Toni Collette hints at ‘hurt’ following split from husband Dave Galafassi
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Toni Collette is turning reflective following her split from husband of almost 20 years Dave Galafassi.
The Australian actress, 50, has spent the last few weeks sharing ponderous posts and poems about love, hurt and life after announcing she and Galafassi’s split on December 8.
Most recently, The Staircase actress shared a poem by US poet and mental health advocate Tonya Ingram.
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“You owe it to yourself to quit being the apology,” the poem began. “To hold your hand and sing your favorite song. to love another and see how far that will go. To love yourself and forget where you were headed in the first place.”
The cryptic poem went on to detail the experience of “hurt”.
“I hurt on purpose. I hurt to not be hurt. no, none of this is an excuse. just a blueprint. a map,” it read.
“Come find me when the day is bronze and the sorrow is full. I am building my poem in this here heart. all of it is a working title,” it ended.
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Galafassi and Collette married in 2003 and share two children, Sage, 14, and Arlo, 11. Galafassi is a musician, who drummed for Aussie rock band Gelbison when he met Collette in the early 2000s.
The pair went on to form the band Toni Collette & The Finish. Collette was the band’s lead singer, with Galafassi on drums. The band toured across Australia from 2006 to 2007 playing songs from their album Beautiful Awkward Pictures.
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Collette’s announcement about their split came after photos emerged of Galafassi kissing another woman at an Australian beach.
Collette has also shared a thought-provoking clip of singer Nina Simone discussing what freedom is to her.
“I’ll tell you what freedom is to me,” the blues singer says in the clip. “No fear… I mean really, no fear. If I could have that half of my life, no fear,” she trails off.
On December 28, Collette reached to another music great, Yoko Ono, for some inspirational words about life and embracing one’s self.
“You may think I’m small, but I have a universe in my mind,” was the quote from Ono she chose to share.
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