Fans watched as Cleondra Carter gave birth to her daughter, Kylee, on the third season of 16 and Pregnant, and were impressed at Cleondra’s ability to keep a level head and good attitude. Cleondra is probably best-remembered for taking care of her niece almost full-time (despite the fact that Cleondra was only a teen), because her sister wasn’t taking responsibility for her child. It’s been four years since Cleondra’s daughter Kylee was born and the show’s fans continue to keep up with Cleondra and her daughter through photos Cleondra posts on social media. Yesterday, however, Cleondra posted something much more serious: a plea for help to her friends and fans.
In a long letter posted to a GoFundMe.com page, Cleondra explained the tragic turn her life has taken over the last few weeks. Cleondra, now a 21-year-old waitress and student, revealed that Kylee’s father, Mario Escovedo, had recently taken her to court to battle for full custody of the four-year-old and won, leaving Cleondra devastated and desperate to appeal the decision.