From dealing with court woes to dealing with kitchen fires, 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…
Nathan Griffith Ordered to “Detox” By Court; His Wife May Posts About Her Own Court Troubles
Nathan and his current wife, May Oyola, are each dealing with legal issues, and both took to Instagram this week to share their feelings about what’s going on in their lives.
As The Ashley previously reported, May was arrested last month for allegedly committing domestic battery against Nathan. (Although the couple has been on-and-off since their 2022 wedding, they had been giving their marriage another try since at least December.)
May was arrested after allegedly hitting Nathan over the head during a fight in their Las Vegas home. A no-contact order was issued barring May from seeing Nate until at least April 8.
Earlier this week, May took to Instagram Stories to reflect on her current situation, writing that she has to find a place to live and that she can’t leave Nevada. (As The Ashley previously reported, May— who was living in Miami prior to this move to Vegas with Nathan— is currently being monitored by Clark County, Nevada’s PCU, as is Nathan, so neither can leave the state right now.)
“Looking for a place to live…suffering from anxiety…I’m stuck in this state…went through a horrible situation a few weeks ago…I received horrible news…” she wrote, adding in that she’s grateful for what she still has.
The incident with May also seems to have affected Nathan’s current probation for his 2023 strangulation charge. As The Ashley previously reported, Nate admitted to the cops that he was under the influence at the time of May’s alleged attack. This is a direct violation of Nathan’s Veterans Court probation terms for his 2023 attack on his sister, which forbid him from using or possessing alcohol or drugs.)
The Ashley can reveal that, 10 days after the incident with May, Nathan was ordered at his probation status check hearing to detox for 48 hours and place his service dog in a boarding facility during his detox, or be taken into custody. Nathan was ordered to begin his detox on January 17, and he appears to have done so.
Earlier this week, though, Nathan took to social media to sing the praises of his dog, whom he wrote is now his “girlfriend,” among other things.
“Never have I ever been this close to a female in my entire life LOL!” Nathan wrote. “She’s my service animal. My baby. My GF. She’s mamma and most of all my best friend.”
Nathan currently owes a balance of $1500 to the court as of press time. His next status check for his case is February 6.
Mackenzie McKee’s son Gannon accidentally set fire to their kitchen while Mack was on TikTok Live
Mackenzie’s recent TikTok Live was fire….literally.
Mack— who will next appear on Teen Mom: Family Reunion Season 3— was in the middle of a doing a Live video on TikTok on Thursday, when literal flames erupted to the left side of the camera. (Ironically, she had just said, “things can spiral out of control really quickly” about something unrelated to kitchen fires.)
Mack’s oldest son, Gannon, can be heard screaming, causing Mackenzie to look and then run off-camera to put out the flames, which viewers can see via a mirror in the background. The fire appears to get bigger, with light from the flames flashing on-camera. A hysterical Gannon then runs screaming into the camera’s view as Mack battles the flames and assures her son, “It’s OK!”
Viewers can hear as Mack swats the flames off-camera, all the while telling her son to stay calm and laughing about the inferno incident.
“OK! A little thing just caught on fire, oh my GOD!” she screams when she gets back into the camera’s view.
Gannon appears extremely upset, telling Mack, “Mom! The whole house just caught on fire!”
Mackenzie tries to end her Live, but isn’t successful, so viewers can hear as Gannon tells his mom that he doesn’t know how the fire started, but that it may have had something to do with him playing with a lighter.
As you do…
“I was just sitting there and I flicked the lighter, it wasn’t on,” Gannon said. “I was just sitting there flicking the lighter and it didn’t have a flame, though.”
Mackenzie then reveals that the flowers she had in the middle of their table were what started the fire.
“Why would I think that flowers could catch on fire in one second!?” Gannon asks. “And I didn’t even light ’em!”
Mackenzie keeps insisting that it was “just a little fire,” while Gannon disagrees.
Later, Mackenzie addressed the fire fiasco in another TikTok video.
“I’m always worried because people are really judgmental about moms,” she said. “I just want you guys to hear it from me first, because it’s probably going to hit the Internet. If you hear it from me first, maybe I can control the narrative just a little.
“So, life happens over here. I’m not perfect,” she continued. “I’m sure there’s a lot I did wrong in this situation.”
Mack assured viewers that she has always told her 13-year-old not to play with lighters, but he still chose to play with a lighter that was on their table.
“I’m on Live and next thing you know, boom! Fire!” she said. “So that happened, unfortunately, on Live. Fortunately, I was able to walk over and just take a broom and put out the fire. I’ve never dealt with that before. I’ve learned my lesson. I don’t want lighters in the house, not even candles. Nothing… I’m so thankful everyone’s fine.”
