'Unexpected' Season 4: Is Tyra right in leaving her daughter for college degree? Fans say stay 'closer to home'
Tierra called her sister a 'b***h' for leaving her daughter alone, and she said she could never imagine leaving her daughter for weeks at a time
On the latest episode of TLC’s ‘Unexpected’, we saw Tyra Boisseau call her mom to ask her to get her daughter Layla from her boyfriend’s house. While Tyra was at college getting a graduation degree, her boyfriend Alex Wilson was looking after their daughter Layla.
While several viewers of the show have appreciated the fact that they were breaking gender norms, others have deemed Tyra as being selfish and not caring about Alex’s dreams.
Alex, 17, gives all his attention to Laila and is doing a good job raising her but when his mother, who abandoned him as a baby, returned to stay with Alex, trouble soon followed. She insisted on having her boyfriend, who she met not more than a week ago, to move in as well. When Alex called Tyra up in the middle of her cheerleading practice to tell her it was confirmed that a stranger would be moving in soon to stay with them and their baby daughter, Tyra broke down in tears.
She was understandably extremely worried thinking about the safety of her child. In this episode of ‘Unexpected’, Tyra’s mother and sister Tierra bring Layla home. Tierra, who is also a teen mother of a daughter, called Tyra up, who was at school to ask her what she wanted to do about the situation. Tyra on the other hand had a horrible fight with Alex who said he wanted his daughter back.
Tierra called her sister a “b***h” for leaving her daughter alone, she said she could never imagine leaving her daughter for weeks at a time. But she also confessed that it was probably a smart decision on her sister’s part because she doesn’t think Alex could provide for them like a “man” should.
We could see Tyra feeling very confused about her decision to study and so are the viewers as they are divided into two teams, one supporting Tyra for her decision to study further, another cursing her for leaving her daughter behind.
One wrote, “I get she haf a child at an early age should she have no but get real people she wants more for her and her daughter amd if that means going to school as long as you have encouragement and people helping you mothing is impossible. I give her props.” Another said, “Tyra is just trying make something good out of her life, the last time I checked y’all aren’t her parents and don’t decide anything for her, she is trying to get a good education so she can take care of her CHILD!”
While others felt she should have found an alternative like studying online. “She could have went to school closer or online. Sure not what your dream was but priorities change when u have kids(or there suppose to) she is super dramatic and created her own stress and problems.” Another felt cheering is not studying, “I wouldn't have been able to leave my child. She could have gotten a college education closer to home or online. As a parent you put your child first. Cheer isn't worth missing out on your child's life.”
Catch ‘Unexpected’ on Sundays at 10 pm ET/PT on TLC.