Then and Now – Whatever Happened to the Stars of Teen Mom

Teen Mom is a reality television series program produced by MTV that focuses on what else, teen moms. The show originally started out as 16 and Pregnant and has since become Teen Mom OG. This reality television series follows teen girls in their first year of motherhood and the ups and downs of life such as family conflicts and teen relationships. Many of you may wonder what has become of these teenage girls since their appearance on Teen Mom. Well, the girls are now young women and they are all grown up now, so let’s take a look at the girls from their past and the women that they have become today.

Jenelle Evans – Then

Jenelle Evans – Then

First off, the self-professed party girl, Jenelle Evans. She was so much of a party girl, that she partied her way into the life of a teenage boy by the name of Andrew Lewis and they did a little too much partying and ended up with a baby. Of course, Jenelle did not want to have this baby at first because her party career and life as a teenager came to a halt.

She told her mother Barbara that she did not have an interest in being a mother. She and her mother Barbara’s relationship was strained because of Jenelle’s confession.

Jenelle Evans – Now

Jenelle Evans – Now

After breaking up with her then-boyfriend Andrew Lewis due to an arrest in 2009, Jenelle has had several ups and down since her appearance on Teen Mom 2. Jenelle returned for more seasons and dated Kieffer Delp whose rambunctious behavior lander her in jail yet again.

She ended up losing custody (to her mother) of her first child Jace Vahn because of her reckless behavior. She was given an ultimatum of straightening up her life or losing Jace Vahn if she did not clean up her act due to a 2010 arrest with Kieffer Delp on breaking and entering, as well as drug-related charges. In 2014 Jenelle became pregnant yet again and had a child by Nathan Griffith named Kaiser. She was arrested in 2015 for getting into a fight with Nathan Griffith’s girlfriend.

Jenelle Gets Engaged (Again)

Jenelle Gets Engaged (Again)

Just before Valentine’s day, in February 2017, Jenelle Evans announced on Instagram that she was engaged to her boyfriend and father of her newborn daughter, David Eason. We’re hoping that the fourth time is the charm with Jenelle, as she has been engaged three times before, and married once, to Courtland Rogers.

Now that she has three children, maybe she’ll settle down and find a stable living situation for them all. David and Jenelle’s daughter Ensley Jolie was born on January 24, 2017. David also has a daughter from a previous relationship.

Jenelle’s Son Jace, Then and Now

Jenelle’s Son Jace, Then and Now

Unfortunately, Jenelle’s son Jace never got to know his biological father, who headed out of state soon after his birth and lost contact with his mother. Jenelle’s boyfriends have played somewhat of a father role to the young boy, whose life has been documented on television since before he was even born.

Jenelle has fought for custody of Jace since she cleaned up after abusing and being arrested for heroin, but her mother Barbara, Jace’s grandmother, still has full custody since Jenelle signed over her rights when she was still a teenager.

Jenelle’s Son Kaiser, Then and Now

Jenelle’s Son Kaiser, Then and Now

Jenelle became pregnant with her second son, Kaiser, while she was dealing with the repercussions from her bad behavior while dating her ex-fiance Nathan. Jenelle was happy to have full custody of Kaiser, unlike her situation with Jace, and looked forward to raising him as a family.

Unfortunately, soon after Kaiser was born, Nathan decided he wanted to see other people and left Jenelle. Kaiser does see his biological father and has a father figure in Jenelle’s now-fiance David Eason as well. He was two half-siblings and step-siblings as well.

Kailyn Lowry – Then

Kailyn Lowry – Then

Kailyn Lowry appeared on Teen Mom 2. She has a son named Isaac and she had a strained relationship with her boyfriend Jo Rivera. They were always going head-to-head due to their relationship problems. The pressure of their relationship and Jo’s family took its toll on Kailyn and Kailyn finally moved out.

