MTV stars Maci Bookout, Farrah Abraham, Catelynn Lowell and Amber Portwood recently spoke out about how things have changed since filming wrapped on Teen Mom season four.
Following the series’ fourth installment, the MTV stars went their separate ways and got re-acquainted with life without the cameras. Then, over two years later, the MTV stars were approached to do a fifth season of the show, titled Teen Mom OG, which would update fans on how their lives have evolved since 2012.
“I felt like I was such a different person when the show last aired. I’ve really grown up, and not just because I have a kid and responsibilities, but mentally and emotionally,” Bookout revealed to TV Guide on March 20.
After being asked to return to the show, Bookout agreed, explaining she felt it would be “cool” for her and the other MTV stars to show how their struggles as young parents have continued, even years after season four aired.
Portwood’s story may have seen the most drastic change. When fans last saw Portwood, she was in prison, serving a five-year term for a probation violation. Now, as Teen Mom OG premieres, she’s showing fans a different, much more responsible side of herself.
“I want to show the changes I’ve made and everything is pretty positive. I sometimes get in little fights with Gary, but he’s probably the only person in my life I fight with.”
Although Portwood, like her fellow MTV stars, continues to co-parent her child, her communication with Gary Shirley is kept to a minimum.
After leaving the network after season four, Abraham went on to star in an explicit film, which featured her and adult film actor James Deen. She also released a line of sex toys, and began writing an erotic trilogy. Now, Abraham hopes fans can learn from her experiences in the adult world.
As the Inquisitr reported, Abraham revealed her boyfriend, Simon Saran, would be appearing alongside her and her fellow MTV stars on Teen Mom OG. Abraham revealed the news in an interview with Radar Online.
For Lowell, the choice to rejoin her fellow MTV stars was simple.
“Me and Tyler from the beginning have always done this show to educate about adoption and showing how that works so we wanted to continue that, and that’s why we decided to jump on and do it again.”
For more of the MTV stars, check out Teen Mom OG, when the series premiers on Monday, March 23 at 10 p.m.
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