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

I’ve received a lot of requests for a brief update on all of the 16 & Pregnant girls.  Some of you had favorites from each season that didn’t go on to Teen Mom spinoffs, and you’ve been searching for answers on where they’re at now.  I’m here to help as much as I can.

This post will cover all of the girls from 16 & Pregnant’s first season, which aired in 2009.  While not a ton of information is available on each girl, I’ll do my best to provide as much as I can.  I am planning on posting about a new season each week, which means we’ll have something to talk about in the moments that are a little slower.

1. Maci Bookout

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Maci was a teen from Tennessee when we met her back in 2009.  She was pregnant with her son Bentley, and was dealing with issues in a relationship with boyfriend, Ryan Edwards.  Since Maci’s episode finished, she went on to film 4 seasons of Teen Mom.  Maci dated around, and eventually settled down with Taylor McKinney.  Taylor is from Texas, but moved to Tennessee to be with Maci and Bentley this summer.  Maci recently announced her second pregnancy, and is due with a baby girl in June of 2015.  Maci’s story will be followed more closely on an upcoming season of Teen Mom, which is set to air early next month.

2. Farrah Abraham

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Farrah, a teen from Council Bluffs, Iowa, was pregnant with her deceased boyfriend’s baby.  She gave birth to daughter, Sophia, on the first season of 16 & Pregnant.  After her episode finished, she was chosen to participate in Teen Mom for 4 seasons.  After Farrah’s time with MTV was over, she got into some trouble.  She had a DUI arrest, and starred in 2 adult films.  She eventually moved to Austin, Texas, and began making appearances around the country at gentlemen’s clubs.  Farrah will not be returning for a 5th season of Teen Mom, but has locked in appearances on E! Network’s Botched, and she also has a role in a low-budget horror film.  Farrah is currently dating a new guy named Simon.

3. Amber Portwood
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Amber was pregnant with boyfriend Gary Shirley’s child when we first met her.  The couple struggled to make things work, and ended up splitting up after the birth of their daughter, Leah.  Amber was chosen for Teen Mom, and will be returning for a 5th season of the show in February.  During her filming for Teen Mom, Amber struggled with pain pill addiction, and ended up going to rehab a couple of times, having a suicide attempt, and ultimately served about 18 months of her life in prison.  Amber has made a pretty good recovery, and seems to remain positive on social media accounts.  Amber has recently published a book titled, “Never Too Late” which shows her story of addiction in a new light.  She is working on regaining formal custody of her daughter.  Amber is currently dating a guy who is allegedly a huge Teen Mom fan, but things seem to be going well for them, and they keep their drama off of the Internet, so I’m hoping things keep going like they are.

4. Ebony Rendon

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Ebony was a 17 year old from Colorado when we met her on season 1 of 16 & Pregnant.  She and boyfriend Josh struggled with the fact that when they had a child together, both of them couldn’t join the Air Force.  The couple welcomed their daughter, Jocelyn, and later went on to get married.  Josh was enlisted in the military and the couple lived on base, which has strict filming policies.  This is a main reason that they were not chosen for Teen Mom.  The couple found out that they were pregnant in 2011, but the pregnancy ended in miscarriage.  This miscarriage caused Ebony to spiral into depression and self-medication.  Eventually, CPS came and raided the Rendon household and found unsuitable living conditions for Jocelyn.  The couple ended up losing custody for over 6 months.  During the time they were without Jocelyn, they conceived again, and later welcomed their second daughter, Jayda, into the world.  Since this happened, Ebony and Josh have divorced and Ebony has taken a new route in her life.  Ebony came out as bisexual after her split from Josh, and she is dating a woman named Judith that she met during high school.  Apparently there was always chemistry there, but Ebony ended up pregnant and Judith was in a different relationship.  Things seem to be in place for Ebony at this point in her life, and as far as we can tell, she has primary custody of both Jocelyn and Jayda.

