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Jade Roper on ‘Marriage Boot Camp’ Sneak Peek: ‘I Thought About Suicide’ After My Mom ‘Abused Me’

Emotions heighten for Bachelor in Paradise newlyweds Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Friday, November 18, episode, as seen in Us Weekly‘s exclusive sneak peek.

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In the We TV relationship series’ preview clip, Dr. Venus Nicolino announces an exercise that requires vulnerability among the cast members. “The whole point of today’s lesson: how to get your emotional baggage out of your relationship,” she says. “And right now, step one is putting it all out on the table.”

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This leads Roper to confide, “My mom emotionally and verbally abused me, and said that boys wouldn’t want to date me and that I wasn’t worthy of love, and would tell me this every single day before I went to school.”

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“I’ve been through some therapy for this, because it was just something I thought I deserved — and I thought about suicide all the time,” the Bachelor season 19 alum says.


Dr. Nicolino tells the cameras, “This is really painful for Jade — and that’s understandable.”

Roper continues to explain her challenges growing up: “My dad knew about it, but my dad never did anything. … If my dad didn’t stick up for me, then [it was] like what my mom said was true.”

“I grew to like hate myself,” she reveals. “I became very depressed. Then I had anxiety and I started drinking a ton just to like numb myself.”

Meanwhile, Tolbert shares recollections of his father’s affair: “I remember my dad ran around on my mom a lot, and he had another house over another side of town. And I guess he said he was living there. But my mom found this out, and I went with her, and we busted the front door.”

Watch the intense clip above for the full scene. Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars airs on We TV Fridays at 9 p.m. ET. 

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