Teen Mom Bios: Maci | Farrah | Catelynn | Amber | Leah | Chelsea | Kailyn | Jenelle Teen Mom Junkies


Teen Mom, Maci Bookout, hasn’t tried to hide her extravagant lifestyle from fans of the show.  She’s moved into a nice home, thrown countless parties, and traveled the country more than most people could dream of.  We’ve heard rumors that Maci paid rent for her other house members, and has flown her friends and family on vacations multiple times. Sadly, it turns out that Maci has made some other serious mistakes with her finances, because an InTouch Weekly report is claiming that she owes the IRS nearly $80,000 from taxes in 2011.  InTouch had a copy of an exclusive tax document, along with comments from a source close to Maci that shed light on this topic.


The copy of the document above, which is obviously from InTouch, shows that Maci owes $78308.63 from the 2011 tax period.  During this time, Teen Mom would have still been going strong, and MTV fails to take taxes out of their paychecks to their reality television stars, since they are paid as independent contractors and not actual workers.  If you remember, Kailyn complained about moving her wedding date back because she and Javi were needing to pay thousands of dollars worth of taxes last year, which would be a similar situation.

InTouch also claimed that Maci is currently unemployed, but is making a living through sponsored tweets on her Twitter account.  If you follow her, you’ll notice that she is routinely sending out links to her 1.2 million followers, and she will receive a small amount of money for everyone that she sends to the websites she’s supporting.  Maci also has speaking engagements from time to time, although since the end of Teen Mom, her speaking career seems to be dwindling.

The source also claimed that Maci is in denial about the debt, and that she really has gotten herself in a lot of trouble.  The source stated that Maci says she has been trying to pay it back, but that there’s almost no progress being made on the debt.

Maci hasn’t publically commented on this issue at the moment, but she has continued to share sponsored tweets and let her followers know that she could use a beer.

I know I was gone for a week, and now I’m back to catch you up on things that happened during the last few days while I wasn’t around to write about them.

1. The “Life After Labor” finale was filmed

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The 12 girls from the 5th season of 16 & Pregnant all met up for the first time in New York City to film their reunion show which will air at the end of the season.  The girls seemed to all get along really well, and several of them posted pictures to their social media accounts which showed them getting to know the other girls from their season.  This was a good experience for all of them, and they seem to love their 16 & Pregnant family.  The reunion is bound to be exciting to watch, and I’m anxious to see how big all of the babies have gotten.

During their time in New York City, the girls took some time to sightsee, do publicity arrangements, and film for nearly 10 hours during the finale.  MTV equipped each girl with her own dressing room, and the babies had a huge play area where they were entertained while their moms and dads were being interviewed by Dr. Drew.

The last season of 16 & Pregnant also had 12 girls, and 4 of them were cut from the reunion special, and their segments were only shown on MTV’s website.  I’m wondering if this will happen again this year, or if MTV decided to make this a longer special to ensure that everyone’s segments are shown.

2. Maci Bookout’s boyfriend is moving to Tennessee


Maci has been dating a guy named Taylor for almost 2 years now, and she recently shared some news on Twitter that he would be moving to Tennessee to be closer to Maci and Bentley.  This is a pretty big step for a couple, and it’s bound to cause some changes in their relationship.  No word yet on whether Taylor is moving in with Maci, or if he’ll find a place of his own, but I’m sure we’ll be finding out more about this situation in the near future.

3. Allie Mendoza asks for handouts


Allie was the finale episode of 16 & Pregnant’s third season, and she’s remained pretty quiet since she stopped filming.  Her son, Aydenn, is now 3 years old, and she has a boyfriend named Chris.  The two currently live with Chris’ parents, but they’re looking to find a place of their own in order to obtain a sense of independence.  Allie took to social media accounts to share a GoFundMe page that she created to get donations to help her afford a place to live.  She wrote:

Hi everyone. It’s about that time where my family needs to become completely wholesome. We are trying to raise money so we can finally have our own cozy little home. No, we are not trying to mooch off of anyone, just asking for your blessings so we can continue our family and have the best for ourself. Thank you everyone!

