Teen Mom: Ranking the Most Insane Feuds of All Time!

From on-camera brawls to social media feuds and legal threats, the cast of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 sure know how to go hard.

Engagements. Breakups. Marriages. Babies. 

Moments that made you cringe ’cause they were so painful, or smile ear-to-ear. Scenes that were fights, or made you fight back tears.

The franchise really does have it all, and as such, it’s become one of the most entertaining in the history of the reality TV genre.

Below, we look back at some of the MTV gang’s most explosive feuds, and however you might rank them, this much is undeniable:

Way back then. Not so way back then. Last year. Last month. Last week. Probably right now. There is no shortage of beef.

NOTE: We’ve saved the craziest for last, so we suggest that you a deep breath, sit back, grab a hat and hold the f–k onto it …

36. Briana DeJesus vs. Leah Messer (and Others)

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When Briana DeJesus joined the Teen Mom 2 cast in 2017, she was not welcomed with open arms. In fact, she quickly became persona non grata at her first get-together with the cast – with one exception. Jenelle Evans, Briana said, “is the only one who was acting like her s–t ain’t stink. Plus she was the only one who wasn’t acting fake and choosing sides.” Leah Messer’s response was to “pay no attention to those who try to bring you down … they’re just envious of where you are and how well you’re doing.” As we’ll get to in a bit, relations haven’t exactly gotten more amicable since.

35. Maci Bookout vs. Taylor McKinney

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Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney’s relationship has produced three kids, and they seem very happily married … most of the time. Like, 85 percent of the time. Bookout alarmed fans with the confession a few years ago that revealed some trouble in paradise: “Eighty-five percent of the time we’re good to go … Fifteen percent is hell. All of our stress and emotions, we take out on each other. When the cameras leave, we’ll drink and freak out. It’s always literally the smallest things. It’s such small stuff but it blows up. It’s not going to go away.” Yikes … but at least they’ve had plenty of time to work on things?

34. Jenelle Evans vs. Chelsea Houska

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So Jenelle has this weird thing about Chelsea — she accused her of copying her because she made a website for herself after she’d already made her own, because making a website is something totally special and unique. She also kind of accused Chelsea of copying her when she gave birth to Watson the day after Jenelle gave birth to Ensley, which is just wild. On another occasion, Jenelle went off about Chelsea ignoring her older daughter, Aubree, after having Watson, insinuating that she’s a bad mother. Chelsea liked a tweet from someone who called Jenelle “pathetic” for bringing up Aubree, which is pretty much the most she’s ever participated in this feud.

33. Kailyn Lowry vs. Barbara Evans

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This one is pretty weird — one time Babs “jokingly” threatening to “kill Kail” during an Instagram Live session with Jenelle. Lowry was understandably not amused and threatened to quit the show over Barbara’s threats. That didn’t happen, of course, and it’s no longer an issue since Jenelle and her family are no longer on the show, but how bizarre, right?

32. Jeremy Calvert vs. Brooke Wehr

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Brooke Wehr was never a Teen Mom 2 cast member, but due to her mercurial relationship with Jeremy Calvert, her impact was felt just the same. A few years ago, the couple’s engagement ended after Brooke accused Jeremy of cheating on her with multiple women, one being a Teen Mom 2 producer, another being her best friend, and a third possibly being his ex-wife Leah Messer. Brooke even shared a screen shot of a text message conversation between Jeremy and the best friend as proof, while Calvert responded in a drunken stupor that yes, maybe he did sleep with Brooke’s best friend, but … only because Wehr slept with some other guy first. Or, as he put it, Brooke was “f-cking his brains out, every day,” and he was single, so “my dick was happy to do whatever the f-ck it wanted to do, and it did.” Shocking that these two didn’t work out … but neither party was completely off base with their allegations. Just saying. Jeremy and Leah did hook up.

31. Briana DeJesus vs. Luis Miguel

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Briana hooked up with Luis in a bathroom while she was drunk, and she got pregnant. They tried to make a relationship work, but he cheated on her and was generally just not great. He’s never really been around for their daughter, Stella, but he did come back around last year for a bit. Briana even decided to give him another shot — except this time, she got the clap. So yeah, they’re not on the best terms.

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Chelsea Houska: Hiding a Baby Bump? Pregnant With Fourth Child?!

Chelsea Houska is different from the other moms in the Teen Mom franchise in one very important way:

While Jenelle Evans and company serve as dire cautionary tales, Chelsea is a walking happy ending.

Ever since Houska married Cole DeBoer, it’s seemed as though her life gets better with each passing year.

And now, Chelsea may be hiding even more good news:

Fans suspect that the South Dakota native is pregnant with her fourth child!

Yes, many Teen Mom obsessives have been poring over Chelsea’s most recent pics, and they’re convinced she’s concealing a baby bump.

Take a look at the evidence and decide for yourself:

1. Knocked Up?

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Fans think Chelsea Houska is trying (and failing) to conceal a baby bump in her latest photos. Many are now convinced that the Teen Mom 2 star is expecting her fourth child.

