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Jessica Simpson's Comments About Confronting Her Abuser Are So Important

"I left it unsaid for far too long."

Jesica Simpson is clearing the air and going through some healing with her newly published memoir and it’s such a heartwarming sight to see. 

In a new interview with Katherine Schwarzenegger’s podcast, The Gift of Forgiveness, Jesica Simpson opens up about the time she confronted the woman who abused her as a child and discussed how that made her feel. 

We spoke about Jessica Simpson and her memoir on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

At the start of the year, Jessica Simpson released her memoir, Open Book, in which she publicly discussed the abuse she suffered from as a young girl for the first time in her life. She detailed that she had been abused by a girl whom she had previously considered a family friend. But now, Jessica Simpson does not want to stay silent on the abuse anymore. 

In a new interview, Jessica Simpson opened up about the time when she actually confronted her abuser around eight years ago. 

“I went to her and I just said, ‘I know you know what was going on and I know that you were being abused,’ because she was being abused by an older guy,” Jessica Simpson said on the podcast, “He was always there at the house as well, so he never touched me, but he would abuse her and she would come to me and do the stuff to me and so, like in so many ways I felt bad for her and I was allowing the abuse to happen.”

Jessica Simpson continued, saying: “I told her in the moment, ‘I know that you have a lot to deal with,’ and I told her that she should probably talk to someone and find a way to understand those moments and to forgive those moments and to heal from those moments.”

The Newlyweds star then opened up about how she forgave her abuser after all these years. Jessica Simpson said, “‘I just want you to know that I forgive you and I don’t really care to be around you that much ever again, but I do want you to know that I know what happened between us and I’m not gonna live in denial about it.”

“I even sent her the book and I told her that I hope that it brings healing.” – Jessica Simpson

As for the reason why Jessica Simpson confronted her abuser now? Jessica Simpson said, “I knew that if I was honest with her, it would clear my conscience.”  Simpson continued, saying: “I was celibate at the time and I was on this journey to explore myself and I knew that I couldn’t move forward without letting her know that—I wasn’t going to just leave it unsaid…. I left it unsaid for far too long…”

Ultimately, we’re super happy for Jessica Simpson for getting closure on such a traumatic event. Also, we’re happy that she’s being open about confronting her abusers because hopefully, she is giving other survivors the guidance and strength to do the same, if that’s something they would like to do.

For more on Jessica Simpson, make sure you check out the time she turned down the lead role in The Notebook.

If you, or anyone you know is a victim of sexual assault, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT for support services.

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Kate Beckinsale Would Like You To Stop Sending Her Pets, Please And Thanks

"It was quite a shock."

In case you were wondering, Kate Beckinsale does not want you to send her any more pets, please.

Sending packages to a celebrity’s house is a bold move. Not only would one need the address of the so-called celebrity, but one would also need to make sure the person was home to receive it and make sure it was something that the celebrity wanted. This basic checklist was not met for the person that sent a pet rabbit to Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale.

Watching some Kate Beckinsale flicks in COVID-19 isolation? We spoke about Netflix’s special features on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

Kate Beckinsale has taken to Instagram in a now-deleted video to share her very odd experience of receiving a pet rabbit and flowers from an anonymous fan. After the packages appeared at her front door, Kate Beckinsale called the experience “pretty upsetting” and yeah, of course, it would be.  

“Maybe (the flowers) have a note… Why have we got an adult rabbit suddenly (arriving)?” Kate Beckinsale said in the video, as the rabbit that was delivered chilled out oh so comfortably in its little cage. 

Credit: Instagram (katebeckinsale)

In another video, part of the same Instagram post, Kate Beckinsale discussed the rabbit’s name, saying: “What did he say his name was? Marvel?… I feel a bit bad for Marvel being just suddenly dropped off at my house. What the f**k is going on?” Poor Marvel. And Poor Kate Beckinsale for that matter, she didn’t ask for any of this. 

Kate Beckinsale assured her fans that she was uncomfortable with this whole experience with the caption of the post, as she said: “PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE however much someone loves animals please never send an unsolicited pet to someone’s house. Especially anonymously and especially on a boiling hot day where it could have been left outside to roast to death.”

Kate Beckinsale also added, “Appreciate so much the good wishes but please please don’t send anyone an animal as a present or a joke or really at all.”

Credit: Instagram (katebeckinsale)

Honestly, it’s crazy that Kate Beckinsale even has to say this, you’d think this message would be common sense right? Evidently not…

Also, Kate Beckinsale is far from the ideal candidate to receive this gift as she owns cats, which we all know don’t mesh well with rabbits. Thankfully, she has managed to rehome Marvel the rabbit, saying: “We have found a loving home for Marvel without cats but it was quite a shock and I think pretty unsettling for Marvel too.” We bet it was.

Okay, so in today’s lesson of common sense, let’s not send celebrities live pet animals? Yeah, that seems appropriate for today. For more on Kate Beckinsale, remember the time she shut down the troll who came for her and her boyfriend.

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Fans Are Dragging Bella Thorne's 'Ugly Insta Pop Up' House

BYO white paint.

Okay, but what else did we expect from Bella Thorne?

It’s very rare for a celebrity to have a normal house, we know this. Justin Bieber has his mansion that looks like a stack of CD’s, Drake has a house that is too big we reckon we’d get lost in it and Gigi Hadid has a home which eerily reflects the aesthetic of a hostel environment

Speaking of crazy celeb houses, we spoke about Kim and Kanye’s property on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…

But, perhaps even worse than all of these combined is Bella Thorne’s house, which is fully equipped with a rainbow colour palette, bright colours and some of the most outrageous decor you’ve ever seen. 

(Credit: Vogue YouTube)

Looking through all the photos, it’s clear that Bella Thorne’s home doesn’t have a clear aesthetic as much as it is just a manifestation of some kind of childhood fantasy.

There’s a pink and red master bedroom that comes with a dinosaur, an Alice In Wonderland tea-party setup and a chair that says ‘Sit on Me’. “My sister loves dinosaurs, I wanted to get her a dope Christmas gift.” Bella Thorne said in an interview. How sweet.

(Credit: Vogue YouTube)

Moving on from this, she also has a living room which has a blue and green colour palette in addition to finger-painted cabinets in the kitchen, a graffiti mural and rainbow stairs at the entry of the house. Bella Thorne’s home also has a pool, but that’s on one of the more normal elements of the home. Keep in mind, the house is painted a bright, bold purple colour on the outside. You can check out more photos of her place here.

As you can imagine, the house doesn’t have the best reputation amongst fans, with some calling it a “hideous pop-up Instagram experience.”

Spanning across almost a quarter of an acre, the gated mansions are described as a “reinterpreted contemporary traditional” home. The house was posted on Realtor.com, so if you think that what you’ve seen is up your alley and you have a spare $2.55 million USD, then this Sherman Oaks home can be all yours. 

For more on Bella Thorne, she’s actually appearing in a movie with Paris Jackson which has already stirred up a lot of controversies. Check it out here.

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