Cashmyer’s death was announced by family member Jessica Cashmyer in a Facebook post via the account of her late husband — and Jordan’s father — Dennis M. Cashmyer Jr. on Sunday.
“Last night I received a call no parent ever wants,” read the post, in part. “My oldest beloved daughter, Jordan has passed away, she was only 26 years old. Our hearts are truly broken. No parent should ever have to go through losing a child, EVER. Please keep my family in your thoughts prayers as we navigate through this terrible tragedy.”
MTV paid tribute in a Twitter post that read: “We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Jordan Cashmyer. Our hearts go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.”
In 2014, Cashmyer was featured in Season five, episode nine of 16 and Pregnant, in which her struggles with homelessness, employment and teenage pregnancy — she eventually gave birth to a daughter named Evie — were detailed. Cashmyer’s boyfriend at the time, Derek Taylor, was also featured. She gave birth to a second child, Lyla, last year.
The reality series ran for six seasons and spawned numerous spinoff series including Teen Mom and 16 and Recovering.
“Please understand and respect our privacy at this time,” wrote Jessica Cashmyer on Facebook. “We are surrounded by the love and support of our children, grand daughter Lyla and family members.”
What happened to Jordan on 16 and Pregnant?
Jordan became a part of the series 16 and Pregnant when it first aired in 2014.
The show highlighted the situation between Jordan, her boyfriend Derek, and her daughter Evie.
The show chronicled the homelessness they faced when Jordan was about to give birth.
It also depicted the strained relationships between Jordan and her family as she sparked a relationship with Derek.
What happened after the show?
After the show, Jordan and Derek parted ways.
As a result, Jordan’s parents had to step in and share guardianship with Derek for a while.
Subsequently, Jordan temporarily signed away her custody rights to Derek’s mother in 2015, since she was allegedly dealing with drug addiction and mental health issues.
Fortunately, Jordan began working on her health and celebrated being one year sober in January 2021 following years of struggling with addiction.
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