2. What to Expect When Chelsea’s Expecting

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Now comes the time when fans begin dissecting Chelsea’s every social media post in search of signs that she’s got a bun in the oven.

3. Easing Off the ‘Gram

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For one thing, Chelsea has been posting less frequently in general. This pic of her and husband Cole DeBoer is from nearly a week ago.

4. Give It Away Now

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Houska’s most recent pic is this one, in which she poses with a camera she’s giving away. Fans have remarked on what they feel is a bit of strategic cropping.

5. The Evidence?

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Chelsea’s followers are pointing to scant “evidence,” such as this pic, in which they claim that Houska appears to be hiding a bump.

6. Bumpin’ Out

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This is another recent photo of Chelsea. As you can see, she’s hanging out with friends — but fans zeroed right in on her midsection.

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Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2: The Complete Babies and Children Guide!

The girls from Teen Mom are good at many things.

They’re good at creating reality show magic, and they’re good at writing memoirs.

Some of them have even tried to start music careers, and while none of those were actually good … well, it was nice that they tried.

But we can probably all agree that the area where the Teen Moms really excel is the baby-making area.

Because they have so. Many. Babies.

1. Sophia (Farrah Abraham and Derek Underwood)

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Oh, Soph. Unlike many of her Teen Mom tot counterparts, Sophia lives the life of luxury, thanks to her mother, non-porn star Farrah Abraham. Seriously, the younger Abraham has had her own clothing line, dabbles in child modeling, receives $900 when the tooth fairy pays a visit, and is even beginning her own music career. (Sophia’s father, Derek, died in a car accident while Farrah was still pregnant; Derek’s grave is the site of many memorable TM scenes, which some believe to be shamelessly orchestrated by Farrah). Sophia is going to be a handful when she grows up at this rate … the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as they say.

2. Leah (Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley)

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Amber Portwood shares darling little Leah Shirley with her ex, Gary. Gary has custody, and he’s had it since Amber went to prison a few years back for all that domestic violence and drug stuff. Leah seems like a really smart, sweet girl, which is all thanks to Gary and his wife, Kristina — from what we’ve seen, Amber doesn’t spend a whole lot of time with her.

3. James (Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon)

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Amber welcomed her second child, James, with Andrew Glennon in the spring of 2018. Their relationship survived about a year after that, because as it turned out, Amber still had a violent streak. She was convicted of assaulting Andrew in 2019, and now they share custody of James — and Amber isn’t allowed to show him off on the show.

4. Emilee (Gary and Kristina Shirley)

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Gary went on to have one child after leaving his disastrous relationship with Amber — he and his wife, Kristina, have a daughter named Emilee.

5. Carly (Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra)

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When step-siblings turned lovers Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra made the decision to give their baby Carly up for adoption, it marked one of the most touching, bittersweet moments in reality TV history. What made it all the more incredible was that they stayed involved in her life – albeit with some bumps in the road – ever since.

6. Nova (Catelynn and Tyler)

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Tyler and Catelynn kept and are raising Novalee Reign Baltierra together, not that it’s been easy. Catelynn has struggled greatly with postpartum depression, leading to multiple inpatient stays at a psychiatric facility in Arizona.

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Chelsea Houska: Please Don’t Look at My Racist Social Media Posts!

Chelsea Houska is definitely a Teen Mom favorite.

So many people who watch the show love her, probably because she’s one of the very, very few Teen Mom cast members who has never been in any kind of scandal.

Or, well, that used to be true.

Unfortunately, we’re learning that in the past, Chelsea has made some pretty offensive comments on social media.

And while she’s trying to hide that now, the internet never forgets …

1. Uh Oh

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If Chelsea was your fave … well, sorry ’bout it.

2. Squeaky Clean

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Chelsea has always been so popular with Teen Mom fans because unlike so many of the other moms, she always seemed to easy to root for.

3. A Real Role Model

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She never lost custody of her children, she never assaulted anyone — on the show, we see her happy and stable, and really the only bad times she’s ever had have been because of abusive monster Adam Lind.

4. Serving a Purpose

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These days, she tends to serve as sort of a palate cleanser between all the drama and sadness that’s usually the focus with the other cast members.

5. Living the Dream

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After all, she’s got an adorable husband, three precious children, a supportive family — it’s nice to see, right?

6. Here We Go

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But now it’s starting to look like Chelsea’s reputation may be taking a major, major hit.

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Teen Mom: The Definitive, Tragically Trashy Tattoo Guide, Back and Trashier Than Ever!

If you’re a fan of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2, then you know that many of the people on the MTV reality shows have tattoos.

You also know that a lot of the tattoos …

… well, they aren’t that great.

Some are poorly done, some are  kind of strange, and some are nightmarish and horrifying and just so completely, unbelievably bad.

