UPDATE: Nikkole has announced that her daughter, Ellie Jade, arrived safely. She posted the photo below that was taken in the delivery room during her daughter’s birth. According to a later post, Ellie was born at 6:34 p.m. and weighed in at 7 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 inches long.
Nikkole Paulun says she’s about to give birth, and while many critics of the 16 and Pregnant star are skeptical that Nikkole was even pregnant, it appears that this may be the real deal!
The 21-year-old, who gave birth to her first child, Lyle, during the second season of ’16 and Pregnant,’ told her social media followers that she was induced today. According to a Facebook message posted this morning by Nikkole, she was dilated and having contractions and seemed ready to give birth to the baby, which Nikkole says is a girl. She plans to name her Ellie Jade.
As stated above, fans and critics of the show have been skeptical that Nikkole is even pregnant, given that she has a history of questionable pregnancies. Longtime readers may remember that, back in the summer of 2013, Nikkole claimed to have been pregnant, and stated that she had given birth to a stillborn baby boy in July of that year.
After Nikkole sold her “heartbreaking” story to Radar Online, Nikkole’s best friend, Samantha Diggs, came forward and revealed that Nikkole had faked the entire pregnancy, and had used the excuse of having a stillbirth as a way to cover up her actions. Nikkole denied that Samantha’s story was true; however a blog later revealed very damning evidence that Nikkole’s “second” pregnant was fake.
third? second pregnancy appears to be legit, however. Nikkole’s mother, Rikki Turner, posted about it on her private Facebook page, announcing that Nikkole was, indeed, in labor with Ellie at a hospital in Monroe, Michigan.
Nikkole announced she was pregnant back in November, and told her followers that the pregnancy was not planned.
“This is definitely a shock as I wasn’t expecting this at ALL,” Nikkole wrote on her Instagram announcement. “I’m extremely overwhelmed with emotions and drained from being so sick. I know I’m not completely ready to be a mom again but I know everything will work out perfect!”
Nikkole said that Baby Ellie’s father is a guy named Ryan Rice, whom she dated in 2014 and was briefly engaged to. The couple has since broken up.
A few months after Nikkole announced her pregnancy, she was arrested for third degree retail fraud. Nikkole later claimed that is was her friends who were stealing, not her. (As you do.)
The Ashley will update this story when more info in available.