Are we all really that shocked? Rumors are circulating now that one of the mothers to be featured on this season of MTV’s hit reality television show 16 and Pregnant actually got pregnant on purpose to be on the show.
Now, of course it is rumor and speculation in the midst of a very nasty custody and court battle taking place between the couple themselves, but critics of the reality television show have been insisting all along it was only a matter of time before a rash of teen girls would be jumping on the teen motherhood bandwagon to be on television.
Teen father Josh Smith, set to be featured in an episode of 16 and Pregnant this season, where he is shown being arrested and taken away in handcuffs after a domestic dispute is now starting to change his tune about his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Del Rio’s pregnancy.
According to Smith:
“She was giving me sonogram pictures … that she claimed was ‘our baby’ when in actually [sic] it was her friend’s sonogram pictures she was copying. She lied to me and my parents for 3 months saying she was pregnant. She wanted so desperately to be on 16 and Pregnant.”
No word from Jennifer on the accusations at this point in time, but it seems like this couple is turning into the new Amber and Gary from the original 16 and Pregnant series.
Do you think young girls are going to be encouraged into teen pregnancy with the hope of reality television fame from shows like this and Teen Mom?