The mother of Whitney Purvis—who was featured on the first season of 16 & Pregnant—was arrested arrested over the weekend in Georgia for drug possession. April Purvis, 37, was charged with felony possession of meth and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. When asked for a comment by TMZ on her mother's arrest, 18-year-old Whitney said, "What my mom does, does not affect me."
On Whitney's episode of the MTV show, she and her mother April were both pregnant at the same time. They and their two boyfriends lived with Whitney's grandmother in her two-bedroom home. Looking for a place to store her clothes in the cramped house, the teen began emptying out a junk drawer in Meemaw's room, where she found a mug with a penis as the handle. But it turns out the mug was not Meemaw's. It was Meemaw's mother's—the teen's great-grandma. Upon the discovery of the mug, Meemaw shouted at Whitney, "What makes you think you're Paris Hilton or some damn body?"