Rebecca Humphries gets massive online support for publicly dumping Seann Walsh over 'Strictly Come Dancing' kiss scandal
The statement - posted on Twitter on Monday night - is pretty much kick-ass, as Rebecca spoke 'in her own terms' about Seann's 'inappropriate and hurtful behavior'
Rebecca Humphries has very publicly dumped her boyfriend of five years, Seann Walsh, after the 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant was filmed kissing his partner on the show, Katya Jones, on the streets during a night out. But as dramatic as the affair may be, there has been a massive downpour of messages on social media in support of Rebecca, especially after she released a lengthy statement explaining her decision.
The statement - posted on Twitter on Monday night - is pretty much kick-ass, as Rebecca spoke "in her own terms" about Seann's “inappropriate and hurtful behavior", revealing she had also "taken the cat" after leaving their West London home. "This whole business has served to remind me that I am a strong, capable person who is now free; and no victim," she wrote.
"I have a voice and will use it by saying this to any woman out there who deep down feels worthless and trapped with a man they love: Believe in yourself and your instincts. It’s more than lying. It’s controlling. Tell some very close friends who, if they’re anything like my wonderful network, will swoop in and take care of the logistics and of you. It’s important also to recognize that in these situations those who hold power over you are insecure and fragile, and their need for control comes from a place of vulnerability. I think it certainly does in Sean's case."
As soon as she shared this message on Twitter, messages started flooding in from hundreds of social media users who were all praises for her honesty and the brilliant way she put her message across. Celebrities like Stacey Solomon, Sam Claflin, Carol Vorderman, and Myleene Klass were also among those who showed her love and support on the issue.
What a powerful, important message. You will help so many people going through similar experiences. You’re amazing. X— Stacey Solomon (@StaceySolomon) October 8, 2018
“I’m not sorry I took the cat though” pic.twitter.com/qkch0kegcj— Jess 🎃 (@LittlePink_Blog) October 8, 2018
Petition for Seann Walsh's ex to take his Strictly slot and perform a solo to Beyonce's Don't Hurt Yourselfhttps://t.co/DUh2izDeoH— Nicole Morley (@NicoleMorleyPet) October 8, 2018
Love you 👊🏻 x— Sam Claflin (@samclaflin) October 8, 2018
Rebecca.....you deserve the best....and your best is yet to come 😘— Carol Vorderman (@carolvorders) October 8, 2018
Rebecca Humphries just gave the statement we didn’t know we needed. https://t.co/vdhxgYtM0m— Nicola Thorp (@nicolathorp_) October 8, 2018
A situation recognisable to so many of us. You took more than the cat with you, you took your pride, your dignity and your self worth. Sending you so much love and support x— Myleene Klass (@KlassMyleene) October 9, 2018
You are a strong and beautiful lady Rebecca keep your chin up and I love the fact you have taken the cat your better of with out him you don't need someone like that who calls you names ,I think you are a powerful women sending you loads of virtual hugs xx— letasha yates (@LetashaYates) October 9, 2018
This will resonate with so many women and also help so many going through exactly what you’ve had a lucky escape from!!! You’re right you’re no victim he is a victim of his own disloyalty and has lost you and the cat 🐱 😘— Nicola McLean (@NicolaMcLean) October 8, 2018
What a bellen(n)d. You are a legend x— Tatterhood_ (@tatterhood_) October 8, 2018
I took both the cats when I left. Hang in there, girl, life is better on the other side. pic.twitter.com/jLX5BPyJZ2— Margaret P Houston (@HoustonMargaret) October 8, 2018
As for Seann and Katya, both of them had issued public apologies for whatever happened, claiming that their kiss was just a "one-off mistake". Katya also claimed she was "very happy" with her husband of five years and fellow 'Strictly' pro Neil Jones. Even though Neil is yet to address the issue, he did, however, praise Katya and Seann's most recent 'Strictly' performance on Instagram just hours after the kissing footage of the two had surfaced.
As of now, the show bosses have shared that Katya and Seann will be performing together on Saturday night's show. A spokesperson for the show told HuffPost UK there is "no update on the previous position" in the wake of Rebecca's statement.