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Farrah Abraham: That Drug Test Was FAKED and Bristol Palin is STILL Stalking Me!

Farrah Abraham went on Face The Truth and, when she tested positive for barbiturates, emphatically did not face the truth.

In a new interview, Farrah continues to claim that the drug test somehow produced a false positive.

She's also doubling down on her claim that Cheyenne shouldn't have been cast for Teen Mom, and that Bristol Palin is stalking her.

Farrah Abraham sat down for an interview with Jenny McCarthy, because water will always find its level.

"I literally did call my doctor because during my training I’m not allowed to have any of that in my system," Farrah protests.

As The Ashley notes, she is referring to her training for her November boxing match.

"If something is in my vitamins, or my drink supplements, or something like that," Farrah says. "I have to know about that."

As we all know, gummy vitamins come loaded with barbiturates. Breath mints are laced with coke. Chewing gum is basically just meth. (That's sarcasm, folks)

"I’m high energy!" Farrah continues. "I can’t be relaxed when I’m doing all my workouts so I was very confused."

"So basically that was a faulty test…" Farrah claims. "It’s like, I’m a mom. I do very much know what I’m having."

Again, Farrah is spinning this as if people believe that she is taking barbiturates without realizing it.

Then, she spins a theory.

"It was like a pee test," Farrah says. "I said that I was on my period but they took that as ‘hey, she must take a muscle relaxer or something.’"

Farrah believes that she was set up: "It’s like they took advantage of information."

"I take nothing for anything," claims the woman whom many feel should be medicated. "In real life, there’s nothing in my system."

They also address Farrah's belief that Bristol Palin is copying her, and Bristol saying that they're nothing alike.

"That’s OK. I really like being like myself. I’m very proud of myself," Farrah says.

"I hope that she and her children equally have a good situation…" Farrah says, before saying: "But that’s like ‘white girl interrupted.’"

That may be the funniest thing that Farrah has ever said.

"She moved to the same city as me, kind of does the same things as me," Farrah explains. "I don’t know what that is, but that’s a little scary!"

"Oh, Single White Female?" Farrah says when Jenny corrects her. "Either one! I don’t want any crazy stuff or people copying me or living where I live."

For the record, there are something like 950,000 people living in Austin. We suspect that none of them are there out of a desire to copy Farrah.

"I never exploit my child," Farrah claims. "I know what I’m doing and to value my daughter’s safety and for her own lifestyles and passions and careers."

Sophia is 9 years old, so careers is a weird choice of words. But that's what you'd expect from Farrah.

Farrah defends Sophia's social media presence, saying: "All of the kids, and friends in her age group, are all doing the challenges, the Musicallys, all these fun apps."

Misical.ly is an app liked by younger Gen Z folks, though it has its creepy side.

"Also, my daughter’s an influencer on some of these apps so if it’s all safe and it’s all fun," Farrah explains. "I don’t see the need of someone attacking me."

Farrah also explains why she no longer speaks to her former co-stars on Teen Mom OG.

"Sadly, because of all their jealousy and animosity or something, I have just turned my cheek and kept moving on," Farrah claims.

Farrah, who accused Viacom of committing hate crimes against her after she was fired, is portraying herself as Christ-like.

"Running forward is the best thing to do from ‘Teen Mom.’ I wish them all well with all their new kids and pregnancies," she says.

Again, she talks about turning the other cheek and in the same breath cannot resist trying to shade them about having a lot of children and pregnancies.

Farrah continues to insist that casting replacements for her was "not appropriate."

"I would say it’s not appropriate, for both Bristol and…the other woman who has joined," Farrah says, pretending that she doesn't know Cheyenne's name.

She explains that other women who tried out for Teen Mom were asked if they were fans of the show, and fans or "groupies" as Farrah calls them were excluded from casting.

"I would say it’s inappropriate because, when you’ve been watching a show, and you know what it’s about," Farrah begins.

Farrah continues: "and have been hovering around for so long, I don’t think that’s authentic to what the show’s about."

"I feel like Cheyenne and this other person [Cory Wharton], who was on MTV, definitely collaborated," Farrah theorizes.

Farrah claims that they "had a child and knew there was a space open and could be on ‘Teen Mom.’"

"Bristol, she’s been around," Farrah says vaguely. "She’s been to public speaking engagements with Maci and I."

"I really feel like they’re in the same category as those women who were chosen not to be on the show because they were ‘Teen Mom’ fans," Farrah has decided.

"That’s the reason that I say what I say," Farrah concludes. "It’s kind of a sad case."

Now, part of the reason Farrah went on Face The Truth in the first place was that she was having issues with her mother, Debra Danielsen.

"I am definitely speaking with my mom," Farrah affirms.

In fact, Farrah notes: "She’s actually going to be at the fight November 10 in Atlantic City."

"If there’s anyone who can show me love, and if there’s anyone who can make me upset, it’s my mom," Farrah explains.

"I’m happy that she’s there because if I get all worn out," Farrah says. "She can pump me back up again."

Since when has Farrah ever gotten tired of fighting?

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Kailyn Lowry: Teen Mom 2 Effed Up My Kids for LIFE!

It's all but impossible to not love Kailyn Lowry. Whether she's clapping back at ignorant mom-shamers or slamming homophobes, she's the real MVP of Teen Mom 2.

Well, Kail has written a book, A Letter of Love.

And we now have our hands on some excerpts in which she worries that Teen Mom 2 has ruined her children's future.

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The Ashley got a hold of Kailyn's new book, and parts of A Letter of Love look more like a confession.

"My kids have no idea how blessed we are financially," Kail admits.

She notes that this success comes "at the cost of my privacy and humility."

"Of course," she remembers. "It’s for them."

She explains that, when it comes to wealth, "I don’t want them to be spoiled in that way."

Kailyn Lowry and Her Book, A Letter of Love

Though her estimated net worth is (allegedly) in the range of $1.5 million to $2 million, Kail has other concerns for her boys.

"I want them to be spoiled with culture and experiences," she writes in her book.

"And," Kailyn continues, she wants them "to know that there is life outside our hometown of Dover, Delaware."

"My kids don’t know any life different from the life they have now," she laments.

(That is a normal part of childhood, folks -- for the wealthy and for the impoverished)

Kailyn Lowry and Her Books, A Letter of Love

"I’m afraid that this is going to set them up for failure," Kail confesses.

Of her boys, she writes: "They don’t understand the concept of working."

One day, she worries, her sons will need to understand that one must work "in order to obtain what they need or want."

