Briana DeJesus: I Have a REAL Job and I Support My Whole Family!

When criticizing reality stars, viewers often fall back on the “get a real job” argument.

This is understandable, as some of the folks who have become obscenely wealthy from living their lives in front of a camera crew appear to do very little in the way of actual work.

Amber Portwood, for example, pulls in a mid-six-figure income despite a lifestyle so indolent that she’s adopted the sloth as her “spirit animal.”

But not every star in the Teen Mom universe has adopted such a disdainful attitude toward work.

Take Briana DeJesus, for example.

Briana says she has a real job — and she also claims that putting in long hours week after week is really starting to pay off.

Here’s the latest on DeJesus’ financial situation — and why her latest comments have left some fans confused:

1. Every Day She’s Hustlin’

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Briana is the newest addition to the Teen Mom 2 family, which means she hasn’t been raking in MTV paychecks for her entire adult life like the rest of the ladies.

2. Started From the Bottom

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Sure, Briana got her start on Teen Mom 3, but the show only lasted for one season, which means there were several years in which she was a single mom without a reality show gig to pay the bills.

3. Cue the Dolly Parton Song

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Which means that, like most Americans, Briana had no choice but to start workin’ 9 to 5.

4. What a Way to Make a Living

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“I hate when people tell me to get a real job. I have one! I work in corporate America. Regular 9-5 like everyone else. I’ll never forget where I came from,” she recently tweeted.

5. What Does She Do?

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DeJesus revealed back in 2017 that she works for a travel company, but it wasn’t until this week that we learned she STILL works for the same company!

6. Keepin’ It Real

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DeJesus received widespread praise for her work ethic, with one follower replying, “It’s not on the show, and people don’t look beyond that. I give you credit for still keeping it.”

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Teen Mom: The Definitive, Tragically Trashy Tattoo Guide! [UPDATED]

If you’re a fan of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2, then you know that many of the people on the MTV reality shows have tattoos.

You also know that a lot of the tattoos …

… well, they aren’t that great.

Some are poorly done, some are  kind of strange, and some are nightmarish and horrifying and just so completely, unbelievably bad.

So steady yourself, perhaps grab some smelling salts and some pearls to clutch, and let’s rank all the Teen Mom ink we can get our eyes on!

1. Amber’s Tattoo of Leah

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Here, let’s just start with the worst of the worst, all right? This is Amber Portwood’s portrait of her daughter, Leah. It’s right on her stomach, it also features a gigantic rose, and it’s not finished. Will she ever get it finished? It’s hard to say. We will ever be able to get this haunting image out of our heads? Unlikely.

2. Choices

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Since we’re already talking about Amber’s tattoos, she also got this matching tattoo with Matt Baier, back when they first started dating. It reads “vero amore,” which is supposed to be Italian for “true love.” So that’s embarrassing.

3. Speaking of Embarrassing …

Speaking of embarrassing
Matt also has this huge tattoo of Amber’s name right on his forearm. Just right there on his arm where he has to look at it all day, every day.

4. Ugh

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Matt actually has several tattoos, many of which you can see on his nude book cover. We won’t waste more time on him here, so if you feel the need to look more closely at his naked greasy bod here, then you have our blessing. However, we will say that on his other arm, he has a couple of Chinese characters that he says mean “clean and sober,” but that Teen Mom detectives have actually determined mean “Lisa.”

5. Why Though?

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As hard as it may be to believe, Matt isn’t the only guy to get Amber Portwood’s name tattooed on his body — Gary Shirley made the exact same mistake. Thankfully he was smart enough (???) to get the tattoo on his shoulder instead of on his forearm though, and he’s since covered up.

6. It’s Gary Time

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Gary also has a … what is that, a sun? A blob with tentacles? Whatever it is, he’s also got some tattoo right in the middle of his chest, peeking out through all his body hair.

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Briana DeJesus: Jenelle Evans Has the RIGHT to Endanger Her Kids!

Jenelle Evans chose her husband, David Eason, over the safety of her children, even after he brutally murdered their dog in front of them.

One piece of good news is that Maryssa, Jace, Kaiser, and Ensley are not living on The Land right now.

Another is that they hopefully won’t be put back in harm’s way — at least, not right now.

Reports say that Jenelle Evans’ custody battle could go on for months. That should at least buy the children some time.

