I know I was gone for a week, and now I’m back to catch you up on things that happened during the last few days while I wasn’t around to write about them.
1. The “Life After Labor” finale was filmed
The 12 girls from the 5th season of 16 & Pregnant all met up for the first time in New York City to film their reunion show which will air at the end of the season. The girls seemed to all get along really well, and several of them posted pictures to their social media accounts which showed them getting to know the other girls from their season. This was a good experience for all of them, and they seem to love their 16 & Pregnant family. The reunion is bound to be exciting to watch, and I’m anxious to see how big all of the babies have gotten.
During their time in New York City, the girls took some time to sightsee, do publicity arrangements, and film for nearly 10 hours during the finale. MTV equipped each girl with her own dressing room, and the babies had a huge play area where they were entertained while their moms and dads were being interviewed by Dr. Drew.
The last season of 16 & Pregnant also had 12 girls, and 4 of them were cut from the reunion special, and their segments were only shown on MTV’s website. I’m wondering if this will happen again this year, or if MTV decided to make this a longer special to ensure that everyone’s segments are shown.
2. Maci Bookout’s boyfriend is moving to Tennessee
Maci has been dating a guy named Taylor for almost 2 years now, and she recently shared some news on Twitter that he would be moving to Tennessee to be closer to Maci and Bentley. This is a pretty big step for a couple, and it’s bound to cause some changes in their relationship. No word yet on whether Taylor is moving in with Maci, or if he’ll find a place of his own, but I’m sure we’ll be finding out more about this situation in the near future.
3. Allie Mendoza asks for handouts
Allie was the finale episode of 16 & Pregnant’s third season, and she’s remained pretty quiet since she stopped filming. Her son, Aydenn, is now 3 years old, and she has a boyfriend named Chris. The two currently live with Chris’ parents, but they’re looking to find a place of their own in order to obtain a sense of independence. Allie took to social media accounts to share a GoFundMe page that she created to get donations to help her afford a place to live. She wrote:
Hi everyone. It’s about that time where my family needs to become completely wholesome. We are trying to raise money so we can finally have our own cozy little home. No, we are not trying to mooch off of anyone, just asking for your blessings so we can continue our family and have the best for ourself. Thank you everyone!
To me, this is looking for a handout from some people who watched a show 3 years ago, which isn’t something that I would do if I was in her position. One positive thing about Allie is that she is working full time at a day care center where she was recognized as an exceptional teacher, and she has continued to take some college classes through Kaplan and even made the honor roll during her first semester.
4. Danielle Cunningham admits to having Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Danielle, who was also featured on season 3 of 16 & Pregnant, has shared her weight loss with fans through her Twitter account, and posted the picture above last week with the caption that she had lost 90 pounds. She’s been swearing by the Body by Vi shakes, and even sells them to make a little extra money, but a recent report from Starcasm showed that it might be more than the shakes that are causing her to lose weight. Danielle admitted to Starcasm that she has Body Dysmorphic Disorder, which causes her to constantly obsess about her body. She said that it was worst when she was pregnant with her second child, and that even though she’s smaller than she was in high school, she’s still dealing with the negative thoughts that come along with BDD. Danielle also admitted that she’s seeing a counselor to help her out, and hopes that she can get herself back to normal soon.