The franchise can be called Teenage mother – but almost the entire original teenage mom 2 Actors are now parents of teenagers themselves.
When the show premiered in 2011, the lives of four girls followed 16 and pregnant Season 2 – no one, least of all the cast, could have predicted that their children would grow up on television for more than a decade.
The original iteration of the show took MTV viewers behind the scenes of their teenage parenthood. Although each performer – Kailyn Lowry, Chelsea Hauska, Leah Messer and Jenelle Evans — all living in different parts of the country and having had different experiences with their children’s fathers, the battle of the foursome was the same when it came to the difficulties of being parents at such a young age.
In 2017, the cast grew with the addition of Briana DeJesuswho appeared on 16 and pregnant Season 3 – and later in the failed Teenage mother spin off teenage mom 3. In addition to bringing her own drama to the small screen, the Florida native caused a scandal within the cast when she first started dating Javi Marroquin, Lowry’s ex-husband. (The two called it quits in January 2018, a few months after making their relationship official on Instagram.)
For her part, Jade Cline rounded out the cast two years later and recorded her story Teen Mom: Young and pregnant to teenage mom 2.
Throughout the show’s 11 seasons, the four original girls — Lowry, Houska, Messer, and Evans — expanded their families. Both the “Coffee Convos” podcast host and the South Dakota native have four children each, while the Hope, Grace & Faith Author and North Carolina resident each have three.
For her part, DeJesus is a mother to two daughters, while Cline is a parent to one.
Of all seven cast members who will appear in the franchise, only three have chosen to proceed with the latest spinoff in the Teen Mom universe: Messer, DeJesus, and Cline all make an appearance Teen Mom: The Next Chapterwhich premiered in September 2022. (Evans, who was fired after his husband in 2019 David Eson killed her dog, had a brief appearance in the first episode of the new show.)
Houska left the series in 2020, while Lowry left in 2022 after Season 11 ended.
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