MTV's cameras, producers and microphones became part of her normal routine, when she was being filmed, Sessler said.
Clare Corbin, 16, of DeKalb, befriended Alexander through mutual friends and was curious when she noticed he had cameras set up on the dashboard of his car. When she learned the two were going to be featured on "Teen Mom," Corbin said she could not imagine having her life displayed on television, but the young couple is doing well in their new role.
"I know they fight a lot, but they do love each other and they want what’s best for Izaiah no matter what," Corbin said. "I know they both love their son.”
Sessler said she is attending classes at Kishwaukee College, 21193 Malta Road, Malta, and hopes to eventually get her own apartment, graduate college and pursue a career. She is considering studying psychology. In MTV's first episode, she discusses putting college with her friends on hold to focus on raising her son. Sessler's mother also raised her as a single parent.
“I never thought when I had a baby it was gonna be like this,” Sessler said.