‘Teen Mom’ News Pile: Leah Messer Defends West Virginia, Chris Lopez Says He & Kail Lowry Discussed Doing a Podcast Together & More

“I love me some West Virginianseses!”

From defending their home state to defending their mom’s questionable parenting, 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 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…

Leah Messer Says She’s Tired of People Making Fun of West Virginia

“Like, it really gets on my ding-dang nerves, y’all! We ain’t all hicks ’round these parts!”

Leah says she’s sick of people making fun of her home state!

During an interview Friday with The Raspy Voice Kids podcast (which is based out of West Virginia), the ‘Teen Mom 2’ star mentioned that one of her biggest pet peeves is when people poke fun at her for being from West Virginia. 

“I think [what really gets under my skin is] what everyone does about West Virginia in general…there’s a stereotype around West Virginia,” Leah told the podcast’s hosts. “Any person who is from West Virginia, especially on a bigger platform, I feel like we’re stereotyped in a lot of ways.”

The Ashley feels attacked!

Leah, who hails from the town of Elkview in The WV, says she’s trying her derndest to tell people how great her state actually is.

“I think there’s so much beauty in West Virginia…and I continue to highlight that on my social media, and on the upcoming season [of ‘Teen Mom 2’],” Leah said. “And that’s what I’ll continue to do because I think it’s something people need to see more of.”

During the 20-minute interview, Leah also talked about an upcoming project she’s launching in October. While she refused to say what the project is exactly, she did mention that it has “some pretty cool co-hosts.”

So…she’s basically confirming this is happening

Chris Lopez Says Kail Lowry Wanted to Start a Podcast with Him When They Were Getting Along

“Yeah, that probably wouldn’t make a good podcast episode…”

Chris and Kail are currently at odds (again), but not too long ago things between the contentious co-parents were going well…so well, in, fact, that they were even talking about teaming up on a project.

On a recent episode of his P.T.S.D. Pressure Talks with Single Dads podcast, Chris revealed that, at one point, he and Kail were getting along so well that they were talking about teaming up to do a podcast.

“You know what’s f**ked up? Me and [Kail] were getting along,” Chris told his co-host Bread. “We were getting along, and it was to a point where [she] started about talking about [us] doing a podcast together.”

As fans know, Kail already has two podcasts— Coffee Convos, which she hosts with Lindsie Chrisley, and Baby Mamas No Drama, which she hosts with fellow ‘Teen Mom 2’ star Vee Torres.

Chris said he’s a bit bummed that the Kail/Chris podcast never happened, as he felt it would have been good for their co-parenting relationship.

“That would have been a lit-ass podcast…that s**t would have been beneficial,” he said.

“Not as lit as this though, of course…”

“Say we had a beef, like now, you dead-ass face-to-face say what the hell you gotta say.”

On the same podcast episode, Chris stated that he believes that Kail chooses to not get along with him, and that this is evident because she’s able to get along with her other baby daddies, Javi Marroquin and Jo Rivera.

Sophia Abraham says she doesn’t need to be “saved” from her mom, Farrah Abraham; Farrah’s behavior continues to suggest otherwise.  

“Sophia is totally FINE! Tell them Sophia…tell them!”

Farrah Abraham’s longtime questionable behavior has fans calling for the former ‘Teen Mom’ star’s 12-year-old daughter, Sophia, to be rescued, but the tween insists she’s in good hands.   

The mother-daughter duo addressed concerned “fans” this week on social media, The Sun reports, insisting the “#SaveSophia” campaign was not needed.  

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“ … I got a bed, I got a roof, and I’m fine,” Sophia told viewers on social media in a clip screen-recorded and reposted on TikTok by @royaltysmommy909. 

Farrah then jumped in the video to steal the spotlight reiterate Sophia’s claims, although she seemed a little confused as to what was going on.

“Oh my god, I got a bed and a roof and I’m fine and I eat and I sleep and have good mental health,” Farrah said. “I’m, like, overall an amazing person.” 

“I only Farrah Speak the truth! Right, Soph?!”

Sophia then interjected to mention the “Save Sophia” campaign. 

“They’re talking about Saving Sophia,” Sophia tells her mom, to which Farrah responds with what we can only assume is her attempt to be funny.

“Saving Sophia. Is that like Saving Private Ryan?” Farrah asks. “Did I miss the show? That’s what I thought. I just confused you all cause I’m THAT good of an actor.“ 

“Maybe you’ve seen one of my films…?”

According to Farrah, she’s not just a good actor, but also a good mom.

During a recent episode of E! News’ Just the Sip podcast, Farrah bragged about her stellar parenting skills and how prepared she is for Sophia’s inevitable wild teenage phase. 

“Sophia’s got an awesome mom and I’m ready for her crazy years,” she said. 