To me, this is looking for a handout from some people who watched a show 3 years ago, which isn’t something that I would do if I was in her position.  One positive thing about Allie is that she is working full time at a day care center where she was recognized as an exceptional teacher, and she has continued to take some college classes through Kaplan and even made the honor roll during her first semester.

4. Danielle Cunningham admits to having Body Dysmorphic Disorder


Danielle, who was also featured on season 3 of 16 & Pregnant, has shared her weight loss with fans through her Twitter account, and posted the picture above last week with the caption that she had lost 90 pounds.  She’s been swearing by the Body by Vi shakes, and even sells them to make a little extra money, but a recent report from Starcasm showed that it might be more than the shakes that are causing her to lose weight.  Danielle admitted to Starcasm that she has Body Dysmorphic Disorder, which causes her to constantly obsess about her body.  She said that it was worst when she was pregnant with her second child, and that even though she’s smaller than she was in high school, she’s still dealing with the negative thoughts that come along with BDD.  Danielle also admitted that she’s seeing a counselor to help her out, and hopes that she can get herself back to normal soon.


A couple of months ago, rumors were swirling that MTV was planning to bring back the original Teen Mom girls for a 5th season of their show.  Although none of the cast members have ever actually spilled the beans on this information, a new report from US Weekly says that three of the four original Teen Mom girls are negotiating contracts with MTV.

If you look at where these girls are in their lives at the moments, you’ll see that some of them would have potentially interesting story lines to share.  Amber was just released from prison in November 2013, and she seems to be adjusting to life pretty well, but I am sure that the struggles she faces on a day to day basis are still there.  Addiction is a terrible thing, and even though I’m proud of Amber’s accomplishments so far, I still don’t think it would take much for her to spiral back to that place again.

Catelynn and Tyler just announced that they’re trying to have a baby, and it would be interesting to see if they ever actually get married, how they parent a newborn, and their confliction with keeping this second child, but giving their first daughter up for adoption.  Of course, we would love our updates on Butch and April too.

Maci’s life hasn’t seemed to change that much, except for the fact that she’s in a pretty serious relationship, and that she’s been ousted as more of a partier than we ever really caught a glimpse of during her Teen Mom days.

That leaves Farrah.  We all know what Farrah’s been up to (or what’s been up Farrah) since filming ended, and the new reports from US Weekly are saying that she’s the girl who isn’t going to be getting her contract renewed.  Apparently the network thought that Farrah set a bad example and didn’t represent MTV well. This would mean that Teen Mom would continue without Farrah.  Farrah hasn’t directly commented on this report, but she happened to share a Tweet with her followers about her time on reality television that is leading a lot of people to think that these rumors are true.  Farrah said:

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MTV had a lot of success when they brought back the Teen Mom girls for their hour-long specials several months ago, and Being Catelynn, Being Amber, and Being Farrah all were trending on social media accounts.  It’s pretty obvious that there’s still a big fan base for these girls, and they are still receiving offers to speak at colleges and appear on talk shows.

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1. Is Mackenzie McKee pregnant again?


Teen Mom 3 star, Mackenzie McKee caused an uproar on Twitter when she shared the following message with her followers a couple of days ago.


Most people took this as a backwards pregnancy announcement, and started asking Mackenzie when she was due or scolding her for being foolish enough to think that breast feeding made you completely unable to get pregnant.  Mackenzie just gave birth to her daughter, Jaxie Taylor, in February, and has proclaimed that she’s a brittle diabetic.  If Mackenzie is really pregnant again, she’s going to be in for a crazy adventure.  I couldn’t imagine having kids that close together, all the while still being a teenager.

Mackenzie did take to Twitter to respond to a fan saying that she isn’t expecting her third child, but what I’m more concerned about is the fact that this girl obviously still hasn’t figured out methods of birth control.  I wouldn’t put it past her to rely solely on breast feeding, and end up pregnant again within the next year.

