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tmj-jenelleEditors Note – As I mentioned yesterday, Megan is gone for a few days, but fear not, the Teen Mom 2 recap is still here. We have someone new who wants to write for us, and this is her first piece.  Nothing like jumping right into the fire. Please be kind!

Jenelle -  

As seen on last episode Jenelle’s charges were dropped, but Nathan’s were not.  Jenelle reveals she is going to school to be a medical assistant.  Jenelle comes over to Barbara’s and tells her that her charges her dropped but Nathan has to go to jail for 30 days.  Barbara expresses concern that Nathan is violent and that she hopes he has learned his lesson, and is also worried about Jenelle being alone for 30 days since she’s never been without a guy.

Jenelle and Nathan’s lawyer call and tell them the plea has to be moved a week earlier than originally planned.  She also calls to warn them that people have seen Nathan driving around which he is obviously not allowed to do.  Nathan swears up and down that just Jenelle drives or he “walks to the gym.”  He claims he is being charged with a DUI he does not deserve and is depressed that he has to miss some of the pregnancy.

Later Nathan and Jenelle come home after Nathan has been drinking all day.  They get into an argument about Nathan’s drinking habits where he gets very defensive when Jenelle tells him that he binge drinks and makes dumb decisions when he drinks.  He then says “Why am I with you? I just use you,” which absolutely comes out of the blue, and Jenelle says he is putting words into his own mouth.  She remains surprisingly calm compared to most arguments we’ve seen.

They both come to the conclusion they need to quit fighting, especially since Nathan is going to jail in a week, and they want Kaiser to grow up in a household without arguing.

Kailyn -

Javi breaks the news that he has to work in Texas for a month, and Kailyn expresses worry about being alone with the kids since it will be their first time away from one another since basic training.

Later Kailyn meets up with some friends and expresses it might be good that Javi is leaving for a month because they have been fighting a lot and it could be a good break.  She tells them that she going to extend an invitation to Jo and also to Vee, and admit that it was immature for her to be upset about Vee being in Jo’s life.

She calls Jo and tells him she would like to invite Jo and Vee to Issac’s 4th birthday party which is very refreshing to see.  Jo says that he will have to speak to Vee about it and seems pretty apprehensive about it.  Jo and Vee discuss it and Vee explains that she feels awkward going.   Jo says he doesn’t mind missing it because he already had a birthday for Issac.  They both express they need to make the co-parenting situation but for some reason this time they decide going to the birthday is not a good idea.

Issac’s 4th birthday comes up and Kailyn and Javi seem pretty insulted that Vee and Jo did not show up.  Kail tells her friends that she would have gone to Jo’s house if she had been invited because she would want to see where Issac is living.

The birthday goes on with a bunch of friends, family, and a very sleepy and grumpy Issac that does not care to open presents.

Chelsea -

Chelsea is still having problems with her obtaining her license.  Her job informs her that the rules have changed and she cannot work without a license, so for now her job is also on hold.  It sounds like she’ll be able to come back once everything is squared away.

Chelsea is in the process of moving to her new house, and decides to ask her friend Chelsea Grace (different Chelsea, I know confusing), to come move in with her. Adam tells his friend that he gets Aubree every other weekend and would like more visitation.

Chelsea and her friend all move into the new house where Aubree picks out her room, and they all seem pretty excited about it.

Chelsea gets a letter from the Department of Labor which unfortunately informs Chelsea that she still cannot have her license.  The reason is so bizarre…it states that based on tweets from Chelsea’s friend Landon, that he hired her and the wedding was not a one time job.  She still does not have the results whether she passed the license or not.


Overwhelmed with the girls, Leah asks her grandma to come help out so she can go to her part time job at the tanning salon.  Ali could not go to school because she was complaining about pain in her legs which is really heartbreaking to see.

Leah is working at a tanning salon and says how she feels thankful that she has family support to watch the girls so she can work.  She also explains how she feels so overwhelmed with three kids, and especially because Ali is complaining about pain.

Leah drops the girls off to Corey, and Corey reads a letter from the insurance company basically saying they have not been approved for the wheelchair because there is not enough medical evidence to prove she needs one.  Without the insurance covering it, the wheelchair will cost $20,000.  Leah tells Corey that he needs to call and push for the wheelchair because it is needed for school, and also because Ali feels free and can keep with Aleeah when she’s in the wheelchair.

Later Leah meets with a friend and tells her how overwhelmed and stressed out she’s been lately.  She says that with Corey not coming to terms with the wheelchair, the insurance, and Jeremy being gone all the time, that she feels alone raising the kids.  She also tells her friend that she’s thinking of seeing a professional because of all the depression and anxiety she’s feeling with everything.

Well friends, it’s finally here! Tonight is the premiere of the second half of Teen Mom 2′s 5th season, and I am way too excited.  So far we’ve seen several small glimpses of the season from a few various trailers and some even smaller sneak peeks of some specific girls.  This sneak peek, which happens to be an OK Magazine exclusive clip, focuses on Leah and her realization that Ali is more aware of her muscular dystrophy than we thought before.

