: MediaTakeOut.com told you a couple of days ago that American Idol contestant Paris Bennett looked pregnant. Well it turns out that she IS PREGNANT.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune's gossip reporter C.J. managed to sit down with Paris' grandmother Jamecia Bennett and asked her straight up about the pregnancy - and grandma spilled the beans.
But there was more. Check out what else C.J. reported:
MediaTakeOut.com published photos of Paris and her grandmother. The website was not sure whether the photos confirmed web gossip about Paris being pregnant or whether she needs "to be pushing back from the table just a tad bit."
Jamecia said she's been surprised how tame, and relatively kind, MediaTakeOut has been. "You know they can be something else," said Jamecia.
See now ... y'all mess around ... MediaTakeOut.com might actually end up with a good reputation
I am so tired of these religious hypocrites who act like they are so into the Lord and as soon as they leave church they are somewhere laid up getting they little twat torn up. They really need to quit.
If she want we can dog her out...LOL But naw I mean its her (dumb) decision... and she's the one who has to live with it feed it take care of it and watch it grow... and the baby too...LMAO
i thought jamecia was her mother and ann nesby was her grandmother..
anywho, theres no need to be mean. i mean its her life, everybody makes mistakes. teenagers are getting pregnant everyday.
ya'll forget that back in the day our grantparents and great grandparents and so on, were married and havin kids at 16 and 17, maybe younger, and nothing was said...so this is nothing new.
lay off mto!
Why would we be mean?? It seems like this is the year of "celebrity pregnancies" so it would not be a shock.
Congrats Paris! Check out these great sites for just for you: www.stylish-moms.com & www.stylishmoms.net
JAMECIA IS PARIS' MOTHER....STUPID PEOPLE. EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ANN NESBY WHEN THEY SEE HER....SHE IS THE GRANDMOTHER. HOW YOU GONNA WRITE ABOUT PEOPLE AND YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO THEY ARE. YOU PEOPLE KILL ME WITH THE STUFF YOU REPORT!!
the only reason ppl bein so nice is cus she look like she got on a weddin band if not her azz would've been dogged out too..u know sum teenz out here r sayin dey wanna be like jamie lynn cus she got pregnant at 16
Expectations are so low for black women is this even surprising? Its more news for a black women without any kids and be in her 20's.. Or not just a black women with a child because roaches can have babies but seeing a black family with a man around that is someones husband. Thats news.
This is so so so so so, sad. "Princess" Oops I mean "Pregnant P" just threw her career out the window(where she should've threw that used condom). Solange did the same thing. But what can we expect from a ghetto-azzz grandmother (I see you Ann Nesby)and a superghetto-azzz mother. I know people sometimes make dumb life-altering MISTAKES but don't glorify it. I wouldn't wish teen pregnancy on my worst enemies daughter. I guess the CHRISTIANS has struck again!
@ AVATARJUDGE, Hey, every one makes mistakes. If you never sinned and never needed God's forgiveness then maybe you could talk. But we all have sinned and have come short of God's glory. You should not judge people, because we all have the same Judge..God. Ya got me?
My older sister had a baby at the age of 16 and she raise her child alone without the father and now my sister is a doctor and my niece is 17 now and my sister never had no more kids or got pregnant . She said she wanted to have her child at a young age so they can grow together she be able to understand her daughter, My sister listen to the same music that my niece listen to, But my niece like some of her mother music. They have a great relationship together. My sister is 34 now a great doctor and her daughter is 17. A child don't stop anything It make you stronger, Our mother is old she waited to have kids in her last age. My sister didn't want that for her child.
Sometime a person plan on having a child at a young age to get it over with. and still be successful in life. Now I think it's crazy to have a child at a young age than turn around and have one 14 year later that's crazy. That's if you plan to have a child young, Than have one later just wasted your youth for what.
KO25, you said,
"She (your sister) said she wanted to have her child at a young age so they can grow together she be able to understand her daughter, My sister listen to the same music that my niece listen to....."
DUMB reason to have a baby at 16. Very dumb! She had a baby at a young age because she acted irresponsibly. People should not "act" like their children as a way to understand them. Hell, I'm 34 and I don't have any teenagers....BUT I understand them because I used to be one. That's all my child needs to know. I guess once your neice turns 21, she and your sister can go clubbing together. Once again, that's tacky. Your sister seems to live vicariously through her daughter. Staying young with your child doesn't mean that you're going to live any longer than you are meant to. You sound very stupid in trying to justify and promote teen pregnancy just because your sister is some blood drawer at the free clinic. I'm glad your sister made a living for herself and the child, but that's the only thing she gets kudos for. As for her "not wanting an old parent for her child..." well, did she WANT no father for her kid too? That's exactly what you get these days when you get pregnant out of wedlock.
