In case you haven’t heard, the newest book Teen Mom Confidential, has the inside scoop on the lives of many of our favorite 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, and Teen Mom 2 girls. Wetpaint Entertainment exclusively got a hold of Teen Mom Confidential’s segment on 16 and Pregnant Season 1 star Ebony Jackson-Rendon and it had us reaching for a box of Kleenex.
As you can recall, the 16 and Pregnant star gained a lot of negative press when it was revealed that she and her husband, Josh, were arrested September 2011 for drug possession and living in unfit conditions with their daughter, Jocelyn. The baby was removed and placed in a foster home while their parents were released on a $16,000 bond.
Ebony tells the writers of Teen Mom Confidential, the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, starting with being diagnosed with manic depression in 2011 after her tragic miscarriage.
“I was on depression medication for a while and it just made everything completely worse. It was just a downhill spiral for me,” she said.
This led Ebony to become despondent and neglect her day-to-day duties which ultimately led the Department of Health Services knocking on her door. The DHS reported that the Ebony and Josh were living in filth with drug paraphernalia. This, Ebony says, is not entirely true.
“The fact that they said there was dog feces everywhere on the carpet was not true.” Ebony explained they were only stains from the litter of puppies the couple owned. As for the human feces, Ebony admitted it was because Jocelyn’s fascination with her poop which she smeared on the wall. Eww...
“Of course we did clean it up,” the mother explained, saying that they attempted to wash it off the wall, but it stained the paint and so they hid the mess with a dresser. When the authorities saw it, the family was done for and Jocelyn was taken from them.
“They just made it seem way worse than it actually was,” Ebony said. As for the drugs? Ebony said they belonged to the same people who alerted the authorities of the couple’s home. The “friend” was hiding the drugs from her husband, but Ebony took the blame as no one would believe her. As you know, Ebony went into rehab but for a mental breakdown — not drugs, despite her father’s claimed.
“I have no idea what his problem was. But it was a real hospital ... I got the counseling I needed and I am still seeing a counselor to this day.” Now-a-days Ebony, who gave birth to her second daughter, Jayda Jewel, lives New Mexico, while Josh works as an auto-detailer. Jocelyn is now in pre-school and Ebony is a certified dog trainer.
If you’d like to read more about MTV’s Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant stars, be sure to purchase your copy of Teen Mom Confidential.
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