10 Things You Didn’t Know About The ‘Teen Mom’ Series
The young teen moms first made their MTV debut on 16 and Pregnant and then were cast in their own show called Teen Mom. It began in 2009 and was on air until 2012, but was then brought back in 2015. It also inspired the spin offs: Teen Mom 2 and Teen Mom 3. The show highlights the struggles of teen mothers as they try to finish school, create stable relationships with their boyfriends, provide for their new family and deal with parents and co-parenting with their partners, all the while raising their children. MTV gets a lot of heat for glamorizing teen pregnancy and taking advantage of girls in challenging economic situations. As a result of this show, here are 10 things that the stars of Teen Mom can’t hide.
10. Adoption Story
Catelynn Lowell of the original Teen Mom show and her now husband Tyler Baltierra made their claim to fame on the show for making the responsible decision to put their child up for adoption, despite Catelynn’s mother’s obvious disapproval. The couple shared this private venture openly on reality TV along with the hardship of giving up a child to finish school. They now speak publicly about their struggle dealing with the adoption process and have co-wrote a book called Conquering Chaos.
9. Going to Couple’s Counselling
Many couples have come and gone throughout each season and series of Teen Mom. Most call it quits in the end, but, in the season six trailer, it looks like Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin’s happy marriage is on the rocks. The clip shows Lowry on her last day of vacation and being bombarded with texts from Marroquin claiming she is a bad mom. He claims she hangs out with her friends too much and doesn’t enjoy spending time with him, while she accuses him of being needy and wanting constant attention. Looks like therapy isn’t working for this so-called happy couple. Despite airing their dirty laundry on television, the two have since then reassured fans through social media that their marriage is still intact and better than ever.