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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Teen Mom Cancels Filming, Shuts Down Production Due to Coronavirus Threat

There is something very dangerous in the world of Teen Mom, and for once, we don’t mean David Eason.

Thanks to the coronavirus, all producers and film crews have been rushed home, suspending filming.

While many of us were checking food reserves and practicing social distancing, The Ashley was on the case.

They report that on Friday, March 13, everyone associated with Teen Mom received an important email.

An email similar to what many of us received in recent days.

Executive producers, including Morgan J. Freeman, ordered everyone to shut down filming and production and to head home.

Several of the stars had been filming in the past week.

After the email, pruduction professionals departed from any Teen Mom residences or shoots and headed home, many by plane.

Field teams travel extensively, and any one of them might film multiple stars over the course of a season.

Those who work out of a specific Viacom office in New York have additionally been asked to work from home.

All employees are asked to get tested if they are experiencing symptoms, though of course that is easier said than done.

Not all Viacom shows have shut down just yet.

However, the executive producers explained to their team members that they had made this hard choice.

Their concern is the safety of producers and the film crew, not to mention of the reality stars themselves.

And while COVID-19 is said to be less devastating among most children, no one would want to feel responsible for passing on the illness to a little kid.

So how long will this current policy last?

At present, the suspension of all filming will last for two weeks.

This length of time has been something of a buzzword as experts suggest that people prepare to remain isolated for everyone’s safety.

Even those who have displayed no symptoms may be infected and could easily spead the virus to others by going out in public.

Unfortunately, it had been scheduled for the Teen Mom OG Reunion special to be filmed in New York during the next few weeks.

Traveling from various points in the US just to film on stage is probably inadvisable.

Particularly when filming a Reunion involves multiple women seated upon the same couches, well within the forbidden six-foot rage.

At this point, given how many people are irresponsibly going out to public spaces without real need, the Reunion may get postponed.

Obviously, it will be some time until any of the interruption to filming becomes apparent to viewers who only follow the stars on TV.

In the mean time, those who keep up with Teen Mom via social media or reports like this can remain apprised of what they’re up to.

Regardless of what we think of them as people or as parents, we all hope that the entire Teen Mom family is safe and sound.

In the meantime, the rest of us can learn what symptoms to recognize in ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.

We can all remember that medical experts and governments have advised those with COVID-19 to take precautions.

Most importantly, we can self-isolate in our homes as much as possible, postponing group activities or having them online.

This is a pandemic, folks.

TV shows and movies throwing away millions to keep their stars and crews safe should drive home that message.

Kailyn Lowry: Hate Over This Pregnancy Has Been Next Level

Teen Mom 2 cast member Kailyn Lowry is pregnant with her fourth son, and is already being hounded by anxiety.

Unfortunately, it’s not the only thing giving her a hard time.

She is besieged on social media by hateful trolls who are furious with her, with this pregnancy, and by every choice that she has ever made.

Kailyn Lowry is not new to fame.

She is also not new to hate.

But this is another level.

According to her recent tweet, the recent deluge of vitriol that she has received across social media is all but unprecedented.

It doesn’t just come from random bullies, but by dedicated and longtime viewers.

“The hate I get from followers and viewers is on another f–king level,” Kail laments on Twitter.

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The replies to her tweet are ample evidence that she’s not wrong.

“Do you ever pause to wonder why?” one follower asks.

Another opines: “And it’s all deserved”

“Accountability feels like an attack when you’re not ready to recognize your toxic behavior,” a reply quotes.

“Look in the mirror from time to time,” one tweet reads, “and You May get some answers.”

“People comment on your choices,” another reply says. “Make better choices, get better comments. Simple.”

“Well it’s either the millions of haters or maybe it’s you,” suggests another tweet.

Clearly, people are telling Kail that she deserves nonstop and vicious trolling.

“I’m just glad you stopped calling us fans,” a follower rudely expresses.

“Unfortunately,” a reply explains, “its because your life is public and you don’t make the greatest decisions.”

“When you post things about how the ‘cancer industry’ isn’t looking for a way to put themselves out of business,” one follower says.

That tweet continues: “It is a slap in the face to every survivor, patient, caregiver, and more.”

But Kailyn also received supportive replies, of course.

“Block them!!!” one fan tweeted, echoing similar sentiments that Kail may want to take a social media hiatus.

