Love, Lies & Betrayal! The 'Teen Mom 2' Finale Reunion Was Heated & Heartbreaking!

Wed, April 6, 2011 5:15pm EDT by 16 Comments

The ‘Teen Mom 2′ reunion special was full of tears, drama & emotional outbursts! Tell us what you thought about the intense special!

Custody battles, abusive relationships, and a brief stint in jail! The first season of Teen Mom 2 brought bigger drama, more meltdowns, and dealt with deeper issues than anyone expected! Tensions exploded during the reunion April 5 when Dr. Drew confronted the four young mother’s biggest issues.

For the past few months, we’ve watched Leah Messer, Jenelle Evans, Kailyn Lowry, and Chelsea Houska struggle to beat the odds as teen moms and work to create better futures for their babies. They’ve had to juggle motherhood, boy drama, and pursuing better futures before they even turned 20 years old. Their fast tracks to adulthood was harder than what they were prepared for and we saw them all falter under the pressure.

Now that they’ve told their stories to the world, these four girls are taking the stage to defend their actions and repent for their bad behavior on the finale special.  Check out what’s been happening in these teen’s lives after the cameras stopped rolling, and tell us what you think!

Leah Messer: Watching Leah gush about her relationship with new husband Corey Simms was adorable, and we’re glad that despite their young age and hardships, they still have a strong relationship. Only 20 percent of teen moms marry their baby’s daddy, and we’re glad Leah has beaten the odds. Not everything in Leah’s life is a fairy tale, though. It was heartbreaking to hear her talk about the frustrations of not knowing what is wrong with Ali, and how scared she is for daughter’s future. Leah did clear up the rumors that they’re trying for another baby: She’s looking to expand her family, but not right now.

Chelsea Houska: Unfortunately, Chelsea is back with her verbally abusive and philandering boyfriend, Adam Lind. I was really disappointed she went back to him, because it’s not a healthy relationship for her or the baby. It’s hard to feel bad for her though, because as Dr. Drew suggested, she is stuck in a cycle of abuse and it will never get better until she chooses to leave him for good. Watching them quibble over how often they have broken up in the past 60 days just reaffirmed the point that they have no business being together. We’re just glad Chelsea has such a supportive family, and hope she realizes that she can do so much better than deadbeat Adam.

Kailyn Lowry: Kailyn is such a success story of a young girl persevering through a tough situation. Despite all the hardships she has encountered she is now supporting herself in her own apartment, she is going to school, and she holds down a job while being a mother and a girlfriend. My heart has always gone out to Kailyn because she seems like such a sweet-hearted girl, and it was difficult to watch all the drama ensue between her and baby daddy, Jonathan Rivera. It’s sad to see him lash out at her with such harsh words, but we’re glad she was strong enough to get out of that verbally abusive relationship and find support in someone new. We think her new boyfriend Jordan Wenner is a perfect match, and a real stand-up guy for stepping into a messy situation and being committed for the long run. Also how cute is it that she is his first girlfriend and he loves her!

Jenelle Evans: I am not a huge Jenelle fan, but watching her confrontation with her mother on the reunion special was heartbreaking. I think that Jenelle needs to get her priorities in order, her temper in check, and ditch her low-life boyfriend, but it was pretty cold for her own mother to tell Dr. Drew on national television she was not lovable. Especially after Jenelle admitted to being insecure about not feeling loved, and that being the reason why she is always bouncing from guy to guy. I think Jenelle needs some tough love and a reality check, but she didn’t deserve to be treated that coldly by her mother on TV. I hope Jenelle and her mother work through their issues, because until they do, she will only continue to spiral out of control and lose all motivation to be a good mother to her son, Jace.

Dr. Drew did a great job at mediating the reunion and bringing to the surface important issues that girls across America face. All the teen moms admitted to inner insecurities of being abandoned, unloved, or failing which explained mistakes, motivations, and fears. The show also touched upon the importance of birth control, and what methods the girls are using to prevent pregnancy now that they fully understand the dangers of unprotected sex.

To all the show’s critics, I think this season really drove home the point being a teen mom isn’t easy.  All four of those girls had stories of immense struggle, sacrifice, and sadness that made me grateful for the opportunities I have as a girl their age without a baby. Tell us what you thought of the Teen Mom 2 Reunion special? Who is YOUR favorite mom?

Nicole Fukuoka

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Luanne Sjostrom

Posted at 4:12 PM on July 16, 2014  

I hope Kailyn’s kids end up treating her just like she treats her mom!

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Twins

Posted at 10:54 PM on April 7, 2011  

All the girls from teen mom are dirty and need to mature fast, if you realize during all the episodes their house was a mess and dirty laundry was all over their houses. Come on get a grip and clean up aren’t they ashamed of how they look on t.v.

