Congratulations to Kayla Jones. The former ‘Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant’ star, who was fired starting next season, welcomed a second baby on June 21.
“She is there!” She wrote on Instagram Stories, per The Sun.
She thanked her family and friends for their support in a subsequent post.
“Thank you to everyone who wished me a safe birth,” she wrote, according to The Sun. “Did everything to my baby girl. And everyone who just looked at me. Many Thanks. I’m exhausted as hell, y’all lmao, give me a few hours.”
Jones, 23, didn’t immediately share the name of their second child.
She shares her 3-year-old daughter, Mecca, with Makel Kennedy.
Jones and Kennedy met in high school and decided to welcome a child together. Kennedy is transgender and went from woman to man after she was 18 years old. They used a sperm donor to get pregnant with Mecca.
According to Jones, who has since split from Kennedy, the second baby was conceived naturally. Jones has not yet revealed the identity of the father of her second baby.
“Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant” returns to MTV June 28, but Jones was “dropped” because fans found her story incomprehensible, Ashely’s Reality Roundup wrote in January.
“She was disappointed, especially because there’s so much going on in her life right now that it would be good to film,” a source told The Ashley. “But MTV made her choice, so there’s really nothing she can do.”
Returning to the series are original members Brianna Jaramillo and Kayla Sessler, as well as Rachel Beaver, Kiaya Elliott and Madisen Beith.
According to The Ashely, the producers were unsure whether to bring Beith or Jones back, but ultimately chose Beith because they felt their story resonated better with viewers.
Teen Mom: Young & Prengnat has gone through various cast changes since its debut in 2018. First, Jade Cline was moved to Teen Mom 2, and Rachel Beaver and Kiaya Elliot were added to the cast. Then Ashley Jones was promoted to Teen Mom 2 and Jones and Beith were hired.
According to a Feb. 15 Instagram post, Jones wasn’t sure what to do when she first found out she was pregnant.
“So many thoughts of reactions, opinions and judgments came to my mind thinking about keeping you,” she said. “My first experience was full of defensiveness and uncomfortable emotions right up until arrival, and I just knew I didn’t want to experience that AGAIN.”
Jones said she handled her second pregnancy differently.
“I knew I wanted you, but instead this time, as long as I was comfortable, I surrounded myself with love and peace,” the former MTV star wrote. “I’m already enjoying being a mom, no matter how hard it may be, and now I have the chance to give birth to another little princess, my second princess, with nothing but love.”
“It was peaceful, stunning and an incredibly amazing feeling enjoying your arrival yourself, but now… my little princess is revealed 👑,” she concluded.