Briana DeJesus on not choosing adoption; says she’s ‘cut all ties with both my baby daddies’

Briana DeJesus on deciding against adoption with her daughter Stella

Former Teen Mom 3 star Briana DeJesus returned to MTV as part of the current season of Teen Mom 2, and viewers have seen her struggle with her second pregnancy after it was revealed the baby’s father Luis had cheated on Briana. Not wanting to face raising a second child alone (with the help of her sister and mother), Briana has been exploring the option of placing her daughter for adoption — an option Luis adamantly opposes.

If you’ve been keeping up with Briana at all off-screen, then you know that she…


…did not eventually go through with the adoption and chose to keep her daughter Stella.

As you might imagine, Briana’s decision to explore adoption drew some criticism on social media — both from those who didn’t believe the story line and those thinking Briana did it just to manipulate Luis. “You don’t have to be together to successfully coparent,” one person tweeted about a scene with Briana and Luis discussing adoption. “She’s acting like well, I don’t like yr ass anymore so I don’t like yr baby either!”

“I wanted what was best for Stella because I knew Luis wasn’t going to be around,” Briana explained. “There was way more 2 the story. And guess what, I was right.”

That sparked this Twitter conversation:

TWEETER: Is he not there for the baby at all?


TWEETER: Stop I’m gonna cry cause this is what you were trying to avoid & he made it seem like he’ll do his part!

BRIANA: That was my whole point. That’s why I explored my options and the only reason I didn’t go thru with adoption was because HE stopped it

TWEETER: Are you upset that you didn’t choose adoption knowing now that Luis isn’t there?

BRIANA: I love Stella but I just wish she had more then what I can give her all by myself

And it seems that something specific happened very recently with both Luis and Nova’s father Devoin as Briana added: “After what happened yesterday I cut all ties with both my baby daddies. F**k that?”

Another Twitter user called out Briana for fabricating the whole narrative: “The fake adoption storyline got old the first time she brought it up. She never had any intention of adoption. All for MTV.”

“I actually did, I was very close to signing papers so please don’t tell me what’s real or not bc u don’t live my life,” Briana replied.

After the Twitter back-and-forth, Briana collected herself and posted a lengthy message on Instagram in which she fully explained why she considered placing Stella for adoption as well as her lack of regret in deciding to raise her on her own. Here’s her post in its entirety, along with the photo of sisters Nova and Stella that accompanied it:

Teen Mom 2 Briana DeJesus' daughters Nova and Stella together

I love both these girls and I am glad god chose me to be their mother. My promise to both these girls is to guide them, love them, teach them, nurture them, explore with them, and last but not least be strong for them. Being a single mother of two girls is not easy but I do have the best role model in my life to help me and that is my mother @roxy991roxy. These two precious girls mean the world to me. Yea I made lots of mistakes in my life but those mistakes made me who I am today! I’m glad I was able to explore my options when it came to Stella. When I first found out the relationship between her father and I would not work out, I knew the relationship between her dad and her wouldn’t either. Why I say that? Is because I went thru the same thing with Novas dad. I wanted both these girls to have an amazing life with amazing parents who can give them the world. And if sucks to see that they won’t have that. I will always try my best and do what I can for these girls. I’m truly blessed and I know god will forever have my back as long as I have faith. My job from now on is to protect them from unstable, irresponsible, inconsistent, non caring people. These girls give me life and I know we will come across many obstacles but I know they will always be ok.. because they have ME! Me and only me (:

Of course, the critics kept coming for Briana in the comments section:

COMMENTER: I find it hard to believe!! From what I’ve seen you push these men.. you don’t even give them a chance!! You seem like that type that if the not going to be with you then you won’t let them be involved with the children!! You have daddy issues and your letting it affect the relationship with your girls and their dad!!! Not ever man is a disappointment!! Try giving them a chance. Try letting Devon take nova out for a couple of hours without your supervision.. if he decided to go to court he would get that!! But that’s my opinion good luck ??‍♀️

Briana shut that down pretty quick: “Lol, I gave both men plenty of chances and devoin has taken Nova without my supervision and still f**ked up. Luis just hasn’t been around period, I didn’t do anything to these men. Lol they just can’t handle a woman who has more balls than them.”

