‘Married at First Sight’ Star Jamie Otis Admits To Two Abortions Before Marriage, Tells Her Story

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Married at First Sight star Jamie Otis is now admitting to two abortions that her fans didn’t know about at all. This comes as a shock after how serious she has been about trying to conceive again. People shared a story that Jamie wrote about this time in her life back before she ever met Doug Hehner.

Why is Jamie Otis telling her story now?

The article by People started out explaining why she is telling her story. It has to do with all of the new abortion laws. People shared details.

“Over the last few months, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, Utah and Arkansas have all passed “heartbeat bills,” which ban abortions once an embryo or fetus heartbeat can be detected. Last week, Alabama legislators passed an even stricter bill effectively banning all abortions at any point in pregnancy.”

Jamie Otis shares her story

First off, Jamie Otis talked about how her mom told her that she almost aborted her. Lucky for Jamie, she is still alive and here. That isn’t the case for two pregnancies she had of her own, though. Jamie’s mom did have trouble taking care of her five children and Jamie actually ended up raising her younger siblings at a very young age.


It turns out that Jamie was only 18-years-old when she got pregnant and this was from the first guy she was ever with in that way. Instead of having a child, she chose abortion. She explained her reason.

“I chose to have an abortion. I wouldn’t have been able to provide this child the kind of life he or she deserved. And I wanted to finish college and provide for my siblings and give us a better life. I didn’t see how that would be possible while also taking care of a baby.”

Jamie had a second abortion

That wasn’t the only abortion that Jamie Otis had. She also talks about an abortion later on when she was in nursing school. As she talks about it now, she is fine with her decision. She says that she wouldn’t be where she was at now had it not happened. Neither man was fit to be a father according to her. When she told her husband, Doug, he called her “brave.”

Jamie Otis went on to explain more about it.

“I know I’m going to get backlash for opening up about my past. Like I said, my abortions still torment me and I hate that I had to have them. However, am I thankful? Of course. I wouldn’t be able to be a good mother to my daughter right now or have been able to be a good parent to my siblings back then. The cycle continues because there’s not enough education about sex and birth control, and not enough support. There’s not enough constructive discussion about abortion. It sucks. It really sucks. But the truth of the matter is it is a necessary option.”

Jamie Otis is sharing something she has kept a secret for years. The thing is now the word is out and she will deal with the backlash and support that she will get for revealing this news.

Are you shocked to hear about Jamie Otis’ abortions? Share your thoughts in the comments. Don’t miss Married at First Sight when a new season airs on Lifetime.

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