Kail might not have a 9-to-5, but it's untrue to say that she doesn't work.

"I’m working on this as a parent," she adds.

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In parts of her book, Kailyn addresses her precious sons directly.

"I want you guys to be able to have everything," Kail writes.

"But," she continues. "I also want you all to know the value of a dollar."

That makes a lot of sense! A lot of parents of means find themselves struggling to find the right balance.

"And," she adds, she wants them to know "what it means to keep moving and working hard for the things you want and need."

Kailyn and Her Family

Kailyn also speaks to baby Lux, specifically.

"Since I had your brother, Isaac," Kail writes. "Remaining on television has presented quite a unique dynamic for our lives."

"I’m thankful," she says. "But sometimes I am regretful."

"Overall, I am thankful for the opportunities," Kailyn reflects.

"However," she says. "Being in the public eye allows for opinions and judgment from people who don’t affect our family…"

Kailyn Lowry in Cut Offs

"I’m sure you will wonder why I say that and what it all has to do with you?" she asks.

"The truth is that I want you to be prepared," Kailyn explains.

"You may hear things about me or your dad," she warns. "Or you may hear things about your family and life in general that may not always be true."

"This," she continues. "Is my attempt to set the record straight for you."

Plus, she can always answer their questions in person.

Kail and Isaac

"I must publicly apologize to my boys for some of the stuff in the media that they are going to read about me," she says.

It's not her fault that people say these things, but it's her "fault" that she's famous, after a fashion.

“I’m not sorry for doing the show," she writes. "But I am sorry for not being fully aware of how things were produced."

"I’m sorry for some of the things that have been done on the show," Kailyn adds.

Kail then makes a hefty admission: "I haven’t always made good choices."

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"Many of my bad decisions, mixed with the production of a reality show, don’t always air according to how things really happened," she notes.

Kail then admits: "I have to face the truth one day."

"My boys are going to be able to Google me and find things about me that may not be favorable," she worries.

"However," she continues. "Those things don’t define who I honestly am."

"I want my boys to know that I am human," Kailyn affirms. "And I want them to know that I have made some mistakes, despite my best efforts."

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If Kailyn is looking for reassurance, she deserves some.

First of all, it's normal for children to learn about work as they grow up.

They don't need to see some cartoon dad with a briefcase leave at 8am every day to grasp the concept.

Second of all, from her reality TV appearances to her many other ventures, from product endorsements to her own products to writing this book, she works.

Kailyn Lowry, Three Sons on the Beach

As far as her children learning things about her one day ... that's part of growing up.

You don't have to be a celebrity to have lived through scandals.

Most of us just learn about them when we're adults and our family is drunk during the holidays. Her kids can find out through Google.

You can order Kailyn Lowry's book, A Letter of Love, online.

Bristol Palin: Teen Mom is ALREADY Destroying My Family!

Teen Mom OG has added Bristol Palin, and Bristol's family dysfunctions are obvious.

But apparently what viewers are seeing on camera is only the tip of the Alaskan iceberg.

A new report says that Bristol's family is clashing -- and Bristol's new TV role is at the center of their feud.

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RadarOnline's inside source has revealed that Bristol Palin's family is being torn apart by her new role on Teen Mom OG.

Some within her divided family think that it's a "great opportunity."

After all, this way, Bristol gets exposure and a hefty source of income -- we know how sweet that Teen Mom money can be.

Not everyone is onboard with Bristol's newly revived reality TV career, however.

And apparently the biggest critic of her casting is her new brother-in-law, Ricky Bailey.

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Ricky married Bristol's sister, Willow, just days ago in what was reportedly a sweet ceremony in Alaska.

Bristol ditched the ceremony.

Apparently her issue was over her brother, Track, being invited.

Track has a history of arrests for domestic violence. 

Not-so-fun fact: he ended up missing Willow's wedding himself because he was arrested for domestic violence yet again.

But Bristol skipping the wedding is only one factor in her current family troubles.

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"Ricky is so against having cameras around," the insider reveals.

MTV's cameras followed Bristol for Willow's bachelorette weekend in Arizona, and it wasn't exactly Willow's dream come true.

"Willow didn’t approve of the cameras filming for her bachelorette weekend," the source says.

"But," the insider continues, she "ended up giving in to Bristol.�

“It was more of a favor," the source characterizes.

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That favor ended up costing Willow.

"All of the conversations during Willow’s bachelorette weekend ended up being all about Bristol," the insider reports.

That is very natural when cameras are present.

It also just ... sucks for Willow.

"It was so sad for Willow," the source laments.

Bristol and Willow Palin

But there's more to the Palin family's concerns than intrusive cameras.

Apparently Track isn't the only family member who loses it sometimes.

"Bristol’s siblings believe she is totally crazy and really volatile," the insider says.

"Her family knows Bristol is trying to keep it together for the Teen Mom cameras," the source acknowledges.

However, they allegedly fear that it is "only a matter of time" before Bristol totally loses her composure while the cameras are rolling.

Bristol Palin Looks Unhappy

In the mean time, Bristol has been posting about a fresh start now that it is finally October.

Bristol took to Instagram to write that it is a "new month."

She said that this means that she has a "new slate."

(She probably means fresh slate or clean slate, but let's not get nitpicky)

Bristol may not see eye to eye with her family on everything. That's normal.

But we've all seen relationships and families fall apart at the seams while they appear on reality television. Will the Palins be next?

Bristol Palin to Farrah Abraham: You’re a Bad Parent and Role Model!

Farrah Abraham has been replaced on Teen Mom OG, and to absolutely no one's surprise, she is not taking it well.

Bristol Palin has shot down the claim that she secretly wants to be just like Farrah.

Now, she's doubling down on that, and dragging Farrah as a mother, a role model, and a human being.

Bristol Arrives

Appearing on Teen Mom: After The Show, Bristol Palin is affirming that she has no special love for Afarrah Abraham.

"No," she says. "There’s nothing about me that wants to be anything like her."

"And," Bristol continues. "I would never want my girls to look up to someone like that."

"So girlfriend," she says in an exaggerated manner before snapping in a Z-formation, giving us flashbacks to well over a decade ago.

Bristol can't keep up the overly dramatic act, and says: "I'm just joking!"

Farrah Abraham Is Rendered Speechless

She's clearly not joking about her feelings regardling Farrah, however, because she recently told Jenny McCarthy something similar.

"It’s just like, 'Oh, she’s trying to be me,'" Bristol said.

Farrah has accused both Bristol and Cheyenne of trying and failing to be her.

