Being ’16 and Pregnant’ is hard enough, but can you imagine having to do it with no involvement from the father at all?
Ashley Salazar was in a bad place when we met her on the Dec. 21 season finale of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant: The senior in high school had just broken up with her boyfriend/baby daddy, and her baby girl Callie was due on Christmas! Ashley’s mom pushed her to let her aunt and uncle adopt baby Callie up for adoption to her aunt and uncle Lisa and Kenny, which was an incredibly difficult decision to watch her make. After giving birth, Ashley moved to New York City to pursue her education.
Here’s everything you need to know about Ashley:
- Will she be a good mom? Ashley’s a really responsible young woman, who made the tough choice to give her baby up for adoption. WHEN Ashley is ready, she will make a great mother!
- What’s her family like? Ashley’s mom, aunt and uncle are all there for her and they even let Ashley take the baby back to try a shot at parenting herself. Her parents threw her a graduation party when she graduated early and they got her a Mac Book Pro — which is NOT cheap gift! Her mom even helped her make the decision to give Callie up for adoption, which she knew was in the best interest of both Ashley and Callie.
- Hows the baby daddy? He’s MIA for the entire show.
- How crazy is everyone? Ashley is lucky to have the emotional and financial support of her mom, aunt and uncle. This may have been the LEAST crazy family of the season!