“I’ve been through certain things that have sucked the life out of me and just the light about me was gone. And I was just a dark person. Hough said to “Entertainment Tonight” while on the set of her new movie “Safe Haven.”
In the movie “Safe Haven”, Hough’s character, Katie” confronts her abusive past. Hough, 24, said her character’s trauma was all too familiar to her.
“Being Katie, I relate a lot to her. The fact that she had been in one situation that just sucked the life out of her, and it was a bad situation and she needed to change and move on and kind of find her own again. And through that you find love and everything.”
Hough went on to describe the trauma she suffered at such a young age. “I was 10 years old looking like I was 28, being a very sensual dancer.”
“I was a tormented little kid who had to put on this sexy façade because that was my job and my life. But my heart was the same, and I was this innocent little girl. I wanted so much love.”
In the February 2013 issue of “Cosmopolitan”, Hough talked about being abused however she would not say who it was that abused her or specifically how she was abused.
“While I was in London, I was abused, mentally, physically, everything. I’m a very forgiving person, and I don’t want to hurt anybody. What’s past is past.”
“I think a lot of people got to know me through “Dancing with the Stars” and don’t really know about my past before that, which I don’t talk about much. So I had to leave that situation and kind of come into my own again and I did.”
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