Will You Watch? Sneak Peek Of WeTV’s Odd Reality Show ‘Pregnant And Dating’

May 31, 2013  |  


I know exactly what you’re thinking because its the first question I asked after “wth” when it comes to this new show: Why are pregnant women dating?!

Yes, I’m sure your libido doesn’t just fall by the wayside because you’re carrying another being inside of you. But, if you’re pregnant you’ve been with at least one other man in the last one to nine months who, hopefully, was more than just a one-night stand, considering you are now carrying his child. Isn’t dating just an extra complication on top of being a single expectant mother who will soon be co-parenting with the absent father of the child?

If I was a man, I wouldn’t be signing up for that, but apparently there are quite a few who are — and plenty ladies looking for them — as that is the premise of this new show on WeTV: “Pregnant and Dating.”

We introduces the series on their website, saying:

Traditionally, love is followed by marriage  and then along comes motherhood, but in this fresh new original series, viewers join these fearless five as they experience the modern day dating game with a baby on board. The spotlight will be on all the drama, conflict and inherent comedy that ensues when these very spirited and single moms-to-be embark on their quest to find Mr. Right, or at least Mr. Right Now.

Refusing to accept stereotypes, these women thoughtfully manage a combination of active hormones, overbearing families, inattentive fathers-to-be and a slew of dates both rocky and redeeming, as they put together their most modern of families.

I’m intrigued, despite being slightly turned off by the concept. An interesting twist for R&B fans is that “former” Xscape member Kiesha Miles will star on the show. Kiesha, who wasn’t apart of the original ’90s quartet, joined the group as the lead singer in 2003, after Kandi left and the group had pretty much faded out of mainstream popularity. I guess we don’t have to ask what Kiesha has been doing since then, since she’s appearing on this show, but Access Atlanta did get a little background on the Atlanta native who they say is now  “a 33-year-old music producer who has worked with acts such as Ciara. She moved to Los Angeles 18 months ago, got knocked up by an unnamed friend (but not someone she wanted to marry) and heard from a friend about a reality show seeking single, pregnant cast members. Despite some initial trepidation, she jumped aboard.”

Kiesha, who was shot in her third month of pregnancy, is just one of the five ladies who was followed by We’s cameras. Check out the sneak peek of the show, which airs tonight at 10pm, below. What do you think?


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  • ADivineOriginal

    Wow, I’m speechless. Everyone pretty much summed up my thoughts. These women need to get their minds right and focus on their new child to be and the lifestyle changes that it brings. This is disgusting to even consider dating while pregnant and any man interested in a pregnant woman, is questionable to me.

  • They are definitely running out of ideas. Yes it’s true some women end up single while pregnant. Their man could have changed and just up and left in fear of fatherhood, could’ve found out their man was cheating, could’ve been artificially insemination, maybe he doubted paternity, or could’ve been a fling and both parties were having irresponsible sex. Either way it’s sadly pretty common. My problem is with the glorifying of it all. It’s ignorant. I’m just so glad it’s not a full cast of black people. Also how long does it take to plan and cast a show. I know they aren’t all 9 months. Make you wonder if they dumb butts got pregnant for the show. Or if these guys they are dating are probably secretly their kids fathers and it’s all a joke like the rest of reality tv. Needless to say i won’t be watching.

  • Bubbles

    First of all just because Heidi Klum was able to get Seal while pregnant, doesn’t mean that everyone should give dating a go when they are pregnant. Love will come, let the baby come out first before you let him in!

  • purplerain

    It’s a sad day where we have so much of this out of wedlock baby making happening that we can have a show about it. I just cannot support a show like this because in my eyes it’s saying that it’s “ok”. There is nothing ok about making a baby with a man who is not involved, not in a committed relationship–not with the way things are today with so many children growing up without a mother or father who are together raising children together. I. Just. Can’t.

  • realadulttalk

    This is sooooo tacky!!!

