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'16 & Pregnant' Couple

Regain Custody Following

Massive Feces Problem

8/26/2012 5:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0826_16_preg_tmz_wmAfter a year-long crash course on good parenting skills, "16 & Pregnant" stars Ebony and Joshua Rendon were finally granted full custody of their three-year-old daughter again, TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... The Department of Human Services stripped the MTV stars of custody of their daughter Jocelyn last year, after police found deplorable living conditions in their home like feces covered walls, maggots and flies.

But all that's behind them now. TMZ spoke to Josh, who says he and Ebony enrolled in a rigorous program of counseling and parenting classes to learn how to care for their child and were officially granted full custody again.

Josh says, "Our family is finally back together and we are doing great. We got the help we needed and did what we needed to do. We will never make the same mistakes again.”

Josh tells us, there are no restrictions placed on the custody agreement, but over the last year they were subjected to random home inspections by the DHS.

In case you forgot, the couple is also expecting a second child and Josh tells us ... it's a girl. Mazel Tov.


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Okay this is random...firstly they shouldn't even get her back if there's FECES all over the place. Random: She's mixed, and he's white...why is the child so dark?

753 days ago


You need a parenting course on how to keep your house clean of "feces covered walls, maggots and flies."

I THINK you need a LOT more than "parenting courses"!

753 days ago


They must have both been smokin on that Oooh Weeeee!! Not to have noticed they were living knee Deep in Sh*t with Maggot garnishing....When I saw their episode of teen and preggers I actually liked them as a couple they both seemed to have come from helpful families that kept a clean house with rules. So I'm wondering WTF happened after the birth of their daughter to bring on such irresponsibility and nastiness??

753 days ago


How in the hell would you get maggots and feces-yes feces on the walls?! Why in the hell would anyone choose to live that way-let alone allow a child to live in those conditions?!

Did their parents not teach them basic housework and hygiene-WTF!

752 days ago


Unfortunately these classes should become MANDATORY now days.. If you want my tax money to support you then you HAVE TO TAKE PARENTING CLASSES so one, you kid is cared for properly, and two, hopefully I'm not supporting you for more than 2 years...

752 days ago


she has some serious man hands.

752 days ago

Bitch please    

Dr Drew's shows: Either you end up pregnant again or Dead.

752 days ago


Why are people like this allowed to live?

752 days ago


who cares!

752 days ago


why does someone need training or a class on why you should not have feces and flies on the wall? Yeah, let's commend them on what they are supposed to do anyway as parents. And to be pregnant again while the kid is in protective custody. That is horrid, they should have never had that child given back to them. Now we the taxpayers will have to take care of the losers they call parents and the kids. What a disgrace.

752 days ago

Straight Talkin Texan    

Good. But it's sad that people have to learn how to not live like pigs.

752 days ago

Stacy Stowe    

How the H-LL did feces get on the wall, & how the H-LL could they actually live in it & ignore it????????????

752 days ago

Detective. LaToya    

Now that idiot just needs to get a DNA test done and he'd realize that little girl isn't his. The mother is biracial, he's white and the daughter is darker and more ethnic looking than the mother lol. Trailer trash..

751 days ago


Congrats and wow. Young single motherhood is glorified and it need not be. Whats wrong with a lot of kids today is single parenthood and too much stress being put on one person and that's why so many kids are not being taken proper care of because only one parent is doin all the work.
A lot of kids never really see their single parent because they are always working so that leaves the child to take care of themselves.

We are truely living in the last days. What is wrong will be right and what is right will be wrong.

751 days ago


Really? You need a class to know not to live in filth of feces and maggots...

750 days ago
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