11 Teen Mom Secrets Every Fan Should Know

  
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MTV has created a string of shows about teen pregnancy that have become widely successful. Along the way it’s no doubt these moms turned reality stars have met their fair share of bad press and suffered the cost of being under the microscope of public scrutiny — some more than others. But when it comes to reality television, it’s often meant to be taken with a grain of salt, which makes us wonder: How real are these stories? What is fake and what isn’t and who are these people when the cameras aren’t rolling? Here are some of the best kept secrets about the Teen Mom stars every fan should know:

11. Southern Moms

Out of the 47 teen moms featured on the first four seasons of 16 and Pregnant, 28 of the girls were from the south. This means more than half of the girls were from south of West Virginia or east of Texas.

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10. Kailyn Lowry Almost Quit

After season two of Teen Mom 2, Kailyn Lowry, who is arguably one of the more reasonable moms on the show was reportedly extremely angry at the way footage was edited. Kailyn said the intimate scene (a shower scene) between her and ex-boyfriend Jo was scripted. MTV wasn’t there when she cheated on her then-boyfriend Jordan with ex-boyfriend Jo, but producers made it seem like it happened while cameras were around. She later went back on what she said and sent out a tweet that said, “I never reenacted that hook up!” But it’s unclear whether she did so under obligation to MTV. She also said the scene where she confesses her indiscretion to Jordan was reenacted which is why she comes off so “coldhearted.” Jordan already knew about the cheating, but because of his contract had to reenact the conversation on camera.

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