Nobody would dispute that Alex Sekella of “Teen Mom 3” can get pretty emotional when dealing with her baby’s father and ex-boyfriend, Matt McCann, but in this clip from last night’s “Teen Mom 3: A Closer Look,” Alex remains impressively composed when host SuChin Pak brings up Matt’s heroin overdose.
“I don’t know what was going through his head, but I also don’t think it was a call for help,” she tells SuChin in response to being asked about whether the overdose was accidental. “I do feel like he was just trying to…um, kind of just leave.” Alex goes on to say that while she was numb to the idea that Matt may have been trying to commit suicide, it pained her to consider how such an event could traumatize their daughter, Arabella. ”I just don’t understand, you know, it’s like you have this beautiful child to live for and you don’t give two you-know-whats about it,” she laments.
It’s too early to tell how Arabella will be affected by her dad’s drug abuse, but as we’ve seen time and time again on this series, even the youngest of kids can suffer negative consequences from their parents’ irresponsible behavior. “She has to live with what he’s done for the rest of her life,” Alex says. “She can either grow from it, or she can get stuck in it.”
Check out the “Closer Look” clip, as well as video from our latest online after show of Alex sharing her first reaction to hearing about Matt’s overdose.
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