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Taraji P. Henson attends the Los Angeles premiere of "The Harder They Fall" at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on October 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Taraji P. Henson Opens Up About An Abusive Relationship, ‘I’m Missing A Piece Of My Lip Til This Day’

Taraji P. Henson is keeping transparent with fans.

As reported on The Jasmine Brand, the actress opened up about escaping an abusive relationship on an episode of her Facebook Watch series, Peace of Mind with Taraji.

During the episode, Taraji tells Angela Simmons when she realized she had to leave. Taraji said, “Sometimes as women what we do is we fall in love and we go, ‘You know what? I’ll fix it later. For me, it was when blood was drawn…” The Baby Boy actress continued, “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.”

Taraji went on to say that she dealt with abuse in her childhood. When she had her son, she realized she wanted to break the cycle and didn’t want him going through the same thing. She said, “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.” She went on to say, “You can find yourself in any bad situation in life. 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.”

In other news, Taraji graced the November  cover of Women’s Health magazine. Take a look:

 

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