'Teen Mom 2' Recap: Kailyn Lowry & Jo Rivera's Angry Battle Over Child Support Heats Up

Tue, January 17, 2012 11:15pm EDT by 21 Comments

Leah receives a shocking letter from Ali’s doctor that changes everything, Chelsea finally lands a job, Jenelle can’t quit smoking weed and Kailyn’s ex Jo refuses to pay child support!

The Teen Mom 2 episode this week was less violent than the last time, but it wasn’t without the usual dose of tears, fights, kisses and adorable babies! Chelsea Houska has a new home and a new job, but Adam Lind‘s still the same loser. Corey Simms and Leah Messer are left wondering what to do after the doctor reveals some troubling news about Ali. Kailyn Lowry‘s baby daddy Jo Rivera would rather spend child support money on rap music than his son. And Jenelle Evans moves out because living with her mom makes her want to smoke weed!

Leah Messer: Corey and Leah get a letter from the geneticist which reveals Ali might have a skeletal condition, but it’s still unknown. Basically, it’s still a wait-and-see game. In the meantime, the couple discuss moving to a new place so Leah doesn’t have to travel to her mom’s for Ali’s physical therapy.

Chelsea Houska: Chelsea interviews at a tanning salon and scores a minimum wage job! Yay for her! But big surprise, Adam acts like a jerk about it. Her dad’s glad (probably because she’ll start contributing toward rent finally) and her mom offers to babysit. Chelsea’s upset Adam won’t change, but seriously… he won’t.

Jenelle Evans: “I’m not supposed to smoke weed, but it’s really hard with my mom nagging me,” Jenelle tells us. LOL. Jenelle decides to move in with her friend Tori (yes, the Tori of the racy girl-on-girl pictures) and Tyler. Her mom’s not sure that living with friends will be a good influence. “Turn your life around Jenelle because it’s really not good right now,” she warns. Kieffer writes Jenelle on Facebook — Booooo. Jenelle writes a grammatically confusing note back to him, but he was able to decipher it and shows up at her door. They get back together. Here we go again.

Kailyn Lowry: Kailyn filed for child support, and Jo’s not happy. “I don’t think it’s fair,” he tells his brother. “I could use that money for my music career.” Um, I think that money should probably go toward his son BEFORE his music career (Seriously, have you seen his rap video? Any money toward that is a waste). Jo owes $489 a month, plus back child support. Boyfriend Jordan suggests she sit down and talk to Jo about it, which is good advice considering they have to deal with each other for Isaac. Jo doesn’t think he should have to pay more because they aren’t together. Their convo gets heated. Looks like this fight will end in court.

-Anna Moeslein

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  3. Kailyn Lowry Celebrates Isaac’s Second Birthday — Cute Pics