WHERE ARE THEY NOW? The teen moms from '16 and Pregnant'

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Jenelle Eason has hit some rough patches since her TV debut on MTV's "16 and Pregnant."
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  • MTV's "16 & Pregnant" first aired a decade ago.
  • A lot of moms like Maci Bookout, Leah Messer, and Amber Portwood have gone on to star on "Teen Mom" spinoffs of the show.
  • Farrah Abraham went on to star in "Teen Mom OG" but was later removed from the series.
  • Jenelle Eason starred in "Teen Mom 2" but MTV recently cut ties with her after a controversial incident.

It's hard to believe that it's been a decade since MTV's "16 & Pregnant" premiered for the first time.

Although some of the show's most memorable moms ended up starring on "Teen Mom" and its various spin-offs, some of the girls who were featured on "16 & Pregnant" didn't remain in the spotlight.

Here's what some of the most unforgettable moms from "16 & Pregnant" have been up to since starring on the show.

After nearly a decade, MTV cut ties with Jenelle Evans.

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She has three kids but reportedly does not have custody of them.
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On "16 & Pregnant," Evans was known for partying while pregnant and giving custody of her son, Jace, to her mom, Barbara. 

Now married to David Eason, Evans has since had two more children — Kaiser, her son with ex-boyfriend Nathan Griffith, and Ensley, her daughter with Eason.

In 2018, MTV removed Eason from the series after he allegedly posted a series of homophobic tweets. That same year, Evans was involved in a road-rage incident after a driver cut her off and stopped short on the highway, causing Evans to abruptly brake to avoid hitting him, per People magazine.

MTV filmed her as she pulled out a gun while her son, Jace, was in the passenger seat of her vehicle. She and the driver in question were not charged for the incident.

In May 2019, Eason allegedly intentionally shot and killed his wife's French bulldog, Nugget, after he said it was acting aggressively toward his daughter. 

"I don't give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face… whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I don't put up with that s--- at all," he wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post, per People's reports.

The case has since been closed and no charges have been filed. According to police reports, Evans said she filed the animal-cruelty report to get publicity. 

Following Nugget's death, MTV officially cut ties with Evans, who no longer appears on "Teen Mom 2."

Evans filed for divorce from Eason in October 2019, but said in a YouTube video earlier this year that "a lot of things have changed" and the two decided to "work things out" instead.

Maci Bookout is now married with three children.

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Maci Bookout has two sons and a daughter.
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On "16 & Pregnant," viewers saw Bookout give birth to her first son, Bentley, with her ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards.

Edwards, who has since had a series of run-ins with the law, is now married to Mackenzie Standifer. In 2018, they welcomed their first child together, Jagger. In 2020 they welcomed their second child together, Stella.

Now starring on "Teen Mom OG," Bookout married husband Taylor McKinney in 2016, and they've teamed up in running their own clothing line together called Things That Matter. 

Together, they have had two more children: Maverick and Jayde

Mackenzie Douthit is building a fitness empire.

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Mackenzie Douthit has three kids.

Mackenzie Douthit — who is now Mackenzie McKee — recently joined the main cast of "Teen Mom OG."

McKee is still married to the father of her children, Josh. They have three children — Jaxie, Gannon, and Broncs. McKee also offers fitness coaching through her company Body By Mac.

Chelsea Houska is now Chelsea DeBoer.

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She's married to Cole DeBoer.

On "16 & Pregnant," viewers watched Houska's toxic relationship with her child's father, Adam Lind. She and Adam have since split.

In 2016, she married Cole DeBoer, and they have two children together — a son named Watson, who was born in 2017, and a daughter named Layne, who was born in August 2018.

In 2018, Chelsea and Adam's daughter Aubree was able to change her last name to Lind-DeBoer.

Chelsea still stars on "Teen Mom 2." She and Cole are currently expecting their third child together. 

Nikkole Paulun is moving forward.

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She has a son and a daughter.

Paulun's episode of "16 & Pregnant" was especially memorable because of her dramatic relationship with Josh Drummonds, who was in and out of jail. Years later, it doesn't seem like much has changed.

In 2017, Paulun filed for an order of protection against him after he sent her photos of his self-harm. Today, she has two children, Lyle and Ellie.

According to her Instagram, she's since gotten married to someone else, though she's kept his name private. 

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra recently had another child.

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Catelynn and Tyler are still together.

You probably remember Catelynn as the "16 & Pregnant" star who chose to place her baby, Carly, in an open adoption. After 10 years together, Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra tied the knot in 2015. 

That same year they welcomed their daughter, Novalee. The couple also launched a children's clothing line called Tierra Reign.

While being in and out of treatment for her mental health, Lowell suffered a miscarriage and returned to treatment to work on her health. 

In September 2018, she announced she was pregnant again.

"I'm not gonna let [mental health struggles] hold me back from one of the most beautiful things in life, which is children," she told Us Weekly at the time. 

In November of that year, the pair announced they'd be trying a "trial separation" and they'd temporarily live apart before the birth of their next child.  "We don't want to see other people," Catelynn told the producer on the series. "We're not getting a divorce or anything."

In February 2019, the couple welcomed their third child, Vaeda Luma.

