Janay Palmer is breaking her silence on the shocking video of Ray Rice knocking her out cold, defending her now-husband and putting the media on blast.
In a post from her Instagram page Tuesday, and verified by the Baltimore Sun, Janay Rice writes, "I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare."
The former NFL star's wife says she's "feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest friend, but to have to accept the fact that it's reality is a nightmare in itself."
She continued her defense of her husband, saying, "No one knows the pain that the media & unwanted options from the public has caused my family."
Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens hours after the video was posted by TMZ; Ray had been suspended two games prior to the clip's release.
The duo married the day after he was indicted on domestic violence charges, which earned him a wrist slap from the NFL in a controversial decision.
An earlier video (below) showed Rice dragging his unconscious fiancee on the floor after the fight, but the true nature of the attack was not seen until Monday.
Dubious as it sounds, the Ravens and NFL both claim they hadn't seen the video beforehand; Rice was suspended by the league and cut by Baltimore.
There's no gray area regarding where Janay Palmer Rice stands.
"To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing," Rice's wife writes of the hotel incident that took place in February.
Moreover, she adds, that "to take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific."
"THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don't you all get."
"If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, then you've succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is!"
"Ravens Nation we love you!"