Alexandria Elizabeth Sekella (Born December 4, 1993) is an American reality television star who first appeared on the fourth season of MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and was later chosen along with Katie Yeager, Briana DeJesus and Mackenzie Douthit to star in Teen Mom 3.
Alexandria, who prefers to go by Alex, is from Neffs, Pennsylvania, just outside of Allentown. She has a younger sister named Arielle (15) and a younger brother Killian (13). Her mother’s name is Wendy Keim and at this time we are unsure of Alex’s father’s name, although she has stated he will be featured on Teen Mom 3. (During her pregnancy Alex and her father had a bit of a falling out, so he was not shown on her episode of 16 and Pregnant.) Alex’s mom Wendy is currently with her boyfriend of four years, Kelly Pitts.
Here is a family photo of Alex Sekella with (from left to right) sister Arielle, mom Wendy, daughter Arabella, Alex, brother Killian:
Alex was very athletic growing up, playing soccer for nine years and dancing for almost her entire life. Her passion for dancing continues as she still teaches at East Coast Dance Connection in Whitehall, PA, and she says she dances 36 hours a week as of August 20, 2013.
Here is a Youtube clip featuring a collage of photos and videos of Alex Sekella dancing:
Alex met her daughter’s father Matthew (Matt) McCann when they had a math class together Alex’s freshman year in high school. The two dated for two years, with the world getting to see their dramatic falling apart during Alex’s episode of 16 and Pregnant (embedded below).
The main reason for the break up appears to be Matt’s drug use, which Alex says changed him. During her episode of 16 and Pregnant Matt tried to persuade Alex to place their daughter for adoption, which Alex ultimately decided not to do.
Alex Sekella’s daughter Arabella Elizabeth Sekella-McCann was born on July 18, 2011 and weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. (Alex would later legally change Arabella’s last name to just Sekella.) Arabella was named after Alex’s great great grandmother Arabella who was born exactly 100 years before Arabella on July 18, 1911.
Alex has since moved out of her mother’s house partly because Arabella’s father Matt reportedly moved close by, and partly so that Alex could be closer to her father. She says she visits her mother at least every other weekend and the two remain close.
Alex is currently enrolled in college where she is studying business and working for a catering company that handles events for the college president and board members as well as other events for the college.
As I mentioned previously, Alex is also a dance instructor at East Coast Dance Connection, where she works 4 days a week teaching aspiring dancers, including her daughter Arabella.
Alex recently celebrated Arabella’s 2nd birthday with a princess pool party and she appears to be handling all the responsibilities of single motherhood quite well with the help of her family, including a retired grandmother who watches her often.
16 AND PREGNANT
Alex Sekella’s episode of 16 and Pregnant originally aired on April 17, 2012. The special 90-minute episode was one of the most dramatic of Season 4 (or any season) as the demonstrative Alex clashed explosively with Arabella’s father Matt over whether or not to place their daughter for adoption as well as Matt’s apparent disinterest in Alex and his daughter. Here is the full episode:
MTV’s description of the episode: “Alex must decide whether to keep her baby or give her daughter up for adoption after an ultimatum from her mom.”
And here is Alex Sekella’s after-show interview:
TEEN MOM 3
Alex Sekella and her cast mates Katie Yeager, Briana DeJesus and Mackenzie Douthit, made their Teen Mom 3 debut in back-to-back hour-long episodes on August 26, 2013.
Alex’s official Teen Mom 3 bio from MTV:
Alex, 18, is the mother of one-year-old, Arabella, who juggles three part time jobs all while trying to graduate high school, and raise her daughter with little assistance. In her first year of motherhood, Alex does everything possible to keep all situations around her fully under control, but her on-and-off again boyfriend, Matt, is a constant reason for unwelcomed surprises. After Matt returns from a 6-month stint in rehab, Alex adds working on their relationship with him to her schedule. When Matt fails to meet Alex’s expectations she pushes him out of her life.
Alex is left to parent without him, and only have her mother, Wendy, and her two siblings to lean on. Interested in moving on, Alex begins to date again, hang out with her high school friends, and even attends her senior prom. However, the stresses of being a teenager and a dedicated mother hold her back from graduating and cloud her mind on deciding if Matt should remain in Arabella’s life.
ARABELLA SEKELLA PHOTOS
Childhood photo of Alex Sekella and daughter Arabella side by side:
CLICK HERE to catch up with what Matt McCann is up to now, including his new girlfriend and his recovery from walking off a cliff and breaking his neck in November.
ALEX SEKELLA SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Alex Sekella on Twitter: @OfficialSekella
Alex Sekella on instagram: @sekella10
Alex Sekella on Facebook (personal)
Alex Sekella official Facebook fan page (Alex is an admin)
Alex Sekella on Ask.fm where she answers fan questions often
Alex Sekella’s Youtube channel: sekella10
ALEX SEKELLA STARCASM STORY TIMELINE
November 11, 2011 - Our original 16 & Pregnant profile of Alex prior to her episode airing
March 30, 2012 - VIDEO 16 and Pregnant‘s Alex Sekella interview with CBS News
April 16, 2012 – VIDEO Alex Sekella on baby daddy Matt McCann’s serious drug problem
October 4, 2012 - Teen Mom 3 girls filming reunion special soon?
October 31, 2012 - Teen Mom 3 cast officially announced, the cast speaks out
November 26, 2012 - Teen Mom 3′s Alex Sekella’s ex Matt McCann in ICU after walking off a cliff
May 22, 2013 - VIDEOS PHOTOS Teen Mom 3 cast in NYC for aftershow interviews with Maci Bookout
July 10, 2013 - What Is Teen Mom 3 Alex Sekella’s ex Matt McCann up to now?
July 16, 2013 - VIDEO The explosive Teen Mom 3 trailer is here!
Teen Mom 3 airs Monday nights at 10/9c on MTV!