Verónica Merritt is an unemployed painter in New York who, at just 36 years old, is expecting her 12th child and does not plan to stop there.
Best known for its 95,700 followers TikTok What Thismadmama, This upstate New Yorker also has 32,800 fans in Instagram. And for both digital platforms he announced the news by sharing a video of the ultrasound with his fans.
“Do not tell me what to do”, He defiantly captioned the TikTok clip, as if anticipating a series of critical comments. He also ironically exalted the hashtag #cheaperbythedozen on Instagram (“Cheaper by the dozen”).
Merritt says who wants to reach an astonishing 17 children, and previously told the newspaper The US Sun that she does not use birth control because she is “prone to blood clots.”
Based in Syracuse, her 11 children range in age from 21 to 12 months. Merritt was pregnant for the first time in 1999, when she was only 14 years old and he was just a freshman in high school.
She gave birth to her daughter Victoria before marrying her dad, with whom she also had a second son, Andrew, who is now 16 years old. That Merritt marriage didn’t work out, but She soon met another man who shares her passion for procreation.
Merritt and her boyfriend, Marty, 37, have nine children together: Adam (15), Mara (13), Dash (12), Darla (10), Marvelous (8), Martalya (6), Amelia (4) , Delilah (3) and Donovan (1). AND now they are expecting his tenth child and hers 12th.
How does such a large family live? The roof is secured because it said they bought a nine bedroom house for just $ 20,000 last year and they boast that they don’t even have a mortgage. But groceries aren’t cheap, and Merritt confesses that sometimes it relies on government help to keep the children fed.
“Please don’t hate me, but we received food assistance. It’s temporary until my paint sales are more consistent, ”he optimistically said in a TikTok post.
One detractor replied, “Get off TikTok and take care of your absolutely unnecessary number of kids.” Thismadmama She is used to crossing out comments like that among her many followers on the platform. But she is not intimidated and has no plans to use contraception in the future, she summarized. New York Post.