• Wed, Dec 8 2010

Exclusive: The Battle Between 16 And Pregnant’s Christinna And Her Grandmother-In-Law

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Last week on 16 And Pregnant, teen mom Christinna Renee Robinson got into an all out battle with her in-laws on MTV. Christinna was married at the time in Tennessee, but she’s since split from her husband Isiah and is living in New York with her mother. She told Radar Online today that leaving her husband Isiah was the hardest decision she’s had to make.

But her grandmother-in-law Kathleen Green tells Crushable a different story.

Christinna tells Radar:

“My biggest challenge was my relationship with Isiah. I spent months debating on whether to leave him or not. I wanted to make sure that my decision was in Destiny’s best interest and that I was setting the best example possible for her. I didn’t want Destiny to grow up and think that getting a divorce was acceptable, BUT I didn’t want Destiny to grow up and think that our marriage was how her marriage should be either. It was hard to leave Isiah, but I am happy with the choice I made because I know that it was in Destiny’s best interest.”

But according to Kathleen, Christinna didn’t leave by choice:

“She didn’t leave Isiah. He told her to leave.  After all the fighting, he was sick of her.”

Furthermore, Kathleen says that Christinna has yet to file for divorce from Isiah and suspects that she’s putting it off because she still doesn’t want to take that dreaded DNA test:

“First of all, she won’t take the DNA test. She’s telling everybody that she’s gonna take the test.
MTV was going to pay for the test. She’s also saying that she filed for divorce. We’re waiting on papers, but we haven’t seen them.”

In addition, everyone in Isiah’s family is now upset with Christinna and her mother because they apparently took all of the couple’s belongings when Christinna moved up to New York. Says Kathleen:

“They took everything out of their house. TV, everything. They were married, but he bought those things with his money. And they took all that stuff to her mother’s house.”

What do you think Crushable: who is telling the right story?

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  • Kay

    It doesn’t matter who is telling the right story. What I want to know is why the grandma is taking it upon herself to get all in their business. When a couple gets married, their business is THEIR business. Everyone else stays out of it. Period. Grandma is overenmeshed and I wouldn’t be surprised to find either of them guilty or truthful. I wouldn’t like the grandma either way. Isiah is also not much of a husband. It was apparent in the show how he didn’t have his financial priorities straight and how he let his extended family talk bad about his nuclear family (wife). Another thing granny. They were married, so it’s not just his money. It’s their money. May not seem fair to you, but again, not your marriage. Butt out.

    • memphis_prettymami

      You took the words right out of my mouth. THANK YOU! Totally agree. =D

    • cami

      ARGH I reckon!!! Someone needs to tell this old bag that Isiah can speak for himself

  • Shanice

    First of all, I jus wanna say, If I ever go to Tennessee and see that bitch Kathleen in the street, Ima beat the breaks offa her. Her old ass just needs to know when to shut the HELL up!! She talked to much. Bitch, mind your business. &You talkin to that girl through Isiah?? Unacceptable &totally disrespectful. Second, I do think that his Grandma is tellin the truth, with her old dusty ass. She really shouldn’t be so against takin a DNA test. If she kno that he’s the father, then she has nothing to hide. She needs to be a woman about hers and just take the DNA test. It’s not a big deal. I don’t want to hear, “It’s the principal of the matter” either, cuz y’all are teenagers, and that whole situation is inherently shady, so just give him the DNA test. Also, if she took all the stuff, she’s wrong. &When the person above me, “Kay” said, “It’s their money. Not his”, she’s right, but why did the bitch take ALL of THEIR stuff out the house?? It’s not HER stuff it’s THEIR stuff, so she had no right to take it all. Just because u got a guy’s baby doesn’t mean you’re entitled to EVERYTHING he has…Sorry. Woman to woman, baby. You’re wrong for that..

