In the harrowing video, she details the violence she was subjected to throughout her relationship with an unnamed partner.
“The stark truth is I learned what it felt like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly, punched so hard I felt the wind go out of me, dragged by my hair across pavement, head-butted, pinched until my skin broke, shoved against the wall so hard the drywall broke, choked.”
After that alarming attack, the actress knew she had to escape.
“Something inside of me broke, this was too far.”
The Glee star added, “Leaving was not a walk in the park. It is not an event, it’s a process. I felt complicated feelings of guilt for leaving and for hurting someone I had protected for so long, and yes, mournful feeling of leaving something familiar.”
We know it’s only July but we have to admit we’re already excited for Christmas. It is the most wonderful time of the year after all. In honour of the Christmas in July trend, Lea Michele has made a major announcement about an upcoming festive project.
Fans of A Christmas Prince, Love Actually, The Holiday and every other Christmas rom-com are going to love Lea's Christmas movie Same Time, Next Christmas.
Same Time, Next Christmas will air in December 2019 and we are so ready for all the festive cheesiness this movie will bring to our screens.
Lea has landed the lead role of Olivia Henderson, a young woman who meets her childhood love during a festive family trip in Hawaii.
Olivia and her childhood sweetheart reunite at the same resort after time and distance kept them apart for years, but can their love survive the circumstances forcing them apart?
Speaking of her new role, Lea gushed, “I’ve been so excited to share this news! It’s going to be a very Merry Christmas with this amazing movie AND my Christmas album!”
We have to say we can’t wait to watch Lea in Same Time, Next Christmas. We’ll have to be patient as the film won’t be released for another five months, but at least every single episode of Glee is on Netflix now.
If anyone needs us we’ll be binge-watching Glee and singing along to Don’t Stop Believin’.
'Smithereens', starring Andrew Scott (AKA the hot priest from Fleabag, Moriarty from Sherlock) and Topher Grace (That 70s Show) centres around a cab driver with an agenda whose day spirals rapidly out of control.
'Rachel, Jack and Ashley, Too' stars the one and only Miley Cyrus, and ironically tells the tale of a pop star who a lonely teenager yearns to connect with. Of course, the singer's life isn't as perfect as it seems.
'Striking Vipers' has a cast of Anthony Mackie, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Beharie and Pom Klementieff backing it, and revolves around two estranged college friends who reunite later in life.
June 7 – 3% (Season 3), Tales of the City, Designated Survivor (Season 3)
In Tales of the City, Mary Ann Singleton returns to San Francisco in order to reunite with the colourful community of LGBTQ characters. Hell yes.
Season three of Designated Survivorwill see Kirkman launch his election campaign amidst ethical quandaries, international incidents and a new domestic threat of terrorism.
June 13 – Jinn
June 14 – Unité 42, Leila, Awake: The Million Dollar Game, Charité at War.
June 17 – The Missing (Season 3)
June 21 – Ad Vitam, Dark (Season 2), Girls Incarcerated (Season 2), Mr. Iglesias, Bolívar, The Confession Tapes (Season 2).
June 27/28 – Answer for Heaven, Dope (Season 3), Paquita Salas (Season 3), The Chosen One.
Also coming in June: Trinkets, Marvel's Jessica Jones (Season 3).
June 7 – Rock My Heart, Elisa & Marcela, I Am Mother
June 13/14 – The 3rd Eye 2, Murder Mystery
Murder Mystery features Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Luke Evans and Gemma Arterton, among others, so it's sure to be a lot of fun. The plot centres around an NYC cop who takes his wife on a long promised European trip who get caught up in a billionaire's murder.
June 19 – Beats
A reclusive teenage musical prodigy finds an unlikely friend with a high school security guard who's life needs a turnaround. United by their love of hip-hop, they confront the demons of their past to break into Chicago's music scene.
June 12 – Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan’s iconic 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour with a mixture of fact and fantasy.
June 14 – The Alcàsser Murders, Life Overtakes Me
June 28 – Exhibit A
What a list. The streaming service continues to add to it's enormous collection, and we are SO here for it. Get ready to be disturbed by Black Mirror for another season, it's sure to make you question your entire existence.
Take a full look at the line-up below, you won't be short of entertainment next month:
“Ford’s cancer — an abdominal tumor the size of a tennis ball — was found during a normal check up by his brilliant pediatrician Dr. Lauren Crosby. From there, Ford has undergone a huge surgery and several difficult procedures.”
Ryan praised his partner for remaining a symbol of strength for him and their son, reassuring and supporting the family each step of the way.
“My better half, David Miller, was a rock through this — strong and patient and loving (I was always a trembling wreck).
“Ford was strong as well, and today he is thriving. He just celebrated his fourth birthday, a milestone we are all so thrilled about. Ford is doing so well because of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.”
Lea previously opened up to People about her life with 32-year-old Zandy, “I’m very happy and I think that you can tell. I don’t really talk a lot about my personal life, but I’m also the kind of person where I always say, ‘You will see how happy I am just by looking at my face.’ I can’t hide it.”
The actress joked about Ryan Murphy, who she has worked closely with since her days on Glee, saying he has given Zandy his approval.