Whitney Purvis


Union, South Carolina


Weston Lewis Gosa (husband)


April Michelle (mother)
MeeMaw (grandmother)
Weston Owen Gosa Jr. (son)
River Blake Gosa (son)



Whitney Purvis is a 16-year-old high school junior from Rome, Georgia who became pregnant by her boyfriend Weston Gosa. During her pregnancy, she and Weston lived with Whitney's grandmother, MeeMaw.

Her episode focused on the multitude of problems faced by Whitney during her pregnancy, including social isolation, dropping out of high school and financial difficulties. It was also revealed that Whitney's mother, April was also pregnant.

On April 2, 2009, Whitney gives birth to her first son Weston Owen Gosa Jr.; it is later revealed that Weston Jr. has a genetic disorder called alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency.

After Whitney's son is born, she struggles to live up to adult responsibilities. She & Weston eventually move into a place of their own with their son.

After briefly separating in 2011, Whitney gave birth to the couple's second son, River Blake, on October 14, 2014, shortly before they separated again.

Since then, Whitney and Weston have been arrested for a string of offences such as driving on a suspended license, criminal trespassing and stealing a pregnancy test.