"It’s like, girlfriend," Bristol said. "You could not pay me to want to be anything like you. Honestly."

"So no," Bristol said. "I’m not trying to be like her."

Bristol Palin on Season 8

Farrah trashed her Teen Mom replacements, saying that either they themselves are stupid or the decision to cast them was -- or both.

"There’s no intelligence there," Farrah said, presumably while looking into a mirror.

"And," Farrah continued. "I actually feel like the Teen Mom fans deserve to have better people fill my position."

She wasn't working as a store clerk -- she was part of a reality show, so that's awkward phrasing.

Also, fill my position sounds like a euphemism when Farrah says it.

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"And," Farrah said. "They deserve to have better quality."

She also believes that not only are Bristol and Cheyenne inadequate, but they're not even being paid as well as she was.

"Last I heard," Farrah claims. "They said they couldn’t [have] been paid enough to be like me."

"But yet, they are paid," Farrah says. "They’re filling my spot."

Farrah may bitterly hate Teen Mom, but it sounds like the show is an ex that she just can't stand to see move on to someone else.

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Bristol isn't exactly anyone's favorite person. She's been accused of being a racist and a homophobe.

It doesn't help that her mother is the absolutely infamous Sarah Palin.

Trying to out-awful Bristol is a tall order, but Farrah always seems to come across looking like an absolute maniac when the two of them feud.

On her own, Bristol may hold some truly terrible political views and bear the curse of her last name.

But when you put her beside Farrah, she looks calm and reasonable by comparison.

Farrah might not mean to, but she's doing Bristol, Teen Mom OG, and MTV a huge favor by going on these rants.

Ryan Edwards: Off to Rehab for a Long, Long Time

Ryan Edwards' arrest record has been cause for alarm, and so has his substance abuse. Plus, you know, that time he threatened to murder Taylor McKinney.

But though we don't get to say this often, folks, but we have actual good news about Ryan.

He is in rehab -- and it looks like he's in for the long haul.

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RadarOnline reports that Ryan Edwards is in rehab.

This isn't his first time -- he went last year, after nodding off en route to his own wedding.

His first time in rehab was apparently in 2012.

But according to RadarOnline's source, "[Ryan] isn’t supposed to be out [of rehab] until February or March."

That means that he may be in for a 6-month stint ... and may miss the birth of his son.

"Mackenzie moved out of the lake house they were living in," the insider shared. "And is now living with her parents."

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RadarOnline also reached out to Larry Edwards, Ryan's father, for confirmation.

The tabloid did not receive confirmation -- or a denial.

When asked about rehab, Larry said: "You know I can’t comment on that."

When asked about whether Ryan will miss the birth of his son, Larry said: "You know I can’t say."

The Tennessee court system was also unable to confirm or deny whether Ryan's rehab stint was voluntary or court-ordered.

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As the good folks over at The Ashley have noted, Mackenzie has taken to social media and publicly doubled down on supporting her troubled husband.

Mackenzie wrote: "I’m so sorry but I will continue to stand up for what I believe in no matter how chopped, edited, and jumbled it may be."

"I have stuck by my husband through some of the darkest times imaginable," she affirms.

"Have mistakes been made? Hell yes," she admits. "Have they been accounted for, dealt with and resolved, yep."

"Why do I post pictures of my husband and myself?" she asks. "Because we do love each other. And that is real life."

"If you want to fault me for standing by my husband and sticking to my vows," she says. "Then don’t follow me."

Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer Selfie

Ryan Edwards' criminal history is troubling enough.

But his latest incident is much more alarming than your more garden-variety heroin possession.

After Taylor McKinney made a relatively mild jab at Ryan and Mackenzie, subtweeting that they were unable to function as adults, Ryan lost it.

He reportedly contacted Taylor and threatened to show up and murder him.

That did not go well for Ryan. Not with the legal system, and not with fans.

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His behavior has appeared to worsen with time rather than improve.

That is why fans were encouraging Mackenzie to move on without Ryan.

That, of course, and the fact that many don't see Ryan as a good father. Even Maci Bookout thinks Ryan is a danger to Bentley.

We of course hope that Ryan can turn things around in terms of his behavior during this lengthy rehab stay that RadarOnline is reporting.

(It is, of course, not quite confirmed -- but we hope that it's true)

He needs to get better for himself, but also for everyone around him.

Tyler Baltierra Shows Off Jaw-Dropping, 43-Pound Weight Loss!

Teen Mom star Tyler Baltierra has flaunted his wild weight loss before, but this time, his thirst trap is accompanied by a before photo.

In case the powerful visual of his body's transformation isn't enough, he reveals exactly how much weight he's lost.

Take a look:

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Tyler Baltierra posted a pair of shirtless photos of himself.

In the first, he looks overweight. It's not an especially flattering image for a few reasons.

His body type in the pic could be described as "soft" or even, dare we say it, "dad bod."

Tyler wants fans to know how much weight he's lost, so he starts his captions with his stats.

"208lbs to 165lbs!" Tyler announces. 

Tyler Baltierra Body Transformation

That makes for a weight difference of 43 pounds. Wow!

"I’ve been eating healthy for about 7 months," Tyler reveals about his lifestyle transformation.

Tyler then clarifies what he means by healthy food, since everybody has their own definition.

He explains: "(no processed foods/low carbs/no sugar)"

Different diets have different effects, but you can't argue with his results!

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Tyler has been eating like this for more than half a year.

"But," he says. "I’ve only been working out for 3 of those months."

Diet and exercise combined are radically transforming his body.

"And," Tyler writes. "I’m finally starting to see results from it!"

Um, we're all seeing those results.

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"#ReachingGoals," Tyler tagged his post. "#SelfLove."

Learning to love yourself is a great first step to taking measures to improve your health.

He followed that up with the tags: "#Dedication #NaturalEndorphins."

Exercise may be miserable, but the release of natural endorphins is part of the reward.

Finally, Tyler tags: "#IAmMyOnlyCompetition"

That sounds like a very healthy mindset.

He's not competing for Catelynn's heart -- he won that a long time ago.

He's comparing his body and his current weight to his old body and his old weight.

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Tyler Baltierra working out and posting these thirst traps has been great for his self esteem.

It has also, some cynical fans fear, been a warning that Tyler and Catelynn will get divorced.

Some people worry when one spouse suddenly starts working hard on getting hot.

While Catelynn obviously enjoys his new hot body, some fans fear that he's preparing to leave her or at least step out on her.

If, they say, he has not done so already.

