The reunion special ‘Life After Labor’ brought back all 12 of the teenaged mothers! Some shared their triumphs while others admitted they still face harsh realities.
Tears were shed and thoughtful advice was shared when the teen moms of MTV’s 16 And Pregnant opened up about their experiences to moderator Dr. Drew Pinsky.
All 12 of the girls sat down with Dr. Drew — here are some of the reunion special’s best and sometimes shocking highlights:
Life doesn’t seem much better for Briana Dejesus (pictured above) — she told Dr. Drew that she regrets giving up her youth to have her baby girl, Nova. Briana says baby daddy Devoin “wasn’t the dad he’s supposed to be” and doesn’t help out emotionally or financially.
Cage fighter Lindsey Harrison was immediately in tears when revisiting the rough period in her life. Lindsey and her boyfriend Forest are still together have learned their lesson after accidentally having baby Aniyah, saying they are being “so careful” with birth control and are using condoms. Isn’t that great to hear? Well, great until we get an update from…
…Mackenzie Douthit, who is still cheerleading and her cowboy baby daddy Josh is still riding bulls after having little Gannon together. In a shocking revelation, Mackenzie says she still doesn’t use birth control because she doesn’t like it! It seems like not all the moms have learned their lesson.
Kristina Robinson, who arguably had the saddest story of the teen moms because she could hardly cope with her fiancé Todd‘s death when he disappeared off the Texas coast, seems to be doing a lot better. Apparently, her NEW fiancé T.J. is helping out with raising Kristina’s son, Lukas. Anyone else raise their eyebrows at that point too?
Alex Sekella‘s ex-boyfriend Matt could not attend the show because he is still in recovery from his addictions. Dr. Drew (who came off a little too condescending at times) told Matt over the phone that he seriously needs to address his drug and alcohol problems before he can see his daughter Arabella. Though it was addressed in her episode, Alex currently has no plans to put Arabella on adoption.
Let’s end with some good news: The now happily engaged Myranda Trevino shared that she now has a better relationship with her estranged mother, who we saw had drug and alcohol addictions on their episode. Yay!
At the end of the special, all 12 of the teen moms came on the stage and they got to ask each other questions. The single moms were asked about how they have been able to raise their kids on their own, admitting it’s hard but many have help from their families.
As a touching end note, all of their adorable babies were brought on the stage! It’s amazing to see how big some of them have gotten!
Were you moved by the reunion special, HollyMoms? What part shocked you the most?
– Lorraine Chow
More ’16 and Pregnant’ recaps:
- ’16 And Pregnant’ Recap: Kristina Grieves Death Of Her Baby’s Father
- ’16 And Pregnant’ Recap: Devon Worries Her Army Boyfriend Colin Will Re-Enlist
- ’16 And Pregnant’ Recap: Sarah Struggles To Raise Baby Tinleigh As A Single Mom