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A new study in the Mass Communication and Society journal has found that fans of Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant are jealous of the reality TV stars' high salaries, attention from society, and supportive partners.
Behind the scenes, however, supportive partners are not on the list, as well as perfect lives. According to Yahoo Shine, Farrah Abraham, Janelle Evans, and Amber Portwood are all single mothers dealing with the facts of life. Abraham has a 3-year-old daughter, has made a sex tape, and is starring on Couples Therapy, while Portwood admitted to being high every time she was on camera, and Evans lost custody of her first son and is pregnant with her second child.
According to Radar Online, in 2012 Evans made $75,000 that year, and her mother made $65,000 while other Teen Mom stars made more. Leah Messer, who held out the longest on her contract, made the most of her reality TV star status. She believed she could made $20,000 on her wedding.
When it comes to reality television, what you see isn't always true. Teen Mom may have been shown to scare teens away from pregnancy; however, that isn't the case at all. More and more teenagers are getting pregnant while divorce rates have increased, according to Yahoo Shine.
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