Janay Rice Wants “People To respect our privacy in this matter”

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For the first time outside of the press conference the couple held in May, Janay Rice, wife of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is speaking out.

In a statement published via Instagram on Tuesday morning Janay chastised the media for making them relive a moment they much rather leave in the past with the resurfacing of the extended security camera footage.

“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!”

 Later her husband released a statement via ESPN’s Josina Anderson saying:

“I have to be strong for my wife. She is so strong. We are in good spirits. We have a lot of people praying for us, and we’ll continue to support each other. I have to be there for [Janay] and my family and right now work through this.”

Janay added telling Anderson:

“I love my husband. I support him. I want people to respect our privacy in this matter.”

It is unfortunate that Janay feels the public’s outrage at seeing the full footage as an intended attack against their “love”. However, she is right in stating that it is their life and at the end of the day it only matters how and with who she chooses to live it.

Via: Yahoo Sports

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