Star Magazine is going to have an article tomorrow on how much the stars of Teen Mom make, but this was too good info to wait until then. Radar revealed some bits and pieces from it, and it’s very clear the girls of Teen Mom are paid much more than Teen Mom 2, at least for now.
On the higher side is Jenelle and her mother Barbara who get paid $75k and $65k respectively, and in addition to salary, MTV hooks Jenelle up with plenty of other things including Olive Garden gift cards. Well played, MTV. Make millions off of a person, and give them gift cards in return.
The report also lists Catelynn making a decent amount (doesn’t say specifics), but she doesn’t seem to be breaking the bank. If it’s anywhere near Amber’s reported $140k per season, I’d have to say that’s breaking the bank. Sure, it’s not Jersey Shore money, but who needs money when MTV pays in gift cards?
In addition to the moms, the fathers also make a decent chunk of change, which apparently annoys the moms as they do a fraction of the recording or work related to the show. I don’t blame them, especially considering how underpaid the moms are compared to trash like Snooki.
The magazine will be out tomorrow, so I may pick it up and see if there is anything else worth reporting, but definitely interesting stuff from this little article.