CocoaFab caught up with Mayte Garcia to hear all about her adventures in adoption, her thoughts on abortion, and all the dirt on the new season.
Despite her on-screen screaming match with costar, Jessica Canseco, over abortion last season, Mayte says she is pro choice. Still, she’s sad to hear how casually the delicate issue is discussed on reality television.
“Birth control is out there for a reason,” she says. “I don’t have a child and I see how precious it is and how difficult it is for people to become pregnant.”
When it comes to her personal life, Mayte says her own Hollywood ex, Prince, hasn’t had a hissy fit over her newfound fame.
“I was nervous, I’m sure all of us were nervous. The producers made sure it wasn’t gonna be a tell-all. It wasn’t meant to bash them. It’s about us,” she says.
“I didn’t hear from him. I think he’s supportive. It’s a good show. It’s a positive show about growth and moving on, so I’m sure he’s supportive.”
One person who isn’t so supportive is her mother, who isn’t as edited about her adoption dreams as she had hoped.
“Having them capture what I was going through this season was pretty intense,” she admits. “It takes over your life, time wise.”
Aside from her mother’s mean comments about only wanting to accept a blood-related baby, Mayte says her mission towards motherhood is going great.
“It’s going amazing. It’s overwhelming, its emotional, its scary,” she says. “I think it’s even worse than getting pregnant because you cant control it. You have to leave it in God’s hands.”
Mayte was contacted by a single mother who wanted a better home for her baby girl.
“It’s a blessing as well but its very stressful. I honestly think if I would not have done season one and opened up about my life, this wouldn’t be happening to me. I just have to hope for the best.”
While she is stressed about the process, one thing she isn’t worried about is her life as a single mother.
“Getting this opportunity is scary but I’m also at a point in my life where I don’t want to depend on a relationship to have my family. I would love to have a partner, but it’s not something that I need to raise a child.”