5. Whitney Purvis

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Whitney Purvis was a 16 year old from Georgia when we met her.  She and boyfriend, Weston Gosa, welcomed Weston Jr. during her episode of 16 & Pregnant.  Since filming ended, Whitney has had a few arrests, including one incident where she was caught stealing a pregnancy test from Walmart.  Whitney did get pregnant again, and she and Weston welcomed their second child, River, into the world in October of 2014.  Whitney’s oldest son suffers from a genetic disease called alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency.  This disease effects the lungs and liver, and can sometimes lead to shortened life expectancy.  Whitney revealed later that she has a 70% chance of out-living her oldest son.  As far as we know, the couple’s second child does not have the genetic disorder, but he is still relatively young and there’s always the possibility for diagnosis later in life.

6. Catelynn Lowell

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Catelynn Lowell and boyfriend, Tyler Baltierra, chose adoption for their daughter Carly when they were only 16 years old.  The couple went on to be filmed for Teen Mom, but struggled with putting their child up for adoption.  They ended up getting engaged during Teen Mom, but called the engagement off shortly before appearing on VH1’s Couples Therapy.  Catelynn and Tyler are filming with MTV for a 5th season of Teen Mom, and their story line will focus mainly on their second pregnancy.  The couple revealed in February 2014 that they were trying to conceive, and less than 2 months later, rumors started swirling that they had gotten pregnant.  The couple confirmed rumors and ended up welcoming their daughter, Novalee Reign Baltierra, into the world earlier this month.   Pictures of Nova haven’t surfaced yet, but we can expect to see them within the next couple of weeks.  Rumor has is that Novalee’s name came straight from the 2000 film titled “Where The Heart Is” which features the struggles surrounding a pregnant woman who is ditched in a Walmart parking lot by her boyfriend, and ends up living at Walmart and delivering her child there.

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16 & Pregnant Season 1 alum, Whitney Purvis, and on-and-off boyfriend Weston Gosa welcomed their second child into the world this week.  Whitney announced her pregnancy earlier this year and updated fans regularly with information about her unborn child.

On October 14th, Whitney updated fans by letting them know that she and Weston had welcomed baby River Blake Gosa into the world that day.  River weighed 9 pounds and 5 ounces when he was born.  Whitney has shared a few pictures of their family, and it appears that things are going pretty well so far.  Whitney shared this update on her Facebook page shortly after delivering River via C-section.

River is so perfect! I can’t wait to be home with him now. Surgery went so smooth compared to my first c section with Weston. Breastfeeding is going so much better this time around. I’ve had the most loving & supportive family & friends thru out everything. Big Weston is being the best daddy & little Weston is loving being a big brother. Ive never felt so much love in my life. God has truly blessed me. Thank you, everyone for your best wishes and congrats. It means so much!

And here’s a picture of the little guy.

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Felicia Cooke’s daughter, Giselle Isabella

Felicia Cooke, who was featured on the second season of 16 & Pregnant has officially given birth to her second daughter.  Felicia’s newest baby, Giselle Isabella, was born on May 14th.  She weighed in at 6 pounds 15 ounces, and was 20.25 inches long.  Although Felicia has shared the news and a picture, there’s no real word on whether Alex, the father of both of Felicia’s children, was present for the birth of his daughter.

Congrats to Felicia, Alex, and big sister Genesis.  Miss Giselle sure is cute!

For a while, there were a lot of 16 & Pregnant ladies who were expecting, and now I believe that we’re down to only having a handful of girls from the franchise who are pregnant again.

Whitney Purvis, from 16 & Pregnant’s first season, has announced that she is also expecting a second child with Weston Gosa, and that she is due around Halloween.

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It’s another boy for Whitney and Weston

Whitney has reached the half way point in her pregnancy, and announced earlier this week on her personal Facebook page that she would be having a boy, and that the couple has decided to name him River Blaise.

