‘Teen Mom 2’ is back with a new mom and new episodes on Tuesday May 4th! Ashley Jones, originally starring on ‘Teen Mom Young & Pregnant’ has joined the TM2 cast after former fan-favorite, Chelsea Houska, decided to leave the show.
“MTV’s Teen Mom 2 has been a big part of my life for almost 11 years. After much thought and discussion with my family and friends, Cole and I have decided that this season will be our last,” Chelsea explained back in November of 2020. “We are forever thankful to MTV and our crew, who are like family to us. We’re parting on the best of terms and will stay in touch long after this. We’re proud to have been able to share our story and are so grateful to the fans who have followed our journey from the beginning.”
Ashley recently spoke up on social media about her new place on ‘Teen Mom 2.’ “I’m happy to share my story so other little Black girls can relate,” Ashley said in an Instagram Live which was thankfully reposted to the Teen Mom Shade Room page. “Whatever they take from me, they take it. Or other little white girls, Mexican girls, whatever. I share my story for everybody but I definitely think that people are not used to a Black story on ‘Teen Mom.’”
Ashley will be the first black mom to be featured on ‘Teen Mom 2,’ which she discussed further in the video. “They’re like, ‘What the f*k? How ghetto!’ For me it’s worth it because, what I was going through, I never knew people were going through what I was going through … I’m happy to be here. I’m not going to quit because people don’t like to see me,” she said. “People are always like, ‘Oh, why is it about race?’ I don’t know. You tell me. … You tell me I’m ghetto but some of these b**ches – I ain’t gonna go there, but I’m just saying, it seems a little racist to me. But I’m going to be in the building and I’m gonna be Black.”
The sneak peek trailer shows returning moms Leah, Kailyn, Jade and Briana along with a few quick clips of Ashley and her fiancé Bar. Watch the video below and leave a comment letting us know what you are most excited to see this season!