I was a teen mum at 16 – folk said I ruined my life but we had the last laugh & even bought our first home at 21 | The Sun
A COUPLE who were slammed for having a baby as teens has had the last laugh.
The Karshna family were warned they had 'ruined their lives' after falling pregnant at 16 – but that couldn't be further from the truth.
The US-based family revealed that their life got better and better after finding about their child, but it wasn't all plain sailing.
The couple were inundated with negative comments telling them their plans of a young family would fail.
Taking to YouTube, mum Deserea said: "not 16-year-old me getting pregnant.
"Everyone said I ruined my entire life."
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But the pair were determined to create a better life for their first daughter, as well as themselves, while living at their parents.
Despite having a child, the pair still managed to make it to their senior prom, and both were able to graduate from school and college on time.
After finishing school, the couple were thrilled to move into their own apartment.
Deserea recalls many people warned her that her boyfriend wouldn't be around when times got tough – but instead, he was there every step of the way and learnt to do their daughter's hair.
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bought her first car at 18, three years alter the pair had another little girl and the pair finally got engaged.
Just four months after giving birth – the pair found out they were expecting their third child and managed to buy their first home at the age of 21.
The pair used all of their spare time to transform the 'fixer upper' house and settled in as a family of five.
but not long after, the pair had their fourth daughter and had made enough money to buy a second house to use as an investment property.
"We are where we are today because we made it happen together," she ended the video.
Now the couple share their lives on social media where they have amassed over 330k followers on their YouTube account @KarshnaFamily.
The clip went viral, and people quickly took to the comments to share their thoughts.
Many praised the hard-working couple in the comments section of the post.
One person wrote: "This is definitely NOT the typical outcome, this took LOTS of hard work and dedication! Good for you two!"
Another commented: "I am so glad you educated yourself to Become determined role models to your children. Huge congrats!"
"Wow, girl. You did that! Your support system must be off the charts," penned a third.
Meanwhile a fourth said: "Some people are just made to be one hell of parents. so happy for you guys."
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Someone else added: "Be proud of the hard work and never forget how strong love can be."
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