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Arabella, Matt, and Lekota

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.

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Matt’s mother, Stacey, under the influence of drugs.

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.

Katie:

Not much has changed in Katie’s life since our last update.  She’s still dating the same guy, and even though she recently was awarded full custody of Molli so that she could move closer to her guy, it appears that she’s still in Utah for the time being.  Katie hasn’t made any mention of Joey in a while, and it appears that she’s keeping busy with work, while also being a mom and a girlfriend.  As far as we know, Katie is not currently enrolled in school, although she had previously expressed that she made the move to Utah so that she could continue her education and obtain a Bachelor’s degree.  Katie also has some baby fever going on lately, and has shared several Tweets stating that it’s a good thing her boyfriend is 600 miles away.

Briana:

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Briana has a new boyfriend, and has been pretty open about her relationship with him online, although she hasn’t mentioned a name for this guy anywhere.  She’s posted pictures of him hanging out with Nova, and her Twitter picture is one of those awkward kissing pictures that get put online by 13 year old girls.  It appears that Briana has toned down her language on social media slightly, although she’s still extremely open about sexual things.  She’s recently accepted a new job, and seems to be working a lot.  Nova turned three on September 15th, and Briana says that she has an impressive vocabulary and her pronunciation of words is well above average.

Mackenzie:

Mackenzie and Josh are still raising their two children, Gannon and Jaxie.  Gannon turns 3 soon, and Jaxie will be on in February.  Josh and Mackenzie spend nearly every weekend at a rodeo where Josh competes.  It seems like they take their kids with them most of the time, which is a positive, although that’s a lot of travel for some little kids.  Their latest rodeo took place in Amarillo, Texas.  Mackenzie continues to sell handmade items in her Etsy shop, and it seems to still be picking up popularity even though Teen Mom 3 was cancelled after one season.  Mackenzie also shared that her daughter, Jaxie, is now able to pull herself up on things.

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Alex:

Alex and Matt continue to argue about custody and visitation for their daughter, Arabella.  Matt has been posting on social media that he’s trying to get more visitation, while Alex always chimes in claiming that he’s not doing anything to help their kid.  Alex has shared some messages on Twitter lately about the situation, including this one:

Alex has also started making leotards for Arabella, since she’s now enrolled in dance as a 3 year old.  Alex has shown off two of the leotards, and they still have a lot of room for improvement, but she’s saving money by making things herself, which is probably a plus.  Alex continues to work two jobs to support her daughter, and has plans to attend community college sometime soon.

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About a week ago, news got around that Alex may have a boyfriend.  Now, normally people would be happy for a single mother to find someone who can treat her and her child like they deserve, but people began getting a little hesitant when they found out that the guy Alex was allegedly dating has a colorful criminal record, and a past that isn’t squeaky clean.

The guy’s name is Peter Gruppo, and he’s from Pennsylvania, where Alex and her daughter Arabella live.  When Peter was a senior in high school, he committed some vandalism crimes that still appear on his criminal record, since he was 18.  He ended up being charged with a laundry list of things, including institutional vandalism, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief, he was charged with possessing instruments of a crime and corruption of minors.  He was kicked off his high school football team, and has since acquired some speeding tickets as well.  Please note that this all happened in 2007, and a lot can change in 6 years.

Alex took to Twitter to clarify what’s going on with this Peter guy, and she stated that they’re basically good friends that flirt a lot, but that they aren’t dating.  In true Alex fashion, she couldn’t leave it at just that.  Instead she decided to add more comments about the situation which weren’t necessarily helping her case any,  including the fact that she flirts with a lot of people.  She talked about flirting as if it was a basic human right in responses to many of her followers.

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Matt got ahold of this information, and he was less than pleased.  Alex won’t let Matt around Arabella because he has a history of addiction, and Matt doesn’t want his daughter to be around someone with a criminal record like Peter’s.  Matt takes to Twitter quite frequently to talk about his current struggles with seeing his daughter and the inability to co-parent, which he routinely blames on Alex.  This time though, he took things a step past what was expected.  After Alex tweeted that Matt has a charge on his record for distributing drugs, Matt decided to tweet a picture of his criminal record to show people that Alex was lying.

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Matt didn’t stop there, and instead tweeted a picture of Alex’s criminal record with the caption “You’re not perfect.  Stop lying”.  We haven’t heard anything about Alex having a past, but because of this picture, we now know differently.  The picture, which is below, shows that Alex has several harassment charges on her record, as well as a speeding ticket.

