They’re modern day renaissance men! While you may think that the ladies of Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 are the breadwinners in their families (and in many cases, they are), the men definitely work hard to provide for their families with more recreational jobs. All of these men have at least a supplemental income thanks to MTV — but child support isn’t going to pay itself!
For example, Chelsea Houska’s baby daddy (and handsome husband) Cole DeBoer works as a traffic control specialist, which means he deals with the roads and highways for the state of South Dakota. In September he also launched his own trendy sock line. Not too shabby! Maci Bookout’s dude Taylor McKinney is now co-owner of a clothing line with Maci, but before that he was a bad-ass motocross racer! We bet she’s glad he has a much safer job now.
Of course, not all of the TM guys are quite as impressive in the business world. Take Amber Portwood’s ex Gary Shirley, for instance. He has dabbled with different branded items, including cookies with a personalized quote written on the box, and condoms with his face on the packaging (that are 99% “Gary”nteed to work.) Yeah, major cringe. Her other ex Matt Baier used to be a radio host and go by “The Mattress,” but he left that weird title behind and began flipping houses with his former fiancee before they split.
Some guys have been totally shameless when it comes to not working at all — at least, not in the traditional sense. Kailyn Lowry’s ex Jo Rivera has no problem admitting he doesn’t have a real job and just relies on money from the show. However, he does consider himself an “aspiring rapper” so at least that’s… something?
Curious about how the men of the Teen Mom franchise earn a buck? Scroll through the gallery to find out!