2. Kailyn’s book is released


I bought it for my Kindle this morning, and it’s full of information that I really wasn’t expecting.  Between living in a homeless shelter, her relationship with Jo and other previous boyfriends, marriage issues, and the whole rape and abortion scandal that I posted about earlier, it’s really kind of heart breaking to read.  I’m not finished with the book yet, but I’ll be posting a review for everyone within the next few days.  I know there are mixed feelings about the content of the book, so I’ll try to remain as unbiased as I can throughout it.  Are any of you reading it too?  Let me know what you think!

3. Maci’s newest blog post is about labor and delivery


Maci’s been on this kick of writing blog posts about some topics that interest her.  This one focuses around the fact that since she’s getting older, lot of her friends are getting engaged or are pregnant.  Apparently when they end up pregnant, they ask her for advice on what to expect since she already has a kid and has gone through labor and delivery and all that fun stuff once already.  Maci writes about how she was only 16 when she had a kid, so she probably wasn’t the most prepared for any of it.  She also writes about  how the baby isn’t the only one wearing diapers after delivery, and the moment you find out what your boobs are for.  This was probably my least favorite blog post that she’s written, but feel free to check it out here!


Maci Bookout, one of the original Teen Mom girls, has started a new blog which is an attempt to help her connect with fans on a more stable platform than Twitter or Facebook.

Maci has had a website for quite a while.  The site, which you can find HERE, has been a place where she shares photos, social media updates, and contact information.  The addition of a blog creates a new reason for fans and followers to go to the website and read about Maci’s parenting struggles, life after MTV, and all sorts of other topics that she is asked about on a daily basis.

Maci’s first blog post, which is titled, “Kids Ask the Darndest Things,” talks about her experience with her son, Bentley, asking questions that she might not completely know how to answer on the spot.  Maci talks candidly about the experiences that she’s had with her son and some of the questions that he’s asked that caught her off guard.

Maci is still (as far as I know) in school studying journalism, and writing a book of her own, so adding blogging to the list of things that she’s juggling doesn’t seem like a big stretch since writing is something she’s obviously passionate about.  While other Teen Mom girls have tried to blog, their attempts haven’t been received very well among fans, and the websites have been shut down or left abandoned for extended periods of time.  Hopefully Maci can bridge the gap between social media and semi-professional writing and have a successful blog of her own.

A handful of the girls who have been featured on 16 & Pregnant or Teen Mom have tried their hand at blogging.  Mackenzie McKee tried to create a fitness blog.  Kailyn tried blogging for a while, but her site was later deleted.  Ashley Salazar took to her blog to discuss her emotional battle with giving her daughter up for adoption.  Sarah Roberts took to tumblr to blog about her daily battle with getting over her child’s father, Blake Thomas.  Amber Portwood has also taken to the web to start the beginning phases of creating a website, but there’s no real news if it will end up being a blog or not.


US Magazine reported today that the original four Teen Mom girls might be coming back to MTV.  Their statement on their website reads:

After MTV successfully aired catch-up specials last month with stars Amber Portwood, 23, Catelynn  Lowell, 22, and Abraham, 22, the network has been wanting to “bring the  series back,” an insider reveals in the Mar. 31 issue of Us Weekly.

Although the March 31st issue isn’t scheduled to hit stands for nearly two weeks, US Magazine is definitely getting gossip spreading by posting this claim.  The source, who hasn’t been named, claims that MTV ran the catch-up specials last month in order to see if there was still a fan base for the original Teen Mom girls.  The catch-up specials broke records, trended on Twitter, and were talked about in several magazines.  It’s pretty obvious that viewers still have things they want to see from the four original Teen Moms.

There’s one catch though.  Apparently some of the girls don’t want Farrah Abraham to be on the show any more.  There are alleged comments from Amber and Maci who claim that they don’t want their children to be on a show with a porn star or a show where sex toys are a part of casual conversation.  This seems like a valid concern, since their children are now old enough to comprehend more of what would really be going on during filming and the production of the show.

US says that MTV is taking the suggestion seriously, and that there’s enough of a fan base for Amber, Catelynn, and Maci, and losing Farrah might not hurt ratings too much.  With the end of Teen Mom 2 coming after this season, do you think that MTV should gear up for a show about the original Teen Mom girls again?

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