Jasmine V Announces Pregnancy, Stands Up for Other Young Moms
The 21-year-old "That's Me Right There" singer, who happens to be one of Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriends, shocked fans when she revealed in an interview with Cosmo for Latinas that she is nearly six months pregnant.
Even though she's young and the pregnancy was a surprise, Jasmine said she's thrilled to welcome her first child. "It came as a total shock," she said. "You take the test, and you're not sure, and then you take another one. It was a very crazy moment for me; I never thought I would have a baby at 22, but I'm definitely excited. I'm super excited to meet my baby and to be a mom."
Still, she wasn't sure how everyone else would take the news, particularly her fans. "The fact that I'm still young made me so nervous," she continued. "You never know what people will say. It's looked down on to be young and pregnant in this country. You have shows like 16 and Pregnant, where kids are put on a pedestal to be judged. A girl who has a child young is thought of as fast and wild, or as someone who doesn't know how to raise a child. But I've always known that I wanted kids, and I know that I'm old enough and that I'm responsible. In Latino culture, it's normal to have kids young."
There was also the matter of telling her family (which would freak us out as well). Luckily, Jasmine said they've all been "so excited" for her, even her dad, whom she was the most nervous to tell.
So far, Jasmine hasn't revealed who her boyfriend – and baby's father – is, but she told the mag, "everything is going well, and he's very supportive." As for her career, Jasmine has tried not to let her pregnancy slow her down. She's in the middle of recording her debut album and still plans to release it, and has been performing and making appearances during her pregnancy so far.
A big congrats to Jasmine on her pregnancy and kudos for standing up for other young moms!