The Teen Mom cast has MTV over a barrel.
They're not one-percenters, but Jenelle Evans, Catelynn Lowell, Kailyn Lowry, Leah Messer & Co. are bringing in big dollars to simply do ... whatever it is they do.
In Jenelle's case, that would be smoke weed, start fights and get engaged to Gary Head, all while not even taking care of her own kid. Nice gig if you can get it.
On the high side, “Jenelle gets paid $75,000 a season and her mom gets paid $65,000: she calls her an overpaid babysitter,” a source says of the unemployed star.
“She also gets a lot of gift cards to places like The Olive Garden."
WOW. Talk about job perks and fringe benefits. Crazy jealous.
Catelynn, a source says, has made plenty of dough as well.“Catelynn Lowell and (baby daddy) Tyler Baltierra have enough money to buy both of their mom's cars," a source says, "and Tyler paid for his sister to get a boob job."
As for Leah Messer, who recently married Jeremy Calvert, a source says she "believes she could make $100,000 just from her wedding,” and "makes the most of all the girls in Teen Mom 2 because she held out the longest on her contract.”
As for some of the earlier Teen Mom stars, Maci Bookout, who was in school at the time of the show, "was able to buy a house with her profits,” the source said.
One sticking point among the cast?
“The teen dads make a lot of money … the Teen Moms think it’s ridiculous because they don’t have to film nearly as much or do as much work,” the insider said.
Or parent, in most cases.