‘Teen Mom 2’: Kailyn Lowry Opens Up About Her Mother’s Alcoholism When She Was A Kid

by Jeremy Spirogis
Kailyn Lowry

Kailyn Lowry features talked a bit by what it had been like developing up with an alcohol mom on Teen Mom 2 along with her podcast.

Kailyn Lowry | Gregg DeGuire/WireImage
Kailyn Lowry | Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

In her book Pride Over Pity, Lowry gets into information about experiencing her mother’s alcoholism whenever she had been a new woman. She writes about her mom selecting her up from school reeking of Jack Daniel’s, exactly how her mother would come to be “the Wicked Witch of the West,” and exactly how she understood her household wasn’t typical.

Kailyn Lowry’s hard youth with an alcohol mommy

“I didn’t have anything to compare my family to, so I struggled to understand what was going on with her on my own. I began to question everything. Is it curable? How long had she been this way? Why her? Why me? Was I the only one who thought she had a serious problem? At such a young age, normal isn’t yet defined, but I sensed my family was different. There was no hiding the fact that my father wasn’t and hadn’t been in the picture since I was a baby, but drinking was still something I did not fully understand–yet,” she had written.

Lowry’s mommy worked at “multiple bars,” and although the task held a new Lowry given and clothed, she never ever believed a feeling of convenience.

“Although I was fortunate enough that my mom was able to provide clothing, a roof over my head, and food on the table, her job working at multiple bars as a bartender caused more problems than it was worth. I remember how sometimes, when she got off work, she’d disappear for a few days,” she had written.

Lowry carried on: “Meanwhile, the person she hired to watch over me was, unbeknownst to my mom, a coke-snorting babysitter–who preferred the dollar bill method. In those times, when she would disappear for days without warning, I’d wonder if I would ever see her again. The possibility of her becoming a newspaper headline seemed inevitable to me because of her impulsive lifestyle. I guess no one told her she wasn’t a rock star.” 

Kailyn Lowry’s commitment along with her mother now

To this very day, Lowry does not have a very good commitment along with her mother.

“I just found that I had to cut my mom off completely,” she stated on the podcast. “Now, I’m not as angry but now I’m starting to like, I don’t know, like my third son just turned 1, and I don’t even know if my mom knows I had a third son. I don’t know where she lives, I don’t have her phone number, nothing. So, I want to start from scratch and reach out to her, my sister.”

 “I want it for my kids because when my mom’s sober she’s such a good person,” she added. “I want my kids to experience that.” 

But, shortly following the podcast event, Lowry tweeted: “Sorry to disappoint but I no longer want to reach out.”

Read more: ‘Teen Mom 2’: Kailyn Lowry Reveals Why She Wants Lux To Have A Relationship with His Father’s Family

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