It all started with 16 and Pregnant! With a show dedicated to young kids having babies, no wonder there is a lot of drama.
MTV has been able to turn the innocent little show into huge franchises. With Teen Mom OG, Teen Mom 2 and Teen Mom 3, we've watched these pregnant teens (and their kiddos!) grow up right before our eyes.
Some of the mom’s have remained fairly scandal free, such as Teen Mom 2’s Chelsea Houska, who is expecting baby No. 4 with hunk Cole DeBoer — his third child — and the loving couple is building their dream family farmhouse in South Dakota.
From porn debuts to drug problems, we’re taking a look at the biggest scandals in the Teen Mom universe.
Scroll through to see the top 10 scandals in 'Teen Mom' history.
David Eason Killed & Ate Pet Goat Elvis
He addressed the camera as he bit into the meat, saying, “If you’re wondering what a goat tastes like off the grill, well I’m here to tell you: tastes like chicken, tastes a little like beef or pork, and it’s real good.” The former Teen Mom 2 star then broke the disturbing news that “this is Elvis, the little baby we had last year.”
Amber Portwood Pulled Over For ‘Unlawful Driving’
Teen Mom 2 star Amber was pulled over for "unlawful driving." As per court documents obtained by The Blast, the reality star was cited with “unlawful driving of vehicle through or within a safety zone.“
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police issued the ticket to Amber on August 4, and she was charged a small fine. This adds to the list of Amber’s legal woes. Around the same time last year — on July 5, 2019 — she was accused of hitting her baby’s father with a shoe while he was holding their son, who was just one year old at that time.
Leah Messer’s Drug Abuse Problems
The stress of dealing with three kids — one who is disabled — and a crumbling marriage got the best of the Teen Mom 2 star. Leah developed an addiction to prescription pills, and people all over town were coming up to estranged husband Corey at the time telling him she was trying to constantly "score" pills.
Jenelle Evans Front Yard Brawl
In 2011, Jenelle was arrested and charged with assault after a brutal video went viral showing the then 19-year-old attacking another woman in a front yard in North Carolina. In the video, Jenelle is shown punching the woman in the face and taking her to the ground, where she continued to hit her before someone pulled her off.
Leah Messer Cheating Scandals
Leah Messer and Corey Simms were pregnant with twins after only a month of dating and were married a year later after the birth of their daughters. Before their marriage though, the two split up briefly when Leah reportedly cheated with one of her exes.
Leah started dating and married Jeremy Calvert — shortly after her divorce from Corey — and rumors quickly surfaced that the breakdown of that marriage was due to Leah cheating on him as well.
Mackenzie McKee In Talks With Porn Company
Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie McKee grew up in a very religious household. After marrying her baby daddy and welcoming baby No. 2, McKee was in talks with adult film company Vivid Entertainment to star in an adult film with her husband, Josh. The film never happened, but allegedly a tape between the two was stolen from Mackenzie's phone.
David Eason Killing Jenelle’s Beloved Dog Nugget
In 2019, Jenelle was fired from the hit reality show Teen Mom 2 after her husband allegedly shot and killed her beloved dog, Nugget, for biting their daughter — who was 2 years old at the time — in the face. Following the incident, Evans told UsWeekly that she “was working to fix” her marriage.
“This is a new chapter for me and my family,” she added. “I will continue to try what’s best for me and my family.” Jenelle has been continuously stuck by David and defended him online.
Briana DeJesus Getting An STD From Ex
Briana revealed in the Teen Mom 2 season 10 trailer that her baby daddy gave her an STD, and that she hasn’t “processed” it yet. Shortly after the trailer premiered, the mother-of-two told Celeb Magazine that: “Obviously, by now, my fans have seen the trailer where I confirm that Luis, my ex (and the father of my daughter, Stella) gave me an STD.
“With that being said… before you judge me – which I know you inevitably will – I wanted to at least explain myself and own up to the fact that yes, I made a mistake sleeping with him.”
Kailyn Lowry’s Abortion Shocker
“I went to the abortion appointment and, I just decided I wasn’t going to go through with it and I could’t do it,” she told In Touch. Ultimately she decided against the plan and adorable Creed was born on July 30.
Farrah Abraham’s Porn Career
Fired Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham is now known more for her antics outside of the show than she is known for appearing on the hit reality series.
The mother-of-one released her first adult film Back door Teen Mom — first playing it off as a leaked video — before completely owning it and turning it into a lucrative money making business.