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abc

Posted at 8:52 PM on April 6, 2011  

How many teenage Jennifers were pregnant in the 1980′s? During the 1980′s the high-schools were filled with a lot of Jennifers. I’m sure one of them were pregnant around 14-18.

It is the most popular name for teenage girls in the 1980′s!

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Kathy

Posted at 1:55 PM on April 6, 2011  

I think Jenelle’s mother loves her more than anything. If she didn’t love her she wouldn’t care what Jenelle did. Only someone you care about can stir your emotions the way Jenelle stirs Barbara’s. Jenelle doesn’t give her mother enough time to say anything positive to her because soon as she is doing well she is messing up again. Parents have to love their kids enough to tell them when they are messing up and doing wrong not just the good stuff.

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CHARLOTTE SPEAKS

Posted at 1:12 PM on April 6, 2011  

Kailyn is the only one who has any ambition and follows through on everything. She is to be admired. Chelsea is a loser with Daddy complex. How is she paying for rent? Money from the show? Oh great! That’s why lowlife Adam creeps back into her bed. She is stupid. Jenelle is a lost cause and should be axed from the show. She does not need to be paid for criminal violent behavior – not to mention recklessness. Leah is on Medicaid. Didn’t you see the Medicaid voucher in the plastic mail holder on the door of her baby’s room at the doctor’s. MTV specially showed that. And how is Leah helping? She should be working full time to pay for 3 therapists for the twin. I feel sorry for the twin but none of these teen breeders are capable of raising functional children.

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Jennifer

Posted at 11:59 PM on April 7, 2011  

You have a very messed up view of things.

Leah DOES work full time, she has mentioned it in the reunion and some of the extras on mtv.com, and Corey works full time as well. Just raising two babies is a full-time job and she does well with it. And I don’t care who you are, raising one baby while both parents work full-time is beyond difficult even when you aren’t a teenager, imagine two. And besides, what is so wrong with being on Medicaid especially when you are working? Sometimes, no matter how hard you work you still need help. It has nothing to do with hard work. Some of the hardest working people live below the poverty line.

There is merit to all their struggles. Who are you to criticize them, really? Its not like you know everything that is going on in their lives, you only see certain things MTV chooses to show on TV to make the most entertaining show.

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jessica

Posted at 2:53 PM on July 11, 2011  

jennifer i agree with yu lyke seriously who are you to critize them yu try being as teen mom nd dealing with twins who cares if she has medicaid she needs all the help she can get for the baby

 
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Sadie

Posted at 12:51 PM on April 6, 2011  

Does anyone else believe that Kail plays victim and is very sneaky and manipulative? I find it so strange that her mom supposedly didn’t want to help her out but is now in the course of a few months her biggest supporter. I think Kail made a lot of things up so she could live with Jo’s family who had more to offer (better housing, financial support, etc…) than her own mother.

Also, I don’t think that Barbara was wrong or should be looked at as a bad mother. She’s definitely shown that she has tried everything she can to help her daughter. Jenelle IS a mean and resentful person. I believe her when she says it’s not Jace that brings her home, it’s the need for shelter. If Jenelle wasn’t being filmed or constantly watched, I firmly believe she WOULD leave Jace behind. She only says she stays for Jace because she’s not stupid and knows that is what people expect her to say.

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stephanie

Posted at 4:19 PM on April 6, 2011  

I agree with it about Kail playing victim and her mother tought her well to be a gold digger. Remeber the show where she told Jordan she had no where to go, she was like waiting for him to say come live with my family we will takecare of you. And did you all miss how her face turned red when Jo said she was sleeping with him in his bed after she moved to the basement? Oh, i mean Joe’s mom said that. and Kail was with Jordan at that time, told him on tv that she was not with Joe anymore. I think she lies an was caught on live tv last night in one of her many lies. SLUT!!!!

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Courtney Webb

Posted at 11:14 AM on April 6, 2011  

Oh and amanda i agree but as of right now i still dont think she will ever get her kid with a mother like that and blaming her mom will never help out. she needs to see her kid needs her and her mom cus unfortenatly she will never get it in her head that she is always going to be considerd a bad mom.

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amanda

Posted at 10:32 AM on April 6, 2011  

Jane you are so right. Jenelle has nothing positive to get her on the right track. She loves her son very much, and every time her mom starts to yell, notice that she walks out the door. She knows it’s not good for Jace. Jenelle- get your life on track, because you are allowing your mother to do to your son what she did to you! Get Jace back and protect him from all the negativity and yelling or he will have the same problems! Why don’t people see that Jenelle is really still a child, and children become what their parents make them for the most part! Jenelle’s mom is poison. If we could go back to before Jenelle got pregnant, I bet we would see her mother yelling at her, telling her she can’t do things- etc. She got pregnant to feel love from her baby’s father. He left her, and her mom is terrible, her boyfriend is terrible and will sell her out for cash. People even obviously set her up to get in that fight which is floating around the internet-It can’t be more obvious- the girl was pushing her! They want Jenelle’s cash and they know she is very emotional from the life she lives. She literally has nothing positive but that baby who is being kept away from her. Jace is all she needs right now.

