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Taraji P. Henson Details Abusive Relationship In New Memoir

Taraji P. Henson is taking us up close and personal with one of her past relationships with her son’s father in new memoir…

The couple broke up but later reunited in the early ’90s when Henson attended Howard University where she studied theater.

Taraji P. tells PeopleMagazine:

In her upcoming memoir, Around The Way Girl, Henson reveals that she broke off her relationship with the love of her life, whom she refers to only as Mark, after he allegedly hit her — only to have him die violently at just 34.

Henson explains that she first met Mark when she was just 17 years old. From the beginning it was a passionate but turbulent relationship, in part because Mark felt he was somehow inferior to Henson.

“You’re better than me,” she recalls him saying to her, while she rested in his arms. “You need to leave me alone.”

Henson stayed in school during her pregnancy and initially felt supported by Mark, but writes that things began to unravel after Marcell’s birth. She recalls that the stress of a new baby, working and Mark’s disappearances late at night resulted in a huge fight one night that turned physical.

“The next thing I knew, Mark’s balled-up fist was coming straight for my face. I fell onto the bed crying and holding my mouth; blood seeped off my lips and across my teeth,” Henson writes. “Droplets splashed across my shoes … slowly creeping into the fibers of my suede boots.”

After she saw the blood, Henson writes that she screamed at him: “This is over! Get your s— and get out!”


Taraji goes on to explain that her ex ended up dying right after that altercation at 34…..

I will be getting this book… Around The Way Girl…

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