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wbtw – Nathan Griffith, the fiance of Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans was arrested on Wednesday afternoon after an incident at the couple’s home in Socastee.

Griffith was charged with criminal domestic violence after an incident involving Evans around 4:15 pm, said Lt. Raul Denis of the Horry County Police.

“There was some kind of physical assault — although it may have been minor,” Denis told WBTW.

When Jenelle was arrested a few days ago, I asked if she had some type of rewards program going with her lawyer. Now I ask, did she get a family plan?

Not to be outdone by his soon-to-be wife, Nathan Griffith decided it was time to step up his mugshot game.  My guess is the couple is simply working on a nice collage for their living room wall and were missing a few spots.

Seeing as it’s domestic violence, I can’t joke around too much. That is a serious issue, but come on, I couldn’t pass that up. It was low hanging fruit, so I had to grab it.  My source tells me (and it’s a good source) that there is more to this story. Rumor has it he was coaxed into going back to Jenelle’s house, and that resulted in whatever the hell happened there. I don’t have much details on the story yet, but when I do, I’ll update this post.

Side note – I am filling in for Megan tonight because she has a big job interview tomorrow, so wish her luck! Although that better not prevent her from writing here!

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It seems like life has been a whirlwind of trouble since Briana Dejesus stepped away from MTV after one season of Teen Mom 3.  She’s had a couple of dating scandals, her baby’s father was arrested a time or two, she’s been criticized for explicit online postings, and then she started dating this guy named Shoc.

If you remember, Shoc was arrested with Nova’s father, Devoin Austin III, for some drug related charges a while ago, and the guy has just been bad news ever since.  Shoc had a daughter from a previous relationship, he had another girl pregnant with his child, and rumors were swirling that Briana was expecting a child also.  To make things even more intense, the couple decided to tattoo each other’s names on their bodies, which seems like a pretty poor decision considering they’re no longer together.

Apparently, Shoc found out that Briana had cheated on him.  While this would be a poor choice in any relationship, messing with Shoc has proved to be something that people should avoid at all costs.  Shoc took offense to some things Briana posted about their relationship online and instantly retaliated by posting a video of Briana performing oral sex on his Instagram account.  I’m not going to post the video, screen shots, or link, because if you really want to find it, you can do it on your own.

Briana has allegedly taken the incident to the police, but Shoc claims that he isn’t afraid to go to jail and that he has enough money for bail even if he was to get arrested.  Shoc also didn’t stop at simply posting a video of Briana.  It turns out he posted naked photos of one of her best friends as well.  While the posts have been deleted, he’s promised to post more in the next couple days, and you can bet this guy will follow through until something actually happens to him.

I’m not very knowledgeable on revenge porn, but I know that there are certain states where it’s illegal. After a little searching, I found that Florida, where Briana and Shoc live, just happens to be one of those states where it’s being decided upon what should really happen in cases of revenge porn.  It’s been something that’s popped up in Florida legislature on three separate occasions, and there have been cases where the person who was posting the explicit photos or videos can face up to 5 years in prison.

With all of these nudes being posted lately, it had me wondering just how many of these 16 & Pregnant starlets have been in situations that are similar to Briana’s.  Here’s a PSA for everyone: If you wouldn’t want your mom, boss, children, or friends to see the pictures you’re taking…do yourself a favor and don’t take them in the first place.

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Amber Portwood was formerly engaged to Gary Shirley after the birth of their daughter Leah on 16 & Pregnant.  Who could forget the romantic Walmart ring purchase, and the receipt – just in case she said no!  Amber and Gary had a tumultuous relationship to say the least, and eventually broke things off before Amber’s 17 month stint in prison.

Since Amber’s release, she’s been continuing to work on herself and do the best that she can for her daughter.  Gary moved on and has been dating a girl named Kristina for a couple of years.  The pair is expecting their first child together this summer.

Luckily for Amber, it looks like she’s found love again in a guy named Matt Baier.  He’s just one of the new faces that we’ll see this season, and he popped the question with MTV cameras around.  Amber said yes, and the couple is planning on getting married sometime within the year.  Amber had an exclusive interview with E! Online and gushed about her new man:

My life now with my new fiancé is amazing and our relationship is completely different than what mine and Gary’s was.  There’s not really fighting or anything like that. It’s not perfect, but we’re so happy together. I never thought I could find another man that could make me feel love again, honestly. I feel more love for him than I ever have for anybody.

Amber revealed that the couple moved in together a couple of months ago, and for now they’re taking the wedding planning pretty slow.  There isn’t a set date for the wedding because Amber realizes that she and Matt didn’t know each other long before they were engaged.  She said she wants to enjoy this time before jumping into marriage with Matt.

Matt is just one of the new faces that we’ll be seeing this season.  Farrah and Maci also have new boyfriends that haven’t been on any other seasons of Teen Mom, so it’s bound to be a season of relationships.  A new cast of people might add some spice to the show as well!