    • Portia

      They dont live in Tennessee People, they were in Huntsville, Alabama. I know because i’m a student at Alabama A&M University. Dont listen to ignorant gossip sites that dont give you the real details. I know the sister and she was wrong so just shut up and get over it. And in fact she brought that stuff from NY when she came. STUPID ASS PEOPLE

  • Eri

    I believe the grandmother. Why not just take the test after all this time if there was nothing to hide? The girl with the baby’s story doesn’t add up. You get married then leave your husband JUST because of his grandma? You’d rather leave “the father of your child” after he gave up his college scholarship, than to take a paternity test? I don’t understand how that’s justifiable. I guess she’s just that stubborn, or that young and dumb, or the kid isn’t his.

    And I can understand why the grandma is so mean to her. What if someone you cared about threw his life away for something you didn’t feel was worth it. You would try to do everything in your power to help him to make the right decision.

    • cami

      You have no idea “eri” I have a partner whos Mum is so horrible to me, talks shit about me to his whole family and all his 8 sisters, Ive done nothing (and trust me im not just saying that to sound innocent ive actually done nothing wrong) and like christinna I would not let her disrespect and insult me like that.

  • KANEISHAB22

    I FEEL AS THOUGH CHRISTINA SHOULDNT HAVE TO PROVE HERSELF TO HIS GRANDMOTHER OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD SHE STAY IN A STATE WHERE SHE HAD NO FAMILY, EXCEPT FOR HIS, WHO TOTALLY DISRESPECTED HER TIME AND TIME AGAIN. I DON’T BLAME HER I WOULD HAVE LEFT TOO. THEY CAN NOT FAULT HER FOR HIM NOT GOING TO COLLEGE. AND SO WHAT IF SHE TOOK THE DAMN FURNITURE. THEY ARE HUSBAND AND WIFE WHAT BELONGS TO HIM BELONGS TO HER. ISIAH ACTS LIKE HE IS SCARED TO STAND UP TO HIS FAMILY. HOW CAN HE LOVE HER IF HE CANT PROTECT HER FROM HIS ON FAMILY. EVERYONE HAS FEELINGS AND I FEEL SHE SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN TREATED LIKE THAT AT ALL. SHE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE TO LEAVE HER BABY DIDN’T NEED TO GROW UP WITH NOTHING BUT HATRED AROUND HER.

  • Commenter

    The reason why it’s hard to tell who’s telling the truth is because they’re both probably lying in some way. The grandmother is clearly crazy and only knows what’s going on through that spineless Isaiah. And as much as I like Christinna for the mature stance she has taken, she does seem rather vague about why “she left” the marriage. And I can’t think of any reason besides the fact that it’s someone elses baby. These two are good kids who got caught up in grown up drama. I’m rooting for both of them to beat the odds and pursue their dreams. I also pray the grandmother wins free counseling for life from her lawsuit against MTV.

  • Crying Shame

    This situation totally disgust me…. Here’s what I’ve taken from seeing the story and reading the interviews. Isaiah was his families “golden child”… look how young his mother and grandmother are… he was obviously raised by these two bitter black women who don’t see that they actually raised a respectable MAN who wants to stand up and take responsibility for his actions and not leave Christinna like the men (who are obviously absent) in their own lives did.
    Christinna and Isaiah both are very mature and their marriage would have worked had they had WISE-SUPPORTIVE people backing them. I blame their break-up completely on his family!!!… It’s sad that black women want to beat and break each other down so badly that they would saboutage their own sons life and happiness. Honeslty the odds of Isaiah going to school after all this and being able to give football his all is slim to none… he’s been out the game for a while so conditioning is going to be VERY hard… not to mention his child (FLESH AND BLOOD) is in another part of the country!!!…
    It really saddens me that these two have called it quits… but I totally understand how Christinna must have felt…. and I’m with her on not taking a DNA test…. the question is only being asked by the people who have NOTHING to do with the situation so why should she??? Honestly, I wouldn’t either unless Isaiah requested it.

