Teen Mom Nikkole Paulun says she's being 'taken to court' for daughter Ellie, 6, after star ripped baby daddy Ryan Rice
TEEN Mom Nikkole Paulun shared a post about "legal abuse" before revealing that she's 'being taken back to court' over daughter Ellie, six, whom she shares with baby daddy Ryan Rice.
The former 16 & Pregnant star shared a lengthy post, venting to fans about the legal drama.
She wrote: "As if I don't have enough going on right now… I'm being taken back to court for Ellie.
"Me… the one who provides for her, the one who stretches herself thin to make it to swim lessons & gymnastics, the one who provides her a safe and loving home, the one who does the work and is always on time.
"These people have 0 respect and don't appreciate all the work I've put in to change my life and provide the best life for her. I AM THE REASON she's the smart, funny, loving girl she is today. I PUT IN THE WORK."
Nikkole continued: "They do this every time they know I'm not in the best position to be going to fight a court battle. I'm so tired of it. They tell Ellie I'm a terrible person yet I make sure Ellie thinks they're the best people ever even when they do things like this.
"I'm so disgusted and so tired of being the nice guy."
She did not name the person, or people, taking her to court, however it seems the post is referring to Ryan or his family.
She went on to share what she called "an extremely vulnerable post," asking fans to donate to a GoFundMe to cover her legal costs.
The mom of three said she could not "afford a lawyer retainer," adding that she plans to save up for court in January.
Nikkole has been having a rough go of it as of late.
Previously, she shared an emotional post revealing that she was having a hard time leaving her baby.
She also appeared to be struggling to co-parent with Ryan, slamming him and his parenting.
'HURTS SO MUCH'
The MTV alum shared a video of herself crying while holding her 4-month-old son Bodhi.
She wrote over the video: "Tomorrow I go back to work after 18 weeks off with my baby."
Nikkole captioned the clip: "I knew it was coming but it still hurts so much."
While some fans were supportive, others couldn't wrap their minds around the video.
One user wrote: "Why did you record yourself crying?"
Another added: "Who filmed this?" while a third called Nikkole "dramatic."
A follower added: "How does this work? You cry first then start to record or you record first then cry?
"I feel like if you're that distraught you wouldn't be thinking 'Wait, let me grab my phone and record this!" Not trying to be mean, I just don't understand."
NIKKOLE HITS BACK
Nikkole responded to the backlash, writing: "Just shaking my head at people who think it's dramatic for me to be sad.
"I don't think you understand how demanding my job is. I'm mandated seven days a week… it's not like I'm going to have weekends with him."
She added: "… I'm struggling with intense PPA [postpartum anxiety]. I'm a mess."
Nikkole gave birth to Bodhi in July after having a miscarriage.
She shared a photo of herself and husband Kyle Ledda to announce the child's birth, writing: "Baby boy is here! After 14 hours of labor we welcomed our sweet rainbow baby last night!
"We've been just resting & soaking him all in. Thank you all so much for the prayers & congratulations. He's perfect!"
'I HATE COPARENTING'
Nikkole and Ryan welcomed Ellie in 2015.
She was her second child, born after son Lyle who arrived in 2009.
Lyle is Nikkole's son with ex Josh Drummonds, who is in prison for meth and armed robbery charges.
Speaking about Ryan and his parenting style in September, Nikkole claimed he was "sleeping all day."
She vented about him on her Instagram Stories, saying at the time: "I feel like this is the perfect example of what coparenting feels like for me.
"I feel like I'm always giving 110 percent. I'm always the one keeping the magic alive. I'm always the one that keeps everything going and keeps her happy and takes care of… I hate co-parenting."
She went on to claim that Ellie's father "doesn't feed" her.
Her message ended with: "It's just exhausting and my heart hurts for Ellie and I worry so freakin much every time she leaves."
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