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Janay Rice stands by her man during “horrible nightmare”

Janay Rice

Janay Rice listens as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, not pictured, speaks during an NFL football news conference, Friday, May 23, 2014, at the team’s practice facility in Owings Mills, Md. Ray Rice spoke to the media for the first time since his arrest for assaulting his fiance, now his wife, at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


The only other time Janay Rice talked about being knocked unconscious by her husband Ray, she apologized for her role in the situation.

And now, after he was fired by the Ravens and suspended by the NFL upon the revelation of the elevator video, she took to social media to share her thoughts.

Via the Baltimore Sun, Rice posted the following message to her private Instagram account.

I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend,” she wrote. “But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that hte media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific.
“THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!”

The complexities of domestic violence are beyond anything that can be shared on social media or a post on a website. But the Rices said during their previous appearance together that they’re committed to working through their issues.

We hope they can continue to, and solve them, and perhaps then help others.