No matter what your opinions are about the cast of Teen Mom, at the end of the day, it’s impossible to ignore that each of them is a mother. Although some of them are critiqued for not taking their motherhood seriously enough, it’s difficult to find fault in them when they are clearly overcome with worry about their children. Now and then, the moms face serious health concerns in their children, and fans are reminded that at the end of the day, they’re human beings who go through similar hardships to the rest of us.
For anyone who had disdain for Briana DeJesus for any reason, it’s difficult to stay upset with her after she opened up about her newborn daughter, Stella Star’s serious health condition. Briana’s worried words are enough to melt anyone’s heart.
Briana DeJesus gave birth to her second baby, Stella Star, in early July. This made her the second most recent addition to the Teen Mom family, with Baby Lo being the newest. Although the first few months have gone smoothly for Briana, she’s since opened up about a devastating health condition that Stella was revealed to have.
In a recent interview with Radar Online, Briana opened up about the “devastating” nature of her daughter’s health condition, which leads to complications with her heart. She revealed that she’s been having difficulty with Stella’s health problems.
“It’s been so hard dealing with Stella,” she said. “She has some heart condition, she has holes in her heart. It’s been difficult dealing with Stella right now.”
In addition to being diagnosed with this condition, Stella Star is also lactose intolerant. Despite this, Briana says that Stella will be “fine.” In the meantime, she and her family will have to keep an eye on Stella to make sure that her complication isn’t changing or growing any worse. She revealed, “We just have to monitor her breathing.”
Unfortunately for Briana, this isn’t the only health complication in her family that’s reared up recently.
DeJesus Health Conditions
“About a year and a half ago she found out she had lupus,” Briana told Radar. “Ever since then it’s been difficult. She’s not the same woman she was. She’s always tired, always sick, always in the hospital. She helped me with Nova and now she can’t help me anymore. I’ve basically been on my own. I have to be strong for my mother because she’s so sick.”
In addition to this, her mother recently underwent a double masectomy. “She’s still been recovering from that,” she said. “It’s been really tough.”
As we all know, Stella Star’s father, Luis, is pretty much out of the picture. Luckily, her ex-boyfriend Devoin Austin has been helping her through this time. She’s also getting huge amounts of help from her 5-year-old daughter, Nova. “She helps me out so much,” Briana said. “I’m so glad she adores her sister.”
As for Luis, Briana says that he hasn’t come through, even though his own daughter is going through such serious complications. “He has not seen Stella, he has not helped with Stella and he hasn’t really asked about Stella,” she said. “He’s pretty much non-existent right now. He disappeared. He totally vanished. The moment I had Stella he went MIA.”
Read Radar’s coverage of Stella’s heart condition here.
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