Former golfer and current analyst Paige Spiranac has a strong following online, and she is now opening up about a very dark time in her life.
Speaking on her podcast ‘Playing-A-Round’, Paige Spiranac opened up about the time one of her ex-boyfriends sent a naked picture of her to his friends and it was passed on to more people.
Things only got worse for her as the photo would make its way to social media.
Here’s what she said, via Golf Magic:
“It was horrible, just getting these random messages from people you don’t know and they’ve seen you in such a vulnerable way. It was disgusting,” Spiranac said. I would wake up every single day, I would check my phone and be like, ‘Am I going to be on TMZ today? Am I going to be here, am I going to be there?’”
The stress of it all got to her in a bad way.
“That was the worst part,” she said. “I was constantly stressed out that someone was going to see it and someone was going to get it and that it was going to get out. Also, that was one picture. I don’t know what else he had or what he was going to release. If he did it once, he could do it again and again and again.”
She would eventually regain her confidence and eventually found peace after posing for Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition.
“I felt so empowered and I was like, ‘OK, if I’m going to do this, I’m doing it on my terms’ and I took it back, I took my body back,” she said after the shoot a few years ago.
Here’s a closer look at Paige, via her Instagram page: