‘Teen Mom 2:’ New Cast Member Jade Cline Opens Up About Her Parents’ Struggles With Addiction

Now that Jenelle Evans is no longer a part of Teen Mom 2, the producers have decided to bring another mom to the table. Jade Cline, formerly of Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant, is the newest cast member to join Teen Mom 2. And on last night’s reunion special, Cline was introduced to the world through an interview with Kailyn Lowry and Lindsie Chrisley of the popular podcast Coffee Convos. During the discussion, Cline opened up about her parents’ drug abuse and her tragic childhood.

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Jade Cline from ‘Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant’ will replace Jenelle Evans on ‘Teen Mom 2.’ | Jade Cline via Instagram

Cline said her mother and step-father had been addicts her whole life

Cline definitely hasn’t had an easy childhood, and things have only gotten more complicated since she became a mother as a teen. Her rocky relationship with now-ex Sean Austin was followed on the series Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant. But the drama in Cline’s personal life started pretty much from birth, since her parents have struggled with drug addiction for as long as she can remember. In an interview with Kailyn Lowry and Lindsie Chrisley, Cline said her mother had been an addict on and off for years; one minute, she would have her mom back and things would be normal, and then next minute, her mom was addicted once more. Cline also revealed that her stepfather had recently been incarcerated for drugs as well.

Cline’s biological father committed suicide when she was six months old

The newest Teen Mom 2 star is excited to share her story with fans, but it definitely hasn’t been an easy road. Cline has only known life with a step-father. She also revealed during the interview that her biological father tragically committed suicide when she was only six months old. Cline eventually got upset during the interview, wiping back tears as she questioned why her family doesn’t love her. “I feel like my real dad never loved me enough to stay, and now I feel like I have a second chance at a father, and he never loved me enough to stay clean,” Cline said.

Jade Cline opened up in a recent interview with Kailyn Lowry and Lindsie Chrisley

Kailyn Lowry and Tyler Baltierra understand what Cline is going through with addiction

During the interview, Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry chimed in to tell Cline that she related to her situation and sympathizes with everything she’s gone through. Since the early days of 16 and Pregnant, Lowry has had a difficult relationship with her own mother, who is also an addict. Lowry said her mother would go from sober to not sober all the time, to the point where Lowry eventually had to just cut her out of her life. She said it wasn’t worth constantly disappointing herself.

Meanwhile, Teen Mom OG star Tyler Baltierra, who was also present for the interview with his wife, Caitlynn, felt what Cline was going through as well. Baltierra’s relationship with his father has been documented on the show for years, and his father has been in and out of rehab several times. Baltierra has not cut his dad off the way Lowry did with her mom, and he said he isn’t strong enough to do so. Cline felt warmly welcomed to the show, and she seems excited to give everyone a more personal look at her life.

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