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While I would say that neither Matt nor Alex are doing the right thing in this situation, I would say that both have taken things too far a few too many times now.  I’m not sure that these two would ever work out their differences if they didn’t have a child, but with Arabella being thrown into the middle of all these online arguments, it seems like a constant downward spiral.

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Alex, who might be Teen Mom 3’s most outspoken cast mate, made some comments yesterday on her twitter that set off some of her followers.  Alex, mother to Arabella, tweeted about her stance on abortion by saying, “Today is pro-life day and I am pro-life all the way except in the case of rape or life threatening”

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Some fans pointed out that pro-lifers are normally the people who think that abortion should ever be used, but Alex states that there are circumstances where it’s acceptable.  When this came up, she responded with, “obviously I’m pro-life I have bellie when u say pro-choice I think of the ppl who use it [abortion] as birth control.”  She even added the statistic in about how only 1% of abortions occur due to rape.

My main issue with this is that the world just saw Jenelle get an abortion on national television, and now Alex, who has had problems with Jenelle on and off for as long as I can remember, is chiming in and stating how abortion is wrong.  Although there isn’t a single tweet directed at Jenelle specifically, I feel like this very easily could have been one little remark to throw her under the bus more than she already was.

In the wake of Jenelle’s abortion, we have seen support from one of her fellow cast mates.  Kailyn took to twitter to share that she is pro-choice and wasn’t in Jenelle’s shoes.  It’s the little things that count in a situation like this.  Jenelle has received a ton of backlash because of airing her abortion on Teen Mom 2, but it obviously made an impact on a lot of people either way.  One of the main goals for the Teen Mom franchise is to get conversations started with viewers at home, and after watching this week’s episode, I wouldn’t doubt that a majority of those conversations included the topic of abortion.

I’m going to use this post as a quick update on some things that probably don’t deserve an entire article to be written about them.

1. Kailyn gets birth control

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Mirena is an IUD form of birth control that can help prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years.  It’s been a couple months since Lincoln was born, and she had asked her followers what kind of birth control to get a few weeks ago, so it’s good to know that she’s following through and actually putting herself on something.

2. Maci is writing a book

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We’ve heard rumors about a book from Maci, but we hadn’t heard much directly from the source.  At one point, the book was supposed to be titled “Bulletproof” although that was a while ago, and plans may have changed.  One thing’s for sure: Maci’s background with Teen Mom and the insane number of people following her on social media accounts will be sure to gain her book some great publicity when it does get released.

3. Alex and Matt’s court documents get published

According to Teen Mom Truth, Matt hasn’t been paying his child support, so he’s headed back to court with Alex in order to get things figured out.  I’m not sure who gave the documents to this website, but I think it’s seriously wrong, and something that should be kept private.  Alex and Matt are not opposed to bashing each other on twitter, but I don’t think they really realize the repercussions that this might have on their daughter later on in life.

4. Mackenzie’s mom posts pregnancy details

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Mackenzie is due to deliver a baby girl in just a few weeks.  She is currently 34 weeks pregnant, and the doctors are hoping that she makes it to 37 weeks.  Mackenzie’s pregnancy is high risk due to her Type 1 Diabetes.  We saw her deliver Gannon 4 weeks early on 16 & Pregnant, and he weighed almost 10 pounds.  The name of Mackenzie’s unborn child is remaining a secret until after she is born.

5. Catelynn posts about being pro-life

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Catelynn uploaded the picture above to her Instagram account with the caption “#truedat” and as expected, it started some controversy in the comment section.  Catelynn is known for supporting some controversial issues, but she seems to do it in a way that doesn’t make most people angry most of the time, so I will respect her for that.  Everyone has their own opinions on abortion, homosexuality, and politics, and that’s probably never going to change.

6. Teen Mom 2’s new season starts tomorrow

Be sure to tune in to watch the premier of the season starting at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time.  I’ll be doing recaps of every episode as well, so be sure to share your thoughts and feelings as the season goes on.

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As most of you already know, the rumor I posted last week has been confirmed over the weekend.  Teen Mom 3 officially received the ax, leaving all 15 of their fans left out in the cold (I kid, sort of). The cast of the show took to twitter over the weekend to express their sour grapes as they took shots at the two successful versions of Teen Mom in the process. It’s a pretty hilarious read for many reasons, and you can read the entire thing at starcasm, but I’ll post some highlights.

Alex Yes no more teen mom 3. Guess we weren’t enough of train wrecks for it to be interesting. America wants to watch crazies oh well #relieved

Boom, roasted.  The opening shots were fired, and the battle was now on!

Randomtwitterperson – I’m not shocked. It wasn’t a season full of drama which is why pplwatch Tm. Amber and janelle drama kept Tm and tm2 alive

Briana I know! That’s the reason why!

