José Fernández's tragic passing has affected so many people.
The late sports star's longtime love reflected on their time together, writing:
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We can't even begin to imagine the mental and physical pain Christy Mack has endured.
On April 14, Christy, the former girlfriend of MMA fighter Jon 'War Machine' Koppenhaver, spoke out on the INSANE domestic abuse Koppenhaver exacted against her last August.
Obviously, the details of the attack, which left the adult entertainer with 10 broken ribs and a ruptured liver, are excruciating to read.
Mack bravely recalled:
"Jon became abusive about four to five months in, but by that time I was totally in love with him. So, so in love. The first time I thought, 'Oh it'll never happen again.' The day after, he stayed home from training and coddled me. After every time he would hit me, those were the best days of our relationship."
Wow, that sounds similar to the stories of many other domestic abuse survivors.
As for the aftermath of that horrible day in August, Christy explained:
"I didn't look in the mirror for weeks. Just feeling my face, I knew it wasn't right. So when I'd look in the mirror, it's not me — that person wasn't me. It's so hard to go every day without being you anymore."
As if the mental strain of the incident wasn't enough, the gorgeous gal also had to adjust to a whole new body — that's how badly War Machine beat his ex.
We commend Christy for opening up about her horrific ordeal and we hope her story acts as a warning for those in similar situations.
You can read Mack's full story HERE!
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