16 and Pregnant star Valerie Fairman has reportedly been found dead at the age of 23. The exact cause of death is under investigation but it is presumed to be an overdose, as Valerie has struggled with substance abuse for years which was documented on the show.
Valerie had a seven-year-old daughter Nevaeh Lynn Fairman. She was involved in a fair share of legal issues in her life, such as a prostitution arrest charge in 2015. Just a week before her death she was arrested for resisting arrest and giving false identification to police.
A spokesperson for MTV shared a statement about her death.
“We are saddened by the news of Valerie Fairman’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.”
Other stars of the reality series have been speaking as well. Janelle Evans posted to Twitter:
“Oh my god. I just spoke to her a couple months ago and told her I’m proud of her and looks like she’s doing good…Don’t take life for granted. Hold your children and love them close.”
More in News
Sophie Turner Quitting Acting
The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...April 17, 2019
Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child
Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...April 16, 2019
Wendy Williams Files for Divorce
Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...April 12, 2019
Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands
The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...April 11, 2019
Charles Van Doren Dead at 93
Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away. Advertisement According...April 10, 2019
Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022
The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...April 10, 2019