Year In Review: The 20 Biggest Teen Mom Moments Of 2014
As 2014 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on everything that happened this year in the land of Teen Mom. From babies to breakups to exciting new business ventures, the girls (and guys!) of the show kept quite busy!
Here's a refresher course on and a timeline of this year's biggest TM headlines.
The year got off to a rough start in February, when word spread like rapid fire (maybe bad choice of words?) about Adam Lind's tragic car accident. He was thankfully pulled out of his car after he crashed it and just before it caught on fire, but the aftermath of the accident was detailed heavily on TM2's fifth season. Poor Chelsea Houska. And poor Aubree!
And Jenelle Evans’ big pregnancy reveal came in December, but in February came the news that she and Nathan Griffith were expecting a baby boy! The couple, along with her son, Jace, decked themselves out in blue for this gender-reveal photo shoot.
That next month, Farrah Abraham debuted a baby of her own….her music video. “Blowin’” was Farrah’s second foray into “music”—remember her single from 2012?—and her attempt at a pop music career gave more ammo to her haters. But as Taylor Swift says, haters gonna hate, you know?
But it was the general consensus that Teen Mom fans were proud of, rather than abashed at, Kailyn Lowry when she released her first book, Pride Over Pity, in April. The book was full of shocking revelations about her life, such as the fact that she got raped and had an abortion, but coming clean has made her all the more stronger.
In June, Jenelle welcomed Kaiser Griffith to the world, and we eventually saw her labor and delivery on Teen Mom 2‘s fifth season. That little guy has been one of the many reasons Jenelle’s stayed clean and sober throughout all of 2014. We’re so proud!
Also in June, Maci Bookout revealed that things were getting serious with her boyfriend, Taylor McKinney, who moved to Tennessee to be closer to her. In July, RadarOnline even reported that Taylor moved in with her!
But as far as the original Teen Mom girls go, nothing was more exciting than when Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra announced their pregnancy. There was pregnancy speculation since April when they revealed that they were trying for a baby, but the official reveal didn’t come until August when Cate was about four months pregnant. Shortly after that, the couple announced that they’re having a girl!
PS: Check out more adorable pics of Catelynn Lowell's baby bump right HERE!
And in August, the good news just kept coming. Just days after Catelynn’s big announcement, MTV confirmed that Catelynn and Maci, along with Amber Portwood, would be returning for a fifth season that’ll air in early 2015. The network also revealed that Farrah would not be a part of the reboot.
And never mind the reboot news—2014 was just generally really great for Amber. For one, she was out of jail, but secondly, she, like Kailyn, released her first book! Never Too Late hit stores in August and eventually led to Amber and Kail going on a joint book tour later that summer.
And minus that whole car accident tihng, life’s been otherwise great for Chelsea. Chelsea proved that she finally moved on from Adam when she debuted her hot beau, Cole DeBoer, on Instagram in late August. The couple is still very much together and we have an entire collection of cute photos of them from the past few months, BTW. Take a look HERE!
As for Adam? Not surprisingly, he spent much of 2014 in and out of jail—most recently his ex got him arrested and also issued a restraining order—and he’s threatened filing for custody with both Chelsea and his other baby mama, Taylor Halbur. And hello! The car accident! Here’s to hoping Adam’s 2015 is, you know, better.
Meanwhile, news broke in October that Gary Shirley is expecting a baby with his new girlfriend, Kristina! He hasn’t yet commented on the speculation, but one tweet about "rubbing the bun in the oven" made fans believe that it is indeed true. Guess we’ll find out soon enough!
And it seems as if Amber’s moved on just as much as Gary has. That same month, Amber debuted her mystery boyfriend on Twitter with this pic of their matching tattoos! We still don’t know his name or literally anything about this guy, other than the fact that he seems like a keeper and that they like taking and posting photos together. Guess we’ll have to stay tuned to the new season for deets.
But also in October, some news broke that would forever shake up the Teen Mom world as we know it—did Leah Calvert cheat on Jeremy?! Jeremy went on a Twitter rant accusing his wife of cheating with her ex, Robbie Kidd, and it hasn’t exactly died down. It’s been almost three months since this mess began and we still don’t know what’s going on with their marriage, but we would really like some answers.
Even though we can’t pinpoint the exact moment that Jo Rivera and Vee Torres broke up—they discussed their split on the season 5 reunion show—the lovebirds were back together by October, as Vee posted cute pics of them in their couples Halloween costume. Even though they’ve denied any engagement rumors, we have a good feeling about it potentially happening in 2015!
But unfortunately, we can’t say the same for Ryan Edwards and Shelby Woods. Ryan called things off with his longtime GF in November and after a short rekindle, they’ve since split again.
November also brought the sad news that Chelsea’s beloved puppy, Darla, passed away from surgery complications. Chelsea’s got a few other pups to keep her mind off her little Darla, but this loss really shook up those Houskas—and the TM community as a whole!
In happier news that same month, Catelynn and Tyler announced their plans for their first book. Conquering Chaos comes out in March, and will detail their lives with addict parents and discuss life after placing Carly for adoption.
Six months after Kaiser’s birth, Jenelle decided it was time to upgrade, so she and Nathan bought a new family home. In December, the growing Griffiths moved into a new place big enough for the two of them, along with all their pets and their kids Kaiser, Jace, and Nathan’s daughter, Emery. See photos from inside the new house right HERE!
And just this month came the big reveal that Leah would not be a part of Teen Mom 2’s rumored sixth season—except then there were reports that she has signed on after all. It’s still unclear if Jeremy will be on the show considering, you know, their marriage issues at the moment, but let’s just add this to the list of things we’re excited to learn more about in 2015.
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