    • you

      I agree 100% but at the same time whenever his family questioned the baby he did too

  • Miss Jai

    I totally agree with you. I thought the whole episode was sad. Isaiah’s family thought they had a meal ticket. If I were Christinna, I would not have even married him or stayed with his family. I would have been on the first thing smokin back to NY where I had a support system. His family was crazy and had dollar signs in their eyes with his scholarship like that was an automatic ticket to the NFL or something. Note to the family, there are lots of Isiah’s out there but very few make it to the NFL therefore you need a back up plan. On the other hand, Isiah seems like a very nice young man but with overbearing family. He needs to blame them for the dissolution of his marriage along with perhaps being too young. Finally, Kathleen needed to and needs to mind her own business. Her life so perfect, where is her husband? Oh, I know her mouth ran him off or it was probably a one-night stand because what man could put up with that for more than one night. I wish Christinna, Isiah and beautiful baby Destiny the very best in the future.

    • dia

      I completelyunderstand where Isaih grandmother was coming from.. you cant judge a book by its cover. You never know what has happened in there relationship. I dnt think it had to do with dollar signs with his family but more lost dreams of success. If you pay attention to the episode they never mention the nfl christinna did. So they crumbled becaus ethey were young n didnt know any better

  • mbaby

    I believe christinna. its sad that isiah and her didnt make it as a couple along with him not beenin their for his child anymore bc she moved bk to NY, he should still step up and b a man or atleast a father (to his daughter the baby look just like him), instead of listenin to his gold diggin famiily bc if he didnt hav a scholarship they wouldve gave to fucks abt what he and christinna was doin nor would dar have ben a DNA test along with the getting married. they wouldve ben supportive for both of them. but due to the simple fact he had a scholarship to play for a college FOOTBALL not NFL they saw dollar sign. they all wana blame christinna for having sex with isiah bt he played apart in it to so they can stfu and grow up. and wen you look at the episode it def shows them going to CHIRSTINNA STORAGE full of things like the couches, tv, laps etc that her mother left for her before she went bk to NY it came 4rm her he ain buy shit but food and shit for his car. he kno he the father he even said it if he had doubts abt his daughterhe woulda did it his self. plan an simple. I bet they still talk abt it til dis day bc they hav nothing else to do. hopefully isiah get some balls one day and move to NY and be a man and father to christinna and destiny. if not he gone hate when she find someone new and destiny calling someone else daddy.

  • Chae

    I TOTALLY understand christinna’s POV (point of view) as well as the grandmothers, now how it was said I dont agree with. Christinna was a very calm, mature young respectable girl in this instance. She kept her cool and even though she had a right to voice what she really felt, out of respect for Her husband & daughter she didnt. She souldnt have to prove anything to anyone unless Isaiah & her discussed that in a private matter without the influences, b/c during the episode of what we saw, you can tell he wasnt so into doing a test, like he was afraid to say not but im sure going through the battle with his wife & family made him say “yeah”. Christinna, none of us know personally so we dont know her life outside of what was aired or posted but his family just wanted to be sure before getting attached. My brother had a son with a girl, that was a fast teenager and already had a baby when he met her, so when she got pregnant for my brother i encouraged him to atleast be “sure” nothing wrong with knowing 100%. the mother will always know but the father will never know for sure, hell there are some married couples that have secrets when it comes to children. The gradnmother may have went about it all the WRONG ways, making christinna feel less than what she already probably felt for being in that situation, but overall Isaiah could have controlled some of the drama, which he did by moving his family out to their own spot. He has been one of the most mature and passionate YOUNG men i have saw, passing up his dreams to ensure hes there for his wife and daughter!!! not too many grown asses would have done that the way he did, now im sure as time goes on and they get themself together mentally, emotionally, & financially whether they are together or not, im sure they will be able to handle things differently. I had high hopes for this couple they were so cute & Destiny was so adorable!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/maxine.saffery1 Maxine Saffery

    I can’t believe she stuck around that long, if I was being treated and set up in that way I wouldnt have been as calm as she was. He needed to man up and stick up for his girl. Don’t get me stared on the grandmother or his sister who was supposed to be her friend. Good luck Christina.