She already lost the support of her Mennonite family and was forced to contend with her pregnancy alone, but Breaking Amish: Return to Amish star Sabrina High may now find herself ostracized by her family once again.
The mother of three-month-old Oakley Lelia gave fans big news on her Facebook page July 2, admitting she and her daughter's father, Harry Kreiser, were no longer together--and that she had begun to start casually dating women.
High made the announcement as a part of Pride Week, and while she does admit to dating women casually, she refused to place any sort of labels on her sexual orientation.
"In honor of pride week, I decided I wanna be honest with everyone and let y'all know that no, I don't have a boyfriend anymore, but I have been casually seeing various beautiful women," she wrote. "True love is a gift from God himself. Judge me all you want, but you will not ruin my happiness...I've learned to look at people as souls instead of whether they are male or female. And as always, Oakley is my #1 priority. And I will teach her to love everyone regardless regardless of who they are or where they come from. God is love."
High, who left her Mennonite faith behind to live an English lifestyle, was turned away by her family when she revealed she was expecting a baby with Kreiser, and out-of-wedlock, and could face more heartache from her religiously conservative family due to this new news as well.
The Mennonite Church USA is one sect of Christianity which doesn't condone gay marriage, with a provision of faith that states marriage is slated only for a man and a woman. Though High isn't talking about marriage, a more progressive view allowing her to date women could be frowned upon by the church, meaning she would lose her family's support once more.
Though most of her fellow cast members have kept silent about High's revelation, Chapel Peace-Schmucker did respond to the news, letting High know that no matter what, she would have her support.
"I stand behind you 100% love is love," she commented on the post.
High also recently came to Chapel's defense, after critics claimed she was faking her stage 4 cancer diagnosis for the cameras.
" This is for all who watch the show... apparently people are saying that since the show is "fake" they are daring to voice their concerns that my friend Chapel is just pretending to have stage 4 cancer. If you think that that is a legit concern, you need your head examined," High wrote June 24. "You are a POS for even thinking that. How would you feel if you or someone you love had cancer and people were saying "oh you're just pretending to have cancer" wtf is wrong with people??! Makes me sick. If you wanna judge somebody with cancer then I honestly hope someday you get to experience it for yourself firsthand and then maybe you'll realize what a complete jerk you were."
"Chapel is a beautiful, strong, intelligent soul, and she is a ray of sunshine wherever she goes. She needs all the support she can get right now. She doesn't deserve to be hated on like this no wonder the world is the way it is these days what with people being so f---ing ignorant all the time," she added.
Breaking Amish: Return to Amish airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on TLC.