When Teen Mom 2 premiered in 2011, no one could have imagined it would outshine its MTV predecessor. But for whatever reason, audiences were drawn to the stories of Jenelle Evans, Leah Messer, Kailyn Lowry, and Chelsea Houska, and the show is now on its eighth season.
Before we welcome back the ladies (and new cast member Briana DeJesus of Teen Mom 3), let’s take a look at some of the craziest, shocking, and sometimes horrifying moments from the previous seven seasons.
Season 1: Jenelle is arrested
From the beginning, Evans was Teen Mom 2’s resident bad girl. She was such a party animal that her mom, Barbara, gained full custody of her son, Jace, which Evans is still working to regain. The first season depicted Evans’ new relationship with on-again, off-again boyfriend Kieffer Delp, which frequently involved drug use.
The end of Season 1 marks the beginning of her troubled relationship with the law when she and Delp are arrested on charges of breaking and entering, as well as drug possession. Though this initially seemed like it might be a wake-up call for Evans, she soon returned to her troubled ways.