MTV announced on Tuesday that the new season of Teen Mom 2 premieres next month and, while the just-released trailer showed plenty of Season 8B drama, The Ashley has learned that the upcoming season will also include the scene that a lot of ‘Teen Mom 2’ fans have been waiting for!
The Ashley can exclusively reveal that viewers will finally get to see the infamous David Eason balloon slashing scene play out as it happened! The Ashley’s sources tell her that the footage of Jenelle Evans‘ husband pulling a knife at the last ‘Teen Mom 2’ Reunion taping will be included in the new season!
“[The show’s producers] have been planning to show David’s rampage since it happened,” one source tells The Ashley. “Normally, it would be included in the regular Reunion special but the drama [from the Reunion taping] was just so good that they basically said, ‘We’re saving this for the show!'”
The Ashley’s sources tell her that the footage shown during the first few episodes of Season 8B will be stuff that was filmed before the Reunion taping in October. The balloon-slashing scene will be shown during the third or fourth episode of the show, if everything goes as planned.
“Viewers will get to see him get tangled in the balloons and then the cameras kind of scramble to zoom in on where the commotion is coming from and then they show David stabbing the balloons.”
The scene also shows the rest of the cast “freaking out” and Jenelle assuring her co-stars that her husband was just trying to escape from the balloons.
“It shows just how weird that whole situation actually was,” the source says.
While Jenelle and David downplayed the event, several ‘Teen Mom 2’ stars have spoken out about the scary incident. During an appearance on Kail Lowry‘s Coffee Convos podcast in February, Leah Messer revealed that she was disturbed by what David did, telling Kail that she and the friend she had with her were “terrified” when the balloons started popping.
“I don’t even remember if [David was mad] because they were not serving any more alcohol or…but we were there for work!” Leah said on the podcast. “I mean, you can have a few drinks socially but, it’s not that appropriate.”
Kail declared that she would never allow her kids to be around David, and Leah agreed that her kids would no longer attend Reunion tapings. (David has since been booted from ‘Teen Mom 2’ and, from what The Ashley has heard, will no longer be allowed on set at the Reunion tapings.)
Anyway, The Ashley’s sources also tell her that the episode will include footage of what happened the next day on set, following David’s balloon-slashing incident.
“They show security searching him the next day at the studio because of the knife incident the night before,” the source said.
From what The Ashley has heard, Jenelle and David are not currently aware that the footage is going to air. However, the source says that’s it’s “highly unlikely” that MTV would pull the footage out of the episode, even if Jenelle throws a fit about it.
“It really happened, and everyone saw it so there’s no denying it happened,” another source added. “If someone does something on-set, in front of cameras, they can’t really get upset if it ends up on the show.”
(Keep in mind, though, things can always change but as of right now, this is the plan.)
In addition to the knife-pulling incident, the Reunion episode(s) will also show that fight The Ashley told you about back in October, in which Kail and the DeJesus clan got into a nasty argument in the makeup room. Leah left in tears after she was brought into the fight. (You can actually see a flash clip of Leah crying while wearing her reunion dress in the trailer!)
Watch the first ‘Teen Mom 2’ Season 8B trailer below!
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UPDATE! Jenelle tweeted in response to this story.
“Damn, STILL talking about popping some balloons. Play it how it is, who cares?!
#LetItGo,” she wrote.
She also tweeted (then deleted), “Funny ‘people’ can’t get over the fact that I’m happy and doing fantastic…so they have to play old footage. You love to hate I’m loving life and doing good.”