Whether you’ve watched it on TV, in movies or experienced it first-hand, you know the absolute elation that comes with welcoming a baby to the world. Parents smile, they cry, they look at their newborn in wonderment. And Dalo, aged just 17, felt the same way when his partner delivered their child.
But, just as he found himself feeling that uncontainable joy of fatherhood, Dalo’s world would come crashing down. His partner had a secret, and he would have to discover what it was while being filmed for a program to be shown on national television. Her secret could change their entire relationship – more so than their newborn baby.
Prior to their baby’s birth, Quintana and Dalo had signed up to appear on Vier Handen Op Eén Buik. The reality show, which means “Four Hands on One Belly” in English, has been running on Dutch TV since 2012. The show connects teen moms-to-be with famous women who are also mothers. They provide guidance during the teenagers’ pregnancy through to the early weeks of parenthood.