Emotions were high but drama was low during the Feb. 10 episode of ‘Teen Mom 2’ as the moms deal with turning points that included starting over with someone new, a life-changing diagnosis, potentially buying a new home, and improving their co-parenting skills.
The Teen Mom‘s are definitely going through some major life changes this season! While Leah Messer decides to sell her and Jeremy Calvert‘s home, Jenelle Evans settles in with boyfriend Nathan Griffith, Kailyn Lowry goes house hunting with her husband, and Chelsea Houska brings Aubree to her first day of pre-school.
Leah Messer Decides To Sell Her House While Corey Struggles With Ali’s Diagnosis
While Leah’s ex Corey Simms has their daughters Ali and Aleeah for the weekend, she comes to the realization that selling her first home with husband Jeremy Calvert is necessary if Ali is going to need a wheelchair in the future. Leah spends an afternoon with her mom Dawn discussing Ali’s diagnosis and Jeremy having to rush out of state for work, which causes Dawn to have an emotional breakdown.
Leah’s mom admits how difficult it is to watch her daughter struggle with Ali’s diagnosis and Jeremy being away for work, but Leah is unresponsive because she is so emotionally exhausted from everything going on in her life. Leah starts looking for new homes and calls Jeremy for his opinion, and they both agree that they need to do what’s best for Ali — even if that means selling their first home together.
Once the decision is made Leah delivers the news to Corey who finally admits to Leah that he completely disagrees with Ali’s diagnosis and thinks they should call the shots and not the doctors. Leah becomes unresponsive again and it’s clear that his denial is forcing her to hold back tears.
Jenelle Evans & Nathan Griffith Settle Into Their New Home
Jenelle and Nathan finally find a suitable home to rent that’s right on the beach and has an extra bedroom just for her son, Jace. We get a few moments of comedic relief from watching Nathan get distracted by cleaning up dog poop as Jenelle is forced to unpack their moving van all by herself.
The first room the new couple decide to organize is Jace’s, and Jenelle makes it clear she is hoping to get sleepover privileges with Jace. Once the place is set up nice, Jenelle invites her mom Barbara Evans to bring over Jace and check it out.
Barbara seems really impressed with how nice the house is, and even suggests that Jace bring some of his toys over to keep in his new room. During a second visit a few days later while Nathan is also home, Barbara shares that she thinks Jenelle is definitely ready to have sleepovers with Jace. Barbara is thrilled that Jenelle is finally on the “straight and narrow” with Nathan and she doesn’t have to worry about Jace’s safety if left alone with her.
It’s a really nice turning point for Jenelle, and hopefully will help improve her relationships with both Jace and Barbara.
Kailyn & Javi Make An Offer On Their Dream House
Though Kailyn is currently facing a custody battle with her ex Jo Rivera over their son Isaac, her husband Javi Marroquin starts looking at houses near his military base. At first Kailyn is hesitant to get too involved in house hunting just in case the judge doesn’t allow her to move Isaac out of state, but after taking a trip to Javi’s military base and visiting the house he found for them, she decides that they should make an offer before it’s too late.
Both Kailyn and Javi agree that if they buy the house and the judge ends up saying no, they will have to re-sell it and make other plans. Kailyn takes time to work on planning her wedding ceremony with her Maid of Honor Peach while Joe has Isaac for the night, but ends up discussing the custody case the whole time.
Eventually, Kailyn tells Javi that if the sellers accept their offer on the house and they end up closing before the custody case is resolved, she will just move Isaac out of state until a judge tells her she is not allowed to.
Chelsea Invites Adam To Aubree’s First Day Of Pre-School
Chelsea is still struggling with allowing her ex Adam Lind to have more consistent visitation rights with their daughter, Aubree. However she is taking the necessary steps towards improving their co-parenting relationship which is obvious when she invites Adam to join her in picking Aubree up from her first day of school.
The special day also coincides with her 22nd birthday, which Chelsea needs to remind Adam of. Even after being reminded that it’s Chelsea’s birthday, Adam asks Aubree if she wants to spend the day with him. Chelsea is quick to intervene so that Aubree doesn’t get her hopes up because she’s already made birthday plans that include her spending the evening with her daughter.
Meanwhile, Adam tells his expecting new girlfriend Taylor that he is looking forward to the birth of their daughter, Paisley, because he’ll get the chance to be a full-time dad which he missed out on with Aubree.
HollyMoms — What did you think of tonight’s episode of Teen Mom 2?
— Lauren Cox