Okay is it just me or is 19 turning 20 still too young to be having a baby. Being "Christian" and all shouldn't she have gotten married first? Why is her family acting like this is okay? I mean yes there are girls out there having babies younger than 19,but that still doesn't make it right being 19 and "becoming" a mother. So Jaime Lynn got torn up because she's 2 years younger? SO you mean to tell me if Jaime was just 2 years older her having a baby would be ok?
This world is a trip!
Forgetting to bring the milk home or calling someone the wrong name is a mistake! Having premeditated, premarital sex is NOT a mistake! Deciding to keep the baby is not a mistake. If you're so into god & christianity, you would have not fornicated or made a bastard baby. Instead kept ur virginity til ur wedding night.LOL but thats too impossible for you hot in the pants negroes. I cant stand holy hypocrites and convenient christians!!!!!!!!!!
Ko25 to me that's being the child's "friend" and not being a mother. My mom had my brother at 15 and then my other brother at 19 at 23 she had twins but missed carry and before her 25 birthday she had me. My mom always thought she was too young to be a mother of 3. "Thank Goodness she met my dad and he help not only raising me but my brothers as his very own." My mother became a grandmother the same age your sister is now. So if your 17 year old niece decides she wants to have a baby don't you think your sister is too young to be a grandmother? I've been an Aunt since I was 8 years old, So having been around babies mostly my whole life and even helping raise one of my nephews I think it would be pretty stupid of me to say that I'm ready to have children just because I've had some experience with my nieces and nephews. There are no excuses the way I see it.
MissJNS@(MissJNS) Trust me she had her baby because she plan to. It's more but I put what I wanted to. You are 34 right? are you a doctor. She knew what she was doing. That's my sister and we are very close. I do know better than you boo you say that you are 34 than act like it. I was raise better than that to call anyone names very childish to be 34 wow are you sure you are 34 not 12. Some many young woman having kids and the one don't have kids still not doing anything with there life and the ones did have a child at a young age is probably more successful. My sister is a doctor at 34, My niece be 18 next year, My sister life is good, still young and successful. I will pray for you I hope your kids never go threw this, I will feel sorry for them the type of person you are close minded. Karma is something. Peace
And for all the people saying well that's just how it is,yeah that's true and a serial killer is crazy that's just how it is but don't making killing people right,just because there are alot of teen mothers out nowadays don't make it right. Like I said no more excuses!
@(MissJNS) I guess you are doing the same thing you are 34 right, You have kids. @(LyricallyPoetic) My sister work very hard she is a doctor, She never been a club person at all she always been in her books. She don't hang out with my niece and her friends. She just wanted her child at that age, Now my niece is turning 18 next year and going to college my sister is getting her own clinic for Plastic Surgery, That's what she do. At the age of 35
i wish her well at least she will be 20 by the time the baby gets here and not 14 or 15 and that is good she has a supportive family not being supportive wont make it go away anyway..besides its not our place to judge anyone..
Beyond the fact that it is a teenage pregnancy, in which I don't condole, I am not as outraged in this matter. I think that she will be able to support this child very well and that is a biggest issue with teenage pregnancy when the parents aren't able to support the children.
Let God be the judge not us, Everyone probably have done something wrong in there life. God will forgive you. I don't want no kids right now that's by choose to young to be a mother, I do not judge anyone that want kids at a young age No one is perfect.
I had a baby @ 16 and I realize that the choice I made was mine. Nobody know what this girl is going through in her life behind closed doors so let her Creator Judge her. I just hope and pray that both come out this ordeal healthy.
OK IF SHE IS REALLY 19 GOING ON 20 THEN PEOPLE NEED TO CALM DOWN A LIL. SHE MAY NOT BE GROWN ENOUGH BUT TECHNICALLY SHE IS AN ADULT. SOME PEOPLE MATURE FASTER THAN OTHERS AND WOULD RATHER SETTLE DOWN AND HAVE A FAMILY AND LIVE A GOOD HOME LIFE. SHOOT I KNOW 27-31 YR OLDS LIVING LIKE THEY ARE STILL 19 ALL THEY DO IS GO CLUBBING AND GETTING DRUNK EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK ACTING LIKE IRRESPONIBLE ADULTS TEMSELVES AND STILL LIVING WITH THEIR PARTENTS. SOME OF MY OTHER FRIENDS HAD KIDS IN THEIR EARLY-MID 20'S AND ARE MUCH MORE FAMILY AND HOME ORIENTED AND LIVING A STABLE CALM LIFE.
