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1. Teen Mom OG Returns

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First and foremost, today is the day that we’ve all been waiting for.  MTV is officially airing Teen Mom OG tonight at 10/9 Central time.  I will be live tweeting the episode as well as writing the recap while watching.  It will be available shortly after the episode is finished, and I’ll be able to approve comments throughout the day tomorrow because recaps seem to bring in a lot of new commenters! We love new people!

2. Maci is about to graduate


Well it’s about time.  This girl has been working on an associate’s degree for about 5 years now.  Maci is enrolled at Chattanooga State, which is the same college we’ve been seeing her go to for several seasons, but she’s actually almost finished with a degree in social media-marketing according to People Magazine.  Maci is due with her daughter, Jayde, in June, which is actually only about 11 weeks away.  If our sources are correct, MTV may continue filming Maci throughout her whole pregnancy and feature the birth of Jayde towards the end of the season – similar to what happened with Jenelle’s pregnancy with Kaiser.

3. Jenelle and Nathan are working it out


I just tried to choose a picture where everyone looked happy like in The Notebook

Nothing screams that you’ve got a healthy relationship quite like being arrested for domestic violence.  Anyway, Jenelle and Nathan are back together according to Jenelle.  She’s been spotted out and about with her engagement ring on, and has posted several lovey-dovey things about how Nathan is her one and only.  She also has been posting more pictures of her kids lately, but we can assume that has to do with the fact that she can’t spend time with Nathan until their court date, so she just has more time for the tiny humans that she birthed.  I don’t recall any domestic violence charges in The Notebook.  Anyone want to take bets on how long the relationship lasts this time around?

4. Gary offers his condoms to Amber

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MTV did an exclusive interview with all of the Teen Mom OG ladies while they were in New York City, and Amber was actually asked about Gary’s condom line.  She said that at one point, she and her fiancé, Matt Baier, were picking up Leah and Gary leaned in the car and handed her a condom while stating that the couple might be able to use it that night.  Amber said she was a bit disturbed by the fact that his face was on it, and agreed with all of us by saying that Gary – with two unplanned pregnancies – might not be the best spokesperson for condom usage.


Gary Shirley has done a lot of weird things since we’ve known him, and it seems like he’s always trying to get his face out there somehow.  He’s sold his own line of “Gary Time” t-shirts, started a small independent baking business, and now it appears that he’s producing his own line of condoms.

Gary took to Twitter yesterday to share the following picture of one of his condoms.  It features a white wrapper, multi-colored background, and black and white picture of his face.  They also have quite the slogan to go with them.  “Put your Gary on.  99% Gary-nteed”

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Gary seems to be really going out on a limb with this one.  While he isn’t the only person from the Teen Mom franchise to explore the “adult” entertainment business (Do condoms even count as adult entertainment?) he is not necessarily the person that I would trust when it comes to condoms.

We all remember Gary admitting to using Saran Wrap as a condom one time, and he’s currently the father of two children out of wedlock.  If we’re going to believe all of Amber’s claims from the sneak peek at Teen Mom OG, we’d also know that Gary reportedly didn’t want a second child with girlfriend Kristina.

As of now, there’s no word on when you’ll be able to buy your own Gary condom, but from the looks of things, he’s got quite a stash of the condoms at his house.  I’m sure we’ll be able to get more information on purchasing these beauties in the near future.

What are your thoughts on Gary pursuing a business adventure in condom sales?  Do you think he’s going to be able to make some money from this, and do you think people would be comfortable buying and using condoms with his face plastered all over them?


Gary Shirley, formerly single dad and Teen Mom cast member, has been dating his girlfriend Kristina for quite a while.  We saw her during the Being Amber special that aired nearly a year ago, and she’s been a constant in his life since then.  Rumors were stirring that the two might be expecting a child together after some suspicious Tweets were posted online, but until now things have been up in the air.  If you’ve forgotten about Gary’s Tweets, I’ll just leave this here.


Yesterday, Gary took to Twitter to share a baby belly picture of his girlfriend with the caption


I get to welcome in the New Year with sister! Half way there yay!!!!

If Gary’s girlfriend is currently 20 weeks pregnant, that means that she would be due around May 20th.

Gary confirmed that he and his girlfriend are expecting a little girl together.  If you remember from the Being Amber special, Kristina already has a daughter named Karley from a previous marriage, and Gary has his daughter Leah from his relationship with Amber Portwood.  This new baby will be the third girl for the blended family, and the second daughter for both Gary and Kristina.

