Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield spoke to Nick and Eva Speakman today as the This Morning therapists and life-coaches opened up on their own lives. Eva bravely opened up about her experience with domestic abuse from a former partner.
Eva was fighting tears throughout the chat as she recalled the harrowing life she had before she met Nick.
Speaking about an unnamed ex, Eva explained how her abuse started verbally, but quickly turned violent.
She recalled seeing a “look” in her former partner’s eye and she would know he would attack her.
Eva went on to explain how the final straw in her relationship was when she went round to her parents’ house and he followed her.
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“Please realise you have done nothing wrong,” Eva explained. “You are a really decent person protecting someone who doesn’t deserve to be protected.
“They will not change and it will only get worse.”
Viewers flocked to Twitter to share their support and well-wishes for Eva after bravely telling her story.
One wrote: “Eva, such a brave and empowering thing to do, telling your story for others to hear on #ThisMorning, and hopefully helping to inspire and motivate others to get out of these situations. Really moving.”
Another said: “#ThisMorning Well done Eva talking about her past domestic abuse. Very brave. I reached for a tissue the same time Holly did!”
A third commented: “That was very powerful and so emotional to watch Eva @the_speakmans reliving her past #DomesticAbuse #thismorning sending so much love to a beautiful lady.”
A fourth shared: “Total respect for Eva Speakman for opening up like that, just shows that anything like domestic abuse can happen to anyone.”
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Those affected by Eva’s story can contact the 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.