Courtney Stodden is going through a tough time after announcing that her father proclaimed he “does not have a daughter.”
The 24-year-old Instagram model went on social media Sunday night and made the heartbreaking announcement that, “My Father told me to never contact him again and that he does not have a daughter.”
Stodden says the relationship has been damaged for more than a decade, but the latest revelation is especially upsetting.
She says that after leaving home at 16-years-old, her dad “threw away all my childhood memories,” including video tapes and other keepsakes.
“The thing is, if my father doesn’t want to be a FATHER then I need to finally accept that,” Stodden shared. She says that she will always love her birth father, regardless of his feelings.
She also gives a shoutout to anyone “who is feeling lost, worthless, or has been disowned by any of their family members.”
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My Father told me to never contact him again and that he does not have a daughter. My heart has been torn into pieces over the damaged relationship with him for over a decade now. I left home at 16 and got married (most likely due to abandonment issues and not feeling worthy enough for my Dad) as My emotional state wasn’t a priority to him nor spending quality time with me. So yeah, I chose to leave. I fell in love and finally felt nurtured. My father in turn threw away all of my childhood memories including hundreds of video tapes (my first birthday, gymnastics lessons, singing and dancing videos, etc) The thing is, if my father doesn’t want to be a FATHER then I need to finally accept that. I cannot change him nor change WHO I AM in order to make this happen. Shout out to anyone who is feeling lost, worthless, or has been disowned by any of their family members. My soul will need YEARS to recover from this. I will always love my birth father … regardless of anything. -Courtney Stodden💖