It follows the lives of Jenelle Eason, Chelsea De Boer, Kailyn Lowry, and Leah Messer from the second season of 16 and Pregnant as they navigate their first years of motherhood.
The series also focuses on the themes of their changing relationships between family, friends, and boys, while highlighting the struggles of young mothers raising children. In June 2017, it was announced that former Teen Mom 3 star, Briana De Jesus, would join the cast of Teen Mom 2.
Jenelle continues to reconcile the responsibilities of motherhood with her love of partying.
The couple got engaged in November 2012 and were expecting her second child.Jenelle stated that she missed a few days of taking her birth control pills and was notified of the pregnancy while at a doctor's appointment.It was later revealed in the fifth season that Jenelle lied about the miscarriage (having posted photos of fake blood on social media before going out to drink with an ex-boyfriend) and chose instead to abort her pregnancy and divorced Courtland after a short marriage.Courtland was made aware by social media that Jenelle had lied about the miscarriage and instead aborted their child.In June 2013, Jenelle started dating Nathan Griffith, a former model she met on Tinder.Within months of dating they moved in together and she became pregnant with their first child.Having just recently aborted Courtland Rogers' baby, Jenelle was confused about whether that abortion had failed and she was still pregnant with Rogers' child, or she was now pregnant with Nathan's child.In a clip from Teen Mom 2, Jenelle says to Nathan while laughing, "I don't know if I have a dead fetus inside me." Nathan has a daughter named Emery from a previous relationship.In September 2015 Jenelle started dating David Eason, a pipewelder she met on Tinder and they quickly moved in together.David had previously met Jenelle's ex-husband, Courtland Rogers, when they were cellmates.David has two children from previous relationships: daughter Maryssa Rose and son Kaden David.