Ashley Salazar, from season 2 of 16 & Pregnant, was most known for her heart breaking episode where she gave her daughter, Callie, up for adoption. At the time, her baby’s father was not around, and he wasn’t even shown in the episode. Ashley was 17 at the time, and now, 4 years later, she’s expecting again with her boyfriend Justin, who just so happens to be Callie’s biological dad.
Radar Online broke the news with quotes from Ashley and Justin. Ashley is due on November 22nd, which happens to be her boyfriend’s birthday. Although the two aren’t engaged, Ashley says that she’s in a much better place now than she was when she gave Callie up for adoption.
One main concern that Ashley and Justin have is how Callie will handle the news as she gets older. Both Ashley and Justin visit Callie on a regular basis, and they seem to have a good relationship with their first child, even though they’re not her legal guardians. Ashley is quoted as saying, “I’m really excited about the baby, but I’m nervous about what Callie will think in the future. We really care about her we don’t want her to be mad at us about what we did when we were really young, just teenagers and we didn’t know.”
Ashley was also quoted as saying, “We don’t know what we’re going to tell Callie, she’s so young, but we want to respect my aunt and uncle so that they understand how much we love everyone.”
Ashley will be graduating from the University of North Texas in May with a degree in journalism and a minor in marketing. Justin does work as an artist, and has some impressive tattoo photos on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. Ashley wrote a book about her pregnancy and the adoption of her child titled Bittersweet Blessing which made her the first girl from the 16 & Pregnant franchise to publish a book. Ashley spent most of her first pregnancy blogging online about the struggle of deciding whether to parent at 17 years old, or give her child up for adoption.
Of the three girls who have chosen adoption on 16 & Pregnant, two have gone on to have second pregnancies. Lori Wickelhaus, who was also on season 2, gave her son up for adoption, and then welcomed a baby girl with boyfriend Joey Amos in October of 2013.