Tiffany, ‘Stepdad Tried To Suffocate Mom’

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Tiffany Thornton in Susie Magazine. On Demi Lovato: ‘Demi is my closest friend. She’s like my little sister. All of us are pretty much in the same age range, although Brandon did say on Radio Disney that I’m like the mom of the cast. I was like, ‘Brandon, wait a second! I’m only 24. I’ve been 24 for two weeks!’’

Tiffany grew up in Texas in a trailer until she was 4. After her parents divorced, her mom got remarried and took a job out of state, leaving Tiff and her brother with their stepfather: ‘My mom became a flight attendant when I was young, and she was stationed out of Newark, N.J. You don’t get to choose your station..

Unless we were with our grandparents, we didn’t go to church. We went through a rough time with my second stepfather. I always found comfort in small spaces. I’d go into my bedroom closet and pray and sing to God. One night it came to blows between my mom and my stepfather, and he became violent.

That was the first time I’d ever witnessed that. He tried to suffocate my mom, and I heard that whole thing going down. She was crying, of course, and my brother was hugging her.’ Tiffany remembers calling her grandparents for help before running outside. She perched herself on the mailbox and began singing, ‘Oh

God, you are my God and I will ever praise you. I will seek You in the morning and I’ll learn to walk in Your ways..’ over and over again. She felt like she was dreaming. You know how when you’re dreaming you can look into a home and it’s like there’s no roof and you’re kind of floating over the house, watching..

..things go on? That’s exactly what that experience was like for me. I know God had carried me to a safe place.’ Her second stepfather never hurt her or her brother, but watching him lay hands on her mother was traumatic: ‘I don’t think at 12 or 13 years old you really consider the magnitude of what’s going on, but I..

..know God was protecting me. From that point on, I can think of moments when I’d go into my closet and write poems about God. I’m like, wow! That was me spending time with the Lord. I didn’t even realize that was what I was doing. So my relationship with Christ is very special to me.’

  • SummerKisses

    Awww…yess God is the way. \

    ps anyone know why her and katie santry arent roommates anymore? just curious hahahah

  • laura

    when i was younger, my stepdad used to get violent too, when he was drunk. he used to hit my mom front of me. me and my mom ran away from home a lot. like in the middle of the night, he started to beat my mom and we ran away and looked for a place to stay.

    but he died a few years ago. someone killed him. i know i always prayed that me and my mom would live a normal life, without him, but i never wanted him dead.

    when he was sober, he was the best dad any girl can ever have.

    hhaha like anyone actually cares, but i just felt like sharing it here.

    anyway tiffany is an amazing actress :)

  • laura

    when i was younger, my stepdad used to get violent too, when he was drunk. he used to hit my mom front of me. me and my mom ran away from home a lot. like in the middle of the night, he started to beat my mom and we ran away and looked for a place to stay.

    but he died a few years ago. someone killed him. i know i always prayed that me and my mom would live a normal life, without him, but i never wanted him dead.

    when he was sober, he was the best dad any girl can ever have.

    hhaha like anyone actually cares, but i just felt like sharing it here.

    anyway tiffany is an amazing actress :)

    DAMN AND IM NOT SPAMMING, I HARDLY EVER POST ANY COMMENTS HERE -.-

  • Anonymous

    its obviously true. and to the person who said cry me a river. get a life. imagine what that would be like. oh wait you cant even imagine that type of pain. grow some and stop being so f****** immature. (idk if id get blocked so i just used stars)

  • Anonymousssssss

    Damn. I didn’t know that’s how she grew up. Good for her, turning to God and pushing on. I liked her before, but now I have a whole new respect for her.

  • ILUVMYJOEYBEAR

    Wait if this is about her parents and stuff why does Oceanup post a pic of her and her dog?!?!?

  • Anonymous

    YOU GO GIRL!!! She turned to Christ and thats the one thing to do in all times…no matter if u are in trouble or if you are fine you should always hav a relationsip wit Christ! GOD BLESS!! <3

  • Daydreamer…..

    Why are people being so mean? She obviously had a hard time. I question other people’s heart sometimes. :/
    Well, I’m glad she turned to God for help. I wish her the best now and in the future.

  • Madeline

    bless her heart. this is something that stars should actually share, not those bullshit fake stories about getting bullied. EVERYONE is bullied at some point or another.

  • Shana Doodee Minaj

    You got someone in the corner who’s gonna be there for ya , just fall on your kness , say a prayer , & receive

    Glad she turned to God , thats the first thing to do when u don’t have no one on earth to turn to

    If i wasn’t a christian , & somethin like this would happen to me , i would have punched the dude in his face , like , really hard , he wouldn’t ever remember his date of birth .A mom is sacral ..

