London : A 12-year-old girl and her 13-year-old boyfriend have become the youngest parents in UK following the birth of their baby daughter.
The girl was still in primary school when she conceived. She gave birth to a daughter over the weekend and both are said to be in good health. The young couple, from north London, who posted a photo of their new arrival online, have vowed to stay together as a family, ‘The Mirror’ reported, according to PTI.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is five months younger than the UK’s previous youngest mother. The girl’s 27-year-old mother has becomes one of the Britain’s youngest-ever grandmothers. “The baby’s mum and dad have been in a relationship for more than a year, so this isn’t a fleeting romance.
They intend to stick together and bring their daughter up together,” a source was quoted as saying by ‘The Sun’. “Both sets of grandparents are incredibly supportive.
It’s a very difficult situation because the parents are both so young – but their families are right behind them,” the source said.
In 2006, Tressa Middleton, the Britain’s previous youngest mother, gave birth in Edinburgh aged 12 years and eight months.