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- MTV’s “16 & Pregnant” first aired a decade ago.
- A lot of moms like Maci Bookout, Leah Messer, and Amber Portwood have gone on to star in “Teen Mom” spinoffs of the show.
- Farrah Abraham went on to star in “Teen Mom OG” but was later removed from the series.
- Jenelle Eason starred in “Teen Mom 2” but MTV recently cut ties with her after her husband allegedly shot and killed Eason’s French bulldog.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a decade since MTV’s “16 & Pregnant” premiered for the first time.
Although some of the show’s most memorable moms ended up starring on “Teen Mom” and its various spin-offs, some of the girls who were featured on “16 & Pregnant” didn’t remain in the spotlight.
Here’s what some of the most unforgettable moms from “16 & Pregnant” have been up to since starring on the show.
After nearly a decade, MTV cut ties with Jenelle Evans.
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On “16 & Pregnant,” Evans was known for partying while pregnant and giving custody of her son, Jace, to her mom, Barbara.
Now married to David Eason, Evans has since had two more children – Kaiser, her son with ex-boyfriend Nathan Griffith, and Ensley, her daughter with Eason.
In 2018, MTV removed Eason from the series after he allegedly posted a series of homophobic tweets. That same year, Evans was involved in a road-rage incident after a driver cut her off and stopped short on the highway, causing Evans to abruptly brake to avoid hitting him, per People magazine.
MTV filmed her as she pulled out a gun while her son, Jace, was in the passenger seat of her vehicle. She and the driver in question were not charged for the incident.
In May, Eason allegedly intentionally shot and killed his wife’s French bulldog, Nugget, after he said it was acting aggressively toward his daughter.
“I don’t give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face… whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I don’t put up with that s— at all,” he wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post, per People’s reports.
E! recently reported that authorities are currently investigating allegations of animal cruelty in connection with this incident. At this time, no charges have been filed and no arrests have been made.
Shortly after the incident, Us Weekly reported that Evans lost custody of Ensley and Kaiser. In addition, Jace is reportedly not allowed to visit her home during this time. The children are reportedly in the care of relatives.
Maci Bookout is now married with three children.
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On “16 & Pregnant,” viewers saw Bookout give birth to her first son, Bentley, with her ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards.
Together, they have had two more children: Maverick and Jayde. The couple also recently purchased and moved into a new home.
Mackenzie Douthit is building a fitness empire.
Aside from starring in one recent MTV special, Mackenzie Douthit – who is now Mackenzie McKee – seems to be staying away from reality shows while her mom is battling terminal brain cancer.
McKee is still married to the father of her children, Josh. They have three children – Jaxie, Gannon, and Broncs. McKee also offers fitness coaching through her company Body By Mac.
Chelsea Houska is now Chelsea DeBoer.
On “16 & Pregnant,” viewers watched Houska’s toxic relationship with her child’s father, Adam Lind. Fortunately, she and Adam have split.
In 2018, Chelsea and Adam’s daughter Aubree was able to change her last name to Lind-DeBoer.
Chelsea still stars on “Teen Mom 2.”
Nikkole Paulun is moving forward.
Paulun’s episode of “16 & Pregnant” was especially memorable because of her dramatic relationship with Josh Drummonds, who was in and out of jail. Years later, it doesn’t seem like much has changed.
In 2017, Paulun filed for an order of protection against him after he sent her photos of his self-harm. Today, she has two children, Lyle and Ellie. According to her Instagram, she’s dating someone new and seems very much in love.
Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra recently had another child.
You probably remember Catelynn as the “16 & Pregnant” star who chose to place her baby, Carly, in an open adoption. After 10 years together, Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra tied the knot in 2015.
That same year they welcomed their daughter, Novalee. The couple also launched a children’s clothing line called Tierra Reign.
While being in and out of treatment for her mental health, Lowell suffered a miscarriage and returned to treatment to work on her health.
On September 13, she announced she was pregnant again.
“I’m not gonna let [mental health struggles] hold me back from one of the most beautiful things in life, which is children,” she told Us Weekly at the time.
In November, the pair announced they’d be trying a “trial separation” and they’d temporarily live apart before the birth of their next child. “We don’t want to see other people,” Catelynn told the producer on the series. “We’re not getting a divorce or anything.”
In February, the couple welcomed their third child, Vaeda Luma.
Catelynn still stars on “Teen Mom OG.”
Kayla Jackson has two sons.
When fans first met her on “16 & Pregnant,” Jackson was pregnant with her first child, Preston. In 2016, she welcomed her second child, Cedric, with boyfriend Matt Neyers.
