A TEASER for the new season of 16 & Pregnant has stunned viewers as cast member Shelby Stults revealed her baby daddy has a 6-month-old child with another girl.
The MTV show is set to return to the network on Tuesday, March 16th, and will feature five teenage girls navigating their way through early motherhood.
In the trailer for the new season, 18-year-old new mom Shelby Stults dropped some shocking news, as she confessed: “My ex has a six-month-old baby with a different girl.”
The soon-to-be reality star originates from Springfield, Illinois, and according to Starcasm, she was 17 when she became pregnant.
The publication also revealed that her daughter, Alaya Leraé, was born on December 20, 2020, and weighed seven pounds and two ounces.
Shelby reportedly “wants to join the Air Force, and then go to dental school” though her plans have currently been put on hold.
Starcasm also alluded to the fact that the young mom is no longer with the father of her child, after noting that in September of last year she posted she was “very single.”
Although the baby daddy has not yet been revealed, more details are sure to follow when the new season airs later this Spring.
16 & Pregnant first debuted in 2009, documenting the hardships associated with teen pregnancy, and continued until 2014.
MTV announced the revival of the program after nearly seven years out of commission.
Many of the original 16 & Pregnant crew are still with the network, as they’ve transitioned into the Teen Mom series.
Maci Bookout, Farrah Abraham, Amber Portwood, and Catelynn Lowell were all featured on the first season of the show, and ten years later are still filming.
Growing up on television with young children has not been the easiest journey for many of the original 16 & Pregnant stars, and several have dealt with arrests, depression, and custody battles.
Teen Mom OG star Farrah Abraham recently opened up about her struggles with chronic sadness, admitting that she has dealt with moments of “deep depression” and even been “suicidal.”
The 29-year-old lost the father of her daughter Sophia in a car accident one month before her birth.
In a conversation via her Instagram stories, Farrah explained her range of emotions over the tragic death, on the 12th anniversary of the incident.
“I just wanted to say, over the years, I’ve shared so much of my life when I have been deeply depressed, suicidal, probably mentally ill because of it.
“And there’s so much that I’ve learned about myself through my teens to my 20s.”
The mom of one explained that she’s still “not over” the loss, and mental illness is “really hard”, especially in the lime light.
“I just share every year online, like this past year, it’s been 12 years, going on 13, how loss feels. It’s not pretty, it’s not like you’re gonna get over it. It’s none of those things.
“I think, as there’s millions of people who go through suicidal thoughts, depression, it’s really hard. It’s something that you sometimes need support for.
“It’s beautiful to take care of your mental health. It’s beautiful to understand that emotions are healthy,” she finished.
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