Note From The Ashley: This article is almost a year old, so a lot of the information is not up-to-date. (It was written before the first season of ‘Teen Mom 2’ started.) Please keep that in mind!
OK, so we know what happened to some of the stars of 16 & Pregnant, Season 1: we know that Maci eventually found love again, we know that Farrah ended up having drama with her mama, we know that Catelynn and Tyler are doing great, and we know that Amber (or as she is more appropriately called “AMBO”) is a boyfriend-beating, ex-con-dating creepo that uses too much self-tanner.
But do you ever wonder what happened to the other girls from the first season of the show? You know, the ones that don’t get an MTV paycheck anymore? Well, The Ashley does, so she was determined to find out where those girls are today and how they’re doing.
She also wanted to know about the girls from 16 & Pregnant Season 2. Those girls were remarkably more trainwrecky than the first crop, so I had to find out what happened to them as well? The pressing questions must be answered: who couldn’t hack it as a mom? Who made a return trip to ‘the clinic?’ Is anyone pregnant again? The Ashley must know!
Let’s start with the girls from Season 1. Four out of the six girls featured in Season 1 are now on Teen Mom. But what happened to those other girls?
Ebony Jackson was the girl that had to give up her dreams of being in the Air Force because she was pregnant. Her baby daddy Josh continues with his plans to join the Air Force. So where is she now? Ebony married baby daddy Josh, who just graduated tech school and is now in the operational Air Force. Although Ebony never made it into the Air Force herself, she did graduate from high school so that’s a plus!
Whitney Purvis was the girl who was pregnant and living with her also-pregnant mother at her grandma’s house. (Member her?) Well, she’s still with the baby’s daddy, Weston, and they are planning to get married. You may remember that it was later revealed that their baby, Weston Jr., was diagnosed with a rare liver disorder. He’s apparently still doing fine.
However, according to Whitney’s formspring account, she’s already had at least one more pregnancy scare since we last saw her. Lovely. Seriously, use a freaking condom, girl! They’re not that expensive…I have coupons! I’ll send you one just strap it on!! Geez!
Jenelle Evans was the girl that looked like a young, white trash version of Reese Witherspoon. She was arguably the girl that was most unfit to be a mother. After her episode aired, video of her smoking pot (while pregnant, naturally) was leaked. One of Jenelle’s (I’m guessing now former) friends also revealed via Formspring that Jenelle smoked pot in front of baby Jace, and that Jenelle left the baby in the car while she went to a party. Who knows if these accusations are true, but judging from the way she acted on her episode, it’s not all that far out.
So where is she now? Jenelle signed over her custody rights (not sure if it was temporary or permanent) to her mother after she failed a drug test. Although the baby still lives with Jenelle and her mom, her mom is the primary and legal caregiver (thank God!)
Where’s the baby’s dad? Well, he was in jail (of course), but is now out but does not see his son (s). He is allegedly dating a 17-year-old (um, he’s 25). There are also rumors that he has fathered two other children other than Jace (awesome. Can someone please put a muzzle on his penis?)
Jenelle has a new boyfriend named Kiefer (LOL). She claims to be on birth control, therefore she doesn’t use condoms. Why, you ask? As she says, “becuz i only have sex with kieffer and i kno he is clean and so am i.”
Super. She claims to be attending college, but with that spelling, I’m not so sure.
Lizzie Waller is now going by Lizzie Sickles. (If you’ll remember, Lizzie and her baby daddy, Skyler Sickles were engaged during their episode of the show.) They actually got married, and I’m assuming that it was a quick courthouse-sorta-thing because on her formspring she said she would like to have a big wedding for her 10 year anniversary and renew her vows. (Yeah, because that always ends up happening. I don’t know one person who had a quick wedding and actually followed through with having a big celebration later on. It just doesn’t happen. Sorry Lizzie, no dream wedding for you.)
According to her formspring account, she is now the Implanton form of birth control, which means baby Summer won’t be getting a sister or brother anytime soon! YAY! Being that they are still living with her parents, I think this is a wise decision. Good job kids!
Valerie Fairman, who just turned 17, is still with her baby daddy, Matt. They actually moved in together. (You may remember that during her 16 & Pregnant episode, Matt dumped Valerie and didn’t want to talk to her at all unless it was about the baby, Nevaeh…that’s ‘heaven’ spelled backwards, ya’ll!)
There have been fake “Valeries” going on Facebook and Formspring (LOL, I can’t believe people have so little to do that they create fake accounts for someone who was on one episode of an MTV show. That’s just plain sad.)
The fakers have said that Valerie is pregnant again (not true) and that she will be on the next Teen Mom (also not true). Valerie is good friends with Nicole, who was also on the second season of 16 & P.
Leah Messer is the girl that got double the “fun” when she realized she was pregnant with twins, by a guy she had just met. Corey seemed like a genuinely decent guy. She met and fornicated in a truck with him right after breaking up with her long-time boyfriend and got pregnant. They struggled to try to make it work.
So where is she now? Leah graduated from high school (good job! She had two babies and she still managed to graduate…ahem, AMBO.) Cory and Leah got back together in June of 2010 (yay for the babies!) and are living together. There’s a good chance Leah will be on Teen Mom Season 3, as she has been mysteriously “busy” since September 2010.
The only bad thing is that there is something wrong with Aliannah, one of the twins. Leah hasn’t come forward and revealed what it yet, but we may get to find out during Teen Mom. It is the result of the baby being born breech. There have been rumors of Down Syndrome, but there’s no confirmation on that, and it’s really none of our business as viewers. The twins do look very different, especially around the eyes. Here’s a little bit more info on it http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/AliannahSimms/mystory. (Update 1/12/11: The link has been disabled, MTV probably made her take it down.)
While doing the research for this “Where are they Now” post, The Ashley has discovered lots of interesting tidbits on the teen moms. Be on the lookout for a Frequently Asked Questions post coming soon!
By the way, if any of the above information is wrong, please correct me! The Ashley welcomes any of the real girls to confirm or deny anything that’s written here about them!