I’m back from a weekend of relaxation, and I’m ready for more Teen Mom writing. The recap was great and it looks like all of you enjoyed it too, judging by the fact that there are over 400 comments on that thread! Thank you for always being so supportive of the blog and understanding of my time off.
I get a lot of requests for updates on some of the people that have been featured on 16 & Pregnant throughout the seasons, so during the next month or so, I’m going to be posting small updates on each of them. I’ve been touching base with several sources in order to get inside information and figure out where things are headed for several of them, but for this post I’m just doing a quick update on some people you’ve heard more about recently.
First up is Jordan Cashmyer, who was featured on season 5 of 16 & Pregnant. During her episode, she and boyfriend Derek were homeless and living in a family friend’s living room for a while before making the decision to move to Texas in order to be closer to Derek’s dad after their daughter Genevieve was born. The couple has since moved back to Maryland where Derek is going to school in hopes of becoming a physical therapist down the road. Jordan had already graduated before MTV’s cameras started rolling, and it appears that she’s returned to school with the plan to become a cosmetologist, and her first day was last week. Jordan is attending Regency Beauty Institute, which has a school set up right in Baltimore where the couple is living. Not many of the girls featured on 16 & Pregnant ever achieve any education after high school, so congrats to Jordan on going to school and making an effort to have a career that she’s passionate about.
Next is Summer Rewis, who was featured alongside Jordan on season 5. Summer has had a tumultuous relationship with her mother who struggles with addiction problems, and also has been in the middle of a few cheating scandals since her episode was filmed. Summer has left her husband, D.J., but they are still legally married at this time. The couple has spent countless hours bashing each other on social media. D.J. allegedly dated one of the girls he cheated on Summer with, but they have since broken up. Summer dropped out of school in her episode, but has since decided to return to high school and get her high school diploma instead of getting her GED like she had planned on during her episode. Summer took to Facebook to share the news by saying,
I’m so excited about going back to finish high school. Even though I won’t be graduating with my class, I will graduate by next December! It’s gonna take time and a lot of hard work, but looking at Peyton every single day lets me know that I can do this. And in the end, it’s going to be more than worth it. Not only will I make mine and Peyton’s life more successful, I can show all those people who ever doubted me how wrong they really were.
The last update for this post will be focused on Izabella Tovar, who was featured on season 3 of 16 & Pregnant. Izabella gave birth to her son, Enrique (who they later renamed Henry) on her episode which aired in 2011, and has stayed with her boyfriend Jairo since filming ended. Izabella graduated high school and moved on to college, but shocked the 16 & Pregnant community when she ended up planning and announcing a second pregnancy last month. Izabella is currently around 23 weeks pregnant with her second child and just announced today that she will be having a daughter this time around. Izabella and Jairo had a gender reveal party where they shared the news that they will be welcoming a baby girl into their family this fall. Izabella shared the news with fans on social media with the following picture of her son with a bundle of pink balloons.