Fans of Teen Mom 2 can finally get their hands on Kailyn Lowry's new book, Pride Over Pity, and it sounds like the autobiography of her life before fame is definitely worth reading. In the emotional tell-all, Kailyn recounts a series of traumatic experiences, including getting pregnant after being forced into sex, and making the difficult decision to get an abortion.
"Toby wouldn’t take no for an answer,” Kailyn writes. “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.”
Unfortunately, Toby didn't wear a condom despite Kailyn's request, and she ended up taking her “first pregnancy test at fifteen in a Walmart bathroom." Kailyn wanted to keep the baby, but her mother, Suzi, encouraged her to get an abortion, a procedure she had on her 16th birthday. “It felt as though they had taken every fiber of my being...I felt a mother’s grief,” Kailyn said
As if this isn't sad enough, Kailyn was raped after Isaac was born. After dating her boyfriend Jordan on Teen Mom 2 (and before dating her current husband, Javi Marroquin), Kailyn went on a few dates with a guy named Caleb, who showed up at her home and forced himself on her.
“He was plastered and insisted he needed to talk to me, so I let him in," Kailyn writes. "But he had no interest in talking. He pulled me into the bedroom and slammed me onto the bed, taking my clothes off roughly … His strength was overpowering ... It felt like I was dead.”
This is so hard to read, and we can only imagine how difficult this experience was for Kailyn to live through. Thankfully, she is currently safe and sound with her husband, Javi, and her two adorable children, Isaac Rivera and Lincoln Marroquin.
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