During a recent episode of her reality show, Christina Milian opened up about an abusive relationship that almost got her killed.
While chatting with a journalist on her series Christina Milian Turned Up, the 34-year-old recalled, "He literally put a bullet in the gun and pointed it at my face."
She explained, "Staring down the barrel of a gun is the scariest thing you could ever experience. It's not funny, it's not for the movies. There's a chance of life or death in one click, that's it."
Christina at age 20. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The singer was 17 at the time and her boyfriend, who she did not name, was 19. His abuse escalated after they began living together.
"You had bruises and you were covering them up all the time," Christina's mom Carmen remembered. "I remember he instilled that fear in you that if you left him he would hurt us and because of that you stayed in it."
Carmen eventually got her daughter a ticket to New York so that she could leave LA — and this man — behind.
Christina has since become a brand ambassador for the app Stop Attack, which, when activated, becomes a "virtual witness to assaults (verbal or physical) capturing moment-by-moment details via video and audio recordings."