Cyberbullying Made WWE’s Paige Want to Kill Herself After Her Nude Photo Leak (UPDATE)
UPDATE (12/12/17 at 1:20 p.m. ET):
WWE's Paige has come clean about the emotional distress she was in after her private photos and videos leaked earlier this year.
The wrestler admitted she was cyberbullied after the incident to the point that she contemplated suicide.
The British athlete confessed on the Chasing Gloria with Lillan Garcia podcast she was "in a bad place."
"I had a ton of people destroying me. Cyberbullying is a real thing. 50 percent of that is what made me want to kill myself," she admitted.
"These people don't have a life. I usually just snap out of things, but a girl wrote to me who told me I was her biggest inspiration... just having that support system made me kick out. I do have the best fan base."
We're thankful Paige's fans and her husband, fellow WWE star Alberto del Rio, helped her get back on track.
For more on the 25-year-old's nude photo leak and the aftermath, keep clicking through.
Original story (3/29/17 at 1:30 p.m. ET):
One week after nude photos and explicit video of WWE wrestler known as Paige leaked, she is speaking out.
Although the invasion of privacy was traumatic, the 24-year-old wants to use her experience to help others.
“I made a big mistake. Huge. I put trust in the hands of someone that took advantage of a young girl years ago,” she tweeted.
Personal and private photos of mine were stolen and unfortunately they were shared publicly without my consent.PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) March 17, 2017
“It was my mistake and I’ll always take responsibility.”
Paige, whose real name is Saraya-Jade Bevis, was understandably distraught over how her fiance Alberto El Patron and her family would react to the footage.
“The one thing that was the hardest was thinking ‘my husband is gonna leave me’ ‘my family will disown me’" she wrote, "but I’m blessed beyond words to have a family and a husband that stuck by me because they know who I am.
“It made me and Alberto wonder how people who aren’t as mentally strong as us can handle this?” Paige asked. “That’s why we are taking this massive negative and making some kind of positive.”
“We wanna bring those people to justice and also take down the ones who are trolls, with the lack of a better term.”
I doesn't matter how many times you try to break us... is not gonna happen... we were harassed by a company we still are... cause you don't fool me MF's I know I was you trying to destroy us... destroy my baby... she's better stronger than all of you pieces of We are getting married Wednesday ... Have a nice and go and F... yourself hatters
Seems like she and her future husband are coming out on top despite the scandal, as they’re set to tie the knot today!
“Doesn't matter how many times you try to break us... We are getting married Wednesday,” he wrote in a sweet Instagram photo.
Paige is actually the one who popped the question to Alberto in the ring last year.
Congratulations to the happy couple on their wedding day and to Paige for being open and honest about this terrible experience.
Hopefully the person who leaked her private pics and video has justice served.