Teen Mom: Ranking Of The Male Cast Members
After the success of MTV’s Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2, there were rumors that MTV wanted to do another spin-off, Teen Dads, focusing instead on the stories of the fathers adjusting to parenthood at a young age. The show never came to fruition for various reasons, but as fans of the Teen Mom series know, the male stars play a major part in the storylines especially as many of the couples are no longer together and have to figure out the difficult task of co-parenting. Many new guys have entered the picture and have had to adjust to not only dating someone new with cameras rolling but dating someone with a child. It may be called Teen Mom but the guys have a lot to do with the show, so we decided to break down a ranking of the current male stars.
13. Simon Saran
Simon Saran has now become somewhat of a regular on Teen Mom OG as the on-again, off-again boyfriend of controversial star Farrah Abraham. His sporadic appearances on the show land him last on this list, that and the fact he seems to have no real interest in Farrah or her daughter Sophia. He’s not a horrible guy but his attitude on the show is hard to read and although we aren’t really fans of Farrah, it seems as though his real interest is only in reality TV fame which he momentarily gives up when he has had enough of Farrah, but then comes back.
12. Matt Baier
Right from his first appearance on Teen Mom OG, fans have questioned Amber Portwood’s relationship with Matt Baier. Age is only a number but with him being almost 20 years Amber’s senior and declaring he was moving in after only weekend of visiting her, many were shocked. Now as more is known about him, the more he raises questions and concerns including the fact he has five (maybe more) of his own children whom he does not care for or pay child support for. Fans have also now learned that their cute meeting on Twitter story only came about after he tried hooking up with both Farrah Abraham and Jenelle Evans over Twitter before moving on to Amber. From what is seen on Teen Mom OG, Matt is good with Amber’s daughter Leah, but unfortunately, it seems all he wants from Amber is her reality TV fame and money.
11. Nathan Griffith
For years it seems that Jenelle Evans is making progress in her life only to fall three steps back. When she met Nathan Griffith it seemed she had finally escaped the cycle of drug-using and abusive boyfriends, but it was still shocking when the two decided to have a child together after knowing each other for under a year. Unfortunately, Nathan and Jenelle’s relationship also turned toxic and although he seems like a good father, we will get a better look at how they deal with co-parenting on the newest season of Teen Mom 2.
10. Adam Lind
To Adam’s credit, he has been working very hard to turn his life around, but as fans of Teen Mom 2 know the father to Chelsea Houska’s daughter Aubree has a lot to make up for. Only weeks before Teen Mom 2‘s season seven premiere on March 21, Adam went on an Instagram post where he exposed Chelsea’s and a lot of the casts’ salaries and stated he and Aubree will no longer be doing the show, and while it is unclear if he is sticking to that, it is just one instance where he has stirred up trouble because he feels he has been treated unfairly. While he seems to be a good father to Aubree and his daughter from Taylor, Paislee, it seems he has still paid no child support and only just recently began spending his entire visitations with them instead of leaving them with his parents. His numerous car accidents, jail stays and issues with alcohol make him not the most stable father on the show.
9. Cole DeBoer
After everything Chelsea went through with Adam, fans couldn’t be happier that she seems to have found the best guy ever. Cole DeBoer is now Chelsea’s fiance and he is sweet, smart and very good-looking. He has really stepped up for both Chelsea and Aubree, and from everything seen so far, makes an excellent stepdad.
8. Ryan Edwards
It has taken almost seven years for Ryan Edwards to finally come around. On 16 and Pregnant, he quickly had fans hating him for how disinterested he seemed in his new son Bentley with his now ex, Maci Bookout. Maci has done a fantastic job raising Bentley and has a better relationship with Ryan’s parents (who often spend Ryan’s time with Bentley instead of Ryan) than she does with him. Ryan seems too immature himself to know how to be a father, but he has recently been taking his time more seriously and has really worked on communication with Maci, and although he has come a long way, he has a long way to go.
7. Jeremy Calvert
When Corey and Leah didn’t work out, she found another awesome guy in Jeremy Calvert. It was very sad to see Leah and Jeremy’s marriage fall apart as well, but he seems to be a very committed dad. Even though Jeremy’s job had him away from his family for long periods of time he was a great stepdad to Leah and Corey’s twins and a great father to their own daughter Addison.
6. Taylor McKinney
After a couple other serious relationships, Maci Bookout has found her true love with Taylor McKinney. Taylor, like Maci, is very down-to-earth and sweet and had no problem settling in as a stepparent to Bentley and we knew he was great when even Ryan said he was awesome and awesome with Bentley. After welcoming their own daughter, Jayde, and son, Maverick, Taylor has been a doting dad and an awesome husband to Maci.
5. Javi Marroquin
After Kailyn Lowry’s stressful relationship and co-parenting of her son Isaac with her ex-boyfriend Jo, her husband Javi was the stability she needed. Unfortunately, Kailyn’s fiercely private nature and independent personality made it hard for Javi to always trust her, which led to some major fights, but he was always been a fantastic stepdad to Isaac as well as a great dad to their own son Lincoln, and a great husband to her.
4. Gary Shirley
A lot of fans don’t like Amber Portwood’s ex Gary Shirley for various reasons, but the fact of the matter is, he has had to step up in ways a lot of the other dads haven’t, and has done a great job. After they split, Amber was dealing with drug dependency issues which landed her in both jail and rehab and gave Gary primary full-time custody of Leah and he never faltered. He has provided a loving home for Leah and has made sure to keep her in a routine and on track with school all while marrying his girlfriend Kristina and welcoming their own daughter Emilee together. He may not always have the best approach to communicating with Amber, but Gary truly is a good dad.
3. Jo Rivera
Jo Rivera and Kailyn Lowry have come pretty far from when they first appeared on 16 and Pregnant. At one point it seemed they would never get along but in the most recent seasons of Teen Mom 2, Jo has proven he only wants to be the best dad he can be for Isaac. He moved his whole life to able to be only minutes away from Javi and Kailyn’s in order to be able to be there for Isaac and now he and Kailyn seem to be friends. Even though things disintegrated between Jo and Kailyn, he never once faltered in his duties as a dad.
2. Corey Simms
It has been a difficult road for Leah Messer and Corey Simms after they found out they were pregnant only a couple of months into their relationship when they were both teens. After welcoming twins Aliannah and Aleeah, things did not get easier as they discovered Ali has a rare form of muscular dystrophy causing many, many doctors and hospital visits, but Corey has been there for his girls every step of the way long after his marriage to Leah dissolved. He is level-headed and willing to do anything to make sure his girls have everything they need and has made sure to commit to co-parenting with Leah for the benefit of the twins. He is one of the stars who are not too fond of the fame, as is his new wife Miranda, but it will be interesting to see Corey adapt to life with his new daughter Remi at home.
1. Tyler Baltierra
Last but certainly not least is Catelynn Lowell’s husband Tyler Baltierra. Catelynn and Tyler are the only two to remain together since their episode of 16 and Pregnant and the only ones who decided to give their first daughter up for adoption when they were teenagers. Tyler has an unbelievable love for Catelynn that is so sweet to watch, and he has stood by her side through thick and thin and has matured so much since first appearing on camera. Now that they are married and parents to their second daughter Nova, Tyler has proved what everyone already knew… he is a great father and remains an amazing support system for his wife.
She’s got me wrapped around her little finger! My love for her is unmeasurable, indestructible, & unconditional…my little Tootie Fruitee is getting so big already! I am beyond blessed to be her father & to call her mother my wife. I am so in love with my family it’s crazy! #MyTootie #Four13Photography
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