Teen Mom Bios: Maci | Farrah | Catelynn | Amber | Leah | Chelsea | Kailyn | Jenelle Teen Mom Junkies

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Now that it’s confirmed that Farrah won’t be making a return to our television screens for Teen Mom’s newest season, people have been speculating why MTV chose to cut her from the series.  In an interview done a few days ago, Farrah said that she was past the Teen Mom era, and that she had other ways to make money.  In other interviews she’s really seemed pretty content with the decision to not occur in Teen Mom any more, and in a local radio show, she even mentioned that she would rather be simply considered a reality star than to constantly have ‘Teen Mom’ being tacked to her name.

While many people had jumped to conclusions thinking that MTV dropped Farrah because she had made a pornographic film (or two), Abraham hasn’t commented on that, and she even cleared up rumors that her former cast-mates booted her from the season.

In enters Jenelle Evans, who happens to be one of the most controversial people to be seen on 16 & Pregnant, and a Teen Mom spinoff.  Jenelle is known for sharing her opinion on other MTV starlets, and this latest incident with Farrah is something that Jenelle couldn’t pass up.  Jenelle shared an article about Teen Mom’s return to MTV, and included a comment that basically states that MTV wouldn’t want a porn star on their television show, and that they’re trying to show teens how to prevent pregnancy, not promote sexual intercourse.

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If you want my two cents on this whole thing, it seems pretty hypocritical for Jenelle to criticize Farrah’s life choices.  While neither have made the best choices in the past few years, Farrah’s main mistake was filming a porno, and as far as I know Farrah has only been arrested for the DUI incident.  If you want to talk about preventing pregnancy, Teen Mom 2 isn’t the place to really see that.  Each child on the show has at least one parent that has a half-sibling (Kailyn now has Lincoln, Adam has Paislee, Leah has Addie, and Jenelle has Kaiser).

I am in no way saying that one girl is better than the other, and they all have obvious flaws, but it’s not like Jenelle has maintained a spotless record since her MTV debut over 5 years ago.

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Teen Mom 2′s Leah Calvert has been pretty open about therapy for her daughter, Ali, who has a form of Muscular Dystrophy.  One part of therapy that Leah’s mentioned several times this season is Equine therapy, which is essentially therapy with horses.  She and husband, Jeremy Calvert, sold their previous home, moved into an apartment, and began the search for a perfect piece of land for a horse or two in order to be able to give Ali the therapy that they felt she needed.  It looks like Leah has finally pulled the trigger on things, as she announced via Twitter that she had purchased her first horse for her children, and that she was looking for some saddles for them to use.

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It looks like she’s also recently purchased a new home, so her family of 5 isn’t crammed into that small apartment any longer.  While all of this seems like great news, it’s hard for me to think that Leah is financially able to do all of these things.  Most of her story line revolves around Ali’s health issues, but the other part of her story line is the fact that they don’t have enough money to pay their medical bills.  Regardless of an MTV paycheck, doctor’s appointments aren’t cheap, and it seems like Leah has some serious spending problems.  She’s admitted to spending thousands of dollars to become a consultant for Mary Kay, and it seems like every time we see her, she’s got a new vehicle, freshly manicured nails, or a designer purse.  Let’s not forget the incident with the brand new washer and dryer from a couple of episodes ago, which nearly maxed out Leah and Jeremy’s credit cards.

Some people have been saying that Leah and Jeremy aren’t really struggling for money, and that MTV is simply having them act like the financial burdens of things are putting them in over their heads, but others think that Leah is simply careless with her money.   While I am happy that Ali is getting therapy, horses are expensive and they can be a lot of work.  Do you think that Leah’s spending is out of control, or do you think she’s putting on a front for viewers of Teen Mom 2?

UPDATE: Here’s a picture of the horse! The horse on the right that Leah is next to is the horse that Ali will be using for therapy.  People on Facebook have commented that the horse is young and probably not trained for therapy purposes.

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Leah is having problems with Ali’s wheelchair, but still sends it to Corey’s house with Ali for the weekend so that he can see her use it.  Jeremy is coming with Leah to the drop off for the kids and is helping Corey get the wheelchair into his vehicle.  This is complete chaos.  It’s finally setting in to Aleeah that she’s different than Ali, and she just keeps saying that she wants her own wheelchair.  Leah tells Aleeah that she has a pink bike because she doesn’t need a wheelchair, but it really doesn’t register with her.

