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)
35. Maci Bookout vs. Taylor McKinney
34. Jenelle Evans vs. Chelsea Houska
33. Kailyn Lowry vs. Barbara Evans
32. Jeremy Calvert vs. Brooke Wehr
31. Briana DeJesus vs. Luis Miguel
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?
2. What to Expect When Chelsea’s Expecting
3. Easing Off the ‘Gram
4. Give It Away Now
5. The Evidence?
6. Bumpin’ Out
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)
2. Leah (Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley)
3. James (Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon)
4. Emilee (Gary and Kristina Shirley)
5. Carly (Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra)
6. Nova (Catelynn and Tyler)
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
2. Squeaky Clean
3. A Real Role Model
4. Serving a Purpose
5. Living the Dream
6. Here We Go
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
3. Speaking of Embarrassing …
5. Why Though?
6. It’s Gary Time
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!]
2. Amber Portwood
3. Not Much
4. A Quick Hobby
5. Forever Haute
6. Well …
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: