Castle-Hughes talks about being a teen mom

Keisha Castle-HughesKeisha Castle-Hughes, 17, who gave birth May 25, told The Australian Women’s Weekly that she was amazed by all the media attention she received when it was announced she was pregnant at 16. “Absolutely everyone in the country had something to say about it. I thought, ‘At the end of the day, I am going to be the one looking after this baby in the middle of the night and it doesn’t affect you.'” The father is her boyfriend, Bradley Hull, 20. She doesn’t mention in the article if she’s dropped out of high school. Also unknown is whether she still lives at home with her parents, and her four siblings—Rhys, 15, Liam, 11, Maddisyn, 6, and Qayde, 11 months. Castle-Hughes, who last starred on the big screen in The Nativity Story, is planning to get back to work soon, saying, “I want to do it now more than I ever did.”

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  1. silentbob • June 14, 2007 @ 5:22 PM

    It was going to happen at some point, I think she’s hot!

  2. Tara • June 15, 2007 @ 12:15 AM

    So she is a teen mom big deal, leave her alone

  3. Canadianlady • June 15, 2007 @ 1:27 AM

    My husband and I married when I was that age — and we just celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary. Wish the young couple well and let them get on with their lives as family. Bravo on her being a Mom and working woman too – we women have been doing it for thousands of years and so far lots of great kids have grown up to make the world a better place!

  4. one mom to another • June 15, 2007 @ 1:45 AM

    Like she states ‘I thought “At the end of the day, I am the one looking after this baby in the middle of the night and it doesn’t affect you.” ‘
    Everyone is always quick to throw an opinion around and pass judgement on a young woman of 17 giving birth – and whether or not she has dropped out of high school – or whether she lives at home with her siblings and parents.
    I wonder what makes people think they can decide what is right for someone elses life. Seems to me if this young woman has a budding career and is exuberant about being a mom – then our opinion (that of the general public) is not her concern – nor should it be our concern what choices she makes for her life.

  5. marion • June 15, 2007 @ 3:03 PM

    Good for her,, with the other moms earlier, they made it,, as long as you have family support then you will be fine.. although I didnt have my first untill I was 33, and I know it can be stressful, but with support anyone can do it….



  7. K • June 15, 2007 @ 6:29 PM

    Congradulations on the baby!! Good luck with the future and leave everyone elsewho has a negative thought in the trash can. You will have a bond to that baby for the rest of your life and you will be able to help when they get into trouble or make poor choices. I was a young mom and am one of the better moms out there today because of it. Protect them the best you can and I am sure that you will have much love and support from those that matter. Working and a mom what more could people ask from you. Life your life as it was ment to be lived. As you own. Good luck to you and your family!

  8. Terry • June 16, 2007 @ 3:57 AM

    Come on! We are wasting our time giving out moral opinions in this day and age! I am happy for the miracle of birth and the ability of one mother to know her own mind.


  9. Leslee • June 19, 2007 @ 2:04 PM

    Many women the world over have given to birth to children at her age and younger. It would appear she has more sense than a certain other young woman named Paris who, incidentally is 9 years her senior. Keisha – Good luck with the young’un!

  10. sherry • June 20, 2007 @ 4:25 AM

    My first reaction was,why is she so young having a baby,before she really enjoys life!
    Then as I read her reaction,it seems to me that she was willing to share her life with this baby.Perhaps she is so secure in her own life that it wouldn’t matter if she had 10 babies!Really when it comes right down to the decision of having a baby,it is hers alone,no one elses.

  11. Anon Amous • June 20, 2007 @ 2:14 PM

    Her parents aren’t married either, so she doesn’t have good role models.

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