‘Unexpected’: Alex's mom wants her new boyfriend to move in with them, viewers call her '30+-year-old mess'
If she graduates, she’ll be the first of five generations of teen moms in her family to do so.
On the latest episode of TLC’s ‘Unexpected’ we learned some shocking facts about Alex Wilson and Tyra Boisseau’s lives. 17-year-old Alex gives his full attention to their daughter Laila who stays with him while Tyra is pursuing her dream of doing cheerleading and completing her graduation. Balancing college and raising a daughter for Tyra (17) is definitely not easy but it’s important for her to be able to finish college. If she graduates, she’ll be the first of five generations of teen moms in her family to do so. With the school located several hours away from Alex and their daughter, it’s causing a strain on their relationship.
A viewer of the show assured Tyra on TLC's Instagram account that even though it’s hard, it will be worth it, “It’ll be hard balancing college and a baby but once she graduates it’ll be worth it in providing a better life for her and her child having a baby does not mean the end of your dreams.” Another wished her luck and said she had a good support system, “I think she’s doing great for a young mom , yes we realize as mother’s it’s our responsibility to be there at all times but when your in the situation yourself you realize you need to be more and do better for your child at that point and it gives you this ambition you never had before to push through the most difficult things during the most difficult times so I respect this young girl and I hope it works out for her and her family she seems like she has a healthy support system behind her including the baby’s dad her bf”
Alex, on the other hand, lives with his grandmother and mother, Julie. He shared a rather emotional story on the latest episode of how his mother abandoned him when he was a baby and his grandmother practically raised him alone. He said he tries to be there for Laila as much as he could because no child should have to go through that.
The latest development is that Alex’s mom wants her brand new boyfriend to move into her mother’s place which means he would be staying with them where Alex is trying very hard to raise his daughter. Tyra, when she heard the news, was obviously not ecstatic about it and broke down in tears in the middle of her cheerleading practice. She felt helpless for not being able to do anything, being so far away from her daughter Laila. A viewer wrote, “Alex’s mom is out of line! First she didn’t raise him running the streets and now she is bringing a strange man she just meet to live with her innocent granddaughter? Absolutely not! She is so selfish to even think about doing that.” Another felt bad for Alex’s grandmother as they wrote, “This poor grandmother is still parenting her 30+ year old mess of a daughter”
Catch ‘Unexpected’ on Sundays at 10 pm ET/PT on TLC.