Steven Tyler Daughter Mia Says ‘Afraid Of My Son Finding Out The Truth’ While Talking About Her Struggles As A Mother
Aerosmith lead vocalist Steven Tyler‘s daughter Mia Tyler shared a post on her official Instagram page opening up the struggles she had to go through for the past few years, especially about being a single mother while experiencing mental health issues, while revealing an inspirational speech to her fans.
As many of you know, Mia Tyler is primarily known for being an actress, plus-size model, and fashion designer, however, she is also a social media personality with 150k followers on her official Instagram account on which Mia often shares her adorable son Axton, her long-term boyfriend, as well as opening up about her struggles.
Unfortunately, Mia Tyler couldn’t find happiness in her personal life for such a long time starting from getting a divorce from ex-Papa Roach drummer Dave Buckner in 2005 after three years of marriage. Mia got engaged once to guitarist Brian Harrah, however, the couple broke up as well. During Mia’s relationship with her boyfriend Dan Halen, she gave birth to her first child, a son named Axton Joseph Tallarico on May 10, 2017.
Due to the fact that Mia and her then-boyfriend broke up, she had to raise her child on her own while dealing with her own problems most of which were related to her mental health issues and addictions on top of being a single mother about which Mia oftentimes opened up via a post on her official Instagram page.
Recently, Mia Tyler shared a post on her official Instagram page opening up about her struggles with a long message in which Mia stated that she found it hard to tell her whole story until now, however, she isn’t afraid anymore and ready to talk about her life.
Apparently, the daughter of Steven Tyler took some time to heal after being a single mother who was experiencing motherhood for the first time during a time period in which she had to take care of herself as well which was the hardest thing she has done in her life, according to Tyler.
Being stuck between trying to be a good mother and healing herself while not hurting her son, Mia Tyler seemed to hit the lowest point as a depressed person and it almost killed her, however, she soon realized she’s a great mother regardless of how she thinks of herself which was the epiphany for her healing process.
Here is what Mia Tyler said:
“For the longest time, I didn’t know how to tell my story. I was living in a constant state of fear. Afraid of my Son finding out the truth one day. Afraid of it hurting him. Afraid of it affecting his relationships with other people. And afraid it would make him look at me differently. I also didn’t know how to properly tell my story without making it sound like a pity party or all about how one person almost took me out. I spent a lot of time healing. Just me and my Son. I was a first-time mom tending to a brand new baby, all alone. I was also trying to fit into the new mold of being a mom, all while shedding my old skin. I finally got the courage to leave behind the things that hurt me and paved a new path for me and my Son. I spent the next 2 years in a constant up and down spiral till I landed on solid ground. It was the hardest thing I’ve had to do in all my 42 years.”
“To be honest, it almost killed me. I went through depression and reached the lowest low. But even in my darkest hours, I felt like it was the eye of the storm. Like it was all about to break and somewhere deep in there, the sun was about to shine. My light was for sure dimmed. And I slowly started to see that sliver of light pop through the shadows. It took another year of slowly learning to stand on my own. Still, all while single-handedly taking care of a child all on my own. And that right there was the thing that used to scare me the most. Being a single mom, not knowing how to do anything. Worrying constantly if I’m making the right decisions for me and my Son. But then one day it just clicked, I’m a bomb ass mom. Like it’s the thing I know how to do best.
And I fucking love that. So I forged my path with the knowledge that, if I can teach a lil person how to be a great fun person, I too can be a great person. And you know what? It worked. I have a lil mantra I do with my Son to get him to not pee in his pants at school. We say, ‘I believe in myself. I know I can do it. Because I can do anything.’ And that’s what I had to say to myself to keep me moving forward. And now here I am, almost 5 years later, finding the perfect words to tell my story. I used to think this would be a story about overcoming an abusive relationship, and maybe that’s why I never wanted to tell it.”
And she ended her speech with this:
“Because I didn’t want it to be negative or about anything other than love. But I had the love of my Son, and for a long time, I thought that’s all I needed. But I never thought this would just be a story about a single mom getting back on her feet. It took me finding love from a man, a real man, a real love, to realize this is actually a love story. The love I always wished for. A love that is love reflected. And so that’s where I’m at right now. Trying to write this in my backyard, with the sun shining down on me, while my son keeps asking me where his butt is. And completely inspired to tell my story about overcoming a lot of bullshit, finding myself as a mom, finding love, and finding myself. I wrote a book over 10 years ago about how life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself. And now I’m at a place where I’ve learned that the life you create isn’t always the life you desire. And the best gift you can give yourself is simply finding yourself.”
You can see the first picture in the Instagram post below and the rest in transcribed above.