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    “I Don’t Feel Sorry For Myself”: Christina Ricci On Her Abusive First Marriage

    Christina Ricci is known for portraying unusual and weird characters in mostly independent films. She has also acted in numerous box office hits that have collectively grossed more than US$1.4 billion. Apart from acting, Ricci is also the national spokesperson for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

    The 42-year-old actress recently opened up about a lot of personal stuff she went through. This included her abusive first marriage with James Heerdegen. Let’s find out what the ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ actress said about her traumatic married life.

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    Christina Ricci On Her Abusive First Marriage

    Christina Ricci
    Christina Ricci

    Ricci has lived an interesting life, both on and off-screen. Just like many women, she has also sadly been through a traumatic marriage at the hands of her husband.

    In an interview with The Sunday Times, Ricci said that it took her a while to recognize that she was in an unsafe marriage. “I can’t speak for everyone, but it took me a long time to admit to myself what was going on, what it should be called,” she said.

    She added, “Denial is very strong. Of course, you don’t want to accept that the worst possible thing is happening and that you put yourself in that situation. So it took me a really long time to realize that.”

    Despite all the experience, she doesn’t feel like “a victim in any way.” “I don’t feel sorry for myself. I don’t even feel like saying, ‘Well, it’s been a really hard road for me,’” she continues. “Everybody has their personal issues and this has been mine, and it has been about finding my own self-worth and position and strength and power.”

    Last year, Ricci married hairstylist Mark Hampton with whom she has a daughter who was born in December 2021.

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    Ricci Talks About Being A Child Actor

    Christina Ricci
    Christina Ricci

    Ricci started acting at the age of nine in the 1990 flick ‘Mermaids.’ It was followed by a breakout role as Wednesday Addams in ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Addams Family Values’.

    Talking about her teen years, Ricci said she showed up “at the Bowery Bar in my baby Anna Sui T-shirt and my Carhartt pants and literally my school backpack.”

    I never wore clothes to garner sexual attention, because I have always felt that kind of attention in a very threatening way,” she added. The actress said that her early years may have impacted her choices in her adult years.

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