16 and Pregnant subjects Rachelle Perez and Chase Keough share daughter Boston together. The October 13 episode of the MTV reality show depicts Rachelle’s family’s disappointment with her pregnancy and her tumultuous relationship with Chase, who some accuse of being controlling. So is the couple still together?
Heavy reached out to 20-year-old Rachelle for comment but didn’t immediately hear back. According to her social media activity, it appears Rachelle and Chase are still together. She has pictures of them smiling and holding Boston, who was named after Chase’s favorite city for sports. The couple also tagged each other in their Instagram bios and added heart emojis.
Chase, a 23-year-old Los Angeles-based physical trainer, wrote that he loved his “little family” in an August 1 post. According to The Ashley, Chase is a former football player who graduated from high school in 2015.
Rachelle’s Family Was Heartbroken To Find Out She Was Pregnant
In a sneak peek clip shared by MTV, Rachelle met with her parents over breakfast where they told her they were disappointed. The youngest of five siblings–who almost all had children young–they had hoped for more for her.
I’ve been feeling really lonely and missing my parents so I agreed to meet them for breakfast. I’ve avoided talking to them and I’m nervous because I know I let them down, especially my mom.
It’s still really hard for her because she still hasn’t come to terms that she’s pregnant
Now that you’re having a kid, you’re going to be the same,” her father tells her in Spanish. “You shortened your freedom. You didn’t enjoy your youth as it should be.”
Her father, Marvin, was optimistic about Chase. “I do see him as a good guy,” he said. “He seems responsible. He likes to work and that’s important.”
Her mother, Miriam, wasn’t as convinced. “It’s not that I don’t like him but I also can’t be very for him. I’ve seen things from him that I don’t like,” Rachelle’s mother said in Spanish. “So the only thing that I can tell you is always stand up for yourself and you are the one who has to respect yourself. And you are the one who has to love yourself so that he can respect you.”
Why MTV Decided To Reboot 16 And Pregnant
16 and Pregnant, which originally launched in 2009 and inspired popular spinoff series like Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2, has been off the air since 2014. Executives at ViacomCBS Entertainment decided to bring the show back to show the unexpected pregnancy journey from various perspectives–not just the mother. That means family members other than the mother will also give video confessions during each episode.
In Rachelle’s case, it’s her sister Iris who speaks to the camera. There’s also a scene where Chase discusses his relationship status with a friend.
“More than a decade after 16 and Pregnant played a significant role in bringing the teen pregnancy rate down to record lows, we are sharing the stories of a new generation of young parents and underscoring the impact of an unplanned pregnancy on families — beyond the moms and dads-to-be — by showing authentic and intimate moments with siblings and grandparents-to-be addressing the life change,” president and chief creative content officer for ViacomCBS Entertainment Nina L. Diaz told The Wrap in an exclusive statement last month.
To find out what happens next, don’t miss 16 and Pregnant when it airs after Teen Mom 2 Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.