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?