Obviously, there are plenty of good, upstanding citizens who happen to have become mothers when they were young.
Similarly, there are even Teen Mom cast members who are terrific moms and stellar human individuals in general.
See Houska, Chelsea.
But unfortunately, the same life circumstances that cause some teens to become moms also change their lives.
In many ways, not all of them good. Maybe that is why so many Teen Mom stars have mile-long rap sheets.
This goes for the mothers, the baby daddies, and even the (grand)parents of the MTV personalities we love.
Buckle up, because looking at these criminal histories is a ride ... and we're not only talking about Jenelle.
Isaac's dad was arrested in 2011 for marijuana possession. Meanwhile, Kailyn Lowry's brand of products is called Pothead. Times have changed in the last 8 years, huh?
Nova's dad, Briana DeJesus' ex, has had multiple arrests, almost all of them are for or related to marijuana.
Some of Devoin's arrests are for other things
One was for breaking and entering, another was for possession of a controlled substance.
But mostly just for marijuana.
A lot of his arrests are from 2013, but this mugshot comes from 2017. Pot doesn't usually ruin lives, but arrests over it absolutely can.
Amber was arrested in 2010 on multiple counts of domestic violence towards her ex, Gary Shirley.
She took a plea deal
Amber got probation, which was a win for her ... but it did not last.