One of MTV’s ’16 and Pregnant’ couples, who had lost custody of their first child due to the “deplorable” conditions, are now expecting again. Ebony Jackson and Josh Rendon appeared in 2009 on the first season of the reality show. Ebony gave birth at the age of 17 with their daughter.
Just 6 months ago, the Arkansas Child and Family Services removed the toddler from their custody. A police report indicated that the home they were raising the child in was littered with thrash, feces, and had a maggot infestation.
Now both Ebony and Josh are 20-years-old and married. TMZ has also learned that Ebony is also now 10 weeks pregnant, even though their first child remains in protective services. “We are extremely excited for the baby,” Joshua tells TMZ.
At the time, their daughter was taken from them, both were arrested for child endangerment. “It was fair for them to charge us with this. [Our house] wasn’t clean,” Josh said at the time. Meanwhile Ebony blamed depression over another pregnancy, that ended in a miscarriage, which lead to the less than healthy living conditions.
They have been actively trying to regain custody of their daughter, by taking parenting classes and cleaning up their home, Ebony had also checked herself into a rehab center several months ago. They currently have been given supervised visits of their daughter.