Happy 16th Birthday to Taylor Lumas!
Taylor was the youngest girl to ever make an appearance on 16 & Pregnant, as she was actually just barely 15 & Pregnant, and today, she finally makes it to 16 in all of it’s glory.
Ironically, though being the youngest girls ever cast, she seemed to be one of the most mature of her season. She managed to keep a level head, while having realistic expectations of motherhood, which many…..most, did not. The only hiccup in her episode was the fact that her boyfriend seemed to be able to find any excuse to not provide for his daughter.
In honor of her birthday, we spoke with Taylor about what it’s like being so young, and having the priorities of an adult. Taylor says that some of the hardest things about becoming a mother so young is that while he friends are being care free and young, she’s always double thinking what she should and shouldn’t do, in case she were to get in trouble. In fact, when she’s not with Aubri, she finds herself trying to figure out what exactly she’s supposed to do with her time, and admit that most of the time, she spends it worrying. She never wants to disappoint her daughter and wants to set a great example form the start.
What are some other differences? When her other friends are spending their nights partying and enjoying their summers aimlessly, Taylor is mapping out when she’s going to get in some extra sleep.
Taylor inevitably left her daughter’s father as he never decided to step up as a father and has had a constantly struggle on her hands because of it. Taylor has tried to be the bigger person and went to mediation with him, even after he blaster her name on every social network her could get her hands on, but in the end, he let her down again. Many adults never have to deal with a custody battle, however Taylor is having to work it into her parenting and schooling schedule.
What is Taylor looking forward to this year? Getting her license, getting through school, and being the best mom that Aubri could ask for.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAYLOR!