‘Teen Mom 2’ Dad Jo Rivera Finally Speaks Out About Child Support Battle with Ex Kail Lowry

“What do you say I give you a lifetime supply of my rap mix tapes and we call it even?!”

Teen Mom 2 stars Jo Rivera and Kail Lowry have been battling over child support for the past few months and, while Kail has spoken about their feud, Jo has remained silent on the issue…until now.

Earlier this week, Jo— who shares nine-year-old Isaac with Kail— defended himself on Twitter to fans who criticized him for filing for child support against Kail. The child support filing was shown during a preview clip of ‘Teen Mom 2’ Season 9 last week.

“The gap is absolutely incredible between what I make and what she makes,” Jo tells his wife Vee Torres in the clip.

On Twitter, Jo defended his decision to file for child support against Kail, despite the fact that they each share 50/50 custody of the boy. Fans tweeted to Jo that he filed because he is lazy and doesn’t want to get a job to support his son.

“I run two businesses outside of MTV and work 5-7 days a week but I should go get a job?” Jo wrote on Wednesday. “I’m STILL paying child support and you think I shouldn’t fight that? Jan 11th I had to pay almost 2 grand to [Kail]. You know nothing and spew out lies.”

When fans didn’t believe Jo, he posted a photo of what appears to be a receipt of child support payments.

Kail has been outspoken about Jo’s decision to file for child support against her. During a recent episode of her Coffee Convos podcast, she stated that Jo had no reason to file, given that he is not hurting for cash.

“I could see…if one parent is struggling at 50/50, it’s warranted,” Kail said on the podcast in November. “But if you’re not financially struggling, and the child does not live two different lifestyles in each home, to me you’re just being greedy and you’re just doing it because you can.”

In the Season 9 preview, Kail can be seen talking to Jo on the phone about the issue.

“You are not doing this in the benefit of Isaac,” Kail tells Jo in a preview clip. “I don’t really have anything to say to you so go f**k yourself!”

Both Kail and Jo live in Delaware, a state that calculates child support using the “Melson Formula.”Each of the parents’ monthly net income is the main component in calculating how much child support they can seek.

Kail makes considerably more than Jo, due to her ‘Teen Mom 2’ salary and other endeavors. However, Jo does have other income besides his MTV paychecks, as he now flips houses for profit.

The Ashley can confirm that Jo (as well as the rest of the original dads who started on the show) make the same amount as the original moms per episode. (Basically, if Jo appears in an episode, he is paid his episodic rate, regardless of how long he is in the episode.) The “original” dads make much more than the “add-on” dads, who came into the series after 16 and Pregnant. Still, the original moms make more, because they most likely appear in more episodes than the dads.


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“I don’t think that’s fair. Like I said, I’m not against child support,” Kail said on the podcast. “If a man makes less than the mother, and they’re in a situation where they need it, and it’s warranted, OK fine. But he’s just being greedy.”

While Kail and Jo have been feuding, it seems that Kail and Vee are still getting along. Earlier this week, Vee praised Kail’s new PotHead Hair Care line on social media.

RELATED STORY: Kail Lowry Calls Ex Jo Rivera “Greedy” After He Files For Child Support Despite Having Equal Custody of Their Son

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34 Responses

  1. It’s all good when it’s a man paying but once a women has to pay then all of a sudden people forget the law. I have always had 50/50 with my daughters mother and have never missed a payment since I make more then her…that’s how it works. Yet she still talks about having a fourth kid with an on and off boyfriend??? Kick rocks lady!

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    Kail seems to be the greedy one!

  3. Meanwhile, she claims Javi and Jo are not paying CP.
    So Chris, fresh out of school, not working for MTV, has to pay her CP while she is a millionaire.
    Talk about being petty and greedy.
    She should pay Chris CP so her child can have the same living standard at Chris’ house. Cause that is what she says is fair.

  4. Most 50/50 coparents in this situation would agree to pay into an account in Issac’s name. In their case the pettiness is even stupider because Issac has been employed since before he was born and already has banked assets and a managed trust.

  5. Neither one is hurting for money, according to both of them. Neither one should be getting child support, regardless of their income, as long as the child is well taken care of in both households. He spends equal amount of time with both parents and neither one of them has difficulty maintaining whatever lifestyle they currently have, nor would they, without child support.

    Yes, he is actually filing because he’s being petty, just as she is being greedy and petty for asking for, and receiving, child support in the first place. If he was asking simply to stop having to pay child support, I would support him, 100%, and would say she is completely and utterly in the wrong. However, he’s not just asking for the support he pays to stop, he’s asking HER to pay him. That’s where the pettiness comes into play.

    Not defending her in the least, don’t like her and never have. But they are both greedy as hell, that much has been proven time and time again. I actually like Jo, but he’s no more in the right on this than she is-and that’s not an easy thing to say, given how she behaves. I do believe, in many, most really, ways, he’s a much better parent than she is, absolutely. But on this one, he really is doing it just because he can, not because he actually needs to. I get why, he wants to stick it to her the way she did him for years, it’s that whole revenge thing. It’s still stupid and childish, though, and puts a child at the middle of something (whether he knows it or not) idiotic that can quite easily put a wedge in any family situation.