Tyler Baltierra Gets Honest on Instagram

But Tyler isn't getting hot so that he can bang other women.

He's getting hot for himself. He is working to better his physical health, his mental health, and his emotional health.

Tyler has been open and honest about his struggles, but improving his health from without and within can really help him -- in conjunction with proper medication and therapy.

By sharing his journey with fans and followers, Tyler is showing that they can follow in his footsteps.

Plus, he's also showing off a little. That's okay. He has more than earned those bragging rights.

Cheyenne Floyd: Teen Mom Fans Will Love Me Even Though I’m a Fraud!

Cheyenne Floyd is just weeks away from turning 26, which puts her on par with a number of Teen Mom OG stars.

Unlike her new co-stars, however, Cheyenne did not actually become a mother as a teenager. She became a mother when she was ... 23.

Now, she is addressing the backlash about that, and explaining why fans will agree that Cheyenne belongs on the show.

Cory Wharton and Family

Speaking to Us Weekly, Cheyenne Floyd says that part of the reason that people are bristling at her casting is simple semantics.

"I think that a lot of people are stuck on the word," Cheyenne laments.

That word, of course, being teen. She's a grown woman who was never a teenage parent who is now getting paid a lot of money to appear on Teen Mom OG.

Cheyenne admits that, but says: "and at the end of the day I’m still young mom."

"I still have the same struggles," Cheyenne explains. "And I’m still learning just like everyone else."

Cheyenne Floyd with Daughter

"I don’t think 23 is the ideal age to have a baby," Cheyenne points out.

It very rarely is. Your body might be at its healthiest, but even if you're mega-rich, you're still young and living your life. Also, your brain isn't quite done maturing.

"She was unplanned," Cheyenne says of her young daughter. "So in other ways, other than me not being a teen, I have different things that you can relate."

Most viewers of Teen Mom OG are not, themselves, teenage mothers and never were.

"So instead of me screaming all day long that I’m not a teen mom," Cheyenne concludes. "I’d rather just talk about things that I am."

Cheyenne Floyd and Ryder Together

Cheyenne shares that fans and viewers can expect to learn a lot about her and her baby daddy, Cory Wharton.

"Prior to doing Teen Mom, we kept everything to ourselves as far as what happened," Cheyenne says. "So it’s going to be really interesting to see what the viewers think after they find out."

That ... will depend upon what viewers find out, we suppose.

"We’re good," Cheyenne says of their relationship as co-parents. "We’re best friends."

"We work together with everything and put everything into Ryder," she adds. "So we have a good relationship."

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"They have a different kind review about Cory," she says of doubtful fans.

"And," Cheyenne continues. "They haven’t seen me on TV since I did The Challenge and I literally had the baby right after."

Cheyenne is definitely not overexposed, that's true.

"So it will be interesting to see what they think about is his parents," she says.

"And," Cheyenne concludes. "We’re excited to show our healthy coparenting relationship."

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Cheyenne is controversial for more than just that. See, people accused her of racism due to some old tweets that resurfaced when her casting news broke.

Tweets attributed to Cheyenne expressed a desire to kill white people and particularly to kill white babies, and also said something about being a nazi.

While anti-white sentiments aren't necessarily racism (in that they're not systemic and function as empty words, which is not true for genuine racism), those tweets were disturbing.

Cheyenne promises that she's not racist and says that she shared the Twitter account with others. More importantly, the heinous tweets were made years ago.

Will she be able to overcome this baggage and endear herself to fans? We'll find out in October.

Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant Promo Teases New Episodes, New Struggles

Back in June, MTV gave the green light for more episodes of Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant.

Now, the reality series is just weeks away from returning for Season 1b -- and we already have a promo video.

Pregnancy was only the prologue for these teens. Their struggles have only bgun.

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"Last season, five moms-to-be literally mommed up," the narrator says, making a slightly awkward play on words.

Like we mentioned, the new episodes are just weeks away.

The voiceover continues: "Now, on Monday, October 15, Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant is back."

"The babies have arrived," the voice declares.

Then we get a tease of the challenges to come.

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"But," the voiceover asks. "How did these moms handle what comes next?"

Obviously, some of these young mothers will handle things better than others. 

That's how life works -- and that's what draws viewers to the show.

The voiceover repeats: "Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant returns with all new episodes on Monday, October 15 on MTV."

They really don't want people to miss the premiere date, folks.

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The returning stars are Lexi Tatman, Ashley Jones, Jade Cline, Kayla Sessler, and Brianna Jaramillo.

Obviously, since they're moms now, we'll also see their babies again: Tobias, Holly, Kloie, Izaiah, and Braeson.

Viewers expect to see a number of things this season, as Starcasm predicts.

For one thing, Kayla finally breaking up with Stephan.

Will Jade and Sean confirm that they're back together, as rumor suggests, or will viewers instead see confirmation that they're over?

Then there's Lexi and Kyler trying their best to make this work and of course Brianna gettled settled in Oregon.

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And then there's Ashley, easily one of the most memorable and controversial figures we've seen on Teen Mom.

Remember that video of her slapping herself beofre accusing Bar of being violent towards her?

Her encounters with Bar's mother, Shen, eventually drove Shen to quit the series ... again.

Ashley joined the ever-growing ranks of reality stars who have feuded with Briana DeJesus even though they're not even on the same show (and yes, it was over Javi Marroquin).

She also declared on Twitter that people should do their own research into whether the Earth is flat -- because she believes that the government and textbooks have warped people's minds.

Ashley tried to roast people, saying that they thought she was a "dumb b--ch" for her statement. But ... nobody's disputing her self-characterization, there.

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Speaking of Ashley, Bar's life has only been somewhat less dramatic.

He got arrested again. Then there's the appeal for his brother Troy's murder conviction. Bar's foster sister was shot.

On a lighter (and, joking aside, considerably less upsetting) note, Bar released his new rap song. We do not know if, uh, that will be featured on Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant.

But we'll all find out together in less than three weeks.

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Bristol Palin: I’m Not Racist or Homophobic, I Just Play That on TV!

A number of fans and viewers have a problem with Bristol Palin joining Teen Mom OG.

One of those issues is that Bristol has made a minor career out of outspoken and controversial political statements, which some believe are bigoted.

But Bristol says that the real bigots are the people accusing her of being racist or homophobic.

Bristol Palin Looks Unhappy

On MTV's "Meet The Girls" special on Monday, Bristol hit back at accusations that she's a raging bigot.

"There are so many stigmas attached with being a conservative," Bristol says.

