Mum, 25, sparks debate after revealing she has a teenage son: ‘People shame me but I don’t care’
Mother, 25, sparks discussion after revealing she has teenage son: ‘People are ashamed of me, but I don’t care’
- A 25-year-old woman posted a video featuring her teenage son
- Many were confused about their family’s logistics
A mother in her mid-twenties claims she has to constantly fend off internet trolls after millions shame her for having a teenage son.
Courtney Hewitt, 25, recently went viral after making a video with the 14-year-old boy.
The couple filmed themselves happily singing in a car, despite many being confused about how the mother could give birth so young.
Courtney soon revealed she was a “bonus mom” to the 14-year-old, meaning she married the child’s biological father.
She doesn’t simply identify as a “stepmom” because she believes their relationship is more special.
Courtney Hewitt, 25, recently went viral after making a video with her 14-year-old son
A mid-20s mom has to fend off internet trolls after millions ‘shame’ her for having a teenage son
“Be angry about this one, Karen,” the mom captioned her video while referring to the many who “stare” at her when she’s out in public with her kids.
A horde of people were confused and made their uncertainty clear.
So you were 11 when you got it? What?’ a woman asked.
“Jesus Christ – why do you have such an old child? You’re barely grown yourself,’ said another.
“The math is wrong, how do you have a teenager?” asked a third.
While others got stuck on the word ‘bonus’.
“What’s a bonus son?” a man asked.
Another added, “Why does the bonus make it sound like you have an extra in the hospital?”
“I am really so confused by all this. Should we call the police?’ a woman asked.
But the mother answered all the questions in a follow-up video.
“I’m not offended, I love being asked questions,” she replied to those asking for answers.
“Being a bonus mom is deserved, the stepmom is just someone who marries the dad,” Courtney said.
Many stood in awe of her close-knit family and applauded her close relationship with her husband’s child.
“This is great – my bonus son is also 14 but he never wants to spend time with me,” one woman wrote.
“I’m so happy to see other bonus moms living their best lives,” a second added.
“I wish I was this close to my stepfather, but it may be too late for us,” said one stepson.