’16 & Pregnant’ and ‘Teen Mom’ Stars: Then and Now

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Whitney Purvis
Whitney Purvis
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16 & Pregnant’s Whitney Purvis welcomed her second son with on-again off-again boyfriend Weston Gosa in October. The 22-year-old and Gosa are already parents to 5-year-old Weston Jr. Things haven’t always been peachy for the couple. They were arrested for joint criminal trespassing in December 2012. Gosa was also arrested for a DUI that year.
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Lori Wickelhaus
Lori Wickelhaus
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Lori Wickelhaus and her ex-boyfriend Cory Haskett made the tough decision to put their son Aiden up for adoption on the second season of 16 & Pregnant. In 2013, Wickelhaus gave birth to a daughter, Rylynn, with fiancé Jo Amos. Up until the late stages of her pregnancy, she had been taking college classes and working at a nursing home.
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Megan McConnell
Megan McConnell
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16 & Pregnant season 2 star Megan McConnell announced back in August that she’s – surprise – pregnant with her second child. The 21-year-old said the father is her live-in boyfriend, Chase, whom she met through co-star Kayla Jordan. McConnell was previously married to her first child’s father, Nathan Stone, but the two divorced in 2012.
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Kayla Jordan
Kayla Jordan
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Kayla Jordan, who gave birth to son Rylan on 16 & Pregnant, was engaged to her boyfriend J.R. Davis when the show ended. But she’s since broken things off with Davis and as of 2013, she was working as a full-time waitress/bartender.
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Felicia Cooke
Felicia Cooke
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Felicia Cooke, who gave birth to a daughter named Genesis on 16 & Pregnant, welcomed her second daughter, Giselle, in May. The father of both children is Alex Gutierrez, but it’s unclear if Cooke and Gutierrez are still together.
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Christinna Cook
Christinna Cook
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In 2009, Christinna Cook gave birth to a baby girl named Destiny. Fans of the show might remember the cringeworthy moment she was pressured by the grandmother of her baby daddy, high school football star Isiah Robinson, to take a DNA test to prove he was indeed the father. Cook and Robinson ran off and got married on the show, but they've since divorced. Cook's second child, another girl, was born in April.
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Brooke Smitherman-Tarrant
Brooke Smitherman-Tarrant
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Brooke Smitherman-Tarrant and Cody Tarrant made history (sort of) when they became the first couple of 16 & Pregnant to get married before their child was born. They welcomed a son, Brody, on the show in 2009, and three years later, they welcomed their second child – a daughter named Ryley. Smitherman-Tarrant hasn’t really made headlines since.
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Aubrey Wolters
Aubrey Wolters
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Aubrey Wolters married her son Austin’s father, Brandon Akerill, in front of the 16 & Pregnant cameras, but the two divorced in 2011. That same year, she was diagnosed with non-cancerous thyroid tumors, and got arrested for shoplifting at Walmart and possession of pills she was not prescribed. Earlier this year, she gave birth to her second child.
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Farrah Abraham
Farrah Abraham
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By this point, Farrah Abraham is one of the most infamous Teen Mom alums. Following her stint on the show, she got breast implants (twice), had a failed attempt at a singing career, and filmed a “sex tape” with male porn star James Deen in 2013. Keepin’ it classy.
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Amber Portwood
Amber Portwood
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Amber Portwood’s no model citizen. After serving less than two years of a five year sentence, Portwood was released from prison in 2013 thanks to good behavior. The 24-year-old mom of 5-year-old Leah is now reportedly dating a man 19 years her senior – and he has a criminal wrap sheet longer than hers.
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Jenelle Evans
Jenelle Evans
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Jenelle Evans – better known as the girl who tried to postpone her jail sentence to go to a Ke$ha concert – has certainly been keeping busy since first appearing on 16 & Pregnant in 2009. Her second child, Kaiser, turned six months old on December 29. She and Kaiser’s dad Nathan Griffith just moved into a new home and both of them are in school full-time. She’s reportedly training to be a surgical assistant. Can’t say we’d want to be her patient…
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Maci Bookout
Maci Bookout
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16 & Pregnant/Teen Mom star Maci Bookout, 23, just announced she is expecting her second child. The dad is her longtime beau Taylor McKinney. Bookout welcomed her first child, a baby boy named Bentley, on the first season of 16 & Pregnant back in 2009. Bentley’s dad, Bookout’s ex Ryan Edwards, has remained involved in his son’s life.
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Chelsea Houska
Chelsea Houska
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The 23-year-old Teen Mom 2 star, and mom to 5-year-old Aubree, has found a new man! After dumping her screw-up baby daddy Adam Lind, Houska has moved on with 25-year-old traffic specialist Cole DeBoer. Apparently, even Houska’s protective father approves this time.
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Leah Messer-Calvert
Leah Messer-Calvert
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Leah Messer-Calvert split with husband Corey Simms, the father of her twins Ali and Aleeah, in 2011 after two years of marriage. A year later she married Jeremy Calvert and they welcomed a daughter, Addalynn, in 2013. The two are apparently working through a rough patch after Calvert accused Leah of cheating on him. Despite hinting she may be done with reality TV, the 22-year-old is reportedly returning for Teen Mom 2’s upcoming sixth season.
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Kailyn Lowry
Kailyn Lowry
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16 & Pregnant/Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry shares custody of her son Isaac with ex Jo Rivera and has been married to Javi Marroquin since 2012. She and Marroquin have a one-year-old son named Lincoln together. According to her website, Lowry is attending Delaware State University to get her degree in Mass Communications.
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Catelynn Lowell
Catelynn Lowell
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Catelynn Lowell, who welcomed daughter Carly on the first season of 16 & Pregnant and decided to put her up for adoption, is currently expecting her second child with fiancé Tyler Baltierra. The two have decided to raise their second child together and according to Lowell’s Instagram, Baltierra surprised her with a brand new engagement ring for Christmas.
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Adam Lind
Adam Lind
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While his ex Chelsea Houska has found happiness with a new man, Adam Lind has only managed to find more trouble. The construction worker is facing stalking charges after an alleged altercation with ex-girlfriend Brooke Beaton. Beaton filed a restraining order against Lind in November.
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Jo Rivera
Jo Rivera
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Jo Rivera, who shares custody of his son Isaac with Kailyn Lowry, sparked engagement rumors in November after his girlfriend Vee Torres was spotted wearing a sparkler. Turns out it wasn’t true. But maybe someday…if Rivera ever gets over his commitment issues.
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Corey Simms
Corey Simms
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Corey Simms has been embroiled in a nasty custody battle with ex Leah Messer-Calvert over their twin girls since their split in 2011. Earlier in December, Simms won an extra night with the girls, giving him custody three nights a week, while Messer-Calvert has them for four. Simms, 25, remarried in 2013.

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