Former “16 and Pregnant” Star Izabella Tovar Confirms She’s Divorcing Her Husband Jairo Rodriguez

“Hey, we lasted longer than BOTH of Leah Messer’s marriages put together, so there’s that!”

Another 16 and Pregnant couple bites the dust!

Izabella Tovar, who starred on the third season of the MTV reality show, took to Instagram on Sunday to confirm what fans had been suspected for months. In a lengthy post, she stated that she and her husband Jairo Rodriguez have separated after less than two years of marriage.

“There have been a lot of assumptions recently so I figured it was time to clear the air,” Izabella captioned a photo of herself. “Jairo and I are separated and have been for a few months now. Unfortunately our marriage didn’t work out and we are getting divorced.”

We first met Izabella way back in 2010 when she was a pregnant 15-year-old hiding her pregnancy from her Catholic school friends. After appearing on “16 and Pregnant” together, Izabella and Jairo welcomed another child, Anatazia, in 2014. In 2016, Izabella became the first girl from the show to graduate from college with a Bachelors degree.

In recent months, though, fans began to notice that Jairo was absent from most of Izabella’s social media postings, causing them to suspect something was wrong in the marriage. Izabella’s Instagram post confirmed the news.

“There are many factors that went into this decision but none that need to be shared publicly at this time,” she wrote. “We wish each other the best and are working on our co-parenting relationship.

There have been a lot of assumptions recently so I figured it was time to clear the air. Jairo and I are separated and have been for a few months now. Unfortunately our marriage didn’t work out and we are getting divorced. There are many factors that went into this decision but none that need to be shared publicly at this time. We wish each other the best and are working on our co-parenting relationship. Even though I am sharing this publicly it is still a very personal decision. I would appreciate if negative opinions and comments not be posted here. I understand this is not a decision that everyone agrees with but this is my life and this is what happened. Thank you in advance for understanding. | ?: @hightsphotography |

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“Even though I am sharing this publicly it is still a very personal decision,” she added. “I understand this is not a decision that everyone agrees with but this is my life and this is what happened.”

Izabella and Jairo were one of the few couples who remained together long after appearing on “16 and Pregnant.” At press time, only Catelynn Lowell (Season 1), Mackenzie McKee (Season 4), Hope Harbert (Season 4), Jordan Howard (Season 4), Courtney Ames (Season 5), and Summer Rewis (Season 5) remain in a relationship with the man they starred on their episode of “16 and Pregnant” with.

(Photo: Facebook, Instagram)

23 Comments

  1. I don’t even know or care who these people are, I just thought the picture was funny because he looks like the pregnant one lol. Suck it in, bro.


  2. I don’t know why a lot of people hate on izabella, yes she lives with her parents still and has two kids, but at least she took advantage and went to college graduate and is now on her masters, other teen moms who live with there parents just work a minimum wage job and get pregnant by multiple men. I believe izabella will move out once she gets a good job after she graduates


    1. I legit had the same thought and then combed through all of her ig. I hate to be the person speculating based on looks but…


    1. Am I the only one who doesn’t understand the concept of ‘off and on’? I mean, I can get behind one breakup/get back together but more than one? Time to move on…
      And I’m not much older than these girls :S


  3. I really hope girls see these stats and realize babies don’t make men stay. In the long run anyway. That’s a lot of teen moms split with the fathers. And some are excellent co-parents, a lot are not which hurts the kids. So take precautions ladies and men! Don’t have kids until you’re older and in a stable long term relationship.

    She will be fine. It’s too bad, but she got through school and will have a good career. And she seems like a good mom. You change so much from teens to early-mid twenties they probably just grew apart with different goals.


  4. I remember them, they lived w her parents and he graduated high school and was taking college classes…so he said. But actually he hadn’t finished high school and had been lying. He finally came clean..


    1. That was the only thing that bothered me about him, because other than that he was actually very supportive and wanted to be there for his son and Izabella.


  5. She bothered me in her episode. She didn’t seem to take any responsibility for the conception of her son, she was too good for everything her boyfriend did, her parents spoiled the shit out of her, she pretended her pregnancy wasn’t happening and avoided friends and family for months, meanwhile, this poor guy was trying to live up to hers and her family’s expectation for him, just to be able to help with his son. She had zero emotion towards anything and was literally the most ungrateful girl in her season. I hope Jairo finds someone who appreciates him, and they are able to co-parent in a healthy way.


      1. She really wasn’t. She expected the world and didn’t even praise his efforts. She has a family that was financially and emotionally supportive, a boyfriend who loved her and did everything he could to make her happy, and wanted to be in his child life, and she just didn’t seem to care.


  6. It happens. If it’s not working, I can’t fault them for making this decision. I just hope they are coparenting in a healthy way. Didn’t she want to be a doctor? Whatever happened with that?

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