9 Things You Need to Know About 16 And Pregnant’s Alexandria Sekella
We can't wait to meet the newest member of 16 And Pregnant's teen mafia: Alexandria Sekella!
Alex's emotional episode airs on on MTV on April 17, but if you're itching for some inside scoop about this young mommy, we've rounded up nine fun facts for you to enjoy with a six pack of Redbull and a Snuggie.Teen Mom paradise!
1. She's From Pennsylvania
Alexandria hails from Allentown, Penn. — which is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Nazareth, where Teen Mom 2's Kailyn Lowry is from! BFF alert?
2. She Gave Birth to a Beautiful Baby Girl
Alexandria didn't plan to get pregnant as a teenager, but she gave birth to the cutest bundle of joy this side of the Ugg store. Arabella Sekella-McCann was born on July 18, 2011, and she's been lighting up Alex's life ever since!
3. Her Baby Daddy Was a Drug Addict
Alexandria's baby daddy, Matthew (Matt) McCann, was doing "hardcore" drugs during her pregnancy and after baby Arabella was born, which will definitely bring some drama to Alex's episode. Luckily, Matt entered rehab in December, and we hope he's doing much better!
4. She Almost Gave the Baby up For Adoption
Getting pregnant as a teenager is never easy, and Alex struggled with the decision to keep Arabella –– especially because Matt wanted to give her up for adoption. Yikes, this gal's relationship sounds even more complicated than our relationship with leopard print (it's a love-hate thing).
5. She and Her Baby Daddy Aren't Together!
Not so surprisingly, Alex and Matt aren't currently together, but Alex says it's "for the better." Then again, their relationship must have been going strong at some point, because for a while they were engaged!
6. She's a Dancer!
Before she baked a bun in her teenage oven, Alex was a dedicated dancer and worked with the East Coast Dance Connection. She's still passionate about dance, and you can check out videos of her busting a move on YouTube!
7. She Got Pregnant While on Birth Control
Unlike many teen moms, Alex was using two forms of birth control when she became pregnant.
"We actually were using both condoms and birth control when I found out I was pregnant," Alex tells CBS. "What had happened was, I had gotten cellulitis. It's a bacterial infection that had actually gotten into my bloodstream. So, for several months I had been taking antibiotics. And when the condom broke, I had trusted my birth control for it to cover me. And I didn't know that my antibiotics would make it ineffective."
8. She's Inked!
Alex can officially consider herself a lifelong member of MTV's Teen Mom club, because she has an enormous tattoo of her daughter's footprint inked on her shoulder. Awww!