Teen Mom Farrah Abraham | Leaving Sophia

Exclusive! Teen Mom’s Farrah Abraham Talks About Moving to Florida Without Sophia

Mom Jeanine
September 14, 2011


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If you missed last night’s 90 minute episode of Teen Mom, you missed a lot. We’ve been following Farrah’s moving saga, but it took a serious turn last night when her mom suggested that Farrah move to Florida without Sophia. Farrah’s reaction? Find out below:

Your mom was very upset at the beginning of the episode when you mentioned moving to Florida–why do you think she is taking the move so hard?
She doesn’t want Sophia and I to move away. We are a big part of her life and it’s hard for her to handle.

How did you feel the counseling session with your parents went?
I feel the counseling session with my parents went well. I’d rather have a third person in the room any day when having a conversation with my parents so there’s a better outcome.

During the session, did you feel like Dina was standing up for you or being divisive like your mom suggested?
Dina was doing her part in the counseling session and wasn’t really taking any sides. She brings up points that we shouldn’t ignore and that will help us communicate more effectively.

What made you consider your parents’ suggestion of leaving Sophia with them?
When parents act like you’re negatively impacting your child, you double check your decisions. That’s why I tried to hear them out and consider their concerns.

Do you think there would be any advantages to leaving Sophia with your parents?
The only advantage I can see with leaving my daughter with my mother was to work hard, get ahead at work, and have greeat opportunities in the new location.

When deciding whether or not to bring Sophia to Florida with you, did you fear people would judge you?
Honestly, I wanted Sophia to move with me from the very beginning. When my mom came up with the idea of Sophia staying with her, it created drama as if  I’d be doing the right thing by taking her or leaving her with my mom. People can judge either way.

Watch Farrah Abraham on Teen Mom Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on MTV. Follow her on Twitter @F1abraham.

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  • Krystal
    September 14, 2011

  • Honestly, I think that Farrah was right in considering leaving her daughter. She was considering leaving her with the best support system she could leave her with. Farrah is still a young person and has the chance to brighten her future, which in return will brighten her daughter’s. Farrah leaving her daughter with here mom and step-father is in Sophia’s best interest. She would never be left with strangers and can still grow and know her mother is doing what is best for her. I have much respect for mothers at her age. What ever she decides to do should not be judged by anyone who watches the show. Viewers are not able to see the truth in everything, only what is edited and shown.

  • Nicole
    September 14, 2011

  • I do not agree with her leaving Sophia, I am not judging her, I just think that her mom pressured her so much into leaving Sophia with her that she just went through with it. I don’t have a kid, but if I did, I would NEVER leave my kid with my parents when going to a different state. I love my parents, I trust them, but that would be my kid and it would be my responsibility to take care of my kid. Universities have day cares, so she could have left Sophia at day care, while she went to class. There are other options. Farrah is a good mom and I know she would be able to handle taking care of Sophia and going to school at the same time.

  • Kendall
    September 14, 2011

  • Well she didn’t love the dog so she gave that away, and now the same with Sophia.. Poor kid. All so mommy can go whore around, and If I was your parents Farrah I’d knock the fuck out of you the way you treat them and talk to them. Oh wait your mom already hit you once and you believe you did nothing wrong. You wonder why you don’t have friends, just watch how you talk to people, even call your dad Michael.. Wow Kid. Sophia is def in better hands.

  • farrahsmomisab@hotmail.com
    September 14, 2011

  • Farrah’s Mom is crasy. no wonder Farrah turned out as she did. Farrah’s Mom was getting Sopia to call her Mom???? Tring to get Sophia to live at her house???? WTF? She crosses soooooooo many boundaries, and isn’t even a really good Mom – she is crazy

  • gees
    September 14, 2011

  • Farrah has some major issues… A result of being raised by her pycho Mom… Her Mom tries to argue that she just wants what is best for Sophia, but in reality she just wants what is best for her, because she thinks of Sophia as “her baby”. That is just insane. Really and truly. Ashley (Farrah’s sister) is the only level headed one of the group! Good for her!

    I think Farrah has major issues, but they stem from her mother. Her Mom has seriously caused her to be vain and self centered and and and… Farrah is trying to get over how she was socialised…

    But her Mom trying to be Sophia’s Mom? She needs more than therapy. She should have herself committed.

  • amber
    September 14, 2011

  • Farrah is the mother.. What if she didn’t have any family to keep her child she would have to go with her. The Gma is just trying to gain control of that baby. I will tell you from experience DON’T DO IT. It will backfire on you… Flying back and forth to see your child on weekends? Get her into a good daycare and you can put her to bed Every night. I know it’s hard for the Gparents but they can fly out once a month to see her Farrah can let them take her for 2 or 3 weeks in the summer or go home for holidays. This is all about Gma wanting to be the mom and have total control over Sophia. What kind of mother would tell another mother to leave there child? Farrah take that Baby with you. Love on her everyday. What happens when you get her back from your parents and she doesn’t listen to you because she doesn’t look at you as the parent. Trust me it WILL happen. You will lose her totally to them if your not careful.

