October 03, 2011 08:43 AM by Jackie Morrison
Ebony Jackson-Rendon, a former cast member of 16 and Pregnant, lost her daughter last month after authorities discovered the living conditions of her home. Now the teen mom and her husband want their daughter back after completing a major home clean-up.
Both Ebony Jackson-Rendon and her husband Joshua Rendon were arrested and their toddler daughter was put into the custody of the State. The couple appeared on a previous season of 16 and Pregnant where they were filmed while expecting. As a result of the arrest Joshua Rendon also faces military disciplinary action from the Air Force and could be discharged.
The couple were released on bond and have not yet appeared in court to face the charges. It has been reported that they have cleaned up their home in an effort to regain custody of their daughter. Ebony Jackson-Rendon is not a cast member of the Teen Mom show which was a follow-up to 16 and Pregnant. Other Teen Mom reality stars have also faced legal and relationship problems while filming episodes documenting their lives after giving birth.
The raid and loss of custody is the latest in personal difficulties for Ebony Jackson-Rendon. She spoke to Hollybaby.com shortly after the incident about her life after appearing on 16 and Pregnant. Her mental state had been in depression before her arrest due to losing an unborn son two months earlier.
“My house was raided last night and my daughter was taken from me,” she said. “I had been suffering with depression. I lost a kid, so I’ve been going through my own personal problems and so I haven’t been able to be the wife, mom that I’m supposed to be.”
Ebony Jackson-Rendon also claimed that she was admitted to a hospital in June to prevent her from committing suicide. She also claims that the synthetic marijuana found in the raid belonged to her and not her husband.
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