Teen Mom 2's Kailyn Lowry is opening up about her tough childhood - and its impact on her to this day - on WEtv's Marriage Boot Camp.
Those who follow Kail know her story ... but not like this.
In the sneak peek at Friday’s episode below, the 25-year-old mother of three discusses her tumultuous relationship with her mother.
According to Kail, her mom suffers from severe alcoholism, which indirectly drove Lowry down the path she took so young in her life.
In other words, becoming 16 & Pregnant.
The MTV star gave birth to her first child with her ex-boyfriend, Jo Rivera, son Isaac Elliott, when she was only 17 years old.
While this obviously launched her career as a reality TV star and social media influencer, it's been a difficult journey from the beginning.
She also shares son Lincoln Marshall, 3, with Javi Marroquin, to whom she was married for several years. And then there's #BabyLo.
For a long time, no one knew who the father of her third baby was; Chris Lopez and Kailyn had a brief romance at best earlier this year.
Lux Russell was recently born (Kail may change Lux's name again, but that's a story for another time), leaving her with three little kids.
Three little kids and a LOT of drama.
To hear her tell it, tracing this back to her childhood is not a stretch. “I was like, maybe 6 [years old] and the cops came for my mom,” she says.
“They just took her away. I didn’t understand. I didn’t know why she was being taken from me. Now I know ... addiction can do horrible things.”
Lowry says she “wants to be a better parent” than her mother was, adding “I want to be everything that she was never to me.”
“I don’t like to talk about my mom,” she admits, reiterating, “I definitely think her not being there influenced me to have a child young.”
If you watch Teen Mom 2 online, you know Kail is not the best at confrontations, but she hasn't shied away from discussing this either.
“She would get drunk and drive with me and stuff, but she didn’t do it because she wanted to hurt me," she said on a past TM2 reunion.
"She did it because she's sick."
“But it’s my mom,” she added. “No matter how many times I say I’m not going to talk to her, I will always go back and give her a chance.”
Check out the scene below ...