But Jenelle’s (former) castmate, Briana DeJesus, thinks that it’s wrong to keep the kids relatively safe.

She thinks that they should be sent back to Jenelle’s trauma factory of a house.

Why? Because Briana believes that kids should stay with their moms — no matter what.

1. Briana is Team Jenelle!

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They’ve been friends for a while. Some friends would express concern about allegations that David has been abusing Jenelle and her children for years.

2. That’s right — the kids and dogs aren’t the only ones at risk

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Remember when Jenelle dialed 911 and described David assaulting her but later claimed that it was a misunderstanding? Sure, Jan. But Briana doesn’t seem too worried.

3. Even Briana hasn’t heard from her much lately

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She’s admitted that she hasn’t spoken to Jenelle regularly since David Eason’s brutal murder of Nugget.

4. That continued even after CPS came for the kids

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The court acted swiftly and in the best interests of the children by removing them from Jenelle and David’s house of horrors due to Jenelle’s “failure to protect” them.

5. Briana says she understands the unreturned texts

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“I haven’t spoken to Jenelle in a bit,” Briana admits to RadarOnline. “Due to the fact that she’s clearly tied up, dealing with a lot right now.”

6. Then Briana throws her support behind Jenelle

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“With that being said,” Briana announces. “I believe all kids should be with their moms, especially the younger ones.”

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Briana DeJesus: Is She Pregnant or What?!?

Briana DeJesus is not one to withhold her opinion on…

… well, pretty much anything.

The Teen Mom 2 star is often aware of what’s being said about her and unafraid to address the chatter in public. Straight on. With full candor.

Need a new case in point? We’re happy to provide one.

With rumors circulating that DeJesus is expecting her third child, the veteran reality star has signed on to Twittr in order to set the record straight about her womb and her life.

Scroll down to see what she has to say.

1. Briana Has Two Kids Already

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They are daughters named Stella, who is just over a year old, and Nova, who is seven years old.

2. She Also Has Two Baby Daddies

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Not throwing any sort of shade here, it’s just a fact.

3. Who is Stella’s Dad?

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His name is Luis Hernandez… and Briana is not a fan of him.

4. Why Not?

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In January of 2019, she called Luis out for being an absentee dad, telling a follower on social media: “He hardly ever checks up on her and I pay for her daycare now. He stopped making payments months ago.�

5. Briana Says Stella is Closer to Her Current Boyfriend Than Her Dad Even

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“I’M MAD that Stella opened up quicker to John verses her own father. SAD. @_BriBabyx3 #TeenMom2,� wrote one fan a few months ago, a sentiment that Briana was quick to agree with.

6. This is How She Replied:

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“John speaks to Stella every day via FaceTime. That’s why.�

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Briana DeJesus Talks Jenelle Evans, Devoin Austin, Plastic Surgery & More! (EXCLUSIVE)

Briana DeJesus has really worked her way into the Teen Mom 2 family, right?

A couple of years ago when we first learned that she’d be joining the cast, some people weren’t too happy about the news, but now things are different.

She fits right in, she and her family bring some much-needed humor to the show, and of course she brings the drama, too.

And so of course you’re going to want to hear what she had to say when we had this little chat …

1. Welcome to the Show!

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So … we like Briana, right?

2. Some Hesitation

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Of course it was a little weird when we heard that she’d be joining the cast of Teen Mom 2. After all, we’d been following Kailyn, Leah, Jenelle, and Chelsea for years at that point. Why add in a girl from Teen Mom 3?

3. Some Anger

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While some people didn’t understand her addition, plenty of others were straight up mad about it. It was a wild time to be a fan of a reality show about previously pregnant teens.

4. Making the Best of It

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But when her first season actually started airing, it didn’t take her long to prove that she definitely brought something new to the show.

5. Dang

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Remember her first season? She was pregnant with Stella and trying to figure the situation out with Luis, the guy who turned out to be a total deadbeat. She considered adoption. It was intense.

6. Curse You, Javi!

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And in her next season, we saw her brief relationship with Javi, which led to her longer-lasting feud with Kailyn.

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Teen Mom: The Definitive Trashy Tattoo Guide!

If you’re a fan of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2, then you know that many of the people on the MTV reality shows have tattoos.

You also know that a lot of the tattoos …

… well, they aren’t that great.