“I do!” Kail replies. “But there’s sooooo many.”

She even responded to a tweet suggesting that people have good reason to give her a hard time on Twitter.

“I don’t care why! Not everyone is gonna like me,” Kail replies. “That doesn’t mean [people should] tag me in every single opinion and hate comment.”

Some people tag their own hate. Also, tagging someone below someone else’s criticism of a famous person is known as snitch-tagging.

As the name suggests, it was originally intended as a way for someone’s fan to draw a famous person’s wrath upon a critic.

In reality, it is more likely to simply hurt the famous person’s feelings.

A lot of the vile things that people say about Kail can be broken down to slut-shaming, biphobia, or plain ol’ misogyny.

Of all of the replies to her tweet, the only negative ones that seemed to carry any water were the tweets about her belief in medical conspiracy theories.

While it’s true that Lux and Baby #4 would be better off being vaccinated, shaming Kail won’t convince her to make better choices.

Fans can’t make stars be responsible parents. That job should fall to the government.

The 27-year-old reality star has already opened up about how Chris Lopez got her pregnant on purpose.

She had a restraining order against him at the time, and says that, for legal reasons, she cannot go into detail.

Kail has alluded to domestic violence, which is not the first time that fans have heard that serious crime associated with Chris.

In the end, maybe people should consider that Kail has a lot going on behind the scenes that make this an emotional time.

Don’t be cruel.

Kailyn Lowry Reveals the Real Baby Daddy of Son #4

Longtime Teen Mom 2 cast member Kailyn Lowry recently confirmed that she is pregnant again and expecting a boy.

Again, Kail says she’s prepared to raise her baby alone … which has led to widespread speculation among her fans.

After some celebrity gossip sites (not THG) posted an alleged twist in her baby daddy saga, Lowry’s setting the record straight.

Specifically, she took to social media to address chatter that Chris Lopez – her third son’s father – is not gonna be her fourth.

With rumors mounting that Baby #4’s baby daddy is not who fans think it is, she knew that she had to reveal the truth.

“Word on the street kails new [baby daddy] isn’t Chris,” a series of direct messages published by a fan blogger said.

“The guy she was/is messing around with works at a… dealership in Dover… and this comes from a reliable source.”

Supposedly.

According to whatever “Teen Mom Mama Drama” is, the source also claimed: “I know she told him he was the [baby daddy].”

Wow, that sounds both groundbreaking and specific.

And here we all were assuming that Chris Lopez had given Lux his first full brother. Is that all a cover story to mask the truth?

“It looks bad that I have 3 baby daddies,” Kailyn acknowledges.

“I get it. But I don’t sleep around,” the MTV star adds, defiantly.

Kailyn notes “and anyone close to me f–king knows that.”

She makes a good point. Having multiple baby daddies over the course of years, or a decade, is not the same thing as banging a new dude daily. (Which is also fine if done responsibly.)

“I don’t say s–t when outlets report FACTS,” Kailyn insists.

She emphasizes that this means “things I cannot dispute.”

“But this is low,” Kail characterizes these bizarre rumors.

Low indeed. And false.

At the end of the day, it sounds like Chris Lopez is the father / sperm donor of Lowry Baby #4, just as he was of Lux.

And whatever you think about them as a couple, “please, stop spreading blatant lies about me,” Kailyn urges.

As she has said, if you want to take a swing at her, you had better use established facts to do so.

And there’s plenty of material. She didn’t vaccinate Lux and likely plans the same medical neglect of her fourth child.

But hey, she’s open about it. If you come for her, use real information instead of DMing fabrications over social media.

“People need to mind their own anyways,” one fan comments.

“Your a dam good mum!”

“Your kids are loved and well taken care of, anyone can see that,” the fan argues. “Hell have 10 babies to 10 dif people who cares haha.”

“Ive got 5 sons and 3 dif dads i could care less what anyone thinks,” the fan says. “Dont let anyone get ya down.”

Another writes: “it is what it is. You’re a great mom. Can’t knock you down.”

Towards the start of this month, and following weeks of pregnancy rumors, Kailyn announced to the world that she’s with child.

At the time, she was 16 weeks along. After some consideration of an abortion, she decided to go through with the pregnancy.

Lowry feels confident she made the right decision.