UPDATE – Briana shared this article on Twitter and a follower responded by asking “Does this mean you’re not allowing the kids to see their fathers? Don’t you think they’ll resent you for that one day?” Briana replied: “They don’t see their kids anyways.”

You can continue to follow Briana’s pregnancy journey (and Stella’s eventual birth) with new episodes of Teen Mom 2 Monday nights at 9/8c on MTV.

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  • ChelseaHouskasEyebrows

    She was never going to put Stella up for adoption. You can tell by watching teen mom it was all a story line. She hasn’t struggled as a teen mom despite not being on the show. You don’t see her out holding down a job or going to school to better her life for herself and her kids. She’s sat at home and bashed her baby daddies while mommy and sister support her lazy, mopey a $$. Her, her mom and her sister are all the type to push the men out of the picture butt sit there and b!tch about them not being around. Countdown to baby and baby daddy #3! Gotta keep up with Duhnelle and Hulkail.

    • Tabitha

      Lol I loved the scene where she was talking to the adoption agency and they were explaining open adoption and she said she didn’t know about that. Girl, we all know you’ve seen Teen Mom OG, let’s be real with it.

    • jeff

      Hulkail XD I love it!! It’s perfect,

    • Liz

      And now she doesn’t need to do sh!t because she’s on teen Mom 2..

      • ChelseaHouskasEyebrows

        For now. Teen mom and the money they make won’t last forever.

        • Liz

          True, I think she’ll find a way to make money without working too hard for it..

        • Baby Hooker

          Briana seems very irresponsible so any big money earned will be gone before you know it. She looks like the type that would buy herself, mom, and sister Ferrari’s but don’t upkeep them and won’t be able to afford them 6 months after the last check comes.

  • Nedly Mandingo IV

    I don’t know why these teen moms feel obligated to keep EVERYONE in the loop with their personal lives. She doesn’t owe any of us an explanation. Sure she puts it all out there for the show but I don’t know why she goes past that and opens herself up to criticism from total strangers. I would have my life on social media locked up to only close friends and family. Who needs trolls telling you that you suck as a parent?

  • Lynn

    “Briana Dejesus on Not choosing adoption” …. ITS A STORYLINE PEOPLE! She made the whole thing up to get some MTV $$! Duhhhhh…she probably even lied to the producers about this to beat out Mackenzie for the role. Sad..and pathetic Bri ..but hey… niceeee work! ?

  • Alisson Leech

    Wipe the vomit off the baby’s mouth before making a photo public!! Gah Briana.

  • beba

    I haven’t seen the show in years…. so can anyone tell me why they added a new girl?

    • Sweet Venom

      I think they needed more drama and another baby from a broken family. Chelsea’s storyline is a bit boring now and I feel like MTV is grasping at straws there.

      • Sharon Braswell

        Chelsea’s story line is the most uninteresting of all the girl’s story. They need to bump her off and put another interesting story on. “Please”!!

  • FYO

    Devon was young and irresponsible. Maybe he still is, or maybe he has grown up a little bit but Brianna won’t acknowledge it. And it seems like Brianna didn’t have any interest in even giving Luis a chance. He cheated so as far as she’s concerned that’s it. Luis acted like he was interested in being there and interested in at least co-parenting.

    Brianna’s family are men-haters. Brianna herself has a lot of grow up to do, and I certainly don’t believe for a second she’s innocent in why she’s a “single mother of two”. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. Your family hates men and finds any reason to completely shut them out. Forgiveness is not an option when they make mistakes (of any kind).

    Finally, Brianna allows her family to be too involved in her relationships even though she tries to pretend otherwise. Her mother is a relationship failure. Her sister is a relationship failure. Brianna just follows that status quo and lets her families bad energy steer her.

  • Val

    Kinda looks like the baby is choking on her throw up.

  • doiknowyou78

    Please. God didnt choose you to be their mother-its called having unprotected sex and science.

  • Sweet Venom

    There’s no point in putting a spoiler alert when the title of the article is a spoiler itself.

  • theStevieJBus

    Briana was never serious about adoption, she was only acting like ti to manipulate Luis. Briana and her whole family are a bunch of man haters. There was no need to cut Luis or Devon out of Nova’s life. Luis seems like a really good guy who wants to be a father and Devon has had some issues but it seems like he is trying. The only person who is going to lose out in this situation is Nova, who will probably be brought up to be a man hater just like her mom.