“I bought you a Keurig, can we PLEASE have sex?!” (Note: I would KILL for a Keurig…I put one on my wedding registry. I might die without coffee every morning, and afternoon, and at night while I’m writing up these Teen Mom 2 recaps.)

Corey and Miranda take the girls to the zoo, but since the wheelchair isn’t working, they decide to just take a stroller instead.  Aleeah and Ali get into an argument about not sharing the wheelchair, but since the wheelchair wasn’t there anyway, the argument ended pretty quickly.  It looks like everyone had a great time at the zoo, and I’m glad that Corey took that time to make memories with the girls instead of spending all of his vacation on Ali’s doctor’s appointments.

Corey drops the girls off with Leah again after the weekend at the zoo, and says that the wheelchair didn’t work, but that Ali walked for a while.  Corey and Miranda both agree that the wheelchair would’ve been nice, but that she also did a great job walking.  They talk about Aleeah acting out, but neither of them have a real concrete idea of how to work on those kinds of things, so they just settle for saying that it’s really difficult.

Leah has a tidbit that didn’t make the episode about how if little girls don’t wear their seatbelts properly, they have to go to boot camp, where they don’t get to play and have to eat food that they don’t like, but Addie still isn’t strapped into the car seat nearly tight enough and her chest clip is at her belly button.

Leah sits down with Aleeah and talk to her about her sister’s Muscular Dystrophy.  Leah addresses the wheelchair issue, and it was good to see that Aleeah had a real conversation with her mom instead of simply hearing things second hand while her parents talk around her.  I think Leah did a good job explaining the wheelchair to Aleeah, but it’s still sad that the conversation has to be had in the first place.  I just hate that Ali had Muscular Dystrophy, and you can see the impact that it’s having on everyone in that family.

Kailyn

Kailyn tells her mom a little about the history of things between her and Vee, explaining that when she was first starting to see Jo around Vee, they didn’t know what they wanted, and then once it was official, things started popping up online that made Kailyn nervous to have Vee around her son. Now, things seem to be working better and the co-parenting situation has improved tremendously since we’ve seen all of them on the show.

Kailyn tells her mom that she’s happy that she was able to have her help while Lincoln was having difficulty breastfeeding, and her mom seems pretty sincere when she says “that’s what moms are for.”  I do hope these two can figure things out, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

Kailyn has an appointment with a lactation consultant, so her mom watches Isaac for a while.  She’s questioning him about how he likes Lincoln.  Isaac also tells Suzi that Javi doesn’t care about them anymore, but even though Suzi corrects him and tells him that Javi is simply away at work, Isaac seems pretty persistent, which is sad to see.

Kailyn gets back and tells her mom that the lactation consultant just wants her to take a supplement to have her make more milk.  Suzi tells Kailyn about Isaac’s comment about Javi not liking them.  Isaac is still pretty persistent that Javi doesn’t love them anymore.  Later, Isaac has a mustache drawn on his face, and it’s pretty hilarious.  He compares mustaches with Javi.  It’s pretty clear that Isaac is confused about this whole situation, but at least he has people that are reassuring him about how much Javi cares about their family.

Suzi heads back to Pennsylvania, and admits that it was nice to have help with the kids.  Suzi says she doesn’t want any more absences from Kailyn’s life, and that she loves her and the kids.  Kailyn calls Javi and talks about how it was nice to have her mom there, but that she didn’t bring up the past because it wasn’t worth an argument.  Kailyn feels fine with everything, but just hopes that her mom doesn’t go back to drinking.

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Jenelle is due in 6 weeks, and she and Nathan have been fighting a lot.  Barbara is worried about Nathan’s drinking.  Jenelle talks with a friend about the divorce from Courtland, and she says that he’s admitted that he was served papers, but that she doesn’t think he’ll really do much about it.

Jenelle talks about an argument between her and Nathan where Jace was sleeping in the next room, and when the argument started Jenelle called her mom to come pick up Jace to try and keep him away from the fighting.  I’m not going to condone screaming matches, but at least Jenelle had the sense to call her mom instead of put her kid in the middle of it.  Eventually things died down, and Barbara didn’t need to come after all, but Jenelle blamed the whole argument on Nathan’s drinking.

