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'Teen Mom 2' Jenelle Evans & Kailyn Lowry Paid Less Than Amber Portwood! Exclusive!

Wed, March 16, 2011 6:12pm EDT by 19 Comments

Sources tell that Jenelle and Kailyn are struggling with their meager ‘Teen Mom’ salaries!

The Teen Mom 2 cast has been ripped off! MTV is paying the original stars of Teen Mom a ton more than the Teen Mom 2 girls! While Amber Portwood rakes in $280,000 a year, has confirmed that Teen Mom 2 stars Jenelle Evans and Kailyn Lowry are making dramatically less — at $9,000 for the season!

“Things with Jenelle aren’t good. She has no money and can’t find a job,” as source very close to Jenelle tells us. “She is making around $9,000 for her first 12 episodes of Teen Mom 2, season 1.”

Another source close to Kailyn shares with us the same amount: “Kailyn is also making around the same $9,000 mark!”

While these new Teen Moms may have much lower salaries than the original cast, they are only in their first season. The big salary bump will most likely come when — and if — they film a second season.

And while Jenelle and Kailyn seem to be drowning financially, they still have other ways they can make money — like selling their stories and pictures, working other jobs and writing books. Kailyn has even said that she is considering coming out with her own manual for moms in situations similar to hers.

– Lindsey DiMattina, reporting by Jessica Finn