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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?

If you don’t remember this season on 16 and Pregnant, Alexandria Sekella was the small town girl who tried to deal with a boyfriend who had some major drug issues throughout the episode.  It was sad to see it unfold the way it did, and it appears that life caught up with Matt McCann as he was involved in a life changing accident last night.

Alex Sekella, who will appear on Teen Mom 3, announced to twitter that her ex boyfriend was involved in an accident and is in ICU. “The Ashley” followed up the story and confirmed he is indeed at Lehigh Valley Hospital with a broken neck and broken bones in his spine.  I would naturally assume this is going to leave him with some sort of paralysis, but that has not been confirmed yet.

In a tragic turn of the story, his friends were apparently racing to get help, but were allegedly driving drunk and ended up hitting a tree, killing one and injuring two others. I did digging on the friends, and the one who passed away appears to also be a young mother, and the two injured just started dating recently. This is incredibly sad part of the story if indeed they are linked, which they appear to be.

This is a truly unfortunate event for everyone involved.  I know Matt was considered a lousy father, and rightfully so, but he had/has a chance to change his ways and end up back in his daughters life.  No father starts out perfect, especially when they were completely unprepared for fatherhood.  Hopefully he pulls through and is able to be in Arabella’s life in the future.

It’s been one of MTV’s worst kept secrets on who will be starring in the new Teen Mom 3 series, but the girls basically confirmed it recently by tweeting to each other about how excited they were about their upcoming meeting.  I mean talking about serving it on a silver platter, you have Alex tweeting Mackenzie, Briana, and Katie about how excited she is about them all getting together.

While it’s pretty much been 99% confirmed that Mackenzie, Alex and Katie were going to be on the show, the mystery girl has been the 4th.  It’s been heavily rumored that Briana Dejesus would be that mom, but that was mostly due to the process of elimination with the other moms denying being on the show.

I’m not sure exactly how I feel about this cast yet.  Mackenzie is likely going to be cast as the next Maci, but the rest is up in the air.  Alex will probably take the single mom role, as her crackhead ex-bf is off in his own world.  Katie will take the role of the girl with the cheating douchebag bf/ex-bf.  I’m not sure what role Briana will play mostly because I was sleeping during her episode =/  She is the one 16/pregnant girl I missed this season, and she’s the 4th one to be cast.. just my luck.   Melinda said her episode was good, but I don’t know what role they’re going to have her fill.

Anyway, I guess their time to sit on the couch with Dr.Fraud is coming up soon, and they’re all excited about the reunion.   On the bright side, it appears we’ll have another crop of moms who forget that everyone can read what they tweet, which will hopefully lead to plenty of good Teen Mom 3 stories.