Kailyn is already a mother of three boys, Isaac, Lincoln, and Lux.

But as a reality star, published author, and millionaire, all before the age of 30, she can afford to add another member to the family.

Many families could not say the same. Nor could they withstand the kind of tumult Kail has had to teal with re: Christopher Lopez.

Lux famously went nameless for weeks after his birth as Kail hoped that Chris Lopez would weigh in on this minor detail.

Ultimately, she awarded her son a name anyway.

Sometimes, it’s a hard lesson to learn, and certainly sad in some ways, but kids don’t always actually need both parents.

Kail has enough love and resources for all three of her sons (two of which have present fathers) and for the one on the way.

That doesn’t mean that she wouldn’t love to have a daughter, though. Maybe when she tries for #5 in a few years …

Kailyn Lowry to Fans: Stop Bashing Jenelle Evans’ Kids!

Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry is a mother of three children with her fourth child on the way.

She just shared a video in which she showers Lux, her youngest (born) child, with love.

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But when a fan’s praise of Lux insulted her longtime co-star Jenelle Evans’ daughter, Ensley, Kail was there to shut it down.

“Are you the cutest boy?” Kailyn Lowry asks her two-year-old son, Lux in the video that we have included with this post.

He very correctly replies “Yes,” smiling happily at his mother.

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“You are?” she prompts, seeking confirmation.

Once again, Lux answers in the affirmative.

“Say cheese,” Kailyn asks.

Look at this angel.

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The son of Lowry and Chris Lopez – who’s also the father of her soon-to-be fourth child – smiles, flashing his tiny little baby teeth.

“I love you!” she tells him, which he echoes back at her.

They both tell each other: “So much. SO much!”

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For some reason, a Twitter user decided to do what trolls on Twitter do, and make childhood speech a competition, pitting two-year-old Lux against Jenelle Evans’ youngest child.

“He talks 10 [times] better than Ensley, is clear, and actually comprehends,” the reply reads, clearly insinuating that Jenelle is a bad mother or that Ensley is a failure or both.

Either way, it’s ridiculous.

Notably, Lux and Ensley (above) were both born in 2017. Ensley is now three years old. But as far as Kail is concerned, that’s where the comparisons should end.

“I’m sure she will get there,” Kail told the commenter.

“All babies / kids learn at their own pace.”

A gentle mic drop, but a mic drop just the same.

Kailyn is absolutely right about development.

Plenty of young children who are positively brilliant may not begin speaking until they are two years old.

Others may begin talking in individual words or even simple sentences before they are ten months old.

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If you’re from a family where most children tend to speak early, it can be strange to see a celebrity’s one-year-old not talk yet.

But it’s not abnormal.

“That’s so mature of you,” one person wrote regarding Kailyn’s soft clap-back. “I love this. (And I’m not a fan of her – Jenelle)”

“BUT children are not at fault for ANY adult drama,” the Lowry fan continued. “PERIOD! #Respect”

“[Kail] I will give you credit for this. I guess you showed a bit of maturity today. You get a [cookie]”

“This, by far, has been your best tweet.”

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Ensley is, arguably, at something of a disadvantage when it comes to development, albeit not for this reason.

Long before David Eason shot her dog, he and Jenelle were accused of both abusing and neglecting their kids.

Children speak and learn better with enrichment, love, and stimulation. It’s hard to argue Dave Eason provides this.

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An abusive household can have lifelong adverse effects – whatever your issues with Kail, her kids are not exposed to that.

Kail is pregnant with her fourth child; Lowry has seen Isaac, Lincoln, and now Lux speak and learn and form sentences.

She understands child development because she has watched it take place again and again.

And let’s face it, she’s a Teen Mom star. Of course she’s seen other kids develop in real time and noted the differences.

Speech development isn’t a race, and Kailyn knows that. Kailyn didn’t have to go to bat for Ensley, yet she did anyway.

She’s a mother, and she knows kids don’t deserve flack for anything, let alone for things that they cannot control.

It’s not Ensley’s fault that she’s Jenelle and David’s daughter. No one would choose such a situation if they could.

If you want to throw shade at Jenelle, you will not find a shortage of reasons to engulf her in a storm of shade.

Just don’t insult those kids in the process.

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Teen Mom 2 Ratings Plummet: Can Jenelle Evans Save the Show?