IF SHE PLANNED IT AND IF THIS IS WHAT SHE WANTS, IT MAY BE A LIL HARDER ON HER SINCE SHE DOESNT HAVE A STABLE CARREER, BUT IF SHE HAS A SUPPORTIVE FAMILY AND SHE TAKES RESPONSIBILTY AND HAS MATURITY, SHE'LL BE ALRIGHT.
Yes. I remember when Paris 1st auditioned for American Idol acting all sanctified and sh*t...crying and snott'in like some holy-rollers do. But even with that, I liked her and figured she'd go far on the show. That's what makes her pregnancy so shocking.
With that said, I don't believe her life is "over" though, with hard work, she'll be fine.
Hey, you know what? Motherhood is a blessing! Our ancestors embarked on adulthood by their mid to late teens, many of them were wed by that time as well. May indigenous tribal people of today still marry their young girls off in their teens...
In modern times, our great grandparents also started families early by marriage. As anyone with family from the Southern US States at what age their great, great-great, and great-great grand parents married or starting having children. Many of our notable people in history, the great contributors to society, were born to teen mothers (no matter their race), or descended from a teen mother. At some point in our family trees there has been a teen mother. So, there is nothing wrong with becoming a mother at 16. Life is life!
The only thing I hate to see is when a much older person preys on the young and innocent.
I can't get over why in current times people are saying is such a sin, such a bad thing. The first Christians were having children at age 16, and just like back then there are teens who can hold their own be it because they have to or they want to.
There are 50 year old women walking around without children, some of them were declared barren. You know, just because you wait to have children doesn't mean that you will be able to, or that you will be a good mother. Teen mothers make good mothers, too! You can wait to find that prince charming that will marry you, but you can still end up a single mother; or he could still play you out with all his promises and dump you before he commits.
Just take it one day at a time. She'll be at a better disposition than many mothers older than her, or twice her age, because of financial standing. She can still have a good life!
STOP with the Jamie Lynn Spears comparisons - that chick was 16 when she got preggers, and now she's 17, and I think they have conveniently pushed her age up when they spent years lying about it.
Paris will be 20 by the time she gives birth, and even when she was on Idol, she was very mature for her age. I'm happy for Paris - she has the unconditional support of her family, and the baby's father plans to marry her.
Wow...it must be the in thing to get pregnant at an early age. I feel females who are teens and up to mid 20's should be having the time of their lives instaed of having babies and wondering if tyrone gon be with yo ass because you had his baby. Be smart and use condoms and be young single and fabolous!!!
Ko25: "My older sister had a baby at the age of 16 and she raise her child alone without the father and now my sister is a doctor and my niece is 17 now and my sister never.....Sometime a person plan on having a child at a young age to get it over with. and still be successful in life.
There's a reason why many people who have children at a young age often find themselves in a constant struggle. When you are young, you haven't given yourself an opportunity to establish a career that will yield you financial stability and the situation becomes even more dire when you aren't married because you don't have anyone around to share responsibilities. Why would anyone PURPOSELY want that type of life, when they know the struggles that come along with it? Like your sister, mine too became a teen mother at 16, but has gone on to have a successful career as a Program Analyst for the federal government. I'll be honest, though, she spent a good amount of her career in low level adminstrative positions, but I admire her for never giving up and falling into a "baby mama" mentality. The point I'm trying to make is that just because our sisters we're able to defy theodds, still does not change the statistics. Hell, a lot of us can see that with our own eyes and by looking to our own family members and friends.
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Wow...it must be the in thing to get pregnant at an early age. I feel females who are teens and up to mid 20's should be having the time of their lives instaed of having babies
-------------------------------------------------For a woman who has always been mature and family oriented, the single party life gets old and boring really fast.
I mean to each his own. The ones who want to keep partying and like the fast easygoing life, good, continue. But some women want to settle down and start a family younger.(I'm not condoning teen pregnancy esp when your still trying to graduate HS, but I mean after the age of 18) And who's to say that getting married guarantees you wont be a single mother? LOL I know many women who are proof that its not a guarantee. I aslo know women who have had kids in their late 20's early 30's who arent being responsible parents like they should be. They like to drink or spend their time focusing on other things than nuturing their children. Women who end up getting divorced and want to start their lives over again and then ignore their children cuz the're to busy "starting over". It's all basically where your mind and your maturity level is at. If you really want to be a mother and start a family and have a good foundation, it doesnt matter if your 19 or 39.
