In what is only somewhat-surprising news given how quickly the “Teen Mom 2” star’s relationship with Courtland Rogers has developed, Radar Online is reporting that the the couple is expecting their first child together. Both of these two have been parents to children from prior relationships before, and Rogers told the website that he is looking at this as a new opportunity to have a child with a woman that he loves:
“Me and Jenelle are so happy that she’s pregnant … She told me, ‘I’m looking forward to a second chance.’”
Jenelle does not have custody of her first child Jace, and Rogers tells the website that they are hoping that she will be able to prove to the courts with this new child that she can care for a kid well enough to be able to welcome her son back into her household on a permanent basis.
When it comes to the world of celebrity pregnancies, there is one thing especially interesting about this news: that Rogers chose to unveil it now, even though the due date is not until September. Typically, it is standard practice for most people, especially those in the public eye, to withhold saying anything for the first few months to ensure that there are no early complications that lead to a miscarriage. Some recent examples of people who chose to keep their pregnancy a secret early on include Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, and even the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, who was forced to reveal the news after she was hospitalized due to morning sickness.
Jenelle is also not the only star of “Teen Mom 2” expecting, as Leah Messer is also expecting her third child overall and first with new husband Jeremy Calvert.
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