Ranking all of the Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 couples through the years is an arduous task, but one The Hollywood Gossip is up for.
Hey, someone’s gotta.
If you’re a fan of the MTV franchise, you’ve seen quite a few significant others come and go, while some have been longtime staples.
Some relationships have been terrific, while others were (or are) utter train wrecks. Here, we break them all down from worst to first.
NOTE: Due to his tragic death before Farrah Abraham gave birth to their daughter Sophia, Derek Underwood has been left off this list.
Everyone else, however, is fair game … from the present to the distant past! Who do you think ranks number one? Do you agree?
29. Jenelle Evans and David Eason
David Eason is Jenelle’s current husband and the father of her third child. She likes to gush about how perfect they are together and how much of a “REAL MAN” he is, but … not so much. David has quite the criminal history and he’s been accused of domestic violence by two of his exes, and later by Jenelle herself, who claimed in a 911 call that he pinned her to the ground so hard she thought he broke a bone. He’s also allegedly abusive to her second son, Kaiser — at the very least, he’s controlling and mean to him. Oh, and then there was the time that he killed her dog and got all the kids temporarily pulled out of the home by CPS. Throw in all of the scary gun stuff plus the FBI investigation and the way the Teen Mom 2 crew was so scared of him that they refused to film when he was around (that little tidbit was definitely a big part of why she was fired from the show), then add in the fact that Jenelle seems set on proving everyone wrong and staying with him forever … it just CAN’T end well. That’s why this ongoing nightmare is the absolute worst.
28. Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon
Amber and Andrew didn’t have a great beginning to their relationship — they met on the set of Marriage Boot Camp where he was working and she was trying to salvage her relationship with Matt Baier while acting like an absolute nightmare. Still, apparently he saw something in her, and a couple of months after filming he had moved to Indiana to be with her, and shortly after, she got pregnant with their son, James. For a while, it looked like they might make it work, but things ended real quick after Amber beat him with a shoe and allegedly chased him with a machete, all while he was holding James. Since then, he’s said that she was emotionally and physically abusive for months before the arrest, and they’re still battling things out in regards to the custody of their son. Not a great love story, this one.
27. Jenelle Evans and Courtland Rogers
The worst of the worst right here … for a time, anyway. Even by her standards, Jenelle and Courtland were a total and complete disaster … almost worse than any couple in franchise history. Multiple arrests, massive drug abuse, one long stint in prison and a pregnancy that ended in an abortion tell you all you need to know. Jenelle, who has kids by three other sketchy dudes, would not go there with Courtland. Enough said.
26. Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley
Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley were awful together when they were actually together. He was extremely manipulative, she physically abused him … it was bad. Things are a whole, whole lot better between them now, but we’ll never forget seeing Amber trying to kick him down the stairs.
25. Chelsea Houska and Adam Lind
Chelsea Houska and Adam Lind were about as bizarre a couple as you could conjure up — basically because she seems to be a pretty great person and he’s, you know, Adam. Fortunately, she got it right the second time around (needless to say, she and her husband are much higher on this list) and the Housk has done the bulk of the parenting of their daughter Aubree. Meanwhile, Adam developed an addiction to meth and a string of domestic violence arrests, and now he’s only allowed to see Aubree at a visitation center, which he still doesn’t do. It’s probably only a matter of time before he signs over his rights for her like he did for his other child, Paislee.
24. Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer
There are so many “yikes” to be had when discussing the relationship between Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer. She was only 20 years old when she got married to him while he was high on heroin, and somehow things have only gotten worse since. He’s been arrested multiple times, he’s been spotted looking for hookups on Tinder multiple times, and he just can’t seem to kick that heroin habit. But no matter what, she’s stood by him, and they’ve even had a baby of their own with another one on the way, if you can even believe it. It’s … it’s such a bad situation.