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.