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During last night’s episode of Teen Mom 2, we got to see the fallout from Jenelle Evans 911 call getting released online. Following its release, she refused to film. The producers talk with Barbara Evans. She is afraid to confront her about the incident. Barbara feels like if she pushes Jenelle, she may not confide in her when something really bad happens. She also reveals that she was a victim of domestic violence and how she had feelings of shame and embarrassment.
In Barbara’s mind, it may be even worse for Jenelle because she is a public figure. In the end, she makes the decision just to accept whatever she tells her as an excuse and not intervene in her marriage. This made me feel sad and angry. Jenelle has flipped out on her mother so much that Barbara is scared to show concern for her own daughter.
On this week’s episode of Teen Mom OG, in part two of the reunion, hosts Dr. Drew Pinsky and Nessa Diab, sit down with the OG’s as well as their significant others and families. This episode we get a little more in depth as we finally get to hear the families perspective on this season. We even get more insight on Cory Wharton’s thoughts on Cheyenne Floyd and a possible relationship. She admitted in part one, she would be ready to have a relationship with Cory, but she knows he is not interested ready (for anything other than sex).
Andrew Glennon looks awkward and nervous when he asked about his thoughts on Amber Portwood’s thoughts of suicide. He shares that it is scary, but he needs to do more research and talk and listen to Amber to help her through her depression. When talking about being a new father, he begins to cry thinking about how his son makes him happy. Gary Shirley and Kristina Shirley join the stage to discuss co-parenting.
They claim co-parenting is going well and Leah is doing fine, but it seemed during the season (and every season) that they wish Amber would do a little more. Kristina goes into detail on her miscarriage and gets emotional while speaking about it. Amber also tears up (in an attempt to steal the attention back) when she sees how upset Kristina is and her own miscarriage. Dr. Drew commends them both for sharing their stories about losing children for others that may need to hear it.
On this week’s episode of Teen Mom OG, we look back at the journey the five moms went through this season. The cast sat down with hosts Dr. Drew Pinsky and Nessa Diab, to chat. They discussed everything from mental health, children and divorces. This season, Amber Portwood even threatened to leave the show. As much as Amber may need a break, selfishly I don’t want to deal with getting to know a new mom. Let’s face it, new moms, Cheyenne Floyd and Bristol Palin, were train wrecks, each in their very own annoying way.
Maci Bookout got emotional when asked about memorable parts from the season. She can’t look at anyone without seeing hurt, especially with all of the mom shaming online. She wishes the other moms could see themselves the way she sees them. This is clearly a reference to Amber, who has been plagued with depression and recently struggled with comments on social media about her parenting skills. The other moms come to the defense of Amber and try to uplift her spirits as she breaks down. I do feel for Amber, it is obvious she has many issues. But at the same time, you either have to make the choice to get off social media or leave the show. As much as I hate to see her go (she is good TV), it’s clear to me she isn’t emotionally strong enough to handle it.
On this week’s episode of Teen Mom OG, Maci Bookout has an emotional meeting with Ryan Edwards’ parents. Ryan will be returning from rehab soon. Everyone wants to get on one accord before he arrives home. Hopefully, this team approach will last once Ryan returns home. Unfortunately, Ryan’s wife, Mackenzie Edwards was not at the meeting. This was odd because Maci’s husband, Taylor McKinney had a seat at the table. It’s no secret that she and Maci have butt heads in the past. Was she not invited as a courtesy to Maci? Or could there be trouble in paradise? According to recent news, Ryan was caught on the dating app Tinder, just weeks after returning from rehab. Let’s hope he doesn’t fall off the sobriety wagon as quickly as he did with being faithful to his wife.
At the meeting, both parties discuss what they can do to move forward in a positive way when Ryan gets home. His parents reveal that he feels like he is Bentley’s uncle, rather than his father. This is largely due to Ryan’s parents having to take the lead in co-parenting Bentley on their side of the family. His mom feels like he still blames her for stepping up. His father, who is usually stoic, cries about the rift he and his son once had. He remembers all of the harsh things he had to say to him, to render some tough love.
On this week’s episode of Teen Mom OG, we learn more about Catelynn Baltierra’s true feelings regarding the trial separation from Tyler Baltierra. In previous episodes, they tried to make us believe that this separation was no big deal and they both were in agreement. Last night, we learn that this need for a separation may be one-sided. I don’t think any viewers were shocked by this revelation. Maybe it was only Catelynn who was fooling herself!
Catelynn feels like Tyler has been very distant lately. She is now 15 weeks pregnant and their relationship issues are hitting a peak. It’s clear that she is not as excited about this pregnancy due to all of the additional stress from other issues in her life. During a conversation with Tyler, Catelynn tries to update him about her latest doctor’s appointment. You can tell she is down because she tells him she remembers when he wouldn’t miss an appointment. It is evident that times have changed. Tyler seems to be more concerned with the house and his move-in date.
On this week’s episode of Teen Mom OG, Ryan Edwards and his wife, Mackenzie Edwards welcome their first child together. I definitely want to see if rehab will make a difference for their future. Or will Ryan continue being the same spoiled deadbeat?
Hopefully, Mackenzie feels like everything she endured with Ryan was worth it one day. If not, I can only imagine all the dirt she has on him that will come out if their relationship fails. With all of the new babies and breakups, it’s hard to keep up with who’s coming and going this season.