‘Teen Mom’ News Pile: Rachel Beaver Defends Her Parenting, Ryan Edwards Defends His Sobriety & More

“In the words of Jenelle, that’s ‘my child not yours!'”

From denying they’re an absentee mom, to denying their daughter is a hated, broke p0rn star, 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, Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant 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…

Rachel Beaver claims she’s her daughter’s main caregiver, despite what her mom says or what people see on TV. 

Another Battle of the Beavers…

On the upcoming season of ‘Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant,’ Rachel Beaver and her mother Stephanie Polo are once again butting heads in the Beaver Dam over Rachel’s parenting of daughter Hazelee. 


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In the trailer for the new season, Stephanie appears to be taking care of Hazelee while Rachelis off doing her own thing. After the trailer was released, showing Steph making a point to tell Rachel she has “her kid,” Rachel caught a lot of flak online from viewers who felt she was pawning her daughter off on her mom.

Rachel decided to take to Instagram Stories to share her side, insisting that her mother is only “helping her out, not taking care” of Hazelee. 

“My mom wouldn’t hesitate to tell y’all HERSELF that she doesn’t have [Hazelee] anywhere near all the time,” Rachel wrote on Instagram. “Don’t get me wrong, my mom has done a lot for me since having Hazelee and I do appreciate it but that’s simply just her helping out. Not taking care of her.” 

Rachel went on to tell viewers that they need to get their facts straight, claiming things are “much more dramatic” when the cameras are rolling. 

“Y’all really need to get your facts straight and quit assuming how peoples whole entire life and parenting is over a video,” she wrote. “When cameras are around, everything is so much more dramatic due to us KNOWING they are there.

“It’s pathetic asf I even have to explain myself but I’m not gonna stand for all the texts and comments saying she raises my kid and I never have her,” she continued.

“I ALWAYS have her.” 

Rachel also responded on Instagram to comments, explaining more about the day that scene was filmed.

“I literally asked my mom if she could watch her while I painted a room I was renting out & we happened to get into an argument and that’s what she said,” Rachel wrote. “I don’t leave her anywhere likes she’s anyone’s responsibility. I have always taken care of my child.”

She insisted that even Steph would agree that she was telling the truth.

“Yeah. It was for 1 night do I need @stephbpolo to tell you herself? I have my kid all the time, “wE kNoW” no. You actually don’t know. You know edited clips on a screen that’s all you know,” Rachel wrote.

Raise your hand if you’d prefer to just live alone…

Despite acknowledging that her mother does help out with Hazelee, Rachel slammed Stephanie in June for allegedly subjecting both she and Hazelee to verbal abuse. She also complained about Stephanie’s roach-infested home, claiming the home was dirty and smelly, and that Stephanie nor Stephanie’s husband were bothered by the state of their “nasty and unhealthy” abode.

Ryan Edwards Celebrates His Three-Year Sobriety Anniversary, Despite Maci Bookout’s Doubts That He’s Sober

Ryan talking to heroin…

Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney have expressed their doubts that Maci’s baby daddy, Ryan, is drug-free, but the former ‘Teen Mom OG’ dad told The Sun this week that he celebrated three years clean and sober last week.

Ryan— who struggled with an addiction to heroin and other opiates— insists that he has not relapsed, as Maci and Taylor have implied.

“I’ve been doing good with my sobriety. [August 19] was three years since I’ve been completely clean,” he told the website.

“Hugs not drugs, bro!”

As fans know, Ryan has gone to rehab (and jail) several times due to his addiction. During a Reunion episode that aired in September 2019, Ryan opened up about how his drug use started.

“Mine started out with painkillers and addiction wasn’t even thought of, ya know what I mean?” Ryan said, adding that once he tried heroin, he “never went back to doing anything else.”

During a 2018 Reunion show, Dr. Drew Pinsky took Ryan to task for not continuing his treatment with 12-step meetings, counseling and other methods to help him stay sober. Ryan told the Doc that the reason he couldn’t get aftercare is because he was on ‘Teen Mom OG.’

“It’s honestly hard to find a counselor because of this TV show,” Ryan told Dr. Drew at the time. “[A counselor] was like, ‘I’m not gonna see you because I don’t think the TV show and you are a good idea.’”