Note, Starcasm put the twitter names of the random people in there, but that made it confusing to read, so I’ll just name them all Randomtwitterperson because … well, why not?  Anyway, it’s spelled Jenelle.. just sayin’

Randomtwitterperson Tm3 is canceled because @DouthitKenzie became pregnant. @MTV would be dumb to broadcast that. Bad message

Randy Houska (Chelsea’s dad) That thinking is bullsh!t … you have absolutely no idea what you’re talking about

We couldn’t have a twitter fight without daddy dentist chiming in with his 2 cents. I don’t know who enjoys the celebrity status more, Chelsea or her father. Anyway, it’s funny he spoke up considering his daughter’s segments are easily the most uncomfortable and irritating to watch out of the 4 mothers. There is 0 chance Teen Mom 2 would have survived if not for Jenelle… 0 chance. As far as cancelling because of the pregnancy, that part is indeed wrong.  It’s because nobody watched, not because Mack got pregnant again.

The same randomtwitterperson then goes on to try and convince herself and others that the pregnancy is the reason it was cancelled. The other TM3 cast members jumped in and said that’s not the reason and pointed to Kailyn and Leah popping out kids. Alex then pops out this gem…

Alex but she’s married and graduated with Cosmo degree n 2 kids w same dad

That wasn’t enough, she repeated herself…

Alex at least she is married graduated w Cosmo degree n it’s w the same guy

She felt that was a good enough roast to mention twice, and hey it wasn’t bad.  Kailyn didn’t agree….

Kailyn what does the same guy have to do with anything?

Alex nothing but it’s nice to finally see someone make things work with her babies father and continue their lives

Briana I agree

Kailyn So mtv continued with us because we’re train wrecks? Not to mention Leah and I were not teens when we decided to get pregnant.

Ahhh, good stuff. Double Daddy slam by Alex! I love how Kailyn has convinced herself people watch Teen Mom 2 because they’re not train wrecks.  Or has she convinced herself that she’s not a train wreck at all?  Either way, she’s wrong.

The pity party continues for Kailyn….

Kailyn I can’t help but be a little offended by some of the things the girls of TM3 are saying. Cancelled or not we all relate somehow.

Kailyn The fact that my kids have different fathers has nothing to do with anything. I still graduated, work and am married.

Maci Bookout but BOTH of yours kids have tons of love around them ☺️ you should be very proud of yourself.. im proud of u!

Kailyn thank you Maci!!! Love you!

I do agree with Kailyn on her first statement. TM3 girls are just being babies about the cancellation and they can definitely all relate. All of the moms, minus Farrah, will be distant memories in a few years.  Farrah will probably remain relevant by starring in more videos when her popularity declines

Kailyn We’re supposed to be an MTV family. We all relate to each other and came together for the same cause. TEEN pregnancy prevention.

 

I’d say you all came together for the fame, but if you want to convince yourself it was for teen pregnancy prevention, be my guest.

Randomtwitterperson How is not getting a second season a failure? Quit while you’re ahead….

Had to add this because it’s not only funny, but true. The TM3 girls will miss out on the larger contracts, but at least they will get out before looking like a Jenelle.

Alex jenelle makes teen mom 2 only reason ppl watch is to see her fail

Randomtwitterperson  which is sad. Shouldn’t be commenting On others life when you, I and half the world don’t have they’re shit together

Alex that’s the thing I have it together without mtvs pay check

Randomtwitterperson  that makes no sense why call out @PBandJenelley_1 when 85% of your segment you were screaming && being a “train wreck” !

Alex because I at least better myself she’s going into season 5 a mess I at least got help for my anger

Jenelle it’s ok becuz I’ve changed since last season and I’m not failing anymore. I’m very happy with my life.

I have to say, I like this Alex girl. She’s got some spunk. I liked her during the 16/pregnant episode and probably would have watched TM3 if they removed the other 3 girls from the series.

My opinion, drop Chelsea and add Alex to the TM2 cast.

Alex and Jenelle continue their back and forth for a little while with Mack’s mother jumping in to mention something about drug usage (obvious Jenelle slam).

My final quote comes from Jenelle’s fake boyfriend, Nathan.

Nathan Griffith (Jenelle’s boyfriend) @angiedouthit I have great respect for your family and your beliefs. But God says “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at” we all have sun and we all make mistakes Jenelle has changed. I wouldn’t be with her if she didn’t.

His statement explains a lot about life. Wait, no it doesn’t. What the hell is he talking about? As Babs would put it… Jahnelle, did you give Nathan tha weed?