Some are poorly done, some are  kind of strange, and some are nightmarish and horrifying and just so completely, unbelievably bad.

So steady yourself, perhaps grab some smelling salts and some pearls to clutch, and let’s rank all the Teen Mom ink we can get our eyes on!

1. Amber’s Tattoo of Leah

Ambers tattoo of leah
Here, let’s just start with the worst of the worst, all right? This is Amber Portwood’s portrait of her daughter, Leah. It’s right on her stomach, it also features a gigantic rose, and it’s not finished. Will she ever get it finished? It’s hard to say. We will ever be able to get this haunting image out of our heads? Unlikely.

2. Choices

Choices
Since we’re already talking about Amber’s tattoos, she also got this matching tattoo with Matt Baier, back when they first started dating. It reads “vero amore,” which is supposed to be Italian for “true love.” So that’s embarrassing.

3. Speaking of Embarrassing …

Speaking of embarrassing
Matt also has this huge tattoo of Amber’s name right on his forearm. Just right there on his arm where he has to look at it all day, every day.

4. Ugh

Matt baier book cover
Matt actually has several tattoos, many of which you can see on his nude book cover. We won’t waste more time on him here, so if you feel the need to look more closely at his naked greasy bod here, then you have our blessing. However, we will say that on his other arm, he has a couple of Chinese characters that he says mean “clean and sober,” but that Teen Mom detectives have actually determined mean “Lisa.”

5. Why Though?

Why though
As hard as it may be to believe, Matt isn’t the only guy to get Amber Portwood’s name tattooed on his body — Gary Shirley made the exact same mistake. Thankfully he was smart enough (???) to get the tattoo on his shoulder instead of on his forearm though, and he’s since covered up.

6. It’s Gary Time

Its gary time
Gary also has a … what is that, a sun? A blob with tentacles? Whatever it is, he’s also got some tattoo right in the middle of his chest, peeking out through all his body hair.

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Briana DeJesus Slams Baby Daddy: You Never See Your Daughter!

Amid all the drama involving Jenelle Evans (and there’s a lot of it), it’s easy to forget that some members of the Teen Mom 2 cast are still just doing the mom stuff the show was supposed to focus on.

Of course, that often involves baby daddy drama, which is something that Briana DeJesus knows all about.

Briana’s relationship with Stella’s father Luis has always been strained, but in recent months, the situationnhas become untenable.

Fans have speculated that it’s Briana’s relationship with Johnny Rodriguez that’s causing the strife.

Others believe it’s Luis’ shotty parenting.

According to Briana, both play a role.

Take a look at her most recent comments on the matter:

1. Not Happy

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Briana might be all smiles here, but it seems the Teen Mom 2 star is NOT happy with her younger daughter’s father.

2. Deadbeat Dad?

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It seems Luis Hernandez has not been playing a very large role in the life of 18-month-old daughter Stella in recent months.

3. Filling In

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In fact, as many fans have noticed, it seems that Stella feels more comfortable around Briana’s new boyfriend, Johnny Rodriguez.

4. The New Dad

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That’s a surprising development, especially since Johnny lives in New York, while Briana and her daughters are still based out of Orlando.

5. So What Gives?

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Is Briana encouraging her daughter to form a closer relationship with Johnny than with Luis?

6. Clearing the Air

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That’s the assumption many fans jumped to, but Bri recently took to Twitter to argue that’s not the case.

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Briana DeJesus: Devoin Austin Almost KILLED Our Daughter!

If you’ve been keeping up with Briana DeJesus for any amount of time, then you know that she has troubled relationships with both of her children’s fathers.

Stella’s dad, Luis, is basically just a deadbeat.

But Briana’s relationship with Devoin Austin, Nova’s father, has always been a little more complicated.

We’ve seen Devoin try to be more active in Nova’s life only to be pushed away by Briana, but in the current season of Teen Mom 2, things have been changing.

They’re actually getting along now, believe it or not, and it’s been nice to see.

Except everything’s changed over a scary incident last week … an incident in which Nova could have literally died.

What’s going on?!

1. Jumping Right In

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There’s so much to get through here, so let’s just get right to it — last week, Briana tweeted something about how she wished she could show her girls’ fathers “what parenting is really like,” and when someone said that Devoin at least could step up, she replied with “No he couldn’t. He f-cked up big time and I’ll never trust him again.”

