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'16 & Pregnant' Star Dumps Baby Daddy, Hits the Road ... with Kid

11/10/2011 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Whitney Purvis
"16 and Pregnant" star Whitney Purvis tells TMZ, she's had her fill of her baby daddy's slacker do-nothing lifestyle she dumped the guy, and took the kid to her parents' house.

18-year-old Whitney -- who was featured on the MTV show in 2009 -- tells us, she was living with her boyfriend and their son in an apartment in Georgia up until a couple of weeks ago -- but she decided to call it quits.

According to Whitney, she ended things because her man -- Weston Gosa -- "was gone all the time.  He wouldn’t come home until 3AM in the morning ... I was home with the baby and he was nowhere to be found.”

But Whitney doesn't believe Weston was cheating -- telling us, "You know when someone is cheating on you.  He was just out with his friends all the time getting messed up ... I don’t want that around my kid.”

Whitney claims the couple was fighting constantly and she just couldn't take it anymore, so she moved back in with her parents -- and took their son with her.

Attempts to reach Weston were unsuccessful.

'16 & Pregnant' Couple Allowed to See Their Kid Again ... Under Supervision

10/12/2011 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The "16 & Pregnant" couple who had their daughter taken away by authorities last month -- because their house was covered in feces -- finally saw their kid again this week ... and TMZ has obtained pics of the happy 4-hour reunion.

As we previously reported, the Department of Human Services in Arkansas took away Joshua and Ebony Rendon's 2-year-old daughter Jocelyn ... after discovering the couple's deplorable feces-smeared living conditions -- and police then arrested them for child endangerment.

But the couple has since cleaned up their act -- and in return, DHS has awarded them visitation of their daughter twice a week ... for two hours at a time ... with a supervisor.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ, E & J are serious about regaining full custody of their girl -- and to prove they mean business .. they've enrolled in parenting classes and therapy.

A court date has been set for November 10th to decide if they'll get their daughter back.


"16 And Pregnant" Couple We Cleaned Up Our Act

9/24/2011 4:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joshua and Ebony Rendon -- the couple from "16 and Pregnant" that had their child taken away after authorities found their house was covered in feces and garbage -- have done some Fall cleaning and now want their kid back.

TMZ broke the story ... children's services officials went to the house earlier this week after someone complained about the living conditions.   The couple was arrested and charged with child endangerment.

 Joshua -- who is in the military -- faces discipline which could result in discharge.

But now, after cleaning the house, they say it's all good. 

'16 and Pregnant' Star Could Be Booted From Military

9/22/2011 12:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Life is about to get very real for reality star Josh Rendon... he could be kicked out of the Air Force.

TMZ has learned the "16 and Pregnant" star is currently under investigation by the military for his conduct leading up to his arrest earlier this week on charges of endangering the welfare of a child and drug possession.

A rep for Little Rock Air Force Base, where the incident took place, tells TMZ ... Rendon could be court-martialed, or face other administrative action. In other words, he could be discharged.

If he gets kicked out of the military, Rendon and his wife, Ebony Jackson, will lose their home -- because they live on the base.

On Tuesday, police raided Rendon and Ebony's pad, after someone complained about living conditions in the house. Police found the place covered in feces.

The couple's 2-year-old daughter was taken away by the Department of Human Services.

TMZ spoke to Rendon. He had no comment.

"16 & Pregnant" House Photo Dirty ... But Really That Bad?

9/22/2011 9:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ has obtained a photo from inside the "16 and Pregnant" home -- a photo that triggered a raid by child services Tuesday night -- and while it definitely looks cluttered and arguably dirty ... it doesn't scream "child neglect."

According to the arrest report -- filed after both parents were taken into custody for child endangerment -- "Every room inside the residence had human and dog feces on the floors, walls, and clothing" ... but from the perspective of the photo, it just looks kinda messy.

The pic shows a child's play area littered with a few pizza boxes, one used diaper, and a bag of garbage -- not that surprising for a couple of 20-year-old parents.

So we gotta ask ...

"16 & Pregnant" Arrest Report House COVERED in Feces

9/21/2011 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The home of the  "16 & Pregnant" family that was raided last night by child services was covered in dog and human feces ... this according to the arrest report obtained by TMZ.

Police executed a search warrant on the property after someone called the Department of Human Services, complaining about the living conditions in the house -- and according to their report, "Every room inside the residence had human and dog feces on the floors, walls, and clothing."

The report goes on in horrific detail:  "The house was full of flies and in some areas, maggots" -- and police claim they also found evidence of "synthetic marijuana."

The "16 & Pregnant" couple's daughter was taken away by DHS -- and animal control even stepped in ... rescuing three dogs in the house.

Josh Rendon and Ebony Jackson were booked on charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and drug possession.

"16 & Pregnant" Baby Daddy Child Services Took My Kid ... And I Deserved It!

9/21/2011 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A dad from "16 and Pregnant" tells TMZ, Child Protective Services in Arkansas took his two-year-old daughter away last night -- and he blames himself.

Josh Rendon -- who starred on season one -- tells us, he and his 20-year-old wife Ebony Jackson were arrested last night for child endangerment, and he's copping to his misdeeds ... saying, “It was fair for them to charge us with this. [Our house] wasn’t clean."

But that's an understatement -- a source close to the couple tells us, the house was covered in trash and infested with maggots.

