Ranking Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 couples through the years is a challenging, arduous task, but one The Hollywood Gossip is up for.
Hey, someone's gotta.
If you're a fan of the MTV franchise, you've seen quite a few significant others come and go, while some have been longtime staples.
Some relationships have been terrific, while others were (or are) utter train wrecks. Here, we break them all down from worst to first.
NOTE: Due to his tragic death before Farrah Abraham gave birth to their daughter Sophia, Derek Underwood has been left off this list.
Also notably absent is Andrew Lewis, the father of Jenelle Evans' son Jace, and a man of whom almost nothing is known to this day.
Everyone else, however, is fair game ... from the present to the distant past! Who do you think ranks number one? Do you agree?
Jenelle Evans and David Eason
David Eason is Jenelle's current husband and the father of her third child. She likes to gush about how perfect they are together and how much of a "REAL MAN" he is, but ... not so much. David has quite the criminal history and he's been accused of domestic violence by two of his exes, and later by Jenelle herself, who claimed in a 911 call that he pinned her to the ground so hard she thought he broke a bone. He's also allegedly abusive to her second son, Kaiser -- at the very least, he's controlling and mean to him. Throw in all of the scary gun stuff plus the FBI investigation and the way the Teen Mom 2 crew is so scared of him that they refuse to film when he's around, then add in the fact that Jenelle seems set on proving everyone wrong and staying with him forever ... it just CAN'T end well. That's why this ongoing nightmare is the absolute worst.
Jenelle Evans and Courtland Rogers
The worst of the worst right here ... for a time, anyway. Even by her standards, Jenelle and Courtland were a total and complete disaster ... almost worse than any couple in franchise history. Multiple arrests, massive drug abuse, one long stint in prison and a pregnancy that ended in an abortion tell you all you need to know. Jenelle, who has kids by three other sketchy dudes, would not go there with Courtland. Enough said.
Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer
There are so many "yikes" to be had when discussing the relationship between Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer. She was only 20 years old when she got married to him while he was high on heroin, and somehow things have only gotten worse since. He's been arrested multiple times, he's been spotted looking for hookups on Tinder multiple times, and he just can't seem to kick that heroin habit. But no matter what, she's stood by him, and they even had a baby of their own. It's ... it's such a bad situation.
Chelsea Houska and Adam Lind
Chelsea Houska and Adam Lind were about as bizarre a couple as you could conjure up, given her long list of redeeming qualities and the fact that she once dated Adam Lind. Fortunately, she got it right the second time around (needless to say, she and her husband are much higher on this list) and the Housk has done the bulk of the parenting of their daughter Aubree. Meanwhile, Adam developed an addiction to meth and a string of domestic violence arrests, and now he's only allowed to see Aubree at a visitation center, which he still doesn't do. It's probably only a matter of time before he signs over his rights for her like he did for his other child, Paislee.
Jenelle Evans and Nathan Griffith
Yes, Evans is in a league of her own with these winners. This one fathered her second child and is engaged in a never-ending battle for custody of Kaiser. Nathan is no prize himself, of course, what with his multiple domestic violence and DUI arrests, so that's tantamount to a war of attrition. Poor Kaiser. This list is not all Jenelle, we swear. Eventually, the couples improve somewhat.
Jenelle Evans and Kieffer Delp
Jenelle Evans and Kieffer Delp weren't much better. It's really amazing that she survived some of these toxic relationships to become as stable as she is today (which is still definitely unstable by regular person standards, sure, but much improved). Delp, to his credit, did give us Barbara Evans' hilarious pronunciation of his name during her frequent rants to Jenelle at least. YA HIGH! YA BOTH HIGH! I SEE YOU WIFF KIEFFAH!! Classic.