The Real Reason Farrah Abraham Got Fired From Teen Mom

Farrah Abraham first came onto the public scene in 2008 when she starred in MTV's "16 and Pregnant" as a pregnant teenager. She gave birth to her daughter, Sophia Laurent Abraham, on the show in the beginning of 2009. Fans were immediately pulled into Farrah's story, which included the tragic passing of her then-boyfriend and father of her child, Derek Underwood, leaving her a single mom, according to IMDb

The success of "16 and Pregnant" led to the spin-off series, "Teen Mom," which picked up where its predecessor left off. This meant that fans got to witness more of Farrah's tumultuous life, including her rocky relationship with her parents. When Farrah was on screen during episodes of "Teen Mom," fans often observed horrible arguments between her and her mom, Debra Danielsen. The mother-daughter altercations even reached a point in which Debra faced domestic abuse charges, although Farrah eventually dropped them, per E! News.

Farrah's fame from "Teen Mom" allowed her to dabble in a variety of areas, including releasing a debut album, entitled "My Teenage Dream Ended," and later, a memoir by the same name. However, the reality television star has come up in headlines time and again for her questionable decisions and behavior over the years, which range from landing a DUI back in 2013 to selling a sex tape and a number of controversial parenting choices, according to MEAWW. One of her decisions regarding her career even landed her in a sticky spot with MTV.

Farrah Abraham ventured into a non-MTV-approved career

In 2017, US Weekly broke the news that Farrah Abraham was allegedly fired from MTV's "Teen Mom OG" due to concerns surrounding her decision to pursue a career in the adult entertainment industry. A source close to the reality television star told the publication, "It was all because of the porn. They said it didn't fit with the brand. Farrah is upset." 

Farrah herself took to Facebook to lament the situation, telling her fans that MTV's parent company, Viacom, "fired" her for acting "like an adult and [partaking] in adult promotions and activities that other adults do for FREE or in private !" She went on to state that it was "sad" that the show would "no longer have its biggest talent," claiming that the company had "sex shamed" an "honest mother." As it turns out, Viacom hadn't technically fired Farrah, but had given her the choice to either continue working in the adult entertainment industry or stay on "Teen Mom," as reported by Starcasm.

In 2018, Farrah went after Viacom with a lawsuit, claiming she had been unfairly fired, according to People. The lawsuit cited that Viacom had "wrongfully terminated [Farrah's] employment because she did not conform to gender stereotypes," and added that she had been discriminated against for her "recent decision to pursue opportunities in the adult entertainment industry." While she attempted to sue Viacom for $5 million, the company ended up settling with Farrah, although the terms of the settlement are unknown.

What has Farrah Abraham been up to since leaving Teen Mom?

It seems that Farrah Abraham didn't allow her departure from "Teen Mom" to keep her down. She is still appearing in front of the cameras with stints in horror films, including "Adam K" and "Axeman 2: Overkill," per IMDb, and has maintained an active social media presence alongside her daughter, Sophia, as noted by Screen Rant. Farrah has also pursued higher education since leaving "Teen Mom," returning to college to study business entertainment, as per In Touch Weekly. She even went to Harvard University, but had a public dispute with the prestigious university and did not graduate.  

And she hasn't stopped there. The Sun reported that Farrah has become involved in promoting clothing brands on her social media accounts, including partnering with Pretty Little Thing in 2019. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Farrah also designed and sold her own face masks, giving her a leg up as an entrepreneur. 

The reality television personality also starred on the cover of Harper's Bazaar Vietnam earlier this year and was featured in an exclusive interview with the magazine. She discussed the rocky relationship she had with her mom and the effort she has put into making her life what she wants it to be. "The 'Teen Mom' TV show was a place where I was really sick, depressed and not mentally strong enough, and the only way to good health is to try to fix your problems, pick yourself up and move beyond it," she said (via Daily Mail).