Teen Moms Out Of Control! The 50 Wildest Moments Of MTV’s Mothers

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Sep. 22 2016, Updated 3:21 p.m. ET

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For years, MTV’s Teen Moms have shocked America with disturbing behavior and controversial incidents that never seem to end. Since starring on Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2, the young mothers’ messy personal lives have included porn, drug addiction, infidelity, custody battles and domestic violence. Click through RadarOnline.com’s gallery to see the wildest moments of Farrah Abraham, Leah Messer, Jenelle Evans, and more.

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Porn Queen: In a Teen Mom’s most mind-blowing move ever, Farrah Abraham appeared in the 2013 XXX porn tape, Back Door Teen Mom with porn star James Deen. While she’s always insisted the blue movie was a “personal” sex tape that was inadvertently leaked, sources said it was a bid to make megabucks and stay in the spotlight. As RadarOnline.com has reported since then, Abraham has proudly plugged her tape while partying at porn events.

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Cheating Star: Leah Messer appeared headed for her second divorce after husband Jeremy Calvert publicly accused her of cheating—and the “other man” backed him up! While Messer vehemently denied being unfaithful, her ex-boyfriend Robbie Kidd said she cheated on Calvert with him. Kidd told In Touch that in October 2014, he asked Messer “if she wanted to come over and talk. Leah didn’t hesitate. She came right over, and one thing led to another and we had sex. We wore protection. That was the one and only time.”

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Bad News Baby Daddy!: Just weeks after then-teenager Chelsea Houska gave birth to their daughter Aubree, her on-off boyfriend Adam Lind attacked her with a slew of abusive text messages. “You fat stretch mark bitch...Tell me where and when to sign the rights over for that mistake,” he said, referring to his adorable newborn. Houska now has another boyfriend.

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Busted For DUI: In March 2013, Farrah Abraham was busted for DUI in Omaha, Nebraska allegedly just after 1 a.m. after hanging a wide turn and nearly hitting a police cruiser. In a breathalyzer test, Abraham reportedly blew a .147, nearly twice the Nebraska legal limit. As Radar reported, Abraham pled guilty to DUI and avoided jail time, getting a plea deal of six months probation, a $500 fine, and an ignition interlock device in her car, which kept her from driving without first giving a breath test.

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Drowning In Drugs: Jenelle Evans and her husband, Courtland Rogers, hit rock bottom in 2013 when they got arrested by police who found heroin in their possession after they had called cops to their home following an argument. Charges were dropped against Evans while Rogers later was jailed for violating his probation in relation to the incident. She divorced him. Since then, the reality mom has claimed to be sober.

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‘Slut’ Slam: Leah Messer’s life spiraled out of control in late 2014 when her husband Jeremy Calvert blasted her on Twitter, calling her a “slut” and accusing her of cheating. “Well that was a surprise kinda u did it to Corey and now me with the same person good job slut,” the pipeline engineer wrote. As Radar readers know, Messer infamously admitted to cheating on ex-husband Corey Simms with her former boyfriend, Robbie Kidd, just a week before their October 2010 wedding. (They split up just six months later.) “I don’t give a fuck done protecting ur a** good luck,” Calvert added on Twitter. “Caught ya b*tch.” Messer has denied cheating.

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Plastic Is Fantastic?: Teen Mom 2’s Jenelle Evans got a boob job in 2012 when she was just 20 years old. Jenelle happily tweeted “was a B is now a full C” and showed off her new look in a pink Victoria’s Secret bikini. But the reality star who’s discussed her body issues on the show also insisted via Twitter that was the only plastic surgery she’d ever do.

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Big Bong: Catelynn Lowell is perhaps the tamest of the teen moms, but an embarrassing photo of her smoking a bong went viral in 2012. Lowell and boyfriend Tyler Baltierra gave up their daughter for adoption but in late 2014, were expecting their second child (whom they will keep). They also planned to wed.

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Memoir Madness: Kailyn Lowry has revealed in her book Pride Over Pity that she suffered from anorexia and bulimia after her mother cruelly taunted her. Chunky Monkey “was… my mom’s nickname for me,” Lowry wrote. “Don’t most body image issues start at home? Mine did.” She said her eating disorder returned when she became famous on MTV but is now recovered.

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Bikini Babe: Jenelle Evans has caused controversy by posting provocative selfies of her body. While pregnant, she posted a pregnant bikini photo —and after giving birth to son Kaiser, she bared her body in a bikini once again to show fans she’d slimmed down.

