There's a whole new cast!
Teen Mom has seen some serious changes since its first season. Over the years, Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 have gained a huge following, giving the cast members a celebrity status as well as huge paychecks. Of course, there’s one major change that’s impossible to ignore: none of the cast members are actually teenagers anymore.
There are thousands of reasons fans keep tuning into the show, such as the fact that fans have spent years watching the girls grow. However, to say that the cast members are still a good example of what it’s like to be an average teenage mother is definitely a stretch.
Now, MTV is getting back to its roots with an entirely new Teen Mom show. They’re starting from scratch with an entirely new cast full of girls with their own unique struggles, stories, and strengths called Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant.
When 16 and Pregnant first began to air on MTV, it started as a docuseries about the struggles of being pregnant at a very young age. Since then, a lot has changed in the cast member’s lives that separates them from their original struggles. On top of the fact that they’re no longer teenagers, they rake in some pretty sizable paychecks, which certainly isn’t the case for most young moms. Although the award-nominated show has developed other strengths over the years, it seems that MTV is ready to go back to exploring an honest look at teenage pregnancy once again.
MTV has announced a new Teen Mom series that will do just that. Titled Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant, the show will follow five girls, Ashley, Brianna, Jade, Kayla, and Lexi as they navigate pregnancy early in their lives.
Of course, Teen Mom Talk Now has a look at all of the new faces that will be joining the MTV family.
Jade, 20, has had relationship experience, but has never been in anything stable or long-term. Still, she’s learned a lot from taking care of her parents as they struggle with their own addiction problems. Her new pregnancy with her boyfriend Sean means that she’ll now need her parents more than she ever has before.
Kayla, 18, never expected to find herself pregnant as a teenager. The teen has seen what it’s like to be a single parent, as she was raised by a single mother herself. Luckily, Kayla is still with her boyfriend of three years, Stephan, but is struggling to determine whether her relationship has the strength to make it through her first pregnancy.