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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Teen Mom Dads, Husbands & Boyfriends Ranked: Who’s #1?!

So how great are all those guys on Teen Mom, huh?! Such remarkable specimens of manhood, every one of them, filled to the brim with integrity, compassion, and grace.

… Wait, like 85% of them are completely terrible human beings?

Well, huh.

Sure, some of them baby daddies are awful, but some of the aren’t! Some of them are kind of OK, and a few are even great!

Check out our ranking of all the Teen Mom fellas, from best to worst.

And prepare to be amazed, as always, at the level of awfulness on this show.

1. Cole DeBoer

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Cole DeBoer is Chelsea Houska’s husband, and thank goodness for that. He’s a wonderful stepfather to Aubree (and he’s made it clear that he’s ready to adopt her if/when Adam gives up his parental rights for her like he did with his other child), he and Chelsea have had two precious babies together so far, and ever since he first came on the show, he’s been perfect.

He’s an easy number one, y’all.

2. Taylor McKinney

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Taylor McKinney is Maci Bookout’s husband, and they share two children together, Jayde and Maverick — and they’re often talking about having more, whether it’s through more pregnancies or fostering and adoption. They’re also raising Bentley, the son Maci had with Ryan Edwards, and it’s safe to say that Taylor is doing all the heavy dad lifting there, too. Sure, Taylor drinks Bud Light like it’s water and he’s in a desert, but he’s an amazing father.

3. Tyler Baltierra

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Tyler Baltierra has been with Catelynn Lowell since they were 12 years old (yes, literally), and when she got pregnant at 16, they placed their daughter up for adoption. They’ve since had two more children, daughters Nova and Vaeda, and they’ve been through just a lot of stuff together. He can be pretty insensitive sometimes, but he’s proven that he’s one of the best dads and husbands in the whole franchise.

4. Gary Shirley

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Let’s just say it: Gary was not great in the early days of Teen Mom. He never did anything to deserve being abused by Amber, to be clear, but he was kind of a jerk. Fortunately he’s matured a bit over the years, and he seems like a great father to Leah and Emilee, the daughter he shares with wife Kristina. And thank goodness for that, because it looks like Amber may be headed back to prison soon.

5. Andrew Glennon

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Oh, Andrew … where do we begin? He loses points for his history of restraining orders, but the way he’s stepped up for baby James after Amber’s horrifying meltdown in July is definitely commendable. Since the arrest, we’ve heard plenty of evidence that’s proved that she’d been abusing him for nearly a year before the July assault, and Andrew has said that she’d even been rough with James, too. It looks like he’s placing James’ safety and wellbeing above all else, and if that’s not being a good dad, what is?

6. Corey Simms

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Corey Simms was married to Leah Messer, and they had twins Ali and Gracie. They got divorced when Leah couldn’t stay faithful to him (and also because they had twins and got married when they were teenagers), but Corey’s been a good father, and a good coparent with Leah. He’s just a good ol’ boy, y’all.

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Teen Mom: The Most Insane Feuds of All Time, RANKED!

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:

There were no shortage of them.

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 …

35. 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 in the months since.

34. 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 this confession earlier in the year 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 are self-aware and working on things?

33. Matt Baier vs. Amber Portwood … The Eruption

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Things neared a boiling point between Amber Portwood and Matt Baier after he vowed that would never marry her … because she wouldn’t marry him on the spot in Las Vegas, obviously. “I will not marry her,” he said. “I will not marry her now, ever! I’m not gonna let her [brother] dictate my life. That f—king f—got. She wants to marry her brother. That’s who she wants to marry. F—k her. She just humiliated me on TV. I’m done!” Matt, who was livid at Amber’s reasoning for not eloping in Vegas – her brother Shawn not being present – went on to tell a producer, “I don’t care who you have to give oral pleasure to, keep the Amber and Matt wedding thing off [the air]. She just embarrassed me in front of 12 million people.” We’re pretty sure you did that to yourself, Matt …

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. Earlier this year, 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. Oh yes. 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. Jenelle Evans vs. David Eason

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From the get-go, it’s been Jenelle Evans and husband David Eason against the world, but at times, they’ve been at each other’s throats as well. Arguments between the two were commonplace throughout recent seasons of Teen Mom 2, and one particularly heated argument resulted in them calling off their wedding … the night before the wedding. (They ultimately got married as planned.) Bad tempers are one thing, but the most troubling aspect is that David has been accused of mistreating/abusing Jenelle’s son Kaiser because he reminds him of Kaiser’s dad, Nathan Griffith. He also doesn’t get along with her mom, at all, further driving a wedge between the Evans women.

