From fighting on The Interwebs to following probation terms, 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 week or so…
Ryan Edwards’ Legally-Challenged Lady Slams Ryan’s “Almost Ex-Wife” Mackenzie Edwards On Social Media
Ryan Edwards’ current girlfriend and (literal) partner in crime Amanda Connor took to social media over the weekend to slam Ryan’s estranged wife, Mackenzie Edwards, possibly for recent comments Mackenzie said in an interview with The Ashley.
Mackenzie spoke to The Ashley last week after a video she posted on her Instagram Story featuring Ryan caused some people online to believe she and the ‘Teen Mom’ dad had reconciled; Mackenzie clarified that the video was old.
The mom of three went on to reveal that she and Ryan aren’t even on speaking terms, allegedly due to Ryan’s relationship with Amanda and the fact that the legally-challenged lovebirds “feel it’s disrespectful to their relationship.”
Amanda–- who met Ryan while the two were both in rehab–- went on to respond to Mackenzie on social media in posts screenshotted by the @TeenMomFanz Instagram page.
“Ryan’s almost ex wife is a b*tch she don’t know who she is f**king with,” Amanda— who obviously has something against commas and other punctuation marks—wrote. “She’s just mad that Ryan wants me now and don’t want her whiny baby a** now post that for her dumb a** to see !!
“Leave me the f**k alone I don’t play internet games,” Amanda wrote…on The Internet.
Amanda then went on to explain the real reason she doesn’t feel comfortable with Ryan speaking to his ex, before throwing one last insult Mackenzie’s way.
“The real reason I don’t feel comfortable with them talking it bcuz she wants more than coparenting !!” Amanda wrote. “Shady a** b****.”
Mackenzie has yet to respond to Amanda’s
internet games claims.
Nathan Griffith Gets Strict Rules For His Probation Stemming From Strangulation Court Case
Nathan’s wife, May Oyola, was recently arrested, but she’s not the only one dealing with legal issues.
The Ashley previously reported, Nathan is currently being monitored by Clark County, Nevada’s PCU as part of his probation. This stems from his charge of Strangulation from July when he allegedly assaulted his sister, Heather Griffith, by choking her and threatening to kill her. Last year, his case was moved to Veterans Court (due to Nathan being a disabled Marine), and now Nate is required to follow all the terms of his Veterans Court program, with his most-recent court check-in happening earlier this week.
The Ashley can reveal that on December 19, Nathan received a set of rules and terms at his court check-in. The terms included him paying a $1500 fine; completing the Specialty Court Program and abiding by all counseling and curfew requirements.
More importantly, Nathan is forbidden from using or possessing alcohol or drugs of any kind. (He has had numerous alcohol-related arrests over the past 10 years.)
Nathan is also required to submit to searches for drugs and alcohol on his person or property, and he must give his social media accounts and passwords to his probation agent. He is forbidden from changing his passwords, deleting messages or removing the phone’s SIM card without permission.
In addition, Nathan is only allowed to have one cell phone at a time, and his probation agent must have the phone number at all times. Nathan is not allowed to use anyone else’s phone, and no one can use his phone. Nathan was also referred to the Veteran’s Center for treatment.
Another check-in was held on January 2, where Nate’s attorney appeared for him and his status in the program was discussed. His next status check-in will be January 16.
Kail Lowry’s (Most-Recent) Baby Daddy Is Going Under the Knife
Elijah Scott, who welcomed three children– a son and boy and girl twins– with Kail Lowry within just over a year, will reportedly be getting a vasectomy to prevent the Lowry-Rivera-Marroquin-Lopez-Scott family from further expanding.
Kail– who is also a mom to sons Isaac (with Jo Rivera), Lincoln (with ex-husband Javi Marroquin) Lux and Creed (with Chris Lopez)– discussed the plan for Elijah to undergo a vasectomy on a recent episode of her Coffee Convos podcast as she and co-host Lindsie Chrisley reacted to a listener’s story about their partner’s failed vasectomy.
“That’s crazy and I am ordering a sperm count test and I just want to see where we’re at with Elijah,” Kail said, noting that she had never personally known anyone whose vasectomy had “failed.”
“When Elijah gets his [vasectomy], you know, I’ll be fixed as well, so I can’t honestly say that,” she added.
While Kail and Elijah have yet to confirm the arrival of their twins, Kail announced last month on her Barely Famous podcast that she was officially closing up her extremely high-functioning baby chute and planning to have her tubes tied–- something she planned to do once before, only to find out that she was pregnant and therefore unable to go through with the procedure.
“No more pregnancy, no more pregnancies, no more surprise pregnancies, unplanned pregnancies, pregnancy, surrogacy, none of it,” Kail said on the November 3 episode, which was presumably taped before the birth of her twins. “It’s all done. The chapter of motherhood will be closing as far as baby-making, but I’m excited for my kids.”
Kail also spoke about her post-
babybabies body goals on this week’s episode of her Baby Mamas No Drama podcast, telling co-host Vee Torres that in order to drop the baby weight, she’d need “to get Ozempic shots or something,” and that she is also planning to undergo “another mommy makeover,” calling her previous batch o’ body carvings “the best decision I ever made.”
“The worst decision I ever made was not waiting until I was done having kids,” she continued.
Kail recently admitted she wants to have her Dr. Miami-inflated rear end reduced and she reiterated this week that she also plans to get a breast reduction.
Ashley Jones is Saying Goodbye to Cast Drama in 2024
Ashley Jones is entering the New Year with a new attitude.
The ‘Teen Mom: The Next Chapter’ star revealed her 2024 goals during an Instagram Q&A this week, telling followers she hopes to mend relationships with her fellow cast members in the New Year.
Ashley, who has argued with fellow and former cast members–-including Briana DeJesus, whom she infamously spit on–- said on her Instagram Story that while she hasn’t been in contact with anyone from the ‘Teen Mom’ franchise as of late, she believes it’s time to mend things and move on.
“I have to move past all the drama for my own sanity,” Ashley told fans in a Instagram Story. “It has been a lot for everyone involved to endure. I’m hopeful that one day the [‘Teen Mom’] Fam can come together again.”
Ashley told fans that 2023 was “very hard” for her, as she had to learn “many things the hard way.”
“ … I think I realized that I was holding onto so much that I just had to let go,” she continued, possibly referring to her troubled marriage with husband Bar Smith. “In order to move forward and develop some peace I had to let so much go. I had to be okay with some things in order to experience new things.
“I’m thankful for 2023,” she added. “I’m happy it’s the past lol.”
The resident ‘Teen Mom’ twerker went on to reveal some of her other goals for 2024, which included only caring about things that are important, minding her business, staying focused and hitting the gym.
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