Jenelle Evans has told followers that she’s ending her very effed up marriage to David Eason.

But while fans think through the consequences of this decision and even give Evans props for finally arriving at it, they must also now deal with a brand new rumor:

Jenelle Evans may be embarking on a brand new beginning with Teen Mom 2.

According to a new report, the once unthinkable notion of re-hiring Evans is at least being thought about by MTV executives, as they deal with a major drop in the show’s ratings and interest.

Just how bad has it gotten? And could this actually come to fruition?

Scroll down for some facts and some speculation…

1. She’s Outta There!

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It took a very long time, but MTV finally came to its sense in May 2019 when it fired Evans from Teen Mom 2, doing so after the troubled star’s husband, David Eason, shot and murdered their family dog. This actually happened.

2. MTV Had Already Fired Eason, Of Course

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Said the network in a statement this past spring, referencing how it had ended its affiliation with Eason over his many instances of homophobia: “MTV ended its relationship with David Eason over a year ago in February 2018 and has not filmed any new episodes of Teen Mom 2 with him since. Additionally, we have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019 and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season.”

3. How Did Evans Handle The Firing?

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Not terribly at the time. “I was a little bit shocked but I saw it coming,” she told Us Weekly afterward. “It’s shocking still but I respect their decision and have nothing but love for MTV. This is a new chapter for me and my family. I will continue to try what’s best for me and my family.”

4. More From Evans:

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“David has been here for me since the news broke, he told me to not worry about it and to stay positive,” she added in May. “I’m keeping busy and staying focused on my kids and my animals and my business endeavors which have been planned for months. I’m working to fix my marriage as well and moving forward.”

5. Who Was Brought in to Replace Jenelle?

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Jade Cline. She debuted in September 2019 by arguing a lot with her baby daddy, which would make it seem like she’s fitting in very well, right?

6. Jade Certainly Thinks So

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“I wouldn’t consider myself a replacement,” Cline told TMZ this fall. “I think I have a good storyline and my story is really relatable to people. I’m just raw with my story so I hope people really relate to it.”

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Chelsea Houska Dishes on Adam Lind, Teen Mom 2, and Her Family’s Future

Chelsea Houska is easily one of the most beloved stars (maybe THE most beloved) of the Teen Mom franchise, and with good reason.

A big part of her appeal is that she keeps her head down and focuses on her own life, unemcumbered by the trappings of fame.

With that said, the pride of South Dakota sat down with the Don’t Tell Mom podcast to open up about a number of topics.

(Big shoutout to The Ashley for her very good transcription of the highlights.)

The Housk dishes on her troubled ex, what it’s really like to be a Teen Mom 2 star and how that has changed over the years.

On a family note, she and husband Cole have a lot of plans for the future – in terms of reality TV and growing their family.

Take a look at what Chelsea (and even Cole) shared below:

1. The Housk!!

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“I probably should have gotten permission technically to do this podcast,” Chelsea, who fans are always dying for updates from, admits. “To even do articles, we’re supposed to go through MTV Press, but I don’t think people do that anymore. I don’t like to break rules!” She’s so relatable!

2. She’s been coming out of her shell

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“This last year I feel like I’m kind of growing as a person,” Chelsea acknowledges. “Before I used to hide in my house, literally, hide in my house, all the time. Now I’m trying to put myself out there a little bit.”

3. That’s why her social media presence has been ramping up

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“We are so lucky for the opportunities we have due to this platform,” Chelsea emphasizes. “So I’m finally being able to be like, ‘Listen, if you want to make the most of this, and anyone should, you’ve got to put yourself out there,’ and that’s what we’re trying to do now.”

4. Is Adam Lind returning?

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“No, I think that might have been a little click bait because he made an appearance on one episode because he showed up to one of Aubree’s softball games when we were filming,” Chelsea explains. “So they caught him on camera. I don’t think he’s coming back. Not that I know of.”

5. Even Chelsea gets online hate

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“I’m very sensitive, and I just want people to like me. I care a lot,” she admits. Oh MOOD. “Luckily, our following is so supportive, and for the most part everyone is really sweet to us.”

6. Others have it worse

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“We’re really lucky because I know some of the [‘Teen Mom’] girls get hit pretty hard by [haters],” Chelsea acknowledges. “It makes me feel really bad for them. But we all get it.” A lot of trolls are just being mean because it’s in their nature. Some, like Jenelle, get angry responses because they say and do bad things.

