FKA Twigs insists 'window of tolerance is much smaller' after Shia LaBeouf breakup

FKA Twigs has reflected on the fallout from her relationship with Shia LaBeouf credit:Bang Showbiz
FKA Twigs has reflected on the fallout from her relationship with Shia LaBeouf credit:Bang Showbiz

FKA Twigs has insisted her "window of tolerance is much smaller" after her breakup from Shia LaBeouf.

The 36-year-old singer - who started dating her 'Honey Boy' co-star after meeting on the set of the 2019 film - filed a lawsuit in December 2020 alleging "relentless" abuse, which the actor has denied with the former partners set to go to trial in August this year after proceedings were delayed in September 2023.

Speaking about the aftermath of their relationship in the April issue of British Vogue cover, she alleged: "I think naively I thought it would be like any other break-up, that I’d be sad for six months to a year, and then one day I’d wake up and everything would be fine.

"But the fact is being abused changes the whole of your nervous system.

“Because my window of tolerance is now much smaller than it used to be, my body manifests stress in quite extreme ways – it really shows me when it’s upset.”

LaBeouf denied all of her claims, including allegations of sexual and physical assault, battery, and knowingly giving her a sexually transmitted disease.

Twigs - whose real name is Tahliah Debrett Barnett - has now said she had to "really listen" to herself in order to move on from the alleged abuse.

She added: “I’ve had to be very compassionate with myself and really listen to myself to get better. Now I want to challenge myself to know more about the simple, most pure and important things: love, nature, food, a nontoxic lifestyle, my body.

“The path I’m on is not the pastel pink yoga leggings aesthetic.”

In March 2023, the 'Tears In The Club' hitmaker confirmed her new relationship with photographer and filmmaker Jordan Hemingway a year ago, having previously been in high profile romances with the likes of actor Robert Pattinson and The 1975's Matty Healy before LaBeouf.

She said: “You know it just takes the right person.

“I’ve kissed a few frogs to get there but I feel that Jordan listens to me and opens me up in a way that no one really has ever been able to.”

See the full feature in the April issue of British Vogue, available via digital download and on newsstands from Tuesday 19 March.

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