Ashley Jones and Bar Smith are allegedly out a job on MTV— and the Teen Mom 2 couple reportedly found out that they’ve been fired from the show by reading it on social media!
Ashley and Bar— who, over the years, have appeared on Young & Pregnant, Teen Mom: The Next Chapter and Teen Mom Family Reunion— reacted after reading on the @TeenMomFanz Instagram page that their storyline was not continuing for ‘Next Chapter,’ and that fired-then-rehired star Mackenzie McKee would be taking Ashley’s place next season.
(The Ashley is not confirming that Ashley and Bar are done, by the way. She is hearing a slightly different story.)
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As The Ashley previously reported, Bar and Ashley were supposed to appear on the upcoming third season of ‘Family Reunion’ (alongside Mackenzie and her boyfriend Khessy Hall and other franchise couples). However, The Ashley’s sources stated that Ash and Bar were kicked off that show before they ever made it to the house where the other cast members were filming.
The couple had not been fired from the franchise at the time; they were simply booted from ‘Family Reunion.’ But, according to @TeenMomFanz, Mack is replacing Ashley on ‘Next Chapter’ as a full-time cast member.
Bar and Ashley reacted to the news in the post’s comments.
“Crazy way to find out you was fired,” Bar wrote. “Welp it was a good run with yall. Thank for supporting us.”
He also asked fans to not take their anger out on Mackenzie.
“Y’all gotta give Mack a break it ain’t her fault,” he wrote.
Ashley also seemed to be sympathetic to Mackenzie, who was getting lashed at online for “stealing” Ashley’s spot on the show.
“Be easy on Mac guys. Nothing is her fault,” she wrote.
(Ironically, years ago, Mackenzie also got the same “ghosting” treatment that Ashley and Bar are getting currently from the show’s producers. Mackenzie was never officially “fired” from Teen Mom OG; the producers simply stopped calling her and scheduling shoots with her. Eventually she figured out that she wasn’t returning to ‘Teen Mom OG.’)
Fans even commented on the situation in the comment section of the original post.
“So they ghosted Ashley for the girl who was originally ghosted by them? Lmao this network is nuts,” one person wrote.
“They ghosted Ashley the same way they ghosted Mackenzie. It’s only a matter of time before they ghost someone else and beg her to come back. I said what I said!” another commented.
Mackenzie has been very outspoken in the years since she was given the ax about how poorly she was treated by the producers and MTV.
The Ashley will have more info on this soon…stay tuned.
(Photos: MTV; Instagram)