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Unfaithful Husband?: While Leah Messer’s husband Jeremy Calvert has accused her of cheating (a claim confirmed by Messer’s ex-beau Robbie Kidd but denied by Messer), Radar also exposed how Calvert devastated Messer with flirty texts and Twitter messages with single mom Brittany Musick. Then Messer got in a Twitter war with Musick as the Teen Mom huffed online, “seeking attention gets us nowhere.” Musick tweeted back, “Since people think I’m ‘seeking attention,’ I guess I’ll just go along with it! This should be fun.”

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Telling All: In Sept. 2014, as Radar has reported, former Teen Mom star Amber Portwood opened up in her book Never Too Late. In the tome, Portwood revealed her past drug addiction, suicide attempts and sex addiction. The TV star, now sober, recalled the pain, writing about one of several suicide attempts, “I just took a cord into the bathroom and hung it on the fan in the ceiling, and I looped it around my neck.” Portwood lived to tell the tale and has put her life back together.

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IRS Trouble: Maci Bookout owes the IRS nearly $80,000 in unpaid taxes from 2011, according to a tax lien obtained by In Touch. Sources said Bookout, the mother of one, had been blowing her MTV cash on flights from her home state of Tenn. to Texas to visit her boyfriend Taylor McKinney

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Pill-Popping Problems: Radar has revealed Leah Messer’s dangerous painkiller habit and a source claiming to be her drug dealer also told In Touch that the mother of three had been “getting high for years” on dangerous narcotics including Vicodin, Lortab, Percocet and Oxycodone. “She’s picked up 30 to 40 pills at a time from me,” the drug dealer alleged. Messer didn’t respond to the report but has been seen on camera taking prescription pills.

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Boyfriend Betrayal: Teen Moms aren’t known for great taste in men! In her autobiography Pride Over Pity, Kailyn Lowry claimed while pregnant with son Isaac in 2009, her baby daddy Jo Rivera hooked up with a Taco Bell coworker. “I was preparing to have a baby, and the father of my child was cheating on me,” she wrote. “I felt duped, cheated and humiliated.”

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Epic Feud: Jenelle Evans and Farrah Abraham have been at each other’ throats since Abraham slammed Evans for her second pregnancy. In July 2014, Evans took to her Twitter account to un-follow her enemy. “Dude… Why in the f*** was my twitter following Farrah for?!” Evans tweeted.“#BlockedForever” In response, Abraham told Radar, “LMAO. Why do I care? “I’m happy she can leave me alone and focus on being a mother.”

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Cheating Confession!: In February 2012, Leah Messer admitted on Twitter that she had slept with ex Robbie Kidd just one week before walking down the aisle with Corey Simms. “Okay, I cheated a week before my wedding people. I’m tired of hearing about it,” she wrote. “At least I’m not a coward, and can admit my faults!” Messer and Simms divorced.

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Cougar Kailyn: In 2011, before she met now-husband Javi Marroquin, Kailyn Lowry dated local high school senior Mike Lush, then just 17. “They met on Twitter and started hanging out. Now they’re inseparable,” an insider told In Touch at the time.

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Custody Battle: Leah Messer’s first husband Corey Simms fought her for custody of their 4-year-old twins Ali and Aleeah after he suspected Messer had been using drugs. But as Radar exclusively revealed, the two finally settled the custody issue, agreeing to abide by a shared parenting plan for their kids in which Simms will have Ali and Aleeah three nights a week, while Messer will take her two oldest daughters for four evenings. However, sources later told Radar Messer was furious about the arrangement.

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Escort War: Farrah Abraham was rocked by another scandal in 2013 when her former friend, Myla Sinanaj, claimed the Back Door Teen Mom star was paying her rent by working for the world’s oldest profession! But Abraham quickly denied it, saying “I don’t escort and never have.” She did admit she’d been approached frequently to represent sugar daddy web sites, however. “I guess I fit the mold or something,” she shrugged to OK!

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Beaten Beau: On a season 4 episode of Teen Mom 2, Kailyn Lowry was caught on camera pushing her boyfriend Javi Marroquin. “I’m going to f***ing knock him out!” she screamed on the 2013 episode, after Marroquin neglected to take the dogs out. She then ran upstairs and shoved him with both arms. Lowry later apologized to fans for her behavior, saying she was “humiliated” and that she’d been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Months later, Lowry and Marroquin married.

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Back In His Arms: Chelsea Houska shocked fans on a Teen Mom 2 finale special in which she admitted to sleeping with ex Adam Lind months prior while he was on a break from his pregnant girlfriend, Taylor Halbur. However, “Chelsea learned her lesson,” a friend told Radar.

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F-Bomb Fight: Radar revealed that Jenelle Evans and baby daddy Nathan Griffith had an explosive, expletive- filled fight while she was pregnant with their son Kaiser. The video showed the parents-to-be screaming and yelling at each other after Evans apparently caught Griffith talking to his ex-girlfriend behind her back. Evans’ boyfriend was heard repeatedly telling her to “get the f**k out” of their house, claiming she is a “f**king b***h” to her son and maintaining that he’s in trouble with the “f**king law” because of his relationship with her. 