Earlier this summer, Farrah allowed Sophia to pose with a pregnancy test on social media and then defended that decision, claiming “young ladies” should “be competent” and “play around with the fun pregnancy tests.” 

“Pee on it,” Farrah said. “And wow– you’re not pregnant!”

Seriously guys… #SaveSophia.

Kail Lowry & Vee Torres apologize after being called out for making light of having COVID-19 on their podcast.

“So I guess we should scratch the COVID Queens merch we were planning to release… “

After declaring themselves “COVID queens” on the August 3 episode of their Baby Mamas No Drama podcast, Kail and Vee were hit with a wave of one-star reviews, with fans calling the hosts out for not taking the virus seriously.

In response to the criticism and negative reviews they were racking up, Kail and Vee addressed the issue on the most-recent episode of their podcast, apologizing to anyone they had offended.

“ … We are incredibly sorry for last week’s episode,” Kail said. “We definitely didn’t mean to offend anybody. I think we were just trying to make light of what we personally were going through because, what is the saying? You have to laugh so that you don’t cry? We obviously know that so many people have been affected by COVID and, ya know, it was never our intention to offend anyone.”

Vee added that she and Kail “never intended to downplay the severity of COVID.”

During the original episode, Kail and Vee revealed they were both recovering from COVID, which Kail said she believed she brought home following a trip to the Dominican Republic with her kids. The two also talked about their various symptoms on the podcast, with Kail revealing that all of her four children had tested positive for COVID-19, as well as her ex-husband, Javi Marroquin.

More controversially, the hosts jokingly called themselves “COVID queens” during the episode. (The original title of the episode was “Quarantine Queens” but it was changed after the negative comments started pouring in.)

During the episode, Kail and Vee discussed recent and upcoming travel plans, which didn’t go over very well with many of their podcast listeners– many of whom criticized the two for their “tasteless” behavior.

“These girls are so privileged to live in a country where they have access to healthcare,” one person commented on the girls’ podcast. “My brother died of covid alone in a hospital where he couldn’t be taken care of. This is a slap in the face to everyone that has lost a love one due to covid.”

“…except maybe one time…”

“I cannot believe two fully grown adult women laughed for an hour about having covid, one multiple times, and spreading it,” another comment read. “It isn’t a joke and while you may have got lucky and only had a cold many other have died or have lifelong complications because of it. Shame on both of you and anyone who supports this behavior.”

Other one-star reviews called the Baby Mamas No Drama hosts “gross,” “garbage,” and “disgusting” for the comments made during the since-renamed “Quarantine Queens” episode.

While apologizing for their previous episode, Vee explained why she and Kail were laughing about their COVID situation.

“ … This is just a place where we come and we take a break, ya know, we all come here and we laugh,” she said. “We kind of take a break from the world for an hour and we chat as girlfriends and that’s all it is.

“I don’t get it? Why aren’t they laughing with us?!”

“But if you were offended or anything, we’re deeply sorry,” Vee continued. “Our hearts go out to all of you and, you know, if you guys are going through anything and if your lives have been affected by the pandemic, we’re truly sorry. We’re also thankful for each and every one of you.”

You can listen to Kail and Vee’s apology below, via this clip captured by the Instagram account Teen Mom Shade Room.

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12 Responses


  1. “Any person who is from West Virginia, especially on a bigger platform, I feel like we’re stereotyped in a lot of ways.”

    In other words, I’m bigger and better than everyone else over here so don’t include me in THAT group.

    Ridiculous comment.


  2. It’s not like Leah has ever tried to show WV in a good light on the show. She has talked about all kinds of negative things there like the serious opioid epidemic, the normalcy of girls getting pregnant at 13 or 14 (remember when she said she thought she was doing so great when she was 16 and hadn’t ever been pregnant yet?), kids driving before they have licenses, most kids smoking and drinking at an early age, kids not being encouraged to go to college, etc. But now she wants us all to see it as this beautiful, healthy environment? Ok whatever Leah.


  3. That episode was disgusting. Just shows how out of touch they are with reality, which is ironic as they are on a reality tv show…


  4. I’m over the podcasts. How narcissistic to want to hear yourself talk.

    Chris always trying to get a check off someone.

    Good for the reviewers to lay into Kail but I’m sure she still doesn’t get it.


  5. Are people begging for these PODCASTS??

    Am I missing something??

    How on earth do some of these single parents have time to do MULTI podcasts a week, traveling to some, glamming for some, etc?

    I dont get it.


    1. Lots of single parents have jobs. The podcast is their job. I’m sure they find childcare while they work just like any other parent.


  6. If you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Kool Whip on the side, you might be from West Virginia.

    stay lit


  7. Do you think that Leahs eyebrows will be hailed as one of the great beauties of WV?

    Why do Chris and Kail think anyone wants to hear what they want to say? They are not that interesting just incredibly dramastic and tragic.

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