  • Steph
    September 14, 2011

  • If I had a mother like Farrah I would also move very far away. I moved when I was 19 to the other side of the world with my son and my parents always supported me.
    I moved because my husband is from an other country, and they only option was to live with him because of visa reasons. There is skype and you can use airplanes. I dont see the problem. If you really love your child you will your support your child no matter what. Sophia is in good hands with Farrah. I hope your read these Farrah, I wish you all the best in Florida!

  • Laurin
    September 14, 2011

  • Farrah is a mean-spirited, selfish, inconsiderate spoiled brat. And not to mention irresponsible; buying a dog then giving it away? She’s just a cold-hearted person, she reminds me of Casey Anthony. And what kind of parent would even CONSIDER leaving their child to go to school hundreds or thousands of miles away? A selfish, immature one. I hope when Sophia gets to be a teenager she treats Farrah the way Farrah treats her parents.

  • Rana
    September 15, 2011

  • If Farrah didn’t care about her daughter, she wouldn’t have made the tough decision to leave her. The truth is, she wants what is best for her daughter. Farrah made a wise decision. By bettering her future, Farrah is providing a brighter future for her daughter. As a college grad, I understand the challenges a student may face. Yes, a lot of effort and determination is required. Studying is time consuming and can be stressful at times. Do I think her daughter will ever blame her? No. It’s easy to negatively judge her decision, but in the long run, she made the best decision she could make for her daughter.

  • francesscaz
    September 15, 2011

  • Farrah is an unpleasant and self-obsessed person. I had to work full-time when my children were small and i received no financial support from their father. My parents helped with childcare, which we are all grateful. There is no way I would have considered moving to another state to better myself. I did whatever I could so that my children lived with me, their mother. I wanted to set a good example to my children and believe I did, by working as hard as I could. Could Farrah not have studied closer to home? Farrah’s mother is just as unpleasant as her, I also agree that its about her gaining control of Sophia. I wonder how long it will be before we see headlines stating that they are fighting over custody of Sophia.

  • dearlord
    September 15, 2011

  • To whomever left the comment that sopia should take up modeling – Sophia is a very unattractive baby. She is not even cute, let alone pretty… Even Leah is cuter – which says a lot.

    That whole family is nuts. Farrah only thought about leaving Sophia because her Mom was hounding her. Skpe is for Grandmas, not moms. Debra – stop trying to be Sophia’s Mom – YOU ARE NOT HER MOM.

  • Sara
    September 15, 2011

  • I can’t believe some of the comments I’ve been reading here! I never thought people could be so mean towards a baby! Sophia is such a cute baby, I don’t understand your comments.Farrah is not perfect, obvisouly, sometimes I think she has immature reactions, but she’s 20 years old! I wasn’t that mature at her age, and I didn’t even have a kid! And ok, she got rid of the dog! But she GAVE IT away to someone who will be able to love it, and take care of it. You can’t compare how she raises her daughter and her dog. HOW can you even compare both?! I guess it’s always so easy to judge people and be mean to them when you’re hiding being your computer. Pathetic. And NO, I am not Farrah, I’m just watching Teen mom every week.

  • KidRockett
    September 15, 2011

  • No one should be shocked to know that Farrah DID leave her daughter with her mother who she treats like dog sh it on the bottom of her shoe. She told Life & Style she needed to move to go to school. Well news flash chickie there are PLENTY of schools in the Midwest where you could have gone. Farrah is the EPITOME of SELFISH, Narcissistic and just plain MEAN. To use the school excuse is just crazy. She is the one who decided to bang her ex boyfriend got knocked up and bitc hed all the way!!! She is not FIT to be a MOTHER. I hope Sophia treats her the EXACT same way she treats her own mom.

  • Katie
    September 15, 2011

  • This really makes me sick. I saw where she did leave her kid and go to FL. She said that she wanted to ” better herself” which ok I understand. HOWEVER, she did not have to go 2000 miles away to do it. If she wanted to go to school there is a top 5 culinary school in Chicago. Which is WAYYY closer. She is selfish. She things of herself only. If I spoke to my mother the way she does I would not have any teeth left and rightfully so. Farrah is not in touch with reality.

  • Mrick
    September 15, 2011

  • Wonder how long it will take her to get knocked up again. Lets face it she will have class for about 5 to 6 hrs a day and then her time is her own.. So that said she will go out find some dude let them bang her and oops out comes Sophia’s sibling. The writing is on the wall people.

