A heartbreak can be both a gift and a curse. While on one hand, you’re forced to confront your brokenness head-on, on the other hand, you also have a chance to rebuild. You will never be the person you were before your hurt, but that’s good news for you, sis.
God has a funny way of using pain to push us into our purpose, and that’s exactly what happened when Karrueche let that hurt go and let God handle it instead. On a recent episode of D.L. Hugley’s radio show, the actress opened up about how she transformed one of her biggest obstacles into a major opportunity to thrive.
Karrueche explained that after a very public breakup sent both her life and her mentions into chaos, she had to make a very important decision. She could either salvage what was left of who she was or become the person she wanted to be. She explained:
“It was hard. It was very hard and I came to a point in my life where I was just like, this has happened, it is what it is, what are you going to do? Are you going to go back to Nordstrom and sell some more clothes to D.L. [Hughley]? No! I’m tired of that, alright?! [laughs]”
You can’t give something you don’t have, and this is especially true when it comes to love, and Karrueche eventually started to see this deficit in her reality.
“I was too busy with the riff-raff and this and catering to other people that I didn’t take care of me. I wasn’t focused, I wasn’t career-driven. I looked crazy. I didn’t look like this. I didn’t. I was stressed, I wasn’t working out, I wasn’t drinking water.”
The Claws actress told the hosts that after the fact, she could see that the baggage she was carrying was truly the thing that was blocking her level-up. Co-dependency is one hell of a drug, but once Karrueche realized that she was playing second fiddle in her own life, she knew it was time for a change:
“As humans, being in a relationship is hard enough as it is, but it being publicized, and it being on such a huge platform, for everybody to see — I unfortunately during periods of that time, I didn’t present myself in the best way because I didn’t love myself, because I didn’t put myself first.”
Now, Karrueche is with a man who puts her love on top, but only because she took the time to love herself, first. Karrueche says that although her journey was hard, the light at the end of the tunnel has offered a marvelous glow-up. The actress says that she’s in the healthiest relationship she’s ever had, both with herself and her fiance in training. Saturday, Victor Cruz took to Instagram to express his love for his bae and it gave us all the feels:
“I’m a grown-ass man and still get butterflies every time I think about my lady. This love thing has no age bracket.”
Take it from Karruche, darkness don’t last always, sis. The light at the end of the tunnel is you.
Watch the full clip below!