What I’ve realized after being married so many times is that I don’t need a man to be happy.That has been my greatest lesson and that’s why I try to teach my children-to love themselves.They don’t need someone else’s approval or definition.

In 2004, Cyntoia Brown was arrested for the murder of a 43-year-old man. Film-maker Daniel Birman was granted unique access to Cyntoia from the week of her arrest, throughout her trial and over a period of six years.

His documentary explores the tragic events in her life that led up to the murder, and Cyntoia’s biological mother meets he daughter for the first time since giving her up for adoption 14 years earlier.

The film explores the history of abuse, violence, drugs and prostitution back through three generations.

As Cyntoia faces a lifetime in prison, the programme asks difficult questions about her treatment by the American justice system.

The actress, a three-times divorced mother-of-two, is dating Michael Evers, an aspiring actor and model who lives in her building in Los Angeles - and the pair were seen working up a sweat as they hiked around their neighborhood today.

Her third marriage to actor Emmanuel Xuereb ended in divorce in 2011 after she accused him of physically abusing her throughout their marriage and claiming she was too afraid to report him to the police.

Speaking in 2011, Stacey, who appeared in VH1's Single Ladies, said that after three marriages she was happy to be on her own, admitting: 'A lot of it was me needing a man to define me.

I’m finally at a point where I want to define myself.'The most important thing is knowing yourself and loving yourself and loving yourself by you, not by anyone else.

During an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan at the time, Stacey used a line made famous by Martin Luther King Jr, saying that she chose her presidential pick 'not by the color of his skin but the content of his character'.