Now that Kailyn Lowry’s tell-all is on the shelves, she is opening up about the abortion her mother forced her to have when she was just 16-years-old. The ‘Teen Mom 2’ star has admitted that she was too immature to have a baby at that age, and that aborting it was definitely the best decision she could have made.
Kailyn Lowry Confesses: I Don’t Regret My Abortion
In her new memoir “Pride Over Pity,” Kailyn goes into detail about her first sexual encounters.
After losing her virginity in 8th grade, the television personality was raped as a freshman in high school by her then-boyfriend. A few weeks later Kailyn found out she was pregnant, which is when her mother, Suzi, demanded she have an abortion.
However, Kailyn has since admitted that it was the right thing to do at the time — no matter how bad she felt about it afterward.
“Looking back, I know why I should have had one because I was 16. I didn’t have a license. I didn’t have a job. I had nothing. I was literally with my mom and I don’t know if I even had my first job at that point. Now as a 22-year-old, I see what the circumstances were,” Kailyn explained to OK magazine in an interview.
Wow. What a brave confession to make.
Kailyn’s Strained Relationship With Her Mother
If you watched season 5 of , you know that Kailyn’s relationship with her mother remains strained to this day.
During the interview, Kailyn explained that her relationship with her mother is still something she does not understand.
“I learned what mother I don’t want to be. I learned how to do things differently than my mom did, probably the complete opposite,” Kailyn shared. “But I actually also learned that now I have closure and I understand people are who they are.”
However, Kailyn refuses to hold a grudge against her neglectful mother.
“Life is too short to hold grudges against her and blame her for what she did in the past. She is who she is and I accept it and have closure and have peace for myself. I can’t stay mad at her forever,” the Teen Mom starlet shared.
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— Lauren Cox