Jenelle prepares to register for her baby shower.  Nathan says “electronical” and I laughed a lot.  Barbara and Jenelle prepare the guest list, and Barbara ends up getting pissed that they registered for the really expensive stroller.  Nathan starts flipping shit on Barbara about how he’s an adult and he can handle his own things.  Eventually Barbara says that they’ll never get Jace back if Nathan keeps drinking the way he has been.  Nathan accuses Barbara of being an alcoholic, and she denies it.  Barbara ends it with saying that if he hurts her daughter that she’ll be after him.

Jenelle talks to her mom about how she’s sick of the arguing and that Nathan doesn’t handle criticism well at all.  She says to her mom that she phrases things poorly, and that it comes off as pushy with things instead of concerned or loving at all.  Barbara is simply concerned for Jenelle’s health and safety.  Jace shares a Ring Pop with everyone in the room…yay germs.

Nathan finally comes back and they talk about how Barbara flipped out.  Jenelle thinks that Barbara is jealous that Nathan spends so much time with her.  Nathan and Jenelle agree that they need to stop fighting in order to have a healthy relationship that’s best for Jace as well as their unborn child.

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Adam gets arrested for driving with a suspended license, and Chelsea is really mad because it was supposed to be his weekend with Aubree.  Adam’s parents didn’t tell Chelsea about the situation, which is also frustrating to her.  Chelsea talks to her dad about it, and Randy basically says that he wishes Adam was in jail because he’s a danger.

Chelsea attempted to talk to Adam’s mom about things, and apparently his mom freaked out on Chelsea saying that it wasn’t really any of Chelsea’s business about what happens with Adam’s personal life, and that Chelsea should at least be able to trust his parents with Aubree.

Aubree has an attitude when she comes back from Adam’s parents’ house, and she’s throwing a pretty big fit about going to school.  Chelsea still doesn’t know how to handle Aubree’s problems, and Aubree exclaims that she doesn’t like her mom any more, and that she’s not her friend, and that she isn’t acting nice.

Chelsea picks Aubree up from preschool, and it seems like she’s in a better mood.  Chelsea goes out to eat with two friends to get some opinions on what to do about Adam’s latest arrest.  Chelsea also says that she’s going to implement the same behavior chart from preschool at her house, so that she can be consistent, regardless of what happens at Adam’s visitation times.  It’s pretty cute that Chelsea and Aubree are making their behavior chart, and Aubree is excited that the top level is pink!

 

QUICK SUMMARY:

1. Aleeah acts out because she’s not getting as much attention at Ali.

2. Kailyn attempts to repair her relationship with her mom.

3. Nathan and Barbara argue over who is an alcoholic. Nathan makes up more words: “Electronical”

4. Adadm gets arrested, and Aubree still has some an attitude.

Now that MTV has confirmed the return of 75% of the original Teen Moms, it’s time that more filming details come forward from various sources about what will actually be featured on their 5th season.  This weekend, all of the Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 girls got together in New York City to film for a few specials that are coming up.  The Teen Mom 2 girls are taking part in a reunion special (some people sass when I call things reunions and not finales, but they’ve met before, so I’m going to consider this an actual reunion) which will air after this extended season has finished sometime this fall.  I don’t have any idea how many episodes of Teen Mom 2 are left, and that means I also don’t have a specific date that the reunion will air on, but I’ll keep you posted as more details come out.  Here are some picture of the Teen Mom 2 gang that have been shared so far from their weekend in NYC.

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The Teen Mom girls are also in New York doing some group filming for a special called “Ask The Moms” which I would assume will air shortly after the Teen Mom 2 reunion special with Dr. Drew.  There have been some pictures posted that give us a better insight into what these specials will look like, and they seem to be different than most of the previous specials that we’ve seen.  In this picture, which Tyler Baltierra posted to Instagram, we see that Amber, Catelynn, and Maci are all together sitting outside being filmed.  Dr. Drew, who normally officiates these reunions and specials, isn’t shown anywhere, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t be involved at all.

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As always, if you see anything on Twitter that you want me to write about, just mention it in a tweet to @TeenMomJunkies and I’ll do my best to get something written up about it in a day or two.

Ok, so I know I posted about the Ice Bucket Challenge before, and you’re all sick of hearing about it, but it’s Friday and I needed a good person to make fun of, so it looks like we’re going to talk about Nathan Griffith’s failure of an Ice Bucket Challenge.

