Ahead of her new book release, Kailyn Lowry dropped a super emotional bombshell, revealing that she was raped before the age of 16! And in her tell-all, titled ‘Hustle And Heart,’ the ‘Teen Mom 2’ star will relive that dark time, sharing with fans intimate details of the traumatic experience. Read her heartbreaking exert here!
Kailyn Lowry, 24, gets SUPER real in her new book titled Hustle And Heart. And while the full work doesn’t hit stores until Nov. 22, an emotional exert was released by Radar Online where the Teen Mom 2 star recounted how she was brutally raped as a young teenager, and how that horrific incident has affected her life.
Kailyn tells the story of how a guy who had been pursuing her for a while showed up at her apartment one night. She recalls he was belligerent, asking to talk to her, and then he forced himself on her. And although she tried to fight back, she reveals he was “too strong,” and “too rough.”
“I bled. I screamed. And when he left me, my body torn and my sheets stained with blood, I felt like I was dead,” Kailyn wrote. In the exert, she goes on to describe her unbearable pain from getting stitched at the hospital, and she also admits that she refused to have a rape kit done. “I was shaken and afraid and overwhelmed by chaotic ideas of what would happen if I accused Caleb of rape,” she explained. “I couldn’t stand to think about the consequences.”
Instead of fighting back, Kailyn tells her readers that she wanted to pretend that the rape never occurred, which in turn allowed her attacker to get away with the crime. She writes that she regrets that decision. “If only I had stood up for myself, raised my voice and backed up my beliefs,” the mother-of-two said. “If only I’d been living proof of the fact that no victim should live in shame…I could be looking back now and feeling proud of myself.”
But unfortunately Kailyn’s childhood only spiraled down from there. She writes about her father’s absence in her life and even her mother’s alcoholism, revealing that in order to gain the “love and stability” she craved, she ran “into the arms of boys,” which is how she became a teen mom.
“In the eighth grade, I lost my virginity on a sidewalk,” she confesses. “At fifteen, I was pressured into sex by a boyfriend who promised to wear a condom, and then took it off without telling me.” Even worse, her mother and her boyfriend’s parents forced her to get an abortion on her sixteenth birthday. But when she got pregnant again, just one year later, she chose to go through with the pregnancy.
This time, she was pregnant with her ex-boyfriend, Jo Rivera‘s son, and she desperately wanted to keep the baby, writing in her book, I “didn’t care who said what about it.” The 24-year-old is currently focused on raising her two kids. Her first son, Isaac, is now six years old, while her second son, Lincoln — whom she had with estranged husband Javi Marroquin — is two years old.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you shocked by what Kailyn revealed in her new book? Are you excited to read the entire piece when it hits shelves later this month?