Nikkole Paulun has probably won my vote for the most controversial person to be a part of the 16 & Pregnant franchise, and it’s all spiraling from her alleged stillbirth that occurred a little over a year ago. Nikkole, who was featured on season 2 of 16 & Pregnant, had let fans know that she was expecting a second child with a guy named Mike Sindone. According to Nikkole, shortly before she was due to give birth, she went in for a routine visit to the doctor and found out that her unborn child had died. This seemed like a serious tragedy, although accusations soon came out that Nikkole had faked the entire pregnancy.
The evidence was stacking up against Nikkole, and people were calling out mistakes in her pregnancy, stillbirth story that was sold to Radar Online, and the medical documents that were also released to Radar Online. At one point, Nikkole’s friend, Samantha Diggs, did an interview with a different Teen Mom site about Nikkole’s fake pregnancy and ratted her out on everything. Nikkole never confirmed that the pregnancy was fake, and she’s been trying to keep comments on it pretty low key, but she recently put a picture on Instagram that might squash her entire story.
Nikkole shared the following picture on her Instagram account on Thursday evening, and although it’s been deleted, we were able to snag a copy of it from someone on Twitter. (Bless you, @SoFloBeachBitch)
Nikkole shares a picture from her alleged stillbirth in July 2013
As you can see, that’s Nikkole in a hospital gown, holding an infant. Please note the hair color in this. When we saw Nikkole on 16 & Pregnant, her hair was bleach blonde, and she had blonde hair for quite some time after her son, Lyle, was born. You can also see the top of Lyle’s head in the bottom right hand corner of this picture. Below is a picture of Nikkole, Josh, and newborn Lyle so that you can compare.
Nikkole, Josh, and their son Lyle from their episode of 16 & Pregnant
The thing that threw me off was that throughout Nikkole’s alleged second pregnancy, her hair was also very blonde. Check out this picture, which was the last “belly pic” she shared before the stillbirth incident, and the picture of her hair from the bikini picture that started all of the speculation about whether she was ever pregnant to start.
Nikkole’s last “belly pic” at 33 weeks
Nikkole in a bikini at ESTfest, just days after the alleged stillbirth
As you can see, in the bottom picture, which was confirmed to have been taken AFTER the still birth, Nikkole still has blonde in her hair, and it’s nowhere near as dark as it is in the picture with the stillborn child. This leads us to the question of when she would’ve taken the picture in the first place.
Nikkole shared with Radar Online that the stillbirth happened on July 28th, 2013, which is a little over a year ago. Radar published their story on August 26th, which was nearly a month after the bikini picture was taken. This would’ve given her plenty of time to fabricate the story, falsify the medical records, and take a picture holding her “son” before people really got on her case. The other possibility would be that once the story about the stillbirth and the medical records didn’t get accepted by the public the way that she wanted them to, she might have taken the next step and taken the picture to try and keep people quiet.
I know this whole situation is pretty controversial, and it still makes me angry. Share your thoughts in the comments below!