Don’t you just love Teen Mom? All the cute kids. All the drama.
All the … no, that trifecta pretty much covers it right there.
But while we all love the show (genuinely or not, whichever), and we all know more than we probably should about these total strangers.
Yet there are still things we don’t know, or generally don’t pay attention to, such as: What do the men of the show do for a living?
Sure, they get paid handsomely for letting MTV air their dirty laundry, but they’ve got to do other stuff in their downtime, right?
Check out the occupations of the guys you know and love (and Adam Lind, for that matter), some of which will surprise you!
1. Taylor McKinney
Taylor McKinney is married to Maci Bookout, and they share a clothing company called Things That Matter. Before that, Taylor was a motocross rider … for real! In 2006, he broke both of his arms in the process. He still keeps up with the business, though, frequently posting photos of BMX-related figures and content on his Instagram. On the side, he also coaches Bentley’s Little League team, which is about the sweetest stepdad thing ever.
2. Cole DeBoer
Cole works as a traffic control specialist – he works on the highways to keep all the traffic running smoothly. And somehow, he’s made that an adorable job … perhaps in part because he’s helped Chelsea Houska’s life run so much more smoothly and happily ever since they got together. DeBoer is also an avid hunter, in case he weren’t hot enough.
3. Tyler Baltierra
Tyler does lots of stuff! He’s definitely one of the most active male stars of the Teen Mom franchise, and he also enjoys writing – he and Caitlynn Lowry have already released one book! The husband and wife duo also starred in a network special drawn from their own experience as a couple who gave up a child for adoption. In addition to that, he’s shown interest in going into social work or counseling.
4. Jeremy Calvert
You know this one if you follow Leah Messer’s storyline at all: Jeremy Calvert is a pipeline engineer! He lays pipe all over America (we did not mean that in a euphemistic way, get your minds out of the gutter), and he makes a high salary doing it. The downside is that said work takes place on site, so he is often away from home – much to the consternation of Leah, and later fiancee Brooke Wehr.
5. Javi Marroquin
Javi is, of course, in the United States Air Force. He’s been there for nearly four years now, and last year he was deployed for six months, something that played a role in the ultimate destruction of his relationship with Kailyn Lowry. When he’s back at home, Marroquin has also capitalized on his Teen Mom 2 fame as an Instagram influencer and by working on his book debut.
6. Ryan Edwards
Ryan Edwards, believe it or not, used to be a lineman, risking his personal safety to work on those power lines. He may still do that, though he’s been in the news lately for other reasons, namely his weddings to Mackenzie Standifer and his drug addiction, which played out on Teen Mom: OG and landed him in rehab.