Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry opened up about a “defining” moment in her life that prompted her to seek therapy. Lowry said Chris Lopez, the father of her two youngest sons, nearly killed her.
The situation arose after Lowry said she goes to therapy twice a week. The reunion hosts Dr. Drew Pinsky and Nessa Diab were curious as to why Lowry even started treatment.
“That was the defining moment in my life where I thought I needed help,” she said, telling them that someone almost killed her.
“Was it like a domestic violence situation, was it just random violence, was it someone you knew?” asked Pinsky.
“Chris almost killed me through domestic violence in October 2019,” she confirmed.
Pinsky said he was “heartbroken” to hear what Lowry had to endure.
“It really breaks my heart to hear that. We’ve been with you for a long time,” he said. “I’m so sorry. I wish I knew,” he said. “No one would know if you didn’t share it. I’m so sorry for you, I’m really sorry.”
Pinsky wondered if this was the first time she had spoken publicly about the incident, and she said yes. She had kept quiet about it for years because she wasn’t sure how to move forward with her story.
“I just didn’t find the right time or way to tell my full story,” she said. “I don’t think it’s something that people openly talk about.”
Lowry received a Protection Against Abuse (PFA) against Lopez in 2019, per in touch weekly. He was arrested and sentenced to seven days in jail in January 2020 after violating the order, In Touch Weekly wrote.
Lowry was afraid of being a “hypocrite”.
Lowry feared she would be viewed as a “hypocrite” for pushing her ex-husband Javi Marroquin on a past episode of Teen Mom 2.
Pinsky assured Lowry it wasn’t the same.
“No — these are two separate phenomena,” Pinsky told her during Part 2 of the May 24 reunion. “Like many things in mental health, people become flip sides of the same coin: victim, victim.
“Both of those roles go back and forth in all of these things that we’re talking about,” he continued. “So – and they’re different – not okay. But you were a victim of domestic violence.”
Lopez said they were both to blame
Lopez joined the reunion to tell his side of the story, saying he and Lowry “both did something.”
“It’s – it’s – there’s faults on both sides. Whatever has been said of her about me can literally be said about her, so it’s more like I’m not going to sit here and tell you all exactly what that — what happened,” Lopez said. “But it was abuse on both sides.”
Pinsky asked Lopez if she ever threatened violence or hurt Lowry.
“Hurt? No. She makes it seem like I actually hit her,” he said. “That’s the — that’s the story that goes around like I actually punched that girl. I never hit her.”
Lopez confessed that he struggles with anxiety and depression, but said his kids make him happy and keep him “here.”
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