What I'm saying is that some people feel that going out, clubbing, drinking and waking up hung over every week and dating or sleeping around w/ every tom d!ck and Harry isnt the life for them and they are searching for something more meaningful, so they choose to start a family. What can be more meaningful that nurturing and raising a human being that you not only wanted but looks and thinks of you as the most wonderful, important thing in your life?
If you want that life and you've weighed your options, and even if it wasnt planned but you embrace the responsibility and blessing, then really who can judge? And no one who is judging has to live with it. The person making that decision is the only one that has to live with it.
I'm just glad she's getting married to the father, so that the child will grow up in a two-parent household. She and the father are doing it the RIGHT way. I'm tired of all these irresponsible sperm donors getting girls pregnant and not marrying (or not already married to) them. This single-parent sh!t is destroying our community. Nearly a generation of black boys in alot of communities are growing up with no relationships with their fathers. The men who are doing this are punks.
I dont condone teen pregnancy but I am not going to knock anyone who has a child young. People make mistakes. My mom had me when she was 17 and she is educated and successful.
I think its a personal choice. I am 28 and I'm an anesthesiologist. I went straight to college and medical school after high school so I didnt have the time to take care of a baby. I also partied traveled and had the time of my life. Now I can have a child and be able to handle it emotionally and financially with or without a husband, because getting married is no guarantee that he is going to take care of his child.
I wish Paris well and hope that he and the baby come through this healty and as long as she coninues to pursue her dreams and seek kowledge, then there is absolutely nothing wrong with her being a moter at this age.
@(Pisces82) You are so right about that not to many young females can say they finish college..........................@(BrooklynLatina) I can agree with you spoken very well....................................@(hheiress) That's your opinion but she have the right just like you to speak her mind. There are so many childish people on here, Grown up. She is speaking on the subject, Are you?
@(Sinnocent) My sister had her child young to, But she is a successful doctor now, I will be finish with school this month top of my class becoming an FBI. (SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW) I do want a child to not right now. I give myself 2 years than I'm going to have one, With someone or without I have the money to take care my child on my own if I can find a good man than I will if not oh well. Mama baby daddy maybe. That's what the older people say lol when the father leave the child is still with the mother.
Congrats on finishing school! I love to hear about black women doing their thing. Knowledge is power. Also I give your sister kudos for having her child first. I know that had to be hard as hell because I spent any nights in medical school not sleeping cause I was up studying my azz of trying to make the grade and I could not have tried to handle a baby in all that.
I feel you on te baby daddy thing. I dont feel like I accomplished any less if I dont get married and I dont feel like I would be having a bastard child. So stay up girl stay in school brush them haters off and get yours.
Age doesnt have anything to do with worth or not she can take care of a child. I know plenty of women way older than she is that don't take care of there kids at all. It's not about how old you are it's about how mature you are. Just cause you use a condom doesn't mean you still won't get pregnant same for the pill. There are quite a few people who got pregnant while on the pill. Eveyone is jumpimg on her case cause she young and she's pregnant. As long as she take care of her baby like a real mother should want to do thats fine with me. If anything you should be proud of her for not aborting the pregnancy.
I am continuously disappointed to see the embarassing attitudes of so many of our young black men and women who do not understand the vital importance that marriage has with raising children. It is like there was a huge gap in passing those values down to the next generation and it is getting worse. I am so glad to see that Paris is getting married to the father of her child.
What a dummy! Instead of enrolling in college, studying hard for a real career and having fun with classmates, she's having babies at such a age. Good luck girly, your singing career is probably over. This is nothing to be proud of.
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Someone Should have told that little bitch the real deal. This is nothing to be proud of in her life
LOL HAVING A KID IS NOTHING TO BE PROUD OF? MAYBE FOR SOME PARENTS.
PLEASE ITS NOT LIKE SHE'S NOT IN HS AND HAS TO DROP OUT. AND LAST I CHECKED HAVING A KID DOESNT STOP YOU FROM HAVING A CARRER. THIS ISNT 1950 WHERE ONCE YOU HAVE A KID YOU HAVE TO STAY HOME AND BE A HOUSEWIFE. SHE CAN STILL GO TO SCHOOL, CLIMB THE CORPORATE LADDER AND YOU CAN STILL TRAVEL (YES ALONE WITHOUT THE KID) YOU CAN STILL GO OUT EVERY SO OFTEN. YOUR JUST MORE RESPONSIBLE AND GROWN UP.
