AnnaLynne McCord was a victim of sexual assault when she was younger and she says the experience affected her relationship with Kellan Lutz.
The 29-year-old Secrets and Lies actress dated Kellan, her 90210 co-star, from 2008 to 2011, but she says it was hard trusting him as she didn’t trust anybody.
“I could have had some better relationships. I mean, quite frankly, if we’re going to get really honest, I didn’t trust anybody,” AnnaLynne told Us Weekly. “I was with someone not long after this happened who I was on and off with for a couple years — Kellan Lutz. I was with Kellan Lutz, and I never trusted that he actually loved me. And he loved me so much.”
“We thankfully became friends after when I finally figured all of this out,” AnnaLynne added. “And I said, ‘I’m so sorry that I was literally an evil B‑I‑T‑C‑H to you.’ But we had our own things. We were very young. But really the biggest issue with our relationship was me. And it was that I didn’t think that he actually loved me. And he really, really — I don’t know if anyone has loved me that much.”
AnnaLynne, who has been in a long-term, on-and-off relationship with Dominic Purcell for the last few years, also opened up about the romantic things Kellan would do for her.
“He was so romantic [when we dated]. He did all this stuff, and I kept thinking, ‘What do you want from me? What are you trying to get out of me?’” she said. “But that’s what you do when you’re a hurting person, you hurt other people. And when you’re a healed person, you heal other people. And he taught me about love.”