INTERVIEW Farrah Abraham talks Sophia, misconceptions, her new restaurant and that Christian parenting book


Many of us have followed Farrah Abraham’s story with great interest for the past four years. From plastic surgeries to business pursuits to (of course) the infamous sex tape, there has been plenty to keep up with since she first appeared on 16 & Pregnant. Still, she continues to surprise — like today when I spoke with Farrah for the first time and found her to be quite the engaging conversationalist!

During our lengthy phone discussion, Farrah updated me on life, love and her new business ventures. Here are some of the highlights…

Keeping up with Derek’s family: I’m always in communication with Derek’s dad. He has always been supportive and helpful with Sophia. Even when we were in Nebraska [last week], he came up and we hung out… He is really just one of those people who make my life today and makes Sophia’s life and I see the before and the after of Derek, so it’s like I’m just missing the middle piece.

Farrah Abraham - Derek Underwood Prom

Her relationship with her own parents: I saw my dad last night when he came to get me from the airport… He doesn’t live with me anymore. My parents are divorced and they are moving on with their own lives, dating other people and so on. When I was back at home, I stayed with my mom. I just feel like our relationships are where they need to be. I did a lot of work in therapy with them. Now it is what it is and I don’t think there is really any more work to be done there.

What she learned from Couples Therapy: Dr. Jenn Berman was adamant about helping me grow as a person and knowing that, when you’re trying so hard, there’s no reason to try further… For those who don’t really know my family, I know and I understand why they think that I may be the issue and whatnot. But, I feel it’s my parents and my part to collaborate… If somebody doesn’t really know how to be a family, I can’t really fix that.

Applying Dr. Jenn’s advice to dating: I go in there with the best in mind and I really give them a lot of chances. It got to the point where it was pretty embarrassing when I was on Couples Therapy and I got ditched and somebody was acting crazy and wasn’t in contact with me and was just acting like a drama queen… [Now] I have a private matchmaker who screens these people, but like there’s nothing really secure yet. There’s nothing where I’m like, “This is 100% what I want and I trust them.”

Opening a restaurant in Austin: It’s my own concept. It’s about having fresh and frozen cuisines and foods at this restaurant. It’s very family friendly… It’s set to be open by October. I was hoping it was sooner, but this is ground-up, from scratch construction… I hope to open up a lot more of these and hopefully franchise this and move onto other endeavors and restaurants.

Farrah Abraham - Food - Restaurant in Austin

Other business ventures: I’m just continuing working on more books, like going into paranormal… I’m truly growing myself as an author. I want to be very good at my imagination and then fiction writing just something I’m pretty proud of now, looking back at Celebrity Sex Tape… Also the Farrah Abraham pleasure products with Topco and that’s going to be huge. I can’t even tell you, but this is so weird for me to be so proud of a sex toy. I have to say I’m pretty impressed with the quality and how great it looks. I’ve bought a lot of sex toys in my day and checked it out and they never looked so professional and so quality.

Concerns for people using the toys: It’s going to sound weird, but the only thing for me to be uncomfortable about is when men are going to get these sex toys and are going to be like, “Oh, I’m making my own sex tape with Farrah.”

Misconceptions about her: I don’t know how people get these confused: I am a very good mom and I take care of my daughter. I feel if somebody were to compare me or judge me as a mom on a day-to-day, they probably would rate me as a 10 out of 10. [Another misconception is] me being mean to my parents… I really feel that I’m not mean to my parents. I give them the benefit of the doubt. I definitely just forgive and let go of things and just move on, so I am a great daughter as well.

Farrah Abraham and Sophia

What Sophia is up to: Sophia is very progressive in her math and her reading and she likes pony rides and going to the farmer’s markets. She still loves to sleep with me, so I still take advantage of that because she’s super cute even though she has her own room. She’s off her pacifier — thank God that’s done! She goes to school full-time and is starting kindergarten this fall, which I’m super excited about because I remember my first day of kindergarten… I don’t really think that she’s so excited about that because she’s like, ‘I don’t want to switch schools!’ Sophia made so many friends and there are a lot of genuine, good people to influence her life and her teachers are very good.

How faith and her Christian parenting book: I have to say faith is a big part of my life. I’m not perfect, I think that’s just life. There’s really no perfect Christian. I go to church as often as possible and I have great Christian friends — and those aren’t the ones who say they’re Christian and then act like other… My parents didn’t really help me get any closer to God, it was my own choice and I just see a lot of good things happening and I only want good things for everybody else. So if I could say that through a type of Christian parenting book, I think that’s something that wouldn’t hurt them, it would help them and their children. It would give them a kind of support and guide to use throughout their journey in life together and I would just be happy to share that.