Kailyn’s problems were augmented due to her relationship with a co-worker named Jordan. She also got tangled up in a custody battle with Jo. This web became more complex when Jo started dating another woman and Jo supposedly ended up getting drunk while he was supposed to be watching their son Isaac.

Kailyn Lowry – Now

Kailyn Lowry – Now

Much has changed for Kailyn Lowry since becoming a teen mother. Kailyn married Javi Marroquin in 2012 after a quick engagement. As quickly as they were engaged, she also became pregnant with her second child, Lincoln Marroquin, born November 16, 2013. The couple appeared to be solid, buying two homes together, living in Delaware while Javi worked in the military.

However, their marriage became strained when Kailyn miscarried their second child together, a daughter. Javi deployed and they divorced. Kailyn is studying Mass Communications and is the author of Hustle and Heart and Pride Over Pity.

Kailyn’s Son Isaac, Then and Now

Kailyn’s Son Isaac, Then and Now

Isaac’s parents Kailyn and Jo were together for the first few months of his life before they went their separate ways. Both parents have gone on to marry other people, so Isaac has stepparents and half-siblings as well.

Although they had their differences before, Kailyn and Jo have done a great job of co-parenting, with Jo even relocating to the state of Delaware to be closer to Kailyn’s house and shorten the commute for drop-offs.

Kailyn’s Son Lincoln, Then and Now

Kailyn’s Son Lincoln, Then and Now

Kailyn’s second son, Lincoln, was born after her marriage to Javi. Kailyn realized what a challenge it is to be raising two young kids once Lincoln was born, and Javi’s deployments made it even harder for the young mom.

Arguments over how many kids they should have, and whether Kailyn should start working led to Lincoln’s parents filing for divorce. Even if they’re separated, Lincoln appears to be a very happy boy and loves his brother Isaac.

Farrah Abraham – Then

Farrah Abraham – Then

Farrah Abraham gave birth to Sophia Laurent Abraham in February of 2009. The father of Farrah Abraham’s child, Derek Underwood, was killed in a car accident on December 28, 2008. Farrah stayed with her mother Deborah Danielson after the birth of her daughter up until January 2010. Danielson was charged with assault for hitting Farrah. This led Farrah and her daughter Sophia to move out of the house.

Farrah then began to go to a therapist to try to mend the relationship between her and her mother and also dealing with the death of her daughter’s father. Farrah also proved to Derek Underwood’s family that he was indeed the father of their daughter.

Farrah Abraham – Now

Farrah Abraham – Now

Farrah went on to release a product called “Mom & Me” pasta sauce after her appearance on Teen Mom. Farrah also wrote a book called My Teenage Dream Ended in August 2012 as well as graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Farrah tried her hand in the music business as well, but she came up short amongst music critics and fans with the release of her album.

Farrah felt that her talents would be best used in films. She made an adult film with adult actor James Deen. The tape was somehow leaked and she sold it to Vivid for $1.5 million. She has appeared on several reality shows such as Big Brother 16 and Couples Therapy since then and she has had several plastic surgeries.

Farrah’s Daughter Sophia, Then and Now

Farrah’s Daughter Sophia, Then and Now

Sophia’s life has been documented since before she was even born. Sadly, her father Derek passed away in a car accident just a few short months before she was born, leaving her mother Farrah to raise her as a single parent. Luckily, Farrah’s parents stepped in as a support system to help raise Sophia.

She has lived in Iowa, Florida, and Texas, and now that she’s just a bit older, at seven years old, has modeled and had her name on some of the beauty product lines Farrah invests in. Farrah even opened a high-end children’s boutique store named after Sophia, for which Farrah claims Sophia is the CEO.

Mackenzie McKee – Then

Mackenzie McKee – Then

Mackenzie McKee was a former high school cheerleader who got pregnant with her boyfriend Josh McKee. They had a baby together named Gannon McKee in September 2011. Mackenzie suggested that Josh move in with her under her parents roof in order to take care of their baby. Josh finally agrees to move in with Mackenzie’s parents, under the condition that they sleep in separate rooms so that they will not end up shacking up again and having another baby.

