Vampire Diaries, has opened up about past dating abuse in her life.
The 24-year-old actress revealed her experience on Instagram after popping an eye vessel earlier in the week.
“Yesterday I received a text message from a man dated last summer who was much older than me who ended up being violent with me. He asked me a simple question that made me realize the full extend with which he looked at me as nothing more than meat,” she wrote. “This feeling, this sense of seeing myself from the outside, and the idea of treating another person with that little human compassion made me vomit so violently that I burst a blood vessel in my eye.”
Grace continued, “I wore contacts that looked like this to play dead in a movie once. I’d like to think that he couldn’t have that power over me. That no one does. I didn’t want to put this online at first, but then I realized that that would mean hiding for maybe three weeks till it heals.”
She added, “I have a meeting with me New York agents I don’t know yet this week. I was supposed to take headshots. I missed my dear friends goodbye party because I was too ill. I didn’t want to let that story get told, but I didn’t want to have to hide too.”
If you know someone, or are in an abusive relationship, please call 1-800-799-7233.
The 30-year-old actress teased fans with the image and the news that her Christmas EP, My Christmas, is coming out SUPER SOON!
“These crazy cats really brought holiday cheer to a whole new level. So grateful that #teenbeachmovie brought us together and we continue to love and support each other.
Music video for “All That I’m Missing (This Christmas)” from my Christmas EP, #MyChristmas. Can’t wait for 12/04,” she wrote.
Chrissie will also hit the stage with Sabrina Carpenter in Peter Pan And Tinker Bell – A Pirates Christmas as Tinkerbell!