Former video vixen and best-selling author, Karrine Stephans, who is married to Darius McCrary (best known for his role as Eddie Winslow on Family Matters, now on Young & The Restless) penned a very disturbing open letter (via Vibe) about her experience being in a relationship that involved (or involves) domestic violence. The only reason that it sounds so disturbing, is because she writes it as if she is currently in an abusive relationship.
Check a few excerpts out.
“For the past several years, I have been involved in a highly abusive relationship. I have been choked, whipped with belts, thrown about, berated, belittled, raped, and disregarded as a human being. I have been abandoned and embarrassed, then, loved and coddled. I have been caught in a vicious cycle and have left on many occasions, just to return. I love him though it pains me to admit. It sickens me to know that I will return to him in an instant and that the next time could be the last time and that breath, my last breath. Still, I hold out hope that one day we’ll learn how to love one another without pain. I pray that those who look on with smirks and judgments know one thing –– domestic violence is very real and, at times, very final. If you, or someone you know, has been a victim of domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at (800) 799-7233.”
Read the full letter here.
If we were using our context clues, we’d assume (which ain’t ever right on the money) that she’s referring to her marriage to her husband Darius. Not referencing domestic violence, but they’ve had some public issues with each other in the past. Regardless, allowing any person to be abusive to you in any type of manner, is not fuckin’ cool at all. It’s a very difficult situation to be in, or watch a close friend experience. Get help. **Exiting stage left. Hell, and right.**