‘16 & Pregnant’ Star Myranda Kennemer’s Husband Has “Long Road to Recovery” (UPDATE)
UPDATE (1/12/17 at 2:20 p.m. ET):
16 & Pregnant star Myranda Kennemer's husband remains in the ICU a few days after his January 7 car crash, and has a "long road to recovery" ahead of him.
This update comes by way of a GoFundMe page set up by Eric's mother, Michelle Lawrence, who's asking for help in supporting his family while he gets better.
“He will be out of work for some time,” Eric’s mother writes. “He has a loving wife, Myranda and 2 beautiful daughters, 5 yo Kaylee and 2 yo Ryleigh. Myranda is trying to work and continue care of the babies with help from family and work to keep things going.”
The young dad is still in critical condition, but has stabilized enough that he's off a ventilator and responsive, according to The Daily Mail.
Keep reading for more on the tragic accident.
Original story (1/10/17 at 2:51 p.m. ET):
We have more sad news to report on the 16 & Pregnant front — one of the dads from the show, Eric Kennemer, is currently in critical condition after a terrible car crash.
The news comes by way of Eric’s grandma, Barbara James, who shared the details on Facebook on January 8. And the situation sounds terrifying.
“I would like to ask my Facebook friends to please say a prayer for my grandson Eric Kennemer,“ Barbara wrote, according to Us Weekly.
“He was in a bad car wreck last night. He is in the hospital in Houston, TX. Say a prayer for his wife Myranda.”
Little else is known about the accident other than that it left another passenger dead.
Myranda, who was featured on Season 4 of the MTV show with the girls of Teen Mom 3, posted a Facebook tribute of her own to her husband, asking God to “give Eric the strength to become well again.”
The sweet photo features Eric with the couple’s two daughters, Kaylee, 5, and Ryleigh, 2.
Myranda and Eric got married in 2012, the same year their episode of 16 & Pregnant aired.
On the episode, we watched the couple unexpectedly become parents as teens while also dealing with Myranda’s mom’s battle with substance abuse.
The tragic news of Eric’s accident comes just a few weeks after the death of fellow 16 & Pregnant alum Valerie Fairman, who passed away of an overdose in December.
We’re keeping Eric and his family and friends in our thoughts. Leave your messages for him below!
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