Michelle Money, 35, came clean about the baby she had as a teenager on July 22, and now admits it was her 11-year-old daughter who convinced her to tell the world about it. “I just told her about my son a few months ago, and she encouraged me to be open,” the Bachelor in Paradise star tells Us Weekly.
The 35-year-old revealed this big secret about her past in a promotional video for skincare company PND, and said it was a very difficult decision for her. “The decision to place this baby for adoption was not an easy one, but it was the right one,” she explained. “The day came, my water broke. It was bittersweet. It was just very bittersweet. Just the process of labor and the process of delivering and feeling love that I’ve never felt before. It rocked me.”
Michelle went on to marry Ryan Money, then gave birth to her daughter, Brielle. They’ve since split, and she competed on Brad Womack’s season of The Bachelor, along with Bachelor Pad and Bachelor In Paradise, where she got engaged to Cody Sattler. They’re currently on Season 7 of Marriage Boot Camp, airing now, although Michelle tells US that in real-time, the pair are not still together.
“My wish for every woman is for them to be able to look at themselves in the mirror and love every challenge, every trial, every heartache that they’ve experienced in their life and still feel beautiful,” she explained in the promo clip.”That, to me, is true beauty.”
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised by Michelle’s story about placing a baby up for adoption? What do you think of her decision to come clean?