  • A Michael
    September 15, 2011

  • Dear lord Who do you think you are judging Sophia’s beauty. She is cute always loving and very well mannered and beautiful. If you have a problem with her family well that’s you opinion but don’t attack a loving defenseless child. You a real sick person.

  • A Michael
    September 16, 2011

  • Mrich…who our you to judge Farrah….you don’t know her personally and she promotes protection and wish choices..you have judgmental opinions not facts
    Yes I know her

  • ashley
    September 16, 2011

  • i think farrahs doing the wrong thing leaving her baby with her mother. i wouldn’t do it. some ppl r not the same but its her life not are life to judge her she might of doing the right thing for her n her daughter you never no til you try it

  • jp
    September 17, 2011

  • SOfia will end up resenting her and disrespecting her just as much as she resents and disrespects her own parents today. Karmas a bitch and Farrah is the biggest bitch ever

  • Tori
    September 17, 2011

  • If you don’t have a kid, you don’t know what you’d do in the same situation. Quit speculating.

  • Mandy
    September 17, 2011

  • Some of the comments on here are uncalled for. I don’t like Farrah either but attacking Sophia’s looks, thats just beyond low. You should feel ashamed of yourself for saying mean things about an innocent child. I think Sophia is very cute! Also Farrah did leave Sophia with her mom, just for a few weeks though, so she could get settled in Florida. Sophia lives with Farrah in Florida currently. In the last episode Farrah actually seemed a bit more pleasant in Florida, i’m hoping it has a positive effect on her and she learns a lot, because the way she is with her parents is on this show is pretty disgusting!

  • Drew
    September 18, 2011

  • Farrah is a spoiled and selfish-brat.

    A responsible Mom would go to school where her daughter’s family support is located.

    Farrah only cares for herself. She is a pathological narcissist and is in for a sad long life with no friends and no family.

  • Rachel Turtz
    September 21, 2011

  • There are a few things that really upset me about your episode& your choice to leave sophia behind.. the first thing is the fact that on national televsion (when you were saying how much you need your parents) you said “I cant handle 24 hours of Sophia” Im 20 years old with a son, my babys father is in jail, I have a job& i take online classes..I cannot stand being away from my son even if my shifts only 4 hours long. Before i got my job, since the day my sons been born i have spent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with him & it never got tiring. I just cant grasp the concept of you leaving your child like that. I feel like you did it just to satisfy your mom ( who by the way, in all your episodes i saw her spending more time with Sophia than you) & i understand your passion for going to school. But my personal opinion? I would have chosen a school MUCH closer. you obviously chose Florida because thats what YOU “wanted” and that was YOUR “dream” but having a child means sacrifices. Not sacrifices of going to your dream school in your dream state, but sacrifices like not going to your dream school to spend all the time you can with your daughter. I would love for you to respond to this. Im really not trying to be mean. Just being a young single mother myself, i just dont at all understand your choices

  • K
    September 21, 2011

  • I have a four year old son, I got pregnant with him when I was 19. I was just out of high school and was about to persue my dreams and go to college. I made the choice to have a child, so my dreams got put on the back burner. I now live my life for him, and take care of him whenever possible. I lost a parent, the other doesn’t have money like your parents do. My son’s father is not around. I had to and still have to work when I can, go to school when I can, rarely have a social life. But you bet your ass I’m there every day and every night for my son. I know when he grows up he will appresheate the sacerfises I made for him. He may not have much but he has infinate LOVE and someone to always depend on. Think of how you would feel if your mom moved 2000 miles away when you were a little girl, when you need the love of your parents the most. We’re not talking a few days or a few weeks or even a few months, you’re moving away for TWO YEARS. A two year old toddler turns into a completely different four year old child. I feel very sorry for you and your daughter. Good luck.

  • carrie
    September 21, 2011

  • i can see your point but you dont even call her or see her, that is not being a good mother, sophia needs you ans you are just walking away with freedom is not ok, i was proud that a teen finally stood up and finished schhol and work with a baby, most give up, you didnt and now your turning your back on your daughter, i dont like who you become now…. just another drop beat mother…

  • Brooke
    September 27, 2011

  • the write spelt great wrong. “…and have greeat opportunities in the new location.” lol

  • Momof2
    November 17, 2011

  • Oh man! I am tired of hearing that farrah did what was best. SHE DIDNT. I go to school full time. Im working on a chemistry degree and i have two young boys! Yea its hard, but I made the decision to have children so its my responsibility to raise them. Stupid Farrah

  • anna P
    December 7, 2011

  • I think Farrah is a wonderful mom , considering how her mom is . You go girl & never let anyone bring you down with negitivity .

  • Adam Friden
    June 27, 2012

  • I am the neighbor she claims to have dated and never in my life have I met a girl as blatantly rude and disrespectful as her. She attacked my assistant in the hallway of our building in an insane rage all while Sophia was in the hallway watching