That, she claims, is the reason "that it's super easy for people to label me or my family as certain things and they’re just not true."

"I'm not homophobic," she announces. "I'm not racist."

The vast majority of homophobes and racists would earnestly say the same. But Bristol says that she's essentially been framed.

Bristol Palin Meyer

Bristol appeared on reality television before. In 2013, she starred on Life's a Tripp. There was a scene in which Tripp appeared to use a homophobic slur.

Bristol says that the original video showed him saying f--k instead, and that it was simply made to appear that he had been using a slur.

"It doesn’t make it OK that he said a cuss word," Bristol says. "But there's a big difference between saying a cuss word and going after individuals."

She is absolutely right. That is why slurs are unacceptable. Also, little kids will just repeat words that they hear, especially if adults are entertained.

"Literally, I'm just pissed about it," Bristol says. "I don’t care what you say about me, but I care what you say about Tripp."

Bristol Palin Selfie Time

Bristol has been largely ignored for the past several years, but now that she's part of Teen Mom, she's once again on people's minds.

"The biggest article was, 'She’s homophobic, and she teaches her kids stuff like this, and that's who you’re going to have on the show,'" Bristol laments.

“All I can do is do my best and raise good productive kids," Bristol says.

She then shares: "but I hope that watching the show, all these things are shown not true."

Bristol Palin Gun Pic

Having a word bleeped and replaced with another word, especially when it's a child saying it, sounds extremely unfair.

And we have to admit that, in recent years, Bristol's Patheos blog posts, despite their heavily conservative tone, have been worded to avoid being directly racist or homophobic.

For example, she's discussed LGBT+ folks "empowering themselves" with guns for self-defense without condemning them for existing.

But Bristol finds ways to make statements that seem to indirectly attack certain groups. Kind of like how some politicians say "thugs," an ostensibly race-neutral word, to refer to people of color.

Sometimes, that means a post defending the infamously anti-gay Mike Pence. Other times, that means attacking Colin Kaepernick for protesting anti-black violence.

Bristol Palin Red Carpet Pose

Bristol is a complicated person. On the one hand, the way that she discusses the harm that slurs do is exactly right.

On the other hand, as we mentioned, some of her statements on current events read as dog whistles -- indirect statements -- that would never come from an ally of people of color or the LGBT+ community.

We can't say that her expressed thoughts on abortion rights or on guns are particularly endearing. But she's not a one-dimensional villain, either, and also highlights positive stories on a number of topics.

Maybe Bristol is right and she'll be totally vindicated on Teen Mom OG. Maybe she really is better than some of her family members.

We'll see.

Farrah Abraham: My Daughter LOVES Watching Me Get Butt Injections!

Face The Truth could not have had a better guest than Farrah Abraham, because it is difficult to find a worse guest than Farrah Abraham.

We saw Farrah Abraham freak out over her drug test results, but that wasn't the only topic that made her get defensive.

When the panel of experts confronted her about giving her daughter room to be a child, Farrah did not take it well.

Farrah abraham hears but does not listen

Farrah and her mother, Debra Danielsen, appeared on Face The Truth opposite host Vivica A. Fox and panelists Dr. Judy Ho, Judge "Scary Mary" Chrzanowski, Areva Martin, and Rosie Mercado

Before the show came to a point where Farrah accused the panelists of sabotaging her urine sample to have her drug test come back positive for barbituates, Farrah had other issues.

When the panelists questioned her parenting choices, including bringing 9-year-old Sophia into the room as Farrah received butt injections, Farrah didn't care for it.

"Clearly," Farrah replied. "You stand in a point of you're not okay with it and that's fine."

Farrah abraham is rendered speechless

"In real life, there's no negativity, there's nothing going on," Farrah insists.

"I don't know how many kids you have or what you're doing," Farrah continues. "But don't say one thing when you're not the doctor."

Farrah then goes on to clame: "I'm a mom and I'm a damn good mom."

Mercado counters, referring to Farrah making a cutesie video while her daughter watches her get butt fillers. "That doesn't look like that's a really good mom."

Farrah is not happy

In case it's unclear why the panelists are taking issue, Fox explains: "There are people now that are having to get surgeries to have things removed from the body, from the butt, from that whole craze."

They're not telling Farrah that she can't get butt injections -- they're telling her that doing it in front of her 9-year-old may be sending her the wrong message.

Farrah doesn't get it, and insists that she's just getting a "normal boost of collagen."

She says that she's not "putting fake cement in my butt and going to the emergency room."

Farrah abraham rolls her eyes deep in thought

Farrah believes that the educational value of the experience makes it worth it for Sophia to watch.

Fox says in disbelief: "At 9-years-old, your 9 year old daughter needs to be educated about collagen being shot in your ass?"

Farrah's response does not go over well with the audience.

"I'm sorry, babies get shots in their butts every day," Farrah insists, as if that were the same. "Go to your pediatrician!"

Farrah on face the truth

She also does not like it when the panelists talk about the real risks involved of letting a 9-year-old like Sophia be on social media.

"I will step away while you look in and just sensationalize the negativity," Farrah says before storming off. "We do not pay attention for that for mental health reasons."

Fox points out that all of this adds up to Sophia not really getting a chance to go through normal and healthy developmental milestones.

"Are you allowing Sophia to be a kid?" Fox asks. "You're taking your child to cosmetic procedures."

Fox continues: "To me, in my opinion, you're having her pose in sexually suggestive ways. What's wrong with her just being a kid?"

Farrah abraham yells on face the truth

"Nothing's wrong with her being a kid," Farrah retorts. "I actually am so disgusted with how everybody is so in tune with all the negatives."

She hates that they're "allowing those negative, disgusting connotations to butt in on creativity and what kids want to be a kid and want to be fun and creative."

"And that's something I'm not going to do," Farrah concludes.

This is the problem with ignore the haters rhetoric -- some people, like Farrah, cannot tell the difference between hateful trolls and genuine critiques.

Farrah stormed off, and Dr. Judy Ho -- who really is the best of the bunch at phrasing things delicately -- tried to calm her by assuring her that they're not trying to attack her.

Farrah abraham punches a water bottle

To show that she's actually super mature, Farrah has since posted a video of her trying to punch a water bottle but instead punching a man's hand.

Farrah's captions reveal that she wants to punch Vivica A. Fox: "When I want to beat up the host on the show (host = water bottle)."

In case there was any ambiguity, she added the tag "#facethetruth."

Some people absolutely cannot tolerate criticism, whether it is blunt or delicately phrased. Farrah is one of those people.

