We all love the moms and dads from the Teen Mom franchise — but what about the stepparents?
They definitely play a very large role in the show — and many of them take care of their partner's children as if they were their own — even though a lot of them have brought along their own fair share of drama!
Gary Shirley's wife Kristina Anderson was introduced on the show in a very transitional period — right after his ex Amber Portwood was released from jail. It took a long time for Amber to get over the fact that Gary was stringing her along and making her believe that they would rekindle their relationship once she was released while he was dating Kristina the entire time, but now they've been able to get along for her daughter Leah's sake.
Meanwhile, Maci Bookout lucked out when she found her husband Taylor McKinney. He stepped up as a father figure for her son Bentley shortly after they started dating, and even though Taylor and Maci both share two children together — two-year-old Jayde and one-year-old Maverick — Taylor treats Bentley as his own. He even included his stepson's name in an adorable tattoo tribute to his kids on his arm.
Scroll through the gallery below to get to know all of the Teen Mom stepparents!