Gabrielle Union was forced to "redefine" her sense of community after being raped.
The 45-year-old actress has previously spoken about her experience with sexual assault after she claimed she was once raped at gunpoint whilst working her part-time job at a Payless store.
She has now revealed that the ordeal made her realise who her "people" were, as many of her close circle had no idea what she was dealing with in the aftermath or her attack.
She said: "I had to redefine what it meant to be a part of a community because my 'people' didn't have a ton of experience with rape survivors. So I had to expand my idea of what and who my people were. I needed a different kind of support."
Carrie Underwood has revealed she is feeling "more like myself" following an accident in November which left her needing over 40 stitches in her face.
The 35-year-old singer who has two-year-old son Isaiah with her husband Mike Fisher suffered a nasty fall on some steps outside her home last year which also left her with a broken wrist.
In a newsletter posted to The Official Carrie Underwood Fan Club website, Carrie told her loyal fans: "My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90 per cent there ... and the docs say that last 10 per cent will come in time. And my face has been healing pretty nicely as well. I definitely feel more like myself than I have in a while. One of the silver linings for me in this healing process is the time I've got to spend with Mike and Isaiah."
Russell Crowe has confirmed he has "officially" divorced Danielle Spencer.
The former couple tied the knot in 2003 but split in 2012 and he took to Twitter to reveal their separation was made official on Monday.
He wrote: "In other news ... yesterday, April 9, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight time (Aus) ... I officially became divorced. Thank you linesman. Thank you ball boys. (sic)"
The 48-year-old singer has been in a relationship with the country music star who was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2017 since 2015, and has admitted their romance is going from strength to strength.
Speaking about her love life with Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance on her talk show on Tuesday, Stefani said: "He got sexier. It just keeps getting better and cuter and more country."
The No Doubt singer has sons Kingston, 11, Zuma Nesta Rock, nine, and Apollo Bowie Flynn, four, with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.
The Hollaback Girl hitmaker admitted to loving weddings and said her brood already "love" Blake, to which Ellen insisted she should keep the idea of tying the knot with the 41-year-old singer in her mind.