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 Mackenzie McKee Of ‘Teen Mom 3′ Gives Birth To Baby Girl — See The First Pic Of Jaxie Taylor 

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Mackenzie looks blissful, yet (justifiably) wiped out, after labor.

Mackenzie and Josh McKee of “Teen Mom 3” are officially a family of four! (Okay, five if you count the other adorable — albeit furry — new member of their family.) The high school sweethearts welcomed a baby girl, Jaxie Taylor McKee, on Friday afternoon, just two days after Mackenzie tweeted a photo of her very large 37-week baby bump.

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One last pic for her followers before heading into labor.

Weighing in at 8 lbs., 9 oz., Jaxie is the second child for the former high school cheerleader and her husband, who also have a two-year-old little cowboy, Gannon. The Oklahoma natives have certainly had a whirlwind six months, with a recent camo-and-lace-themed wedding and a big post-Thanksgiving move into their new house.

Despite some bickering and bumps in their country road, the two remain strong in their relationship, and really, only one question remains: Will Jaxie take the bull by the horns and try to follow in her dad’s spur-marked footsteps, or will she be doing toe-touches and high-flying stunts like her cheerleading mama? Our vote’s for BOTH!

+ Wish Mackenzie and Josh a big congrats in the comments, and check out this blast from the past of Gannon’s televised birth.

Photo: Mackenzie McKee’s Instagram.

 New Study Points To Direct Link Between MTV Programming And Reduced Teen Birth Rate 

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Last year, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that – across all racial and ethnic groups — the teen birth rate had been cut in half since 1991. After the research broke, Bill Albert, the Chief Program Officer of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, told the Christian Science Monitor that he believed more access to contraception, coupled with shows like “16 & Pregnant” and its “Teen Mom” spinoffs, which demonstrate how difficult teen parenting can be, played a role in the huge decline. And today, a new study was released by the National Bureau of Economic Research backing Albert’s theory that the MTV series have indeed contributed to falling teen birth rates across the country.

In a paper written by Melissa S. Kearney, the director of the Hamilton Project, a research group in Washington, and Phillip B. Levine of Wellesley College, birth records were compared with Nielsen television ratings since “16 & Pregnant”‘s debut in 2009, and found that the teen birth rates declined faster in areas where youth were watching more MTV.

While the ratings account for other programming besides “16 & Pregnant” and the “Teen Mom” franchise, the study also reported spikes in web searches and tweets about birth control and abortion during the episodes’ airings, signaling an increased awareness about the topics. All of these findings combined “ultimately led to a 5.7 percent reduction in teen births in the 18 months following ["16 and Pregnant"'s] introduction,” the study concluded, which “accounts for around one-third of the overall decline in teen births in the United States during that period.”

Sarah Brown, Chief Executive of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, told The New York Times that the study is proof of the shows’ educational potential. “You can have all the sex-ed you want,’ she said, “but if you can say, ‘Could that happen to me?’ That brings a reality and a heightened connection that is very significant for teenagers.”

+ Check out Wellesley College’s handy infographic breaking down the study, and make sure to tune in for the Season 5 premiere of “Teen Mom 2,” January 21 at 10/9c. Plus, for information on preventing pregnancy, head to MTV’s It’s Your Sex Life website.

 Infographic: Wellesley College

 Mackenzie McKee Welcomes A Furry New ‘Son’ To Her Family [Photo] 

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Mackenzie snuggles up with her little boy.

Though Mackenzie McKee of “Teen Mom 3,” who is currently pregnant with her second child, is still months away from her due date, the former high school cheerleader and her husband, Josh, have already made little Gannon a big brother! Recently, Mackenzie teased her Twitter followers with news that her family’s expanding sooner than expected, along with a link to an Instagram photo of the newest member: an adorable Boxer.

“Me and josh just have a growing family;)… meet our new son. I’m so in love,” she wrote with the pic. Hey, according to the “Snooki & JWOWW” school of parenting, dogs basically are kids, so welcome to the MTV fam, little one!

And there are even MORE big changes for The McKees: The newlyweds finally moved in to their own place! Gone are the days of fighting over where to spend the night with their son, as yesterday Mackenzie tweeted that she and Josh are settling into their “country and cozy” home just fine. The couple sure has come a long way since their roadside breakup!

Photo: Mackenzie McKee’s Instagram.

