Chloe Dykstra has built a strong following online. The 29-year-old Los Angeles native, who is the daughter of special effects artist John Dykstra, is an actress, model, and cosplayer who has been on a number of shows. She currently produces and co-hosts a web series Just Cos for the Nerdist Industries on YouTube, and is a cast member of Heroes of Cosplay on SyFy. She was previously married to Chris Hardwick. The couple split in 2014.
On Friday, June 15, Dykstra opened up about the “long-term” emotional and sexual abuse from an unnamed boyfriend that many believe is Hardwick.
“I believed that, to borrow an analogy from a friend, if I kept digging I would find water. And sometimes I did. Just enough to sustain me. And when you’re dying of thirst, that water is the best water you’ll ever drink. When you’re alienated from your friends, there’s no one to tell you that there’s a drinking fountain 20 feet away. And when your self-worth reaches such depths after years of being treated like you’re worthless, you might find you think you deserve that sort of treatment, and no one else will love you,” she wrote in a lengthy post on Medium.
“This story, post, whatever this is, serves as both closure for me as I say farewell to my twenties and stumble my way into my thirties, and it serves as a warning for every single one of you, regardless of gender. You know, it’s funny; when you look at someone through rose-colored glasses, all the red flags just look like flags. Please, please, keep an eye out for those red flags.”
Dykstra landed a serious acting role in 2018 as Cello Shea in Diminuendo.
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