In January , Farrah's mother, Debra Danielson, was charged with assault in an Iowa court for hitting her. She started seeing a therapist to discuss the rocky relationship with her family, as well as dealing with her emotions regarding Underwood and his death. Farrah eventually proved to Derek's family through a paternity test that Derek was in fact Sophia's father and then was faced with a lawsuit filed by Derek's mother for grandparents' visitation rights, despite no previous contact with Sophia.
Abraham defended her decision to make and sell her porn video, claiming that she wanted to "celebrate [her] awesome body". I wanted girls who might get pregnant to see there are options out there to move forward with your life and still have goals.
She also speaks at local high schools about the challenges of teen pregnancy. Maverick made his appearance on May 31, Maci married Taylor McKinney on October 8, Described as a smart and funny high school senior, she struggles to go back to her normal life after her emotional decision to place Carly for adoption.
Catelynn is an integral part of the show, letting prospective teen moms know that there are options. She demonstrates that one can go on after becoming a "birth mom," and being completely mature and selfless by choosing parents for her baby via adoption. Carly's adoptive parents are Brandon and Theresa.
During the season, Catelynn comes to terms with being a birth mother, moves in with Tyler and his mother when her mother and her stepfather move into an apartment in another city, and gets engaged to Tyler.
She and Tyler both get tattoos in honor of their daughter. Lowell gave birth to their second daughter, Novalee "Nova" Reign, on January 1, Amber's journey into parenthood has been tough; she struggles to parent Leah, and stay with her fiance Gary. She used to be a self-declared party girl, but now discovers she has little time to do anything besides take care of Leah. Amber dropped out of high school when she discovered she was pregnant, but now is working to obtain her GED.
She has many troubles with her baby's father, Gary. The problems have led to physical violence in front of her child, Leah, including an incident where Amber beats him so severely, he is left with permanent scars. Amber eventually gets arrested for domestic violence against Gary. On November 4, , she was released from Indiana's Rockville Correctional Facility four years early.
Originally, the wedding was scheduled for October 10, ; however, the wedding plans were suspended when it was revealed that, unbeknownst to Portwood, Baier had several children by different women and had fallen behind on child support payments and that he had reached out to fellow Teen Mom castmates Farrah Abraham and Jenelle Evans before finally pursuing Portwood.
Both Portwood and Baier have a love of music and past addiction problems in common, according to Portwood. Following the sixth-season finale and reunion show, Portwood announced she would not be returning to the series.
In a series a tweets, Portwood claimed: Which keeps continuing today. The day I'm shown some respect by the people I've worked with for 8 years is the day I'll be back. I've sacrificed a lot for this show. They are expecting their first child, a boy named James in Police searched Portwood's apartment, finding "evidence that requires further investigation," but would not specify what had been found at the time; it was later revealed that Portwood had been caught with a large quantity of marijuana and crack cocaine.
On October 20, , The Today Show aired a segment revolving around the depicted domestic abuse in both seasons. NBC 's Dan Abrams discussed the possible legal consequences Portwood could face under Indiana law, including the felony charge of conducting abuse in the presence of a child under 14 years of age namely, the couple's two-year-old daughter Leah and misdemeanor charges including but not limited to domestic assault and battery.
She was held without bond in Madison County Jail until her January 27, , hearing on both charges, at which she entered a guilty plea and the court scheduled a sentencing hearing for February 6 of that year. On February 6, Portwood was given a five-year suspended sentence with the provision that all charges would be dropped if she went to and completed rehab. At the ensuing probation violation hearing, the judge in the case declined to reimpose any portion of the suspended sentence, instead requiring Amber to complete 30 days of daily drug tests.
She revealed that she has been released from jail early due to good behavior and now has her GED. Portwood also revealed that she was high on prescription and illegal medication for most episodes of Teen Mom and that she is sober with no intent of ever using again. Portwood is working on obtaining a joint custody agreement with her ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley and is trying to focus on being a good mom to her daughter. She also has established an organization to help teens stay off drugs.