"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," Crystal recalls. She bought a big house and settled into her job as an adult actress.
"I just lived for myself and my son and didn't really think about the consequences of making films and dancing and everything. I started to become an object. I wouldn't walk outside my house without showing cleavage, having a belly shirt on and high heels. It was like had to constantly look like the sex symbol."
"I had a house in Malibu, I had a nightclub, I had seven cars. I had a Ferrari, two escalades, I mean, it was crazy," she said.
Meanwhile, her parents were not fully aware of what type of work she was involved in. One day, however, that changed after an unthinkable twist. "My dad was a truck driver. He had a break room and there was a magazine there. And it was opened up to his daughter, naked. And that was his introduction of me to the adult industry. So, that was a bad day."
Things went from bad to worse. In 2014, Crystal had a car accident and received a DWI. The whole ordeal shifted her perspective on her life and she began searching for something more. She sought refuge in the
"It was like he was preaching to only me and you know that day I felt God was talking to me through his preaching and everything he said felt right."
"I got down on my knees and was just praying to God to just release me from everything and my
"After you get saved, you know what you were doing is wrong, and something you don't want to do. I haven't gone back since, and I never will," declares Crystal.
Incredibly, Crystal went on to marry the pastor of her sisters Church, David. The couple soon had a son, Carter. "David is the kind of guy that thinks your past is your past. You can't keep looking back at it. It's done with," she said.
Crystal went on to train as both a paralegal and a pastor. Now, she and David have planted their own Church, New Beginnings Christian Life in Fulton, New York, and hope to use their story to inspire others to come and follow Jesus. "What I would like people to take away from us is that God can forgive you no matter what past you come from. I hope it encourages everybody else to do the same, to realise that money and fame isn't what it's about," said David.
Crystal believes that the grace of Jesus Christ has completely transformed her from the inside out. Now, she is ministering the good news of the gospel to others.
"My past made me who I am today and God has changed my life completely."
Watch Crystal talk about her astonishing journey below.