Porn Star Stormy Daniels Won’t Speak to Ailing Mother

Sheila Gregory, the cast-off mother of adult film star Stormy Daniels, also declares her continued support for the President, saying she hopes the scandal involving her daughter doesn’t harm Trump

 

A monumentally sad report, featuring interviews with the alleged Donald Trump mistress’ mother and father, in yesterday’s Dallas Morning News

The woman sits hooked to an oxygen machine that whirrs like a vacuum cleaner, in an old house in Baton Rouge, in a rough neighborhood she can’t afford to leave.

She clicks on the TV. Like the rest of America, she can’t escape Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she was paid $130,000 before the presidential election to keep quiet about her affair with Donald Trump.

Each image of the smiling, busty blonde — who is parlaying the alleged affair into a national strip club tour — strikes the woman like a bullet. And it’s not just because it’s an attack on her beloved president.

That 38-year-old isn’t Stormy Daniels to her. It’s Stephanie Gregory Clifford. Her daughter. The little girl who loved horses.

Porn Star Stormy Daniels Won't Speak to Ailing Mother
Stormy Daniels in high school.
(Courtesy/Bill Gregory)

“It hurts me deeply,” said Sheila Gregory, 64. “My friends all say the same thing: ‘I can’t believe that is the same sweet child — you took such good care of her.’

“I say, ‘How do you think I feel?'”

Gregory said she hasn’t spoken to her daughter in 12 years — around the time of the Trump encounter, which they’ve never discussed. She says she calls Daniels every few weeks, but they never connect. She says she doesn’t know why her daughter stopped talking to her.

She hopes to reunite with her daughter one day. She will be dead soon, she says.

“I loved her dearly,” her mother said. “I still love her dearly.”

Daniels, who declined to be interviewed, has acknowledged previously that she doesn’t talk to her parents anymore. Even so, her attorney, Michael Avenatti, responded with just two words to her mother’s stated attempts to contact her daughter: “Fake news.”

Charming.

Sheila Gregory would vote for Trump “every time” and hopes he runs for president “four more times,” Daniels’ mother told The Dallas Morning News.

Stormy Daniels at her high school prom in Baton Rouge.
(Courtesy/Bill Gregory)

To hear her mother tell it, Daniels had a promising childhood. Her parents had been married for a decade — and never planned to have kids — before her mother gave birth to Daniels in 1979. Daniels’ parents divorced around the time she was 3 or 4. Her father admits he wasn’t around much after that.

“I paid my child support and did all that, but I didn’t really have any involvement when she was being raised,” said Bill Gregory, 68, who now lives in San Diego.

Sheila Gregory worked long days as a trucking company manager — at $4 an hour — to support her studious daughter, who took dance and horse-riding lessons.

Daniels was hurt by her father’s disappearance, her mother said. “She wanted her daddy and I couldn’t give her her daddy back,” her mother said.

When Daniels was about 10, her stepfather gave her $500 for Christmas and she decided to spend it on an old, mistreated horse. For years, her mother would drive her to the stables, where she helped rehabilitate the animal and got it into riding condition. Gregory said her daughter dreamed of becoming a vet.

“She made friends easily. She was funny,” her mother said. “But if you made her mad or you hurt her, she just wouldn’t have nothing to do with you anymore.”

“I’d give anything to go back to those years,” she said.

Daniels received offers from colleges such as Louisiana State University, Mississippi State, Oklahoma and a school in Texas, her mother said. But she didn’t want to go.

To her mother, Daniels changed pretty much overnight when she turned 18. She still got good grades and her mother believed Daniels wasn’t drinking or doing drugs, but Gregory “could just tell something wasn’t right.”

When Daniels was a senior in high school, her father stopped by and asked Daniels’ mother what he could get his daughter as a gift. Sheila Gregory said she’d always found a way — even if it meant working two jobs — to pay for whatever Daniels wanted. The only thing she couldn’t afford was a car.

Her father bought her a Toyota Celica.

With her own wheels, Daniels was free to explore the wilder side of Baton Rouge, her mother said.

That same year, when Daniels was 17, she brought a boyfriend to visit her father in Cincinnati, Bill Gregory said. During that trip, he later found out, she danced at a strip club across the river in Kentucky. Her father said he was unhappy, but he felt helpless. That was the last time he saw her.

Hospitality

Daniels and her luckless husband, Glendon Miller Crain, moved to Forney in 2014, when their daughter was 4, public records show. They bought a two-story brick home that was appraised at $215,000.

This is the address that Daniels listed when she signed her (improperly notarized) hush agreement with then-candidate Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

On Monday, a child’s colorful chalk drawings decorated the sidewalk with rainbows and animals. On the front stoop lay a not-so-welcome mat, asking visitors: “What the hell do you want?”

Related – CBS News Chief: Stormy Daniels ’60 Minutes’ Interview Will Air

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