7 Most Hated Teen Mom Dads Ever
It’s pretty clear from watching 16 & Pregnant and the spin-off series Teen Mom 2 and Teen Mom OG that being a young parent isn’t easy. Dr. Drew never misses an opportunity to point out the fact that statistics prove many teen parents don’t stay together, and it’s not uncommon for the father to walk away. Fans who’ve been following the reality series from the beginning have seen a lot of growth in many of the fellows on the show and some of the dads have really stepped up to the plate when it comes to caring for the child, but then there’s a few who still haven’t exactly picked up on what it takes to be a good father. Regardless, at the end of the day these stars will be judged by what viewers see on their television and some of the dads on Teen Mom just can’t shake their bad rep! Here’s a list of the 7 most hated Teen Mom dads ever:
7. Jo Rivera
There’s no denying that Jo Rivera is a great dad to Isaac and he’s totally stepped up to the plate when it comes to raising his son. He’s also one of the few parents in the Teen Mom franchise to make co-parenting work between two exes. The only reason his name is on this list is because he’s known to have a bit of a temper when it comes to dealing with Teen Mom 2 star, Kailyn Lowry. Viewers have seen these two bicker in front of Issac and, in the early days of their relationship, Jo was aggressively mean to Kailyn. He’s said some pretty horrible things to her in the past and had her and Issac kicked out of his parents’ house. To be fair to Jo, she hasn’t been the easiest to deal with considering she’s got a bit of a stubborn streak, but still, he’s not exactly a fan favorite. Another reason Jo lands on this list is because Kailyn has pointed out more than once on the show that Jo is unemployed. He most likely makes a good chunk of change for appearing on the show, but he really should focus on something other than his aspiring rap career.
6. Gary Shirley
Gary Shirley is the father of Leah from Teen Mom OG. For a long time he had an on-again-off-again ex-fiance, Amber Portwood. Despite the fact that a lot of fans don’t necessarily like Gary, he’s really been there for their daughter Leah. This was especially evident when he took over full care and responsibility of Leah while Portwood did a stint in jail. As a result, he is the primary custodian of Leah while Amber only gets to see her daughter every other weekend. The only negative thing to say about Gary Shirley is that his co-parenting with Amber could be a little better. He’s gotten much better in the most recent season, especially when he invited Amber and Matt over for a BBQ, but in the past he’s done a few questionable things and even withheld Leah from Amber in the past. We fully understand that the Teen Mom star hasn’t always been the most reliable mother in the past considering her history with drug addiction, physical abuse, controversial choices in relationships and her overall short temper, but Gary has done things to contribute to the problem. Remember when he used the cameras to ambush Amber and her fiance Matt about his children? Again, he’s shown much improvement lately, but his past actions are still fresh in many fans’ minds.