MTV’s Teen Mom is definitely one of the network’s most successful series since beginning it all with 16 and Pregnant in 2009. After fans got hooked on the stories of these young moms, eight were selected to star in the spin-off series Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2, leading them from teenage mothers to reality stars in no time. Fans have invested themselves in all five seasons of Teen Mom OG and all seven of Teen Mom 2, and have seen the highest highs and lowest lows for each of the moms and their stories. Over the course of the years, they have all gone different directions, leading fans to applaud some and be absolutely appalled by others. Check out our ranking of the Teen Moms from worst to best.
8. Jenelle Evans
Jenelle Evans has without a doubt made major strides in the past year or so, but in the end, she can never get away from her past. Although it has been a long time since she signed custody of her son Jace over to her mother Barbara, it has not been an easy road for Jenelle to prove herself as a fit mother. She has been arrested 16 times in the span of five years, most recently in August 2015, proving that no matter how much she says she is changing, it never seems to actually happen. The effects of having a mother who constantly fights with her own mother, and all of her boyfriends, has clearly had a negative effect on Jace, which is not helped by the fact she had another baby with her ex-Nathan, even though she still didn’t have custody of her first son. No matter how much she does grow up, Jenelle never seems like she can handle the responsibility of being a mother.