derek underwood car crash

derek underwood car crash

Derek Underwood Car Crash

Farrah Abraham paid a visit to the cemetery for a heartbreaking occasion—her late ex-boyfriend’s birthday. After getting pregnant with her first child with then-boyfriend Derek Underwood in 2008, the reality star faced a sudden tragedy when Underwood was killed in a car crash a month before giving birth to their daughter Sophia. “I got off the phone and tried to calm down, but my mind was racing. Derek was the father of the baby I was carrying inside me. He was my first love, my only true love,” Abraham recalled of his death in her memoir, My Teenage Dream Ended. “Now Derek was gone forever, and so was my happy ending.”
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Derek Underwood Car Crash

Eight years ago, Sophia’s father, Derek Underwood, died in a tragic car crash. Underwood died on December 28, 2008, while Abraham was still pregnant. Derek and Sophia never got to meet. It’s a difficult thing for anyone to deal with, and every year, Farrah and Abraham make a video to honor his memory.
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Derek Underwood Car Crash

Before Farrah Abraham was the Teen Mom OG star we know today, she was just a normal high schooler in a normal high school relationship with Derek Underwood. Sadly, shortly after learning she was pregnant, Derek suddenly passed away in a car crash.
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Derek Underwood Car Crash

1. Farrah’s dad was arrested long before her mom — for threatening her baby daddy with a knife! We’ve all seen the mugshot of Debra Danielson when she was arrested in January 2010 for grabbing Farrah by the throat and hitting her during a heated argument. Danielson didn’t do herself any favors by holding two knives when she opened the door to police. Maybe she got the ideal from her husband, Michael Abraham, who “snapped” when he caught Derek Underwood in Farrah’s bedroom. (Derek was killed in a car accident months later.) “He had this crazy-eyed look,” Farrah writes about her dad, “and he was holding a knife in his hand.” Both men called the police, but Michael was the one hauled away in handcuffs. What is it about this family and their sharp objects?
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Derek Underwood Car Crash

And while each of the girls had to rehash some not-so-great things during the sit-down, it was certainly the hardest for Farrah Abraham, who broke down while talking about Derek Underwood, Sophia’s father who died in a car accident in 2008. She and Soph visited Derek’s family and his grave on last night’s ep.
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Derek Underwood Car Crash

The January 18 episode of Teen Mom OG was certainly the most emotional yet, but the tears continued on through the After Show, where the four cast members gathered with host Nessa to talk about the highs and lows of the episode. RECAP: Sophia Says She “Wants to Die” On TMOG Episode 4 And while each of the girls had to rehash some not-so-great things during the sit-down, it was certainly the hardest for Farrah Abraham, who broke down while talking about Derek Underwood, Sophia’s father who died in a car accident in 2008. She and Soph visited Derek’s family and his grave on last night’s ep.
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Derek Underwood Car Crash

Underwood was killed in a car crash after his vehicle skidded out of control and crashed into a pole on December 28, 2008, just two months before Sophia, now 8, was born on February 23, 2009. Abraham was not on speaking terms with Underwood at the time of his death.
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Derek Underwood Car Crash

3. Farrah never told Derek she was pregnant with his child. While complaining that “Derek had never stepped up to take on the role of father,” she admits that not only did she not tell him, she lied when he asked her about it. Underwood seemed to be aware of her pregnancy — after all, MTV cameras were trailing her and she attended high school until the beginning of her third trimester — but she never confirmed that he was the father.
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“Farrah is very loyal,” the St. Joseph resident, 57, told Radar in an exclusive interview, explaining that the star has kept Derek’s father Jerry, 49, involved in Sophia’s life since her 2009 birth. (Derek died in a car accident just two months before his daughter was born.)
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Unfortunately, Farrah doesn’t get along with all members of Derek’s family. She famously feuded with Derek’s mother, Stormie, and even took her to court to prevent her from visiting Sophia.
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And though Farrah and Derek were broken up during the latter part of her pregnancy, the 18-year-old was ready for fatherhood before his December 2008 death, she insisted: “Derek was excited to be dad, and planned to be in Sophia’s life, no matter what. He told us that.”
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5. Farrah made the assistant vice principal break up with Derek’s girlfriend for him. This is one of the book’s silliest anecdotes but is so perfectly Farrah that we had to include it here. “I told the assistant principal that Derek and I wanted to date again but that we were worried that his (soon-to-be-ex) girlfriend would cause trouble for us at school,” she writes. Shockingly the administrator summoned the girl to his office, and “from then on she left us alone,” recounts Farrah. And she wonders why she doesn’t have any friends?
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“I got off the phone and tried to calm down, but my mind was racing. Derek was the father of the baby I was carrying inside me. He was my first love, my only true love,” Abraham recalled of his death in her memoir, My Teenage Dream Ended. “Now Derek was gone forever, and so was my happy ending.”
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“The last time I saw Derek was when I was five months pregnant,” Farrah says, trying to hold back tears. “My dad and Derek pulled knives on each other and called the cops on each other and it was really sad.”
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The reality star opened up about her ex’s tragic death in her 2012 memoir, My Teenage Dream Ended, and recalled the phone call she received letting her know about the accident. “I got off the phone and tried to calm down, but my mind was racing. Derek was the father of the baby I was carrying inside me. He was my first love, my only true love,” she wrote. “Now Derek was gone forever, and so was my happy ending.”
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On Dec. 28, 2008, Sophia Abraham’s dad lost control of his car while driving in Iowa. The car skidded and flipped over, killing Derek and another passenger. Both boys were 18-years-old at the time of their deaths.
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Last month, Abraham spoke out about the tragic passing of Teen Mom star Valerie Fairman, who died of a suspected drug overdose. Underwood struggled with substance abuse and passed away after a drunk driving accident, so Fairman’s passing hit home for Abraham. See the video below.
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“Every year, we go to Derek’s grave site,” Abraham said in her book. “We take pictures, we record it, and I have a whole baby box for Sophia with letters and pictures telling how and why things happened, and why I’m here today alone.”
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The reality star hopes the visits will help her daughter understand their circumstances. “Every year, we go to Derek’s grave site,” Abraham said in her book. “We take pictures, we record it, and I have a whole baby box for Sophia with letters and pictures telling how and why things happened, and why I’m here today alone.”
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While Farrah has sadly had to live without her daughter’s father for as long as her daughter has been around, it’s clear that it’s a top priority to keep Derek’s memory alive. Just a couple of months ago, on the anniversary of his death, Farrah shared a personal message with her fans.
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The Teen Mom OG star, 25, shared a photo of the grave surrounded by flowers, a stuffed animal and two baseball bats. “Happy Birthday Daddy Derek! We all love you so much thank you for always watching over us,” Abraham captioned the photo.

Published on Jul 28, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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