But the money is just so good
Nothing lasts forever, especially when it comes to entertainment-based work. People like to see fresh, new faces in reality shows every few years and reality stars like to move on to new ventures to expand their brand. After nearly 10 successful years on air, it feels like Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 will not be in this world too much longer; the ladies are maturing, staying out of drama, getting married, and establishing their families. They don’t necessarily want an audience for this new chapter in their lives.
Maci believes that letting people watch her life struggles will help them not make similar mistakes. She said, “There’s not really a timeframe. I want to be a part of it as long as I feel like it is having a good impact on the audience and my family and things like that. Even if the show went away tomorrow people are still going to know who we are so it’s not like we would be normal again. At least not for a lot of years. Even then, I would say people would still recognize us. [Bentley] handles it fine. People don’t really talk to him about it at school or anything like that.”
Catelynn also thinks being honest about her issues will help others, saying, “Personally, I say as long as the show is educating people and still helping people and staying real and honestly, Tyler and I always said we would continue to do it. As soon as it starts going to be scripted or nobody’s just interested, then end it. But every day I get a message on social media about how I’ve helped somebody or inspired somebody to do something… that’s the only reason why we do it.”
Farrah sees no reason to leave the show because it’s successful and educational, saying, “I definitely enjoy the experience and I think ‘Teen Mom’ has just been a running top show for Viacom, MTV, this network and if it is doing its job then it needs do stay. I’m just such a strong individual that no person whether they were on top of me, living next door to me, circling around me, being on the same show as me. No one makes me do anything that I don’t want to do.”