Paige Reflects On Private Photo Leak Back In 2017, Contacting Her Father For Support


Paige recently appeared as a guest on The Sessions with Renee Paquette podcast for an in-depth interview.

During the discussion, the women's wrestling star reflected on her memories of her private photos being leaked in 2017.

Featured below is an excerpt where she touches on this topic with her thoughts.

"It was just the most awful moment of my life. The person that I was with at the time showed me a picture on Twitter. And I was just like, 'Oh my God. Is that real?' I couldn't believe it was real at first, because I was 19 [at the time]. I was completely f***ing mortified. I ran out of the house, and I just kept running. I remember I was inside a f***ing bush, and I'll always remember this, just sitting in this bush because I was like 'If people recognize me, they're going to know.'

"I felt so stupid to have trusted this person at the time. I never done it since, that was a lesson I learned, and I'll never be caught dead doing anything like that again. But I felt so f***ing stupid and I felt so embarrassed, and I was already a cokehead at this time and loved to drink. That really got me to the point where I didn't want to be alive anymore. It was f***ing awful. I was just so f***ing sad, and I remember being like 'If my dad is a disappointed with me, I don't think I could be here anymore. It got to that point."

On contacting her father, who gave her some unique support.

"I was just crying my eyes out, and I was like, 'I'm so sorry.' My dad was like, 'What are you sorry for?' And I was just like, 'I don't know. I just don't want to disappoint you.' He was like, 'Are you kidding me? That s**t made Kim Kardashian famous.' He was trying to make a joke. He said, 'Who cares? You had sex. Everyone's done it. Unfortunately, you're just in the public eye, right?'

"He was like, 'It is what it is. You've got to suck it up. It's going to hurt for a little bit and people are going to make fun of you for forever. But I just want you to know that I'm still proud of you and I'm not disappointed.' He instantly changed the way I was feeling because I was very down. It was bad. I was ready to f***ing end it all. It was just the most morifying experience."

"I spoke on the phone with Mark Carrano, and I was like, 'I'm going to lose my job. This is it too,'" Paige said. "But they were like, 'Listen, it's not your fault.' That's why I will never talk s**t about them, at least publicly. They were so supportive and they were like, 'We'll get through it. We'll try to get as much off the internet as possible.'"

Check out the complete interview at Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingInc.com.