’16 & Pregnant’ Premiere: Teen Takes Away Newborn & Tells Father Via Text

Tue, April 15, 2014 12:22am EDT by 21 Comments
16 & Pregnant Madison Godsey
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The season premiere of ’16 & Pregnant’ was jam packed and full of haywire emotions — not that we expected anything less. In the first episode, we are introduced to an athletic teen with big dreams who has to put it all off because…she’s pregnant!

Season 5 of the MTV hit show 16 & Pregnant premiered on April 14 and it did not disappoint! We are introduced to 16-year-old Madison Godsey who got pregnant after a one night stand with her rebound guy, Cody. The drama unfolds as the two teens try to navigate the parenting world and living arrangements, while getting to know one another at the same time.

’16 & Pregnant’ Season 5 Premiere: Meet Madison Godsey

In the first episode of the hit show, we are introduced to 16-year-old Maddy who just finished up her sophomore year in high school. The soon-to-be mom seems semi-enthusiastic about her budding addition, but there are just too many familial complications.

First, Maddy’s mother, Jen, has given birth only three months prior so there’s already a baby in the family. Second, Jen is running a household of seven people and a baby sure does not make things lighter. In a heartfelt convo between mother and daughter, Maddy’s mother gives the teen some tough love, letting her know that she only has a couple of weeks to figure out other living arrangements after the baby is born. “I’m giving you a month after the baby is born because that’s the most difficult part,” Maddy’s mother says to her crying teenage daughter.

Fortunately, Maddy’s baby daddy, Cody has parents, Penny and Chad who are there to save the day and open their home up to the young couple. In a very mature family meeting, both families decide that it will be okay for the two to live with Cody and his parents so Maddy can go to school and work, while Penny will babysit little Aubrey. Cody’s parents are beyond helpful and excited as they help set up the baby’s room. They willingly fix a small room for the impending addition, renovating a small part of their house and even buying their future granddaughter a crib, among other necessities.

Things get a bit awkward when the living arrangements are made and Maddy chooses to bring her own bed. Cody would have been more than willing to share a bed with the mother of his first child because he claims he wants to be with her. Maddy, on the other hand, sees no reason for the two of them to be together and is torn because she is not sure if she has romantic feelings toward Cody.

The teen mom gets uber-emotional when she has to go back to school for the first time since being pregnant. She anticipates all the staring and discomfort of being eight months pregnant and having to sit in a teeny tiny desk, and her assumptions are dead on! People are staring at her as she walks down the school hallways and she can barely fit in the chairs during class. Thankfully, she has her friends to cheer her up and the girls take a trip down memory lane, as they toss a softball.

Madison Godsey Welcomes Baby Aubrey

Maddy welcomes baby Aubrey in October 2013, and her birth is as seamless as it can be. After  four hours in labor, she gets an epidural and gives birth shortly after. Little Aubrey is welcomed by her daddy, who was by her mother’s side for the entire birth, as well as her loving grandparents.

The new parents’ glee does not last for too long however, because the two get into a heated argument over the baby’s last name. Cody, understandably, wants his daughter to take his last name because he is, after all, the father of the baby. Maddy on the other hand, is unwavering in her decision to make sure the baby has her last name. “You to understand that if anything happens, she will be in my custody,” the new mom retorts.

The argument forges a bridge between the semi-strangers and Cody goes MIA. Aubrey turns three weeks old without another visit from her father. The teen mom gets super nervous about moving in with her Penny and Chad because she has not been communicating with Cody. Because of the lack of understanding on both parts, Maddy decides she will go live with her father in Indiana instead of living in a house in which she would be uncomfortable.

Like any girl her age, Maddy breaks the news to Cody via text message (yikes!) much to Penny’s heartbreak. During his second visit in two months, Cody travels to Indiana and confronts Maddy. The strong-headed basketball and softball player holds firm in her decision to move in with her father. “I didn’t want to be miserable there,” she frankly states, though acknowledging that she understands she let Penny and Chad down — even wasting their money.

The episode ends in a little monologue in which Maddy realizes that she is on her own. She no longer talks to her friends because the are out and about doing 16-year-old things, while she has to be a mom. Her father is at work most of the time so she feels alone and isolated. Naturally, she regrets having had unprotected sex, and realizes how life changing a small mistake can be.

Let us know, Hollywoodlifers…are you excited for the new season of 16 & Pregnant? What do you think about new mommy Maddy?

– By Stephanie Sengwe

More ’16 & Pregnant’ News:

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  2. ’16 & Pregnant': Season 5 Cast– Meet MTV’s Latest Set Of Teen Moms
  3. ’16 & Pregnant’ Returning For 5th Season — Watch A Sneak Peek

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Bug

Posted at 5:08 AM on May 8, 2014  

It just has to be said: Madison Godsey has got to be the hands down most selfish teen mom I’ve ever seen on this show since season 1. My family was actually kind of stunned about how everything is “me me me” and not her child (Seriously?). She even seemed ridiculously self-absorbed and bullheaded about the baby taking her own last name! Did anyone else feel that was absurd, too, or am I completely old-fashioned here?

