Jordan Cashmyer, best known for her appearances on 16 and Pregnant, died at the age of 26 after the show documented her parenting journey, according to a medical examiner.
Jordan Cashmere, who starred in 16 and Pregnant, died at the age of 26, according to an autopsy.
Although the medical examiner confirmed the late reality star’s death, no cause or manner of death has been announced, according to TMZ.
The teen mother, her then-boyfriend Derek Taylor, and their daughter Evie appeared on the show in 2014 after becoming homeless following the birth of their beautiful daughter.
Jordan’s family did not approve of her relationship with Derek, and her family disowned her as she was about to give birth.
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But her difficulties did not end when the cameras stopped rolling and the new parents called it quits on their relationship.
Following their divorce, the couple were unable to properly care for their daughter on their own, but Jordan’s father and stepmother gladly stepped in and shared guardianship with them for a time.
Back in 2015, the teen signed away her custody rights to Derek’s mother on a temporary basis while she worked to better herself.
Over the years, the reality star struggled with her mental health issues, including addiction and suicidal ideation.
Jordan was working at a strip club in 2017 when she was arrested for drug possession.
Viewers have been sending condolences to her family online since her death was announced on Sunday afternoon.
Life of Jordan Cashmyer
Jordan Cashmyer’s parents kicked her out after she became pregnant and refused to stop seeing Derek. She and Derek struggled with being homeless and financial issues as a result of Derek’s inability to find work and the lack of local relatives to take them in. Genevieve “Evie” Shae Taylor, her daughter, was born on March 7, 2014.
Jordan and Derek divorced after the filming of Jordan’s appearance on “16 and Pregnant.” Jordan’s father and stepmother initially shared custody of Genevieve with Derek; however, in 2015, Derek and Genevieve relocated to Derek’s mother’s home, with Jordan signing over temporary custody to Derek’s mother.
Derek revealed (via social media) in 2014 that Jordan had been working at a strip joint. Jordan was hospitalized later that year for mental health issues and a possible suicide attempt. She’s been to rehab on several occasions.
Jordan Cashmyer was reported to be a prostitute in 2017 after images of her appeared on an escort website. During the same year, she was arrested for cocaine and heroin possession.