‘Teen Mom’ star demands child support and alimony from husband in divorce proceedings as shockingly low MTV salary is revealed

A TEEN Mom star has demanded alimony and child support in her divorce from her husband after her shockingly low MTV salary was revealed.

Ashley Jones’ mother, Tasheilia (Pastor Tea) Chapple, filed for divorce from her husband Roosevelt on September 13, 2023.

Teen Mom: The Next Chapter star Ashley Jones’ mother filed for divorce from her husbandPhoto credit: MTV
Tasheilia announced her divorce via FacebookPhoto credit: Instagram/realtalkteac

In court documents exclusively obtained by The US Sun, Pastor Tea is seeking “sole custody” of their daughter Autumn Rose, whom they gave birth to in May 2012.

She reported her monthly income at $1,700 per month despite her appearance on the MTV show, while her estranged husband brings in $3,200.

She is requesting $512 a month in child support and $300 in spousal support for the next four years.

Tasheilia did not list a visitation schedule because it was “already set,” she claimed in court papers.

Roosevelt did not respond to the divorce petition.

Tea initially announced the divorce news on Facebook when she posted: “Many thought I would never do it but I love myself more… I filed for divorce. I thank Yah for the strength it took.”

“Long overdue and grateful to be getting away with my sanity and what’s left and what’s left of my heart.”

Tasheilia has appeared alongside her 26-year-old daughter Ashley on MTV’s Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant, Teen Mom 2, Teen Mom: The Next Chapter and more since joining the franchise in 2018.

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Pastor Tea has been working on herself during the breakup, as she showed off her weight loss progress on Instagram just days before the filing.

She shared side-by-side photos of her in a swimsuit to highlight the difference in her figure.

Ashley’s mom captioned the post, “Total weight loss 138 pounds,” adding, “current weight 147.”

Devastating loss

Tasheilia has had a challenging year with the unexpected death of her son Deandre.

The US Sun confirmed that Deandre was found lifeless at a train station outside San Francisco on December 17th.

“At 5:47 a.m., officers and medical personnel responded to the station for an unresponsive adult male,” the local police department told The US Sun.

“Medical staff declared the man dead. There is no suspicion of any crime.”

Tasheilia shared her sadness over the loss on Instagram.

She wrote: “I am overwhelmed and broken to the core. My firstborn child, Deandre, died. My soul was ripped from my body. Please keep us in prayer.”

A cause of death was not announced.


To compound the family’s woes, their daughter Ashley recently announced that she is newly single after splitting from her baby daddy Bar Smith, 26.

The couple secretly exchanged vows in front of MTV cameras at a courthouse in January 2022.

They were preparing to tie the knot again later this year.

Ashley and Bar are parents to five-year-old daughter Holly.

Tasheilia and her estranged husband have a daughter together named Autumn RosePhoto credit: Instagram/realtalkteac
Tea’s monthly salary is low despite appearing in several Teen Mom spin-offsPhoto credit: Instagram/ashleysiren
Tea recently lost her son and her daughter Ashley is also going through a breakupPhoto credit: Instagram/realtalkteac

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