Ebony Jackson was one of the original teen moms featured on MTV’s 16 & Pregnant, but both she and Whitney Purvis reportedly weren’t invited to be featured on the fame-inducing sensation Teen Mom.
On Ebony’s episode she seemed like a girl with a good head on her shoulders, but the baby’s father Josh needed to step it up a little. At the time he seemed pretty bad, but 16 & Pregnant Season 2A has shown us a vast array of young dads who prove that it could be a lot worse.
Josh and Ebony are now married and Josh is in the air-force, studying to be a mechanic, and they’re talking about expanding their family.
Even though Ebony missed out on a higher degree of fame and a potentially huge paycheck by not going on to become a Teen Mom, she recently told Life & Style (via celebritybabyscoop.com) that she’s glad she wasn’t chosen to be on the hit show. “The Teen Mom couples are just so unhappy,” she says. “And now they have to deal with everyone knowing them and getting in their faces.”
Ebony has speculated that she wasn’t chosen for the show because her life wasn’t as dramatic or chaotic as some of the other girls (exhibit A). Also, her military housing would make it difficult for MTV to get permission to film.
Eight months ago Ebony posted this message to her fans via Teen Mom star Maci Bookout’s Facebook Page:
Update after 16 and pregnate aried
Current mood: anxious
Hello fans, i would like to update you on alot of the things that you have been emailing me about: first off we werent chosen to be on teen mom because we didnt have enough drama ann we are a militarty family now so the cameras can not film on base with us unless the higher power of the military signs off on it. If you do want an update show please contact mtv.com and request an update on me and my girl whitney who also did not get chosen to be on teen mom. second Josh is in the airforce and is doing well he is going to be a mechanic and we will be sation in little rock arkansa and we are happy about that so look out duggers her come the rendons!!! Josh graduated basic on may 2 and will graduate from tech school august 4 and then he is coming home for 10 days and then we move I would love to thank all of the fans for all of your support these last few months you guys have made the wait for josh alot easier. Especially those military wifes who have given me lots of insight on being a new military wife….Jocelyn is getting bing now she tured 1 on april 29th and she is starting to walk, she loves her cuzins and loves to dance i will be posting video on facebook and make sure that it says ebony jackson the ebony rendon-jackson is not my page…. once again i love you guys and thank you for all of you support!!! love Ebony N jocelyn
CLICK HERE to watch Ebony’s 16 & Pregnant episode on demand.