From surprising career goals to social media slams, it’s been another busy week for the stars/former stars of the Teen Mom franchise! In an effort to bring you up-to-date on the latest Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 news, The Ashley brings you the Teen Mom News Pile.
Here are some of the major (and minor but interesting) ‘Teen Mom’-related things that happened over the last few days…
Jenelle Evans Reveals Kids’ Ironic Career Aspirations
In a recent back-to-school Instagram post, Jenelle Evans revealed that her step-daughter Maryssa wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up. An interesting choice, considering that Maryssa’s father, David Eason, is not exactly Dr. Doolittle. In addition to (allegedly) shooting and killing the family’s French Bulldog just months ago, David has been accused of committing cruelty toward animals several other times in the past year.
(On the bright side, Maryssa is no longer the solo student of the Lil’ Eason Homeschool on The Land, so there’s that…)
In another ironic twist, Jenelle’s other photo in her back-to-school post revealed that Kaiser, her son with Nathan Griffith, wants to be a police officer when he grows up. This is, of course, a fitting choice given the reported 25 Emergency Service Calls that have been made to The Land in the last year.
“Oh the irony in the jobs they picked,” one follower commented on Jenelle’s post.
“A cop and a vet lol. Wonder why,” another wrote.
Leah Messer Fires Back at Jenelle Evans
In other Jenelle Evans news this week… the former MTV reality TV star spent some of her weekend defending her primo parenting skills online—- most recently by dissing those of a former ‘Teen Mom 2’ co-star.
When a Twitter follower called Jenelle out last week for feeling the need to “announce to the world that she’s a good mom,” Jenelle let the individual know she had no plans of changing her social media ways… ever so eloquently, of course.
Well guess what? I’m A DAMN GOOD MOM AND WILL SHOUT IT UNTIL YOUR EARS BLEED 🥳💓 https://t.co/enKcpWRMKp
— Jenelle Eason (@PBandJenelley_1) July 19, 2019
“Well guess what? I’m A DAMN GOOD MOM AND WILL SHOUT IT UNTIL YOUR EARS BLEED,” she shout-tweeted.
Another (bloodied-earred) user clapped back at Jenelle, pointing out that “good moms don’t get their kids taken away,” to which Jenelle then compared herself to Leah Messer.
So I guess Leah’s not a good mom? 🧐 She got her kids taken and given back just like me 🤷🏻♀️ https://t.co/WoStknpVVF
— Jenelle Eason (@PBandJenelley_1) July 19, 2019
“So I guess Leah’s not a good mom? She got her kids taken and given back just like me,” she replied.
As fans of the show may recall, Leah struggled with a prescription pill addiction in 2015, for which she sought rehab. During that time, Corey Simms, the father of Leah’s twins, gained primary custody of the girls while Leah was allowed to have weekend visits—-an agreement that was updated the following year.
In response to Jenelle relating her story to Leah’s, a follower jumped in to point out the difference between the two situations.
“Don’t you EVER compare yourself to @TM2LeahDawn. Your situations were not similar, she always had the rights to see her children UNSUPERVISED. Her custody agreement changed for a moment and that is all. Stfu for ONCE,” the comment read.
Leah went on to defend herself as well, advising Jenelle to cool it with the social media blasts and to instead focus on herself and her kids.
She’s gotta pin her troubles on someone… why not it be me? 🧐 Worry about what’s good for you and those babies Jenelle. Stop attacking people on social media. 👀❤️
— Leah D. Messer (@TM2LeahDawn) July 19, 2019
“She’s gotta pin her troubles on someone… why not it be me? Worry about what’s good for you and those babies Jenelle. Stop attacking people on social media,” Leah wrote.
Leah’s baby daddy and (sorta) ex-husband Jeremy Calvert joined in the online battle, bringing his, um, unique flavor to the argument.
“F**k miss Turkey gobbler…. north Carolina must have some dumb f**ks for judges….,” he tweeted, obviously in reference to a North Carolina judge giving Jenelle custody of her kids back earlier this month.
Jenelle “Turkey Gobbler” Eason has yet to respond to Jeremy’s tweet.
Sophia Abraham Defends Her Mom Against the Haters
In response to the #SaveSophia hashtag that has caught on with some Instagram users, Farrah Abraham’s 10-year-old daughter Sophia is assuring people that she’s actually living her best life under the care of the Top Celebrity In Our Nation.
Sophia (in what may be her first tabloid interview…insert eyeroll here) recently denied claims to TooFab that her mom often neglects her, adding that her mom is “always positive, she always makes me happy when I’m sad.”
“Our most mother daughter thing is vacations and traveling and we really just have a lot of cute moments together,” Sophia told the site.
Farrah’s daughter also had some words of warning to those bad-mouthing her mom.
“I hope you get karma later in life,” she said. “Don’t ever do that again because it’s wrong and we all know that it’s wrong and that should never happen.”
Kail Lowry Shuts Down Rumors That She Funded Chris Lopez’s Hawaiian Vacay
‘Teen Mom 2’ star Kail Lowry just spent three weeks (!) in Hawaii vacationing with Leah Messer and their kids. However, when Chris Lopez (the father of Kail’s youngest son Lux) flew to Hawaii to join in on the hula-ing fun, some fans accused Kail of footing the bill to have her on- and off- boytoy come to the islands.
“That’s cool she paid for you to go on vacation lol #bum,” one person commented on Chris’ Instagram.
Kail ultimately decided to set the record straight during an Instagram Live video with Chris, telling followers that not only did Chris come to Hawaii on his own dime, but that he also came without telling her.
“Listen, let me tell y’all something,” Kail said. “I’m so sick of y’all saying that I pay him to do this. … He paid for himself. I didn’t know he was coming out here. … I paid for me and my kids and that is it.”
Kail went on to also deny the rumors on Twitter.
I have no problem saying I’ve paid for a lot of things. Chris to Hawaii was not one of them.
— Kailyn Lowry (@KailLowry) July 20, 2019
“I have no problem saying I’ve paid for a lot of things. Chris to Hawaii was not one of them,” she tweeted.
(Is anyone else hoping that, if there was any Hawaiian humping going down while Chris was in town, he and Kail will name the resulting spawn Luau? It goes great with Lux!)
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(Photos, MTV, Instagram)