After the drop off with Corey, which was featured on an MTV sneak peek last week, Leah heads out to lunch with her three girls and they meet Leah’s mom, Dawn, at a restaurant.  Leah tells her mom that Ali told Corey that she has muscular dystrophy and that her muscles were hurting.  When Dawn asks why Ali would say something like that, Leah said that she felt like Corey was blaming her for the situation, while Leah just thinks that Ali is smarter than she’s given credit for.

When they end up asking Ali about the incident, Ali lets them know that Dr. Tsao told her that she had muscular dystrophy.  The clip ends with a happier moment when Leah promises Ali that even though she has muscular dystrophy, she can still do anything she wants to do.

Be sure to tune in to MTV tonight at 10/9 Central time to catch the premiere of this season, and be sure to check back tomorrow for a complete recap of the episode.

Also, make sure you check out OK Magazine’s website every Wednesday during the season so that you can be sure to keep up to date on all of their exclusive clips.

This season of Teen Mom 2 is proving to have some of the most dramatic story lines that we’ve seen to date, and Leah’s story is one that really brings a lot of emotions to viewers.  Leah’s daughter, Ali, struggles with Muscular Dystrophy, and we saw her receive her official diagnosis during season 5.  This disease causes Ali to have issues with her heart and lungs, and can cause complications with Ali’s development of her muscles.  Ali has always seemed to be a happy girl, and even though her large motor skills were delayed, we’ve seen her progress throughout Teen Mom 2 from crawling, to walking, to running.

In a sneak peek that’s been released, we see that Ali is much more aware of her disease than we would have originally thought.  While dropping the girls off to go back to Leah’s house, Corey comments that Ali told him that she wasn’t strong because of her Muscular Dystrophy, and it causes some serious emotions to rise in Leah.  We also saw Ali comment on her Muscular Dystrophy during the “Being Dad” special that aired this summer.

Leah has also recently done an interview with InTouch where she commented on the fact that Ali’s medical bills are exceptionally costly.  She said that insurance doesn’t cover everything and that one bill they received was for more than $20,000.  Leah also explains that even though Ali’s physical disabilities are noticeable, her mental capacity is exceptional.  Leah says that Ali is very smart and that her vocabulary is pretty large for that of a 4 year old.

Ok, friends.  Since the return of Teen Mom 2 is right around the corner, we’re going to post an update on some things that have been happening in their lives to keep you up to date before season 5b starts on July 16th.

Jenelle Evans:


So, when we left Jenelle last season, she had found out that she was pregnant with Nathan’s baby.  She had told her mom and Jace, and things seemed to be going well, but we all know that Jenelle never really stays out of trouble for too long.  Nathan was arrested for driving drunk, and this season we’ll be able to see how Jenelle fends for herself while he’s behind bars for about a month.  We’ll also get to see the remainder of Jenelle’s pregnancy, the birth of her second son, and hopefully some footage of the first few weeks of her parenting.

Jenelle is set to deliver baby Kaiser any day now, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on how that whole situation goes.  She also recently celebrated Jace’s preschool graduation, and it looks like Barbara and Nathan were there to help celebrate as well.  Check out these adorable shots from his graduation ceremony.


Kailyn Lowry:


When we left Kailyn, she had just delivered her second son, Lincoln.  She and Javi were adjusting to parenting two children, and they were still working on co-parenting with Jo and his girlfriend Vee.  Kailyn had some emotions that were all over the place after Lincoln was born, but seems to have recovered well.  During this season of Teen Mom 2, we’ll get to see more recent footage of Kailyn.  In an interview with WetPaint, she said that viewers will get to see her relationship with Javi and the progress that she’s made in the relationship she has with her mother.  Viewers will also get to see a better look at her co-parenting with Jo and Vee.  This is the first season that Kailyn has been filmed with both Jo and Vee, so that could be interesting to see.

Jo and Vee recently celebrated their three year anniversary, and things seem to be going well for the couple.  Kailyn, Javi, and Lincoln took a trip to the Bahamas, and they’ve been traveling across the United States promoting Kailyn’s book, “Pride Over Pity” which is officially a New York Times best selling book.  Check out this picture of Kail, Javi, and Lincoln on their vacation.


Leah Calvert:


When we left Leah, she was having problems in her marriage and felt like Jeremy was choosing to be away from their family by taking jobs that were a long ways away from home.  Leah was dealing with Ali’s muscular dystrophy, and struggling with emotions that went along with having a child with special needs.  Since filming ended, things for Leah have seemed to remain stable, to say the least.  Jeremy is working closer to home and spending more time with his family, and Leah is enrolled in cosmetology school and has started selling Mary Kay products.

Corey and Miranda have been pretty good at staying out of the spotlight as much as possible, and we saw in the Being Dad special that Miranda might not enjoy the cameras being around much, but she still seems to put a smile on and deal with it because it’s a part of her life.  They recently celebrated their one year anniversary, and have been enjoying the summer by taking the girls swimming and fishing.


