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According to the Domestic Violence Research Center, one in four women have experienced physical violence by a partner, and 74 percent of Americans personally know someone…

Celebrities Who’ve Survived Domestic Violence  was originally published on

1. Rihanna


Rihanna and her on-again, off-again boyfriend Chris Brown had a very public breakup and domestic violence dispute in 2009. He was 19 and she was…

2. Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland

In her song “Dirty Laundry”, Kelly Rowland revealed for the first time ever about an abusive relationship in her past. She talks about verbal abuse…

3. Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton

4. Halle Berry

Halle Berry

“I saw my mother battered, and could not do anything to stop it – my father was tyrannical, lashing out at her for no reason.…

5. Claudette Ortiz

Claudette Ortiz

“I noticed that I think happened with me at that time, your worth is broken down, so in some situations you don’t realize the avenues…

6. Robin Givens

Robin Givens

Givens has been very vocal about her violent marriage to former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

7. Tina Turner

Tina Turner

Tina Turner first opened up about her story of brutal physical abuse by ex-husband Ike Turner in her memoir, I, Tina: My Own Story.

8. Evelyn Lozada

Evelyn Lozada

9. K. Michelle

K. Michelle

Although some people have doubted K. Michelle’s story, the reality star and singer stands by her truth. “I had people send me hate, send me…

10. Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston

The late Whitney Houston detailed her abusive marriage to Bobby Brown during a 2009 interview with Oprah Winfrey. “He slapped me, but he was on…

11. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey talked about her abusive relationship with Tommy Mottola (1993-1998) during an interview with Larry King. “Abuse has several categories… emotionally, mentally, in other…

12. NeNe Leakes

NeNe Leakes

13. Michel’le


R&B singer Michel’le revealed that she was beaten by producer Dr. Dre during the course of their 90′s relationship. The domestic violence in the six…

14. Latoya Jackson

Latoya Jackson

La Toya opens up about her abusive relationship with her manager and ex husband Jack Gordon in her reality series “Life With La Toya”. She…

15. Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson married legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis on November 26, 1981, and they were married for three-and-a-half years. Davis’ physical and emotional abuse of…

16. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Christina has admitted that her Army Sergeant father Fausto made life hell for her family and she used music as an escape from the trauma…

17. Keke Wyatt

Keke Wyatt

“R&B Divas” star Keke Wyatt left her first husband and road manager Rahmat Morton after years of abuse, and even a miscarriage. She is also…

18. Jaslene Gonzalez

Jaslene Gonzalez

“America’s Next Top Model” winner Jaslene Gonzalez revealed her history with domestic violence on the reality show. She partnered with Liz Claiborne for the “Love…

19. Lisa Wu

Lisa Wu

Former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Lisa Wu spoke candidly about a violent relationship, most associate with ex-husband Keith Sweat. She said her mission was…