Porn star Riley Reid says she was made to feel 'disgusting' by ex-boyfriend because of her job
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Adult actor Riley Reid says she was made to feel ‘disgusting’ by her former partner who did not support her career.
The 31-year-old star, who is now happily married to freerunner Pasha Petkuns, has previously spoken about her struggle to find a man who was comfortable with her job.
During a 2018 episode of the Impaulsive podcast, Reid said one ex would refuse to kiss her after she returned home from work.
She explained that he made her feel like a ‘disgusting person’, adding: "He made me feel like maybe I should quit and stuff."
Reid went on to say that he ‘didn’t want to kiss me when I came home from work’.
“So, like, [it] made me feel like a disgusting person,” she continued. “And I'm not disgusting! It's harsh. It was so horrible when he told me that.”
Reid has been open about her past relationships and the fact that some partners were unhappy about her career in the porn industry and that one ex had even prompted her to consider quitting.
Speaking in 2022, Reid said: "My ex was so anti-porn, I almost quit porn because I thought I hated porn, but then I realized I just hated him."
While in a frank post on Instagram in 2021 she wrote: "Never have I ever had a boyfriend who was proud of my job. I’ve had two ‘normal’ boyfriends in my adult life, normal being they don’t do porn. Both of which ended in an ultimatum, porn or them. I always chose porn. I’ve struggled with that choice though, wondering if I’ve made the right decision."
However, her doubts are likely to have been well and truly put to bed now as she’s married to Latvian Petkuns, with whom she shares a young daughter Emma.
Sharing a sweet snap of herself holding Emma in November last year, Reid heaped praise on her ‘amazing’ husband.
She wrote: "Forever thankful for my newly founded family. I love you and appreciate you endlessly @pashatheboss.
"You’re such an amazing husband to me and even better father to Emma.
"You’re so present in every moment with both of us and I am so happy to spend everyday with you.
"Thank you for choosing me as your wife, best friend & life partner.
"Thank you Emma for being the greatest thing to ever happen to me. I adore and love you more than you’ll ever know."