Sex to Sacred: Porn Star Became Pastor

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar:


My past made me who I am today and God has changed my life completely, she said.


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.

Thus The Porn Star

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.

The actress soon fell into a daily routine of dropping her son off at school and heading to a film set. Crystal said her family always stood by her side but struggled to come to terms with her career.

Coming Back

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

Several life-changing events – including a terrifying car accident in May 2014 – made Crystalrealise she wanted to start on a new path.

She ended a volatile relationship and sought refuge in religion. She wanted to quit the porn industry but first had to complete one final film. Looking back, Crystal now believes she joined the industry because she was sexually abused as a child.

The mother-of-three fell in love with her husband David after meeting him at her sister’s church, where he was the pastor.

The couple married in December 2014 and soon welcomed a son, Carter.

God’s Refuge

With the support of her family, Crystal trained to become a paralegal and a pastor.

She and David founded their own church, New Beginnings Christian Life in Fulton, New York, and hope to use their story to inspire others.

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