When we see women in abusive relationships stand by their abusers, many of us are quick to judge. We can’t seem to understand why these women choose to stay. In spite of what we think, research shows that it isn’t unusual for women in abusive relationships to stand by their men. We have seen this situation in Hollywood more times than we’d like. There are a number of female celebrities (and a few men) who have stayed in abusive relationships. In light of the Ray Rice situation, we have created a list of 7 female celebrities who stuck by their abusive men. Some of these women have since left while others have chosen to stay.
7. Janay Rice
Janay Rice is currently taking a lot of heat for standing by her husband, Ray Rice. The pro football player has been suspended indefinitely by the Baltimore Ravens after a video surfaced of him punching her in the face and then kicking her while she was unconscious. Nike has also cancelled the NFL player’s contract in light of the footage. While the media and the general public are shaming Rice for his conduct, Janay is chastising the media and the Ravens for showing the video and suspending her husband. Something tells us that it is going to take a lot more than physical abuse to break these two up.