Ashley Salazar, 16 & Pregnant Star, Welcomes Second Child!
It’s a boy for 16 and Pregnant Season 2 duo Ashley Salazar and Justin Lane, who had their first baby together all those years ago!
According to TARR, the couple announced that they welcomed their second child, a boy named Phoenix Roy, early on Saturday morning.
The baby weighed in at 6 lbs., 14 oz., Justin said.
Little Phoenix arrived ahead of his January 28 due date by three weeks, and the new bundle of joy joins a seven-year-old sister, Callie.
Unusually for the MTV franchise, they have the same parents; Ashley and Justin have been on-and-off since the 16 & Pregnant days.
Fans may remember that the duo gave Callie up for adoption with Ashley’s aunt and uncle, but both parents are still involved in her life.
Here’s a photo of mother and daughter together:
Ashley’s struggle with her decision to place Callie for adoption was similar to Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra, who made the same choice.
In an emotional episode, Ashley later had second thoughts and got her daughter back, only to eventually realize she was right the first time.
The best thing for Callie, she decided after much inner turmoil, was for her to be raised by people close to her and better able to provide.
Unlike Catelynn and Tyler, however, recent social media posts give the impression that Ashley and Justin are not currently together.
In any case, Ashley announced her pregnancy last summer: “BABY LANE COMING 2017! @justinacube i love you!! #babylane #babyno2 #jan28 #babyboy”
Now he has arrived, and boy is he a cute one.
See the first photo of Baby Phoenix below:
So sweet, and a new addition to the “family.”
The recent Teen Mom 2 and 16 and Pregnant baby boom that’s taken place over the last few months shows no signs of slowing down.
Phoenix is the first of many babies who will be born to 16 and Pregnant girls in 2017; Chelsea Houska and Jenelle Evans are due soon.
Sarah Roberts, Katie Yeager and Hope Harbert, all from Season 4 of 16 and Pregnant, are all expecting babies in 2017 as well.
Briana DeJesus, who also starred on the MTV series, recently announced that she is expecting her second child in July of this year.
There’s something in the water, apparently!