According to the source, CPS received a complaint about the living conditions ... and took the child after inspecting the home.

CPS still has the kid -- but we're told Josh and Ebony are already working to get her back ... first step, cleaning up the atrocious mess.

Click here to read the arrest report -- FECES EVERYWHERE.

'16 and Pregnant' Star: My Mom's Arrest Is Her Problem

6/5/2011 3:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"16 and Pregnant" star Whitney Purvis isn't tooooooo broken up over the news of her mom's arrest -- because she told us, "What my mom does, does not affect me." Can you feel the love?

As we previously reported, April Purvis was busted in Georgia this morning for possession of marijuana and possession of meth (that's a felony).

Whitney tells TMZ she is "nothing like her parents" and has no plans on following in their footsteps. She told us, "I do not want my son to grow up how I did."

She did add that she hopes her mom will overcome this.

'16 and Pregnant' Star's Mom Busted on Drug Charges

6/5/2011 10:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The mother of Whitney Purvis -- who was featured on the first season of "16 and Pregnant" -- was arrested early this morning for possession of marijuana and meth.


April Purvis, along with a man named Victor Clement, was busted by Floyd County Police in Georgia. According to the Rome News-Tribune, a traffic stop revealed less than an ounce of marijuana in the car ... and then, upon further inspection, methamphetamines were found in Purvis' purse.

Both were charged with a misdemeanor for the pot ... but Purvis was hit with a felony charge for the meth. The two are still in custody in Floyd County Jail.

Whitney was on the fifth episode of the show's first season. Her episode stood out because, as you can see above, her and her mom were pregnant at the same time. 

Judge to MTV Star -- Stay AWAY From Baby Daddy!

5/29/2011 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of the moms on MTV's "16 and Pregnant" ... is now 17 and legally banned from going anywhere near her baby daddy ... TMZ has learned.

19-year-old Josh Smith got a huge victory in a Florida courtroom Tuesday ... when a judge granted his request for a restraining order against his baby mama Jennifer Del Rio.

As TMZ previously reported, both teens wanted restraining orders against each other -- but Jennifer didn't show up on the scheduled court date ... so Josh won by default and Jen's request was thrown out.

According to court docs, Jennifer must stay at least 100 feet away from Josh at all times -- and she's also banned from hanging around his car and his house.

As for their twin boys -- the documents show Josh and Jen are still temporarily sharing custody until a more permanent agreement can be locked into place.

MTV Star ARRESTED for Stealing From His Mother

5/18/2011 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
One of the dads from last season's "16 & Pregnant" is LOCKED UP in a Michigan jail right now -- after his OWN MOTHER told cops he forged her signature on a $30.00 check. 


TMZ has learned ... 19-year-old Joshua Drummonds was arrested Monday in Monroe County, MI after his mother told police he stole 5 checks out of her checkbook over the past few months and wrote them out to himself.

According to the criminal complaint, obtained by TMZ, Josh wasn't looking for a HUGE payday ... because he only took a total of $270 ... with each check ranging from $30 to $100.

Law enforcement tells us Drummonds is now facing 7 felony charges  -- 1 count of larceny for stealing the checks, 5 counts of forgery and 1 count of violating his probation.

Josh is facing up to 4 years behind bars for the larceny and 14 years for EACH COUNT of forgery.

Josh's bail has been set at $20,000. They probably won't take a check. 

"16 & Pregnant" Dad -- See What Happened Was ...

5/9/2011 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"16 & Pregnant" baby daddy Ryan McElrath has been arrested three times during his short time on this Earth, and he says 66% of his run-ins with the law are a bad rap.

As TMZ first reported, McElrath and baby mama Jamie McKay are no strangers to run-ins with the law. When we spoke with McElrath about his rap sheet, he had something to say about each one:

November 2010 -- Assault on a female, resisting arrest
-- "The women I 'assaulted' wanted the charges dropped."
-- "Everybody thought the charge was ridiculous, even the DA."

August 2010 -- DUI, Speeding
-- "I got a DUI and that was wrong of me."
-- That was "the one time I drank and drove."

July 2010 -- Felony possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana (less than half an ounce)
-- "Totally false"
-- "Cops found scales that contained residue of coke"
-- "They weren’t even my scales! They were my friends. I was returning them."
-- "I don’t do coke ... I didn’t have any coke on me."
-- "That case got thrown out"

So why so worried about the youth of America?

'16 & Preggo' Couple -- SO MANY ARRESTS!

5/8/2011 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The newest couple to be introduced on MTV's "16 & Pregnant" has been arrested a combined FOUR TIMES in the past year -- with charges ranging from coke possession to assault on a female ... TMZ has learned.


The most recent arrest involves 17-year-old Jamie McKay -- who was popped for simple assault back in January for an incident involving a female classmate. According to court documents, McKay punched the girl in the back of the head -- TWICE -- but the case was eventually dismissed.

As for her baby daddy -- 18-year-old Ryan McElrath -- he was arrested for cocaine and weed possession back in July ... followed by an underage drinking bust in August.

But the most shocking part -- Ryan was busted for "assault on a female" and resisting police officers back in November. TMZ has learned McElrath's alleged victim was NOT his baby mama.

McElrath is due back in a North Carolina courtroom later this month.

TMZ spoke with McElrath who told us, "All of these are false accusations."

Attempts to reach McKay were unsuccessful.

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