Jewel Claims Mother Lenedra ‘Embezzled All of My Money’: Details

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Musician Jewel is opening up about her rocky relationship along with her mom, Lenedra Carroll, whom she claims stole hundreds of thousands of {dollars} from her.

“I didn’t actually understand what my mother was till I used to be 30-something. I awoke and realized she embezzled all of my cash, over $100 million,” the 48-year-old “You Had been Meant for Me” songstress, whose full identify is Jewel Kilcher, mentioned throughout a Monday, March 20, episode of the “Verywell Thoughts” podcast. “After which as I began investigating the reality about what my mother had informed me in my life versus what was true, I had realized that just about every thing I shaped my actuality on was fiction.”

She added: “[I was] 34 years outdated [when I] realized I’m $3 million in debt, understand my mother stole it, understand every thing I believed my mother was, isn’t what she was, [it is a] very tough psychological factor to return to phrases with.”

The Utah native’s complicated relationship along with her mom stems again to watching her dad and mom get divorced when she was youthful.

“I imply, it’s a fancy subject, however my mother used to [be] this heroic determine. My mother and pa obtained divorced after I was 8, and we went to stay with my dad,” Jewel recalled to host Amy Morin throughout the podcast episode. “No one informed me it’s as a result of my mother didn’t need to be a mother. She left us, and so my dad took over elevating us. I didn’t know that on the time. I’d hitchhike 500 miles to go see her. I’d present up on her doorstep. She was the other of my dad. My dad was this risky alcoholic that hit me, very straightforward to establish [as a] ‘dangerous man.’ My mother appeared like the other. She was calm, she was comfortable, she by no means yelled, clearly by no means hit me.”

She continued: “I didn’t understand I used to be being abused in one other approach on the time. In case you requested me after I was 9 to perhaps even in my 30s, I’d’ve thought I had a supportive determine. Wanting again, what was really occurring is my mother, let’s say after I would present up on her doorstep, she would say, ‘Your thoughts is so highly effective. Our minds are solely faucet, we use like 10% of our mind energy. Our minds are so highly effective and I believe you, Jewel, are so highly effective that I believe you may sit right here and stare at this gentle bulb and also you may be capable of get it to show off along with your thoughts.’ That’s such an abusive, effed up factor to say, however I felt so liked. What it really was was my mother didn’t need to keep there and be with me, and she or he babysat me by having me watch gentle bulbs. So, generally the looks of an connected determine isn’t what it appears.”

Jewel in the end moved out of her household’s house when she was a teen to flee her father, Atz Kilcher, who was allegedly bodily abusive.

“I knew after I moved out at 15 that statistically ladies like me find yourself repeating the cycle we had been raised by,” the “Down So Lengthy” musician — who shares son Kase, 11, with ex-husband Ty Murray — informed Forbes in September 2016. “Statistically I ought to have ended up on medication, in an abusive relationship or on a pole someplace. I didn’t need to be a statistic. So I regarded on the concept of nature versus nurture, and thought, ‘If I obtained poor nurture as a baby, may I re-nurture myself and get to know my precise nature?’ My life objective at that second turned to learn to keep away from being a human filled with holes, however a complete human as a substitute.”

Jewel, who briefly skilled homelessness after leaving house, didn’t additional reveal when Carroll allegedly stole her cash. The By no means Damaged writer’s mom has not publicly responded to the claims. Nevertheless, Jewel has since been candid about studying to maneuver on.

“The quantity of trauma in my life, the quantity of neglect, transferring out at 15, the quantity of grownup conditions I used to be in, I had a really scary life. I had a really terrifying life,” the “My Father’s Daughter” artist mentioned on Monday. “I had a life the place adults weren’t secure folks, being in connection to folks wasn’t secure. Studying learn how to take away myself is how I discovered security. And so I had lots to work on. … However for no matter motive I used to be very decided that if I may observe and get very curious and take a look at myself considerably scientifically, and consider my physique, consider that what my physique was telling me was the reality and that if I may give you a train that obtained my physique to really feel completely different, that was an actual barometer.”

In case you or somebody are experiencing home violence, please name the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential help. To report little one abuse, seek the advice of the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Companies’ Little one Welfare Data Gateway for state-specific reporting telephone numbers.

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