TEEN Mom Nikkole Paulun thanked her fans for over $3K in donations for a lawyer after she was ...taken to court... for her daughter Ellie, 6, whom she shares with baby daddy Ryan Rice.

The former 16 and Pregnant star spoke about how she was ...absolutely blown away... in her Instagram Stories.

Instagram/Nikkole PaulunNikkole Paulun thanked ...everybody who's donated' '/caption '

Instagram/Nikkole PaulunNikkole was not expecting much in donations but was ...blown away' by contributions '/caption '

The Teen Mom star confessed to feeling ...so scared... because the previous post was ...very vulnerable....

The MTV star was originally not expecting much in donations, possibly up to ...$200 max....

The reality star felt ...so grateful... and thanked ...everybody who's donated... to help reach her goal.

She added: ...I'm trying to through my messages right now. Thank you....

The MTV mom then shared a clip of Ellie happily eating popcorn.

The mother and daughter were about to have their ...movie night....

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Nikkole and Ryan welcomed their daughter Ellie back in 2015.

Ellie is Nikkole's second child, who was born after her son Lyle back arrived in 2009.

Lyle is the son of the TV star and her ex Josh Drummonds, who is in prison for meth and armed robbery charges.

Nikkole, who is now married to her husband Kyle Ledda, gave birth to Bodhi back in July. 


Recently, the MTV mom shared an ...extremely vulnerable post... as she vented to her fans about her legal drama.

She wrote: ...As if I don't have enough going on right now... I'm being taken back to court for Ellie.

...Me... the one who provides for her, the one who stretches herself thin to make it to swim lessons & gymnastics, the one who provides her a safe and loving home, the one who does the work and is always on time....

She continued: ...These people have zero respect and don't appreciate all the work I've put in to change my life and provide the best life for her. I AM THE REASON she's the smart, funny, loving girl she is today. I PUT IN THE WORK....

Nikkole added: ...They do this every time they know I'm not in the best position to be going to fight a court battle. I'm so tired of it. They tell Ellie I'm a terrible person yet I make sure Ellie thinks they're the best people ever even when they do things like this.

She concluded: ...I'm so disgusted and so tired of being the nice guy....

Nikkole had not named the person taking her to court, but it seemed the post was referring to Ryan.

The TV personality asked her followers to donate to a GoFundMe link to help with her legal costs.

Instagram/Nikkole PaulunNikkole and Ellie celebrated their ...movie night' with popcorn '/caption '

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Galveston County Sheriff's OfficeJosh Drummonds has been serving time in prison. '/caption '

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