If you're a 16 and Pregnant fanatic, you'll probably remember the crazy story of Ashley Salazar.
Just to recap: Ashley got pregnant the first time she slept with baby daddy Justin Long which threatened to derail her big big plans to move to NYC for college. Ultimately she decided, with the support of her mother, to give her daughter Callie up for adoption.
Callie was adopted by Ashley's aunt and uncle. After the adoption, Ashley changed her mind and took Callie back for a month before realizing she wasn't ready to give up her dreams and returned Callie to her aunt and uncle. She has maintained a close relationship with her daughter.
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She also started a blog, Bittersweet Blessings (which turned into a book) and chronicled her experiences during pregnancy and after the adoption. Ashley's baby daddy was out of the picture. She later revealed that Justin was in jail when Callie was born and that played heavily into her decision to go through with the adoption.
Fast forward to today - twists abound! Ashley and Justin are back together and have been for a couple years. He has completely turned his life around and is now a tattoo artist. She is a senior in college, graduating in May. They still have a close relationship with Callie, and duh, duh, duh… are now expecting another baby!
"Me, j and da bae. I love you Justin! @justinacube so happy to be expecting my second with you. Crazy to think we're on baby 2, but I'm happy you're in my life and am blessed," Ashley announced on instagram. She quickly followed that up with an interview with Radar Online.
“I’m really excited about the baby,” Ashley shared, adding that they haven't told Callie yet. Callie is now 4. “But I’m nervous about what Callie will think in the future. We really care about her we don’t want her to be mad at us about what we did when were really young, just teenagers and we didn’t know.”
“We don’t know what we’re going to tell Callie, she’s so young," Ashley added, "but we want to respect my aunt and uncle so that they understand how much we love everyone.”
Ashley and Justin also plan to get married after their baby is born.
After getting flak on twitter, Ashley defended her decision. "Me and J are 22/23 not 17/18. We are allowed to have another child. What are we supposed to NEVER have any more?"
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Justin, Ashley, and Callie