‘Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham Says She Wishes She Had More Support When Growing Up

During the fifth installment of what she calls her docu-comedy series, former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham spoke about her relationship with her mom and what it was like growing up. Here’s what Abraham shared.

Farrah Abraham spoke about growing up in her neighborhood

Teen Mom Farrah Abraham |  Tasia Wells/Getty Images for EcoLuxe Lounge
Teen Mom Farrah Abraham | Tasia Wells/Getty Images for EcoLuxe Lounge

Abraham said when she was growing up in her neighborhood in Iowa, she saw a divide between the haves and the have-nots. Perhaps this is what drives her attain success. In her YouTube video, Abraham compliments those who are trying to improve themselves. “I will definitely hate on going backward, but I’m not hating on going forward,” she said of those who make it out of bad situations.

Abraham said she noticed wealthy families tend to stick together instead of tearing each other down. “The real smart families, the wealthy real families, will argue and fight in ways to get attention, but they’re never really going to hurt one another. And that’s where the wealth comes in.”

Farrah Abraham doesn’t feel her mother was supportive

Farrah Abraham with Sophia Abraham | SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images
Farrah Abraham with Sophia Abraham | SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images

Abraham said she felt she wasn’t supported by her mother, Debra Danielsen, when she was growing up. She also said she was thankful for Teen Mom because the show highlighted the stories of teens who needed help. In her YouTube video, Abraham recalled a time when she was in a fight at school, and she felt her mother wasn’t providing the support she needed at the time. Although Abraham said no family is perfect, she still expressed a desire to have more of a support system:

I wish mom my would have come and actually be on my side and be there for me when I just had my whole hand of nails ripped off. And I was just protecting myself… My mom would kind of be like the one who didn’t understand anything; [she] would believe the corrupt and political things, and I just had to make do with it. But I was definitely like, ‘I wonder what life would be like if I had an actual mom who was on my side?’

Farrah Abraham says her fans understand her situation

Some of Abraham’s Instagram followers label her a villain on Teen Mom, but the reality star says her supporters realize her story was “twisted and turned.” Abraham says some of her supporters come up to her and say they understood she didn’t have the support she needed when she was on MTV’s Teen Mom:

So many of my supporters, when I go out, from different events–producers, directors, everyone–some are like, I watched [Teen Mom], and I got that you didn’t have a supportive mom, and I can’t believe that was twisted and turned. And that’s the behaviors I saw; that’s some of what my parents would do. And it’s like you almost gave them a light so they could keep projecting the bad of you.’ And I was like, I’m happy that now I’ve changed it. I’ve gotten so much therapy. It’s either you change or you don’t, and bye.

Read more: ‘Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham Says She’s Emotionally Intelligent and Doesn’t Have Anger Issues

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