 ‘Catfish’ Artist Mike Bradley Painted A Beautiful Portrait Of ‘Teen Mom 3′ Tot Nova [Photo] 

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Nova poses underneath her portrait.

After Nev and Max helped artist Mike Bradley hunt down his ”Catfish” on the Season 2 finale, Mike thanked the Internet sleuths by drawing two portraits of them. It was a thoughtful gesture, and now it seems that Mike’s collection of MTV personalities is expanding. After spending a weekend with Briana and Brittany of “Teen Mom 3” (and possibly forming a love connection with the latter), Mike gifted the sisters a beautiful piece of art inspired by the person they treasure most in this world: Briana’s daughter!

“The entire family loves this painting that @bigmike85 did of Nova as a baby ???” Britt tweeted with the photo above of the little lady posing underneath her portrait. If Mike really is courting Nova’s aunt, we think he’s doing a pretty good job of cracking the Dejesus fam’s protective shell. Bonus points for creativity! Nova’s dad, Devoin, could learn a thing or two from this guy…

Check out the pic, and see Mike’s portraits of Nev and Max in this “Catfish” clip:

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Photo: @omqitsbritt

 ‘Catfish’ Artist Mike Bradley Painted A Beautiful Portrait Of ‘Teen Mom 3′ Tot Nova [Photo] 

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Nova poses underneath her portrait.

After Nev and Max helped artist Mike Bradley hunt down his ”Catfish” on the Season 2 finale, Mike thanked the Internet sleuths by drawing two portraits of them. It was a thoughtful gesture, and now it seems that Mike’s collection of MTV personalities is expanding. After spending a weekend with Briana and Brittany of “Teen Mom 3” (and possibly forming a love connection with the latter), Mike gifted the sisters a beautiful piece of art inspired by the person they treasure most in this world: Briana’s daughter!

“The entire family loves this painting that @bigmike85 did of Nova as a baby ???” Britt tweeted with the photo above of the little lady posing underneath her portrait. If Mike really is courting Nova’s aunt, we think he’s doing a pretty good job of cracking the Dejesus fam’s protective shell. Bonus points for creativity! Nova’s dad, Devoin, could learn a thing or two from this guy…

Check out the pic, and see Mike’s portraits of Nev and Max in this “Catfish” clip:

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Photo: @omqitsbritt

 ‘Teen Mom 3′ Reunion Bombshell: Mackenzie And Josh Confess To Cheating On Each Other [Video] 

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Josh and Mackenzie‘s relationship went from bad to worse throughout the “Teen Mom 3” season, eventually ending in a roadside breakup, but little did we know the two were hiding even more skeletons in their closet off camera. On tonight’s “Teen Mom 3: Finale Special,” the on-again couple revealed just how deep their troubles actually went.

“He wasn’t giving me the attention I wanted, and other guys were,” Mackenzie tells Dr. Drew in the first clip below while fighting back tears, adding that Josh had pulled away from her so much, he couldn’t bring himself to even be the slightest bit affectionate. Mackenzie says that Josh’s lack of interest caused her to seek comfort in another guy, and when Dr. Drew asks if she cheated, she remains silent. “Oh, you were cheating?” Dr. Drew presses, to which Mackenzie affirms through nervous laughter and a hesitant nod.

When Josh found out about her unfaithfulness, she says, he retaliated and had a one-night stand with another girl, which in turn taught her a painful lesson. “I realized how bad it hurt,” she shares.

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 ‘Teen Mom 3′ Reunion Bombshell: Mackenzie And Josh Confess To Cheating On Each Other [Video] 

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Josh and Mackenzie‘s relationship went from bad to worse throughout the “Teen Mom 3” season, eventually ending in a roadside breakup, but little did we know the two were hiding even more skeletons in their closet off camera. On tonight’s “Teen Mom 3: Finale Special,” the on-again couple revealed just how deep their troubles actually went.

“He wasn’t giving me the attention I wanted, and other guys were,” Mackenzie tells Dr. Drew in the first clip below while fighting back tears, adding that Josh had pulled away from her so much, he couldn’t bring himself to even be the slightest bit affectionate. Mackenzie says that Josh’s lack of interest caused her to seek comfort in another guy, and when Dr. Drew asks if she cheated, she remains silent. “Oh, you were cheating?” Dr. Drew presses, to which Mackenzie affirms through nervous laughter and a hesitant nod.

