Debra Danielsen is officially off the market — but who exactly is her new hubby? The Teen Mom OG star tied the knot to Dr. David Merz earlier this month, and although he’s appeared on a few episodes of the hit MTV show, not much is known about him. Luckily, we did some digging — and talked to the newlywed exclusively — to find out what he’s like when the camera’s stop rolling. Get to know all about David below!
He’s smart AF
David received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. After earning his degree, he attended the University of Rochester for a fellowship and held a residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease.
He offended Farrah when they first met
To no one’s surprise, Farrah’s now-stepdad — who met her mom online — offended the feisty 26-year-old during their first meeting. He made comments about Farrah’s negativity towards her mother, to which Farrah responded by saying, “I’m not in control of negativity.” After offering up advice to the mother-of-one, Farrah got up from the table in tears.
He doesn’t want anything to do with Teen Mom
We caught up with the doctor-turned reality star at his wedding and asked him what he thinks of his newfound fame. “Well, I’m not into it, really,” he said. “They’re used to it and I’m a doctor. I take care of sick people, so that’s how I live.” He added that his kids knew more about Debs than he did initially. “Honestly, they’ve had issues with the MTV and Teen Mom thing. They knew about it before I knew anything about it. They knew more about Debra than I did. Especially my daughter, she’s the same age as Farrah. She’d been watching for years and years and years.”
Teen Mom OG airs Mondays at 9 p.m. EST on MTV.
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