This Is Us' Chrissy Metz Says Her Stepfather Used To Force Her To Weigh In
This is Us actress Chrissy Metz revealed some heartbreaking details about her painful upbringing. In a recent interview to promote her upcoming book, Metz opened up about her troubled past and difficult childhood. She talked about how she endured physical and emotional abuse from her stepfather.
Talking about her forthcoming memoir, This is Me (which hits bookshelves next week on March 27th) Chrissy Metz talked to People for their latest cover story about the hardship she faced from an early age at the hand of her stepfather, whom she called Trigger. As she detailed in her first book, Metz dealt with many struggles and humiliations from her impoverished early years, particularly from her eating habits, which she said offended him.
Chrissy Metz says that while Trigger was loving to other children in the family, she didn't receive the same treatment. Since Chrissy's mother was usually always working or away from the house, she didn't see how Trigger treated her daughter. It was around this time that the stepfather got violent.
The abuse only got worse as time continued onward. As Chrissy Metz later detailed in the book, Trigger forced Metz to weigh herself in front of him.
Truly heartbreaking stuff. Thankfully, Chrissy Metz is living better days. The actress is widely acclaimed for her work on NBC's This is Us. The acclaimed, highly-watched drama series found Metz nominated for two Golden Globes for Best Actress in A Supporting Role, while she was also nominated for an Emmy last year for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her moving performance as Kate Pearson. Things are looking up.
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