To put to rest one of the top Google questions, what is Farrah’s ethnicity: I am Syrian, Italian, Sicilian and Danish… Syrian and Italian on my dad’s side and on my mom’s it’s Sicilian and Danish.

Look for more from our interview with Farrah — including her thoughts on Catelynn Lowell’s pregnancy and her erotic novel — in the near future!

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  • SS

    “It’s my own concept. It’s about having fresh and frozen cuisines and foods at this restaurant.”

    so some of the food will be fresh, and some will be frozen? What a concept! I guess it *is* different from most restaurants that make all their food fresh. great job.

    “I’ve bought a lot of sex toys in my day and checked it out and they never looked so professional and so quality.”

    so Farrah has bought fake vaginas before?

  • kieffer

    But how often does she actually spend time with Sophia?

    • SS

      they meet up for photo shoots every now and then.

  • twelfthnight

    “I’m a great mother… 10 out of 10…. I’m a great daughter as well”

    Yeah OKAY Farrah. You seem to have a skewed view of what ‘great’ means.

    ” …the only thing for me to be uncomfortable about is when men are going to get these sex toys and are going to be like, “Oh, I’m making my own sex tape with Farrah.””

    Why pretend? Throw a little money at the horse-girl and you’ll probably get to make a real one, with the only stipulation being that you have to pretend to like her and be her boyfriend.

    ” It’s about having fresh and frozen cuisines and foods at this restaurant.”

    I think I just found a new contender for most psychotic restaurant owner on Restaurant Nightmares. Hope we’ll get to see Gordon Ramsay rip this delusional hag a new one. Like he always says, people don’t go out to eat to eat FROZEN food!

    • Lyra

      I totally thought the same thing about the frozen food! Who knows, maybe she is trying to line herself up to get on another tv show. I can see them definitely putting her on the show just to try to drum up some ratings.

      • Josie

        It sounded confusing to me too, but I think maybe she meant frozen as in ice creams and other frozen desserts???


      Your “great” is just different than her “great”. You wouldn’t understand; it’s a smart thing.

      • Kc Heller

        you sure have NO clue…….. Farrah…. that would be the only one that would say something that stupid

  • Red

    “probably would rate me as a 10 out of 10”
    HAHAHA Alright.

  • emmxx

    “I’m truly growing myself as an author”

    HAHAHA!!! spoken like a true author. I’d be surprised if this trick passed 4th grade English

    • Brandy Nicole

      Venturing into the paranormal. I’m going to guess she doesn’t even know what that word means.

      • spottedgiraffe

        Celebrity sëx tape II: the scream of the banshee (for penís)

      • Reality

        Oh, I thought she was referring to her “ghost” writer?

    • Reality

      She better get some “Miracle Gro”!


      The only thing she’s growing is chlamydia.

      • LaLa84

        Comment of the day! Hell, maybe even comment of the week!

    • sammi

      Her sentences and speaking lack serious syntax.

  • Renee L

    How ironic her photo of her with her “fresh” food had a McDonalds add hooked on the bottom of the picture.

  • Sophia’s doin’ her own thing

    Does anyone remember when Farrah baked on Teen Mom? I’m no where near being a professional chef/baker but it was obvious she has no idea what she was doing. I think she was making crepes or scones and she used all artificial, shortcut ingredients and it looked all sad and inedible once she was done. She constantly mentions her culinary arts degree, was that from a legitimate culinary school or just some diploma mill “college”? Remember when she was bitching to Debra about how her professor called her a bitch. Which he probably didn’t say, he probably tried to get across to her that she comes off as a snotty brat and that will hinder her if she ever wants to be a business owner. This girl will not own or run a restaurant ever, even the most desperate employees would leave within a week. She should stick to p.o.rn. I have no idea why but she’s popular with nasty old men.

    Also, will there be a chapter in this book about having a five year old that still uses a pacifier? I’d love to know her opinions on that. Oh and I’d love to know if Derek’s dad really sees Sophia as often as she claims. I feel so sorry for Derek’s mom because they straight up lied on Teen Mom about her and her family trying to get social security $ from Sophia when they really just wanted to see her. Derek’s mom called her out on her shit and Farrah could not take that, therefore she and her family got iced out. I think the Abrahams want Sophia all to themselves and I wouldn’t be surprised if Farrah is planning to make her the next Disney kid.

