With a burgeoning modeling career, a web series, and a children’s boutique to manage, Teen Mom OG‘s Sophia Abraham is clearly following in Farrah Abraham‘s footsteps. Though the 26-year-old exclusively tells In Touch that she “embraces” the fact that Soph is turning into her mini-me, she also admits that the eight-year-old has a lot in common with her late father, Derek Underwood.
“She’s so much like her dad,” Farrah tells In Touch. “I know he’s looking down and is so proud of her as well.”
Farrah and Sophia celebrating New York Fashion Week at the Michelle Ann Kids + Bound By the Crown Couture Children’s Wear in 2016.
Fans of Teen Mom will remember that Sophia’s dad Derek lost control of his car while driving in his home state of Iowa on Dec. 28, 2008. The resulting car wreck killed Derek and another passenger, both of whom were 18 years old at the time of their deaths.
Growing up without a father has been something that Sophia has struggled with — and has been documented on Teen Mom OG. In one episode, which aired back in early 2016, Sophia screams, “I want a daddy! I want a daddy now! Daddy! Daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy! I want to die.” Fighting back tears, Farrah replies in the scene, “When you say you want to die to see him, it really makes mommy sad. Do you know that it hurts mommy when you say those things because I care about you, and I love you?”
Farrah and her late boyfriend Derek Underwood while they were in high school.
Though Sophia never got to meet her father when he was alive, her dad sure has a lot to be proud of. Farrah announced back in May that Sophia has an upcoming web series Sophia Says to look forward to, just a few months after Sophia opened her own children’s boutique. Aside from all her business ventures, Sophia is also homeschooled so she can focus on her modeling career. She’s even prepping for New York Fashion Week. With so much on an eight-year-old’s plate, what is there for Daddy Derek not to be proud of?
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