Lala Kent at Los Angeles special screening of 'Midnight In The Switchgrass'

Lala Kent Marks 1 Year Of Escaping 'Toxic & Unsafe' Relationship With Randall Emmett

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on October 29, 2022 at 6:30 PM EDT

Lala Kent is feeling more grateful than ever! The reality star is reflecting on the one-year anniversary of ending her relationship with her ex-fiancé Randall Emmett.

Kent took to social media to share a poignant message about fighting for her freedom from the "toxic" relationship. As you might know, the "Vanderpump Rules" star ended her relationship with Emmett last October on grounds of infidelity and abuse.

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Lala Kent Celebrates One Year Of Independence From Randall Emmett

On Thursday, Kent took to her Instagram Story to mark the milestone, getting candid about the trauma she suffered. She uploaded a heartwarming silhouette of her carrying her baby daughter, Ocean, as they stood at the beach, taking in the view of the water.

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Kent donned a brown two-piece consisting of shorts and a one-shoulder top as she backed the camera. "Happy Independence Day to me," she began her heartfelt caption.

She continued, "A year ago today, I had my ducks in a row, and it was time to execute my game plan of escaping a toxic and unsafe place. Even writing this, my heart has started pounding. I didn’t know what my future would hold."

The "Out of Death" actress revealed that she lost a whopping 30 pounds during the saga due to "stress and trauma." However, she had to keep carrying on for the sake of her daughter Ocean. "My daughter needed me," she declared.

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"And when it all became too much, I would hand it over to God and the universe. I knew they would cradle me. They did & have ever since," she wrote. Kent appreciated her support system during the tough time mentioning her mom, her gay best friend, and other loved ones. She admitted that she would have been "stuck" without them.

The 32-year-old concluded her touching post, writing, "Today, I feel happy. It is one day at a time until I reach a resolution for the well-being of Ocean." Kent received an outpouring of love from fans and colleagues who praised her courage.

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Kent Shows Support For Emmett’s Ex

Kent didn’t stop at telling her story but also advocated for the television producer’s ex Ambyr Childers who recently filed an emergency domestic violence restraining order against Emmett.

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Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times reported that Childers, who was married to the film director from 2009 to 2017, declared that he and his lawyer Ben Valencia had been "threatening" her life.

In her declaration, Childers claimed she had reached out to "The Irishman" producer to inform him about the notice from their older daughter’s school about her being repeatedly tardy while under his care when things erupted.

The "Aquarius" star, who shares joint legal and physical custody of her two daughters with Emmett, alleged that he replied to her email with a nasty exchange he had with his lawyer, amongst other messages. She claimed the conversation between the producer and his lawyer caused her to feel "legitimate fear for her safety and well-being."

Valencia, a family law attorney, wrote to Emmett, "When will you get some real money together so we can take this c–t out once and for all. This is not good for your girls," to which the 51-year-old replied, "I don’t have real money for this, and you know it."

The "You" actress also revealed that the "Midnight in the Switchgrass" producer verbally and emotionally abused her during their 8-year marriage, even going as far as to "put his hand around [her] neck and tell [her] that [she] could never get away from him."

Despite the allegations that Childers levied against Emmett, her TRO request was denied due to lack of proof, but a hearing to review the matter was set for November 14.

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Kent showed her support for Childers in a series of Instagram Story updates where she shared a photo of the actress alongside the words, "Ambyr’s story is not mine to tell. The many other alleged victim’s stories are also not mine to tell. I am horrified by what took place and the alleged emails that were exchanged between R*ndall E*mett and his counsel."

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Back in June, in a Los Angeles Times exposé, Kent detailed the physical abuse she suffered at Emmett’s hands when she confronted him about his infidelity. "He ran after me, tackled me and knocked me to the ground. I used every ounce of strength to get him off of me as he was trying to pry it from my hands," Kent claimed.

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