This season’s reunion special will be different than most ‘Teen Mom OG’ reunions! There was a short supply of ‘Teen Mom’ stars at the taping this past weekend (March 3 & 4) in NYC with Dr. Drew. Only 2 of the moms were able to make it to filming. We all know that Farrah Abraham was fired from the show this season (which we should get to FINALLY see on next week’s episode). However I thought MAYBE they would have her on the reunion just to recap the season. But nope! Farrah hit up the Oscars instead.
I know a lot of you are not huge fans of Ms. Abraham but her dress was pretty phenomenal.
Amber Portwood was also unable to make it to NYC. Her boyfriend Andrew explained on Instagram that she could not fly due to her pregnancy. I’m not sure why considering she’s not as far along as Chelsea and Jenelle were at their last reunion show but her Doctor recommended she not attend. That all being said she was able to video in for her portion of the show and sent a basket of autographed ‘Teen Mom OG’ duckies for the audience members.
Catelynn almost wasn’t able to attend since she has been in a rehab facility for depression and anxiety. Thankfully she was able to leave treatment so that she and Tyler could be at the reunion. “Finally home and it feels so good!” she announced on Instagram last week.
Lastly Maci and Taylor also were in attendance… along with Ryan and Mackenzie! I’m definitely interested in seeing everyone come face to face after a lot of avoidance this season. So far no crazy drama has been reported about the reunion so I’m assuming everyone kept their cool! It will still be very interesting to hear what everyone has to say.
In case you haven’t heard, ‘Teen Mom 2’ star Jenelle Evan’s husband David was recently fired from the show after sharing extremely insensitive and homophobic tweets. The network cut ties with David and have stopped communication with Jenelle Evans until they decide what to do about her continuation of the show. (according to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup)
On Sunday March 4th Jenelle announced over twitter that the daughter she shares with David will not be filming for ‘Teen Mom 2’ after the season that has already been filmed.
“Ensley will not be appearing on #TeenMom2 after this season. Keep up with me on IG for updates of the gorgeous little babe” -Jenelle Evans
Fans were left speculating about her reason for not allowing Ensley to film. Most fans agree that it’s most likely David that does not want his daughter to be filmed for the show now that he’s been fired. However Jenelle did tweet&delete about not allowing her other children (Kaiser and Jace) or David’s other daughter (Ensley) to film anymore either. Perhaps to get the attention of MTV? If Jenelle is able to keep her children from filming that would mean they would no longer be receiving paychecks for those children OR David. So maybe that’s why she deleted those tweets. Everything seems to be up in the air right now.
We will have to wait and see what happens regarding the other children but as of right now Jenelle and David are not going to allow at least Ensley to be on the show. What do you think of the couple’s decision to stop Ensley from being filmed?
Last year MTV was casting for a new season of ’16 and Pregnant.’ This time they had planned to follow 4 girls during their pregnancies over a full season instead of having a new girl for each episode so the show would be formatted more like ‘Teen Mom.’ Which I thought would be a great way to dive further into detail about pregnancy and all the hardships that can come with it for a teen girl. Apparently though, this idea has since been abandoned.
According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup: MTV’s new Executive of Original Content, Michael Klein says they “haven’t really looked at that, to be honest.” The network is more concerned with giving the fans more seasons of ‘Teen Mom’ and ‘Teen Mom 2.’
“There is a very devoted audience for those series,” he said. “As long as our audience is seeking it, we listen to our audience.”
So while we wont be seeing any new teen moms any time soon (Which is a good thing right???) we will be continuing to see the stories of Maci, Farrah, Catelynn, Amber, Jenelle, Leah, Chelsea and Kailyn. For as long as they keep signing contracts anyway!
Midway through ‘Teen Mom OG’ season 5 Maci Bookout decided to remover her son Bentley from the show when she found out that Farrah Abraham was going to be brought back on by MTV. He didn’t appear on the rest of that season the whole situation caused a lot of tension and drama between Farrah and Maci.
Thankfully though we WILL be seeing Bentley in the upcoming season of the show. We caught a few glimpses of Bentley in the new Extended Trailer and according to WetPaint.com (who was lucky enough to watch the first new episode already!) Maci explains right off the bat why she has decided to allow Bentley to film.
While Maci and Bentley are getting their mics on in the first episode Maci says “that people know who he is anyway (with or without association with Farrah), so she made the executive decision for everyone to film as a family this time.“
Yay! We will see the adorable Benny and his new baby sister Jayde in the new season!