‘OITNB’ Star Opens Up About Ex-Boyfriend That Almost Killed Them

Published On June 7, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

Orange is the New Black” actress and LGBTQ advocate, Laverne Cox has now opened up about their deadly past abusive relationship with an ex-boyfriend, which was labeled as “toxic”.

The famous trans celebrity says that they regret ever staying with the man who was allegedly abusive, however, Cox admitted that they didn’t have any self-esteem and felt that their self worth was so low that they couldn’t imagine anyone else ever loving them.

In a new issue of Grazia, Cox said, “My biggest regret is that I dated an emotionally abusive alcoholic for four years. I believed that because I was Black and trans, he was the only man who would ever love me. The relationship almost killed me.”

The 33-year-old says that they have also experimented with online dating in the past years, however, had a horrible encounter when meeting up with a guy that they’d been messaging for several months who’d only had interest in $exual proposition.

Cox recalled, “Years ago I was on OKCupid. I had an hour and a half to finally meet this guy for a drink — I’d been talking to him for months.

“He arrived and looked nothing like his pictures but I persevered. I realized I was doing all the talking. I hate that, and he said, ‘I’m just imagining being back at your apartment naked.’

“I looked at him, took $20 out from my purse and said, ‘I’m going to go now. Have a nice day.’”

Laverne is proud to be an inspiration to other transgender people.

Asked what they’re most proud of, they said, “That through my work I’ve inspired others to live more authentically as themselves and to transition. A lot of people tell me they’ve been inspired by my story.”

The Doubt star also admitted that they have learned how to move around unrecognized, however, they don’t want to reveal their disguise.

Cox said, “I have an incognito way of moving through the world, and everybody makes fun of me for it. But I’m not going to tell you what it is, otherwise I won’t be incognito.”

So, what are your thoughts on Cox’s heart wrenching story of domestic violence, substance abuse and disrespect from others?

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