Teen Mom 3 is the latest spin-off of the MTV documentary series 16 and Pregnant. It follows the lives of Teen Mom 3 cast members Mackenzie Douthit, Alexandria Sekella, Briana Dejesus, and Katie Yeager, and their adorable offspring.
Mackenzie Douthit had her son Gannon Dewayne McKee on September 12, 2011, with her now husband Josh McKee. Before having Gannon, Mackenzie was a high school cheerleader with hopes of pursuing it professionally. During season 1 of Teen Mom 3, Mackenzie and Josh will struggle with their relationship thanks to Josh's rodeo career, with both Mackenzie and Josh struggling to make sacrifices for their family.
Alexandria Sekella is an aspiring dancer who had her daughter, Arabella Elizabeth Sekella-McCann, with her now ex-boyfriend Matt McCann. Alex chose to keep her daughter despite her mother's threat to kick Alex and the baby out of the house if Arabella was not given up for adoption. During season 1, Matt struggles with a drug addiction, and becomes increasingly distant from Alex and his child.
Briana DeJesus hails from Orlando, Florida, and got pregnant by her ex-boyfriend, Devoin Austin II — around the same time her sister Brittany got pregnant but opted for an abortion! Season 1 finds her trying to raise her daughter, Nova Star, while fighting with Devoin, who only wants to be a part of Nova's life when it's convenient for him.
Last but not least, Teen Mom 3 features Katie Yeager, gave birth to her daughter Molli J. Maes on August 18, 2011. Katie tried to make her relationship with Molli's feather Joey Maes work — the two were "in love" and living together at the end of her episode of 16 and Pregnant, but were struggling to make ends meet. Between 2011 and the start of Teen Mom 3, Joey has both proposed to Katie and broken her heart.
The Teen Mom franchise has always been controversial, but in contrast to Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2, Teen Mom 3 seems to feature four young women who really want to get their lives together and succeed in being good mothers to their children. None of the cast members seem to have legal issues like Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans did in their series. Rather, Teen Mom 3 seems focused on telling the stories of these four ladies, their relationships, their families, and their babies as they face motherhood in their teens.
Teen Mom 3 premieres Monday, August 26, 2013 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.