Valerie Bertinelli recently shared her experience of being criticized for her appearance and revealed what she calls “hidden bruises.” In a video on Instagram, she opened up about her emotional journey, stating, “My jeans are rubbing together, creating this particular sound.” She had stopped wearing these pants due to an ex’s hurtful comments about her weight.
Later, Bertinelli clarified that “hidden bruises are something that emotional, verbal, and mental abuse does to you that people can’t see.” She expressed her progress in healing and how it made her laugh now. “I put these jeans in storage for good,” she said. “To me, that sound represents freedom.”
Despite her initial fear of judgment, Bertinelli decided to share her story as a part of her healing process. She received a supportive response from her audience, with one commenter acknowledging that healing isn’t linear.
Valerie Bertinelli’s candid revelation resonated with many, shedding light on the concept of “hidden bruises” caused by emotional abuse.