Being a former teen mother myself, this episode was personally hard to watch. Just kept thinking “Geez, this girl is about to get a serious reality check after delivering her baby” and it never happened! I thought one of the main intentions (besides money) of this program was to give teens a peek to see how difficult it would be raising a baby at a young age without finishing school, earning money, given options of where to live or a supportive father/family who actually WANT to be involved in the child’s life….aka the REAL LIFE typical teen pregnancy experience! Pffft, apparently not! Crapping on all the accommodations and support from the kid’s father/his family was truly bad form and flat out stupid. Instead of being grateful, Maddy seemed to only be worrying about missing her friends and being oh-so-alone in her huge new room at her father’s house piddling away on her laptop (probably on Facebook). Oh, poor her! *eyeroll* I feel this episode seriously delivered the wrong message and made my family sympathize for the baby’s father not for Maddy herself. Yes, I DO understand that it is only a TV show and MTV only wants to entertain and make money but glamorizing teen pregnancy is just so not cool, you guys.

Sigh. Bad move Maddy. Nice job messing up your daughter’s chance to have both her parents in her life just because YOU made the mistake of having unprotected sex before knowing the guy and “don’t like” him. Surprise surprise! Selfish. Please do the world a favor and use some birth control next time. Oh, and good luck living in your father’s basement until you’re 30 with your GED, a teenage daughter of your own (with daddy issues), and can’t get a date (let alone a one night stand).

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sarah

Posted at 3:54 PM on April 16, 2014  

It is crazy how she said “I have to do what’s best.for me”
When being a.mother is to do what’s best for your kids.

What’s wrong with today’s kids? What century they think they live in. There’s plenty of methods to prevent pregnancy.
Just saying

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Ashley

Posted at 3:04 PM on April 16, 2014  

This girl has to be the most selfish girls on 16 and pregnant! I love how her mom said that she was going to kick her out and actually stuck to it! I wish more parents were like her maybe they would think twice about getting pregnant, I think it’s so strange that this girl got pregnant by someone she seems to despise, I mean she talks to him like crap, saying she will be in my custody if things don’t work out, it’s like whoa your already predicting the future. It’s like she had the baby for herself to be on this show i just find it very weird, so far she is my LEAST favorite.

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TTRR GG

Posted at 7:28 PM on April 15, 2014  

I found her to be a pig..YOU meet a random stranger and go have sex with him an hour later? Then mess with the guy? And I couldn’t believe how many times I heard her saying “by myself”..she showed no love to this kid and should be greatful that some “random” guy even wanted to help her (along with his parents) let alone want to give the baby a name. She is skanky and her mother what kind of stand up parent is she anyway? I saw no “baby daddy” there…She is going to be known forever on the show as the 1 hour slut…

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Angie

Posted at 6:19 PM on April 15, 2014  

It may just be for the cameras but I thought Cody and his parents looked very responsible, for the situation that everyone was put in by this one night mistake. Cody, I thought acted very grown up and Maddy acted like it was all fun and games, all sahe would say is “NOW I HAVE TO DOI IT BY MYSELFD” well she was offered help by the babys father and his family, she declined. Her and Cody made the one night mistake, not anyone else, from watching this episode Maddy acted like it was everyone elses fault.

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TTRR GG

Posted at 7:25 PM on April 15, 2014  

I totally agree!

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Amber Lee

Posted at 5:32 PM on April 15, 2014  

Seriously, the amount of spelling and grammatical errors in this article are ridiculous! You call yourself an author? But yes, this episode was ridiculous. She is so selfish!

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MtothaE

Posted at 10:39 AM on April 15, 2014  

My BIGGEST issue with this episode was the fact that this baby was the result of a 1 night stand. A 1 night stand?! She is 16! I know, maybe that what kids do now, but when I was 16, I sure as hell wasn’t. At any rate, Maddy was then put in an awkward situation. Her mom told her she HAD to move out, which, OK, I get. Naturally, at 16, you would think her ONLY other option would be to move to her dads. I didn’t even understand the whole move in with Cody thing because they were NEVER together besides that 1 night stand. She doesn’t know him, and when his parents came over to talk about her moving in, that was the first time she had met them! And they are sitting there talking about them sleeping together and making the baby its own space. I was like, what?! They ARENT together! The barely know eachother! Why would they want to sleep in the same bed every night? Even if they hooked up 1 time and she got knocked up, that made no sense! And her mom was OK with it! Its good for her that she moved to her dads. She should expect to go it alone now, because she has a new life with new responsibilities. You gonna play the game, you gotta accept the prize, Maddy.
ALL teenagers should be forced to watch this show. I understand they are young and still considered kids, but maybe they should all be put on birth control at a certain age, just in case they start playing around. Because a lot of them seem so shocked when they end up pregnant. Um, you know what causes it, and if you are doing it and you get that way, why are you shocked? Prevent it people. Teens are going to have sex no matter what, we all know it.

