Welcome to the last stop on the road to the season finale of Life After Lockup! Everyone’s lives are in total chaos, and the future is looking more bleak than ever. Amber is caught between her current fling Puppy and her drug dealer ex Sammy. There’s no way that’s going to have a happy ending. Another couple that’s bound to end in disaster is John & Kristianna. Once she finds out about him and her sister, she is likely going to relapse. It’s painful to watch.
We’ve watched Brittany Santiago struggle with her mother all season. She dragged her all the way to Alaska for some spiritual healing. Only time will tell if confronting her demons like that was the right choice to make. Sarah Simmons & Michael Simmons have ground a groove in their new open marriage. However, Michael’s gone radio silent. This modern arrangement might be over before it truly gets started.
We’re getting close to the Life After Lockup season finale, and everything spiraling out of control. Amber still hasn’t told Puppy about her secret prison lover. Puppy thinks they still have a shot at building a life together. She has no idea that the love of her life is in a side relationship with her former flame. That’s not as weird though as John having a fling with his wife Kristianna’s sister. If she ever learns the truth, his marriage is doomed.
Somehow after everything we’ve seen on Life After Lockup, Sarah Simmons is still messing around with Michael Simmons. No matter how many times he cheats on her, she takes him back. They aren’t technically back together, but he’s living with her. They’re living like a family. For all intents and purposes, they have rekindled their marriage. What type of message is that sending to her children? It HAS to be confusing. How long until Michael messes up again and breaks their hearts?
The family lives of our Life After Lockup couples are more troubled than ever before. Puppy is in way over her head with this adoption debacle with Vince. He obviously secured the adoption using shady means, so she’s going to have to uncover the truth. Brittiany Santiago is also in a family struggle. Trying to get her mother on the road to recovery is proving to be harder than she thought. How many more triggering face offs can Cynthia take?
Whatever’s happening with Sarah Simmons & Michael Simmons is doomed to fail. It doesn’t make any sense. How many times do you want him to cheat before you learn? He will NEVER care about anyone more than himself. That includes their children. The weirdest family troubles on Life After Lockup belong to John & Kristianna. She’s getting out of prison and has no idea he’s been flirting with her sister. Ouch. That’s going to be a tough pill to swallow.
Things for our favorite Life After Lockup couples have officially reached a fever pitch. Amber and Puppy’s desire to con has really bit them this time. They’re stuck with Vince as her adopted father, and they can’t figure out how to get out of it. Right now, he is legally her father. It’s quite the predicament, but that’s not all Amber’s dealing with. Don’t forget she has a secret man in prison that her girlfriend is blissfully unaware of.
Speaking of people totally unaware, what are we going to do with Shawn? He cannot seem to accept that he and Destinie do not have a future. He was nothing more than a con job for her, but he won’t grasp that concept. Forget the money you have on the line. It might be time to just write that off as a personal loss, and get out of this relationship. How long do these two have left? Time is running out.
Life After Lockup has a way of shocking you even when you think you’d seen it all. Kristianna has no clue that her loving husband John is teetering on the edge of an affair with her sister! They’re taking the phrase “keeping it in the family” to an entirely new level. When she gets out of prison, she’s going to be surprised at how close they’ve become. Eventually that day is going to come, and they’ll have a lot to answer to.
Hopefully Life After Lockup viewers can get some answers about the state of Lindsey Downs & Scott Bradshaw’s relationship. When we last saw them, she destroyed his office and left his belongings out in the rain. After uncovering lies about Scott, Lindsey felt like she had no other choice. Throwing a toddler temper tantrum is always the right way to go. Yes? It’s time for Scott to kick that lunatic to the curb once and for all.
It’s all fun and games when someone first gets released from prison, but Life After Lockup is tough. The couples this season on Life After Lockup are exemplifying that more than ever before. Puppy expected the full fairytale with Amber when she got out of jail. However, it’s proving to be anything but. Amber is keeping a loaded secret from her, and Puppy’s already feeling neglected in the relationship. These two are DOA only a week into being together.
A main focus of this Life After Lockup season has been the saga between Shawn & Destinie. The monumental issue at the center of their relationship is the $50,000 he has on the line. Shawn’s left with a never ending high level of anxiety because his financial future is in jeopardy. This is the moment of truth. If Destinie chooses to skip court, Shawn loses the money. Their relationship (if there even is hope for one) will be defined by this moment. It’s do or die for this Life After Lockup couple.
High stakes are in play right now for so many Life After Lockup couples. Shawn’s still on the hook for $50,000 if Destinie doesn’t show up to court. She’s a known flight risk. She’s already packed her bags and ran from him. All of that together is not a good sign for his financial future. Also, Andrea Edwards & Lamar Jackson have faced many challenges in their marriage, but will forcing their daughter to keep secret be what finally tears them apart?
Scott Bradshaw clearly bit off more than he could chew with Lindsey Downs. She’s not sugar and spice by any means, and he’s learning that. The way she’s destroying all of his belongings is so childish and immature, and he is totally trapped. There’s nothing he can do to neutralize her right now. What can she possibly do to him next? I’m afraid we are about to find out, and it won’t be pretty.
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Real Housewives of New York star Leah McSweeney is a fan of Love After Lockup and its spin-off show Life After Lockup. To say that she’s “invested,” is an understatement. She has some strong opinions about the drama between Scott Bradshaw and Lindsey Downs.