’16 and Pregnant’ star Valerie Fairman’s addiction to narcotics sealed her fate

Valerie Fairman couldn’t handle becoming reality TV star.

’16 and Pregnant’ star had demons.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

LOS ANGELES — Had it not been for MTV, “16 and Pregnant” star Valerie Fairman would still be alive — this according to her adoptive mother, Janice Fairman. Valerie, 23, died from a heroin overdose on Dec. 22, 2016. She was mother to 7-year-old Nevaeh. The instant fame that comes with being a reality TV star was apparently too much for Valerie to handle. “She was a gorgeous girl and it all went to her head,” said a tearful Janice in a recent interview. “She thought she could pretty much do whatever she liked after the show. She was determined to get everything she wanted. I wish she had never been on TV. It played a big part in her death. I think it messed her up big time. When we tried to put our foot down, that’s when she left home. I don’t think there is anything more we could have done to help her.”

Janice certainly understands what it feels like to be addicted to narcotics. She had to overcome her own struggles. “I took [Valerie] to a methadone clinic a few times. But you have to want to get off drugs,” Janice said. “Valerie went through everything I went through. I was brought up in the middle of the country and I wanted some excitement so I would run off to Coatesville, which is like the big town around here. It was the same with her. She told me how much she looked up to me and I was an inspiration to her because I had managed to get clean.”

Do you agree with Janice?

Would Valerie still be alive had it not been for reality TV?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Only 23, but had been through a lot in such a relatively short time span. May she R.I.P., and may her 7 year-old daughter have great guardianship in being raised properly going forward.

  2. Cassandra Rosenberg

    I remember her because the first time I saw her I thought she was so pretty on 16 and pregnant

  3. Bad Bitch Ληαδταδια Νσυα Ραlαζια

    ugh who cares im still alive and im hotter than her like hello!?

  4. bitch are you serious ? your beauty is only skin deep your personality makes you ugly! and you’re going to die as well maybe it should have been you instead of her seems like you’re contributing amazing things to society

  5. CarsonFacePalmer

    Another death of a girl who I have no idea who the hell she is.

  6. Grace Ntihinyuka

    I’m a mom to a 5 month old and I struggled with alcoholism until I realized I was pregnant with my daughter and changed my life. It may be tough, but you can beat the habit. Never give up. At the end if the day, if the addiction kills you, think how your baby will grow up without you. Don’t give up. May this young girl rest in peace.

  7. Just another no body whore dead. Move along people

  8. RIP lady. I honestly don’t feel bad for people who lose their lives from drugs abuse. It’s like committing suicide.

  9. Good for that worthless junkie whore.

  10. I’m reading these comments and some of y’all is being so disrespectful and ignorant ???. Have some respect , she was young and beautiful and a mother. My heart goes to her family and I feel bad for her babygirl… it doesn’t matter if she killed herself or not just show respect damn smh

  11. Honestly people… I don’t think she realized she was hurting herself or her daughter… I think she thought she was just having fun…but the people in her life seen what she didn’t see or understood… Especially her family, everybody not your friend, but her family should have intervened…&…forced her to get help especially since she had a daughter…

  12. doublecup love

    scrolling through these comments ppl laughing saying shit like one less drug addict. it’s pretty sad and pathetic how others find this joyful, had this happened to any of your loved ones I bet it wouldn’t be funny, and you’d want everyone to be respectful and not say any negative type of shit. there’s fckn rapists, pedophiles etc. but you guys say this girl deserved to lose her life?

  13. SirenaCatrachita5

    @Grace Ntihinyuka: I consider you a very unselfish person. You put your daughter before your addiction. I grew up with an alcoholic dad and it can put trauma in a child. It’s not easy to see one of your parent drinking everyday and not being able to go to work because of it. I think you are a strong and loving mother and god will bless you everyday for putting your daughter first and thinking about her health and future.

  14. Now that little girl is gonna grow up with no mommy ?

  15. the comments on here. wtf?

  16. Wow so young and beautiful her show was one of my favorites feel so bad for her daughter…… ?

  17. I'm Rick James B*tch

    “Cocaine is a helluva drug!”

  18. Pretty girl died too young RIP

  19. dumb bitch she deserved it, if you don’t do dumb shit you don’t die

  20. ? Sad shit man. A child left with no mother.

  21. come again !! valerie who ??

  22. Mr&Mrs Lt_Shadowhunt

    this was my best friend and we went to school together and she was alsways a sweet person its crazy that your gone Val I will miss you and i hope neveah will be okay 🙁

    farwell best friend

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