CHRISHELL Stause revealed she changed her name in college after going through a "tough time" in grade school.
The Selling Sunset star, 39, explained that her first name is actually "Terrina" and that she started going by her middle name of "Chrishell" as a teen.
Chrishell admitted she used to feel "ashamed" of Terrina, as it was the name she associated with being the "uncool kid" in school.
"Full name is Terrina Chrishell Stause (started going by my middle name in college)," the Dancing With The Stars winner wrote on her Instagram Stories.
She continued: "I grew up a very uncool kid from a tough childhood. I wanted a clean slate and fresh start. I associated Terrina with the kid everyone made fun of.
"I like the name now. No longer ashamed of where I came from, it was a journey!"
Chrishell added that she was desperate to have a more common name like "Sarah" growing up.
The Netflix star confessed: "Now I love my name. But in grade school I wanted my name to be Sarah so bad that once I got lost in the grocery store and when the lady asked my name I said Sarah.
"My mom was so mad at me. She came right up to get me because she was looking for me – but what lost kid lies about their name?"
Chrishell has been having a tough time of late, as she recently split from her boyfriend Keo Motsepe.
The reality star branded dancer Keo a "liar" and accused him of "playing the victim" in their split.
She shared a grab from a story People published, in which they claimed that Keo was "heartbroken" over the breakup and that things ended because he was devastated over his mom's death.
Chrishell wrote below the quote: "Ok, I truly wanted to keep this drama free, but playing the victim and bringing your mom into it is a step too far for me. Taking the high road is overrated sometimes!
"I was also 100 percent in it as well, until revelations told to me recently have made me question if you could even order a coffee without lying."
She then shared an article titled Liar, Liar: How to Break Free From Habitual Liar as the song Beautiful Liar by Shakira and Beyonce played.
Chrishell also hit back at a fan who speculated that maybe it wasn't Keo who had talked to the media.
She posted: "I gathered all the facts before I posted. Don't worry. I know exactly where it came from.
"When you are the a** in the breakup and the other person tries to let you save face and take the high road publicly … probably best to not poke a bear with receipts."
She added: "I will try to be a better person tomorrow. Today wasn't the day."
Chrishell confirmed that she was dating professional dancer Keo last December after meeting on the 29th season of DWTS.
The screen siren, who has had television roles on All My Children and on Days of Our Lives, was married to This Is Us star, Justin Hartley, and was previously engaged to actor, Matthew Morrison.
Two years after marrying Chrishell in 2017, Justin filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences" and she filed for dissolution of the marriage in December 2019.
Chrishell admitted to feeling “blindsided” by Justin and the divorce – but he began dating his The Young and the Restless co-star Sofia Pernas shortly after his marriage ended.
He appeared on the popular soap opera as Adam Newman from 2014 to 2016 and Sofia joined the show in 2015, ironically playing his girlfriend.
Chrishell also starred on the show and was close friends with Sofia for years, The Sun previously reported.
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