Catelynn still stars on "Teen Mom OG."    

Kayla Jackson has two sons.

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Kayla Jackson and one of her sons.

When fans first met her on "16 & Pregnant," Jackson was pregnant with her first child, Preston.

In 2016, she welcomed her second child, Cedric, with boyfriend Matt Neyers.

But she isn't thrilled with her experience with the show. In 2017, Jackson called the choice to go on the show "the worst decision I've ever made" in a lengthy tweet explaining her feelings to her followers. She said the show edited her life to make it appear much worse than it was.

Farrah Abraham continues to stir up controversy.

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Farrah Abraham has said she's currently working on writing her first film.
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Viewers first saw 17-year-old Farrah Abraham on "16 & Pregnant." She was a cheerleader who was pregnant with her ex-boyfriend Derek Underwood's child. Underwood died two months before their daughter, Sophia, was born.

Since then, Abraham has stirred up controversy on "Teen Mom OG" and in real life. She's started up multiple businesses including a furniture store and a frozen-yogurt shop. Reportedly, she has since closed her furniture store and sold her frozen-yogurt brand. 

Over the years she has openly shared her plastic-surgery journey, undergoing multiple surgeries including a chin implant. In 2013, she starred in and released an adult film, reported Us Weekly. She also launched a line of sex toys in 2015.

In March 2018, Abraham was fired from "Teen Mom OG" after being confronted by the show's executive producer about her mistreatment of the show's crew and her participation in the adult-entertainment industry. 

Though Abraham sued Viacom for "wrongfully terminating" and "sex-shaming" her, the lawsuit was amicably settled, according to Variety.

In November 2018, Abraham refused to be in the "Celebrity Boxing Match," a charity match that spreads anti-bullying messages, that she had been promoting for months, as per TMZ's reports.

In 2019, she starred on the MTV series "Ex on the Beach."

Ashley Salazar now has a son.

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Ashley Salazar has a son.

Salazar had her aunt and uncle adopt her baby on "16 & Pregnant," a decision that was hard for her for years afterward. In an article for Parenting that she wrote in 2015, Salazar wrote that she was in college and she still got to see her daughter from time to time.

In 2017, Salazar and her first child's biological father, Justin Lane, welcomed a son, Phoenix. Salazar and Lane are no longer together.

Jordan Cashmyer hasn't had more children.

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She has one daughter.

While on "16 & Pregnant," Cashmyer and then-boyfriend Derek Taylor were homeless while she was pregnant with their daughter, Genevieve.

In 2016, she shared in a Facebook post that she was in rehab in 2014 for drug use, but is now "for the first time in a long time, thinking clearly." 

Earlier this year, she resurfaced on Instagram with her boyfriend Keith Boyer although it's not clear if they're still together or not.


Leah Messer is a mother of three.

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Leah Messer has three daughters.
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After getting divorced from the two fathers of her three children, Cory Simms and Jeremy Calvert, Messer (who still stars in "Teen Mom 2") went to rehab for depression and anxiety.

Although she lost primary custody of her twins, Ali and Aleeah, in 2016 she was awarded 50/50 custody that she shares with Simms and his wife, Miranda.

In November 2018, Messer opened up about her past problem with prescription pill abuse while recording her podcast, as per Us Weekly's reports. 

In July 2018, Messer started dating Jason Jordan. In 2019, Messer confirmed the couple had broken up on an episode of "Teen Mom 2."

Earlier this year, she released her memoir, "Hope, Grace, & Faith."

Messer currently stars on "Teen Mom 2." 

Kristina Robinson is now Kristina Head.

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She has three children.

On "16 & Pregnant," the father of Robinson's child passed away before their son, Lukas, was born.

Today, she's married to TJ Head, and they have two sons together, Tommie and Layton.

Summer Rewis has since had another child.

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She has two sons.

While on season five of "16 & Pregnant," Summer Rewis and her husband, DJ, struggled to prepare for a baby. At the end of the episode, she gave birth to their son, Peyton Daniel. 

In August 2013, prior to the episode's filming, Summer and DJ got married, though MTV referred to DJ as her boyfriend in the episode.

The couple has since had another child, but Rewis has recently shared on social media that she is no longer with DJ. 

Ultimately, Rewis said she doesn't regret being filmed by MTV. 

"I don't regret doing it," she told The Ashley in 2016. "It was for a good cause. And everyone has different opinions, some good some bad. I think my episode was perfect. Right on point on everything that goes on in my life. There wasn't anything at all left out that I can see."

Amber Portwood has a son and daughter.

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Amber has a son and a daughter.
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Since her debut on "16 & Pregnant," Portwood has had her share of ups and downs. The show followed her as she and Gary Shirley broke up and welcomed their daughter Leah into the.

"Teen Mom" followed Portwood through her turbulent relationship with Matt Baier, her jail sentence, and her candid discussions about her past drug use and mental health issues. 

In 2018, Portwood and her now ex-boyfriend Andrew Glennon welcomed their first child together, a son named James.

Her daughter, Leah, now also has a younger half-sister from her dad's marriage to his wife, Kristina.

Portwood still stars on "Teen Mom OG."

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