‘Unexpected’: Myrka Cantu and Ethan Ybarra host gender reveal party, fans ask 'why celebrate a teen pregnancy'
All this seems quite strange, especially that the young couple would consciously make a decision to get pregnant. In other words, their pregnancy might not have been that unexpected
Myrka Cantu who famously got kicked out by her mother Lilliana Cantu is going to have a gender reveal party on the January 10 episode of ‘Unexpected’. She was taken in by her boyfriend Ethan Ybarra’s family and the couple was very excited about the event.
Myrka even invited Lilliana but she said she had to work from “9 to 8 everyday from Monday to Saturday,” she further said, “Everyday that I don’t work, it’s money that doesn’t come into my pocket.” While Lilliana received a lot of backlash from TLC viewers all the time for kicking her 17-year-old pregnant daughter out of the house to teach her a lesson, many of them also understand that Lilliana had big dreams for her daughter who used to be a top student at school. Lilliana keeps hinting at her about the things that are important to raise children like earning money. A viewer took to Facebook to write, “I agree with Myrkas mom it is Myrkas responsibility to take care of her kid. She can't drive, get a job or graduate school but lets pop out a kid. Why are they celebrating another teen pregnancy.” Another wrote, “Myrka, you should have listened to your mom. She knows this world is cruel. Raising a child is hard. I agree with your mom. Your boyfriend is young and he may fall for someone else and leave you. Then you will want your mom but it will be too late.”
However, others were mad at Lilliana for forgetting the fact that Myrka looked after her little brother when their mom was out all day, working hard to bring food to the table for the family. They also felt that a parent should forgive all the mistakes a child makes and be there for them no matter what. “I feel so sorry for Myrkas. Your Mom will regret her actions. She doesn’t want to raise someone else’s child; but, it was ok for her daughter to raise her son.” Another wrote, “I really like Myrka & I feel really bad for her relationship with her mom. I do NOT think her mother is handling this well, but I do see her point. As parents we ALWAYS want the best for our kids & her mother knows what Myrka is in for. I really hope they can come to some kind of agreement/compromise.”
Either way, Myrka and Ethan revealed on camera that they understand the concept of having protected sex (unlike some other teens on the show like Jenna and Aden) and choose to not use condoms even though they had them. Myrka’s friends, on the other hand, have also revealed that she was the last person they expected to see knocked up as she is extremely shy and conservative. Under these circumstances, it all seems very strange that the young couple would consciously make a decision to get pregnant. In other words, their pregnancy might not have been that unexpected and that can be the reason why Lilliana is so furious on the show and keeps repeating, “This baby is coming to ruin her life like a chant.”
At no point does the teen couple on the show express any kind of regret or remorse for not being able to live a normal teenage life. Although, in the latest's episode we see Myrka saying she missed how her body looked before pregnancy as she put on a bright red dress with a fat yellow belt on her pregnant belly, “I look like a ship,” says the expecting mother.
In the last episode, we saw her getting emotional and saying that she would be very upset if her mother didn’t turn out at the party and now we see her saying that even if her mother does come she didn’t want Lilliana to do or say anything embarrassing.
Etan’s parents, who just had a baby girl, work hard for the party as we saw them wake up when it was still dark outside and starting to arrange everything for the party. They confessed it was difficult to see their son becoming a 17-year-old father and the news came with a variety of emotions but they were going to have their back no matter what.
Catch ‘Unexpected’ on Sundays at 10 pm ET/PT on TLC.