Paige’s privacy was invaded in a huge way when private photos and videos were released online as part of the Fappening. She was hit very hard as an entire sex tape’s worth of footage hit the internet.
While speaking to Fox News, the first-ever NXT Women’s Champion said that she suffered from stress induced anorexia. This was a terrible time in her life surrounded by a ton of worries. She is only stronger after coming out of this horrible situation, as she sought a way to change her predicament.
Obviously, it’s very hard to stay positive when you have something that’s so publicly humiliating to yourself and then still to this day, this was over two years ago now. I did suffer a lot. I did. Just emotionally because at the time I was having my neck surgery too, and I had stress-induced anorexia. I lost all my hair. I had some really horrible thoughts. I had to go to therapy. It took me a while to get over because obviously, no woman wants to go through that. But at the same time, I was like, “OK I can’t change this.” Same with me not being able to wrestle. I can’t change this. There’s nothing I can do about it. So why am I still dwelling on it? It happened.
People have seen it. Like I can use this to help others now, you know? And it really does because I don’t look at it as a mistake. Everyone’s done that kind of stuff and it happened a long time ago when I was young and dumb and stuff happens and then you know, unfortunately it was released but I’m just like, “Hey, it is what it is. I can’t change it.” And so now I’m going with the Bella Twins and we went to a woman’s hostel place, with kids and stuff, like I get to go talk to kids about it, I’m just like, “Hey, like never do something when it comes to your phones.
Because like this is a different world nowadays. Like things come out and things happen so I was like, “You have to think twice before you make the same kind of mistake as I did.” So now I get to use it and utilize it on a different platform and help others with it. So I’m like it’s a horrible thing that happened, but now it’s a tool to help the next generation of people you know?
Paige used her position in life to help strength others as she spreads her message of perseverance and empowerment. She is certainly an incredibly strong individual to go through so much and still keep going.
Hopefully, once her neck is healed from her recent surgery Paige will be able to get back to action as the manager of the Kabuki Warriors.