Leah went on:
“I was suicidal and I go into details about exactly how I was suicidal and why I was suicidal. And had it not been for my kids, which is why I named my book Hope, Grace and Faith, I wouldn’t be here today. There would be no Leah. My kids wouldn’t have a mom had it not been for also MTV and [manager] Lindsay [Rielly], but yes. Those two things will be in there. There’s also a lot more, so they just really get to see my life from my perspective and not what they’ve seen on TV. So I feel like so many people are going to be able to connect with me more and understand where I came from, my childhood up until leaving for Arizona.”
She went on, “It was hard because I had to reconnect with trauma in my childhood that led to decisions I made in my adult life.” She added, “It was going back to when my dad was very — Going back to sexual abuse and physical abuse, it was trying at times. I had a few very emotional phone calls. But at the end of the day the bigger vision, the bigger purpose is what is going to make it all worth it because I know other people are going to be able to stand for their truth, stand for their stories and not hold back from truly living their fullest potential.”
Fans opened up about Leah’s reveal on reddit.
“I’ve always felt very sympathetic towards Leah, as someone who was severely abused during childhood in all ways, I see all the signs just written all over others, I’ve always felt she was a survivor,” wrote user Justinetiny. They added, “To see this written down feels huge for me. I have been through my fair share of facing up to things, calling people out and trying to correct the behaviours the abuse created in me and I just feel… happy and relieved to see her acknowledge her own trauma and what led her to her decisions in life.”
User PurpleOwl85 wrote, “Yes..she is airing her dirty laundry for money and attention but it also to tell the world that she has been through hell and has not given up.
This is a very important message for her daughters and survivors of abuse and addiction. She has let go of the shame, owned her past and is finding happiness in life.”
What do you think about Leah’s brave update?