    • Reality

      She has no degree. That is what irked me the most. She claimed she had a bachelor’s degree and seeking a master’s last year. She attended culinary school for a few weeks. At most she has a certificate or diploma. She is too stupid to even realize that a bachelor’s is a 4 year course of study Her grammar, spelling, speaking skills and knowledge don’t even equate to a high school level

      • siriusthecat

        She has a trade certificate . My kid got one in highschool. Helped her get into a good culinary university. Going to Florida for that was ridiculous for a mom. Community college and night schools do them everywhere

        • Reality

          Exactly. Of course she went to Florida. SHE WANTED TO PARTY! Takes a culinary class and now thinks she is a chef and can open a restaurant, and make her certificate a bachelor’s. Quite obvious she hasn’t taken any undergrad English and speech classes

    • SS

      lol at your username for reminding us about Farrah saying 3 or 4 year old Sophia has her own life, or some BS like that. “Where’s your daughter?” “You know, she’s out living her own life, doing her own thing.”

    • Lyra

      I don’t think Sophia will be pushed to be a Disney star. Farrah has big plans for Farrah, she wants to be rich and infamous. I don’t see her ever investing in her daughter.

      • Kc Heller

        any kind of STAR…

    • Jenn

      She screwed up microwaving a frozen pizza

  • Bunny

    Hate me for it but this is one of the ugliest families I’ve ever seen.

  • Jules

    Wow, aside from her bajillion defects, she also lacks geography skills. Sicily is a region of Italy, so there’s no purpose to specify it as if it would be a different ethnicity. ?_? She should have said that she’s half Italian, 1/4 Syrian and 1/4 Danish.

    • HoardersFan

      The question was about ethnic origin, not geography.

      • funkyerdoder

        Would you ever say your half american, half alabamian or something like that? Probably not, right?

        • Jules

          Exactly! It doesn’t make sense!

        • No because except for Native Americans, no one is American because it’s not a freakin ethnicity.. It’s a country made up of people with all sorts of different ethnic backgrounds who all have a right to identify themselves as those ethnicities..

      • Jules

        It doesn’t exist a Sicilian ethnicity! Morevoer it’s really hard, if not impossible, to tell a French, Italian or Spanish apart, judging only by apperance. We’re all caucasian! (I’m Italian, by the way). It’s more correct to speak of country of origin, than ethnicity.

        • HoardersFan

          Try calling a Sicilian person Italian and let me know how that works out.

          • Jules

            What are you talking about?! Maybe you know very strange people, but let me tell you that you said a bullshit.

            • HoardersFan

              It sounds like you could benefit from doing some research on Sicilian history, and also on Italian Unification.

              • Jules

                I know very well the history of my country, thank you. Please explain me why, in your opinion, calling Italian a person from Sicily should be a problem. I’m really curious. As long as Sicily doesn’t claim for indipendence, its inhabitants ARE Italian.

            • Just saying

              That is not bullshit at all. Any person I know that is Sicilian says they are Sicilian if asked, not Italian..

              • siriusthecat

                Lol. They want to give the impression they have maffia ties, they don’t

          • sammi

            That has always confused me because I have heard some Sicilians refer to themselves as Sicilians, they don’t say Italian.

            • siriusthecat

              They are trying to sound connected, something connected people don’t do

          • siriusthecat

            What are you talking about? I have family in Sicily to this day, we are Italian. Thats crazy to say otherwise. No one says Sicilian unless they are trying to be cute and insinuate the mob.

        • I’m Irish

          No it is not more correct to speak to country of origin when most people in America are not American by ethnicity. If you ask most people in America what they are they will say their ethnicity because everyone came from somewhere else (unless you are actually Native American). I certainly don’t say I’m American if someone asks considering that’s obvious since I live in America.. People mean your ethnicity when they ask this generally..

          • Jules

            I understand your point of view. As I’ve stated above, what bothered me is that Sicilian isn’t a distinct ethnicity, so it’s purposeless to point it out. She’s half Italian, not 1/4 Italian and 1/4 Sicilian. Would you say you’re half Irish and half Dubliner (for example)?

    • siriusthecat

      I couldn’t stop laughing. Italians living in Sicily are Sicilian. My Italian relations are from Sicily as well. The ones still living there are Sicilian, lol. Im pretty sure I’ve heard her dad say Lebanese more than once. Odd

  • Ashley

    De-lusional….as usual.

  • Reality

    Fresh food and frozen food! Wow what a concept, and it’s her own! And being built from the ground up? Right…. when will they lock this lying, delusional idiot up?

    • Seesaw

      Mickey D’s was the 1st thing that popped into my head when I read that part. They’ve been doing the “fresh and frozen” thing since they added a salad to their menu. LOL For her to brag as if she’s created some new and exciting “dining experience”, one that will separate hers from many restaurants out there but yet also places her “concept” in the same category as every fast food joint known to mankind is, well, extremely comical!! This girl just doesn’t get it. She doesn’t realize that people are laughing AT her, not with her….

