Clare Crawley revealed that she was sexually abused as a child in a candid Instagram post.
The former “Bachelorette,” 40, detailed how her experience impacted her adult relationships and mental health, describing it is a “vicious cycle.”
“Self love is the act of giving a voice to your truth. So here is mine,” she began a lengthy caption alongside a photo of herself on Wednesday.
“As a child of sexual abuse, my young adult years were spent in unhealthy relationships feeling unworthy of the good ones,” she explained. “It was a vicious cycle, because the more I chose the wrong men who treated me poorly, the more I believed I wasn’t good enough.”
Crawley — who is showing off her chest in the selfie — added that she decided to get breast implants to help her cope, but “it was money that [her] have been better spent on therapy to heal my wounded heart.”
“I ended up spending the money on therapy anyway, 😌 cut to now,” she continued. “A woman who has learned to love herself deeply on the inside, knows her worth, and will fight for herself no matter what.
“I’ve learned the toxicity that these implants can cause on our bodies, as it has done to mine. So I am stepping away from something that no longer serves me… not my heart, and certainly not my health. Surgery is this week! We are taking it back to Clare 1.0, who is lovable and worthy just the way she is.”