photo: Instagram/Tess Holliday

Supermodel Tess Holliday is synonymous with beauty, confidence, and strength. She's publicly displayed that strength yet again when she took to Instagram earlier this week to share her story of healing and survival after alleged abuse at the hands of her former husband. The touching post is not only a celebration of how far Holliday has come, but also a moment of encouragement for others enduring the same thing. 

In October of last year, Tess Holliday revealed that she and her husband of five years had split. 

While she didn't reveal much at the time, she did reveal that Nick Holliday had been living in his native Australia and "working on himself." However, a month later, she took to Twitter and compared her estranged husband to Donald Trump, saying that he was a narcissist and insecure. Since then, however, it seems that Tess has been living her absolute best life. "My number one skincare tip," she captioned a fire selfie. "Divorce / cutting off toxic relationships."

And now she's sharing what healing from the marriage has been like. 

In a powerful Instagram post, the model shared how she's been coping with the aftermath of the relationship, and offered a message of hope to other women who may be in similar situation. "TW:// Abuse & intimate partner violence," she captioned the post. "None of this is easy to share, but I felt deeply called to do so today, so I’m trusting my gut. Also, if you have nothing nice to say, keep it to yourself. Love y’all."

And while the two do in fact share a child, November's tweets from Tess claimed that Nick was completely not involved in the child's life. 

The pair share a 4-year-old named Bowie Juniper. Tess also has an older son from a previous relationship.

In her journey to healing, it appears that Tess may have also found new love. 

In a radiant selfie with a model by the name of Olly, Tess made the caption, "Gimme a bad boy with a heart of gold any day." 

And whether the relationship is romantic or strictly platonic, there's one thing we can all agree on: Holliday deserves happiness, and we're overjoyed that she's working on healing.