In his interview this week with The Sun, Ryan stated that he is still not using any sort of 12-step program or attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings, but he’s managed to stay sober anyway. 

“I don’t really go to meetings or anything, we’ve just got so much s**t going on and I feel like when I go to a meeting everybody just wants to talk about the show,” Ryan said. “[I’m] staying busy working with metal and building race cars…”

“I ain’t into meetings…or hairbrushing…”

Ryan’s wife Mackenzie also spoke to the website about navigating her relationship with Ryan while he was going through addiction.

“We’ve been through the best days of our lives on the show but we’ve also been through some of the worst…” she said. “We are in a happy place at the moment. Nobody is saying that we haven’t made mistakes, because we have. But I’m not going to harp over them or live in sadness or shame over the past five years.”

“There’s not a resource book or a handbook that tells you exactly how to deal with those things. Sometimes you make the right decisions and sometimes you don’t.”

Victoria Messer confirms she’s engaged to her to third baby daddy. 

“It’s time to live, raft, love, y’all!”

Less than a week after The Ashley broke the news that Leah Messer’s sister Victoria Messer is engaged to Royer Rodriguez, the father of her youngest child Cai, Victoria has confirmed the news herself on Instagram. 

Victoria revealed the proposal happened during a trip to Costa Rica– the place where Victoria and Royer met in 2019 and where Victoria became pregnant with the rafting instructor’s lovechild…while she was still technically married to her second husband.

She gave birth to their son Cai in 2020. 

The whole ding-dang Messer Clan went down to Costa Rica earlier this month to allow Royer to meet his son in-person for the first time. Royer also decided to use a trip to propose to Victoria. 

“IT’S OFFICIAL!! This past week with you has been absolutely amazing,” Victoria wrote on social media along with photos of her proposal and engagement ring. “This was the first time you met our son in person, and he reached for you like you were never gone. The bond was at first sight for both of you. I watched you care for our son, and seen your love for him and his love for you. I was blessed to watch the two of you fall in love with one another–such an amazing feeling with many emotions. I watched our families blend, and we all loved each other instantly. We are a beautiful blended family.” 

Victoria went on to tell her followers that her rafting-guide baby daddy popped the question August 26 by writing her “the most beautiful message in the sand.” (That was the same day The Ashley reported the engagement.) 

” …will you marry me and allow me to FaceTime you while the cameras are rolling so I can get paid?”

“ … of course, I said YES,” she added. “Nothing about our journey together has been easy, but it’s not always easy. After two-and-a-half years, our love ONLY continues to grow stronger. Everything about you is worth the wait. I knew I loved you when I met you, and I will continue to love you, for always.” 

This will be Victoria’s third trip down the aisle. She was previously married to Brian Jones– the father of her eldest daughter Cami– and Dominick Crapello– with whom she shares daughter Cerenity. 

Michael Abraham disputes that his daughter Farrah does p0rn, is broke & is hated by most ‘Teen Mom’ fans

Michael didn’t just wear the T-shirt; he COMMITTED to the T-shirt….

Farrah’s father Michael was not happy when folks on a ‘Teen Mom’ Facebook page recently accused the Backdoor Teen Mom of being broke– so, naturally, he jumped into the virtual boxing ring and fought for his daughter’s honor!

After a clickbait article about Farrah suing Harvard University was posted to Amber Portwood’s Facebook page, “haters” (as Mikey called them) started commenting that Farrah must be “broke,” a fact that Michael disputed. Later on in the Facebook fight, Michael even bragged about how much money Farrah got when she “settled out of court” with MTV after she was fired from ‘Teen Mom OG.’

(Michael is obviously referring to this lawsuit.) 

“Farrah did not get ‘booted from Teen Mom OG’…” Michael wrote in the comment thread. “It was wrong and when we put a $5 million lawsuit against them…MTV begged her to settled out of court because she was ‘wrong fired.’ And when did settle with them lol! $$$$”

In the same thread, Mikey implied that he and Farrah get paid whenever someone comments on their posts on Facebook and Instagram. (Um…?) It appears that he has been being tutored by Farrah, as his comments were all written in Farrah’s signature word salad “Farrah Speak” style.

