Zoe LaVerne, a 19-year-old TikTok star, announced her pregnancy on Tuesday through her Instagram stories not knowing what's coming for her next. She shared a photo of two positive pregnancy tests and wrote "Really excited to have y'all watch my baby grow!" alongside the image with a heart and baby bottle emoji. In no time, Zoe and her posts, both went viral for all the wrong reasons.
Notably, this is not the first time Zoe is trending on the internet. If you don't know, she is the same person who, in November 2020, apologised for kissing and "catching feelings" for a 13-year-old fan, Connor.
The TikTok sensation, who has over 2.7 million followers on Instagram, previously denied having any sort of relationship with her minor fan but then issued an apology statement saying, “I didn’t groom Connor, I wouldn’t do that. He’s a kid and I’m aware of that. It just happened. We both were in a dark place when we first became friends and we both just ended up catching feelings for each other...Yes, it’s wrong. Yes, it’s not good. We both realized that and we stopped."
Conner also took to live stream to address Zoe's statement and told his fans that she didn't "rape" him.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, netizens reminded Zoe of her earlier controversy calling her a "child groomer" as many thought the father of her unborn baby was Conner.
The influencer then posted several stories clarifying Conner had nothing to do with her pregnancy and shared pictures with her current partner.
"This is the father of my child. Stop saying other wise. How would that even make any kind of since [sense]?" she wrote, adding "Connor is 13. Nothing else happened besides a kiss. Stay in ur own business!!" In another post she wrote, "The amount of people that have the guts to talk shit about an unborn child is so upsetting and heartbreaking. Really shows the generation we are in. And how a lot of you weren't raised very right!!"
Zoe also said that it was heartbreaking for her that so many people had the "guts" to talk about her unborn child.
The TikToker has more than 17M followers and 440,000 subscribers on YouTube.