After following Teen Mom train wrecks Farrah Abraham and Jenelle Evans, it's refreshing to read about a Teen Mom star who has worked hard to turn her life around and learned from her mistakes. I am proud ofAmber Portwood for making the decisions she has to make a better life for herself and Leah.
In her first interview since being released from prison on November 4, Amber talked to In Touch about her pill addiction, prison life, and future plans.
"Before prison, I never thought aboutLeah," admitted Amber. "I was addicted to drugs and didn't care about anything else. Prison saved my life – and gave me a second chance at being a mother." Note to Jenelle: the picture above is what a second chance as a mom looks like, not a positive pregnancy test.
Who has ten fingers, ten toes, and ten plastic surgeons on speed dial? Farrah Abraham, of course, and her never ending quest for attention continues with a new Keek video and a short chat about what she's been up to lately.
The soon-to-be laughingstock of Couples Therapy took to Keek yesterday – sans Christmas face – to show us what a hard-working author looks like. "Does it look like I'm busy working? Oh yes! No makeup, totally hair back, and doing it all. This is what it looks like to be a New York Times best-selling author."
Farrah went on to reveal that she's writing an "amazing amazing novel" for our amusement, err, reading pleasure.
Speaking to Kallum Green of Mosh News, Farrah shared, "Right now I'm doing some Teen Mom stuff. Starting out in 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom– it's always going to be a part of my life! I have tried my hardest to continue my education and continue being hard working and striving for everything, whether it's acting, modeling, or culinary aspirations. But, all in all, my never ending job is continuously being a good mom."
Jenelle reached out to Nathan after learning that he, too, has a child from a previous relationship – and no custody rights. "His ex-wife's parents have guardianship [of Emery, 2], kind of like the situation I'm in. He was like, 'No one understands the situation I'm in and that I deal with,' and I said that I could relate to him. We both have to deal with our parents to deal with our children."
So, despite the fact that Jenelle and Nathan do not take care of the children they already have, they thought having a baby together would be an excellent idea. Jenelle told MTV, “We just want a child of our own that we can raise together as a family. We want a stable relationship for Jace and Emery. We just want to settle down.” I weep for these kids – born to such selfish parents.
It's official – Jenelle Evans is pregnant again. The Teen Mom 2 star and her boyfriend Nathan Griffith are expecting their first child together. Reality Tea suspected as much in October – on Thanksgiving as well – and Jenelle finally confirmed the news this morning. First, she tweeted,
Later, Jenelle added, "Let the truth be told. For the full article and story on Nathan and I and about my second pregnancy, check out today's Us Weekly."
Briana added, "We were all shocked but I'm glad I was given a chance to share my story and change others! That's all that matters. Time to move on from MTV and do bigger and better things, and no, I don't mean become a porn star."
No Princess Briana: Couch Bound Teen Mom to look forward to? Bummer.
Jenelle Evans has been on her very best behavior lately — thanks to MTV's cameras I'm sure. There's no doubt in my mind that the only reason MTV filmed a new season of Teen Mom 2 is to show Jenelle's redemption.
Yesterday's stop on Jenelle's redemption tour was family court to discuss the $130/month child support payment she's been paying to her mother, Barbara Evans, for Jace. An inside source (probably named Jenelle) told Radar, "Mrs. Barbara Evans was in court with her daughter Jenelle, and she agreed to stop having Jenelle pay the child support."
Jenelle has been caring for Jace on a regular basis – and they seem happy. Let's hope it continues now that MTV's cameras have moved out and Jenelle's off the hook (if you can consider $130 on the hook) financially.
DISCLAIMER: the Teen Mom 3 reunion was taped on November 3, 2012. Yes. MTV is giving us footage that's over a year old to "update" us on the season.
Nevertheless, season one of Teen Mom 3 has come to an end, so it's time for the new Teen Mom cast to talk to Dr. Drew Pinsky. (FOR TWO HOURS!)
The reunion kicks off with Katie Yeager and Joey Maes. Surprise – they are back together! You see, every time Joey's new girlfriend nagged him, it reminded him of Katie. And Joey eventually came to realize that Katie's the only nagger for him. Isn't that sweet?
Katie reveals that Joey was with Brigette for a month before he came back to her. Everything that went wrong is still Joey's fault, of course, but Katie says she's trying to move on, adding, "The only way we're going to forgive and trust is if we move on."