When MTV introduced fans to Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Farrah Abraham and Catelynn Lowell on season 1 in 2009, fans immediately connected with their storylines. The four girls returned for season 1 of Teen Mom to portray the high and lows of teen pregnancy, which included struggles with relationships.
Eight out of 10 teen dads do not go on to marry the mothers of their children, according to Dr. Oz.com. Most teen couples who experience a pregnancy don’t stay together.
This was true for Maci, Amber and Farrah. Maci split from high school sweetheart Ryan Edwards in 2010 — barely one year after they welcomed their first child together, son Bentley, in October 2008. While they both have moved on, as Maci is married and welcomed two other children with husband Taylor McKinney and Ryan is married and welcomed two additional children with wife Mackenzie Standifer, the exes are still not on good terms 10 years later.
Farrah split from late ex-boyfriend Derek Underwood — who is the father of her daughter, Sophia — while she was still pregnant. Unfortunately, Derek died in December 2008 after a car crash, just months before Sophia was born in February 2009. Farrah was fired from Teen Mom OG in October 2017.
Amber and her boyfriend, Gary Shirley, were together for two and a half years when they learned they were pregnant with their first child together. Amber gave birth to their daughter, Leah, in November 2008. The couple’s relationship quickly turned volatile and fans witnessed several domestic violence incidents between Amber and Gary on the show. Despite their issues, Gary proposed to Amber twice but they split for good when she was sentenced to five years in prison in January 2012. She only served 16 months in prison and was released on November 4, 2013. By the time of her release, Gary had already moved on with Kristina Anderson. The couple welcomed their only child, daughter Emilee, in April 2015 and tied the knot that September.
Catelynn is the only one of the original Teen Mom cast members who is still in a relationship with the father of her first child. Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra welcomed their first daughter, Carolyn ‘Carly’ Elizabeth Davis, in May 2009 and placed her for adoption shortly after her birth. Despite several obstacles, the couple eventually tied the knot in August 2015 and have welcomed two additional daughters since.