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Dannie

Posted at 11:01 AM on April 15, 2014  

People denying that teens have sex, especially parents who won’t be preventive with teaching about safe sex or birth control should also be made to watch this episode! I thought that whole move-in talk with Cody and their parents was creepy too! And her mom was fine with it! Seriously, I feel bad for Maddy. No wonder she got knocked up by a guy she just met at 16, it was pretty clear her mom was selfish and any mother encouraging her daughter to live with a drug addict and his parents who are strangers is probably a mom who hasn’t been there for her daughter much!

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Bug

Posted at 5:13 AM on May 8, 2014  

Her MOTHER was selfish? wait….Seriously? Oh sweet cheeses you’ve got to be kidding me. Her mother was the only one in the show with a lick of sense! You must be a teenager or something, huh? *facepalm*

 
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Dannie

Posted at 9:47 AM on April 15, 2014  

This is Cody’s SECOND baby….his first child just a few months older than Aubrey….he asked that baby mommy and child to move in too, with Maddy. Maybe his crazy parents should build a room for their other grandchild or is it because MTV didn’t film that grandchild that they didn’t bother? Cody was also MIA the first 71/2 months Maddy was preggo….shocking he showed up in time to support her on MTV. Maddy’ smother kicking her out and encouraging her to live with a hopefully recovering heroine addict and his parents who they knew nothing about is NOT “tough love” as this writer suggests, it is just plain stupid and selfish. Hopefully Maddy as a strong girl will see how selfish her mother is and moves on away from her.,..she can’t take in her grand baby because there are too many people living in the house…..while she holds a newborn…..maybe the mother should stop reproducing if having so many children around is so stressful for her. Will never look to this site for info again, this writer has obviously never heard of the RESEARCH stage of reporting.

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Michelle

Posted at 9:28 AM on April 15, 2014  

Slut!

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Dannie

Posted at 10:01 AM on April 15, 2014  

This is Cody’s SECOND baby, his other is only a few months older than Aubrey (his baby with Maddy). So who is the “slut” ?

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Pavel

Posted at 12:36 PM on April 15, 2014  

Sorry to step on any body fingers here, But I honestly feel that an abortion would of been appropriate here. Greetings from St.petersberg

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MtothaE

Posted at 12:50 PM on April 15, 2014  

You’re not stepping on mine, Pavel. I agree. It’s really sad that these kids act like they don’t know what birth control is. Some people use abortion as birth control. That’s pathetic considering all the options out there for birth control. Or, I don’t know, maybe just not have sex at that age. But, we all know they are, so they need to get it together, for real. You know it’s bad when there is a whole show dedicated to it, and then spinoffs too.

 
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Georgiann

Posted at 8:44 AM on April 15, 2014  

Maddy was so hard to watch. She is spoiled and selfish as well as ungrateful. I feel bad for her child. As for Cody, runt to court! Get your visitation in writing. This girl is a mess!!!

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Dannie

Posted at 9:59 AM on April 15, 2014  

Don’t be so naive….Cody isn’t running anywhere because he doesn’t want to be with his daughter, him and his family were not around for Maddy’s pregnancy until MTV showed up 8 months later, what a shock. This is also Cody’s SECOND child, so maybe his first baby mama would want to be considered, oh wait that child wasn’t on TV and the mother has no shot of getting a Teen Mom 2 salary. Seriously, you need to see people for who they really are, keep seeing the world like all people are decent and you will end up burned in the end, sad but true.

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ana

Posted at 4:09 AM on April 15, 2014  

there is not way of defending this girl, a mean she is so shameless saying that after a few hrs she open her legs and dint even have a little bit of self respect, and yes the guy was with her because of the baby they dint have a relationship prior so , what she was expecting? respect when she dint even respect her self? i feel sorry for the baby, years later found out she was conceive in a one night time sex thing, this teen’s are incredible STUPID! is nothing more horrible that conceive a baby like that. what piss me off is teens like her sleep with guys and made all this plans about in her case her mom to be a personal babysitter and who is going to pay for diapers and formula and medicine??! i just hate that teens just go around being stupid and irresponsible having sex, feeling entitle and in they mind demanding support from they family’s once they f*ck up. why parents have to ended paying for they mistakes?!! that is why is a bad idea to have kids at 16, if you dont even ha a place to live they dont f*ck around.

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MtothaE

Posted at 10:49 AM on April 15, 2014  

Word.

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Liz

Posted at 3:28 PM on April 15, 2014  

Dint isn’t a word. It’s didn’t.

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Mister Baja

Posted at 12:24 AM on April 15, 2014  

condoms were out again?

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