‘Shine Ya Eye’ finalist, Angel has opened up about some of the crude methods her grandmother adopted to ensure she didn’t get pregnant as a teenager.
Angel, who revealed earlier on in the show that she was born out of wedlock, recently revealed to Cross how her grandmother tried bizarre methods to avoid a repeat of history.
“There was pressure on me to not get pregnant. So she was scared. I remember she would tell me to lie down in bed to check if I’m a virgin. And that’s stupid because not every woman has a hymen.
“Some women are virgins and they don’t have hymen. I remember one time she made me swear that I was a virgin. I think I was still 16. There was a lot of fear, lot of anxiety, and a lot of everything.”
The housemate also talked about how distant she felt from her biological parents while growing up with her grandmother.
“When I was in high school, I went years without seeing my mum. The funny thing is I didn’t know my mum was my mum until I was a certain age. I thought my granny was my mum.” She said.
When Cross asked Angel how old she was when she first met her mother, she replied, “I think I found out she was my mum when I was probably like seven.”
Recall Angel had shared that her mother had her at age 16 and had to deal with the stigmatization of teenage pregnancy.