After Lorena and John divorced, she started going by her maiden name. That's not the only thing that's changed. Now, Lorena is a mother, real estate agent and domestic abuse advocate.

To this day, Lorena maintains that she was a domestic violence victim, but she says it's hard to think about. "Once you are hurt that way and abused mentally, your mind just basically tries to shut down," she says.

Lorena says John hit her, degraded her and called her things like "Spanish whore" during their six-year marriage. "Every time, he apologized. I went back to the hole and said: 'Okay, I'm going to save my marriage.' I'm embarrassed to say I was a victim of domestic violence," she says. "I was very, very scared that he was going to do something."

John has always denied Lorena's allegations of abuse against him.
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