16 & Pregnant Returns Tonight! Get a Sneak Peek at Brooke!
Confession: We shed a year or two last week when Teen Mom ended (come on, that reunion was really emotional!). Another confession? We’re a little bit too excited for the new season of 16 & Pregnant, which stars tons of new girls just like Amber, Maci, Catelynn and Farrah who are young moms balancing teenhood with motherhood.
First up on season 3 of 16 & Pregnant? Texas-bred Brooke, who had baby Brody while she was still in high school.
Click to see what Brooke has to say about her baby daddy, her baby eating her homework (for real!) and which Teen Mom is her fave.
What made you want to go onto the show?
I wanted share my story with other girls. I was on the Birth Control Pill when I got pregnant. I missed a few pills while waiting on a doctors appointment. I did what my doctor told me to do and took 2 pills a day until I was caught up and back on schedule, and thought I was protected. I want other girls to know you can’t rely on just that to protect you, it’s not 100%. I want them to know that it’s not always that you are being irresponsible, things happen. You have to be mature enough to live up to your responsibilities if or when something happens. You have to know that if you think you are mature enough to be in a relationship like that, you have to step up to the plate.
When you found out you were pregnant, did you ever consider abortion or adoption?
No. Abortion/Adoption just wasn’t for me. Once the reality of it all set in, I knew that Cody (my baby’s daddy) and I loved each other very much and we both come from a close family. We knew we could find a way to make it work somehow.
You’re lucky then! Is your baby daddy supportive?
Yes. Cody has been by my side since day 1. He has stepped up and taken on the responsibility of having a wife and baby. Most teenage guys wouldn’t sacrifice so much.
What’s the biggest struggle with balancing motherhood and being a teen?
The fact that Brody pulls my homework out of my bag and eats it has caused some issues…
Which of the girls from previous seasons of the show do you relate to most?
I think I can relate to Maci when it comes to being determined to finish school and Samantha as far as having a close relationship with my family.
What would you tell a teen who says she wants to be a mom right now?
Wait! Finish your education. Enjoy your childhood while you can. Make sure you and your husband are ready and have a supportive partner and family.
Do you and Cody want more kids?
Yes, but MUCH LATER. We’d like to have one more, named Ryley (our middle names put together Ryan-Ashley) but we plan on waiting at least 5 years.
Are you an avid 16 & Pregnant watcher? Make sure to tune in tonight for the all-new season!