Note: After many reader requests, The Ashley has decided to revive her “Teen Mom News Piles!” Once a week, we will gather together all of the smaller ‘Teen Mom’-related stories you may have missed.
Today’s ‘Teen Mom’ headlines are being dominated by the news that Teen Mom 2 star Javi Marroquin is expecting a baby with his flavor-of-three-months, Lauren Comeau, but the rest of the ‘Teen Mom’ franchise cast has been keeping busy too!
As ‘Teen Mom 2’ airs its eighth season on Monday nights, it’s easy to get caught up in the current storylines and forget about the rest of the ‘Teen Mom’ crew. The Ashley is here with everything you’ve missed in the rest of the ‘Teen Mom’ World this week!
Mackenzie McKee’s Mother Inks a Book Deal to Discuss Cancer Battle
Mackenzie McKee announced back in January that her mother, Angie Douthit, was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer — and earlier this month Mackenzie shared the heartbreaking news that Angie’s cancer has spread to her bones. The former Teen Mom 3 grandma, who posts daily updates and inspirational words on Instagram, announced on Wednesday that she has teamed up with 13th & Joan Publishing House to write a book about her battle.
“My family means everything to me. We’ve got so many stories to tell,” Mackenzie wrote in the caption of an Instagram post about her mom’s book deal.
My family means everything to me. We've got so many stories to tell. I'm super excited that my mom @angiedouthit is sharing her fight against cancer to inspire others to never give up. She just officially signed a publishing deal with 13th & Joan Publishing House (@13thandjoan) to write her story of fighting cancer . I can't wait for her to inspire the world! @producergina
Amber Portwood Is Living Her Best Mom Life
It’s been less than one month since Amber Portwood and her boyfriend, Andrew Glennon, welcomed their son, James Andrew Glennon, on May 8 — and based on social media, she’s adjusting to life as a mother-of-two just perfectly. Amber consistently shares new photos of baby James alongside his mother or half-sister, Leah Shirley — and his most recent Instagram appearance was on Monday in Amber’s Memorial Day tribute.
“Hope everyone had a safe Memorial Day!” she captioned the image. “Sending love and prayers to the families of fallen soldiers. We truly appreciate the sacrifices made for our freedom!”
Maci Bookout Celebrates Her Kids’ Birthdays
It feels like just yesterday Maci Bookout and her now-husband, Taylor McKinney, were getting ready to welcome their first child together — and today that bundle of joy, Jayde Carter McKinney, is all grown up! The Things That Matter founder shared an adorable message on Instagram for her daughter alongside a series of photos.
“Happy [third] birthday to my favorite girl Miss Jayde Carter,” she wrote. “She is funny, sassy, and the most independent little thing… what a blessing she is to our whole world.”
The birthday celebrations will continue this week in the McKinney house as Maci and Taylor’s son, Maverick, turns two on Thursday.
Farrah Abraham Rides Camels & Hawks Flat Tummy Tea in Dubai
Farrah Abraham has been spreading her signature “sunshine and rainbows” personality all over the world for the last month or so, taking her daughter Sophia on an around-the-world non-stop vacation to exotic places like Fiji, Cannes and now Dubai.
The former ‘Teen Mom OG’ star has been documenting it all on her Instagram account, posting photos of her and Sophia boating in Dubai Marina, flying in a gyrocopter and–of course, pretending to enjoy those creepy Flat Tummy Tea appetite suppressant lollipops that all the reality TV kids are advertising on their social media accounts.
Farrah can treat herself to an extra Appetite Suppressant Lollipop tomorrow; after all it is her 27th birthday!
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Did Farrah get hair extentions for Sophia? Her hair was long, but now it’s past her butt and it seems like it hasn’t been long enough to grow that much. Idk just wondering.
Amber actually looks a lot better in her natural state without globs of makeup. She’ll look even better if she leaves the couch on the reg.
Amber is very pretty. I have always thought that. Her weight has fluctuated dramatically, but she always looks pretty. When my weight goes up, I look like a big blob. She knows how to make her body work for her much better than I do. Leah is very pretty too, and has great hair. Kristina does a good job with Leah’s braids and different hairstyles. I wish I was better at that type of thing.
You can’t trust photos that amber takes of herself and posts. You can tell that she uses all kinds of “face tune” type apps. Thats why she looks so different in a pic that she takes as opposed to when she’s filmed.
True – didn’t think about filters. Fingers crossed she’s turning over a new leaf, but I don’t think anybody is willing to hold their breath on that one.
In Europe it’s well known that girls go to Dubai or Cannes are working as high end escorts. There’s certain girls on the books to attended parties for rich old business men.
I live in the Netherlands in Europe and never heard of it….
Oh I did.
You must be living under a rock then cause it’s well known.
Oh come on. Everyone knows that about Dubai.
I live in the Netherlands in Europe and never heard of this before….
Amber has TWO kids, o yea, I keep forgetting.
I really dislike Mackenzie but I feel so bad for her mom. My best wishes to her!
I was browsing through her Instagram, her spelling and grammar is atrocious. To me it doesn’t look good for a business. But I guess she has plenty of fans and admirers to buy her programs without me! 🙂
In her current quest to keep up with the Kardashian’s, Farrah’s next stop is The White House. She plans to discuss hate crimes with Donald Trump, and how to use her status as top female celebrity of the nation to make America great again!
Can we get TM recaps back? This is why I read the Ashley in the first place and I really miss them
I’m glad Mackenzie’s mom will be able to share her story but because she herseld posted that (and not Angie) it still makes me think Mack is trying to milk her mom’s illness as long as possible. And that is just wrong.
Amber is actually MOTHERING?! Or is that just for pictures, I feel like we are in a Twilight Zone!
Jayde is adorable, Farrah is crazy.
That’s Andrews baby. He’s pursuing his lips the same
Yes, and also: the eyes!
Just curious; has there been any mention or recaps of TM Young and Pregnant? I’d love to hear people’s thoughts on that!
I think Reality Tea does a r-cap on Teen Mom Y & P And there is a place for comments
I would love to see re-cap here. We all have a lot of thoughts on those stories.
Wouldn’t surprised if Farrah does something that could get her arrested in Dubai. Not the place to yell at random or insult people or flash various body parts “by accident”.
It is so obvious Farrah is an escort now..hitting all the major destinations for “yachting season”. And she brings her kid..just vile.
Was going to mention that she was likely an escort but didn’t want to offend someone from Dubai. Also seemed wrong given her daughter was in the picture. Can escorts act like demanding bitches? Guess some guys might be into that…
She’s a straight-up porta potty. I’m kind of surprised it took her so long to make the leap to Dubai!
I know someone from Dubai, who told me a friend of hers was banned for life (she lived in Dubai for years but was originally British) for having sex on a secluded beach at night. I’m surprised Farrah hasn’t done anything crazy yet while in Dubai.
She’s playing with fire over there. Farrah thinks she’s always in control but one of these days she’s going to get mixed up with the wrong sugar daddy and find herself in a scary situation. I just hope she doesn’t have Sophia with her when it happens.