Kail Lowry’s Nanny Speaks Out After Allegedly Cutting Ties with Kail; Chris Lopez Offers His Thoughts
Kail is seemingly down yet another friend/nanny.
The mom of seven is reportedly feuding with Natalie, her longtime nanny and friend, leading the latter to take her frustration to social media recently.
Last weekend, Natalie took to her Instagram Story to post a meme calling out “horrible” moms.
“You’re a good mom on Facebook,” the meme read. “Too bad you’re a horrible one in real life.”
“Imagine that ‘fakery bakery’ moms,” Natalie wrote alongside the meme.
While Natalie’s comment didn’t call out Kail by name, a clip from Kail’s Coffee Convos podcast shared by @teenmomfanz on Instagram features audio of Kail using the term “fakery bakery” on her podcast–- a term which Kail has used rather often.
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Chris Lopez–- the father of Kail’s third and fourth children, Lux and Creed–- went on to share Natalie’s Instagram Story, while adding a shady comment of his own.
“Snapple facts. Now email that,” he wrote, referencing the fact that he and Kail only communicate via email.
While the reason behind Kail and Natalie’s falling out has yet to be revealed, the two were on good terms up until recently. Fans may even remember Kail even sharing a clip of her revealing to Natalie that she was pregnant with twins.
As of now, Kail has yet to respond to Natalie’s apparent call out and continues to follow Natalie on social media. Natalie is still following Kail on Instagram, as well.
On Friday, Natalie posted a series of memes and messages that seemed to be aimed at Kail.
“Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care,” one reads.
“Stop expecting honesty from people who lie to themselves,” another reads. (Natalie added her own comment of “This” to her post.)
Farrah Abraham Doles Out Unhinged (& Incorrect) Legal Advice to Teens
Self-proclaimed legal expert/alleged JD law student/word salad master Farrah Abraham continued her alleged crusade for pic-sharing pre-teens this week by taking to YouTube to talk about consent forms and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).
Just days after the fired ‘Teen Mom’ star accused a proposed Florida Bill that would keep kids under 16 off social media of committing “ageism online”, Farrah rolled out a YouTube video in which she shared her solution to issues regarding social media safety for kids…or something.
Through a series of instructions in which Farrah uses the word “consent” no less than 4,825 times, viewers are told how to “live your fullest relationships fearlessly with your own automated consent agreements process.”
Farrah then walks us through her three-step process of creating a consent agreement to send to any potential boyfriend/girlfriend/friend/person who breaths near you. She tells us that everyone has been doing consent forms “for decades” and frankly, we’re just impressed that she didn’t claim to have invented them herself.
According to Farrah, throwing together random documents found on the Internet makes them both official and legal, as long as you “pop them” into an app, “pop on” some signatures and fire it all off via email.
“I wish I would’ve known this when I was a kiddo,” Farrah states at one point.
Farrah’s video then gets downright uncomfortable, as Farrah encourages young teenagers to whip up one of these consent/NDA forms and send it to anyone they plan to send sexy photos to.
YES. YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY.
Farrah presumably believes that having someone sign one of these documents will prevent that person from sharing the “risky” photos the kid sends them.
Farrah states that if the person who you want to send the pics to refuses to sign her hokey NDA, then they might not be someone you want to send sexy pics to.
“ … If you’re a kiddo in middle school and you’re sending some risky pics, this is gonna save you and you’ll know from the jump if that boy or girl has your best interest,” she says to the camera. “Will they sign this, yes or no? If they say no, then that’s not the person for you to send risky pics to. Wink, wink; nudge nudge.”
“No. Not good for your self-worth, self esteem and self compassion,” she said, adding that kids should cut ties with other kids who refuse to sign this NDA.
“Next. Cut it clean. We’re not friends no more.”
The Backdoor Teen Mom went on to say that these straight-out-of-the-search-engine NDAs and consent forms are also useful for parents, as well as… sports teams?
“Everyone at every age needs to have, just like a doctor’s day 1 A-1 for kids, consent waivers and medical offices,” Farrah explained. (Can we get a welfare check on Farrah? Is she having a medical emergency and just stringing together random words at this point?)
Even Farrah herself-– the latest version, that is–- has made use of her copy/paste documents by making the current boyfriend of her 14-year-old daughter Sophia sign one.
“You don’t have to be a lawyer to know this,” she says. “Just use your laws that are for you.”
Watch Farrah’s calamity of a consent video below.
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