When Brittany Santiago and Marcelino Santiago first appeared on WEtv’s Love After Lockup, fans weren’t sure what to expect from their relationship.
The couple seemed to have a strong bond, but Marcelino had trouble trusting Brittany around her ex-boyfriend Amanda or her former bunkmate Sascha. He was also worried that she might return to her addiction or her old habits after she was released from prison.
Now the Life After Lockup couple seem to have made some positive changes. Brittany completed a leadership program for ex-prisoners and regularly shares the details of what seems like a happy home life with her husband on social media. She also posts about recovery and recovery from trauma and incarceration.
Recently, Brittany revealed that she was pregnant with Marcelino when she had her second child.
Brittany and Marcelino are having their second child together
Fans speculated for several months that Brittany might be pregnant with her second child with Marcelino. The couple had a daughter, Zoila, in December 2018, before moving into a new home in Las Vegas together.
Brittany’s Instagram snapshots and Twitter fan rumors led many Life After Lockup viewers to believe that she and Marcelino were awaiting a new addition in 2019. Starcasm reported that the rumors suggested that Brittany should come in February 2020.
The Life After Lockup star finally confirmed the news just before the holidays. “Since we never officially announced our pregnancy, I thought I would post some pictures of babies,” she posted on Instagram, next to two pictures of herself with a very pregnant belly.
The news comes after years of trauma and difficulty for the ‘Life After Lockup’ star
Fans saw Brittany’s difficult custody of her now five-year-old son Giovanni and her ex, Tito, playing at WEtv. But Brittany got full custody of her son after Tito failed a drug test in 2019, making her the young boy’s full-time parent.
The pregnancy news is probably especially heartwarming for Brittany, which has had a traumatic life. She fled an abused home at the age of 12 and became homeless, poverty and addiction before being arrested at the age of 18 on charges related to a home invasion. Brittany was behind bars for five years.
She was released in 2013, but was again imprisoned in 2017 in a conspiracy to commit theft. After her release, Brittany and Marcelino made a life together and married within a few months.
Brittany also opened up to other aspects of her difficult past, such as getting pregnant at the age of 15 while living on the streets. Heartbreakingly, the Life After Lockup star also had two children who were taken by CPS and placed for adoption before she sobered up.
The couple is returning to ‘Life After Lockup’ on Jan. 3
Fans will see Brittany and Marcelino in a whole new light at Life After Lockup Season 2, which will premiere at WEtv on 3 January 2020.
This season, viewers will be watching the couple continue struggling with a custody battle, as well as trust issues and anger. Brittany’s mother will also return to the scene because of her daughter’s pregnancy. The old wounds will flare up again as a 29-year-old Life after Lockup’s star and her mom’s painfully shared past.