  • rainydaze80

    What in the hades??? this reality nonsense is out of hand.

  • Angela R. Ingram

    I remember when I was pregnant (a long time ago) and whenever a man would flirt with me, I thought how disgusting. How can a man disrespect a woman by flirting with her when she is pregnant? Can’t they see that I am married? And, if I wasn’t married at the time, he should see that there is obviously a man in my life. I never understood that. Now there’s a show with women who, by the looks of them, have been with a man very recent and now want to look for other men? I hate when something that is serious is made out to be a joke. This generation is completely morally twisted. Very, very sad.

    • NatashaDecemberBabyThomas

      I was hit on by men too when I was carrying my daughter and I just thought that they is thirsty as hell, saying things like “is that my baby?”. Plus I was married at the time too, imagine if my husband was with me when they say that crap, he would have punched them.

      • MLS2698

        ” Is that my baby?” Now, that is just too much!

  • Ty Pett

    I’m so glad u posted this article because i saw the previews for this nd could not put my finger on where i knew Kiesha from so thanx. I’m giving this show the side eye

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  • Laila

    I won’t be watching. They should have picked out the right man before making the baby. You can’t make me believe all of them were using birth control and it failed. Probably spent more time picking out heels than they did selecting the men in their lives.

    • Angel

      took the words right out of my mouth!

    • Thaalia

      Every once and awhile I’ll cruise by certain ‘feminist’ minded blogs/websites and some don’t make behavior like this to be a big deal which is a shame. Some try so hard not to be traditional or they’re sick of the negative aspects that being traditional has led to that they’ll let almost any self indulgent behavior fly. Everyone has their circumstances and i don’t want to lump everyone who has had a child solo into the women of this shows category but its becoming a trend that even the highly educated have picked up. Most people want affection/love/sex/partnership and that’s natural but it seems our ability to balance the desires, needs and responsibilities are lost.

      • SheBe

        *waves church fan*

  • ATF

    At first thought, I thought it would be surrogate mothers. I was like now that would be interesting to know how they deal with living a normal dating life while carrying others’ children. That’s what I was hoping for…now I’m all the way lost on this tidbit.

    • rainydaze80

      that would have been more tasteful! you need to sell that idea quick!

  • NatashaDecemberBabyThomas

    Just wow, anything can turn into reality TV these days.

  • GirlSixx

    Honestly, I will be watching because I am extremely curious to know these women storyline in how they became single and pregnant because I am having a hard time believing that these women (especially these whyte women) got knocked up and then dumped just like that especially by a whyte men; it’s just not something most whyte men do.. Sorry to say this but….
    It’s Real Damn Talk!!!!

    • It’s sad how people glorify white people and look down on our own. Yes their are plenty of white people who end up single moms just like black people. Their are dead beat white men, and a whole lot of white women have a child support card. And get this……a lot of black men actually marry their childrens mother. Smh

      • ADivineOriginal

        I don’t know about a lot of black men marrying their child(ren)’s mother. I don’t think GirlSixx’s comment was glorifying or exalting white people and looking down on our own, but stating something that pretty grounded. Not saying that it never happens to white women of course, because people are people, but not to the level of others.

  • pickneychile

    People are really running out of ideas. This is beyond lame! And kinda gross too.

  • kittymabach

    um no…shouldnt they be worried about the baby instead of dating?

    • kierah

      On Pregnant in Heels, there was a client that wanted help dating while pregnant. When she was on the date, she couldn’t stop talking about the baby. She teared up at the table. She wasn’t ready.

      I would guess these women are a little scared and lonely. They think that finding a new man is going to make up for the fact that their child won’t grow up in a house where daddy and mommy live together. At some point, it will click for them that their child needs to be the priority.

  • Ann

    No I will not be watching. It is so amazing how people will sell their souls for a dollar. This is so sad what this has come down to.

  • SheBe

    Heck no! SMH!