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A woman named Crystal Bassette used to be known as Nadia Hilton in the porn industry, where she appeared in more than 100 adult films. Today, she’s a wife, mother and a pastor in New York.

Bassette, 33, told Barcroft TV that for years she numbed herself with alcohol and drugs to provide a living for her young son, whom she gave birth to at the age of 16.

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She recalled the emotional toll working in the porn industry took on her.

“I remember after the scene, I sat in the shower for about two hours crying. Then I stopped after that shoot and didn’t go back for about one month,” she said. “I ended up going back to it again and that’s when I was numbing myself through taking pain medicine and drinking alcohol to get through the scene.”

But things changed when she met David, the man who would become her husband.

David, a pastor, and Crystal got married in 2014.

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“What I would like people to take away from us is that God can forgive you no matter what past you come from,” David said.

The couple ended up founding a church called New Beginnings Christian Life located in in Fulton, N.Y., where Bassette serves as a pastor with her husband.

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“I look back at my past now and you know I can’t say that I really regret anything because it has made me who I am today,” she said. “It’s like if I grew up as a teacher, I probably wouldn’t be helping people now. I probably would be completely different.

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

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