MTV personality Nikkole Ledda Paulun, who appeared on an episode of “16 & Pregnant,” has created a GoFundMe page to raise money for her daughter Ellie. Nikkole set a goal of $3,500, which she will need to retain a lawyer for her December 1, 2021, custody hearing.

She wrote in the fundraiser’s description that, “This past year my daughter has complained about many issues at her father’s home, including not being fed and him sleeping all day while she just roams around his house by herself.” she also added, “Amongst other things that I am saving for court.”

Referring to her ex Ryan and his Family, Paul said “I have never asked for help from anyone but protecting my daughter is so important to me. They are fighting me on several things and most of it is all lies to try to manipulate into taking time away from me,” she continued. “It is simply all their way of continuing to try to have control over me & my life, as narcissists do.”

After this article was published on November 20, 2021, the fundraiser amassed $3,000 from 148 donations.


Paulun, mother of a 4-month-old son, Bodhi, and a 12-year-old son, Lyle, claimed Rice was mistreating their 6-year-old daughter, Ellie. “When looking for legal advice & a new lawyer a few months ago I mentioned that Ellie has been complaining of not being fed and her dad not taking proper care of her,” she explained. “This is only a small sliver of what is going on.”

Teen Mom fans commented that it was “disgusting” that Paulun was asking for financial help. Some people also criticized her by saying that she was misspending her money, draining her bank account so she could spend it on her looks, build a lavish home and go on a vacation.

A few viewers commented that they were suspicious of Paulun’s story. “This is disgusting that she’s begging for money like this when she’s building a house and just went on vacation,” one fan remarked. “This girl seriously has no problem either lying to people for fake boobs or trying to tell a sob story so others will pay for her responsibilities and I wish people would altogether quit giving her a platform.” They also added, “Something is obviously going on that could cause her to lose custody,” they suspected. “If it wasn’t, she wouldn’t be so scared about it. She could just get an appointed attorney or one that’s available for low-income people through the courts.”

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