Teen Mom was an MTV reality television series that first aired in 2009. It has since had multiple spin-offs and has been host to some interesting characters. While teenage pregnancies are difficult situations, many of these women had even more serious things going on in their lives. Fans everywhere can agree that some (not all) of the moms who starred on the show were not fit to be parents, regardless of their age.
These young moms got into a lot of trouble – some of which was caught on camera, some of which occurred later. But which of the many young ladies have gotten in the most trouble?
Jenelle Evans for the win
Jenelle Evans wins the title of Teen Mom in the most trouble. Evans appeared on Teen Mom 2 between the years of 2011 and 2017. Although the 27-year-old is now married to David Eason, with whom she has one child, she was previously (during the show) married to Courtland Rogers. Evans also has a child with her ex-husband.
Although Evans may have cleaned up since her last arrest was in 2015, she has a rap record including an incredible fifteen incidents. Most of them weren’t simple charges, either. The first, for example, was a breaking and entering charge where Evans was also charged with drug possession. This took place in North Carolina in October 2010.
In March of 2012, Evans was arrested for an outstanding warrant revolving around cyberstalking. Then, in August of 2013, Evans had a bunch of charges laid against her. It included possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, and simple assault. Her last known arrest was for driving without a license in February of 2015.
Amber Portwood appeared on both 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. Portwood has two children. The first, Leah, she had when she was eighteen – which is how she ended up on the shows in the first place. It was an incident with Leah’s father that led to Portwood’s biggest legal issues. Her second child, James, as born in 2018 post-prison.
Although Portwood hasn’t been arrested as many times as Evans has, her crimes are much more serious. While still on the show (and with the camera crew filming) Portwood and her boyfriend of the time, Gary Shirley, were involved in an incredibly violent domestic violence incident. Portwood was the main aggressor in the situation, although neither was innocent by any means.
With the whole thing on tape, Portwood pled guilty to her charges, which included two felony counts of domestic assault, one felony count of neglect of a dependent, and one misdemeanor domestic assault. Although originally offered drug rehabilitation in lieu of prison, Portwood chose prison.
In 2011, Portwood violated her parole but did not have to return to prison. When she violated parole for a second time in 2012, however, she was sentenced to two additional years. Also, Amber Portwood and her previous boyfriend, Gary Shirley are not allowed to be around one another when their daughter is present.
While Farrah Abraham can only be confirmed to have been arrested once, she is worth mentioning on this short-list because of the many, many other troubles she has caused. As for the arrest, Abraham received a DUI in Omaha, Nebraska in March of 2013.
As for the rest of her troubles, well, let’s just say she is one of the least liked Teen Moms in a cast full of catty women. Abraham has also come under fire for her parenting (or lack of). This includes giving her daughter detox tea, allowing her daughter to snap chat with total strangers, and giving her young child the power to hire or fire people at will.