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Teen Mom Mayhem: Kailyn Lowry started a Twitter war with Jenelle Evans in September 2013, accusing her troubled costar of accepting cash from a social media site for gossiping about other Teen Mom stars. “Whatever, write your Sulia links and collect your dirty money,” Lowry huffed.

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Secret Abortion: Jenelle Evans admitted on camera that she had aborted her baby by then-husband Courtland Rogers. But that was news to him! “Nobody told me anything,” Rogers told Radar. But not only did Jenelle abort her husband’s baby without his knowledge, she got pregnant with another man’s child while he was in jail.

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Ongoing Violence: On the MTV hit’s season 5 finale, Kailyn Lowry told Dr. Drew she had physically attacked husband Javi Marroquin after their infamous 2013 fight— as recently as the night before filming! “Have I pushed him? Yeah…I’ve smacked him in the face,” she admitted on the April 2014 special.

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Wild Excuse: When North Carolina cops stopped Jenelle Evans’ boyfriend Nathan Griffith in September 2013 – and later busted him for a series of charges including a DUI and resisting arrest – she had a racy excuse for his erratic driving skills. Evans told officers they were rushing home to have sex!

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Tables Turned? On the Teen Mom 2 season finale, Adam Lind accused Chelsea Houska of cheating on him with his friend— while she was pregnant with Aubree! But a friend of Houska denied his claims. “Adam left Chelsea, and she started dating a mutual friend who was a really nice guy,” a pal explains to Radar. “She wasn’t sleeping around or trying to hurt Adam like he says.”

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Heroin Hell: Jenelle Evans revealed that at the height of her heroin addiction she was blowing a ton of money on her habit. Responding to one Twitter user’s claim that she spent $250 a day, she tweeted that “actually it was $400, and addiction is a disease so u shouldn't put me down.”

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Infidelity Charges: On the “Ask The Moms” TV special, Amber Portwood accused her baby daddy, Gary Shirley, of cheating on her (while she spent 17 months behind bars after failing to comply with mandatory terms of her drug program). However, Shirley claimed on Facebook he’d told Portwood over the phone about new galpal Kristina Anderson. But in another bombshell, Radar revealed that Shirley, the father of Amber Portwood’s daughter Leah, is expecting a baby with Anderson.

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Caught On Camera: In 2012, Jenelle Evans was filmed snorting a white substance, which was reportedly crushed up pills. A close source told RadarOnline.com that the reality TV star “bought the pills from a drug dealer.” The insider, who claimed Jenelle became “mellow and zoned out” when high, added: “The pills are Percocet and she did not have a prescription for them.”

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Revealing Herself: Though she didn’t follow through with the idea of stripping for Playboy, Chelsea Houska did reveal her bikini body on Instagram — while flipping off the camera!

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Drug Damage: In late 2012 Jenelle Evans was hospitalized and had eight cysts removed from her ovaries. But in a Twitter exchange with her followers the admitted heroin addict revealed she also had “lung work” done after “smoking out of kieffers sic TOXIC wooden pipes.” She was referring to her ex-boyfriend Kieffer Delp, who was selling pipes online at one point.

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Abusive Mom: Farrah Abraham’s bizarre relationship with her mother Debra Danielson has been a shocker. In January 2010 Abraham argued with her mother Danielson, who allegedly hit and choked Farrah. Danielson was arrested because of the incident and ordered into anger management counseling.

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Boyfriend Battle: Jenelle Evans was granted a one-year restraining order against her ex-fiancé Gary Head after the couple was arrested after getting in a vicious fight in 2012. A source told RadarOnline.com that Head allegedly “beat the sh*t out of her” and reportedly tried to strangle her with a sheet. Gary later implied that there was more to the story by tweeting: "Why fight the case and risk time when I can plea (sic) guilty and walk with the bargain. Either way we both walked away happy."

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Drug Confessions: Amber Portwood disclosed her history of pill popping in her memoir Never Too Late, “Adderall was the first pill I ever took,” she explained in the book – but noted it would definitely not be the last. Eventually, Portwood got hooked on opiates like Hydros, Oxy and Klonopin. She stopped drugs while pregnant with daughter Leah but started abusing prescription pills after the birth. Portwood cleaned up her act while behind bars.

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Naked And Afraid: Jenelle Evans is known for posting sexy pictures of herself on Twitter. But in early 2013 she was horrified when her former boss tweeted photos of her posing naked. In a vulgar taunt James Duffy added: “Jenelle, I didn’t have to pay you for sex, you did that free for daddy.”

