Kimber Lee has discussed her mental health struggles and her relationship with former NXT star Nash Carter.
Nash Carter was released from his WWE contract back in April 2022 while still a reigning NXT Tag Team Champion. The release came after Carter’s now ex-wife, Kimber Lee, took to social media with a number of now-deleted posts, claiming that she had been going through hell since October.
She later explained that the abuse led to her almost taking her own life. The IMPACT Wrestling star said that she had hidden Carter’s abuse in “hopes of keeping a career.”
Kimber Lee followed up by sharing images of herself that she alleges were taken after Carter had “split [her] lip open.” Lee also shared a disturbing image which apparently shows Nash Carter giving a Nazi salute.
Kimber Lee opens up on relationship with Nash Carter
During a new interview with Piers Austin, Lee revealed that at the time of the events she had just finished a ten-day stint in a behavioral hospital due to a decline in her mental health. As well as alcoholism and bipolar disorder, the star was struggling in the wake of the suicide of her friend and fellow wrestler Shannon “Daffney” Spruill as well as her knowledge that she was “getting cheated on”.
“I had just lost Daffney. Right before Daffney I had lost one of my really close family friends. And then all the stuff that was going on with my marriage, knowing that I am getting cheated on but getting told that’s not what’s happening.
“It was just a lot of things all at once. I did my time in the hospital with no support. I’m not gonna go into details, but I did not have support where I should have at the time.”
On her release from hospital, she was taken home by, “the only person who could legally pick me up at the time”. This is thought to be Carter, although Lee did not confirm this.
“[He] had signed a suicide plan because I was suicidal at the time, dropped me off at home and left me. And then I was by myself again when I got out. So I wasn’t very mentally stable at the time when all of that happened.”
On the same week she was released from the hospital, Carter served her with divorce papers despite having told her they would work things out. This led to her social media comments.
“No, I wasn’t in a good place, and that’s part of why things came out the way they did, and I’m not proud of it, but at this point, I’ve moved on.”
When it comes to Carter’s firing by WWE, Lee says she “should have behaved differently”. She also admitted that they both did “horrible things to each other” in their relationship.
“Were the consequences he had to face because of some of the stuff I did pretty sh**ty? Yeah. Again, like I said, I should have behaved differently, I fully admit that.
“We both did horrible things to each other within that relationship. I fully admit that, too. But I can’t Photoshop what was there; it did happen, it is what it is, and we have to live with it.”
Since Carter filed for divorce, the pair have had no contact, other than through lawyers. Despite that, Lee says while she wouldn’t willingly be in a situation where they are around each other, if they were to be booked on the same wrestling show she would be professional.
“I don’t care. That doesn’t bother me. We can work for the same companies. Whatever. I can do my job. I hope he would be man enough to do his, too.”
Lee has taken a step back from wrestling in recent months, something she has found to be “refreshing”.
“It’s been refreshing to take a step back and take a break for a little while and only do the things that are fun.
“As opposed to the mental hell I’ve put myself through for so many years.”
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article, help is available from the NHS in the UK and The Lifeline in the US
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