Farrah Abraham Discusses Teen Mom Tragedy

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Celebrity teenage mothers such as Bristol Palin and Jamie Lynn Spears have plenty of financial and familial support to fall back on. Most are not so lucky.

Farrah Abraham, herself a star of Teen Mom on MTV, was struck by tragedy when daughter Sophia's dad, Derek Underwood, was killed in a car accident.

"It's getting easier," Abraham, now 19, tells Us Weekly of the crash that took his life in 2009. "It's hard to deal with the fact that Sophia never got to meet her dad ... but now that I've come out on the show about it, I'm really happy I did."

Despite a rocky relationship with Underwood (the couple hadn't spoken for four months before he died), Abraham says he would have been a great dad.

"He would have been loving and supportive and taken care of both of us. When Sophia was born, her face looked just like his, and so did her toes!"

"I made Sophia a baby book with notes he and I wrote to each other. It's a big collection of our relationship. I have pictures of us going to dances and lots of memories. I want her to know that he was a happy person who liked to have fun."

She's waiting for the right time to open up to Sophia. For now, she is leaning on her parents for help. She calls her relationship with her own mother, Debra Danielson, "a work in progress." The reasons why are surprising and sad.

Danielson was charged with domestic assault after tension over Abraham's seeming lack of attention toward her newborn escalated into an altercation. Danielson pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of interference with a police officer.

"We're a lot better. We try to go to counseling at least once a month. We've forgiven each other," says Abraham. "I see or speak to my parents [Danielson and dad Michael] daily now, and they're the best babysitters I could find!"


why is she so sad NOW that sophia's dad has died. when he was alive she didn't even want her to meet him, based on the way she kept avoiding the situation whenever he was mentioned.


Farrah didn't "not" let Sophia meet her dad. He passed away before she was born. My gosh people have a little sympathy for the poor girl.


okay first of all sophia is a baby she isnt gonna remember him even if she did see him, so look at the show first before you judge!


My Opinion Is That Farrah Should Of Let Sophia Meet Her Dad!


she shudint beon teen mom


I have wathched this show from the beginning and it is not glorifying teen pregnany by far!! It makes you NOT want to get knocked up when you are a teen! They are constantly struggling with every day life; like it wasn't hard enough!! Imagine if you were a teen mom, no father to help, family is pissed and you need to work and finish school!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! Watch an episode and try to put yourself in their shoes, guaranteed you wouldn't be wishing to be them!!


I don't think it's about glorifying teen pregnancy, but more about showing how hard it is these girls have it because of the positions they put themselves into. Maybe it's helping some people decide that having sex isn't for them, or maybe even to use protection.


I really wish that MTV would go back to showing music videos instead of glorifying teen pregnancy by putting these kids on television.

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Farrah Abraham Biography

Farrah Abraham is the star of Teen Mom and the mother of Sophia Laurent Abraham. Sophia's father (Derek Underwood) was killed in a car... More »
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Farrah Abraham Quotes

I think having a TV show that shows your personality and your intimate life, you know, showing your best friend, and then showing having sex ... to me it's kind of the same thing because both things are intimate.

[On her DUI arrest] I did not endanger anyone's life.