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Taraji P. Henson Reflects On Past Abusive Relationship: “I’m Missing A Piece Of My Lip To This Day”



Taraji P. Henson Talks Escaping An Abusive Relationship

Taraji P. Henson Talks Escaping An Abusive Relationship

In an exclusive clip of the upcoming episode of Facebook Watch series, “Peace of Mind With Taraji,” the award-winning actress opens up about her past experience with abuse.

While speaking with co-host Tracie Jade and guest Angela Simmons, the 51-year-old star recalls the moment she decided to leave an abusive relationship.

“Sometimes as women what we do is we fall in love and we go, ‘You know what? I’ll fix it later,’” Henson explained. “For me, it was when blood was drawn, because it started with the bruises and grabbing, things like that. And then once the fist came — I’m missing a piece of my lip to this day — that’s when I knew I had to go.”


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Taraji P. Henson added, “I grew up around it and at the time I had my son, and I was like, ‘I don’t want my son around this.’”

This is not the first time the brave star has opened up about her experience. Back in 2016, she dropped her memoir, “Around the Way Girl,” where she first revealed her past abusive relationship. She spoke with ET about it at the time.

“You can find yourself in any bad situation in life,” she told the outlet. “Guess who it is up to to get out of it? You. That’s it. If you’re not chained to a wall and no one has a gun to your head and says, ‘I’m going to shoot you,’ where’s the power? You have the power.”

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