Ahead of her upcoming documentary This is Paris, Paris Hilton is opening up like never before.
In a recent interview with People, Hilton disclosed that she's been in multiple abusive relationships throughout her life. The 39-year-old entrepreneur believes her experience at at the Provo Canyon boarding school as a teenager directly impacted her adult relationships. "I went through multiple abusive relationships," Hilton shared. "I was strangled, I was hit, I was grabbed aggressively. I put up with things no one should."
"I had become so used to [abusive behavior] at Provo, that it made me feel like it was normal," she continued, explaining that relationships with all five of her abusive relationships began the same way. "They all seemed like such nice guys and then the true colors would show. They'd get jealous, or defensive or try to control me. And there there would come a point where they would become physically, verbally and emotionally abusive."
"I didn't really understand what love or relationships were. I thought that them getting so crazy meant that they were in love with me. Looking back, I can't believe I let people treat me like that," Hilton said. She also spoke about the link between the trauma she experienced at the Provo Canyon school and her 2003 sex tape. "I would never have let anyone into my life like [the man in the tape, who was her boyfriend at the time]. I met the worst person I could meet and if I hadn't gone to Provo, I wouldn't have entertained the thought of letting him into my life. Provo affected my future relationships."
Hilton plans to share even more about her past experiences in This is Paris, which will premiere on her YouTube channel on Sept. 14.