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Little Miss Sunshine Star Abigail Breslin, 26, Says She Was ‘Beaten Regularly And Locked In Rooms’


Little Miss Sunshine Star Abigail Breslin, 26, Says She Was ‘Beaten Regularly And Locked In Rooms’

The actress is still healing from domestic violence but is in a healthy relationship with her fiancé, Ira Kunyansky.

The Stillwater actress Abigail Breslin has revealed she’s a survivor of domestic violence. The 26-Year-Old decided to tell her story during Domestic Violence Awareness Month while expressing her hope to help some people feel slightly less alone. She went into detail about the abusive situations she had suffered through and began her post by giving a disclaimer and trigger warning.

In the post, Abigail admitted to hiding her bruises with different kinds of makeup and that her partner was also verbally abusive towards her. 

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“I felt so unworthy of anyone’s love. I felt ugly and hated. I felt like I deserved less than dirt. I was certain there must be something WRONG with me. That I was a b***h, a problem, stupid, useless, ridiculous, overly sensitive, unreasonable, and lovable,” Abigail wrote of her personal experience. She added that she was with the abuser for two years and was regularly beaten and locked in rooms. 

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“As a DV Survivor, I felt compelled to write a little bit about my story. I was in a very abusive relationship for close to 2 years. It all started out perfectly; I was so in love.” 

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Abigail stated that shortly after the relationship started, her abuser took advantage of her innocence and naiveté, and it became violent. “I was beaten on a regular basis, locked into rooms, and forced to pretend everything was OK and normal while dealing with intense injuries…injuries most people didn’t even see. I would use concealer and caked-on foundation to hide any and all bruises because, in some way, I still cared for this person.” 

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The actress found fame in 2006 when she starred in the film Little Miss Sunshine.

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In her post, the award-winning actress further expressed hope to current victims and survivors, stating she was now in a healthy and fantastic relationship with her fiancé, Ira Kunyansky. The pair became officially engaged in early February, and both excitedly announced the good news on their social media pages. Abigail posted a photo of her diamond ring and humorously wrote: “I was like, duh.” 

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Despite feeling her loneliest during the abusive affair, the Signs actress wrote that family and friends played an instrumental role in helping her leave the horrible life.

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She wrote: “I am beyond thankful for the support of my family and friends who played an instrumental and invaluable role in helping me leave this horrible situation. I will forever be indebted to those closest to me for them not only assisting me but, BELIEVING me. I am now in a wonderful, healthy, happy and amazing relationship with my fiancé.”

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“My C-PSTD [Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] is much better than it was in the first 2-3 years after my abusive relationship, but I still have moments.” 

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Abigail stated at the conclusion of her post that the aftermath of abuse is a complicated and individual experience: “I hope sharing a bit more about my story at least helps some people feel a little bit less alone. If you are in an abusive relationship currently, you CAN get out of it. I know it seems impossible and terrifying, but you have survived so much, and you CAN survive leaving if you have the right tools and support.”

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She shared a slide with information for victims of domestic violence with a 24-hour hotline for the NCADV or National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 

In the comments of Abigail’s post, her followers have since shared their love, with one writing: “Love you so much, forever proud of u.” Another said: “Sending you all the love in the world, you brave, gorgeous woman! Big hugs.” According to the NCADV’s website, DVAM is, however, a way to connect and unite people and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues. 

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