Kail Lowry is opening up about one of her most-dramatic Teen Mom 2 moments ever.
On the latest episode of her Coffee Convos podcast, Kail and her co-host Lindsie Chrisley were discussing how dramatic moments are typically edited for TV shows. Kail brought up one of her lowest TV moments— a 2012 ‘Teen Mom 2’ episode in which she was filmed shoving her then-husband Javi Marroquin during a fight. She was shown grabbing him by the shirt and screaming, “I want to f**king punch you. I f**king hate you.”
She immediately apologized to Javi, but Kail said that, even nine years later, her actions still haunt her.
“The whole thing with the Javi incident back in 2012, it’s not OK. I’m still in therapy, and I still talk about it and it still comes up. That is something I will regret for the rest of my life.”
Lindsie and Kail discussed how sometimes dramatic events are edited to create an even more dramatic scene, which they feel is unnecessary and often hard to explain to their kids.
“When I pushed Javi, that’s a real thing,” Kail said. “That really occurred, and that was really humiliating and embarrassing and immediately I put myself into therapy. But I can explain that to my kids now.
“If I was to [push him] today, and even if I did all those things- go to therapy and everything- how would I explain that? It’s just a little bit different. I know better. So I want to do better; 100 percent I can relate to that.”
Kail said sometimes she’s hesitant to allow MTV cameras to film certain things, because she is worried about how the footage will be used and edited.
“Over time I think I’ve learned certain things should be filmed and certain things shouldn’t be filmed,” she said. “But– if I’m being completely transparent– that’s more [because] my kids are old enough to Google and see these things.
“I think there’s certain things I still wouldn’t film, but not to not be transparent, but for purposes that my kids are going to be able to see this, and I don’t feel like I need it to be edited down a certain way and have to explain the edited version down.”
Kail stated that she would feel more confident about filming sensitive things if she was a show producer, because then she could have a say in how the footage was used.
“There are so many things,” Kail said, “that, if I had a Producer credit, I feel like I would even be willing to share things that I normally wouldn’t…”
“Because you have your hand in the editing,” Lindsie offered, to which Kail agreed.
“I think for something like [the Javi pushing scene], had I had a hand in editing [that scene], so that I knew it was going to tell the whole story…because I don’t think it did. Not that it would ever justify it— don’t get me wrong, definitely not justifying it—I could be more transparent about almost every f**king thing if I did have a hand in the editing so I could see how it’s going to be played out.”
After the episode aired during Season 4, Kail released a statement via Starcasm.
“I just want to publicly apologize in advance to my fans, and even though Javi and I have moved on from it, I want to say I’m sorry again to him and his family for letting my emotions get the best of me,” she said. “I know how humiliating that is for them and I’m humiliated myself.”
Javi and Kail went on to divorce in 2016. However, earlier this year, Kail stated on her podcast that she feels that they could have worked out their marital problems.
“Looking back, do I think it could have worked? Yeah, I think it could have worked,” she said. “But we were young and our love languages are very, very different….It’s very frustrating to deal with him in that way [because], when outside factors aren’t into play, we’re best f**king friends.”