Jenna Jameson: “I Worry About What My Sons Think”

Jenna Jameson, retired adult film star and adult industry mogul, is struggling with the same predicament that faces Pamela Anderson: How do I tell my sons about my past career choices? In a recent appearance on Oprah, the 35-year-old mother-of-two says she’s proud of her success, yet wonders what life would be like if she never entered the adult movie industry.

Jenna is now retired from the industry and is a stay-at-home mom to 7-month-old boys, Jesse and Journey. The world’s most famous adult film star says she struggled with infertility for years, and now that she has children, she faces a new struggle. How is she planning to explain her pornographic past to her sons?

The moment you become a p–n star, you will always be a p–n star for the rest of your life,” says Jenna. “I don’t know exactly what I’m going to say to my sons, but I do know that I want them to understand that their mother loves them. I don’t worry about what people think. I worry about what my sons think.”

As a young starlet in the adult film industry, Jenna says she had a specific vision throughout her career. “I wanted to be the number one p–n star in the world, and I wanted to do it with dignity,” she says. “I wanted to change things because this industry was run by men.”

Looking back on her life, Jenna says she has few regrets, though sometimes wonders what life would have been like if she’d never become an adult film actress. “I wonder whether or not I made the right decisions by getting into the industry, because I know how incredibly capable I am,” she says. “I knew I had a lot of options, but this was something that I excelled at, and I knew that I was going to make a lot of money.”

Jenna says she’s proud of her success and the person she’s become. “I feel like I made it happen,” she says. “I love who I am. I love that I can look back and say, ‘I did it my way.'”

What do you think is the best way for Jenna to handle this subject with her boys?

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  1. If it were me, I would let my boys know that I used to do that so they would need to be careful when watching it themselves. I would also explain that I wasn’t ashamed because of how far it got “me”. Again IF it were me.

  2. I’m sorry, I have a hard time feeling sorry for these women. I do, however, feel extremely sorry for their kids. Imagine 6th grade or so, when these boys are emotionally destroyed by the mother’s past. Pamela Anderson had what, one sex tape? How many does Ms. Jamison have? Hundreds? And every skeeze-ball pervert is going to have a copy. Unless this chick moves to a remote mountain top with no cable or internet, those poor kids are screwed.

    • I’ve seen interviews with rock stars talking about all the women they slept with, threesomes they’ve done etc and nobody seems to think that their kids will be “emotionally destroyed” by it.

  3. I have no idea what advice I’d give to Jenna about what to tell her sons. The only taboo connected with my chosen career path is the ‘starving artist’ stereotype – not exactly anything that would make my future children ask, “Jeez, Mummy, why?”.

  4. There were just stories out of Pamela Anderson’s kid getting into fights because of comments made by other kids about his mom, and her tape and lifestyle are nothing compared to Jameson’s. Mommy has sex for money is pretty much all you can say because that about sums it up.

  5. It must be hard for your fellow teenagers to watch an adult movie starring your mother. Infact if you make a choice to join this industry, you had better write off having kids.

    On the upside, Jenna no longer has that ‘washed up look’ that people in the adult movie industry always have. Like they are hollow wasting away shells with no soul in their eyes.

  6. People I know who have remarried have a difficult time explaining to their kids why they were with “someone other than daddy before”, so I can’t imagine what it will be like for her to explain why she was with HUNDREDS of other men before daddy…part of me is thankful that she had boys…I think it may be easier to explain her past to them than to try to teach a girl to respect herself…this is a tough one…I don’t envy her.

  7. She wasn’t with hundreds of men…the majority of her movies were with her husband at the time. I’m sure it will be hard for her sons, but hopefully other people raise their children not to judge based on who one’s parents are. She seems very down to earth.

  8. Both Jenna and her husband seem like very devoted parents. Her sons can comfort themselves with their ponies and speedboats!

  9. I feel bad for the boys , but I think her sons will be okay. Their dad is a cage fighter and I’m sure he’ll teach them how to defend themselves. They’ll probably be tough guys who will get all of the girls and intimidate the guys. I’m sure a lot of boys will be scared to tease them in the future. These boys will get their butts kissed by other boys and their fathers who would beg to have a sleepover at their house.

  10. I think she should be open about the things that she has done in the past, but let them know that it was part of her *past.* It does not change the fact that she is their mother, who loves them, and who was ecstatic to be chosen to be their parent. I think that honesty is the best policy here, and if they know, they will be well-prepared to deal with the questions and comments of others.

  11. If she is honest with her kids from the start I don’t think they will have a problem with it, she is a determined woman who has only ever wanted the best for herself and her family I suggest everyone read her book then judge her cause after you read it you will really understand what she was think. Plus I do t think it’s anyone elses business what she has done, no one is perfect and o think every parent has someh
    thing they want to hide from there children

  12. Just as you said. “I don’t worry about what people think.” you shouldn’t. I’m a 19 year old female and I can’t imagine what you are going through with people constantly bringing up your past and having to one day explain it to your sons. Everyone has a past and what you did doesn’t make you any degrading than anyone. I think that it’s good that you don’t regret what happened because it has made you the person you are today. You are a beautiful woman and what happened in your past does not change that, I wish you and your sons the best and I hope that everything turns out great for you all ! 🙂

  13. *I am so late* Anyway…Just as you said. “I don’t worry about what people think.” you shouldn’t. I’m a 19 year old female and I can’t imagine what you are going through with people constantly bringing up your past and having to one day explain it to your sons. Everyone has a past and what you did doesn’t make you any degrading than anyone. I think that it’s good that you don’t regret what happened because it has made you the person you are today. You are a beautiful woman and what happened in your past does not change that, I wish you and your sons the best and I hope that everything turns out great for you all ! 🙂

  14. Just as you said. “I don’t worry about what people think.” you shouldn’t. I’m a 19 year old female and I can’t imagine what you are going through with people constantly bringing up your past and having to one day explain it to your sons. Everyone has a past and what you did doesn’t make you any degrading than anyone. I think that it’s good that you don’t regret what happened because it has made you the person you are today. You are a beautiful woman and what happened in your past does not change that, I wish you and your sons the best and I hope that everything turns out great for you all ! 🙂

  15. Funny how their dad fights people for a living and nobody has a problem with that, yet she has sex for a living and people think that will ruin the kids lives.

    So sex = bad, violence = acceptable?

    And she doesn’t do gangbangs.

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