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Who is Makel from Teen Mom Young And Pregnant on MTV?

MTV’s Young And Pregnant launched to continue the legacy of OG Teen Mom. Makel is one cast member featuring this season, but who is he?

The show first aired in 2018, and returned this September (2021) for its third season.

In tonight’s episode, we’re introduced to Kayla J, Mecca, and Makel.

If you’re wondering all about Makel from Teen Mom and what his story is, then don’t worry, we’ve got you…

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Who is Makel?

Makel is Teen Mom, Kayla J’s ex-boyfriend.

The pair share a 2-year-old daughter together called Mecca.

Although Makel is not on Instagram, we have had a snoop and found Kayla J (@mn.kayla), and we just love her adorable posts of Mecca!

He transitioned from female to male, with Makel revealing on the show that his parents weren’t the most supportive.

Makel said his parents never gave him the nurturing relationship which someone would want to give their children, meaning he wants to make sure he gives to Mecca what he never got!

Kayla J has consistently been there for him throughout his journey.

Makel & Kayla J’s relationship

Makel and Kayla J met back in high school, whilst working at their first job, and they just clicked.

However, Makel has since said that they were only serious for two out of the five years that they were together…

When they first met, Makel was still female, and whilst they were dating he transitioned to male.

The pair got engaged when they were 18 and visited a sperm bank so they could have a child together.

And then along came Mecca!

Why did Makel and Kayla J split?

Makel and Kayla J later broke up when Makel decided he wanted to start dating other people, which “absolutely crushed” Kayla J.

However, they still remain best friends and co-parents to Mecca.

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