A new season of Teen Mom is back on MTV, but the faces are familiar favorites.
ETonline caught up with original cast members Amber Portwood, Farrah Abraham, and Catelynn Lowell to discuss returning to the reality show centered on young moms and how their lives have changed since they were 16 and Pregnant.
While Lowell jokes that the thing she takes away from watching old episodes is to "always wear makeup," Portwood agrees that the ability to reflect on her early years of parenting through the show has been a unique and beneficial experience.
"I think looking back is a great way to reflect and not a lot of people get to to do that as parents, you know?" she observed.
The documentation of daughter Leah’s early years was especially meaningful for Portwood, who spent 17 months away from her little girl while she was in prison after being arrested for drug possession and reportedly attempting suicide in 2011. Now sober, Portwood says the new season of the show is a new beginning for her and her family.
"It's just a brand new life for me," she told ETonline. "I'm excited."