We are finding out more and more behind-the-scenes details about Kailyn Lowry's past, thanks to her new tell-all book, Pride Over Pity. There's a lot in there about her life before the 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom 2 cameras came into her life, but there's also quite a bit that happened during filming -- that she didn't let MTV in on.
Like the fact that she once had to go to a homeless shelter after her now 4-year-old son Isaac was born. After she and Isaac's dad Jo Rivera officially called it quits, she was forced to move out of his family's home, and with no supportive family to call her own, she had nowhere to go.
“I arranged for Isaac to stay at Jo’s, but I kept everyone in the dark as to where I was going,” she writes. “Nobody knew what I was doing, not even MTV producers, and I hoped it would remain that way because I felt like utter shit.”
Ugh, who wouldn't feel like total crap having to hand over their baby to the person they couldn't stand enough to stay with to go live in a homeless shelter? Thankfully it was short lived -- Kail only had to stay two nights to qualify for their single moms' housing program.
When MTV filmed her signing a lease for an apartment, they were totally in the dark as to how she'd secured it.
I'm not too terribly surprised to hear about Kail's sacrifice to find a home for her son. After growing up with an alcoholic mom and absent dad, she's always been determined to make first Isaac, and now 5-month-old Lincoln too, her biggest priorities. She doesn't want them growing up without a place in the world.
“[Isaac] needed a safe place to live with me,” she says. “At that point, staying in a homeless shelter for two nights seemed like a small price to pay.”
Just one more thing to love about Kail. She's a mom that would do anything, including staying in a homeless shelter, to give her kids their best chance at a stable life.
Would you consider 48 hours in a homeless shelter a small price to pay for safe housing for your kids?
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