Celebrities who were victims of domestic violence

Selma Blair

Selma Blair was granted a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, the film producer Ron Carlson, in March of 2022.

Will Smith

Will Smith's 2021 memoir has given a raw account of his own experiences. The beloved actor has revealed that his father, who passed away in 2016, was extremely violent towards his mother.

Halle Berry

The Academy Award-winning actress grew up watching her mother be beaten by her father and Berry, unfortunately, fell into the same cycle.

Halle Berry

Berry stated, "It was only when I was in an abusive relationship and blood squirted on the ceiling of my apartment and I lost 80 percent of my hearing in my ear that I realized, I have to break the cycle."


During her four-year marriage to Sean Penn, the pop sensation claimed that she suffered from physical and mental abuse.


Penn was arrested in 1989 for allegedly beating Madonna for nine hours straight.


Rihanna's run-in with domestic abuse was much easier to prove. Photos surfaced of the singer's face swollen and bruised after a brutal altercation with her then-boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009.

Tina Turner

The biopic 'What's Love Got to Do With It' depicts the brutal abuse the iconic singer Tina Turner underwent at the hands of her husband Ike Turner.