Teen Mom OG premieres on March 23rd on MTV!

genesis1 Felicia Cooke, who was featured on 16 & Pregnant’s second season, is a mother to two little girls named Genesis and Giselle.  Felicia has been relatively quiet since MTV stopped filming her, and even though she’s still active on social media, hasn’t had any huge scandals around her recently.  She ended up being the first person in her family to graduate high school, and things seem like they’re going decently well with baby-daddy Alex Gutierrez. Felicia’s oldest daughter, Genesis, turned 5 years old on February 25th, and in order to celebrate, Felicia decided to have some pictures taken of her little girl.  Genesis is in love with Disney’s Frozen, so the photo shoot had Genesis dressed up like Elsa and she even had her hair and make up done.  Talk about a dream come true for this little girl.  Personally, I think that the pictures are adorable, and I’m glad that it seems like Felicia is making some one-on-one time with each of her daughters. genesis3genesis2

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Holy moly, these guys and gals are good at the baby dance.  It seems like every time we turn around another second or third pregnancy is being revealed and sold to tabloids – which is exactly the case with this one.

Teen Mom 2 couple, Jo Rivera and Vee Torres, are expecting their first child together in October.  Jo, father to 5-year-old son, Isaac, has been pretty hesitant about any serious commitment with Vee in the past, but it looks like these kids will be linked together for the next 18+ years since they’re having a kid now.

One thing that I’ll say is that it doesn’t seem like this baby was rushed.  Although The Ashley reports that the couple planned this pregnancy, it doesn’t seem like they jumped in to things like so many of their Teen Mom 2 counterparts.  Jenelle, Kailyn, and Leah all chose to reproduce with people after knowing them for less than a year.  We won’t even talk about Adam Lind’s possible baby making record in this post.

Vee was upset, however, that she didn’t have the chance to share the news on her own time.  Since Jo and Vee are only 2 months into this pregnancy, she hadn’t announced things online.  MTV’s crews knew about the pregnancy, but they didn’t encourage the couple to post about it.  Radar Online actually picked up the story from a friend of Vee’s, which Vee was not thrilled about.  Radar has a way of getting all of the serious stories without double checking facts with people.  I guess they did post that load of BS about Nikkole having a stillbirth, so I can’t say that I’m honestly surprised that they would announce someone’s pregnancy before it’s even been confirmed.

Vee took to Twitter earlier today to confirm the pregnancy and share her excitement for the new baby with this post:

But on another note BLESSED for this journey in my life! This feeling is so indescribable. It outweighs any negativity anyone tries to throw at me… I am truly humbled and blessed! I am going to be a momma!

Jo and Vee currently live together in New Jersey and share custody of Isaac with Kailyn and Javi.  No word yet on any future plans for these two, but it does seem like they’re doing alright for now, and that’s a relief.  Maybe Vee will get that ring she wanted after all.

As of right now, Chelsea and Corey are the only two original parents from Teen Mom 2 that haven’t had second pregnancies.

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Every time I type TMOG, it just looks wrong, but I guess change is good sometimes.

Farrah Abraham has really stirred the Teen Mom pot lately, as her return to the show has been one of the main focuses of the last couple of weeks.  Farrah was initially deemed a bad influence for young women who would view the show, but after consideration from MTV’s crew, it seemed as though the balance and timing was off with only three girls as a part of the series.  This meant that Farrah was returned to Teen Mom, and all was well in the Teen Mom world – except for the fact that Maci Bookout had a major fit about her return, which was featured on the trailer for the show.

Catelynn and Farrah have quite a history together.  Besides appearing on the same show on MTV for four seasons, they were also picked for VH1’s Couples Therapy.  Catelynn and Tyler worked on their relationship, and Farrah ended up alone at therapy with Dr. Jenn talking about how screwed up her life was.  After their seasons were over, they were picked for a reunion show and on the show they were required to hash things out.  Farrah had made nasty comments about Catelynn and Tyler choosing to have another child before they were married and had stable jobs, while Catelynn and Tyler were bashing Farrah for being a porn star.  Yadda yadda – you know how that whole thing went down.  It ended with a hug between the moms and all has been well since.

Fast forward to this weekend, and the Teen Mom OG ladies were in New York City filming and doing some publicity stunts for the new season.  Cosmopolitan had the opportunity to sit down with Catelynn and Farrah to conduct an exclusive interview about the issues that the two would face this season, and Catelynn actually defended Farrah’s return to Teen Mom.  When asked where she stood on the whole situation, Catelynn responded with:

The whole thing is — we had a feeling that Farrah was going to come back, and me and [my fianceé] Tyler weren’t really all that affected by it. As long as she’s doing what she needs to do, we’re going to do what we want to do. She has her life, we have our own life — it doesn’t matter. Bring it on.

The interviewer said that Maci nearly quit over bringing Farrah back, and Catelynn’s response was still fairly classy:

I can’t speak for them, but they were worried about Farrah and her business endeavors. The main concern was we didn’t want young girls feeling like they need to do those types of things. At the end of the day, I’m the type of person who’s not going to judge people, as long as you’re happy and you’re doing what you want to do. I always tell people, Farrah’s a great mom. She looks out for Sophia, and she’s determined and motivated by things that she wants to do, and that’s something that she can teach people: You can do things that you want to do no matter what’s standing in front of you.

Honestly, I’m impressed with Catelynn’s answers.  Even though she’s had a while to prepare the answers for the questions that she knew she would be asked, it seems very educated and I’m glad that she didn’t take to bashing people throughout the interview like Farrah did.  If you’d like to read more about what’s happening with Farrah and Catelynn, head over to Cosmopolitan’s website and read the whole interview right HERE.

Teen Mom OG premieres on March 23rd, so we’re under a month away from seeing this whole thing play out on our screens.