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Adult star Riley Reid says she's lost family over her X-rated job

Adult star Riley Reid says she's lost family over her X-rated job

She said a career in the adult film industry can make everyday life hard – from dating to having kids

Adult star Riley Reid has claimed she’s lost family over her X-rated job, saying many of them ‘struggle’ with her line of work.

The 31-year-old, whose real name is Ashley Mathews, said a career in adult film can make everyday life hard – from dating to having kids.

In a resurfaced video posted by media company Censored Men on Twitter, she can be seen tearing up as she explained: "I've lost my whole family and it sucks.

“So a lot of times when people ask me if they should do porn, I tell them no, I tell them that it makes life really hard, it makes dating really hard, it makes your family life really hard, it makes intimacy hard.

“If you're putting yourself out there and the world is now judging you, you have to be okay with being shamed every day of your life.”

Mathews, who welcomed her first child with husband Pasha Petkuns last year, also said at the time that it put her off the idea of having kids.

Adult star Riley Reid, aka Ashley Mathews.

“I don't even want to have children because I do porn, because I'm worried of the way that people treat my child,” she continued.

“With me personally, my mom was supportive in the beginning - she kind of just let me do whatever. Not that I think it was a good thing, I had a lot of freedom.

“As time progressed and I became successful, I started to feel like my mom was using me so that she could live a more luxurious lifestyle.

“When I started to set these boundaries, not giving her money or things like that - it made our relationship a bit more difficult and almost toxic and so it sucks.

“I don't have a mom anymore, I don't talk to her, I miss having a mom. I feel like you can't rewind and you can't go back.

“I don't have that relationship with her anymore. I don't ever think I will and that bums me out - it bums me out a lot.”

Mathews said her dad also ‘struggles’ with her job being in the industry.

“He's also religious,” she added.

“Recently I wanted to go visit him and he said that I can't go visit because his wife - my stepmom - does not want me there. I'm not allowed to visit my dad anymore because my stepmom doesn't like that I do porn.

“But then when I was like well can we go get coffee or breakfast, he was like 'I don't want to be seen in public with you' and that just f***ing hurt so bad and it sucks.

Mathews became a mom last year.

“I lost my family, I don't talk to my brothers or my sisters. I think that they all kind of tried to take advantage of me and stuff or they're just like my dad and don't want to be around me.”

After expressing her fears about having children, in a video posted on Instagram earlier this month, she called on being to ‘stop being mean’ to her baby, who was born in November 2022.

“The amount of people who leave mean comments about my baby is crazy to me,” she said.

“Grow up. Stop being mean to a baby.”

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@CensoredMen

Topics: US News, Celebrity