Mackenzie was still on the competitive cheerleading squad after she had her child. Due to having the child and being a mother, her career as a competitive cheerleader was jeopardized and she married her boyfriend Josh in 2013, who supporting her and the baby working in the rodeo.

Mackenzie McKee – Now

Mackenzie McKee – Now

Her husband Josh battled an addiction to prescription painkillers, after being injured in the rodeo. Soon after it was brought to light that Mackenzie was cheating on him with another man.

Although they stopped living together, they became pregnant and had their second child, a baby girl named Jaxie, in 2014. They tried to have a third child the following year, which ended in a miscarriage. While their relationships is publically unstable, they continue to parent their children together. She has since taken up competitive body building.

Chelsea Houska – Then

Chelsea Houska – Then

Chelsea Houska was a high school softball player who had an ordinary high school life in North Dakota. That all changed when she received news that she was pregnant. She became pregnant by her then-boyfriend Adam Lind. At the time she was starting her senior year in high school. She had difficulty during the delivery of her baby, having Braxton Hicks contractions five weeks before the due date of her baby.

Chelsea made it through her tumultuous pregnancy and had her child, Aubree, at the beginning of school year. Motherhood took priority and she dropped out and struggled to complete her GED while caring for a newborn. She moved in with her best friend Megan and had a rocky relationship with Adam.

Chelsea Houska – Now

Chelsea Houska – Now

Chelsea had an on-again and off-again relationship with her former boyfriend Adam Lind throughout Teen Mom 2. She finally had to make a decision over her boyfriend and she broke it off for good with Adam. This gave her time to focus on raising her daughter and getting her schooling done.

Chelsea completed her GED and cosmetology school as well. She eventually started working at a local salon and bought her own house. She met a guy named Cole DeBoer and they fell in love with him. Cole is helping Chelsea raise Aubree and they married in 2016. Chelsea became pregnant with their boy, Watson, born in 2017.

Chelsea’s Daughter Aubree, Then and Now

Chelsea’s Daughter Aubree, Then and Now

Aubree’s mom Chelsea made many attempts to stay with Aubree’s father Adam, but in the end they broke up, and it seemed to work out for the best. Chelsea raised Aubree as a single mom with some support from her parents, while Adam saw her at his parent’s house every other weekend. While her father can’t seem to get his act together after his long list of arrests and run-ins with the law, Chelsea has raised a very happy daughter.

Aubree is very artistic and loves dancing, drawing, and hanging with the family pets (it’s an eclectic bunch.) She also loves her step-dad Cole and half-siblings.

Amber Portwood – Then

Amber Portwood – Then

Amber Portwood did not have much parental guidance or role models growing up. She suffered from anxiety and depression and ended up getting pregnant at a young age. After Leah’s birth, Amber found out that her partying days were over and she discovered the rough reality of being a parent and working together with the baby’s father.

Amber stayed with her fiancé Gary as she raised Leah on Teen Mom. Her busy schedule of taking care of her child also caused Amber to drop out of high school. but she worked towards getting her GED. She also got into physical fights with Gary as well and both she and Gary had been arrested for fighting in front of their child.

Amber Portwood – Now

Amber Portwood – Now

Amber ran into some legal trouble along her path in life. She served a five-year jail sentence for possession of drugs and for failing to complete a rehab program ordered by the court. She was released from Rockville Correctional Facility on November 4, 2013. She was fortunate to only have to serve a year in jail.

In 2015, Amber got engaged to a man who is 24 years her senior named Matt Baier. He was a fan of the show, and they met on Twitter. She also has half custody of Leah with her ex-fiancé Gary. Amber now gives back to the community by creating an organization that tries to keep teens off of drugs.

