Christina Milian has been through a lot over the years, and her love life has certainly been a roller coaster.
The “Dip It Low” singer is usually open about her personal life and romantic relationships, aside from Lil Wayne, but has kept a secret since she was 18 years old.
Christina is opening up about a past abusive relationship that occurred when she was younger, and talked to Huffington Post about the traumatizing experience.
She told the outlet, “My experience happened when I was 18 and I’ve been holding on to this for too long. I lived in fear for a long time. I’m here to save someone. I really want to help other people, especially the youth.”
Christina continued, “When I look at it now, I was very naive and innocent at 18 years old. He was great at making me feel bad about anything positive I had ever done. He didn’t say it but his actions were like; “I’m going to break you down and you will have nobody to trust but me.”
She starts to detail some of the horrific accounts of abuse from her ex, stating, “I remember waking one morning and he was kicking me and stomping on me. It was over nothing. He accused me of lying about a boy. Then the violence escalated. When we had arguments he would choke me and kick me. I stayed with him in a house in Laurel Canyon hills, with no one around, and there were times when I ran half naked, with no phone, out of the house after him beating me up. I would run. Then, I would see his car lights coming at me, to run me over.”
Apparently anytime she tried to break up with the guy, Christina claims that he said that he would kill himself, and even went as far as to fake his own death by shooting a gun over the phone.
She even recalled him pointing a gun at her once, explaining, “There were too many times to remember all of the experiences. One time he played Russian Roulette on me. He put one bullet in a gun and pointed it at my face. When you have a gun in your face, all you can think about is your family and people who love you.”
The singer finally reveals what helped her to leave, explaining. “I was watching an episode on Oprah about domestic violence. Then I remember reading a story in a magazine. It was a girl telling a story of abuse of how she got out of it. I was mentally taking notes. It was just the average girl sharing her story. God was giving me signs even if I wasn’t accepting them at the moment or ready to make the move. My family continued to love and support me despite my fighting with them.”
We’re glad that Christina is now in a much better place and passed that horrible situation. What are your thoughts on her story?
SOURCE: Huffington Post | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty