logo
instagram.com/mslyssac
instagram.com/mslyssac

Inside Lyssa Chapman's Challenging Motherhood, Including Becoming a Mom at 15

Edduin Carvajal
Mar 24, 2021
08:55 A.M.

Lyssa Chapman of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” fame is the proud mother of two. She welcomed Abbie, her eldest, at 15 years old, and raising her was like joining the Navy SEAL service.

Advertisement

Earlier this month, AmoMama interviewed Duane Chapman’s daughter, Lyssa, about her bond with the late Beth Chapman, her relationship with her soon-to-be wife Leiana Evensen, and many other topics.

Her family life was also brought up during the interview, and Lyssa candidly shared how hard it was for her to become a teen mother. Nowadays, and fortunately, she is very proud of her kids.

Lyssa Chapman and some members of her family, including daughters Mady and Abbie and mom "Big" Lyssa | Photo: Courtesy of Lyssa Chapman

Lyssa Chapman and some members of her family, including daughters Mady and Abbie and mom "Big" Lyssa | Photo: Courtesy of Lyssa Chapman

LYSSA RAE CHAPMAN’S MOTHERHOOD

“Being a mom is difficult at any age, but extremely hard when you yourself are still growing up,” admitted Lyssa about her first time experiencing motherhood with Abbie, her eldest daughter.

It is important to point out that, at the time of Abbie’s conception, Lyssa was 14 years old and the child’s dad was 24, which is why he was eventually arrested for statutory rape.

Advertisement

The former bounty hunter, who gave birth to Abbie on her 15th birthday, went as far as to compare raising a child as a teen to becoming a Navy SEAL at that age, too.

Advertisement

According to Lyssa, some of her Navy SEAL friends told her they would’ve never made it through the training had they known what they were getting into, which is exactly how she felt about being a teen mom.

Advertisement

She also pointed out that Abbie was born in 2002, years before any TV shows (like MTV’s “Teen Mom”) portrayed having a child at such a young age as “normal.” As a result, Lyssa felt she had no role models.

If that wasn’t hard enough, she was kicked out of school and couldn’t even get state assistance because she was underage. Still, she thrived. Now, she’s very proud of Abbie for graduating high school with honors at 16.

Lyssa Chapman’s ex-husband’s life is far from perfect.

Advertisement

NEVER COMPARE

The experience, though, was unique in more ways than one. Lyssa told us that she used the opportunities of taking Abbie, who turned 18 in June 2020, to water parks, zoos, or field trips to learn and grow herself.

While she doesn’t recommend becoming a teen mom, she’s glad she and Abbie had each other growing up. After admitting she’s lucky, “Baby” Lyssa Chapman told us:

“I am a mom before I am anything else. I’ve been a mom since I can remember, and it’s a huge part of who I am and why I do what I do.”

Advertisement

Lyssa also shared her advice to other teen moms: “do your best and never compare.” The proud mother of two pointed out that there are plenty of ways to be a parent, adding that raising a child really takes a village.

Apart from that, it is important to support other women, share struggles, put away the perfect-mom mask, and ask for help whenever it is needed even though sometimes mothers are “afraid” to admit that things are not going precisely as planned.

Advertisement

LYSSA’S YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, MADY

In 2009, Lyssa married Brahman Bo Galanti. Although she filed for divorce two years later, the ex-couple welcomed a daughter named Madalynn Grace, often referred to as Mady.

Lyssa Chapman’s ex-husband’s life is far from perfect. He spent four years behind bars after getting arrested for crashing a stolen car into a police vehicle. According to Lyssa, it was related to Brahman’s problems with drugs.

He had been sober for over a decade before relapsing, added Lyssa. She also said they “rocked it” as co-parents, and even shared his reunion with Mady on social media.

Nowadays, Lyssa is in a relationship with Leiana Evensen. They are expected to tie the knot, possibly in a small ceremony in the ocean, in the near future.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

30-Year-Old Woman Becomes Her Country's Youngest Grandmother after Daughter Gives Birth at 14

February 08, 2024

Angelina Jolie Sports Coat with 'Big Stains,' Jennifer Lopez Rocks 'Filthy' Jeans, Plus 3 More Hot News of the Week

April 12, 2024

Jennifer Garner’s Child with Buzzed Hair, Sandra Bullock’s Kids in ‘Basic Clothes,’ and Two More Hot Celeb Kids Sightings This Week

April 12, 2024

David Beckham’s Only Daughter Looks ‘Grown Up’ Wearing Figure-Hugging Dress in Photo

March 06, 2024

Barbara Rush Died: Her Last Photos & Personal Life as Granny of Twins

April 02, 2024

Mom with Baby Is Kicked Out of Home by Mother-In-Law, Sees Her Digging through Trash Years Later — Story of the Day

March 11, 2024

Garth Brook's Youngest Daughter Draws Reactions as She Flaunts Cleavage in Plunging Orange Crop Top

April 23, 2024

On Her Wedding Day, Bride Learns Groom's Mom Is Her Biological Mother Whom She Lost 20 Years Ago — Story of the Day

March 13, 2024

How Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez's Future Daughter and Son Might Look According to AI — Photos

February 01, 2024

Anna Nicole Smith’s Teen Daughter Debuts Chic Smoky-Eye Makeup & Fans Say It’s ‘Too Much’ for Her Age

May 07, 2024

'Perfection': Men Confess Their Love to This Beautiful Star – The Unexpected Transformation of the Pastor's Son Turned Actress

May 28, 2024

Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck’s Oldest Daughter Graduates from High School, Leaving Star Mom Emotional — Photos

May 22, 2024

My Teen Daughter Claims It Is My Fault She Is Pregnant and Demands That I Raise Her Baby

February 08, 2024

Jennifer Garner Steps Out with Her Child, 15, Who Just Debuted a New Name, Sparking Fan Discussion

April 12, 2024