The 16 and Pregnant spin-off explored the complicated lives of teenage mothers as they navigated love, motherhood, and family, and originally ran from 2009 to 2012, before being rebooted as Teen Mom OG in 2015.
The series is based on the lives of four women from the first season of 16 and Pregnant – Farrah Abraham, Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell and Amber Portwood. But where are the four women and their families now?
Here’s exactly what the original Teen Mom cast have been doing 2009.
Since 2009, Amber Portwood has been in extreme turmoil.
This week her name was splashed across headlines once again when TMZ reported that the 29-year-old was arrested for domestic battery against her boyfriend, Andrew Glennon.
It wasn’t the first time she has been accused of violent behaviour.
MTV previously aired footage of Portwood’s behaviour towards Gary Shirley, her daughter Leah’s father, on the show. One instance in particular prompted an official investigation. It was later found that she had been caught with a large quantity of marijuana and cocaine. In 2010, she was monitored for six months, but she was allowed to keep custody of her daughter.
Later that year, Portwood was charged with three counts of domestic violence – two on the back of on-camera abuse. It was just the beginning of a string of charges against the teen mother.
Between 2011 and 2012, it’s reported she spent a month in jail after violating her probation.
In December 2013, the reality television star spoke about the experience on Dr. Phil. On the show, she admitted to being high on prescription and illegal medication during Teen Mom.