Porn Star Quits To Become Pastor

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A PORN star has revealed how she quit her £250,000-a-year job in the adult film industry to become a pastor.

Crystal Bassette, from Clay, New York, starred in over 100 X-rated movies during her 10-year career.

Crystal Bassette quit her £250,000-a-year job in the adult film industry to become a pastor
Crystal Bassette quit her £250,000-a-year job in the adult film industry to become a pastor

But she has turned her life around after finding God and marrying a pastor called David, 26, who she now runs a church with.

Crystal said: “I look back at my past now and you know I can’t say that I really regret anything because it has made me who I am today.”

Falling pregnant at 16, Crystal was determined to give her son the best life she could.

Crystal has turned her life around after finding God and now runs a church
Crystal has turned her life around after finding God and now runs a church
Crystal starred in over 100 films during her X-rated career and would earn £25,000 a month
Crystal starred in over 100 films during her X-rated career and would earn £25,000 a month

However, after moving to Hollywood from North Carolina she realised that living in a safe neighbourhood came with a sky-high price tag.

Following a few years of modelling, feature dancing and pole competitions, Crystal – now 33 – met with an adult film agent to discuss starring in porn films, who told her that she could make £25,000 a month.

Starstruck by the opportunity to make serious cash to support her son, Justin, Crystal attended her first scene at a house in Malibu soon after the meeting.

Crystal spent a few years modelling, dancing and entering pole competitions before turning to porn
Crystal spent a few years modelling, dancing and entering pole competitions before turning to porn

She said: “I remember after the scene, I sat in the shower for about two hours crying. Then I stopped after that shoot and didn’t go back for about one month.

“I ended up going back to it again and that’s when I was numbing myself through taking pain medicine and drinking alcohol to get through the scene.

“It just became like this daily routine for me where I would drop my son off to school in the morning, go do a shoot and come home. It was like a regular 9 to 5 job.”

Crystal, centre, on set of a film with other performers ahead of a recording
Crystal, centre, on set of a film with other performers ahead of a recording
Crystal with her husband David and their 16-month-old son Carter in their church
Crystal with her husband David and their 16-month-old son Carter in their church

Stuck in a cycle of alcohol abuse and splashing her money on sports cars, a nightclub and a mansion, Crystal was sucked in by the materialistic lifestyle.

She said: “My mind was so messed up and after reading the Bible I know that I was haunted by a spirit of Jezebel.

“I just lived for myself and my son and didn’t really think about the consequences of making films and dancing and everything.”

Crystal splashed her cash on boozy nights out, flashy cars and a lavish mansion
Crystal splashed her cash on boozy nights out, flashy cars and a lavish mansion
Crystal, dressed in a tight black dress, parties in a bar with a fellow club-goer
Crystal, dressed in a tight black dress, parties in a bar with a fellow club-goer

Shortly before meeting her future husband, Crystal decided to shun the porn world and devote her life to God instead.

She said: “It is definitely the ultimate change. It’s going from one extreme to the next. I had to get away from this whole life.”

The couple married in December 2014, and they were soon joined by their son Carter, who was welcomed by older brothers 16-year-old Justin and seven-year-old Landon.

Crystal says she was sucked in by the materialistic lifestyle and lost herself in the haze
Crystal says she was sucked in by the materialistic lifestyle and lost herself in the haze

Crystal credits her reunification with Christ to several life-changing events, including a terrifying car accident in May 2014 and a visit to her sister’s church that encouraged her to leave a volatile relationship with her ex-boyfriend.

She said: “The day I was saved, I felt like the preacher was just speaking to me directly.

“It was like he was preaching to only me and you know that day I felt God was talking to me through his preaching and everything he said felt right.”

Crystal, pictured right, has quit her wild ways after finding religion
Crystal, pictured right, has quit her wild ways after finding religion

Unfortunately, Crystal was not able to drop her life in the porn industry instantly and she had to endure one last film before she could start her life anew.

She said: “I had a contract that had to be fulfilled. I had to fulfil two scenes which was horrible.”

Now on the other side, Crystal believes she knows what led her on a path to the adult film industry.

Crystal in her church, which is called New Beginnings Christian Life, where she hopes to inspire others
Crystal in her church, which is called New Beginnings Christian Life, where she hopes to inspire others

She said: “I was sexually abused when I was a child by two different people. So I went through a lot of stuff as a kid.

“It’s wordless. I’m alright now but it took me a long time. I went through a few years of therapy and stuff and so I realised why I was choosing the life that I did.”

Crystal turned her life around after leaving the porn industry and soon graduated from college to become a paralegal and trained as a pastor.

Crystal poses for a selfie with her son Justin
Crystal poses for a selfie with her son Justin

After marrying, David and Crystal founded their own church called New Beginnings Christian Life in Fulton, New York where they hope to inspire others.

She said: “It’s like if I grew up as a teacher, I probably wouldn’t be helping people now. I probably would be completely different.

“My past made me who I am today and God has changed my life completely.”

Meanwhile, children whose parents are porn stars have revealed what it was like to grow up with an adult actress mum.

Porn stars have also revealed how much they get paid – and it might be as lucrative as you would expect.

The Sun

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