On Sunday,Real Housewives of Atlanta logged 3.695 million viewers. That's down from last week's 4.187 million but enough to make RHOA the top cable telecast (ratings wise) of the night. Not at the top? Keeping Up with the Kardashians! Season nine premiered to 2.569 million on Sunday and 2.142 on Monday. Ouch! Sister Wives saw a significant drop (2.0 to 1.44) this week.
On Tuesday, Teen Mom 2 returned for its fifth season, to the dismay of many Reality Tea readers. However the show garnered 2.756 million viewers and was the top cable telecast (ratings wise) of the night. Also, Dance Moms was watched by 2.010 million, and Shahs of Sunset saw its second lowest number of the season with 1.054 million.
I guess I should have braced myself for the return of Teen Mom 2. I'd forgotten that with it would come a new media hurricane of all its "stars." I'm used to Jenelle Evans being in the tabloids 24/7/365 (I'm so 2005), but I kind of forget about the other girls when they aren't stored in my DVR.
Perhaps I need to be grateful for non-Jenellecreated drama, but I feel like it's the same story line over and over again with these girls. Guess what? Chelsea Houska is still pretending she's over douchebag and baby daddy Adam Lind while claiming that she doesn't receive help from her ever-present father. Hey, no shame in taking money from the Bank of Dad if he gives it willingly, right…even if you do have all that MTV money for doing nothing more than being totally immature, irresponsible and overly dramatic. That last sentence is not a dig a Chelsea. It's a dig at all of them.
Last night was the premiere of Teen Mom 2. In case you have been living in a bomb shelter where twitter does not exist, it gave you the opportunity to catch up on what's been happening with our ever responsible ladies.
Jenelle Evans is still atrocious! After marrying Courtland Rogers, getting arrested 3 zillion times, and getting bailed out 3 zillion times she's back home with mom Barbara and terrorizing their peaceful-ish domestic tranquility with her soulless vortex. Apparently we're supposed to be proud of her or something. We're not. She whines that being a teen mom is like sooo super hard – not sure how she would know since she doesn't even interact with Jace when he's sitting right in front of her.
And since the world that is Jenelle is less stable than a drunk sorority girl on a parade float, she has more news. Jenelle takes a walk with her friend to share that getting off heroin is like hard and she's also like pregnant, so she's decided to get an abortion. How many pregnancies this year? "I should have made him put on a condom," Jenelle whines. "I'm so disappointed in myself." Completely monotone insincerity.
Jenelle's mom Babs supports the abortion since she doesn't want to be raising a second grandchild that Jenelle lost track of while she pursued her intensely fulfilling relationship with twitter. Jenelle is glad Courtland is stuck in jail so she doesn't have to tell him about all of this.
I'll be honest, I've been so consumed with Jenelle Evanspenchant for crazy for the last several months, I've hardly given any thought to the other Teen Mom 2 stars who were back gracing our televisions last night. While most of the girls' drama is a product of their immaturity, one story line continues to break my heart and isn't a manufactured plot courtesy of MTV producers.
Since Leah Messer Simms Calvert gave birth to twins Aliannah and Aleeah with Corey Simms, viewers have watched the couple struggle with Ali's developmental delays as they travel from doctor to doctor and work with in-home therapists to figure out what is wrong. Now, at four-years-old, Ali has a diagnosis, and it's not as comforting as they had hoped. However, Leah shares in a recent interview that Ali's news has brought her closer to new husband Jeremy Calvert as well as made her a better co-parent with Corey.
Nothing that Teen Mom 2'sJenelle Evans does will ever surprise me, so I wasn't shocked to hear that her storyline for this season centers around having an abortion. Now pregnant with her new boyfriend's baby, she lets the MTV cameras follow her as she terminated a pregnancy with husband Courtland Rogers' child…and told him nothing about it. Keepin' it classy as always, Jenelle.
In a recent interview with The Stir Cafe Mom, Jenelle discusses her choice to share her abortion with the viewers. She says, "MTV was like, 'Do you want to film it?' And I said, 'Yeah.' They said, 'Are you sure,' and I said, 'Yes.' They're like, 'OK, you know a lot of backlash is going to come from this.' I'm like, 'Yeah, I know. It's OK.'" You know, I don't doubt that's how it went down at all. Jenelle just spewing single syllables as MTV counts its cash.
She continues, "At the time, when I filmed it and everything, I didn't know I was going to meet Nathan or have a baby or anything like that. You don't know what the future's going to hold. At the time I needed to do what I needed to do. I wasn't in the best situation. I was living back at my mom's, just got arrested for a felony charge, and I mean, I was in such a depressed state. It was just…my body was so out of whack. I was sick, so I went to the doctor for bronchitis, and that's when they told me I was pregnant. I just couldn't be with Courtland Rogers because he was abusive. He's not a good father figure. He has a child already and he's not involved in their life."
Jenelle Evans suffered a weekend full of relationship angst and social media meltdowns. In other words, it's Monday! Happy Monday, y'all!
On Friday, a source "close to" the Teen Mom 2 star shared, "Jenelle and Nathan fight non-stop. Nathan is being really mean to Jenelle and is not paying attention to her. Nathan is talking to other girls and that's why she's saying he isn't paying attention to her. Jenelle is really hoping Nathan straightens out and stops acting so mean and starts treating her better."
Are you ready for this?!? One of the girlsNathan Griffithhas been talking to is his ex-girlfriend, who is ALSO pregnant. Uh. Oh. SpaghettiOs.
Season five will feature Jenelle dealing with husband Courtland Rogers and boyfriendNathan Griffith, as well as three pregnancies, Chelsea coming to terms with Adam Lind having a second child, and Kail attempting to co-parent with ex-boyfriend Jo Rivera and welcoming a new baby with husband Javi Marroquin. Also, even though Leah andCorey Simms are each remarried to other people now, they come together a lot for the sake of their two girlssesss.
The Teen Mom 2 cast met up in New York City over the weekend to promote the new season and film their reunion show. Check out a few photos from the weekend below – and a new trailer courtesy of OK! magazine.
It's a great day to be Courtland Rogers, right? Well, I'm not quite sure I'd ever want to trade lives Freaky Friday style with Jenelle Evans' estranged husband, but he is having a big day. He's getting out of jail, y'all! While he's been no stranger to the Brunswick County jail in North Carolina, this recent stint began this past October for a probation violation. No stranger to drama and drugs (he is married to Jenelle after all!), it will be interesting to see what transpires on the outside.
The Teen Mom 2train wreck star has already moved on and is living in Myrtle Beach with her new beau and future baby daddy who seems to be every bit the winner to which Jenelle is typically drawn. I wonder how she will react to Courtland's release…Just kidding! I already know! How? Well, duh…Jenelle lives her life on the Internet, and she's already addressed the subject. Of course she has.