Amber’s Daughter Leah, Then and Now

Amber’s Daughter Leah, Then and Now

Leah’s parents were together for many years before splitting up and meeting other people. She lived with her father while her mom, Amber, was in prison for a year for domestic abuse and drug addiction. She was also in his care while her mom was in rehab getting help.

While she was confused about her parents’ living arrangements and relationships when she was younger, she seems to be happy and well today, and has two parents to look out for her, now that Amber is clean.

Maci Bookout – Then

Maci Bookout – Then

Maci was the epitome of the average high school student in Chatanooga, Tennessee. Maci was a popular girl in high school who excelled at a lot of things and loved riding dirt bikes. She had everything all set and was planning on going to college along with her friends. Everything seemed perfect, until a little detour caused her to put her college plans on the back burner.

Maci ended up getting pregnant as a teen. She had a child named Bentley with her ex-fiance Ryan. She had some uphill struggles such as Ryan not living up to his responsibilities among other things.

Maci Bookout – Now

Maci Bookout – Now

Maci finally called it quits with her man Ryan after all of the fighting that they went through. Maci started dating her childhood friend Kyle King while attending college before she moved on to another guy by the name of Taylor McKinney.

Along with her new man, Maci got a new start. Maci majored in Journalism while she attended college and she joined a public speaking circuit that aimed to talk about the challenges and hardships of teenage pregnancy. In May of 2015, Maci and Taylor had a daughter named Jayde Carter and she had a baby recently named Maverick Reed.

Maci’s Son Bentley, Then and Now

Maci’s Son Bentley, Then and Now

Maci became pregnant with her son Bentley when she was a teenager dating her ex-boyfriend Ryan. While he showed no interest in becoming a parent, Maci stepped up and raised Bentley on her own, while he spent weekends at Ryan’s parent’s house.

Bentley certainly grew up to be a mama’s boy, but also loves baseball and riding quads and dirt bikes. Although his parents are still struggling to communicate and co-parent, Bentley has lots of love and support with his two families, half siblings, and new stepfather.

Maci’s Daughter Jayde, Then and Now

Maci’s Daughter Jayde, Then and Now

While we don’t know much about Maci’s daughter Jayde, the young girl fulfilled Maci’s hopes of having a daughter and a sibling for Bentley. Maci became pregnant with Jayde while dating her now-husband Taylor McKinney. She was told that due to a health issue, she wouldn’t be able to have a baby again. So, they stopped using protection.

Not so long after, Maci became pregnant, much to their surprise. After Jayde was born and the couple bought a house together, the pressure intensified for Taylor to propose to Maci. Eventually, he did, and they now have another baby together, son Maverick McKinney.

Catelynn Lowell – Then

Catelynn Lowell – Then

Catelynn Lowell met her boyfriend and later husband Tyler Battiera in middle school. They started off as best friends, and their friendship developed into a relationship. At the same time, Catelynn’s mother fell in love with Tyler’s father. With all of this love, the parents got married. Catelynn and Tyler then became step siblings. This did not stop their love for each other in any case.

Catelynn would eventually end up pregnant just as she was about to leave her junior year of high school. Catelynn and Tyler made a decision to put their baby up for adoption since they did not have the financial means or a stable living situation to support the baby. Just days after Catelynn’s daughter Carly was born, she was put up for adoption. Catelynn had a hard time dealing with the adoption, and was further pressured with problems between her and Tyler.

Catelynn Lowell – Now

Catelynn Lowell – Now

After putting their baby Carly up for adoption, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Battiera got tattoos in honor of their daughter. They also got to visit their daughter Carolyn once a year. Catelynn eventually ended up going to Baker College in Michigan and she majored in Social Work.

Catelynn and Tyler eventually became engaged. During this time, Catelynn learned that she had become pregnant by Tyler yet again. Both Tyler and Catelynn returned to reality television on a show called Couple’s Therapy. Catelynn gave birth to Novalee Reign on August 22, 2015. She is currently with Tyler and she entered a mental facility because she suffered from postpartum depression.

