She was 12 years old and already a working actress in Hollywood when her father left home.
And seven years later, Chloe Grace Moretz says she doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to forgive him.
‘The things that he did are unforgivable,’ she tells the June issue of Glamour. ‘My forgiveness is that I’m living my life.’
The lingering effects of the break-up of her parents marriage, she muses, are akin to ‘a slight case of PTSD.’
‘It definitely affected me at a young age in terms of accepting people into my life on a personal level,’ Chloe, 19, told the magazine.
‘But I’ve overcome that in the past few years—dealing with relationships, dealing with guys. You don’t realize why you’re acting a certain way, and then you start to piece it together.’
As for her family, the teen actress says that while her dad leaving ‘was a pretty bad experience,’ it made her, her mom and her brothers a much tighter unit.
‘My brothers bumped up into the roles of fathers and kept me in a bubble where I could live in a world that wasn’t jaded and ruined,’ she explained.
Now that she’s grown, her brothers have stepped back but still provide an important role, she says.
‘When a guy comes to the house to pick me up for a date, I enjoy them answering the door, shaking his hand, and then him being like, ‘Your brothers are kind of scary,” Chloe said.
‘I’m like, ‘They are definitely scary.’ I enjoy the power of that, she added.