30. Briana DeJesus vs. Luis Miguel

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About as one-sided as a feud can get, but a feud just the same: Briana DeJesus got pregnant for the second time during a brief relationship with this guy, then promptly pulled the plug after discovering he was unfaithful. Luis’ public dressing down marked Briana’s return to the Teen Mom fold (she joined Teen Mom 2 for the first time this season following stints on Teen Mom 3 and 16 & Pregnant) and cemented her firebrand reputation. Probably the only positive thing, if you can call it that, is that she’s moved on to other feuds.

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Amber Portwood: FINALLY Being Fired from Teen Mom OG After Abuse Scandal?!

Remember when Amber Portwood got out of prison and everyone thought there was a chance that she’d changed and was going to turn her life around?

Boy, she proved that wrong, huh?

Things got very, very bad with Matt Baier, who she started dating a few minutes after she got out of prison, but her relationship with Andrew Glennon?

Well, we keep getting more and more proof about what a disaster that really was.

It looks like Amber never changed her awful, abusive ways … and now, according to a new report from The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, she might lose her job over it.

1. What a Summer

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Amber’s whole entire life has been falling apart for the past few months, but it’s really pretty much 100% her own fault.

2. Truth

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And that’s because she’s an abusive, nasty person.

3. Memories

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We saw this when she was with Gary back in the day on Teen Mom — she punched him, grabbed at him, once she kicked him in the back while he was walking down some stairs.

4. Consequences

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Domestic violence was a big part of why she went to prison — she was charged with felony domestic violence for what happened with Gary, placed on probation, had some drug charges a little later, violated probation … just a lot of bad things, but the abuse was definitely part of it.

5. Hmm …

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History does seem to repeat itself, huh?

6. Oh, Matt

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Her next serious relationship after Gary was with Matt Baier, who she met online after being released from prison. Their relationship was definitely toxic, but hey, at least she never physically abused him on camera, right?

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Teen Mom Couples RANKED: The Best and the Very, Very Worst!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Amber Portwood: On the Verge of Mental Breakdown Following Arrest?

Amber Portwood has had a very eventful summer, to say the least.

Like, her whole entire life is basically falling apart.

Just a couple of months ago, she was living the dream — she had a loving boyfriend who’d been showing a lot of interest in marriage and an adorable baby boy, not to mention her older daughterwho she’d been spending more time with.

But then she went back to her old, violent ways, and now she’s on the verge of losing everything.

Well, not everything, since MTV flew Dr. Drew and a film crew out to her to talk about the arrest for the upcoming Teen Mom OG reunion special.

Today, we’re going to be talking about a sneak peek of that interview … specifically about how Amber really, sincerely does not seem well in it.

1. A Bad Time for Amber

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So, yeah, Amber isn’t doing so well right now.

2. Fair?

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It makes sense — Andrew has left her, and he’s taken their baby, sweet little James, too.

3. Well …

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It must be a devastating loss, and we might feel bad for her about it if it wasn’t all her fault to begin with.

4. The Incident

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It all went down back on July 4th over some fireworks, if you can even believe it — Amber wanted Andrew to take her and James to see a fireworks display for America, and they were going, but there was roadwork and they couldn’t make it through it.

5. Um

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So instead of just figuring out another route to bypass the roadwork or just finding another place to watch fireworks, they went home, where Amber beat Andrew with a shoe while he was holding James.

6. Keeping the Peace?

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Andrew left with James and he claimed in his statement that they drove around for a few hours before returning home with dinner and a gift for Amber — but she was still angry.

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Farrah Abraham Supports Amber Portwood: You’re Just as Good a Mom as I Am!

Last month, Amber Portwood was arrested for domestic violence after allegedly attacking Andrew Glennon while he held their son.

Now, she’s getting support from a former castmate — and quite possibly the last person you’d expect.

Farrah Abraham is cheering on Amber, telling her that she knows that she can make it as a single mom.

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“I mean, I wish her all the best,” Farrah expresses in her interview with HollywoodLife.

She continues: “It’s really sad that … I think it’s just like everyone is saying. She has to focus on her health and her well-being.”

“I know it hurts, as a mom, to have your kids taken away,” Farrah adds.

“I know it hurts to sometimes make wrong choices and get off the beaten path that she wants to be on,” she notes.

“And the more that we all talk about that, that she talks about that, that’s awesome,” Farrah raves.

“For Amber,” Farrah says. “My message would be, ‘I wish you all the best and I know how that feels, and I understand.’”

“I’m empathetic to what she’s going through,” the reality villain affirms.

“But I really really hope that she can be alone, go solo, be a solo girl,” Farrah expresses.