The panelists were harsh with Farrah, but we suppose that they had to be -- otherwise, she'd just interpret their words as praise.

Farrah abraham melts down on camera im a great mom

Farrah Abraham: My Daughter LOVES Watching Me Get Butt Injections!

Face The Truth could not have had a better guest than Farrah Abraham, because it is difficult to find a worse guest than Farrah Abraham.

We saw Farrah Abraham freak out over her drug test results, but that wasn't the only topic that made her get defensive.

When the panel of experts confronted her about giving her daughter room to be a child, Farrah did not take it well.

Farrah abraham hears but does not listen

Farrah and her mother, Debra Danielsen, appeared on Face The Truth opposite host Vivica A. Fox and panelists Dr. Judy Ho, Judge "Scary Mary" Chrzanowski, Areva Martin, and Rosie Mercado

Before the show came to a point where Farrah accused the panelists of sabotaging her urine sample to have her drug test come back positive for barbituates, Farrah had other issues.

When the panelists questioned her parenting choices, including bringing 9-year-old Sophia into the room as Farrah received butt injections, Farrah didn't care for it.

"Clearly," Farrah replied. "You stand in a point of you're not okay with it and that's fine."

Farrah abraham is rendered speechless

"In real life, there's no negativity, there's nothing going on," Farrah insists.

"I don't know how many kids you have or what you're doing," Farrah continues. "But don't say one thing when you're not the doctor."

Farrah then goes on to clame: "I'm a mom and I'm a damn good mom."

Mercado counters, referring to Farrah making a cutesie video while her daughter watches her get butt fillers. "That doesn't look like that's a really good mom."

Farrah is not happy

In case it's unclear why the panelists are taking issue, Fox explains: "There are people now that are having to get surgeries to have things removed from the body, from the butt, from that whole craze."

They're not telling Farrah that she can't get butt injections -- they're telling her that doing it in front of her 9-year-old may be sending her the wrong message.

Farrah doesn't get it, and insists that she's just getting a "normal boost of collagen."

She says that she's not "putting fake cement in my butt and going to the emergency room."

Farrah abraham rolls her eyes deep in thought

Farrah believes that the educational value of the experience makes it worth it for Sophia to watch.

Fox says in disbelief: "At 9-years-old, your 9 year old daughter needs to be educated about collagen being shot in your ass?"

Farrah's response does not go over well with the audience.

"I'm sorry, babies get shots in their butts every day," Farrah insists, as if that were the same. "Go to your pediatrician!"

Farrah on face the truth

She also does not like it when the panelists talk about the real risks involved of letting a 9-year-old like Sophia be on social media.

"I will step away while you look in and just sensationalize the negativity," Farrah says before storming off. "We do not pay attention for that for mental health reasons."

Fox points out that all of this adds up to Sophia not really getting a chance to go through normal and healthy developmental milestones.

"Are you allowing Sophia to be a kid?" Fox asks. "You're taking your child to cosmetic procedures."

Fox continues: "To me, in my opinion, you're having her pose in sexually suggestive ways. What's wrong with her just being a kid?"

Farrah abraham yells on face the truth

"Nothing's wrong with her being a kid," Farrah retorts. "I actually am so disgusted with how everybody is so in tune with all the negatives."

She hates that they're "allowing those negative, disgusting connotations to butt in on creativity and what kids want to be a kid and want to be fun and creative."

"And that's something I'm not going to do," Farrah concludes.

This is the problem with ignore the haters rhetoric -- some people, like Farrah, cannot tell the difference between hateful trolls and genuine critiques.

Farrah stormed off, and Dr. Judy Ho -- who really is the best of the bunch at phrasing things delicately -- tried to calm her by assuring her that they're not trying to attack her.

Farrah abraham punches a water bottle

To show that she's actually super mature, Farrah has since posted a video of her trying to punch a water bottle but instead punching a man's hand.

Farrah's captions reveal that she wants to punch Vivica A. Fox: "When I want to beat up the host on the show (host = water bottle)."

In case there was any ambiguity, she added the tag "#facethetruth."

Some people absolutely cannot tolerate criticism, whether it is blunt or delicately phrased. Farrah is one of those people.

The panelists were harsh with Farrah, but we suppose that they had to be -- otherwise, she'd just interpret their words as praise.

Farrah abraham melts down on camera im a great mom

Farrah Abraham Tests Positive for Barbiturates, Freaks the Eff Out

We already told you about Farrah Abraham's barely coherent denials that she's either a porn star or a junkie. No one rants like Farrah rants.

Well, as you'll see in the clip that we've included, she gets to see the results of her drug test on Face The Truth.

Farrah tests positive for barbiturates, and to absolutely no one's surprise, she does not handle it well.

Farrah abraham rolls her eyes deep in thought

On Face The Truth, Judge Mary Chrzanowski prefaces the results with a very important disclaimer.

"I’d like to first say before I give the results that some tests we can take and be very specific about what the drug is -- such as cocaine, such as marijuana," Scary Mary explains. "And others it’s more of a generalization.”

Then come the results. While Debra Danielsen's drug test came back negative, Farrah was another story.

“She did test positive for barbiturates," Judge Mary shares. "But that could be a prescribed drug. So, if her doctor legally prescribed a barbiturate for her, that’s fine."

Farrah appears to be shocked, saying: "I’m sorry, what?"

Farrah abraham is rendered speechless

It's up to host Vivica A. Fox to break it down for Farrah.

"She said that, basically, you tested positive," Vivica explains. "But that could have been the result of you being -- listen, listen -- before you go, just listen."

Farrah protests: "I’m confused."

"Just listen to me baby,” Vivica urges her. “That could’ve been something that you got from a doctor, that maybe you were prescribed -- a muscle relaxer or something like that. But, you did test positive for a barbiturate."

This is where we'd explain what a barbiturate is, but Dr. Judy Ho beat us to the punch.

"OK, so Farrah," she explains. "A barbiturate is a central nervous system depressant. There’s some prescribed medications, so maybe you can show me your list of medications later and we can take a look."

Farrah abraham appears on face the truth

While Dr. Judy Ho is trying to help diffuse the situation, Farrah is growing increasingly upset ... and starts spinning conspiracy theories.

"So," Farrah says. "I don’t think either that’s mine, and I have to just say, did someone confuse something?"

"I have to be that blunt," Farrah says. "I have to be that blunt at this moment in my life up here. I’m sorry if it sounds so crazy.”

“Or if someone," Farrah begins to accuse. "I am so laughing out loud right now."

