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Porn star mother turned her life around to become a pastor

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From porn star to pastor! How an adult film actress who splashed her $300,000 salary on booze, sports cars and a lavish mansion is now a happily married mother presiding over her own CHURCH

A former porn star who splashed her six-figure salary on binge drinking and flash cars has revealed how she quit the adult film industry and become a pastor.

Crystal Bassette, from Clay, New York, earned $300,000 a year as porn actress Nadia Hilton, starring in over 100 X-rated titles over 10 years.

But the mother-of-three put an end to her hedonistic lifestyle after she found God and started attending church, where she met her husband David, 26, a pastor.

The 33-year-old has since graduated from college and trained to become a pastor. She and David now preside over their own church in New York.

rystal said: ‘It’s definitely the ultimate change. It’s going from one extreme to the next. I had to get away from this whole life.’

Crystal fell pregnant with her eldest son Justin at 16. Determined to give him the best start in life, she moved from her home in North Carolina to Hollywood, California, and started modelling and dancing to pay rent.

It wasn’t until she was introduced to an adult film agent a few years later that she signed up to her first porn film, enticed by the promise of earning $30,000 a month.

But her first shoot, at a house in Malibu, left Crystal feeling traumatised.
‘I remember after the scene, I sat in the shower for about two hours crying,’ Crystal said. ‘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.’

The actress soon fell into a daily routine of dropping her son off at school and heading to a film set. She added: ‘It was like a regular 9 to 5 job.’

Crystal said her family always stood by her side but struggled to come to terms with her career.
‘My mom was very supportive of it,’ she said. She kind of let me make my own decisions.

‘They were both pretty disappointed in me though. I mean my father, he was very disappointed in me, got mad at first but they eventually got over it.’

In the throws of an alcohol problem, Crystal frittered away her money on sports cars, a mansion and her own nightclub.

She said: ‘I just lived for myself and my son and didn’t really think about the consequences of making films and dancing and everything.

‘I started to become an object. I wouldn’t walk outside my house without showing cleavage, having a belly shirt on and high heels. It was like had to constantly look like the sex symbol.’
Several life-changing events – including a terrifying car accident in May 2014 – made Crystal realise she wanted to start on a new path.

She ended a volatile relationship and sought refuge in religion.

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.

‘I got down on my knees and was just praying to God to just release me from everything and my mom was there and my sister came over and were just all crying. And that was the day I got saved.’
She wanted to quit the porn industry but first had to complete one final film.

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