Paul Bernardo grew up in a chaotic household, his father Kenneth was charged for molesting a child in 1975 and obviously, was not the greatest role model. When Paul was sixteen he learned something that would change his life forever. He was the result of an affair. Upon finding out he was an illegitimate child, his demeanour changed from that of a polite, well-mannered, happy-go-lucky teenager to a mean and venomous monster.
Paul was disgusted at his mother's confession. He began calling her cruel degrading names such as ‘whore’ and ‘slut’. It was at this time Paul grew more and more hateful towards women.