When Josh found out about her unfaithfulness, she says, he retaliated and had a one-night stand with another girl, which in turn taught her a painful lesson. “I realized how bad it hurt,” she shares.

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 Are ‘Catfish”s Mike Bradley And ‘Teen Mom 3”s Brittany Dejesus Crushing On Each Other? [Photos] 

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Holy height difference! Mike towers at least two feet over Brittany.

Brittany Dejesus of “Teen Mom 3” is hardly shy on social media about her quest for a decent man, often tweeting laundry lists of qualifications for the perfect boyfriend (in a nutshell: someone “who cooks, cleans, wipes my ass, kisses my ass, and buys me things”). However, her days of singing the blues about spending forever alone may be over, as it looks like she finally reeled in a guy that meets her high standards: fellow Florida resident and former “Catfish” dupee Mike Bradley! Keepin’ it in the family, we see…?

Britt and her sister, Briana, met up with Mike, the “Catfish” softie who thought he found love with Caroline, for the first time over the weekend, and from the looks of it, a friendship for the ages was forged over bowling, piggyback rides and some flirtatious nose-picking. While it’s still unclear if Big Mike is Mr. Right or just Mr. Right Height For Piggyback Rides, the two are pretty bummed to be apart post-weekend tryst. ”I miss him already!” wrote Britt on her way back home. “Gonna miss looking at the top of your head,” replied her gentle giant. Bawwwww!

+ Check out the pics and video of their bowling outing, and let us know what you think of this possible love connection!

You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose…and you CAN pick your friend’s nose!

Mike gives Brittany a lift across the room. Chivalry’s not dead!

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Photos: @BigMike85 and @omgitsbritt

 Which Of The ‘Teen Mom 3′ Girls Changed The Most? 

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Despite a constant revolving door of drama over the course of “Teen Mom 3” (violent baby-daddy outbursts, broken engagements, a drug overdose…you name it), Mackenzie, Alex, Briana and Katie still managed to give their children the best possible care and learned a lot about themselves in the process. All four of the girls changed a lot since giving birth, but which of them made the biggest transformation? Check out a brief recap of each of their trajectories and take our poll!

Alex
The young dancer did everything in her power to parent Arabella without help from her addict ex, Matt, including working three jobs while trying to finish high school. Her temper got the better of her early on, and she often took her anger out on the loved ones around her; however, once she let Matt go for good, Alex’s mood changed, and by the end of the season she seemed to have turned over a new leaf. She even took setbacks, like having to repeat her senior year, in stride, finishing off the season with her sights firmly set on the future.

Briana
With an incredible family support system in place, Briana’s had lots of help with her daughter, Nova. One person who was almost always MIA, however, was Nova’s dad, Devoin. The two had a contentious relationship, not to mention the fact that her mom and sister weren’t exactly his biggest fans, but after letting the past go toward the end of the season, Briana seemed ready to allow Devoin back into Nova’s life — if he really wanted it.

Katie
After getting engaged to Joey, Katie thought her life was going to be picture perfect, and even had dreams of finally attending a four-year university. However, she and Joey couldn’t get their fighting under control, and when the two finally split up, he immediately started seeing another girl. Though devastated at first, Katie ultimately realized that it’s okay to be alone, and she and Joey came to a peaceful co-parenting resolution for Molli’s sake.

Mackenzie
The high school cheerleader thought she and her fiancé, Josh, would be together forever. But after months of Josh pulling away both emotionally and physically, Mackenzie was at her wits’ end. She tried so hard to salvage their relationship by being supportive of Josh and his rodeo dreams, and when her efforts fell flat, she went to counseling to draw strength from within herself. Eventually Mackenzie worked up the courage to confront Josh and ask for what she needed, and though the relationship temporarily improved, their continued communication issues led to a dramatic breakup on the season finale.

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Photo: Colin Gray

 Which Of The ‘Teen Mom 3′ Girls Changed The Most? 

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Despite a constant revolving door of drama over the course of “Teen Mom 3” (violent baby-daddy outbursts, broken engagements, a drug overdose…you name it), Mackenzie, Alex, Briana and Katie still managed to give their children the best possible care and learned a lot about themselves in the process. All four of the girls changed a lot since giving birth, but which of them made the biggest transformation? Check out a brief recap of each of their trajectories and take our poll!

