Jordan Cashmyer Wikipedia – Jordan Cashmyer Bio
Jordan Cashmyer died Saturday of undisclosed causes, her dad revealed in a heartbreaking Facebook post.
She was known for her participation in the MTV series 16 and Pregnant, where she appeared with then-boyfriend Derek Taylor.
The couple split following their daughter’s March 7, 2014 birth, and Cashmyer revealed that she suffered from postpartum depression and attempted suicide.
In a post to her official Facebook page in November of that year, she shared that ‘there wasn’t much of a reason to live anymore.’
Her death came months after her fiance Michael Schaffer, 30, died shortly after the birth of their daughter Lyla.
She was 26 years old.
Jordan Cashmyer Died
Troubled 16 and Pregnant star Jordan Cashmyer, who struggled with addiction and previously attempted suicide, died Saturday at age 26.
Her death came just months after her fiance Michael Frank Schaffer, 30, with whom she shared a six-month-old daughter.
IN AN EMOTIONAL FACEBOOK POST, Dennis M. Cashmyer Jr. confirmed his daughter’s death Sunday.
He shared a black and white photo of Jordan, writing, ‘Last night I received a call no parent ever wants.
‘Our hearts are truly broken. No parent should ever have to go through losing a child, EVER.’
Cashmyer celebrated one year of sobriety last January and welcomed her second daughter Lyla with Schaffer last June.
But her attempts at getting her life back on track hit a bump last September 9, when Shaffer died.
The cause of his death was not released, but his family asked contributions in his memory to be made to the National Mental Health Alliance.
16 And Pregnant Star
In 2014, Jordan was featured on the MTV reality series and her now ex-boyfriend Derek Taylor and daughter Genevieve ‘Evie’ Shae Taylor.
Cashmyer’s life was troubled; she admitted herself to a rehab facility in June 2016 at age 21 after she injured herself in a drunken stupor, TMZ reported at the time.
An insider for the gossip site claimed that the incident – which left her with a concussion and black eye -made the reality star realize it was time to ‘get her life together.’
During her time on the hit show, crews documented the Baltimore, Maryland native’s struggles after becoming pregnant while dating Taylor.
The couple became homeless during the pregnancy after Cashmyer’s’ parents kicked her out of the family home, and Taylor refused to get a job.
The couple split following their baby’s March 7, 2014 birth, and Cashmyer later revealed that she suffered from postpartum depression and attempted suicide.
In a post to her official Facebook page in November of that year, she shared that ‘there wasn’t much of a reason to live anymore,’ Radar.com reported.
‘I have been struggling with a lot of different things emotionally since I had Genevieve,’ she wrote. ‘I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and was on medication for a little while for it, but I never followed up with my appointment… My mood wouldn’t stay stable for very long, I was extremely impulsive, couldn’t focus, the smallest things would set me off, and my anxiety got worse, as did my depression and OCD.’
She added that she was given new medication that helped turn her mood around.
‘I feel like my usual self; happy, smiling, talkative, and thinking clearly… Things are looking up, and I am set on having the best possible future for my daughter and me.