A TEEN mum who was trolled for "leeching" off her parents and told to abort her baby is now having the last laugh – as she's now 18, back at school and a proud house owner.

Maddie Lambert, from Fort Worth, Texas, fell pregnant when she was just 13 years old, and shared her story in a video on YouTube which went viral.

She was quickly inundated with comments from viewers – many of whom praised her for her honesty.

But not everyone was so complimentary, with Maddie addressing some of the harshest comments in another YouTube video.

"I honestly at this point of my social media career think hate comments are hilarious," she began.

"It’s really funny to me to see the negative things people have to say about me because a lot of the times it’s so far fetched and far from true."

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Among the remarks she addressed was one from someone who said her story was "depressing to listen to".

"It’s not something that people should say is depressing to listen to when the story is literally, Ok, I got pregnant at 13, everybody said it was the end of the world but it wasn’t the end of the world for me and I made this 'horrible, horrible' situation into something great.

"And I’m now in my first home raising my daughter who’s about to go to preschool.

"I don’t know how that’s depressing.

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"I overcame all the odds and other teen mums can overcome all the odds too, because everyone is pitted against us for some reason."

Addressing another cruel remark, which saw Maddie accused of "leeching" from her parents, she insisted it's actually the opposite.

"I’m literally in my own house right now, this is my house," she said.

"My parents don’t pay for this. Ive been living on my own since a month or two after I turned 18. I moved out.

"And before I moved out I made my own money and my parents didn’t have to support me.

"If anything, I spoiled the heck out of my parents because I was making my own money and I wanted to give back to them.

"I don’t know why people have this assumption that teen parents leech off of their own parents.

"I think that’s the furthest thing from the truth.

"A lot of teen parents get that drive from being a teen parent and realise they have to work harder to be successful because the odds are pitted against them."

Maddie revealed in another YouTube video two weeks ago that she was "starting college classes", with subjects including U.S. history, Philosophy, Anatomy and Psychology.

The teenager – who was sent addresses to abortion clinics by trolls when she revealed her pregnancy at 13 – also used her YouTube video to call for sex education to start at a younger age across the world.

"It’s not the most common thing to be sexually active at the age of 13," she said.

"This is about the age that kids start exploring their own bodies, but they usually don’t start with other people.

"However, I was in a relationship and we were both a bit too mature for our ages and we did end up doing things. 

"People need to know that 13, 14, 15-year-olds are having sex.

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"Not all of them but some of them are. So talk to your kids.

"Talk to your little sister, little brother, teach them about protection."

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