For 13 years, the Laughing Samoans entertained audiences with their unique style of island humour.
One half of the Laughing Samoans was Eteuati Ete.
He says when people came to their show or put on a Laughing Samoans DVD he felt he was helping people forget about their problems.
Now, he's on a different journey and his goal is to help families address family violence.
It's his own story he shares to audiences now and with his wife Mele at his side they are now talking at family violence conferences around New Zealand.
The couple spoke to Tagata Pasifika about the turbulent early years of their marriage.
Watch the full interview above.