When it was reported a while back that Teen Mom’s Amber Portwood rakes in about $280,000 a year for well, being a teen mom on a hit MTV show with a well-documented anger management problem, a lot of critics were up in arms over her six-figured salary. Why is MTV allowing judgment-impaired teens to make enough money to glamorize and glorify something so taboo and controversial as teen pregnancy?
Well, we’ve got news for you: not every teen mom on the show is an Amber Portwood. In fact, while MTV stars from other shows are racking in millions, the teen moms are barely bringing in enough money to get their highlights fixed and pay the rent on time. And the sad part is that they could be making much more. And I mean much, much more.
Being a celebrity mom is a very profitable business right now — while everyone from Jessica Alba to Alyson Hannigan to even Tori Spelling is cashing in with their own baby and mom-minded business, diaper deals, sponsorships and endorsements, we haven’t seen the Teen Moms take that path.
A lot of Hollywood celebrity moms use any opportunity to get into the spotlight by attending Pamper’s Potty Dances, promoting eco-friendly home products for the family, and even writing your own mom blog, which even Kourtney Kardashian has taken the time to do.
So how come we haven’t seen a Maci Bookout or a Chelsea Houska start a mom blog or their own line of baby bottles or modeling careers for Victoria’s Secret (they sure love those Pink shirts, don’t they?). While they are making an effort to do things such as speaking engagements, etc. we’re sure these women can go much further with not just their mom titles, but their “celebrity mom” images as well.
Check out our photo gallery of Teen Mom stars that have been going down the “celebrity mom” route… and who hasn’t.