MTV's '16 & Pregnant' Introduces New Latina Star

The new season of MTV's signature series, 16 & Pregnant doesn't start up again until April 19th, but one of the show's stars —17-year-old teen mom Jennifer Del Rio — is already making national headlines, not for her appearance on the show, but because of her explosive relationship with her 19-year-old boyfriend, Josh Smith. 

According to TMZ, Del Rio is claiming that her boyfriend threatened to have her raped after he personally attacked her. The site reports that Del Rio filed documents in Hillsborough County, Florida asking a judge to grant a restraining order against Smith, the father of her twins. 

In the documents, which were filed in March, it states that Smith — the father of Del Rio's twin babies, had been "harrasing [sic] and threatened [her] saying he will have [her] raped."

Del Rio continued, "[Smith] has attempted to kidnap children." She adds, "Due to [Smith's] violence [Del Rio] is frightened for her life and children's life."

It might help Del Rio's case that Smith has a rap sheet. TMZ has learned he was arrested back in November for domestic violence against Jennifer and was ordered to complete an educational program. In fact, he's still in the process of completing the course. 

Rumor has it that Smith will be seen in handcuffs on the MTV show, as cameras were shooting on the day he was arrested for a domestic violence charge on November 4th. 

 

 

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