So, Nathan was nominated, and he decided that he could make things a little more interesting by completing the challenge in his underwear, which is pretty disgusting.  Nathan had a cooler filled with ice water, and he decided that he would do the challenge indoors in his bathroom.  He takes the cooler over his head and almost falls (darn, wish he would have) and then when he finally gets the water to where it’s supposed to go, he sits in the bathtub and splashes around.

I think the best part of his video might be the fact that he has to read his script from a piece of paper.  Seriously, it should be pretty simple for him to remember the basic format of this thing.  I could’ve helped him out.

Step 1: Hi my name is ________________

Step 2: I was nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by _________________

Step 3: I challenge ____________ and ____________ and _____________

Step 4: Dump water on your head

Step 5: Stop recording, and post it to Facebook

I guess there’s no better way to celebrate a Friday than watching a video of someone we all dislike making a fool of himself.

Holy poo, guys. This one got a little long, so just ignore whatever you don’t want to read, and comment your thoughts below.  I typed while I was watching, simply because I wanted you to have something to comment on while I’m at school tomorrow. (Thanks again for sticking with me while WE ALL figure this new schedule out! You’re the greatest!)

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Jenelle, Barbara, and Nathan go out to lunch before heading to a meeting with an attorney.  Barbara pushes for having Nathan take his dog to a rehoming center, but Nathan says that will never happen.  They talk about how the attorney meeting will go, and hope that Courtland simply signs the divorce papers, but they’re pretty sure he’ll try and get alimony from Jenelle.

The three of them head to the lawyer’s and talk about how the divorce should go down.  They talk about the fact that Jenelle is super pregnant and that they’re all worried about Courtland having rights to the child when it’s born, but the lawyer calms everyone’s nerves by saying that it would only happen if Courtland wanted to claim that he was the dad of Jenelle’s unborn child.  They think it’ll only take around 30 days to finalize everything, which is a good thing since Jenelle is pretty close to having this baby.

Jenelle’s lawyer is filing the papers for the divorce, and they all head back to Barbara’s house.  Jace smashes crackers all over the floor, and Nathan handles the “discipline” for that situation I guess.  Nathan says he’s going to get a paternity test simply for legal rights, and that he does plan on proposing to Jenelle but doesn’t want to rush anything and he wants to make sure everything is perfect.  Barbara reveals that she went through a nasty divorce and doesn’t want Jenelle to go through it like she did, but Nathan admits that once he was divorced he didn’t plan on getting married again until he met Jenelle.

In a cute extra clip, Jenelle pushes Jace on the swing, and she and Barbara talk about the possibility of getting him a bigger swing set, which I think would be nice so he could get rid of some of that energy that he has built up.  Honestly, it was nice to see Jenelle play with Jace, because we really don’t see a lot of that.

Jenelle is trying to get some studying done while Nathan is at the gym, but her friend stops by.  Jenelle tells her friend about filing for a divorce, and her hopes that the divorce goes smoothly.  Jenelle says that she’s just going to get a paternity test done no matter what, and doesn’t seem too unhappy about it.  Jenelle says she wishes that she had never met Courtland, and that she regrets everything about her marriage.  She says she wants to marry Nathan, but that she’s not going to rush into a marriage like she did last time.

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At the beginning of the episode, Ali goes to therapy with Corey’s dad in order to make sure that everyone knows what’s going on with Ali’s physical therapy and the wheelchair.  Jeff seems pretty happy about being able to see Ali with the wheelchair, and it’s nice for Leah to have a break for a bit.

Jeff brings Ali home from physical therapy and says that she did a great job.  He tells Leah all about how things went, and it’s good to see how these two can still have a relationship even though Leah and Corey’s marriage didn’t work out.  Jeff says that he’s happy that he was able to see Ali with the wheelchair because now he realizes that it’s simply to supplement Ali’s walking so she can conserve energy when she’s walking, and has energy to do other things like play at the playground.  Both Leah and Jeff seem to think that Corey is still in denial about how the wheelchair should work in Ali’s life.

Jeff goes back and talks to Corey about the situation and tries to explain to him that Ali simply uses the wheelchair as a novelty, but Corey is still insistent that he doesn’t want Ali to be dependent on the wheelchair at all.