So steady yourself, perhaps grab some smelling salts and some pearls to clutch, and let’s rank all the Teen Mom ink we can get our eyes on!

1. Amber’s Tattoo of Leah

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Here, let’s just start with the worst of the worst, all right? This is Amber Portwood’s portrait of her daughter, Leah. It’s right on her stomach, it also features a gigantic rose, and it’s not finished. Will she ever get it finished? It’s hard to say. We will ever be able to get this haunting image out of our heads? Unlikely.

2. Choices

Since we’re already talking about Amber’s tattoos, she also got this matching tattoo with Matt Baier, back when they first started dating. It reads “vero amore,” which is supposed to be Italian for “true love.” So that’s embarrassing.

3. Speaking of Embarrassing …

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Matt also has this huge tattoo of Amber’s name right on his forearm. Just right there on his arm where he has to look at it all day, every day.

4. Ugh

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Matt actually has several tattoos, many of which you can see on his nude book cover. We won’t waste more time on him here, so if you feel the need to look more closely at his naked greasy bod here, then you have our blessing. However, we will say that on his other arm, he has a couple of Chinese characters that he says mean “clean and sober,” but that Teen Mom detectives have actually determined mean “Lisa.”

5. Why Though?

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As hard as it may be to believe, Matt isn’t the only guy to get Amber Portwood’s name tattooed on his body — Gary Shirley made the exact same mistake. Thankfully he was smart enough (???) to get the tattoo on his shoulder instead of on his forearm though, and he’s since covered up.

6. It’s Gary Time

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Gary also has a … what is that, a sun? A blob with tentacles? Whatever it is, he’s also got some tattoo right in the middle of his chest, peeking out through all his body hair.

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Teen Mom: How the Cast Members Make SO MUCH MONEY … and Who’s the Richest [UPDATED]

One of the cool things about being on Teen Mom is that you make a lot of money.

Like, a lot.

The moms and the original dads make hundreds of thousands of dollars per season, if you can even believe it, and they also get to travel for free if MTV is filming, which is pretty neat since we’ve been seeing a lot more vacations on the show recently.

But besides the show itself, cast members are pulling in crazy amounts of cash from all kinds of wild and crazy places.

“Like where?” you may be wondering.

Well, wonder no further …

[We’ve updated the list for 2020 so that you can enjoy the slow financial declines of Jenelle Evans and Farrah Abraham. You know you’ve been waiting for this!]

1. Dang

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As we’ve said, the original cast members — the moms and the dads of their first children — all make the same amount, which is somewhere in the neighborhood of $350,000 to $400,000 a season. But what else does everyone do?

2. Amber Portwood

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Let’s start with reviewing Amber’s side hustles — this will be the easiest to do, because she really doesn’t have any.

3. Not Much

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She shares articles on her Instagram page, which brings in some money, and she did appear on that one season of Marriage Boot Camp a couple of years ago, so that’s something.

4. A Quick Hobby

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For a little while there, she got into flipping houses with Matt Baier, but she hasn’t done that since he’s been gone.

5. Forever Haute

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She did have that sketchy clothing company for a little while, Forever Haute, but she hasn’t talked about it in a very long time, and the brand’s Facebook page hasn’t been updated for a year and a half, so it’s probably safe to say that that’s done.

6. Well …

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Right now, she’s facing years in prison after assaulting Andrew Glennon, so she’s probably not thinking so much about her next business venture, you know?

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Chelsea Houska: Adam Lind’s Mom Is Ruining My Life!

In its earliest years on the air, the Teen Mom franchise highlighted the many perlis of becoming pregnant at a young age.

Of course, one of the big ones was not immediately evident to the show’s young stars:

Namely, the fact that when you have a kid with someone, you’re stuck with them for life.

Take Chelsea Houska and Adam Lind, for example.

The former couple has been broken up for years, and these days, Chelsea is happily married to Cole DeBoer.

But because they have a child together, Chelsea and Adam are bonded for life, a set of circumstances that Houska griped about on Tuesday night’s Teen Mom 2 reunion special.

Taka a look:

1. It Never Ends

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Chelsea Houska has been broken up with Adam Lind for several years. But because the two of them have a child together, he’ll always be a part of her life.

2. Stuck In the Middle

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Chelsea and Adam are parents to 9-year-old Aubree, and while Lind has been absent throughout much of the girl’s life, he still manages to be a thorn in Houska’s side.

3. Family Ties

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On the most recent season of Teen Mom 2, Houska clashed with Adam’s mom, who complained that she doesn’t get to see Aubree enough.

4. Safety Precautions

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Currently, Adam is only permitted to see his daughter at school events or during supervised visits at a state-run location.

5. A Mile-Long Rap Sheet

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This is a necessary precaution resulting from Lind’s many, many run-ins with the law, several of which have landed him behind bars.

6. Absentee Adam

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As longtime TM2 viewers are aware, Lind has often failed to set up visits with Aubree, or to show up for visits once they’re scheduled.

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