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“I was 16/17 years old when it first started,” she explained on RealiTea with Derek Z, noting that she “was so overwhelmed” that she used alcohol to “cover up” her depression. The Celebrity Big Brother alum added that she “would then walk the Hollywood Hills and hide behind trash cans at two in the morning” to get away from the and “cry.”

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“I look back at this picture and feel absolutely taken advantage of. I’ve been scared to even speak up about feeling groomed or being verbally abused during the almost 10 year because I was a child and he was 50 when we married but I’m a woman now and it’s time for me to put my big girl pants on and speak on this matter,” she wrote. “I’ve felt completely trapped, manipulated and at times abandoned by adults//growing up in such an environment — it became a lonely and dark place.”

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She finished her emotional post with a message to her former husband. “And to … I’ll always love you; yet I’ll always be angry. You’ve left me — a child woman, feeling belittled and confused. These things I shall overcome. I wish you well. But please don’t ever do this to another minor again. It’s not right… even if the parent signs off. Wait a respectable amount of time before marrying. Children aren’t on your level,” she concluded. “I’ll always love you regardless. Be better. As shall I.” 

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