  6. Kail’s not happy unless she’s feuding. Jo and Vee moved to another state to be near Isaac because Kail decided to get married to Javi, even though she claims he wasn’t her “true love”. Then Jo pays child support for Isaac, finally gets 50/50 custody (but continues to pay support).

    Now Jo files, as there no reason he should be paying child support. Kail has made so much money the last decade off MTV, her books, whatever instagram product she’s promoting…etc. She’s not a struggling single mom, hardly ever has been. I’ll bet the next season or two will be Kail feuding with Lauren, even though she chose not to work things out with Javi on “Marriage Boot Camp”. Whatever Lauren called her was supposed to be a personal text message, not public.

  7. I listened to her Podcast once and they were talking about couples and their finances/joint accounts..She said she was ok with having a joint account with a partner/husband if she was a stay at home mum, making no money but if she had a job and was earning her own money then she would have her own private account! She is seriously the queen of double standards! Even her co host called her out on it saying, double standards!

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      That isn’t a double standard at all. Its actually perfectly reasonable. If one parent is working and the other parent stays at home with the kids, then they would obviously have a shared account. Because one contributes financially and the other contributes at home. However, if both parents are working then I don’t see a problem with them having separate accounts as they each make their own money.

  8. So Kailyn has no problem taking child support from Jo even though she makes a lot more from Teen Mom than he does…but she throws a fit when he comes after her for child support?? Kail doesn’t want anyone messing with her money but she loves to drag her baby daddies to court for child support. She made sure Jo and Chris paid her. Not sure what the deal is with Javi. I get the feeling their 50/50 arrangement says neither of them pays eachother.

  9. Delaware must be different than my state. I share 50/50 with my sons father and neither parent is required to pay when equal time is spent with the child. Neither of them should be paying imo since they’re both cashing in on the same tv show. Just sayin

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    All of this drama and child support for a quick orgasm. I bet Jo would take back that roll in the hay in a heartbeat LOL. Nasty Kail with tats from head to toe.

  11. If the roles were reversed, this wouldn’t even be an issue. I think it’s a huge double standard. Whatever parent makes more money typically pays child support even with 50/50 custody. If Kail was the father and not the mother, it would be expected for her to pay child support since she makes more money. I’m absolutely on Team Jo.

  12. Didn’t Kail file for child support against Chris? Is she hurting for money and he’s not? Then if I remember correctly she was aghast that in return for support Chris wanted visitation. Farrah and Jenelle are extra awful but Kail isn’t far behind. She has the same victim complex as Amber.

  13. Maybe I misunderstood. Is Jo filing to STOP paying or filing to receive from Kail?? I listen to her podcast and she mentioned several times that it was for him to receive child support, that she offered to give him back the money he’s paid since they’ve had 50/50.
    If they have 50/50 no one should be paying a penny!

      1. From what she said on the podcast, they had a court date set to get the child support stopped but until the court date he had to pay so she said she was giving that $$ back for that time.

        1. She said she was, but hasn’t paid him back any money even though it’s a year or so into 50/50. Jo is still paying as of this month.

  14. If had been a woman we would be telling her to get more child support.. I think Joe absolutely should go for more.. Why the h*** is he paying her when it’s 5050 and he makes less… How dare Kail to call him out when she is the greedy one still collecting the check even though she makes about 3 to 4 times more than! She’s unbelievable.

  15. So he’s filing to get rid of his payments right? So neither of them pay if they have 50-50, am I understanding that? And she’s trying to make it sound like he’s trying to get money from her?
    It should have been that way since the day it became 50-50.

  16. Kail is not always right! Jo is not being greedy. Kail is just being greedy, and selfish. Seems like kail can’t survive without constant drama, and fighting in her life. True victim mentality.

  17. Just another example of what a hypocrite Kail is. It’s just fine for her to collect child support; her own statement says it’s “greedy” if she were a man in the same situation. Good for Jo. He’s legally in the right here, and Kail deserves to have it shoved in her face.

  18. Child support is ridiculous. It helps a lot of moms but she doesnt need that much money from him a month. Especially if it what 50/50? Greedy B. Joe takes such good care of him. Why take that much mo ey from his family. Kail you have 3 baby daddies you leg spredder. All you wanted was babies not a stable family.to do that to those men was ridiculous and just horrible. Im sure they love their sons but i know 2 out of those 3 men would want their kids 24/7.

  19. Good for Jo. I remember when Kail mentioned this on her podcast. She let it slip that Jo is still paying child support despite trying to make it seem like he’s being greedy. She acted like it was all some understanding that he’s still paying child support. Collecting child support while complaining that the other person shouldn’t be entitled because 50/50 custody is some hypocritical bs.

  20. But Jo DOES get paid less than Kail……I don’t know what she is on about. Now that she is fine with Javi and semi-friendly with Chris, she has to fight Jo again?!

  21. I love how she is saying that IF the guy doesn’t “make less than the mother and they are in a situation that they need it, and its warranted…OK FINE…… ( would she POSSIBLY be referring to her LATEST baby daddy CHRIS??????????????? Whatever kailyn

  22. Both of them make a considerable amount from MTV. And if custody really is 50/50, they should seek no support from one another.

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