Before there was a Teen Mom franchise, there was 16 and Pregnant, originally a 6 episode docu-series.
The President of Programming at MTV at the time, Tony DiSanto, said, "This is the real secret life of the American teenager." The show became massively popular, and was the second-most streamed MTV show online.
Due to its popularity, spin-off Teen Mom premiered on December 8, 2009 with Amber Portwood, Maci Bookhouse, Catelynn Lowell and Farrah Abraham. The show, and it's many other spin-offs has become a phenomenon, catapulting its cast to fame and fortune.
But, often with stardom comes scandal and controversy.
Below, are the most scandalous cast members from the franchise.