Vivica has to poke fun at that, saying: "Let me tell you ‘LOL,’ did you think that, what, one of us just went and peed in a cup for you and made you just come up with a barbiturate test?"

"No," Farrah says. "I’m asking you what the hell’s going on by you saying that if I’m not taking it?"

That is ... a very Farrah Abraham style of sentence.

Farrah abraham yells on face the truth

Dr. Judy Ho asks: "Do you take any, like, aids for sleep or anything like that?"

Farrah replies: "No."

"OK," the doctor says. "Any mood stabilizers, or –"

Nada, Farrah insists.

"Nothing like that?" Dr. Judy Ho asks. "You have no other prescriptions?"

Farrah says that she does not.

Farrah abraham and debra danielsen on face the truth

At this point, Judge Mary Chrzanowski no longer seems entertained by Farrah's denials.

Scary Mary says: "Let’s just say it was a false positive and leave it at that, because we’re not gonna win with her."

This is just supposed to be a way out, to end the dispute, the equivalent of saying "yes dear" to your family to avoid conflict.

Farrah seems to miss Judge Mary's meaning, and asks why the test gave a false positive -- and is clearly the only person in the room who doesn't understand that they're just humoring her protests.

Dr. Judy tries to tell her to follow up with her doctor, but Farrah rambles over her, declaring her intent to "follow up with the producers who actually initiated this."

Yikes.

Farrah abraham tests positive for barbituates freaks the f k out

Mackenzie McKee: MTV Is FINALLY Letting Me Tell My Story!

Poor Mackenzie McKee has been totally screwed over by MTV, getting considered and even filmed for Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 but ultimately passed over for both.

Mackenzie is getting one consolation prize -- a Where Are They Now? special to show that unaired footage and catch fans up on her life.

That special is coming out in a matter of days.

Mackenzie McKee Special Preview

Mackenzie McKee took to Instagram to share this behind-the-scenes glimpse.

"Next Wednesday, tune in for a special edition of #TeenMomOG: ‘Where Are They Now?’" she writes in the captions.

She says that it is in this special "where you’ll see what I’ve been up to since Teen Mom 3!"

A lot of fans would have liked to have seen her get more air time than one special, of course.

"It all begins at 9/8c on @MTV," her caption concludes.

Mackenzie McKee with Mom

As the good folks at The Ashley reported, a lot of what we'll see in this upcoming special could have made it on to Teen Mom 2.

"MTV is gathering footage just in case Jenelle doesn’t sign on," an insider revealed.

If you'll recall, Jenelle Evans was holding out on continuing the show after her terrible husband was fired for saying some vile things about the LGBTQ+ community on Twitter.

The plan was to do so as a contingency so that "they can add Mackenzie’s story into ‘Teen Mom 2.’"

"If [Jenelle] does sign on," the insider said at the time. "They will probably use the new footage in Mackenzie’s mom’s special."

Mackenzie McKee is Strong

Ultimately, Jenelle decided that that sweet, sweet Teen Mom money was more important than the pride of her dreadful husband, and Mackenzie was left out in the cold.

Something similar happened with Teen Mom OG. Mackenzie could have replaced Farrah, but clearly MTV wanted someone as awful as Farrah -- which is how we wound up with Bristol Palin.

Farrah's mother said that viewers wouldn't accept Mackenzie, which is more or less what you'd expect to hear from Farrah's mom.

Teen Mom OG also cast Cheyenne Floyd, doubling down on Mackenzie's status as a perpetual runner-up. And she noticed.

"I’ve been done real dirty this year let’s just say that…" Mackenzie tweeted.

Mackenzie McKee, Black Bikini Photo

Mackenzie spoke in a video on social media, admitting: "This year has been a bad year.�

A huge part of that has been Mackenzie's mother's cancer battle, but some of it has been all business.

“I have been screwed over in every way possible," Mackenzie says. "I have let people walk all over me."

"I’ve been promised stuff and people didn’t keep [those promises]," Mackenzie adds.

"It’s just been a bad year," Mackenzie concludes. "And I’m not just talking about one specific thing…"

Mackenzie McKee Abs

Still, Wednesday night's special will at least be something.

But considering how life-changing a Teen Mom salary can be, we absolutely understand Mackenzie's disappointment.

There was even the suggestion that MTV was put off by Mackenzie's mom having cancer, though we'll of course see her mom in the special.

What really has to sting is that Cheyenne Floyd never even had a child until she was in her twenties -- which is normally laudible, but in this case, makes her a puzzling choice.

Perhaps, if interest in this special is high enough, Mackenzie will get cast next time there's an opening. So, you know, whenever Jenelle ragequits the series or gets fired or sent to jail or otherwise becomes unavailable to film.

Colin Evans: Brother of Jenelle Evans Accuses Father of Sexual Abuse

While Teen Mom 2 villain Jenelle Evans is making peace with Barbara, she's still having plenty of conflicts.

In addition to feuding with other Teen Moms, she has also attracted the ire of her own brother, Colin Evans.

Colin is hitting back at claims she has made about him ... and accusing their father of having sexually abused him for five years.

Colin Evans Selfie

"She lies more than Donald trump," Colin writes in a scathing post on Facebook.

In case there was any doubt, he makes it clear that he is talking about his sister by adding, in parentheses, "Jenelle Evans."

In her book, Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom, she claims that Colin had developmental problems and that he once accidentally burned down their home.

"My entire house was not burnt down to the ground at all," Colin insists.

"Keep on all the lies and for ur info lil sis I’m not developmentally challenged," he asserts.

Colin Evans house

Colin shared a photo of a fully intact house, then demands that Jenelle "stop lieing for ur fame."

This is when his post takes a much more serious turn.

"I’m PTSD from our father sexual abused me for 5 years and beat me and starved me," Colin writes.

Colin continues: "and i almost died in prison and all u care about is your money (jenelle Evans) lil sis."

"And u never say hi u don’t care about any one but your self," Colin concludes. "So keep up the lies lil sis."

Carolina Hurricane

Now, Colin did accidentally start a fire when he was a boy when one his toy cars caught on fire.

Afterwards, he was sent to live in group home in Texas for two years. Colin was only 9 years old.

Starcasm notes that Colin has had legal troubles as an adult.

His rap sheet includes larceny, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, injury to personal property, and communicating threats.

None of those sound especially serious -- a couple of them shouldn't even be crimes -- but they paint an unflattering portrait of Colin as a troubled man.

Colin Evans

We have to say that Colin's history of petty crimes fits a profile of someone who is overcoming childhood trauma.

