Is there some beef between reality TV's teen moms? Lexus Scheller one of the three pregnant teenage girls whose moms were also teen mothers that will document her journey to motherhood on TLC's newest series Unexpected. Viewers have already compared the series to MTV's hit reality TV shows 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom OG, and Teen Mom 2, but Lexus said that there's one major difference between her show and MTV's — Unexpected is "real."
"Our shows a lot different… there’s not as much drama,” Lexus revealed to Us Weekly. “I think it’s more real. Our problems are more realistic than [they are on] Teen Mom and shows like that. I feel like our stories are better. I do!”
Lexus is from Monticello, IN and she was 15 years old when she found out that she was pregnant with her daughter, Scarlett. Lexus' mom Kelsey is 31 years old and she also gave birth to Lexus when she was a teenager, so she was able to understand exactly what her daughter was going through, even though she wasn't happy that her daughter would be following in her footsteps.
"I can relate to her and everything she's feeling because I was 15 and pregnant with her," Kelsey told the cameras. "I've experienced everything she's going through, but I never wanted that for Lexus."
But even though Kelsey came around, it was hard for her to accept that her daughter was going to become a teenage mother. “In the beginning, she wasn’t supportive so it was hard," Lexus said. "It took her a while to get supportive after that. I mean, I’m glad that she’s experienced it too.”
Now, Lexus is 16 and a mom to a beautiful baby girl and she and her boyfriend, 17-year-old Shayden, is helping her raise their baby together.
Be sure to catch the series premiere of TLC's Unexpected, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. on TLC.