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'16 and Pregnant' teen mom claims ex tried to kidnap kids

The new season of MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” is almost two weeks away, but two soon-to-be stars of the docu-series, Jennifer Del Rio and ex-boyfriend Josh Smith, are already making headlines.

A recently released preview revealed a hands-on fight in the pair’s TV future, but according to TMZ, that’s nothing compared to the events Del Rio recorded in court papers.

In a restraining order request filed last month in Hillsborough County, Florida, Del Rio alleged that the father of her twin babies harassed and “and threatened (her) saying he will have (her) raped."

That wasn’t the only shocking claim the now-17-year-old made. Del Rio went on to state that Smith “has attempted to kidnap children," and that she’s “frightened for her life and children's (lives).”

Despite all of that, the restraining order Del Rio sought was never granted. TMZ reports that the teen mom failed to follow through and appear at the hearing.

The third season of "16 and Pregnant" premieres April 19 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.

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