Teen Mom News Pile: Maci Bookout Gets Shady, Kail Lowry Talks Getting Back with Javi Marroquin & More

“I’m fixing to get on the Internet and get petty!”

From getting back together to getting shady, the stars of the ‘Teen Mom’ franchise (both past and present) have been keeping themselves busy lately! In an effort to get you up-to-date on the latest 16 and Pregnant, 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 have happened over the last week or so…

Maci Bookout Throws Major Shade at “Someone” She Feels Is An Absentee Parent 

When you’re feeling like a large helping of shade with just a pinch of petty…

Maci revealed her true feelings about absentee parents this week, taking to her personal Facebook to send a message to “someone” with whom she co-parents with. Maci shared a message written by former ‘Married At First Sight’ star Chris Perry, and added her own personal thoughts to it.

“You can’t love a child you never check on,” the message reads.

“Say it louder…” Maci wrote.


The message was almost certainly directly at Ryan Edwards, with whom Maci shares son Bentley. Maci has stated for years that Ryan is an absentee father, although Ryan and his family have claimed in recent years that Maci has purposely kept them out of the loop and away from Bentley. 

“But Maci sure does!”

As The Ashley previously reported, the Edwards Family was let go earlier this year from ‘Teen Mom OG,’ after Maci and her management team went to the network’s higher-ups and insisted that her storylines focus on her ventures, rather than Ryan and his family. (You can read all about that here.)

Kail Lowry Says She’s Not Ruling Out Getting Back with Ex-Husband Javi Marroquin

“Be right back, gonna go get a ring just in case…”

Kail and Javi divorced back in 2017, but the ‘Teen Mom 2’ stars are currently enjoying a period of peace in their often-chaotic co-parenting relationship. While Kail insists that there’s nothing romantic happening between her and Javi currently, she recently said that she’s not ruling out giving their relationship the ol’ WaWa try again!

In a new interview with Hollywood Life, Kail— who shares son Lincoln with Javi— said that she’s not looking to date anyone right now, but if she was, Javi isn’t being ruled out as an option.

“I won’t say that we will never get back together because I feel like never say never, but I do really like where we’re at right now,” Kail told the site. “We’re getting along and having our space and things like that. I just don’t — I’m honestly just not looking for a relationship with anyone. But, I’m not going to say I would never get back with him.”

“So…are you saying you’re ready and willing to move to Delaware…well, my part of Delaware, I mean?”

As The Ashley reported, Kail and Javi recently teamed up for a variety of things: to put on a series of kiddie football camps…and to verbally annihilate Javi’s other baby mama (and Kail’s nemesis) Lauren Comeau, whom Javi recently accused of assaulting him. 

Kail told Hollywood Life about the kind of person she wants to date. (She did not mention whether or not they should also have a roomy backseat and be a card-carrying member of the WaWa Preferred Customer Club!) 

I want someone who is wanting their space to where we don’t have to, like, spend all of our time together, because obviously, I have four kids. And my first priority is them. So I just want someone who’s not like clingy but can be a companion when I don’t have my kids with me.”

“As long as you let Big Papi jam the clam every once in a while, we’re good!”

Should these gas station parking lot lovers ever make their way back to each other, don’t expect them to celebrate with another over-the-top aquarium wedding like they did when they got married the first time. In March, Kail revealed on her podcast that she and Javi spent $35,000 on their first wedding, and that she “would never do it again.”

“If I was ever to get remarried, I would want a small intimate destination wedding where if you could pay to come, come, if not, that’s fine, we’ll just do our own thing,” Kail said.

Dr. Drew defends Britney Spears’ dad Jamie amid #FreeBritney movement.

Where’s that “I’m a Slave 4 U” snake when ya need it?

Dr. Drew Pinsky took a break from almost grilling cast members on ‘Teen Mom’ reunion specials to publicly defend Jamie Spears, father of Britney Spears, amid the singer’s conservatorship war.

The comments were made this week during Dr. Drew’s appearance on Candace Owens’ show, during which Dr. Drew said he supported Jamie’s decision to place his adult daughter into a conservatorship, The Sun reports.

“It’s rare that a family member steps up, takes up a conservatorship,” Dr. Drew said. “That saves somebody’s life.”

While Dr. Drew said he believes both Jamie and Britney’s psychiatrist “did an amazing job,” he said Britney should be able to try life sans-conservatorship at this point.

“Now that was then,” he said. “She does well for 10 years. She’s entitled to try some time outside the conservatorship.”

“Trust me, I’m the host of the ‘Teen Mom’ reunions a doctor.”

Still, Dr. Drew said he believes that because Britney’s father and psychiatrist haven’t made that call themselves, “is a hint that things aren’t good for her psychiatrically.”

