Teen Mom OG's Farrah Abraham Wouldn't Stop Her Daughter from Going into Porn
Abraham has been under fire for posting photos on social media of her 7-year-old daughter, Sophia, with a full face of makeup
The Teen Mom OG star opened up about the topic on the Allegedly with Theo Von & Matthew Cole Weiss podcast in an interview released Tuesday.
“God bless her!” Abraham, 25, exclaimed when asked what would happen if Sophia, 7, ever decided to make her own sex tape. “Because you know what, when you’re 18, and if you feel that you’re vulnerable enough or your mother wasn’t there or you don’t have enough money in your bank account and you decide to do that, then that’s your own choice.”
That being said, the reality star maintained Sophia has a different future to look forward to.
“I don’t think I’m setting my daughter up for that,” she said. “I’ve set my daughter up for something else better than that. God bless me, she has her college paid for her, she has her own stuff. She’ll do good.”
As for whether Sophia is aware of her mother’s adult entertainment past (Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom was released onto the world in 2013, and the sequel, Farrah 2: Backdoor and More, which included unused footage from the first film, was released in 2014), Abraham said she’s sure Sophia “may have heard about that.”
“I’m sure the boys in her class certainly have Googled a time or two,” she said. “There’s so much attention on her, there’s so much attention on me … but I think it’s more about TV, Teen Mom and some of the other stuff that we do.”
“I’m actually a pretty upfront honest person; if there’s anything I just confront it,” the reality star added. “There’s no reason to hide anything, there’s just timeliness of age and what’s appropriate.”
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Abraham also touched on how Sophia handles fame at such a young age.
“She used to be like, ‘I don’t have time to deal with it, I don’t want to talk about it,’ ” Abraham said. “I’ve kind of been like, ‘Look, these are people that support us, and we need to take the time to at least say hi!’ ”
And for Abraham, the most important thing she wants to impart on her daughter is “sticking to God,” she revealed.
“And just remembering all the things I told her about her dad, things about growing up as a woman and taking care of yourself,” she went on. “And also how to find the right man! I was like, ‘That boy better be running after you, not you running after the boy.’ ”
“When I was younger, I battled with [depression],” admitted Abraham, touching on Sophia’s late father Derek Underwood, who died in a car crash in 2008 when Abraham was eight months pregnant. “My whole life had changed. I thought I was getting married, I thought I was having a daughter, I thought I found the love of my life and then that was gone. Now I live for a purpose. I was struggling, I needed to get my life together – I have a gorgeous child, I didn’t want to piss that away.”
Now, Abraham is proud of her daughter – and herself.
“I mean, my daughter is well-balanced. Anyone you ask is so amazed by Sophia,” she said. “I’m pretty proud of the parent that I’ve become.”
As for the criticism she received for Sophia’s ultra-glam modeling shots shared on Instagram?
“You know, when your kids are like 5 or 6 they already start playing with makeup,” Abraham said. “I was the only mother in elementary school getting called in to deal with makeup on your daughter. So I said to them – and I proved my point because now the principal switched schools – I said: ‘Well, you should take off your makeup. If you don’t want little girls coming into school with makeup, then don’t wear makeup.’ ”
“I will say this: Don’t ever criticize a parent for the discovery and the imagination of someone who is little,” the reality star continued. “Forget makeup, I have bigger s— to deal with in my family, when my daughter is wondering about how we die and what’s death and where is her dad and where did he go.”
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Meanwhile, Abraham said she hopes to expand her family.
“I would like to have a son of my own,” she revealed. “I have great genes, my daughter is beautiful!”
But the star, who has been open about her plans to adopt in the future, maintained that’s still the case.
“I don’t really know if I ever need to have more kids, there’s no need for it – there are so many kids who need help,” she said. “One day, if I ever get the chance to adopt I hope I could do it … make a difference. So I know that will happen one day, I just don’t think I’m ready for it quite yet.”
Teen Mom OG returns Aug. 22 on MTV.