Sophia Grace Claps Back At Critics Of Her Young Pregnancy

Sophia Grace Brownlee has something to say to people who think she's too young to be a mother.

In case you missed it the 19-year-old star who rose to fame after becoming a regular on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" with her cousin Rosie McLelland, announced that she was pregnant. She announced the good news on her YouTube channel and expressed how ecstatic she was to welcome her baby. "As you can see from today's video, it is a little bit different to my usual videos because I am here to tell you guys that I am pregnant," she said. "I am at 21 weeks today. I decided to wait till this time to tell everyone because I thought that 20 weeks is like definitely safe and I had my 20 week scan and everything was fine." While she admitted to feeling a bit of a shock, Brownlee says she's feeling "super, super happy" about her pregnancy. "I can't wait to share this journey with you guys and definitely have lots of different content from what I usually have," she added."

Fans were also in shock upon hearing the news, with many saying that she may not be capable of caring for a child as she's technically still a child herself. But according to the "Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie" star, she said that people have nothing to worry about.

Sophia Grace says she 'feels ready' to be a mother

Sophia Grace Brownlee acknowledges that people her age don't usually delve into parenthood, but she also knows that the public will always have varying views as to when the right age should be. "I feel like 19 is quite young, obviously, to have a baby. Usually most people are like, 'You should have babies when you're 30 and you're married and you live in your own house,' which is completely fine," she told E! News. "But obviously everyone's gonna have their different opinions."

At the end of the day, Brownlee believes that it ultimately hinges on someone's emotional capacity to raise a child. "I just feel it's about the person themselves," she added. "And as long as you feel ready and it's something that you're happy about, then it's really no one else's problem."

And sure, Brownlee may have doubters, but at least she has the full support of her cousin, friend, and OG hype girl, Rosie McLelland. "Congratulations to my beautiful cousin Sophia on the news of your pregnancy!" she wrote in an Instagram post. "To say I'm excited is a understatement, I can't wait to share this whole new chapter with you and be by your side watching you be the best mum ever! Love you so so much!"

Sophia Grace shows she's mature for her age

Sophia Grace Brownlee has always shown that she was mature for her age. When she was just eight years old, she was rapping Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass," which has some explicit lyrics and a very mature theme. In a 2011 interview on the "Ellen Degeneres Show," Degeneres asked Brownlee if she and her younger cousin, Rosie McClelland, knew what they were saying or if they knew what the song was about. "I just learned the words really quickly, and I like the video because it's got a motorbike made of ice and pink," Brownlee answered. "I just love pink."

In Sophia Grace and Rosie's next appearance on the show, the talk show host surprised the two girls with a meeting with Nicki Minaj herself. When Brownlee asked if the rapper could sing the song with them, she replied, "I want you to sing the bridge, people need to hear the bridge of 'Super Bass.'" It seems that although Minaj found it impressive that the young girls could rap the verses of her song, she was trying to direct them to sing the cleaner and catchier part of the tune. However, this maturity may have helped Brownlee with the next chapter in her life.

Sophia Grace proves she's ready for motherhood

In 2012 — a little after Sophia Grace Brownlee and her cousin Rosie McClelland rose to fame — Brownlee's father, Dominic, explained how his daughter has always been pretty mature for her age. "She's better at talking with adults than children her own age," he told HuffPost. "When she goes on these programs she seems to be able to talk to the adults as if she's an adult. When she's around kids she gets tongue-tied."

And it seems that this maturity is helping her through her recent pregnancy announcement. She mentioned that she and her boyfriend of more than two years were "really happy" about the news. "Obviously [we were] both quite shocked at the start and also overwhelmed because he's young also," she told E! News. "But now that we're getting used to it, we're both really excited." She also said that she believes her boyfriend will be a great father, and growing up together has helped them prepare for taking care of a little one of their own.

The YouTube personality isn't the only celebrity to conceive a child at a young age. LeBron James had just graduated high school when he found out he was going to be a father. Reese Witherspoon had her first child at 23 years old, and Sofia Vergara was the same age as Brownlee — 19 — when she and her high school sweetheart had a baby together.