Kailyn Lowry Reveals Dark Past of Rape & Abortion in Tell-All Book 'Pride Over Pity'

Kailyn LowryFans of Teen Mom 2's Kailyn Lowry finally will get the chance to hear all the down and dirty secrets directly from the horse's mouth when her memoir Pride Over Pity is released later this month. From the reviews, it looks like we have a lot to be in awe of when it comes to our Kail and her ability to overcome some very serious struggles.

We already knew she grew up with an alcoholic mother and absent father, but now the reality star is getting real about her past of equating sex with love, experiencing rape, and an abortion on her birthday that she did not want.


Kailyn shares how she lost her virginity to her eighth grade boyfriend outside on the street:

The concrete sidewalk had no summer warmth ... suddenly, my pants and underwear were pulled down ... our movements and his touch were unromantic. When it was over, I ran home, blood trickling down my leg.

I was too young to understand that I wasn’t ready -- physically or emotionally -- for sex. I believed then that I had to have sex to keep up with my friends.

And the time she was raped her freshman year of high school:

Toby wouldn’t take no for an answer. I didn’t want to sleep with [him], but he persisted. Denying him seemed fruitless. I believed Toby loved me, so I decided I could give him this one thing as long as he wore a condom.

He did not wear a condom, and the reality star reveals that she took her “first pregnancy test at 15 in a Walmart bathroom.” She was pregnant and wanted to keep the baby, but her mom was "adamant" that she "not be allowed to deliver this baby into the world."

She had an abortion on her 16th birthday, which she describes as both physically and emotionally traumatic. “I swear they didn’t just suck out my uterus,” she explains. “It felt as though they had taken every fiber of my being ... I felt a mother’s grief.”

When she found herself pregnant with Isaac at 17, she knew she couldn't do it again.

The experience had been so horrific for me that I couldn’t really bear to consider it as an option again. Once was almost impossible to recover from, twice would mean falling into a deep depression and never bobbing up for air.

Ugh, poor Kail! It also explains in even more depth how she ended up living with Jo and his parents on her episode of 16 and Pregnant and in the early days of Teen Mom 2.

But this chica won't be kept down. She's 22 now, with another beautiful baby boy with loving hubby Javi Marroquin and a determination to be the best mom she possibly can be to Isaac and Lincoln. She could have gone down a path of self-wallowing pity, but instead she's made a wonderful life for herself. Congrats, Kail. You've earned it.

Are you surprised by Kailyn's shocking revelations about her past?


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