This upcoming season of Teen Mom continues to get plot changes, and I’m loving it.  Within the last week, we’ve had two original Teen Mom cast members confirm second pregnancies, and Catelynn and Tyler have welcomed their second child into the world.  All of these journeys will be filmed and presented to us in the next season of Teen Mom, which is allegedly going to premiere sometime this month!

As a reminder, the “Where Are They Now?” special for season 5 or 16 & Pregnant will air on Sunday, January 4th at 8:30 a.m. EST or 8:00 p.m. EST.  If you’re feeling super nostalgic, you can check out the previous “Where Are They Now?” specials on MTV that day from 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. and reminisce on the former crops of 16 & Pregnant girls.


Well, this wasn’t a headline that I thought I would be writing, but I guess some things still surprise me.

Gary Shirley, one of three dads featured on the original Teen Mom series, is reportedly expecting a second child with girlfriend of a couple years, Kristina.  According to In Touch, Gary told Amber that his girlfriend was pregnant with his child about a month ago, and although nobody has publicly confirmed it yet, Gary’s sent some cryptic Tweets that might cause some people to think that these rumors are true.  The first tweet, shared on September 15 read, “I don’t wanna sleep! Lol! (Gonna rub the bun in the oven) :)” but nobody really thought much of it at that point and people blew it off like it wasn’t a big deal.


Now that the headlines are popping up, it’ll be interesting to see what Gary has to say about all of this.  So far, neither Amber nor Gary have commented on the possibility of a second child, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted when more information surfaces.

Since Amber Portwood’s release from prison in November, she’s kept relatively quiet regarding her personal life, which I would say is a smart thing to do.  She has stayed away from social media accounts, and seems to be doing much better than she was when we saw her on Teen Mom.  She did appear on Dr. Phil last month, where she talked about her struggles to get sober before her prison time, as well as being high on nearly every episode of Teen Mom that we watched.

Gary, however, still has a very active Twitter account, and he shared some promising news with us a couple of days ago.  He said that he and Amber were going to take their daughter, Leah, to see Disney on Ice.  Leah, who spent 17 months without her mother, would benefit from having some family time with both parents around, and I was glad to see that Gary wasn’t trying to keep Amber and Leah apart.  Gary even shared the following picture with us:


Gary has had full custody of Leah since December 2011, and he says that for now, that’s the way it will remain.  Many people were wondering if Amber would regain custody after she was released from jail, but Gary states that he knows how possible it is for Amber to relapse with the drugs, so he doesn’t want to put his daughter in a situation that could potentially harm her.  Gary admits that since Amber has been out of prison, she has Leah in mind more, but that Amber needs to accept Leah at the age she is now, instead of thinking about the age she was when Amber was put in prison.

Hopefully these two can keep up the good work in order to eventually create a stable co-parenting situation for little Leah.  We’ve witnessed their ups and downs, but as long as both of them have Leah’s best interest in mind, they should be able to figure things out.

(note, this is an obvious photoshop job, so don’t get worked up)

It would come as a surprise to pretty much nobody if I told you that Gary is pretty douchey, or at least he comes off that way on any media outlet he’s been on (especially twitter).  That being said, I find it hilarious that some media outlets are acting like Gary dating Leah’s babysitter is some scandal.  The National Enquirer “broke” this story and loved adding the dramatic flare to it.  Some other sites ran with it and bashed him for hooking up behind Amber’s back.

What’s this behind the back crap?  Because she doesn’t know about it yet?  Of course she doesn’t, because she chose to spend the next 5 years in jail.  Anyway, let’s just pretend that Amber and Gary were an actual couple when she went to prison, I thought being allowed to hook up was an unwritten rule about prison. Isn’t that a thing?  I’ve watched a ton of those lockup shows, and many guys in there tend to just bury their head in the sand regarding that unwritten rule.  As long as she comes and visits him once a week, he’ll pretend she’s not hooking up with his best friend.

Then when you factor in Amber as the one in prison, well it’s really hard to blame Gary here.  Let’s not pretend here, both are absolutely horrible for each other and anyone watching the show has known that for years.  He treats her like crap, she treats him like crap, and without Leah keeping them in touch (and the money from MTV), they probably would have gone their separate ways a long, long time ago.  According to ‘Hollybaby’, Amber’s brother is furious about the news, but come on.  Switch roles and put Gary in prison for 5 years, does anyone in their right mind think Amber would be faithful?  She’d be hooking up with the first former felon she met at Wal-Mart before Gary was assigned a cell.