By James Wilkinson For Dailymail. A celebrated Mexican actress who introduced Sean Penn to drug lord El Chap has spoken out about what she describes as a year-and-a-half long abusive marriage. But the Mexican actress says she was 'broken' for a long time by a bad marriage. But in a new video she says that the marriage was torture and that she suffered abuse at his hands. She claims in the video that she knew something was wrong from the very beginning of their relationship. But things became clear quickly on their honeymoon, which she spent avoiding her husband so she could cry alone, she alleges.
Bullied: She says that he verbally abused her daily, telling her she was ugly and talentless, and that eventually turned into physical attacks including strangulation. Pals: Del Castillo later made friends with drug boss El Chapo center over social media. She brokered his interview with Sean Penn left , and he asked her to produce a biopic of him.
Del Castillo, who shot to fame in the telenovela Muchachitas and has worked continuously in film and TV since then, believes that the core of her problem was her husband's own insecurities.
She says that she was only married for a year and a half, but that the experience 'felt like ten years' because of the abuse. And for much of that period she couldn't even meet her own gaze in the mirror.
In , their marriage was dissolved. Since then she has maintained her position as one of Mexico's premier actresses. Star: Del Castillo left in said her husband was jealous because she was a major TV star. She left him when he was in Japan in She says it took years to regain her confidence. Del Castillo is sought after both in her homeland and in the US, where she has appeared on shows including Jane the Virgin. She even struck up an unlikely friendship with drug lord El Chapo on social media, brokering his interview with Sean Penn and being invited to produce his biopic.
But it took years for the actress to regain her confidence and self-respect, she claims. How easy is that? If I do anything it's because I think it's for the best. We don't need to sacrifice.
Women, we don't need to apologize, for anything, for anything. She is now telling women to refuse to put up with abuse, and to never apologize 'for being a woman'. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.
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