Teen Mom OG: 8 Popular Couples Ranked From Worst To Best
Fans have gotten to know Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell, and Farrah Abraham since the four women first appeared on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant in 2009 and became reality stars with the incredibly successful spin-off Teen Mom OG. Over those years fans have watched the women fall in and out of love as they learned to be young parents, and for some many relationships came and went right in front of the cameras. From the beginning to now, take a look at eight of Teen Mom OG’s most popular couples ranked worst to best!
8. Farrah and Simon
Fans of the series really do not need an explanation as to why Farrah Abraham and her maybe boyfriend Simon Saran are the worst of the worst when it comes to Teen Mom couples. First of all, it is never clear cut as to whether they are actually in a relationship, and even when they are supposedly together it truly seems like they detest each other. Simon shows no real interest in Farrah or her life, and everything Simon says and does seems to infuriate Farrah to the point where fans have never seen the two have an actual conversation without it turning into some sort of argument.
7. Amber and Gary
It seems like so long since fans saw Amber and Gary together, but back in December 2009, when the first season aired, the pair were still together and trying to raise Leah as a couple. Right from the beginning of filming there was serious tension between them as a couple, and not a lot of respect in the relationship, but even after a breakup in season one, they got back together and moved forward with an engagement. Of course, the shouting matches and snide remarks did not stop and it was never more clear that the relationship was nothing other than toxic and both for both Amber and Gary, as well as Leah, when Amber’s anger caused her to turn to physically hitting Gary. In her memoir “Never Too Late” Amber also documented how off-camera the two would regularly get physical and even spit on each other, making it clear if there was ever a time they were a good couple, it was long gone.
6. Maci and Ryan
Now, Maci has two children with her new husband Taylor McKinney, and after following their story for quite some time, it is also hard to remember way back in the beginning when Maci and Ryan were still together. Given everything they have been through and the things they have said about each other, it is almost impossible to imagine the pair as a couple, but for fans who do remember, things weren’t so great when they were together at the beginning of Teen Mom. Although the pair were seemingly very in love at first, things changed quickly, especially for Ryan, when Maci became pregnant with Bentley. Fans got to see the fallout of Ryan’s emotions as he seemed to have very little interest in being a father, and a partner to Maci anymore, creating some very emotional and heartbreaking scenes that fans witnessed. The two have learned to co-parent Bentley now, eight years after his birth, but they were most definitely not in a healthy relationship during season one of Teen Mom before they finally called it quits.
5. Maci and Kyle
After being engaged and thinking a wedding was on the way, the breakup with Ryan was hard for Maci, but mid-way through Teen Mom season two, fans were introduced to her new boyfriend Kyle King. Fans instantly fell for the tall, sweet boy who Maci had actually known for years. For awhile Maci and Kyle were the real deal, as he became a big part of Bentley’s life and they moved into together. Maci and Kyle’s relationship was then featured on the series for the rest of season two, all of season three, and for most of season four. What fans didn’t see, however, was the bad. In her book ‘Bulletproof’ Maci reveals that Kyle actually had a lot of commitment issues and did cheat, and he really didn’t react when they finally split in 2012. Worst of all, when they bought their house together, it was all Maci’s money but everything was in Kyle’s name because he was older with better credit. After their breakup he used their house as a rental property and continued to make money on it even though it was Maci who put all the money into it.
4. Amber and Matt
Over the seasons, fans have seen Amber go in and out of relationships after finally breaking up with Gary. Now, her relationships with guys like Mike and Clinton are long forgotten, and her relationship with fiance Matt Baier has taken center stage. It is safe to say that not a lot of viewers are fans of Matt Baier for many reasons. There is the assumption that Matt is only using Amber for fame and money, as well as tweets showing him hitting on both Farrah and Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans, and of course there are many questions surrounding how many children he has and has made no effort to support. While Teen Mom OG audiences are not fans of the couple, it has to be said that through thick and thin they have stuck by each other and defended each other, which actually makes them a pretty good pair.
3. Gary and Kristina
Gary was still stringing Amber along when Kristina came into the picture and because of that, fans did not know how serious their relationship was. In episode four of season five it is revealed that Gary and Kristina were having a baby, and later that year it was revealed that Gary and Kristina had secretly wed after welcoming their daughter Emilee. Since, the two have proved to be extremely responsible and caring parents, and most importantly are very mature in dealing with their own relationship as fans have never seen any issues between the two. Kristina is supportive and often has great advice for Gary, and it is clear he values her opinion. Maybe they aren’t the most loved couple on the show, but it is quite clear they are very good together.
2. Maci and Taylor
At this point it is hard to ever imagine Maci with anyone other than Taylor McKinney. Since coming into Maci’s life, Taylor has stepped up to be an amazing stepfather to Bentley and has taken on not one but two of his own children with Maci in the span of a year with ease. Taylor has never shied away from responsibility, and his fun-loving, easy-going personality is a perfect balance for Maci. Despite being in their mid-20s both are mature and extremely in love, and always handle disagreements calmly. Fans love their love, making them definitely one of the best couples to ever be on the show!
1. Catelynn and Tyler
There could never be any question really on who was going to top this list. Fans were first introduced to Catelynn and Tyler when their 16 and Pregnant episode aired in July of 2009, and before that, they had already been together for nearly four years. Now, the pair have been together for 11 years and fans have been along for the ride for nearly seven of them. In that time Catelynn and Tyler have faced some of life’s toughest obstacles such as parents with extreme addiction problems, giving their daughter up for adoption and struggles within their own relationship. Through it all they have always loved and supported each other and it seems like they truly know each other better than they know themselves. They are by no means perfect, but the work they put into loving each other has been inspirational for many who have followed their story.