Leah Messer – Then

Leah Messer – Then

After breaking up with her long-term high school boyfriend, Leah had a hookup with a guy she just met, and they became pregnant. She was in for even more of a shock when she found out they were having twins. Leah and the babies’ father, Corey Simms, tried to make it work for their daughters and ended up getting married.

Their marriage fell apart as quickly as it started when Leah admitted to cheating on Corey with her ex. He threatened to file for divorce but Leah beat him to the punch. Finding out her daughter Allie had a rare disorder called muscular dystrophy, and when need special treatment added to the stress of being a teen mom.

Leah Messer – Now

Leah Messer – Now

Despite having a divorce under her belt and two young children to raise, Leah had no problem meeting another man. She fell in love with Jeremey, who she met on Facebook, and they too quickly became married. Soon after the wedding, they had a baby girl named Adalynn.

Leah’s struggle with anxiety and depression from so much stress, growing up as a young mother, lead to marriage troubles. She also struggled with a shopping addiction, which led to the couple getting a divorce. Leah is now working on taking better care of herself and being the best mom she can be.

Leah’s Daughter Ali, Then and Now

Leah’s Daughter Ali, Then and Now

Leah and Corey were speechless when they found out that they were not only expecting one baby but two. Aliannah Simms was born with muscular dystrophy, which weakens her muscles and requires her to use a wheelchair to get around sometimes.

That hasn’t slowed her down, though as she’s proven to be a very smart and social seven-year-old, and keeps up with her twin sister. At first, Corey was reluctant to even admit she had the disease but has since been more understanding and supportive of her therapy and special needs.

Leah’s Daugther Aleeah, Then and Now

Leah’s Daugther Aleeah, Then and Now

Ali’s twin sister Aleeah has loads of energy and requires constant stimulation. The outspoken seven-year-old loves cats, cheerleading, and dressing up. With a striking resemblance to her mother, both Leah and Corey have their hands full as there’s no stopping Aleeah, also known as Grace.

We just hope her mother educates her on using protection so she doesn’t make the same mistakes!

Leah’s Daughter Adalyn, Then and Now

Leah’s Daughter Adalyn, Then and Now

Adalyn was born during Leah’s second marriage to Jeremy Calvert. While this pregnancy was planned, it was still very early in their relationship and raised the question of whether Jeremy’s priorities were working, or at home with his family.

Adalyn has been raised around her older twin half-sisters, while also spending time with Jeremy’s family. Although her parents split while she was very young, she seems to be getting all the love and attention she needs.

Brooke Smitherman – Then

Brooke Smitherman – Then

It is pretty rare to have a first on a reality television show. There have been many memorable first in the world of reality television. If this can happen on reality television, then it could surely happen on a show like16 and Pregnant/Teen Mom. What could have happened on this reality television show that has not happened in the stories so far?

Brooke Smitherman is from Mansfield, Texas. She was a high school student who, like everyone so far, became pregnant while attending high school. There is only one twist to her pregnancy. She was actually married before she had her child Brody in 2009, which made it a first for 16 and Pregnant/Teen Mom.

Brooke Smitherman – Now

Brooke Smitherman – Now

Brooke Smitherman, now Brooke Smitherman-Tarrant, met her boyfriend Cody Tarrant while they were in school. They were together for two years and then they married before they had their child Brody in 2009. After the birth of Brody, she went back to school in order to finish her high school education.

While Brooke was in school, Cody took care of the baby. Cody tried to finish high school fairly quickly. He failed his exit test three times, bt eventually passed the test and then graduated from high school. They had a rough time balancing school and family at first, but they made it work. Brooke and Cody also had a daughter three years later named Riley and the Tarrant family has stayed out of the public eye as of recent times. As of 2015, Brooke and Cody went their separate ways.