Teen Mom 2: 15 Shocking Revelations From Kailyn Lowry’s ‘Pride Over Pity’
13. Early Experiences
One of the most shocking and also saddest parts of the memoir were Kailyn’s recollections of how she tried to maneuver through life at a young age with little parental supervision. Unfortunately this led her to sexual experiences at a very young age, including losing her virginity in the eighth grade on a “concrete sidewalk” because as young kids they had nowhere else to go. She then recalled her relationship with her ninth grade boyfriend, Toby. She wrote that sex wasn’t a part of their relationship, but one night when they were alone at his house, and although she denied him, he persisted, “I believed Toby loved me so I decided I could give him this one thing as long as he wore a condom.” Unfortunately, Toby took off the condom, and Kailyn was understandably upset, but she said after that night he ignored all of her attempts to get into contact with him.
12. Sweet 16 To Remember
Before Kailyn caved into Toby’s pressures that night, he told her, “Let’s have a baby so we can stay together forever,” and his wish almost came true. After that night, at 15, Kailyn became pregnant for the first time. As soon as she told her mother she was pregnant, her mom’s concern was only for her reputation as the mother of a “knocked up teen” so she gave Kailyn no choice but to get an abortion. Her mother sought out Toby’s family and demanded they pay for the procedure, and although Kailyn had a choice, her mom made the decision for her saying she wouldn’t be able to live with her if she kept it. On her 16th birthday, instead of celebrating, or going to the DMV to get her driving permit, Kailyn got her abortion. “Toby’s parents forced him to sit through the entire procedure with me […] The experience added a weight to my feet, a few extra pounds to the already heavy sack I was dragging around.”