Teen Mom 3 dad, Matt McCann, has always seemed to get a bad rap. We saw things play out pretty poorly in his favor on MTV, and the drama hasn’t stopped there. Matt’s daughter, Arabella, has been stuck in the middle of a pretty messy custody situation, and things only get worse when you throw social media and reality television fame into the mix. It was, however, brought to our attention that there’s definitely more to Matt’s story than what was shown on Teen Mom 3, or what has been posted on social media accounts since the season ended.
Our source claims that Matt’s mother, Stacey, has been a drug user for her entire adult life. The source even said that when Matt was a baby, his mother took him to a friend’s house for the weekend so that they could use coke together. You’ll remember Matt’s struggle with heroin addiction on Teen Mom 3, but since then he’s been clean for nearly 3 years. It’s statistically proven that if you grow up seeing addiction as a normal thing in your household, you’re more likely to be an addict as an adult as well, which might be the case with Matt.
When Matt first received supervised visits with Arabella, Alex initially suggested that his mother was supposed to be the one to mediate the visits to ensure that nothing bad happened while Arabella was under Matt’s care. Although Alex had initially agreed to this, she ended up changing her mind and claimed that Arabella wasn’t safe in Stacey’s care.
Matt didn’t want Arabella to be alone with his mother at any time, and she was never to be allowed to be in the car with his mom because of her drug use. The source claims that Matt’s mother has nodded off due to drugs while at the wheel frequently and that it doesn’t matter if passengers are in the car or not.
After the visitation was finalized, things seemed to be going well. On one of Matt’s Wednesday visits with his daughter, Stacey decided to take Matt’s girlfriend, Lekota, out to dinner. While at dinner, Stacey ended up confiding in Lekota about some issues from Matt’s past. Stacey confessed that Matt’s sister, Liz, had molested him when he was much younger and that this resulted in Liz being kicked out of the family’s home. Aside from kicking Liz out, no charges were pressed to ensure that the victim wasn’t in danger again.
Stacey has also had issues with keeping jobs in the past. She is a nurse and was suspected of stealing pills from her workplace about a year ago. While the employer wasn’t able to prove that she stole the pills, she was indefinitely fired from the job.
A few months later, Stacey began using again, and even though she had previously tried to get clean, she had failed. Matt decided to refuse to let Stacey be present at his visits with Arabella, but his mom decided to find her own way to see her grandchild and scheduled visits with Alex for Sundays.
Stacey ended up finding a new job and called Matt about two weeks ago very upset because pills had gone missing again. This time things were different. The employer tested Stacey for drugs, but found that no pills were in her system. This means that Stacey was selling the drugs on the street for profit. Matt’s sister, Liz, ended up driving from Tennessee to Pennsylvania with her children to help their mother attend an outpatient rehab center in order to get clean. Stacey currently has a court date coming up regarding the pills that were stolen from an elderly care facility.
Alex has continued to allow Stacey around Arabella with the knowledge that she is a drug user, but fails to let Matt around the child when he is nearly 3 years sober. Alex is also reportedly talking to Matt’s sister, Liz, who molested him when he was a child. Our source thinks that Alex will likely allow Arabella to spend time with Liz as well.
Matt is currently behind on child support, but the reasoning might not be what you expect. When MTV paid Matt, he was still living with his mother, so the check went to her house. His mom was supposed to put all but $1000 into child support for Arabella, but ended up using the money for herself. Matt is planning on pressing charges against his mother for using the money for herself.
Matt has taken responsibility for his actions in the past and realizes that his choice to meddle with drugs wasn’t the smartest, but he has taken matters into his own hands and sought treatment when he needed it the most. Now he’s nearly 3 years sober and has a job lined up in Idaho which will allow him to get caught up on child support payments by Arabella’s birthday in July. I think it’s safe to say that Matt isn’t the same person we saw on camera, but that his past and upbringing definitely played a part in some of the choices that we saw him make while he was on MTV.