Oscar-winning beauty Halle Berry regularly witnessed her father attack her mother when she was growing up and says it affected her choice in partners.
She said: “My mother was a battered woman and that was my childhood for a good chunk of it.
“Early on in my life, I made choices, and I chose men that were abusive because that was what I knew growing up.”
Berry underwent therapy
However, she underwent therapy and learned what to do if and when a relationship became violent.
The 43-year-old actress has now found happiness with model Gabriel Aubry, the father of her 19-month-old daughter Nahla.
Helps domestic abuse sufferers
She is also using her experiences to help others who have suffered domestic abuse and works closely with the Jenesse Center, a Los Angeles-based shelter which provides support for victims.
Halle â?? who was honoured by the centre four years ago for her humanitarian work – said: “I care, I really care about these women and children.”
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Author: BANG Showbiz