“Every comment even the from haters we get paid $$ fir Facebook and Instagram,” he wrote. “I just try to stop the lies and get the real truth out there! Lol!” 

Michael fighting on Facebook…basically…

When someone else suggested that Farrah can’t be broke because she does p0rn, Michael denied that his daughter is involved in the adult industry. (Farrah has several adult films under her belt and is very active on OnlyFans…just FYI…)

“No p0rn,” Michael wrote.

Michael also disputed the comment of someone who claimed that “no one can stand” Farrah. He insisted that she “millions” of fans.

“Your statement is incorrect,” he wrote. “Millions of people love her and stand her…un like you and haters. Prove and fact…her following and all her endorsement contracts.” 


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32 Responses

  1. Either Michael taught Farrah all she (doesn’t)know OR Farrah hijacked his account.
    Either way they are all gross.

  2. MTV sure picked the bottom of the barrel when it cast Rachel and her entire family.
    The sad part is…..I truly believe that entire family and story line are all TRUE!? No fake drama needed to be inserted here.?

  3. Rachel needs to learn when you put your shit out there, get ready for all kinds of opinions. But, most of the opinions that people have of her are actually TRUE FACTS….lol.

  4. Michael Abraham is the creepiest father on the planet. He needs to stop.

    It’s not a big secret how Farrah makes her money nowadays, and s3x tapes, and er0tic items, and the “Dubai work”, doesn’t she also have an onlyfans?

    It’s real work, it provides for her family, and it’s hard to get out of that line of work once you get into it because the money is so good and fast.

    But Farrah mental health has taken a toll because of childhood trauma and also type of work can cause trauma.

    Michael will do whatever it takes to cash Farrah checks, even pimp out his daughter to Vivid.

    He is gross and just needs to go live with Amy and log off the internet.

    1. Creepy side note: What father takes their barely out of her teenage years to a porn industry company for her to sign a “back door video”? Yep, you guessed it.

  5. Take the damn drug test then that Maci wanted and see your kid…

    Rhine claimed he was doing suboxone ad hoc on the reunion, while also claiming he was sober then, so…..

    Taking suboxone whenever you feel like it, isn’t any definition of sober I have heard. If you are taking a doctor’s prescribed amount, regularly, as you ween yourself off, I can see how some make the claim that they are sober, but he’s not in the camp.

    Seeing how f*ck up he was on the last two seasons, that’s not sober.

    Also, so many actual celebs go to AA, and no one there goes to the tabloids and spills their secrets. You can go to AA meetings and just choose not to speak, get a sponsor, and follow the big book, and get a therapist who specializes in drug addiction.

    Rhine doesn’t want to be sober but wants the credit of being sober. He’s not fooling anyone, except maybe his wife.

    1. So much all of this! I love that Rhine thinks he is so much of a “celebrity” that everyone always wants to talk about the show when he goes to meetings. Seriously buddy. You’re barely a “g list” star and big name celebrities have been in AA for decades. Nice try but poor excuse.

  6. There actually is a handbook, Mac. It’s called the 12 Steps and you can probably find it in a thrift store or used book store.

  7. Yikes, I REALLY don’t like Victoria Messer’s engagement ring. It looks so tacky, twee, busy, and cheap with the hearts and scroll work and I do not understand the band of diamonds at the bottom of it. Is that attached? Was it sold as a set and he just forgot to hold onto the wedding band part until the wedding? It also looks like she’s wearing it upside down? A ring that only makes sense from one direction (I was going to say “looks good” but honestly I don’t think this looks good from any angle) is not a good ring in my opinion. Depending on how you’re holding your hand, either you’re going to see it upside down or everyone else is, and for something like an engagement ring that’s meant to be seen and shown off to others but is also meant to be looked at by you often to remind yourself of your love, it just seems like such a misguided choice. I bet she likes it though, she seems like the type of person who thinks an engagement ring with a heart shaped diamond surrounded by heart shaped scroll work, all in the shape of a crown is the epitome of romantic.

