After being featured on the first season of MTV’s 16 & Pregnant, Ebony Jackson-Rendon and Josh Rendon went on to get married and have a second child together. Unfortunately, after a couple of drama-filled years together (including an arrest and a stint in rehab) they have decided to end their marriage.
Speculation of a break-up began earlier this month after Ebony tweeted about meeting someone new. “Met an awesome guy at my hotel last night, I swear the crazy stuff late night management does is crazy #random #guy,” Ebony wrote on June 4. Then, when a fan said, “Aren’t you married?,” she explained, “Currently we are separated.”
While her tweet about the “awesome” guy she met may lead fans to believe that her split from Josh has been a piece of cake, her most recent tweets reveal that there is much more to it.
“Momma is happy, tired and glad things are going to get better,” she wrote on June 8. Two days later, she said, “Having a hard time adjusting to life w/o someone who used to be my bestfriend, love never changes but perhaps people do…”
Ebony and Josh were arrested together in September of 2011 after child protective services deemed their living situation unfit. According to reports, “Every room inside the residence had human and dog feces on the floor, walls, and clothing.” (For photos inside their home click here). At the time, Ebony and Josh were booked on charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and drug possession. Their daughter Jocelyn was taken out of their care. (You can find out more about what when on during this time in an interview with Ebony included in the book Teen Mom Confidential.)
Since the devastating ordeal of losing their child, Ebony and Josh cleaned up their act — literally — and in October of 2012, they welcomed their second child, daughter Jayda Jewell Rendon.