2. Uh Oh

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Later, she added “Lol I gave that man an inch and he took a whole f-cking yard and ducked up bad and Nova is never allowed to be with him alone again.”

3. One Day …

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Her followers wanted to know what happened, because of course they did, but she said “One day you guys will see what happened, til now there’s no reason to sell this story to the press. I just wanna move on with my life.�

4. Surprise!

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But it turns out that “one day” will just be in a few weeks when the Teen Mom 2 reunion show airs. We know that because someone in attendance revealed on Reddit that “Bri is pissed at Devoin right now because of something that happened last week, but Devoin owned up to it and the crowd loved him.”

5. Oh Wow

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The person then elaborated by explaining “He got really drunk on one of Nova’s visits, which was supposed to be an overnight. They were at a pool while he was drunk and apparently Nova can’t swim. Bri picked Nova up – nothing happened to her, but now Bri isn’t comfortable with Nova going there alone.�

6. And Here We Go

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So that’s a pretty big deal, right? And that’s what set off the insane rant Briana went on last night.

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Teen Mom 2 Season 9 Reunion: All the Photos From the Explosive Night!

The Teen Mom 2 Season 9 reunion taping was unlike any other in the show’s history.

For one, the fear of violence was such that the cast members filmed their interview segments separately.

Despite the steps taken to avoid drama (or even violence) Jenelle Evans stormed off stage during the taping after being confronted by host Nessa.

But even though Jenelle had a bad time — or perhaps because of that fact — insiders say the reunion was the most fun in recent memory.

Cast members separated by great geographic distances had the chance to catch up, exchange notes — and, of course — pose for some pics.

Here’s a collection of the best photos from what was apparently a very memorable occasion:

1. Kail and Leah

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Kail and Leah are among the few TM2 cast members who take time out of their schedules and travel in order to see one another. We’re sure they look forward to hanging at the reunion every year.

2. The DeBoers at De Reunion

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Chelsea Houska and husband were in high spirits as always. See? Reality TV fame and domestic bliss don’t HAVE to be mutually exclusive.

3. The DeJesus Sisters

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Briana brought along her younger sister, Britanny. Thankfully, Brit didn’t have occasion to pull anyone’s hair this year.

4. Briana Is All Smiles

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Briana actually seemed to enjoy herself at this year’s reunion. Apparently, that’s actually possible!

5. Kail and Vee

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Jo who? Sure Kail’s first baby daddy is married to Vee Torres, but that hasn’t stopped these two from forming a close friendship.

6. Jeremy Calvert Returns

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Jeremy Calvert attended the reunion as a guest of Leah Messer’s! Make of that information what you will.

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Teen Mom 2 Season 9 Reunion: Will ANY of the Cast Be There?!

Well, it’s that time again.

Another Teen Mom 2 reunion is upon us, and usually, that means intense drama, awkward stare-downs, and maybe even some hair-pulling.

This year, however, we might end up with Dr. Drew Pinsky alone on stage with some crickets and tumbleweed.

Over the weekend, two of the moms took to Twitter to declare that they will not be attending the reunion.

And major questions remain about the attendance of at least one other.

Based on the tweets and the latest updates from The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, here’s everything we know so far about what’s shaping up to be the most sparsely-attended reunion show in Teen Mom history:

1. Mom Drama

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Normally, this is the time when the ladies of Teen Mom 2 would be planning their descent on New York. But things are a little different this year …

2. Disaster In Manhattan

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As you may recall, last year’s reunion was something of a debacle. You might even call it an old-fashioned clusterf–k.

3. Showdowns

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There was a tense stand-off between Kailyn Lowry and Briana DeJesus backstage, and Bri’s sister Brittany later viciously yanked on Kail’s hair.

4. And No-Shows

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Jenelle Evans, meanwhile, didn’t even make the trip to NYC. Instead, Dr. Drew traveled to her home in North Carolina for an interview.

5. The 2019 Scene

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Naturally, fans are curious about who will be in attendance at this year’s reunion. Unfortunately, the answer keeps changing.

6. Tea From Kail

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“A little birdie told me briana isn’t going to the reunion. Which is funny cause I’m not either. Let’s see how this goes,� Kail tweeted over the weekend.

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