Tiffany Evans posted a message and photo on her social media accounts yesterday appearing to claim she had been the victim of domestic violence.
In the Instagram post, which has since been deleted, she showed a photo of two holes in a wall alongside a message reading: “This is reason #1 I left my ex. What I’m not going to do is suffer in silence because this man don’t wanna let me go. Yes this is tonight.
“The black eyes, the busted lips, the countless embarrassments, the cheating, the lying. I’ve endured for years and so much s**t on my name because of this man. Somehow I’m still the blame for moving on.”
The post was also linked to from her Twitter account in a tweet which has also since been deleted:
Fans were quick to rally round the 26-year-old mom-of-two after she posted the message online:
@Mstiffevans Praying for you Beloved!!! Thank you for speaking out on such a sensitive subject!! Hope all is well luv
— SHORT_GODD (@ATM_MELLZ) November 7, 2018
Damn sis what have you been through
— JustMilly (@SuellJamilly) November 7, 2018
Prayers for @Mstiffevans ! NEVER suffer in silence. We're listening for you sis!
— 😘 Destiny Sharde😘 (@iAmDestinyStarr) November 7, 2018
No one deserves that type of treat. That's horrible tiffany. Glad you left his butt! You deserve so much better love. Praying for you.
— ✞ Ⓔⓥⓞⓝⓓⓐ🕊 (@Nola_Darling81) November 7, 2018
❤️❤️♥️uu shouldn’t carry those burdens, I’m sooo baffled, like🤯 you never know what’s happening behind closed doors unless someone tells you 💯 & babe you never deserved that! ♥️❤️❤️
— Billboardbaby (@billboardbaby) November 7, 2018
You’re so strong for opening up. We appreciate your transparency! I’m proud of you ❤️
— L.A 🌹 (@IVplay_) November 7, 2018
Others also posted messages of support when a screenshot of her Instagram post was posted on a Lipstick Alley forum.
Evans — who has new music coming out this Friday, November 11 — first found fame after becoming a contestant on the TV show Star Search, which was hosted by Arsenio Hall. She was the series’ first ever contestant to earn a perfect score on all her performances.
She later signed with Columbia Records, and released her eponymous EP in 2004 before releasing her studio Album, also called Tiffany Evans, in 2008.
As well as music, Tiffany has also starred in movies including Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and is currently filming Brother’s Grim. She’s also had roles in television shows including The Quad, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The District.