The ladies and baby daddies of Teen Mom 2 are often accused of glamorizing pregnancy — after all, they get paid up to six figures (in Amber Portwood's case) to appear on reality television. But not all of these gals bring home that much bacon for MTV. Though they're compensated for appearing on Teen Mom 2, the stars' paychecks aren't as high as you might suspect!
Rumor has it that Kailyn Lowry, Jenelle Evans, Chelsea Houska, and Leah Messer make anywhere from $60-$100K per year, and apparently some people think that Kailyn makes as much as $30K per episode! Hmmm, if this were the case, we're thinking that Kailyn and her husband, Javi Marroquin, wouldn't even bother getting regular jobs … they'd be swimming in Benjamins!
And speaking of Javi, this dude took it to the internet to dispel rumors of his super high salary, tweeting, "30k?! In my dreams!"
Well, that settles that. Fans will probably never find out what the ladies of Teen Mom 2 earn (that's confidential information!), but chances are most of their paychecks from MTV go straight into a trust for their children. These girls wouldn't even be reality stars if it weren't for their babies!
How much do you think Teen Mom 2's whack pack make for their gig with MTV? We're sure they're paid just as much as the next reality star, but don't forget that Teen Mom 2 won't be on the air forever. It's important that the fab four have backup plans — aka real jobs!