  • No Bitchassness

    Oh the sad stories

  • Mrs. Joe Jonas

    awww… that’s so touching! I love how strong of a Christian she is. I’m also glad that she knows the truth and that God is the only true comforter and He is always there for us! (:

  • Anonymous

    Shes 24! Wow! Looks very young though :) x

  • Anonymous

    Bitch Bitch that all she does.

  • xxyoubelongwithmexx12

    That’s sad :(

  • Anonymous

    Bitch Bitch that all she does.
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    go get a life idiot, how can you say something like that? she had a hard time when she was younger, you stupid. fuck you

  • Anonymous

    i totally agree with you. that’s how i live too, and she’s always posting bible verses on her twitter(: God will save anyone who is in trouble!!!! run to him. look up “Safe” by Phil Wickham and “By Your Side” by Tenth Avenue North!!!! There are amazing lyrics and truths in them!!!

  • Caitylinrox

    Omgsh that is sooooo sad i feel terrible for her that must’ve been tramatic! im glad she has turned to God because he is the one to turn to i dont care what anyone says if u say its stupid lame whatever its not and its how i live and im glad its how she lives too! i liked her before and now i really hav respect for her and im so glad she got her life turned around!

  • Anonymous

    “eh, cry me a river”???

    Are you kidding dude. She obviously went through a hard time. Yes, maybe other people might’ve gone through worse situations and are still going through them. But she had to listen to that, I feel so terrible for her. But I’m very happy that she has a new fantastic life. and I wish her all the best. <3

  • CupcakezLover

    Damn you people are harsh. I’m not really a fan but she’s always been classy and strong. <3

  • biebsoulmate

    i feel so sorry 4 her!!!!!
    that must b the worst

  • Anonymous

    jesus4eva

  • lovelyy

    If that’s true then I feel really bad for her Wow can’t belive she’s 24! she looks way younger.

  • DiscoSavedMyLife

    This makes me have so much respect for her. I <3 you Tiff.

  • Anonymous

    If that’s true

    Nope she’s lying. Seriously ? Are you an idiot ? Who the hell would make that up especially someone who is 24 years old. Dumbasses on this website make me laugh.

  • Anonymous

    you guys are terrible. it’s a shame that society has come to this. you would be upset if something like this happen to you but American teenagers are the most freakin selfish people alive. why can’t people just have a good heart and be there to love and support each other? your rude comments are getting you anywhere. get over yourself.

  • Anonymous

    She’s such a strong person, I’m glad she turned to God. :) go tiffany!

  • Anonymous

    wtf!

  • Anonymous

    You’re the devil for saying that.

  • elleroxsox

    eh, cry me a river

  • Anonymous

    eh, cry me a river

    eh, go fuck yourself.

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t the place for your Justin Timberlake lyric obsession.

  • Anonymous

    i’m laughing at the people that are saying such mean things because some of you people are just simply going to hell.
    tiffany’s so strong & beautiful

  • TickleMeElmoxD

    first?

  • MollySmellsOfFlowers

    thats horrible :/
    I know people who that has happened to like they have had abusive family relationships. its so sad. horrific really. My heart goes out to anyone in that situation

  • MollySmellsOfFlowers

    oh i can comment again now can i Oceanup?

  • belllllllllle

    oh dang yao ming.

  • Anonymous

    I like Tiffany, she’s really humble,,, its thats horrible about what happened with her mom, shes a real strong girl

  • Anonymous

    “God you are my God, and i will ever praise you” is one of my favorite songs! im glad some people in hollywood keep a good relationship with christ despite all thats around them! God bless <3

  • Anonymous

    thats so sad

  • teresa

    thats so sad. but now look shes got a pretty good life and i think shes engaged?

  • OceanUpSUX

    I hope she’s not faking all this, I feel sad for her though :(

  • shinebright

    eh, cry me a river

    did you srsly just say that?!

    do you know how much damage ANY form of abuse does? even if you don’t experience it.

    i’m never rude but tbh… f u c k y o u.

  • Anonymous

    its so nice to see someone in Hollywood who has a relationship with Christ.She is a great role model.

  • Anonymous

    eh, cry me a river
    —–

    F*CK YOU.

  • Kaylaa

    I know how she feels about the hole dreaming state when bad things like that happen.. ha I used to be like as a kid, kinda makes me like her even more.