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AnnaLynne McCord's romance with Kellan Lutz ruined by past sexual assault

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AnnaLynne McCord's romance with Kellan Lutz ruined by past sexual assault

A sexual assault actress AnnaLynne McCord experienced as a teenager has affected every relationship she's been in since, including her romance with Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz.

She used her broken three-year romance with Lutz, her former 90210 co-star, as an example of how the rape ordeal has wrecked her love life at the Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch in Beverly Hills on Sunday (25Sep16)

"I could have had some better relationships," the 29-year-old admitted.

"I mean, quite frankly, if we're going to get really honest, I didn't trust anybody," McCord told Us Weekly. "I was with someone not long after this happened, who I was on and off with for a couple years - Kellan Lutz... I never trusted that he actually loved me. And he loved me so much.

"He was so romantic. He did all this stuff, and I kept thinking, 'What do you want from me? What are you trying to get out of me?' But that’s what you do when you’re a hurting person, you hurt other people. And when you’re a healed person, you heal other people. And he taught me about love."

"We were very young," she adds. "But really the biggest issue with our relationship was me. And it was that I didn’t think that he actually loved me... I don’t know if anyone has loved me that much.

AnnaLynne notes she did make amends with Kellan eventually and went so far as to apologise for her bad behaviour during their romance.

"We thankfully became friends after, when I finally figured all of this out. And I said, 'I'm so sorry that I was literally an evil B‑I‑T‑C‑H to you'."

McCord is now dating Prison Break's Dominic Purcell. The couple split up in December 2014 after dating for three years but has since reunited.

- Cover Media