  • Aussie cathie

    Time to cross your legs young lady

    • Bruja


      • Aussie cathie

        Hugs (((?)))

        • Bruja

          Right back at you, hon!

    • LoLo

      It drives me crazy when her mother & sister bash the father of the children but not Briana for getting pregnant again.

      • Aussie cathie

        her mother certainly isn’t in the running for mother of the year.

        • LoLo

          Far from it. They blame everything on the baby daddy & nothing on Brianna. Maybe they did in the beginning with Nova but now it appears they are on board for a paycheck.

          • Aussie cathie

            Not an ounce of pride or self respect amongst them . Those poor innocent babies ☹️Men hating self entitled morons

            • LoLo

              Even when they were talking about Nova wanting her hair straight was hard to watch for me. Not because of the topic, all girls go through wanting the opposite of what they have. What put me off was how they speak in front of her about her like she’s not there. Then they are insinuating the reason she wants straight hair is because she hasn’t been around Devon’s family & seen curly hair. Even though both her aunt & grandma have curly hair. I get that they would like that side of the family to relate to her. Why not make Devon more welcome & not bash him every second. How about lifting Nova up instead of everything being negative around her. Drives me crazy, she’s adorable.

              • Aussie cathie

                Poor kid ☹️

                • LoLo

                  I know…even last nights episode they talk in front of her in the car about how Brianna gave up her life & didn’t get to live because of having Nova. They really need to stop, pisses me off. Poor kid. Then the mom blames everything on the fathers, not her daughter who had unprotected sex. It’s just not the guys fault.

  • Guest2211777144

    She’s so boring and it was all a story line . Chelsea has a perfect life now so she has gotten boring as well (for us viewers, but Iam happy for her)
    Janelle abuses Kaiser and jace is screwed up because of her so I fast forward. Kail is disgusting and I wish she would’ve fixed her trout mouth instead of a fake butt. Lastly Leah is just doing what she can, she looks like she struggles the most… just throw away the whole show.

  • Samantha

    I’ve disliked this girl ever since her 16 and Pregnant episode aired. Who goes on national television and admit they wish they had an abortion. ? #next

    • Hulkail

      Agreed. How could she hold her beautiful baby girl and still say she wish she had a abortion? I can’t stand her or her sister.

  • Guest

    She needs to grow the f*ck up and learn how to co-parent.

  • ScrappieONE

    How about just using BIRTH CONTROL.

  • LoLo

    You don’t give up a baby because the baby daddy cheated. You break up with him. It’s almost like she was mocking real adoptions & struggles. The way they talk in front of Nova is disgusting. They are raising her to be a man hating woman. Her sister talks about Nova’s dad like dirt, which is fine if Nova is not around & not on camera. Regardless of what he’s done, a child doesn’t need to hear it. She will figure it out on her own when she gets older. Now it will be 5 females in the house bashing men 24/7. Instead of bashing men, why not get your tubes tied?

    • Baby Hooker

      I agree, they are a coven who man bashes and lays around all day doing nothing. Nova should be seeing women who are positive, doing productive things, and certainly not bashing her dad in front of her. Nova and Stella are stuck in a cramped apartment with 3 grown a$$ women who do nothing but complain all day. I can’t stand my ex but one thing I never did or let anyone else do was bash him in front of our son. I also agree with the adoption part. She knew she was keeping that baby. The fact that she already named her showed me that sh6t was all fake and for storyline purposes. Those nuts on the Reddit page for TM thought I was wrong because I said Briana is in the wrong completely for bringing up adoption just because it didn’t work out. I found out at 8 months my ex cheated on me, I wasn’t going to put my baby up for adoption because me and his dad were having problems, I was going to face this like a woman and prepare to raise my son on my own if I had to. Maybe Briana or Luis wouldn’t have been in that mess if they hadn’t been total strangers who slept together unprotected. Im also curious as to what their arrangement was. Like did Luis say they were in a relationship or did he say he would be around and in her kids life as Stella’s dad?

      • LoLo

        We are on the same page & good for you. I was a teen mom but luckily his father was/is terrific. We married & had 2 more, still together. Our kids are grown now & I can’t believe how immature some of these moms are. I could NEVER imagine putting anyone before my kids. I could not imagine having to explain to my kids that I got knocked up by basically a stranger or why my kids have to be shuffled from place to place.