Nikkole Paulun is pregnant again.
The former 16 and Pregnant star— who appeared alongside the original Teen Mom 2 girls when we first met them on MTV back in 2010— announced on Sunday that she’s expecting her third child.
“Our rainbow is coming July 2021,” Nikkole wrote in the caption of a photo showing her and Kyle holding a sonogram photo, with balloons that spell out “Baby” in the background.
Nikkole is already the mother of 11-year-old Lyle (who was born on her “16 and Pregnant” episode), and five-year-old daughter Ellie. They both have different fathers. (Lyle’s father, Josh Drummonds, has been in and out of jail since Lyle’s birth, while Ellie’s father is a former fiance of Nikkole’s.)
On Instagram Stories, Nikkole addressed some of people who sent her negative messages after her pregnancy announcement.
“Of course people have to come after me about having 3 baby daddies,” she wrote. “Was I supposed to stay with the guy who knocked me up at 15 and ended up being abusive and a drug addict just so I could only have one [baby daddy]? Or should I have stayed with the guy I dated at 20, was abusive, and treated me and my first child like crap so I could stop at 2 [baby daddies],” she wrote.
Nikkole stated that she was not good at choosing men in her younger years.
“I was very broken starting at a young age and allowed men to treat me like trash,” she wrote. “I feel extremely blessed to have recognized my worth and stop settling for less than what me and my babies deserve. My life may not be a fairy tale to you but it feels like one to me. Even if that means having 3 baby daddies.”
“And let’s not forget the third one is my HUSBAND, the man who’s stepped up to raise my children, and someone who works hard every day and who has never so much as raised his voice at me or called me a name.”
Nikkole has been one of the more-controversial figures to come out of “16 and Pregnant.” Although she wasn’t chosen for a ‘Teen Mom’ show, she has continued to keep her name in the news over the years: from getting a tattoo so she could get free tanning for life, to allegedly faking a pregnancy and miscarriage in 2013.