‘Teen Mom’ Boyfriends Get Paid to Be on the Show & That Changes Everything

teen mom boyfriendsIf ever there was a reason to question the motives of the Teen Mom boyfriends, it's the revelation that they get paid to be on the show. Gary Head, Jenelle Evans' on-again off-again flame, shared on Twitter that he's getting $1,500 for his appearances on the show. Sure, that amount of money isn't enough to hang up your hat for a year, but it's not nothing, either.

There have been varying reports on the salary the Teen Moms make -- we've heard everything from $60,000 a season to $75,000 a season, which, times four seasons, is about $240,000 to $300,000 total. These girls, ladies, women, whatever, aren't poor anymore (if they ever were) and certainly enjoy some varying degrees of fame. I know this much -- news about Teen Moms is massively searched for on the Internet.

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Point is, there are boys, guys, men, whatever, out there who are willing and able to take advantage of the likes of Jenelle, Leah, Farrah, Kailyn, etc., and the fact is (whether you really thought about it before or not), they're co-stars. Their boyfriends get a paycheck for participating on the show and that muddies their relationships a little bit.

I think Courtland Rogers put it best when he got a tattoo on his stomach, after meeting Jenelle, that reads: Almost Famous.

These guys are trying to come up off these Teen Moms, and the fact that they're getting paid for their time isn't helping anything. By the way, I don't begrudge MTV forking over the dough to these dudes, I get that they're making a TV show and that there are rules and legal obligations, but I think it's a shame that the women, especially at this young age, have to figure out who loves them, and who loves the money, and the fame, pretty much all on their own.

Gary says he hasn't even filed the paperwork to get his due, but still. These boys have their mind on their money and their money on their mind ... I mean, just take a look at Gary's Twitter picture. And seeing how well Courtland's turned out ... it doesn't bode well for the rest.

Are you wary of the Teen Mom boyfriends?

 

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amand... amandabananda

Of course they get paid!  I would find it really hard to believe they 'worked' for free.....Now, I need to leave before I say anything mean about these people

Elizabeth Mackin

Maybe I should show my life on TV. I work hard for my money and everything I have. Sucks ordinary people like myself and all of you work our asses off and all they have to do is have a fight and pop out a kid to earn that much money so quickly.

Elizabeth Guadagno

first this was suposed to teach teens not to be stupid and get pregmant! 2nd they should not get paid this much money MTV is glamorizing teen pregnancy so sad that the children will live with this for ever on film!!!!! what happens in the future when the money is gone!???

Amy Adams

Mtv has had to pay alot of money of the years for the many guys Jenelles has dated on the show. I think they should pay the babies and keep that money in savings untill they are in college or 21.

Brittany Lynn Shores

I guess It says to be a teen mom and Show other young girls its ok to get pregnant as a teen it pays lots of money. When it really shouldn't look this way

Mandy Swanda

Lol.  Who thinks $60,000.00 is a LOT of money?  That is only $27 an hour if they only work 40 hours a week.  And, much like the rest of us, you have to pay to eat, pay for your home, pay for your car, pay for daycare etc.  that money they have been paid over the last 4 or so years certainly isn't just piling up Scrooge McDuck style.  They are paid a little better than average (the Median income in the US is $50,000), and for that they face an enormous amount of public scrutiny, and MTV is getting a bargain if you ask me.  The kids on Jersey Shore get paid $100K per episode.

Mandy Swanda

Lol.  Who thinks $60,000.00 is a LOT of money?  That is only $27 an hour if they only work 40 hours a week.  And, much like the rest of us, you have to pay to eat, pay for your home, pay for your car, pay for daycare etc.  that money they have been paid over the last 4 or so years certainly isn't just piling up Scrooge McDuck style.  They are paid a little better than average (the Median income in the US is $50,000), and for that they face an enormous amount of public scrutiny, and MTV is getting a bargain if you ask me.  The kids on Jersey Shore get paid $100K per episode.

nonmember avatar Conspiracy Man

Who did not think that anyone on the show was not being paid?

Emma Love

disappointed

Monica Marshall

Sorry Mandy but to a teen ager who hasn't graduated yet and might not,thats a whole hell of a lot of money for being stupid and not using birth control .... Don't glorify teen pregnancies its horrible. I work hard for evey thing I have and to see these brats like jannel getting boob jobs and living in better homes than me really pisses me off I'm still saving for my boob job so not right

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