On May 25, Lifetime's new movie, "I Was Lorena Bobbitt," will examine the true story behind the tabloids. In 1993, Bobbitt made headlines when she attacked her husband, John Bobbitt, after years of alleged abuse. During the altercation, Lorena, whose maiden name is Gallo, cut off John's penis while he was asleep. Prior to the Lifetime movie's premiere, some may be wondering where she is today nearly 30 years after the event.

After the attack, "a whirlwind of media attention" surrounded both Lorena and John. According to Biography.com, John went on trial in November 1993 for marital sexual assault and was ultimately found not guilty. Lorena then faced her own trial in 1994 after being charged with malicious wounding, which could have resulted in up to 20 years behind bars and possible deportation from the United States. (She was born Ecuador and grew up in Venezuela.) However, she was also ultimately found not guilty due to temporary insanity.

After the "circus-like atmosphere" that emerged as a result of both trials, Lorena decided to stay in the Manassas, Virginia, area. She then became a U.S. citizen in 1994 and finalized her divorce from John in 1995. 

Throughout the years, Lorena was also offered a variety of paid appearances. Even though she accepted some in South America, she rejected others, such as Playboy's offer to pose for $1M. She later went on to work as a cosmetologist, an administrative assistant, and a real estate agent. She also founded the Lorena Gallo Foundation in 2007, which helps victims of domestic violence. 

Additionally, she decided to go to college after her trial as well. While attending Northern Virginia Community College, she met her current partner, David Bellinger. The two now share a daughter, Olivia.

In 2019, she discussed her relationship with Bellinger in an interview with USA Today. After giving a "knowing laugh" when asked why she had not remarried, she said elaborated on her decision.

"I believe in marriage as an institution, of course, and I respect that," she said, adding, "It was my choice. He even says, 'If you’re ready to marry, I’ll just show up!'" 

Over the years, Lorena's story has been discussed in other ways aside from the upcoming Lifetime movie, including the 2019 four-part docu-series "Lorena" that was produced by "Get Out" writer Jordan Peele. Additionally, she also appeared at the Death Becomes Us Fest last year with Amanda Knox to discuss their unique experiences. 

On May 25, the network will tell "her story, and hers alone, for the first time with Lifetime." As described on the official website, "This film follows her journey from a wide-eyed, immigrant bride to a battered wife into an unlikely media sensation. 'I Was Lorena Bobbitt' also documents her ultimately emerging as a strong, thoughtful woman who has devoted her life to advocating for other abused women."

"I Was Lorena Bobbitt" premieres May 25 at 8 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.