With a show titled Teen Mom, and as a spin-off of 16 and Pregnant, it is in no way surprising the MTV series is stocked full of drama. While having a baby at a young age is difficult enough, the women on Teen Mom OG, Teen Mom 2 and Teen Mom 3 all had it aired on the show, leading to a lot being revealed about their lives and relationships, and some of it was truly shocking and scandalous. On and off the screen the reality stars have gone through major ups and downs and tackled some big problems, handling some of them in not the best way possible, and thanks to their prominence as stars of the MTV series, whether or not the scandals were on the show, it could be guaranteed the media grabbed a hold of it. After several seasons, and 12 teen moms, check out the 11 biggest scandals.
11. Jenelle Evans — Animal Abuse
Without a doubt, Jenelle Evans, 23, is one of the most dramatic people to ever appear on the show and there is not much she is involved in that isn’t scandal worthy. Unfortunately that also means her pets are involved in her drama and the Teen Mom 2 star has been accused of animal abuse when it comes to her dogs, not once but twice. In the summer of 2014, an episode of Teen Mom 2 aired in which Evans is left to take care of her and her then-fiance’s two dogs, while she was eight months pregnant with their son Kaiser and her fiance Nathan was serving time in jail. In the episode, Jenelle screamed at one of the dogs who broke out of his crate and made a mess of the laundry room, she then dragged him through the garage and shut him in a crate with another large dog. After the episode and several viewers voicing concerns for her pets, Jenelle received a letter from PETA and MTV posted a message at the end of the episode about animal abuse and an additional video from Jenelle explaining the stress she was under at the time. In the summer of 2015, she received major backlash again after sharing a clip of her dog Jax playing with a live firework; however, both times she just shrugged the issues off and attacked anyone who commented on the situations.