REBECCA: I'm just this. I'm just this. We don't spend any time together anymore, so I don't know. I don't-- I don't know that he's ever really understood the person that I am. I think that we both had basic-- misunderstandings of what we expected out of life. And that was what made the relationship toxic. But I-- I certainly hope-- I certainly hope that, if nothing else, he can just see me as Ela's mom, 'cause I'm Ela-- I'm Ela's mommy. That he will help me protect her, going forward, from whatever's out there in the world, like parents do. That he will help protect her anonymity even though he's given out her photo, and even though he's allowed himself to be videotaped-- with her. I hope that going forward, he makes better decisions about protecting her. And that they have a thriving and healthy relationship forever.
CUOMO: What has been the hardest thing for you to deal with in all this, emotionally?
REBECCA: Fear of the unknown. Fear of not really understanding the person that shows up at her nursery school, looking for her. (CRIES) The fear of the person that tries to contact me over the Internet about-- raising my child Catholic. 'Cause I really just want to be anonymous. I mean, I know that that's counterintuitive to me coming on television. But it really is to beg for the privacy that she didn't have the opportunity to give up on her own. All I want is-- is her privacy, and for people not to-- to-- to interfere with the person that she is.
CUOMO: And to address confusion that you're on some type of religious campaign.
REBECCA: This is not about religion. This is not about religion. My best friends are Catholic. My aunt is Catholic. Everyone has the right to whatever they believe-- they should be, in the universe, whether that's because of religion or something else. Wake up in the morning, and if you're Catholic, do your best as a Catholic. If you're Jewish, do your best as a Jew. This has nothing to do with that. This is about parenting. This is about making decisions for your child's well being. This is about being selfless, every single day, so that your child can prosper. This is about not putting your child at risk. That's it.
CUOMO: Anything else you want to say?
REBECCA: Thank you for having me.