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bwall

Posted at 8:44 AM on April 6, 2011  

Dr. Drew let that douche Jonathan Rivera off too easy. I think he should have asked his mother, “If another man spoke to your daughter the way Jon talked to Kailyn, how would you feel?” He isn’t sorry and he’s also been arrested for pot. One day Isaac is going to see and hear what a jackhole his dad was, and mind you, HE CAN’T TAKE IT BACK. It’s already out there. He’ll have to live with that. And he’ll never win Kailyn’s heart ever again. Maybe he needs to hang out with Adam. Don’t get me started on Chelsea…exchange Adam for a GED and some commmon sense.

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amanda

Posted at 10:35 AM on April 6, 2011  

Agreed. His mom just sits there and gives him a dirty look and tells him to be quiet. Maybe that’s why he has learned he can do whatever he wants. When he told Kailynn she was trash- did he stop to think that he is trash for talking to her like that? And that HE has NOTHING it’s all given to him from his parents who for some reason live in a nice house but they are all trash and must have inherited it or something because they sure don’t seem intelligent enough to have a decent job. Maybe the whole family sells pot to make money.

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Bellasmomma1207

Posted at 12:44 PM on April 6, 2011  

seriously? your going to say jo’s family doesnt seem intelligent? How ignorant do you sound, you have no idea how hard his parents work or what kind of life they have. How about aknowledge the fact they took in some 16 year old girl who was nothing to them. In hispanic culture, if your parent work hard and have a better life for themselves they give it all to there children. Hispanic mothers dont care if your 45, with kids or a dead beat in jail, your their kid and if they dont support their children who will. Jo must have a job to give kailyn her money for school, dont be judgemental when there a plenty of people who live with their parents well through college or not until their married with their own family. Just because hes on tv, its a problem. Shes selfish for not allowing them to know where she lives, she was selfish in no apperciating them taking her in. My brothers made stupid choices to have children early and do you think my mom would have move their girlfriend in with no problem as long as your respect her wishes. People cant possibly think thats so extreme. To me, shes a user and wants pity from the world. Yeah she has steped up as a mother but she has alot of maturing to do. Be proud of who your becoming but dont shit on the people who helped you when you had nothing. No matter what, they are your sons family!

 
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CHARLOTTE SPEAKS

Posted at 1:17 PM on April 6, 2011  

Dr. Drew is a dorky little wuss. He just had to drop the F bomb to look cool after he encouraged Jenelle to spew venom at Keiffer. How does that help anything. Does anyone else think Dr. Drew is in way over his head.

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jane

Posted at 6:44 AM on April 6, 2011  

I thin your SO wrong about link Jenelle. I think she was wrong when her baby was first born to to out and leave her babies responsibility with her mother, but after a while Jenelle realized that she needed to be there for her son. the problem is her mother is so negative! She doesn’t need tough love! She needs positively. As a mother Jenelle felt like crap because everything she did was wrong in her mothers eyes. Her mother complained about the way Jenelle put the baby’s clothes on, about how she played with him about everything !! She didnt allow Jenelle to be a mother! She stripped away her confidence! She should guide her and if she put clothes on HER baby, then let her!! Jenelle mother yells too much and has her own issues but she is sooo critical of Jenelle that its left jenelle with zero confidence. the love that she should have from her own mother, the one person that means the most to her, she doesn’t get the tender love thats she needs. And on top of that now her mother has taken control of her son and uses it against her. She doesn’t seem positive at all. Her mother constantly tries to tell her thats why your not getting your kid back. In Jenelle eyes she think, if I don’t get my kid then screw life. Jenelle cares about her baby. I think she wants love from her mother. But I also think she feels powerless. Because her mother wants all of the control no matter what. She doesn’t allow Jenelle to grow. Even when Jenelle is doing good she complains she has something negative to say. I feel bad for Jenelle. I think Jenelle was better off taking her kid and going into a shelter. At least it would have forced her to keep her son as her priority, it would have made her feel in control in her life and she could mother and love her son without someone trying to get in between her and her son.

I know what it feels like to live with a mother like Jenelle mother. My mother was the SAME EXACT WAY. and I acted badly because I felt like my mother hated me. I felt like I wasn’t worthy of love. And I felt like if my own mother doesn’t care about my life why should I? Therefore I didn’t care about my life or the choices I made because I felt worthless. Jenelle doesn’t need tough love. She needs someone to tell her that she’s not always BAD AND THAT SHE’S LOVED. And it should be from her mother.and if her mother won’t do that, then she really needs to get her son back. If she had her son and she was allowed to mother her own child without someone getting in the middle , believe me she would get her priorities in order.

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