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Cyber Stalker?: In 2012 Jenelle Evans was charged with allegedly threatening and making harassing phone calls to her ex-roommate, Hannah Inman. No sooner had those charges been dropped than Hannah’s then roommate – and Evans’ former boss James Duffy – filed his own charges, claiming that the MTV star had cyber stalked him too. But that case was later dismissed in court.

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Domestic Violence: Amber Portwood was shown on Teen Mom physically attacking her baby daddy Gary Shirley, including an assault in which he refused to defend himself. After an investigation by Indiana cops and Child Protective Services, Portwood was charged with domestic violence. After being put on probation, Portwood was arrested in December 2011 for possession of a controlled substance and was later charged with violating her probation on her earlier domestic-violence charges by failing to comply with mandatory terms of her drug program. Portwood spent 17 months behind bars.

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Violent Past: Jenelle Evans was caught on tape viciously punching another girl in 2011. The victim was Brittany Truett, who told ABC Affiliate WWAY that jealousy motivated the attack. The teen mom allegedly thought Truett was flirting with her then boyfriend Kieffer Delp.

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Mental Illness: Even Catelynn Lowell has been plagued by personal problems. She recently confided to In Touch that a mental disorder nearly took her life. Lowell, who is engaged to Tyler Baltierra, said, “I started having severe panic and anxiety attacks in the middle of the night, which led me into a deep depression…I felt I’d be better off dead.” After Baltierra convinced her to seek help, she was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety and, along with taking medication to treat her illness, was advised to speak with a counselor.

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Gone To Pot While Pregnant?: As Radar previously reported, a pregnant Jenelle Evans was smoking marijuana during her second trimester! Radar obtained disturbing text messages in which the Evans said she planned to get high with a pal just before flying out of Los Angeles to her home in South Carolina. “We can smoke and chill on a huge f**king blunt lol,” Evans wrote her friend in a Feb. 2014 text. Evans later denied using drugs while pregnant.

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Speeding While Expecting: While eight months pregnant, Jenelle Evans got pulled over for speeding, Radar learned. According to court records obtained by Radar, Evans was pulled over in Columbus County, North Carolina in April 2014.

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Rape Revelations: In her memoir, Pride Over Pity, Kailyn Lowry revealed she was raped by a boyfriend at just 15— and subsequently became pregnant. Though she wanted to keep the baby, her troubled mother, Suzi, encouraged her to get an abortion. “It felt as though they had taken every fiber of my being…I felt a mother’s grief.” Sadly, Lowry was raped again by an acquaintance after the birth of her son Isaac.

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Racist Slur: While her baby daddy Nathan Griffith was in jail, Jenelle Evans got into a vile Facebook fight with her ex-boyfriend Kieffer Delp in which she called him the N-word. She compared Griffith to Delp in the messages, writing, “Wouldn’t trade him for a N****R like u,”in the message obtained by Radar. Delp wrote back, “Your breakin my heart crybaby tell M***o quit the roids his wiener will work then haha enjoying wishing he would treat you like I did that is what you said ain’t it.” Evans responded, “… go f**king kill yrself, cuz nobody would ever care not even yr own mother.”

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Wrecking Rehab: Farrah Abraham went to rehab in Florida in 2013 after doing her notorious Back Door Teen Mom porn tape. But even that turned into a scandal as she was reportedly released from the clinic for being a “disruptive influence” on other patients.

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Wild Wedding: Jenelle Evans and her fiancé Courtland Rogers had a quickie courthouse wedding in December 2012, just weeks after meeting each other. Appearing in a North Carolina court, the two tied the knot in front of the magistrate—just hours after, on that same day, Courtland had been in another courtroom in the same court house facing felony charges for taking property by false pretense.

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Another Pill Popper?: According to an explosive report in Star magazine, Chelsea Houska struggled with a prescription pill problem. Star’s source said Houska was popping Ambien, obtained from a friend, and was also drinking heavily. However, Houska has denied the story.

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Rehab Rejected: As Radar reported in 2013, Jenelle Evans bailed on rehab, just four days after admitting herself. A source told Radar of the reality star who’s had scrapes with the law, “She wasn’t in rehab that long because she doesn’t think she really needs it.”

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Plastic Surgery Addiction: Former Teen Mom turned XXX porn star Farrah Abraham told In Touch about her major plastic surgery tune-up in 2013, revealing she underwent a second breast augmentation surgery three days after her 22nd birthday, upgrading her cup size from a C to a D and replacing her saline implants with silicone ones. It was the fourth time Abraham had gone under the knife in less than three years. Farrah, who spent almost $30,000 on a nose job, chin implant and two breast surgeries, explained, "I want to look my best. And I'm looking amazing."

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