But she isn’t thrilled with her experience with the show. In 2017, Jackson called the choice to go on the show “the worst decision I’ve ever made” in a lengthy tweet explaining her feelings to her followers. She said the show edited her life to make it appear much worse than it was.
Farrah Abraham continues to stir up controversy.
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Viewers first saw 17-year-old Farrah Abraham on “16 & Pregnant.” She was a cheerleader who was pregnant with her ex-boyfriend Derek Underwood’s child. Underwood died two months before their daughter Sophia was born.
Since then, Abraham has stirred up controversy on “Teen Mom OG” and in real life. She’s started up multiple businesses including a furniture store and a frozen-yogurt shop. Reportedly, she has since closed her furniture store and sold her frozen-yogurt brand.
Over the years she has openly shared her plastic surgery journey, undergoing multiple surgeries including a chin implant. In 2013, she starred in and released an adult film, reported Us Weekly. She also launched a line of sex toys in 2015.
In March 2018, Farrah Abraham was fired from “Teen Mom OG” after being confronted by the show’s executive producer about her mistreatment of the show’s crew and her participation in the adult-entertainment industry.
Though Abraham sued Viacom for “wrongfully terminating” and “sex-shaming” her, the lawsuit was amicably settled, according to Variety.
In November 2018, Abraham refused to be in the “Celebrity Boxing Match,” a charity match that spreads anti-bullying messages, that she had been promoting for months, as per TMZ’s reports.
Recently, she starred on the MTV series “Ex on the Beach.”
Ashley Salazar now has a son.
Salazar had her aunt and uncle adopt her baby on “16 & Pregnant,” a decision that was hard for her for years afterward. In an article for Parenting that she wrote in 2015, Salazar wrote that she was in college and she still got to see her daughter from time to time.
In 2017, Salazar and her first child’s biological father, Justin Lane, welcomed a son, Phoenix. Salazar and Lane are no longer together.
Jordan Cashmyer hasn’t had more children.
While on “16 & Pregnant,” Cashmyer and then-boyfriend Derek Taylor were homeless while she was pregnant with their daughter, Genevieve.
In 2016, she shared in a Facebook post that she was in rehab in 2014 for drug use, but is now “for the first time in a long time, thinking clearly.”
Earlier this year, she resurfaced on Instagram with her boyfriend Keith Boyer although it’s not clear if they’re still together or not.
Leah Messer is a mother of three.
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After getting divorced from the two fathers of her three children, Cory Simms and Jeremy Calvert, Messer (who still stars in “Teen Mom 2”) went to rehab for depression and anxiety.
In November 2018, Messer opened up about her past problem with prescription pill abuse while recording her podcast, as per Us Weekly’s reports.
In July 2018, Messer started dating Jason Jordan. In 2019, Messer confirmed the couple had broken up on an episode of “Teen Mom 2.”
Messer currently stars in “Teen Mom 2.”
Kristina Robinson is now Kristina Head.
On “16 & Pregnant,” the father of Robinson’s child passed away before their son, Lukas, was born.
Today, she’s married to TJ Head, and they have two sons together, Tommie and Layton.
Summer Rewis has since had another child.
While on season five of “16 & Pregnant,” Summer Rewis and her husband, DJ, struggled to prepare for a baby. At the end of the episode, she gave birth to their son, Peyton Daniel.
In August 2013, prior to the episode’s filming, Summer and DJ got married, though MTV referred to DJ as her boyfriend in the episode.
The couple has since had another child, but Rewis has recently shared on social media that she is no longer with DJ.
Ultimately, Rewis said she doesn’t regret being filmed by MTV.
“I don’t regret doing it,” she told The Ashley in 2016. “It was for a good cause. And everyone has different opinions, some good some bad. I think my episode was perfect. Right on point on everything that goes on in my life. There wasn’t anything at all left out that I can see.”
Amber Portwood has a son and daughter.
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Since her debut on “16 & Pregnant,” Portwood has had her share of ups and downs. The show followed her as she and Gary Shirley broke up and welcomed their daughter Leah into the.
“Teen Mom” followed Portwood through her turbulent relationship with Matt Baier, her jail sentence, and her candid discussions about her past drug use and mental health issues.
Today, Portwood seems to be living a much happier and healthier life. In 2018, Portwood and boyfriend Andrew Glennon welcomed their first child together, a son named James.
Her daughter, Leah, now also has a younger half-sister from her dad’s marriage to his wife, Kristina.
Portwood still stars on “Teen Mom OG,” though in 2018 she said she might quit the show.