KELLE Bryan has opened up about being victim to a ‘coercive relationship’ similar to The Tinder Swindler.
The former Eternal singer and Hollyoaks actress was involved in a discussion about the Netflix documentary while appearing on Loose Women.
Kelle said: “Most definitely I can relate to those women because I was in that position, I was in a relationship with someone who – we were of an equal pegging so there was no problems with money in the beginning – but then once that person fell out of their job, I began to support that person financially.
“One thing leads to another and before you know it you’re knee deep in this kind of entrenched relationship where the person controls you from every aspect of your life.
“In coercive relationships it’s about being separated from those who could speak any sense to you, so they isolate you from your family, your friends, so you become pretty much in their control.”
Kelle went on to explain how she gave her partner a credit card of hers to use, because she “didn’t want them to feel emasculated” by having to ask her for money.
Kelle added: “Before anybody tweets me, I don’t want to hear it, I’m telling you now, straight-up and up-front, I don’t want to hear it.
“Because until you’ve walked a mile in that person’s shoes you don’t know what that experience is, and you don’t know what that person has gone through…
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“I was young and dumb… Jeune, dumb and in what I thought was love – but was it really when I look back on it now and when it was so controlling? I felt like I was in love, but the kind of control that that person has over you… you feel completely controlled by that person.
Kelle went on to explain how she found out about the suspect situation when she received a phone call from her bank to question the transactions.