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KATE DEL CASTILLO
The Mexican actress says that for a while she took physical and psychological abuse from his then-husband, Luis García, whom she had married in February 2001. After a little over a year of marriage, Del Castillo decided not to take it anymore and dumped the Mexican former soccer player.
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The Venezuelan actress lived a period of her life she calls "the terror years" with a former boyfriend who physically abused her and even threw her once down a staircase, almost killing her.
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They say that things are seldom what they seem. And though the Argentinean attorney and Cristian Castro looked very happy in public, during the divorce proceedings she revealed that the Mexican singer had beaten her and had even kicked her on several occasions, even when she was pregnant only two months after their wedding.
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Another one who couldn't avoid the abuse from Cristian Castro was his first wife, who has revealed that he when they were married. According to the Paraguayan, the performer pushed her and repeatedly slapped her.
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Only hours after her performance in the GRAMMY Awards, the singer and her boyfriend, Chris Brown, had a huge fight in the middle of the street in Los Angeles. According to reports, he beat her, grabbed her by the neck threatening to kill her, and even tried to strangle her. She ended up in the hospital with a black eye, a torn and swollen lip and two purple bumps on both sides of her head.
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They seemed very much in love, but less than a year after they married, the Puerto Rican journalist and Fernando del Rincón lived a scandalous scene in a Dominican Republic hotel. She –who 15 years ago had also been a victim of domestic violence by her first husband, actor Osvaldo Ríos– says that Del Rincón slammed her against the wall, grabbing her by the neck. Now, they have parted and gone in different directions.
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Though she always plays the villainess on telenovelas, the Mexican actress has been a victim in real life. For years Norvind was physically abused by her former husband and father of her two girls, Naian and Tessa. Yet it wasn't until nearly six years after having left him that the actress mustered the courage to reveal the abuse she suffered, which went from slapping to dragging her down a staircase.
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She is one of the most beautiful and biggest stars in Hollywood. Yet there's an obscure and painful violent episode in her past. In the early nineties she was beaten so badly by her then-boyfriend that she lost 80 percent hearing in one ear.
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The Cuban journalist and Ulysses Alonso were living a fairy-tale love story. But it all came down only four months after their marriage, when he attacked her physically, threatened to kill her and destroyed things in their house, prompting the anchor to call 911 and file for a restraining order against him. However, love prevailed and, after he entered a rehab program for domestic abusers, they are back together.
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The controversial romance between the singer and José Manuel Figueroa was marred by scandal: several breakups, Conde's accusations of physical abuse, and infidelities. However, everything seemed to indicate that they would finally tie the knot. Yet after a two-year relationship, the actress said "no más" and left Joan Sebastian's son for good.
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Even the legendary Mexican actress, who is said to have a strong personality, was a victim of physical abuse when she was married to Enrique Guzmán. It was her daughter, Alejandra Guzmán, who revealed that she had witnessed her father's attacks against her mother. Yet it seems that she didn't take it all that well, for later the Mexican rock star declared that she beat him, too.
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In 1986, at age 23 and very much in love, the Mexican actress married Sergio Facchelli. But the romantic illusion didn't last long. The Uruguayan singer-songwriter beat her, which prompted their divorce after only three years of marriage.
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Infidelity and physical abuse were the alleged causes of the Venezuelan actress' divorce from her former husband, Mario Cimarro. Although Streignard forgave the Cuban actor after once breaking up for that reason, it seems she finally got fed up and left him.
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The American singer's marriage to Bobby Brown, which lasted 14 long years, was marred by scandal after scandal: from drug addiction to problems with the law and endless fighting that often turned physical. In 2006, Houston couldn't take it any longer and filed for divorce.
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In 2001, the Mexican singer and entrepreneur Andrés Fuentes were part of one of the most talked about scandals in the Mexican entertainment gossip. After more than ten years of marriage, after giving birth to their second son, Andrik, Tatiana left Fuentes and went to live with her parents. The reason? ... Domestic violence.
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ROSSANA SAN JUAN
As a child, the Mexican actress witnessed the constant beating and abuse her mother suffered in the hands of her father. Unfortunately, this pattern repeated itself in her own life and, for a while, she also became victim of domestic violence though she never denounced it.
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The legendary American singer lived one of the most alarming domestic-violence dramas in the entertainment world, which she finally ended in the seventies after 16 years of marriage. Later, the Queen of Rock'n' Roll revealed all the hell she went through with Ike Turner in her autobiography, I, Tina, which later was made into the movie What's Love Got to Do with It.
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The Mexican actress and singer thought she had found the love of her life when she decided to marry publicist Alejandro Marcos in 2001. But the physical abuse that she suffered constantly from Marcos forced Avalos two years later to finally open her eyes and end a relationship that she later labeled as sickening.
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The Venezuelan actress and singer says –and Juan Osorio's ex girlfriend– she had to give money constantly to her former Lebanese boyfriend, Jorge Massud. Montoya says that when she put a stop to giving him money, he allegedly beat her.
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