I was a teen mother along with this cast
I was 18 years old when I found out I was pregnant; 19 when I gave birth to my baby boy.
I watched the original series as I was pregnant. I watched it because I was able to relate To those girls. I was watching their stories, and I was able to see how different each story was.
Fast forward.. to Teen Mom.. I would
be 20 at this time (no longer a “teen”).. and I start watching their story continue on to another chapter. I’ve watched these mothers, as well as the teen mom 2 mothers, and I’ve watched their hardships and I’ve watched their strengths.
Now here is when I find myself conflicted with emotions.. I’m watching these same mothers live their lives, but also living with an extreme pay increase.
They are living lavishly; being famous for being pregnant at a young age.. I now find this show nothing more than to create more young viewers to see unrealistic opportunities.