“There’s something wrong right now because if things were going well she should be able to get out of her conservatorship,” he added.

Dr. Drew’s comments about Britney didn’t sit well with some of her fans, who in turn, headed to the reality TV doctor’s social media to air their grievances, with some even suspecting that Dr. Drew had been paid to publicly defend Britney’s dad.

“Britney’s dad did not ‘save her life’ he exploited and abused her,” one person wrote.

“How dare you say that bully saved her life! #FreeBritney,” another commented.

Nikkole Paulun talked about how breastfeeding gets in the way of self-tanning

“Having a baby shouldn’t keep you from having orange-hued skin!”

Nikkole— who starred on the second season of “16 and Pregnant” way back in 2010 but has continued to somehow stay in the spotlight— discussed the hard-hitting issues surrounding breastfeeding.

On Friday, Nikkole tweeted that breastfeeding her kids has put a damper on her self-tanning schedule. Nikkole recently gave birth to her third child, a baby boy named Bodhi. She told her Twitter followers that she can’t use fake tanner when she’s breastfeeding, because she doesn’t want to repeat an incident that happened while breastfeeding her second child, Ellie.

“I hate that you can’t fake tan while breastfeeding,” she wrote. “I made that mistake once with Ellie and she had a fake tanned face for like a week.”

Nikkole is ride-or-die when it comes to her self-tanning. In fact, back in 2014, Nikkole tattooed a local tanning parlor’s logo on her leg in order to score free fake tanning for life. 

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  1. Why is Nikkole being posted? She pretended to have a stillbirth to get attention in the media, she’s trash.

  2. *Grandma Says* Kail is leaving a trail of cookie crumbs on the porch for the Milkman, but the Milkman doesn’t know the Baker and Farmer have a key for the back door.
    I am not sure what that means, she told me to think about it.

    1. Lololol😅. Thats actually hilarious. It means she is hinting to Javi that he has a chance to get back together with her meanwhile she is still screwing Chris and any other man or woman that smiles at her.

  3. DISCLAIMER: I am NOT a fan of Ryan Edwards as the gum that’s stuck to the bottom of my shoe is higher up in class than he is.

    Maci needs to stop already. Stop bashing your son’s father. It’s not that hard to keep your mouth shut. It’s wrong to continue this never ending Ryan drama. At this point, I seriously believe she’s addicted to the drama part of that relationship with that whole family. Let’s be real. Name one episode where Ryan wasn’t the major storyline for her. She has nothing to offer that would keep her on the show nor would she be getting that hefty paycheck either if she didn’t have something negative to say.

    Maci- YOU CAN’T LOVE A CHILD IF YOU KEEP BASHING HIS FATHER……is that loud enough for you?

    1. 👏. This is so on point. I feel sorry for Bentley because it must be awful having a mother that is constantly pointing out how much of a bum your father is and reminding you how she gave your half siblings a perfect father. Bentley is smart and articulate. He knows what kind of father he has. He can tell Ryan how he feels. She is publicly bashing Ryan just to get her name back in the news and get her twitter followers back up by reminded the world that Ryan still aint shiat. We know that.

    2. Hey, I get it. My kids dad is a POS too. I bitch about it to friends. I DON’T bitch to my kids about it. I DON’T post about it online. Not everything needs to be put on social media. All of these girls are just so fucking mentally and emotionally stunted.

  4. Maci, let it go.
    You can’t shame Prince Valium into being an active dad. And he doesn’t care about your tweets. Let it go.

    Kail. Eww. And shame on The Ashley for “jam the clam”– the stuff of nightmares.

    Nikkole will NEVER admit to what shes done. She just wont. There will never be a day where she sits down and pens a letter about why she faked a still born.

  5. Kail. Javi. Stop it.
    Why do these men keep going back to her? She must have a mouth like a good Hoover.
    Nikkole shouldn’t even be reported on. She is the most vile human. She faked a still birth and still refuses to apologise. And if you bring it up on her socials she blocks you.
    Maci, we get it. Ryan ignores Bentley. You got them all fired. Now move on.

  6. Kails really getting back at Lauren. First she joins the company Lauren works for. Now publicly saying she may get back with Javi. Kails so petty. Another note whys Kail trying to be Chelsea? First getting into the wallpaper business. Now building a new house. Making videos just like Chelsea did of the new house. Can everyone say Petty B. Chris isn’t putting out. Kail has to go to old reliable Javi.

  7. Kail is legit SO trashy! She’s just as bad as that Beaver girl, she just has more money. You can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer park out of the girl.

    1. She broke my heart in the trailer park
      So I jacked the keys to her f**kin’ car
      Crashed that piece of shit and stepped away

      stay lit

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