I SWEAR I SEE GIRLS MY AGE (LATE 20'S EARLY 30)ALL THEY DO EVERY WEEKEND IS GET WASTED AT CLUBS, SLEEPING AROUND (YEAH THEY DO HAVE GOOD JOBS BUT MOST OF THEM WASTE THIER MONEY PARTYING AND SHYT TAHT THEY STILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH THEIR PARENTS OR HAVE TO ROOMATE WITH 4 OTHER PEOPLE!! THEY DONT EVEN HAVE THEIR OWN PLACE) BUT THEY ARE SOO PATHETIC AND IMMATURE TO ME CUZ THEY REALLY DONT HAVE ANYTHING SUBSTANTIAL OR MEANINGFUL. YOU VISIT THIER APARTMENTS THEY LIVE LIKE PIGS, CAN EVEN KEEP THEIR HOUSES NEAT CUZ THEYRE TOO BUSY HANGING OUT AND SLEEPING OFF THEIR HANG OVERS. GTFOH!
the Texas Person complaining about MEXICANS having babies every hr. and the Mexicans "TAKING OVER"...let me know what mexicans are having their lawns cut by white folks or EVEN black folks. Population doesnt equal Dominance. Look at SOUTH AFRICA.
Some of you are REAAAAAALLLLY SLOW!
I guess these ppl never heard of this niffy little thing called a CONDOM!!!!! I guess she should be glad she is just pregnant and didn't contract HIV. I swear ppl just go around doing it with no protection like there isn't an AIDS epidemic going on!! I've seen so many pregnant girls since this summer started I'm like WTF? The Dept of Health gives CONDOMs out for FREE, for God's sake!!!!
Umm Media Take Out...
Jamecia Bennett is Paris' mother not grandmother
and Ann Nesby is her grandmother
"American Idol contestant and 19 year old Paris Bennett is expecting a girl in October:
Jamecia, who like her daughter and mother is a singer, is absolutely over the moon about being a first-time grandmother.
“I’m proud of how she did it. I was 16 when I got pregnant,” said Jamecia.
Paris’ great-grandmother is Shirley T. Bennett, 75, of Rockford, Ill.; her grandmother Ann Nesby, a gospel and R&B powerhouse, who lives in Atlanta, was with the Sounds of Blackness.
Who’s the daddy? “He chooses not to be in the public eye,” said Jamecia. “I respect that.” What does he do for a living? “I can’t tell,” she said.
“She has a ring,” said Jamecia, who’s hopeful that she’ll be planning a wedding for Paris.
The planning for an August baby shower is already underway. A few celebrities may fly into town for the show, including Queen Latifah"
FUCC EVERYONE who comes on here trying to justify teen pregnancies. Point blank---shyt is wrong, wrong, wrong! Young girls look at this blog and most of you make it seem "so easy" to rear a child. To the young girls thinking about it, grow up first, enjoy your youth, see the world, further your education, obtain a good career, get married, buy a home, then have a child. All this can be accomplished by age 25(if your in a rush). Cut and paste this, try to follow this, your struggle won't be as hard. People pity single parenting 'cause we don't wish it on anyone.
But if your mind is set, do me a favor: When your in line at the grocery store, PLEASE get the right items 'cause your always holding my up with your WIC vouchers.......
This is ridiculous. Why wasn't she using condoms? Or, at least on birth control? And, where was her family at when she was getting d1cked down? They sure were there when she was on American Idol. How old is she?
I am sick & tired of our Black girls (& really all young girls) getting knocked up at young ages. Whats making these young girls want to fu<k so early? D1ck is good but d1ck can wait. Get your career first.
She still has a future but she has just made it 10x as hard for her. I was raised in a single home so Im not knocking it but damn, we should be learning Black people.
ya'll made a mistake her grandmother's name is ann nesby...the mother's name is jamecia bennett but any way who cares if that girls is pregnant or not as long as she can support and take care of it what does it matter people....really????
YEA SHE ABOUT TO BE 20
IN AUGUST, AND SHE NOT TOO YOUNG
LOTS OF WOMEN START HAVIN BABIES AT 17
SO DO YOU MY AMERICAN IDOL HERO PARIS!!!
I LOVE THIS GIRL. I CANT WAIT TO SEE
HER BABY. I THOUGHT SHE WAS SO INNOCENT
TO HAVE A BABY NOW, BUT I GUESS SOME GOOD DYCK
CANT WAIT! I FEEL YA GIRL
I don't think that people are being nice bcuz of the ring. I mean she is grown and that is what she decides to do, that's it. I don't why this should be some big issue. If she was out on crack and having kids then yes, by all means dog her. But she is doing her thing and being the best at it. congrats paris!