‘Unexpected’ Spoilers: Is it wrong Lilly Bennett has 2 children at age 19? Viewers say not an 'ideal' situation
Lilly was first pregnant with Aaliyah when she was 16. She described herself as naive and way too young to know what she was doing
On the January 24 episode of ‘Unexpected’, Lilly J Bennett was back with her second pregnancy with her current boyfriend Lawrence Charles Bishop. She is 24 weeks pregnant and is expecting a baby boy. Lilly (19 when the show was filmed) is already mother to 2-year-old Aaliyah. Her boyfriend at the time with whom she had Aaliyah left them when the baby was only 2 months old. Lilly was first pregnant with Aaliyah when she was 16. She described herself as naive and way too young to know what she was doing. She said she didn’t know it was so easy to get pregnant and no one ever told her that.
At 19, Lilly has become a mature young woman with a strong will power. She admitted she now knows how relationships change once a baby is born but she knows it in her heart that Lawrence would never leave her no matter what. The viewers are more than glad to have her back for another season and we cannot wait to see her journey of her second pregnancy.
However, many viewers didn’t think her situation was ideal given she was staying with her parents at 19 and had two kids, “I’m sorry but 2 kids at 19 and still living with your parents is not an ideal situation... no matter how much of a good mom she is.” Fans also didn’t like the fact that Lilly was forgetful about her contraceptive pills that led to her second pregnancy. As her boyfriend said, “One day we were suddenly six weeks pregnant.” A viewer wrote, “Ideally, she should have waited to have kids until her education was finished and she had some job experience under her belt, but that is water under the bridge. She can always go to college if she wants, it will just be more of a challenge. It is great that she has supportive family.”
Alex Wilson and Tyra Boisseau’s date ended on a salty note as Tyra decided to take that moment to tell Alex that it was a dent on his part as a father to allow his mom’s boyfriend to live with them. She said he should have put his foot down and not allow any risk to their daughter Layla. Alex who is a very calm natured person was seemingly upset, he later confessed that he was with Layla all the time while Tyra was in college and it wasn’t right for her to judge his parenting while she was away. Tyra, on the other hand, couldn’t wait to go to Miami and get away from everything.
Tyra seemed very close to breaking off the relationship not realizing how big of a person Alex was to take care of their daughter while she contributed very little. A viewer wrote, “I can't imagine not seeing my baby for a month. I get she wants to go to college, but she needs to find a college closer to home. She is acting like a single girl with no baby. Thank goodness that he takes such good care of their baby. I feel so bad for him, he never smiles.”
Reanna Cline might be the first one among the cast members to give birth during the pandemic and she is scared. Since she is a minor the hospital had given permission for her mother to be with her but sadly that means her ex-boyfriend Taron wouldn’t be around. Reanna and Taron's relationship was getting better but the safety measures taken during the pandemic was not under their control.
Catch ‘Unexpected’ on Sundays at 10 pm ET/PT on TLC.