Alex
The young dancer did everything in her power to parent Arabella without help from her addict ex, Matt, including working three jobs while trying to finish high school. Her temper got the better of her early on, and she often took her anger out on the loved ones around her; however, once she let Matt go for good, Alex’s mood changed, and by the end of the season she seemed to have turned over a new leaf. She even took setbacks, like having to repeat her senior year, in stride, finishing off the season with her sights firmly set on the future.

Briana
With an incredible family support system in place, Briana’s had lots of help with her daughter, Nova. One person who was almost always MIA, however, was Nova’s dad, Devoin. The two had a contentious relationship, not to mention the fact that her mom and sister weren’t exactly his biggest fans, but after letting the past go toward the end of the season, Briana seemed ready to allow Devoin back into Nova’s life — if he really wanted it.

Katie
After getting engaged to Joey, Katie thought her life was going to be picture perfect, and even had dreams of finally attending a four-year university. However, she and Joey couldn’t get their fighting under control, and when the two finally split up, he immediately started seeing another girl. Though devastated at first, Katie ultimately realized that it’s okay to be alone, and she and Joey came to a peaceful co-parenting resolution for Molli’s sake.

Mackenzie
The high school cheerleader thought she and her fiancé, Josh, would be together forever. But after months of Josh pulling away both emotionally and physically, Mackenzie was at her wits’ end. She tried so hard to salvage their relationship by being supportive of Josh and his rodeo dreams, and when her efforts fell flat, she went to counseling to draw strength from within herself. Eventually Mackenzie worked up the courage to confront Josh and ask for what she needed, and though the relationship temporarily improved, their continued communication issues led to a dramatic breakup on the season finale.

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Photo: Colin Gray

 Melissa Joan Hart’s Heart Goes Out To All The Teen Moms [Video] 

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 Melissa Joan Hart and her handsome sons: Mason, Brady and Tucker.

Dealing with the daily struggles of adolescence is tough enough, but, as we’ve learned from MTV’s “Teen Mom” franchise, adding a child to the mix can turn life into a constant uphill battle. Melissa Joan Hart, a mother of three boys ages 1 to 7  and the eldest of eight kids, knows a thing or two about the full-time job of parenting, and says in this MTV.com interview clip that she would’ve had to halt her Hollywood dreams had she become a mom too soon.

“If I had been a teen mom, they probably wouldn’t have hired me as Sabrina,” Melissa surmises, explaining that teen pregnancy wasn’t a topic often covered on 90s TV. Nowadays, the issue gets much more exposure, but Melissa has always understood how difficult teen parenthood can be. “My mom was a teen mom, so it happens,” she shares. “But I think that it’s a really difficult thing to do.” We know a few young ladies who would wholeheartedly agree.

Watch the clip below, plus check out more from our sit-down with Melissa Joan Hart.

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 Katie Yeager’s Latest Tattoo Is A Sweet Nod To Her Daughter, Molli [Photo] 

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Katie Yeager shows off her new inner-arm ink.

Katie Yeager‘s no stranger to ink. The “Teen Mom 3” cast member already sports a number of tats, from a Shakespeare quote on her shoulder to a tiny dotted bow on the inside of her finger, but her latest trip to the tattoo parlor was especially meaningful, because it involved inscribing a tribute to her daughter, Molli, on her arm.

While Katie’s fellow teen mom, Alex Sekella, had her daughter Arabella’s footprint tattooed on her shoulder during filming, Katie just got Molli’s birth date inked on her inner arm a few days ago, and shared her new piece with her Instagram followers straight from the parlor. ”The reason behind my strength 8-18-11,” she posted with the photo above. While it’s definitely more subtle than Amber Portwood‘s portrait of daughter Leah, the sentiment is the same: Their kids mean the world to them. And just so you know, the pain of the needle is NOTHING compared to childbirth!

+ Check out the “Teen Mom 3 After Show” clip below to hear Alex explain why she got her tattoo, and let us know what you think of Katie’s in the comments!

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Amber Portwood’s belly tattoo of daughter Leah’s face.

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Alex Sekella admires her brand new tattoo of Arabella’s name and footprint.

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Photo: Katie Yeager’s Instagram, Star magazine