[VIDEO] Lala Anthony Recalls Being In An Abusive Relationship: He threw plates of food at me!

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You’d be surprised at the intricate layers of what people go through behind closed doors, especially in the love department. Case in point, TV personality/actress Lala Anthony. The 34-year-old basketball wife (she’s been with her husband, Carmelo Anthony for ten years) recently shared a heart-wrenching story about being in an abusive relationship with a boyfriend that she couldn’t seem to get away from.

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She shared on Sway in the Morning:

Yes, dysfunctional abusive; verbally abusive. Not physically but I mean, it’s abuse in anyway. And very controlling. You know and it was my first love and I felt like he was controlling me because he loved me and that’s how he’s showing me that he loved me. And it was later on that I realized that was completely wrong and that’s a message I want to get out to young women out there. That’s not love. And see The Playbook is a great book…The chore of the book is about self esteem and loving yourself…And that’s the message I want to get out…and not feel like you need a man to feel whole.

She recounts this story in great detail in her book, The Love Playbook.

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The former veejay suggests that she’s the perfect person to dish this advice because she’s actually lived it.

I went through it and I like to speak from a place of experience…I’ve been through ALOT that people don’t know about.

When asked by Sway Calloway, about one of the lowest moments in the abusive relationship, she recalled:

Throwing plates of food at me. Breaking glasses. Always being really angry and upset. I was like, ‘This can’t be love’. I would tell myself that and continue to stay. And I remember calling my dad like, ‘Dad, I need you to come and get me’.

Watch the full interview below.

Lala’s new book is now on bookshelves.

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