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Christinna Robinson’s two children, and her boyfriend, Dalonte

Christinna Robinson, who was featured on season 2 of 16 & Pregnant, had been very quiet about her second pregnancy, and not many pictures have been released.  Christinna and her boyfriend, Dalonte, welcomed a baby girl into their family in late April of this year, and pictures are just now getting around.  Christinna’s first child, Destiny, appears to be doing a great job as a big sister, and it’s great to see a dad stick around.

Other girls that would be expecting new babies would be Catelynn Lowell (season 1), and Jenelle Evans (season 2).

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Whitney, who was one of the six girls to be featured on the very first season of 16 & Pregnant, has had her share of issues since filming ended.  She was dating Weston Gosa when we first met her, and she gave birth to a son, whom she named Weston Jr.  Although Whitney and Weston have had some problems staying out of trouble, and Weston has had a menagerie of fabulous mug shots, it appears that the two have reconciled their differences, and are together once again.

Yesterday, Whitney revealed some exciting news for the couple via her Facebook page.  Whitney is expecting their second child sometime in October and Weston Jr. is going to be a big brother.

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Given the October due date, we can assume that Whitney is somewhere between 6 and 8 weeks pregnant at this time.

Whitney and Weston’s son, Weston Jr., has some medical issues that have been commented on throughout the past catch-up specials with MTV.  Whitney mentioned that when Weston Jr. was a baby, he had suffered from hydrocephalus, which means that he had water around his brain.  We saw Weston Jr. struggle with some cognitive delay due to the issue.  To top it all off, he also was diagnosed with a rare liver disorder, which could possibly be genetic.

I will say that at least they waited a while before welcoming another baby into the world.  Weston is now 5 years old now, and Whitney has definitely made it longer without getting pregnant than most of the 16 & Pregnant girls who decide to have second or third children.

Wake me when I make bail.

I know what you’re thinking: Weston who?  Maybe Whitney Purvis’ pregnancytestgate will refresh your memory: Does this look familiar?  Or this?  16 and Pregnant’s Whitney Purvis’ life is rife with drama.  Not only is Whitney stealing pregnancy tests, but now her baby daddy, Weston Gosa, is having trouble with the law.  According to TMZ, Weston reportedly cracked up his car and was found to be in the possession of Xanax and Lorcet. 

Gosa has been charged with felony possession of controlled substances, misdemeanor possession of drug-related objects, and DUI.

Weston was also under the influence of prescription drugs when he decided to take his car for a joy ride.  Looking at his mugshot, this is quite obvious.  Dude looks like he’s catching some rays on the beach.

whitney purvis from 16 and pregnantUpdate from Starcam on everyone’s favorite Wal-Mart pregnancy test thief, Whitney Purvis.

Let’s see, where to begin.  First, why she did it?  Well, I guess her boyfriend is the one with the cash, and she didn’t want to “freak him out” by asking for money to get a test.  Apparently there are no clinics down there that give free (or cheap) tests, nor is there anything else in Wal-Mart worth about $15 she said she bought instead of a pregnancy test.

Secondly, is she pregnant?  She didn’t even get to find out!   I gave her credit that this was the perfect crime, and a power move, because she’ll at least get the results even if busted, but she got so freaked out that she threw the test away before finding out.  Wait, what?

So this girl swipes a test, pisses all over it, then freaks out, throws it away and walks into the arms of super security guard arresting her with a ‘citizens arrest’?  What the hell is going on in her life?  I mean I’m sure it sucks to be on the same season of 16 and Pregnant with people now able to speak to college kids and making a fortune while your ex-bf is leaking naked pictures of you on the Internet.  I’m sure it also sucks that your mother is being busted for meth, but get it together, Whitney.

Oh, and we did get to find out that she is indeed not pregnant again, because when she got home, she got her period.  (psst, nobody tell her that a period is not a 100% guarantee you’re not pregnant, otherwise she’ll be stealing more kits)