Chelsea Houska:


When we last saw Chelsea she was finishing up aesthetician school, getting a job, and dealing with Adam Lind almost killing two elderly people in a fiery car crash.  Since filming has ended, Chelsea has continued working as an aesthetician and has purchased a home in South Dakota, which we will get to see on season 5b.  Chelsea has been pretty quiet on social media, but updates on Aubree quite frequently.  Aubree recently started playing t-ball, and Chelsea and her father have shared some great pictures of the games.  MTV cameras were there to capture the event, so hopefully we get to see some little kid sports during this season!

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Adam has broken up with his girlfriend, Taylor Halbur, who is also the mother of his second child.  He is now dating a woman named Jessica, and after only a month of dating, they decided that they would move in together.  Jessica is 33 years old, and has a teenage son of her own.  Adam also recently went on a rant on Instagram about how Aubree has his last name.  He posted pictures of his child support payments to prove it, and stated “More proof of how fake the show is…they suck in all u idiots who feed off drama to believe everything that’s on TV.”  Don’t bite the hand that feeds you, Adam.


Teen Mom 2 star, Leah Calvert, has been sharing some passive-aggressive messages on social media that have caused some people to question what all the built up anger is really about.  It all started yesterday when Leah posted a picture of the front view of her haircut.  If you remember, Leah went with this short asymmetrical bob-like hairdo last week, and received a lot of criticism for it from people on Facebook.  Because of the backlash, Leah took to Facebook to share the following message:

leah2Judging by this post, a salon owner criticized Leah’s choice in hair cut, and even said that it looked like it was done at beauty school.  This comment apparently set Leah off, and she took to the internet to vent about her frustration.  Personally I feel that by even addressing the comments, you add fuel to the fire, and I can imagine that’s even more true when you’re considered a public figure.  For Leah (who JUST started cosmetology school and is not licensed in any way) to comment that talking negatively about a haircut makes this person’s salon look trashy and unprofessional just draws more attention to the issue than was needed in the first place.

The anger didn’t stop at the hair comments though, as Leah proceeded to hop on Twitter and vent about things some more.  Around 7:15 last night, Leah started sharing this three-part message, which is an obvious subtweet to someone.

tweet1 tweet2 tweet3While there’s not really any indication on who this tweet is about, we can probably narrow it down to a few people who are involved in Leah’s life.  My first and only real assumption would be that it’s about Jeremy.  The comment about being a different person when certain people are around would lead us to assume that Jeremy acts differently when the cameras are rolling and when they’re gone, he’s back to being a “two-faced good for nothing piece of shit.”  Leah did share a picture of Jeremy and her three daughters together just a few days ago, and there hasn’t been any indication that things might be going poorly in their relationship, but these two are pretty good at hiding things.

Leah also shared the next two tweets as well, which still show lots of anger and frustration.

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Until something becomes public, all we can do is speculate on what these messages even mean, but the one thing that’s for sure is that Leah has some built up anger, and it’s not looking like it’s going away any time soon.

Alright, so it hasn’t been a week since I posted one of these, but there’s been a few smaller things that happened, and I’m putting them into one post.

1. Leah cuts her hair


Leah enrolled in cosmetology school, and sometimes when people join, they go all crazy with their hair.  I’m not one to judge, and it’s hair so whatever works for them.  Leah seems to have fallen into this category, as she just chopped a ton of her hair off.  We’ve always seen her on Teen Mom 2 with longer blonde hair, so this short hair style seems a little out of the ordinary.  I personally like it (well what I can see of it) and I think it makes her look more mature.

2. Jenelle is finally divorced


Jenelle filed for divorce from Courtland Rogers last month, and now she’s finally divorced.  She posted an article to her website, Teen Mom Truth, and shared some pictures of some legal documents.  The article stated that Courtland currently has a warrant out for his arrest, so he didn’t show up for court.  He apparently also didn’t get any of Jenelle’s assets during the divorce.  Now that things are final, Jenelle can proceed to pop out a baby sometime in the next couple of weeks, and be on her merry way with Nathan.

3. Nikkole Paulun is engaged


Nikkole and boyfriend, Ryan Rice, haven’t even been together for a year yet, but they’re engaged and planning on getting married in some sort of a destination wedding in four months.  Since the former 16 & Pregnant star announced the news, she’s been spamming Sulia and Facebook with pictures of centerpieces for weddings, and other various wedding related things.  Nikkole was previously engaged to Lyle’s father, Josh Drummonds, who is currently incarcerated.

4. Mackenzie doesn’t like 16 & Pregnant


Starcasm has been doing interviews with the girls of Teen Mom 3, and this week they focused in on Mackenzie.  She had some interesting comments during her interview, but the one that struck me was her response to, “What do you think about MTV’s decision to continue with their 16 & Pregnant docuseries?”  Mackenzie’s answer was short, but you can tell it holds a lot of resentment.  She said, “I’d be lying if I said I agree on them continuing to do 16 & Pregnant.”  Mackenzie also said that she does not regret her time with MTV and hopes that in the near future she can make something of herself in the near future.