  • Amanda_56

    eeekk does she really think people are going to buy a book on parenting – that she wrote. What a joke. I still remember in teen mom, when she was living in an apartment, sofia was a baby and she put sofia down in the hallway and went inside and carried on inside … forgetting she left sofia in the hallway.

    • Cait

      Or how about when she left Sophia on the bed and walked out of the room on the phone and Sophia fell off the bed..

      • sammi

        I remember that scene. There was something weird about it because when she fell, the camera sequence sped up awkwardly.

  • Amanda_56

    Also, as a mom. I feel guilty about anything I do that takes time, or energy from my child. I also sacrifice in areas of my life for the benefit of my daughter. I am present always. I wouldn’t rate myself a 10 out of 10. I feel like dedicated moms feel guilty, and moms who pawn their kids of to grandma for months so she can “do her own thing” talk themselves up. If your cocky – your self centred. If you are not, you see the true value of your child and feel they deserve the moon.

  • Sweet Venom

    Fresh and frozen food? This girl…I give up.

  • jillhand1

    What kind of “foods and cuisines” will be served at her nightmare of a restaurant? The food in the picture looks weird and unappetizing. Is that a red pepper on the left filled with — what? — yellow stuff of some kind? Is that an English muffin on the plate, stuffed with chicken? WTF? One thing is certain, the decor will feature HUGE pictures of Farrah everywhere. Half of all new restaurants fail in the first year. I give this one six months.

    • ???

      It looked to me like a shrimp po-boy and a side salad. A fairly common dish served in Texas.

  • Amanda

    Does she mean her restaurant will have fresh food, and then like froyo and ice cream or something? Or that some will be made fresh and some will be made from frozen ingredients? The latter is what many restaurants do anyway. I’m confused about what she means.

    • ???

      I think she’s referring to the fact that some dishes will be made at the restaurant from fresh ingredients, and others will come from frozen ingredients they have trucked in. Kinda similar to what they do at places like T.G.I.Fridays & Applebee’s. Although, I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to tell your customer’s that what they are eating wasn’t actually prepared there, but was frozen and they just heated it up for you. LOL

  • Murphy

    “It’s about having fresh and frozen cuisines and foods at this restaurant.”
    ….so its like EVERY OTHER RESTAURANT?

  • kaiser

    Why don’t Derek’s mother and sister get to see Sophia? Farrah is so selfish!

  • Me

    It was difficult to read that. Reminds me of Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire. “I. Am. Job.” lol

  • Mrs C.

    She forgot to add “be a h0 and make a porn like me and all your dreams can come true too”

  • Cait

    This moron is so completely delusional it’s actually concerning.. And WHY Starcasm are you wasting your time kissing her dirty ass and interviewing her?! I couldn’t even finish reading this because of how infuriatingly stupid this waste of space is. Please STOP giving her attention’

  • Jenn

    I’m pretty sure that Derek’s mom and sister can’t see Sophia because Farrah only cares about Farrah! Sophia will find them once she gets older. Shame on you Farrah for keeping Sophia from her own family!

    It’s not about you!!!

  • sammi

    I wouldn’t have guessed Syrian but I did think she was Lebanese or something close

    • ???

      I could have sworn that they were referred to as Lebanese on Teen Mom before.

  • siriusthecat

    Part Sicilian and part Italian, lol. She’s pretty bright.

  • Seesaw

    I have one question for you Emily. While doing this interview, was it hard for you to keep your laughter at bay?? Had I been on the other end of that interview, there’s no way I would have been able to keep it together…. Gold Star for you, Emily!

  • Laurence Charles Ringo

    Wow.I am rarely surprised at the things people say nowadays, but for Ms.Abraham to claim she is a Christian…Wow.In what world would that be remotely true? One thing I am absolutely sure of: there is no such thing as a”say-so”Christian.Genuine Christians are born of God, not made by mouth.Miley Cyrus once claimed she was a Christian; look how THAT turned out. So did Bieber. Even the rankest atheist can tell you how a genuine Christian ought NOT to act! So…No.BIG FAIL, Farah!!!

  • Amanda

    This article is nothing but bullshit from beginning to end. She’s a perfect christian parent who makes porn tapes and sex toys?! This girl is seriously ignorant.

  • Scott Miller

    Where does she get off saying she is a Christian? She makes porns, and lies about it, she far from a Christian and will be judged when that day of judgement comes!

  • Everyone

    … a frozen food restaurant. Great. I bet she tries to get on Kitchen Nightmares for publicity.

  • dianna

    if your going to be an author you might want to retake some middle school english classes first. you have some horrible grammar to be talking about becoming an author.

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