“And,” she continues. “Be that strong independent fierce woman that I know is inside of her.”

Farrah notes that Amber is a person who is strong “and who can easily have two kids on her own.”

Now, Farrah is the first to admit that she is out of the loop and has been since she left Teen Mom OG in a huff.

“They’ve definitely probably splitted ways after that,” Farrah muses.

“I can only imagine,” she says with sympathy.

“This is her second go round of her losing custody of a child,” Farrah notes.

“And,” she concludes. “I’m sure that’s not taken lightly.”

A little piece of advice for everyone? Firework displays just aren’t that important. They’re noisy pollution sources.

But reports say that it was over a missed firework show that Amber lost her temper and allegedly attacked Andrew.

With a shoe, she allegedly pummeled him while he held their child, and even demanded that he set down James.

She also allegedly hacked at a door with a machete — an image from everyone’s nightmares — in her fury.

We are so glad that Andrew escaped with minimal injuries and that 1-year-old James was physically unharmed.

Despite what sounds like a one-sided incident, Farrah is not the first Teen Mom star (past or present) to sympathize with Amber.

Catelynn Lowell voiced her support for Amber with a message that could only be interpreted as “believe attackers!”

She and Maci Bookout both showed up in court in to root for Team Amber.

It may be that they’re simply siding with their friend out of habit.

Others have suggested that perhaps Amber’s mental health made her actions in July fully outside of her control.

Perhaps the court and a series of expert witnesses will decide that.

This is not Amber’s first arrest for domestic violence.

Famously, years ago, she attacked baby daddy Gary Shirley. The violence was caught on camera.

Amber managed to strike a deal that would have avoided prison time, but ended up behind bars anyway.

Most had hoped that she had learned her lesson and gotten the help that she needed.

No one ever has the right to strike or otherwise attack a member of their family. Yes, even if they’re mad about fireworks.

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Catelynn Lowell Shares Soul-Shatteringly Cute Snap of Baby Vaeda

After all of the pointless mom-shaming that Catelynn Lowell has endured, it’s great to see something positive.

And it doesn’t get more positive than the unspeakably adorable photo of Vaeda that Catelynn shared.

Brace yourselves: this little cutie is too precious for words. Take a look:

Catelynn Lowell is a proud mom and she’s more than happy to share a glimpse at her youngest daughter.

Taking to Instagram, Catelynn uploaded a snap of 5-month-old Vaeda seated in her little chair.

“This little munchkin just ate her breakfast,” Catelynn captioned the photo.

“And,” she remarked. “Sissy is STILL sleeping.”

Take a look at how mind-shatteringly adorable baby Vaeda is.

Look at that expresion!

There’s a point in each baby’s life where they cross that special personality milestone.

You start to see a glint of thought and personal identity in their eyes. You see the intelligence there.

Vaeda is clearly in that zone and she’s just too adorable for words.

Of course, she’s not the only adorable little girl in that household.

Nova may have been sound asleep when Vaeda had her breakfast, but that didn’t mean that she slept the day away.

Soon, she came downstairs, with messy hair and a bright pink nightgown.

Catelynn took it upon herself to offer fans and followers an update.

“Sissy finally just woke up,” Catelynn captioned this photo, followed by a red heart emoji.

“Gosh our girls are beautiful,” she added, tagging Tyler Baltierra.

She’s absolutely correct, there, and Tyler commented with a series of emojis to show that he was in 100% agreement.

Catelynn and Tyler are much more certain of their love and their relationship these days.

Last year, they were feeling much less certain about things.

Tyler moved out temporarily as part of a trial separation.

Unsure about their future, Catelynn considered not having Vaeda so as to not bring her into an already broken home.

Fortunately, she and Tyler have worked through so many issues that once seemed impossible to resolve.

Catelynn and Tyler have another child in addition to Nova and Vaeda: Carly.

But they are her birth parents. They made a difficult but courageous choice to put her up for adoption when they were 17.

Catelynn recently opened up about how difficult it can be to be “birth parents,” especially when it comes to your other children.

“That’s another hard part of being birth parents… explaining to ur children why we can’t be with the other child on birthdays etc.” Catelynn remarked.

“But,” she noted. “As our kids get older the more they will understand and the more we can explain.”

Honestly? Despite their troubles as individuals and as a couple, Catelynn and Tyler seem like one of the most solid couples in the franchise.

After all, they’ve been together since they were really just kids themselves.

They’re also devoted parents who, these days, work on addressing their own issues instead of just letting mental health problems fester.

A lot of Teen Mom kids would benefit from having parents like these two.

Especially if it meant that they could be as cute as little Vaeda.