Jeremy comes home for the weekend, so he and Leah head to his parent’s house.  Corey calls and lets Leah know that he’s going to take the girls to the zoo that weekend, and he’s planning on taking the wheelchair, which is a big step for him.  Leah says she’ll bring the wheelchair to the drop off, and asks about the insurance situation, but Corey says that nothing has really changed yet, but he’ll let her know if he hears anything about getting their real wheelchair.  Leah talks to Jeremy about the insurance thing, but they’re both really frustrated that they still have the loaner wheelchair and not the one Ali was fitted for.  Even though it’s a good thing that Corey is making an effort with the wheelchair now, they’re both mad that Corey hasn’t seen her in the chair before now.

Kailyn

Javi is still away in Texas for extra training, but Kailyn is able to FaceTime with him for a bit.  She says that Lincoln is having issues when he’s trying to latch on during breastfeeding, and it’s frustrating to her.  She says that Isaac has an art show that’s coming up and that Jo and Vee are planning on coming to see him and then see his place.  Kailyn also said that her mom is planning on coming to the art show, but that since she hasn’t talked to her mom in a long time, it could be awkward, especially since Jo and Vee will be there also.

Vee loses her nose ring, and MTV decides that it’s substantial enough to include in this episode.  Jo and Vee talk about how they’re surprised that Kailyn invited them to Isaac’s art show, but agree that it wasn’t too awkward.  They agree that Kailyn is making an effort to repair relationships with everyone, but hope that it’s not a big deal or dramatic when they’re all together.

Kailyn took Isaac home early from the art show since he was so tired, but Jo, Vee, and Suzi still come over even though Isaac is sleeping.  Suzi asks how things are going since Javi is gone.  Kailyn admits that things are a little crazy, but that she’ll make it through.  She gives them a tour of the house, and then Lincoln gets hungry, but he doesn’t want to latch on, and it makes things complicated.  Jo and Vee leave, after Kailyn thanks them for coming to support Isaac with things.  Seriously, I’m so happy that these people finally figured their shit out.

Suzi stays the night to help with Lincoln, and vents her frustrations about him not latching.  They seem like they’re doing better, but you can tell that things are tense.  Suzi is helping a lot with Lincoln, and that’s obviously helpful with the situation Kailyn is in.  Kailyn says that Javi is still learning about how to take care of a baby, but that he’s learning.  Suzi seems like she’s trying to be helpful, and even though I don’t know where they stand today, I’m sure the one day of help that was shown was a lot better than nothing.  Kailyn breaks down in tears at the end of the episode because Lincoln won’t latch on, and Suzi comes to the rescue to help take care of Lincoln so Kail can have a break.

Chelsea

Chelsea is officially a licensed esthetician so she’s able to go back to work.  Chelsea is excited that she has her own room set up at her work place, and has business cards.  Her work seems to be really flexible with things, so that’s always good since Chelsea is a single mom and can have things come up which would require a flexible schedule.

Chelsea’s mom stops by and we learn that Aubree is going to play softball, which is exciting for her.  Chelsea tells her mom about how the licensure is all figured out, and then they obviously talk about Adam, because that’s what happens.  Apparently Chelsea told Adam that Aubree had softball practice when he asked for the information, and Chelsea told Aubree that Adam would be there.  Sadly when Chelsea tried to call him, he didn’t answer and Aubree gets pretty upset that he didn’t answer his phone.  We get to see Aubree’s softball practice and it seems like she’s doing pretty well, but when Chelsea finally gets ahold of Adam, the practice is almost over, and it doesn’t look like he’ll make it in time to see Aubree at all.

Adam ends up showing up at the very end of practice, and Aubree is so excited to see him, but it really sucks that he was so late and didn’t get to see any of it.  Aubree tells Adam that he missed the whole thing, and it’s pretty sad that she’s so upset about it.  Chelsea asks him what he was doing, and he was simply sitting at home and sleeping and that people have to do things.  Seriously, Adam was there for like 3 minutes.

Chelsea calls her dad in the car and tells him about how Aubree did at softball practice.  She talks to Randy about it on speaker phone with Aubree in the car, and then Aubree tells Randy that her dad missed it all, but he reassures her that Adam will be there next week for her very first game.  They really need to figure out how to not talk about it right in front of Aubree.