Keeley Leigh, a 21-year-old TikToker, has been in the spotlight for her unconventional life journey.
She first became a mother at 14 and had three children by the time she was 18. While she faces a barrage of criticism online, she remains unapologetic and continues to share her life experiences on social media.
A mother of three at 18
Keeley's TikTok account is a window into her daily life, showcasing not just her, but also her three children, who are now 4, 6, and 8 years old. When viewers discover her age, they are often taken aback. Keeley became a mom at a young age, and by 18, she was already raising three kids.
Archival videos on her profile reveal what Keeley looked like at 14, the age when she first became pregnant. Although she hasn't disclosed details about the children's father or fathers, she has expressed contentment with her role as a single mom. She takes pride in being able to provide for her children's needs.
Keeley's life choices have made her a target for harsh online criticism. She has even made a video addressing the negative comments, which accuse her of being irresponsible and complicating her teenage years. Critics often write things like,
"You're still a child yourself, how do you plan to raise them?" and "Getting pregnant at 14 is no reason to be proud."
Supporters applaud her responsibility
Despite the criticism, there are many who commend Keeley for taking on such a significant responsibility at a young age. Supporters often counter the negativity with comments like, "The children seem happy, and you're taking good care of them. What's the problem?"
Keeley remains undeterred by the criticism. She continues to actively share updates about her life and her children, even making light of her experience as a teenage mom in some of her videos.
Watch Keeley and her children in the video below