That of course does not mean that everyone who is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse commits a string of petty crimes, or vice-versa.

But it's not uncommon to see someone struggle to cope with their traumatic childhood as they enter adulthood.

Children are not equipped to handle trauma in the way that adults are, and can suffer lifelong consequences as a result.

Some would suggest that Jenelle's history of drug use and her relationships with terrible men and her poor quality as a parent are indicators of someone who came from a deeply troubled home.

Colin Evans Illuminati post

Colin has recently shared that he is hoping to avoid appearing on MTV in the near future.

It looks like he has also grown paranoid about "the Illuminati organization." Sometimes, people who are troubled can fixate on fictitious entities.

He has said that he doesn't want anything to do witht he Illuminati or with Satan, saying that he doesn't have a family of his own, but that Jesus is all of the family that he needs.

It looks like he also went through a breakup with a woman very recently, and is heartbroken over it.

Obviously, the accusations of sexual and physical abuse that he has leveled at his father are very serious.

While adults are of course responsible for their own actions, these allegations do help to explain his behavior, if not excuse them.

Tyler Baltierra to Catelynn Lowell: I’m NOT Happy in Our Marriage

On the new trailer for Teen Mom OG, we were so preoccupied with the faces of the new castmembers and one disgraced ex-governor that we almost overlooked a source of conflict.

It looks like Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell have hit a major rough patch.

Let's take a look at exactly what they said, and whether this means that they're finally headed for divorce.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra, 2018 Selfie

There was much more in the Teen Mom OG trailer than Bristol Palin filling our hearts with dread.

It looks like there is serious trouble in ... we won't call it paradise ... for Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell.

"If someone asked me, ‘Are you happy in your marriage?’" Tyler's emotional confession begins.

He provides an answer: "I would say, ‘Absolutely not.’"

Those are some crushing, but honest, words for him to utter.

Tyler Baltierra 01 in the Teen Mom OG 2018 trailer

As powerful as Tyler's upsetting admission was, Catelynn had a very important question for him.

Catelynn asks Tyler: "Do you think I’m lying to you at all?"

We don't know what this is about, exactly.

Obviously, both Tyler and Catelynn have really worked on both their mental and physical health over the past year.

But it sounds an awful lot like Catelynn worries that Tyler thinks that she's lying. Is there suspicion that someone is cheating?

Catelynn Lowell in the Teen Mom OG 2018 trailer

There is so much about the context that we won't know -- can't know -- until we see the episode.

We know that Catelynn received treatment in rehab late last year to deal with suicidal ideation, and then early this year to address childhood trauma.

PTSD can derail your entire life. It's good that she took action when she did.

Tyler has also been forthright about his struggles with depression, which began when he was only a child.

We've also heard about Tyler's bipolar disorder, which he discusses through poetry.

Many fans had hoped that tackling these issues head-on would help the two of them to beat the odds and stay together.

Tyler Baltierra 02 in the Teen Mom OG 2018 trailer

Of course, some so-called "fans" have been joking that Tyler and Catelynn are going to break up precisely because they've been making strides in their health.

Remember when Tyler Baltierra flaunted his weight loss with a new thirst trap? The guy has some serious abs now. He's turned his torso into a work of art.

But some folks just had to pipe up with their theory that, once he got hot, he was going to cheat on Catelynn or just leave her.

Some even questioned why he would care about having a hot body unless he plans on getting a divorce -- as if he and Catelynn can't both enjoy it.

People made the same kind of joke after Anna Faris and Chris Pratt separated. People can be cruel.

Tyler Baltierra 03 in the Teen Mom OG 2018 trailer

In real life, we know that Tyler and Catelynn celebrated their anniversary just last month.

The couple has only been married for a few years, but they've been together since they were kids.

We don't think that the two of them gushing over each other on social media just weeks ago was an elaborate cover for a secret separation or divorce.

So no, we don't think that their turmoil in the trailer spells doom for their relationship.

Sometimes, some painful honesty is exactly what people need to express in order to grow and heal as a couple.

Mackenzie McKee BLASTS MTV: They Don’t Like That My Mom Has Cancer!

As you've likely heard by now, two new faces will be joining the cast of Teen Mom OG this season.

Cheyenne Floyd and Bristol Palin will both be appearing as regulars when the show's eighth season premieres on October 1 -- and the reaction from fans has been mixed, at best.

Mackenzie McKee with Mom

While producers always planned to replace Farrah Abraham, who was fired due to misconduct issues last year, it was widely assumed that they would cast someone with previous experience as a member of the Teen Mom/16 and Pregnant franchise.

Instead, producers pulled talent from the political arena (Palin) and from elsewhere on the MTV lineup (The Challenge star Floyd, who -- it should be noted -- never had a child until she was in her twenties).

The casting news came as a shock to many fans, particularly as it was widely assumed that former Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie McKee was a shoe-in for the position.

McKee had already been passed over once, when producers decided to cast Briana DeJesus on Teen Mom 2.

Mackenzie McKee is Strong

Many felt that McKee deserved the job, and when an MTV camera crew was sent to McKee's home earlier this year, it was expected that an official announcement that she had joined the cast was imminent.

However, we now know that the network was simply filming scenes for a "where are they now?" special that's set to air next week.

On Instagram, McKee hinted that she was less than thrilled by the decision, writing:

"I've been done real dirty this year, let's just say that..."

Mackenzie McKee, Weight Loss Lollipop

In the past, fans have accused Mackenzie of throwing shade at Cheyenne due to comments she's made on social media.

But today, McKee is making it clear that her beef is not with Cheyenne or Bristol, but with MTV.

"It's obvious what is going on right now and that's okay," McKee recently told Radar Online.

"I have nothing bad to say about anyone. I am extremely happy for all the girls," she added.

"These girls all have a great opportunity and I hope they use it in a positive way."

Mackenzie McKee, Some Family

But while she obviously wishes nothing but the best for the ladies of Teen Mom OG, McKee clearly (and rightly) believes that she was unjustly passed over for a spot on the show.

"Many out there have loved ones who are dealing with cancer and through my mom, I wanted to encourage those people to go out and live your best life, even if you're told you have 4-12 months," McKee recently wrote on Instagram.

"Some way, somehow, I will make sure that she doesn't leave this earth without inspiring the world.

"Unfortunately, it's just not a story MTV was interested in."

McKee adds that she would have liked to share her story as a "suicide attempt survivor" and hopes that she'll be able to find another platform on which to do so.