“I hope that [viewers] understand that it was never me trying to get on TV [by] admitting to thinking about abortion,” the reality star, 28, exclusively told Us Weekly while promoting the MTV show. “It was more about trying to make a good decision after basically putting myself in the same situation I was in [when I got pregnant] at 16 years old. Like, now I’m 28 and I have to make pretty much the same decision.”
The “Coffee Convos” podcast host went on to say that she is “afraid of the backlash,” explaining, “I hope that people understand that this was really an emotional time for me and I wanted to do what was right. … I just hope that I don’t get bashed for something that was very difficult for me.”
The MTV personality added that the “circumstances surrounding” her pregnancy were difficult and not fully shared on the show. “[It] is going to be hard for people to understand,” Lowry said. “I just hope that people can empathize with maybe not knowing the full situation, but how incredibly hard it was for me to make the decision to go to an abortion appointment and then ultimately decide against it.”
The Hustle and Heart author announced in February that she was pregnant with her fourth child, her and Chris Lopez’s second. Us broke the news later that same month that she was expecting another baby boy.
The Pennsylvania native opened up about her pregnancy to Us exclusively, saying she and Lopez had “no contact” at the time. “He has admitted to intentionally getting me pregnant,” the Pothead Haircare creator told Us in February. “The circumstances surrounding conception are not up for discussion.”
The A Letter of Love author welcomed baby No. 4 on July 30. Now her three eldest sons — Isaac, 10, Lincoln, 6, and Lux, 3 — are “loving” life with their baby brother.
“I still wake up every day and I’m like, “Wow, I have kids,’” Lowry told Us. “And then I think, ‘Wow, I have four kids!’ I don’t know how I got here, but it’s been fun and the kids, they are awesome. So it feels good.”
Season 10 of Teen Mom 2 returns to MTV on Tuesday, September 1, at 8 p.m. ET.
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