As she first revealed to Us Weekly in March, the reality star and her fiance Jionni LaValle are expecting their first child together.
Krentcil, 44, pleaded not guilty to second-degree child endangerment in court Wednesday. The mother was released on $25,00 bail and said, "I never once in my life let my daughter, especially at that age, go into a tanning booth…I'm very tan and I've been tanning my whole life."
Her child is now in the custody of her father, Rich Krentcil, who told NBC News his daughter told a classmate she "went tanning with Mommy." He believes a teacher overheard and assumed his daughter's sunburn came from a tanning salon.
Some experts have claimed that "the Tanning Mom" suffers from "tanorexia."
"Obviously, she tans," her lawyer, John Caruso, told GMA. "To call her an addict, I think is a real leap. It feels like it's being exaggerated, to be like, 'Well look at her, she must have done this.'"