Janay Rice, the wife of embattled NFL running back Ray Rice, broke her silence Tuesday, issuing a statement on Instagram.
In the statement, Janay Rice describes the past two days as a "horrible nightmare" after her husband was released by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the NFL. TMZ released a video of Ray Rice knocking out Janay on an Atlantic City elevator.
Here's the full statement from Janay (her Instagram profile is private, but the Baltimore Sun has confirmed that the statement was intended to be made public):
"I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest friend. But to have to accept the fact that it's reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that the 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!"