A teenage mother has opened up about the hatred she faced when she became pregnant at the age of 13, revealing that online trolls would send her addresses to abortion clinics and report that she “ died in childbirth. ”
Maddie Lambert, a 17-year-old YouTube star from Fort Worth, Texas, shares her three-year-old daughter Everly with her ex-boyfriend Isaac, who was an absent father for the first 10 months of their daughter’s life. .
“I got pregnant when I was 13,” she said Reallyand said she had considered having an abortion or putting her daughter up for adoption.[But] literally from the moment I looked at that ultrasound screen, I knew I couldn’t give up on this baby. ‘
Looking back: Maddie Lambert, a 17-year-old YouTube star from Fort Worth, Texas, opened up about getting pregnant with her daughter Everly when she was 13
Love at first sight: Teen thought about having an abortion or putting her daughter up for adoption, but she changed her mind after having her first ultrasound
Maddie admitted that before she got Everly, she had “always looked down on teenage mothers,” explaining that the way the media portrayed them on reality shows like MTV’s Teen Mom was “just very negative.”
“When I got really pregnant, I was so scared of the reaction I was going to get, and I got a lot of negative reactions, a lot of hate,” she said. “Everyone had something to say, and they didn’t hold back.”
People would say, ‘You’re ruining your life,’ she continued. “I had people send the addresses of abortion clinics when I was about seven months pregnant.”
The mother of one of them recalled her classmates putting balls under their T-shirts in gym class and walking around saying, “Hi, I’m Maddie Lambert. I am a teenage mother. ‘
Hard to Handle: Maddie recalled how people would tell her she’s ‘ruining’ her life, revealing that one person messaged her saying, ‘I hope you guys die in childbirth’
Intense: Mother of one of them said online trolls would also cruelly send her addresses to abortion clinics when she was seven months pregnant
Motivation: Madde said all the hatred she got made her want to be ‘the best mom ever’
“Someone even messaged me saying,” I hope you die in labor, “she said. ‘I took that and I shifted it. I said, “This makes my life.”
‘Hate made me want to do better; it made me want to show them that I’m going to be the best mom ever, even though I’m young. ‘
Maddie has credited her daughter with giving meaning to her life.
“Everly not only changed my life, she also saved my life,” said the mother. ‘I had depression before. I had a suicide attempt when I was 13 before I got pregnant with Everly.
‘I had trouble finding my place on this earth and why I was here. When I found out I was pregnant with her, it gave me reason to fight. ‘
Afraid: Maddie’s ex-boyfriend Isaac (pictured) didn’t believe her when she told him she was pregnant and he was the father
Denial: Isaac asked for a paternity test, although Maddie insisted he was the only person she’d ever been with
Big break: Everly was four months old when Maddie decided on a ‘whim’ to film her first YouTube video with her daughter. Her eponymous channel now has 1.53 million subscribers
Mistakes were made: Isaac admitted that he missed the first 10 months of his daughter’s life, which he now regrets
Everly was four months old when Maddie on a ‘whim’ decided to film her first YouTube video with her daughter, which eventually went viral. Her eponymous channel now has 1.53 million subscribers.
Maddie’s ex Isaac was 15 when he found out she was pregnant, but he didn’t believe her at first.
“I thought it was all just a joke, like it wasn’t real,” he said. And when she showed me the scan. I was scared. I was very scared. ‘
Isaac asked for a paternity test, even though Maddie insisted he was the only one she’d ever been with.
“I just couldn’t accept it happening, but it did,” he said, admitting missing the first 10 months of Everly’s life. Maddie hated me the most, and it was. I messed up there. ‘
Too cute: Everly (pictured) celebrated her third birthday in January
Committed: Maddie said she struggled with depression and tried to kill herself before conceiving, insisting that Everly had ‘saved my life’
Overcoming Their Problems: Maddie and Isaac Found a Way to Help Raise Their Daughter Knowing It’s Best for Her
“I feel like it would just have been a lot better if I had come out, like, ‘Hey, this is my daughter,’ ” he added.
Despite their past troubles, Maddie and Isaac have found a way to help raise their daughter, knowing it’s best for her.
‘So many people assume I’m a bad mom just because I’m a teenager, but I have the same ability to age as everyone else [else in] this world, ”she said. ‘A good mother is someone who drops everything for their child – I dropped all my childhood.
‘I’ll do anything for that little girl. She’s my whole world, ‘she added. ‘I feel she can have such an impact. She wants to be the first astronaut on Jupiter.
“She’s going to do it.”