Three little words from Briana — “f*ck the fakeness” — caused some of the… teen moms at the franchise’s first ever family reunion. So can the group dynamics be saved, or are there more battles on the horizon?
On tonight’s season premiere, Teen Mom OG‘s Maci, Cheyenne and Amber met teen mom 2‘s Leah, Briana, Jade and Ashley at a San Diego resort (plus guests Gary, Zach, Brittany, Bar and Chau) for “a spring break they never had.” At a welcome mixer, pleasantries were exchanged right at the gate, but there was visible tension between Jade and Ashley (remember that reunion?). And then Maci and Cheyenne brought in a life coach.
“There are a lot of problems we need to solve,” explains Cheyenne Bryant. “And there’s a lot of stuff we need to air out. I’m here to help you in any way I can, and I want us to work through what those issues are — not just within yourself, but what your issues are with the other castmates. ”
After the guests were asked to leave for the evening, the underlying beef quickly bubbled to the surface as Briana made her aforementioned statement. She was asked who the bold statement was against, and the mother of two did not hesitate to say it was against her fellow man. TM2 cohort Ashley. Ashley didn’t respond immediately and chose to listen as Briana explained herself.
“You said things I just don’t give a fuck,” Briana told everyone when old Instagram images of Ashley berating Briana (including a “punk-ass bitch”) showed up. “You don’t really know me, and I don’t know you either, so for making such big accusations and somehow making you feel, I think it sucks.”
Ashley went on to explain her actions and how she felt: The situation was “blown up” because they’re both on television, and if they’d had a chance to actually speak, the outcome would have been “different,” she said. Holly’s mother immediately said she was sorry and Briana accepted, but Jade, who has known Ashley for years (they have a Young and pregnant history), Ashley considered “fake as hell.”
“Whoever I see talking here is a different person than what I’ve experienced online,” Kloie’s mother said. “For the past two and a half years you tried to bully me online; you tried to put me down. You tried to say really toxic things, and I never really acknowledged it.”
Jade accused Ashley of being “two different people”, while Briana emphasized that she didn’t want Ashley to return to one way on social media and the other in person. When Jade referenced a post just weeks ago where Ashley made a comment about her body, Ashley went into defense mode. Coach B intervened and indicated that they may not be able to fix this right away; she then gave feedback to each woman.
“Briana, you came all the way out and let go, so kudos. Ashley, you took full responsibility,” Coach Bryant said, to which Ashley replied, “I should have contacted you.” But Jade wasn’t ready to put this to rest for the evening — and when Ashley started talking about “being a little girl who didn’t have her father,” Jade let loose.
“Okay, we all have our own f*cking problems!” Jade screamed. “Don’t attack me online.”
Security responded quickly and separated the ladies, with Chey approaching Ashley and Coach B pulling Jade aside. Jade calmly and tearfully recalled her protracted battle with Ashley, while Ashley stated that she “wanted to move forward”.
But when Chey said, “Jade can feel how she feels; Bri can feel how she feels,” Ashley quickly changed her tune, interrupting, “Absolutely — from a distance before I screw you up.”
Coach B brought the women back together, but the effort was futile once Ashley opened her mouth. Or as Leah put it, “So much is happening right now.” And sage is the solution!
“You bitches pretend to be f*ck,” Ashley began, prompting Jade to immediately yell, “Bitch, you faked me.” Again security had to intervene and the women continued to insult each other. Ashley’s response: twerking.
Dancing aside, it’s only night one, and peace between all women seems doubtful. But can Coach B help?
Ashley, Briana and Jade the women get over the drama and start fresh? Or will there be friction? Give your opinion, then keep watching Teen Mom: Family Reunion every Tuesday at 8/7c.