  8. If Ryan isn’t using illegal opiates anymore, I think he must either be on a methadone or suboxone program because he has looked super high many times since he’s said he got clean. And those are good programs if they keep you from using street drugs: you’re under a doctor’s care, you get a prescription for a set amount, you have to go into the clinic everyday at first to get your medicine and take it while they’re watching, and they usually also make you see a clinic counselor or take part in group therapy at the clinic, they also drug test you regularly, it costs significantly less than using street drugs, and depending on the state some clinics even do regular blood work and physical exams. People who are enrolled in a methadone or suboxone program are still considered clean/sober by most of the recovery community. So if it’s working, that’s good, but I’m wondering if he’s got a super high dose or was filming right after taking it, because he looked so out of it.

    Or maybe he got a doctor to prescribe him barbiturates, some kind of anti-anxiety med, and he’s basically just switched to that and maybe doesn’t always take it as prescribed, but since he’s not using his original drug of choice, he considers himself clean. Mixing methadone with barbiturates can also really amplify the effects of both medications. Maybe he has some amazing weed.

  9. Ryan is defending his sobriety, Michael is defending Farrah’s virtue… So who do we have standing up for the French monarchy and the Dodo bird?

  10. Has Farrah’s family always been this crazy, or am I just misremembering her 16&P episode? I remember thinking they were dysfunctional but not on a completely different planet.

    1. Remember when her mother was embarrassed and ashamed that she had pre-marital sex, because their religion didn’t approve of that? Lordddddd if they could’ve only known what was to come lmao

    2. YES!!!

      Deb asked Farrah date to go to heaven with them.

      Deb was charged with assaulting Farrah.

      Michael was arrested to threatening Derek (Sophia’s dad) with a knife when the they were on 16 & Pregnant. That’s why they didn’t talk about him that much, and the only reason the charges got dropped was being because Derek died.

      Michael was the one who negotiated Farrah $1 million p0rn0 with Vivid.

      Ashley (Farrah sister), stop talking to her after she tried to blame her for Farrah getting a DUI.

      YES, they are all crazy.

  11. That new show looks good. Lots of real actual drama, not fake “I’m buying a new house” bullcrap.

    Actual drama!! Ppl with terrible lives!!

    How long til the butt implants, though? They’re coming soon…

  12. Bloody hell, even Whatever Mykol is starting to construct sentences like Farrah does. They were rich before the show, I thought that implied he had some brains. Perhaps I was mistaken!

  13. Well, you know it’s quite a day here on The Ashley when Victoria “down the aisle again” Messer is the most sensible one in the article.

    Yeah ok Ryan. You’re sober. That’s a good one. Maybe you should go into comedy instead of doing “stuff with metal”. Also WTF does that even mean? He works on little projects in the garage? How OLD is he gonna get to before he decides it’s time to grow up and take care of his family? Those The Sun articles aren’t going to carry you into retirement bro.

      1. Not really, because Leah is the one financially responsible for Royer to be here if he doesn’t hold up his end of the bargain. She’s his sponsor.

  14. There was more interesting drama in that trailer for Teen Mom Y & P than there has been in the last 3 years of both Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2! Finally some REAL life! Im pulling for these girls!

    Ryan…if you’re really sober, why not get drug tests once in a while and shove them in doubters faces, and then they will shut up and you’ll get the respect you’re looking for? If you have nothing to hide, then go pee in a cup.

    Victoria….Third times the charm! Please join 90 day fiance, I’d enjoy that!

    Farrah….Seek help.

  15. 1. Can’t wait to see the Beaver drama.
    2. Ryan is likely his version of sober. No heroin but everything else is free game. And has he ever heard the saying thou doth protest too much?
    3. Farrah clearly is on Michael’s social media. She fails to realize no one has her special brand on incomprehensible writing. Either that or Michael is proof positive that listening to Farrah for extended periods of time does in fact make you dumber .

  16. On the part about the Beavers, I legit first read “in the trailer” as, “These are the goings-on in the Beaver’s trailer home this season.” ??‍♀️

    And Farrah obviously has control of the Michael’s social media, or else Michael is the most illiterate lawyer in Iowa.

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