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Jenelle Evans: Returning to Teen Mom 2 … and Leaving David?! [UPDATED]

Remember when Jenelle Evans was fired from Teen Mom 2?

Of course you do, because it was so glorious, seeing her finally, at long last, face some consequences for her absurd actions.

But something happened yesterday … a lot of things, really.

According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, it looks like hell is freezing over and she may be filming again before we know it.

Guess not even a brutally slain puppy and a history of domestic violence and custody issues can keep this girl off the air.

In any case, Jenelle has made a secret trip away from David and The Land, prompting widespread speculation about her life.

Is she finally leaving him for good? Some things she shared – on top of the aforementioned trip – sure have us wondering.

Let’s get into the details and see what you think …

1. A Look Back

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Okay, so we all remember why Jenelle was fired, right? Or have all of the bonkers events of the past few years blended together at this point? Either way, let’s break it down real quick.

2. Ugh

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To make a long story short, in the interest of time, it was pretty much all because of David Eason. Jenelle’s husband is the actual, literal worst.

3. Good Move

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MTV finally dropped the Carolina Hurricane after David killed Nugget, Jenelle’s dog. So many people were so disturbed by that, and so many people contacted advertisers and vowed to never watch again, so the network kind of had to do something.

4. Also This

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But according to reports, Jenelle’s firing had been in the works even before Nugget’s murder – MTV refused to work with David or even have him around while Jenelle filmed, but he kept showing up unexpectedly, making it too difficult for the crew to get any footage of her.

5. Well …

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So when you’re barely able to get a person to work, and when what seems like the whole world wants her to stop working … given this combination of factors and the overall liability of having her on the payroll, it just made sense for them to let Jenelle Evans go, you know?

6. Replaced

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So MTV went ahead and gave Jenelle the bad news and went on to replace her with Jade Cline from Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant (which is a real show by the way, not a hilariously-titled Teen Mom parody program that we made up.)

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Jenelle Evans: PROOF She’s Coming Back to Teen Mom 2?!

Remember when Jenelle Evans was fired from Teen Mom 2?

Of course you do, because it was so glorious, seeing her finally, at long last, face some consequences for her absurd actions.

But something happened yesterday … a lot of things, really.

According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, it looks like hell is freezing over and she may be filming again before we know it.

Guess not even a brutally slain puppy and a history of domestic violence and custody issues can keep this girl off the air.

Let’s get into the details …

1. A Look Back

Jenelle evans smirks
Okay, so we all remember why Jenelle was fired, right? Or have all of the bonkers events of the past few years blended together at this point? Either way, let’s break it down real quick.

2. Ugh

David easons new shirt
To make a long story short, in the interest of time, it was pretty much all because of David Eason. Jenelle’s husband is the actual, literal worst.

3. Good Move

David with nugget
MTV finally dropped the Carolina Hurricane after David killed Nugget, Jenelle’s dog. So many people were so disturbed by that, and so many people contacted advertisers and vowed to never watch again, so the network kind of had to do something.

4. Also This

Jenelle evans cant believe you
But according to reports, Jenelle’s firing had been in the works even before Nugget’s murder – MTV refused to work with David or even have him around while Jenelle filmed, but he kept showing up unexpectedly, making it too difficult for the crew to get any footage of her.

5. Well …

Jenelle evans eats
So when you’re barely able to get a person to work, and when what seems like the whole world wants her to stop working … given this combination of factors and the overall liability of having her on the payroll, it just made sense for them to let Jenelle Evans go, you know?

6. Replaced

Jade cline on the gram
So MTV went ahead and gave Jenelle the bad news and went on to replace her with Jade Cline from Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant (which is a real show by the way, not a hilariously-titled Teen Mom parody program that we made up.)

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Teen Mom Stars’ Income Revealed: Who’s the Richest of ‘Em All?!

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 …

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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Teen Mom: How the Cast Members Make SO MUCH MONEY

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 …

1. Dang

Teen mom threesome
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

Amber portwood plastic surgery photo
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

Amber portwood on the insta
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

Amber portwood cant chill
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

Amber portwood deals with matt baier
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 …

Amber portwood mugshot 2019
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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