Before she got pregnant, young cheerleader Mackenzie’s biggest responsibility was executing the perfect herkie, but as tonight’s episode of “16 and Pregnant” showed, her life altered drastically once her belly started growing. Not only was she forced to give up cheering, but her dreams of college went awash and the financial burdens of parenthood came flooding in. Her baby became her No. 1 priority, as he should be, but constant care of a newborn rules out any chance of having a steady social life. Overnight, her teenage years ended.
“I don’t want my son to ever hear me say this, but I wish I would have never gotten pregnant,” she told us in a recent interview. “And sometime I close my eyes and think, ‘What would I be doing right now if Gannon weren’t here? I’d be having fun with friends, I would be livin’ the life.’” She even admits that breaking up with Josh could have been a possibility.
+ Check out a clip from our interview, where Mackenzie candidly speaks of her disenchanting life as a new mom, plus tell us in the comments what you thought of her story.
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