Kailyn Lowry to Briana DeJesus: Since You Tried to Bang My Baby Daddy, I’m Gonna Bang Yours!

The feud between Kailyn Lowry and Briana DeJesus is one of the most intense in the history of the Teen Mom franchise.

And every time we think the co-stars have decided to ease up on each other, one of them talks some random trash and kicks off the whole thing all over again.

This time, Kail was the instigator, and she basically left Briana with no choice but to shoot back.

Both ladies dragged the other one’s baby daddies into the debate, and the whole thing escalated with record speed.

Needless to say, it’s been entertaining as hell, and it’s almost certainly not over.

Here’s a quick recap of everything that’s happened so far:

1. The Forever Feud

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Kailyn Lowry and Briana DeJesus are back at it. The Teen Mom 2 co-stars have been at each other’s throats for years, and it looks as though their never-ending feud just escalated overnight.

2. Father’s Day Drama

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The spat started innocently enough with Briana sharing a screenshot of an Instagram Story that a fan had sent her wishing all single moms a happy Father’s Day.

3. Self-Shout-Out

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“Happy fathers day to all the fathers but Happy fathers day to the single mothers out there who play both roles, y’all all right with me,” the post read. “Happy fathers day [Briana DeJesus].”

4. She Knew What She Was Doing

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For some reason, Kail saw the meme reposted on a fan site and decided to stir the pot by commenting, “Happy Father’s Day, @devoinaustin,” referring to the father of Bri’s oldest daughter, Nova.

5. Speaking of Baby Daddies

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This led fans to accuse Kail of pettiness. Several asked if she wished a happy Father’s Day to her own baby daddy, Chris Lopez, to which Kail replied, “Sure did!”

6. Rallying the Troops

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Shortly thereafter, a random fan came to Kail’s defense, arguing that Briana is the one who’s really to blame here, as she “refuses to grow up and move on.”

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Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2: The Complete Babies and Children Guide!

The girls from Teen Mom are good at many things.

They’re good at creating reality show magic, and they’re good at writing memoirs.

Some of them have even tried to start music careers, and while none of those were actually good … well, it was nice that they tried.

But we can probably all agree that the area where the Teen Moms really excel is the baby-making area.

Because they have so. Many. Babies.

1. Sophia (Farrah Abraham and Derek Underwood)

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Oh, Soph. Unlike many of her Teen Mom tot counterparts, Sophia lives the life of luxury, thanks to her mother, non-porn star Farrah Abraham. Seriously, the younger Abraham has had her own clothing line, dabbles in child modeling, receives $900 when the tooth fairy pays a visit, and is even beginning her own music career. (Sophia’s father, Derek, died in a car accident while Farrah was still pregnant; Derek’s grave is the site of many memorable TM scenes, which some believe to be shamelessly orchestrated by Farrah). Sophia is going to be a handful when she grows up at this rate … the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as they say.

2. Leah (Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley)

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Amber Portwood shares darling little Leah Shirley with her ex, Gary. Gary has custody, and he’s had it since Amber went to prison a few years back for all that domestic violence and drug stuff. Leah seems like a really smart, sweet girl, which is all thanks to Gary and his wife, Kristina — from what we’ve seen, Amber doesn’t spend a whole lot of time with her.

3. James (Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon)

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Amber welcomed her second child, James, with Andrew Glennon in the spring of 2018. Their relationship survived about a year after that, because as it turned out, Amber still had a violent streak. She was convicted of assaulting Andrew in 2019, and now they share custody of James — and Amber isn’t allowed to show him off on the show.

4. Emilee (Gary and Kristina Shirley)

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Gary went on to have one child after leaving his disastrous relationship with Amber — he and his wife, Kristina, have a daughter named Emilee.

5. Carly (Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra)

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When step-siblings turned lovers Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra made the decision to give their baby Carly up for adoption, it marked one of the most touching, bittersweet moments in reality TV history. What made it all the more incredible was that they stayed involved in her life – albeit with some bumps in the road – ever since.

6. Nova (Catelynn and Tyler)

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Tyler and Catelynn kept and are raising Novalee Reign Baltierra together, not that it’s been easy. Catelynn has struggled greatly with postpartum depression, leading to multiple inpatient stays at a psychiatric facility in Arizona.

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Kailyn Lowry Claims Chris Lopez Abused Her in Shocking Leaked Messages

The relationship between Kailyn Lowry and Chris Lopez …

Where do we even start?

It’s not good, it’s never been good, and there have been times when it was an absolute disaster.

But now, in a leaked Instagram message allegedly from Kailyn herself, we’re learning a little more about the dynamic between them.

And it’s worse than we ever thought.

1. What a Story

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Kailyn and Chris have never really had a traditional relationship — like she recently revealed that she started hooking up with him when she was still married to Javi, so …

2. A Look Back

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She got pregnant with Lux, their first child together, right around the time her divorce from Javi was finalized, but it’s not like they were forbidden lovers finally free to be together.

3. Oh

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Nope, turns out Chris had another girlfriend throughout the pregnancy.

4. Rude

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He never came to her appointments, he never showed much interest at all, though he did show up to the hospital after Lux was born, and he hung around for a little while afterwards.

5. Oh No

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But then, according to Kailyn, things got pretty bad — she wrote in one of her books that he broke a window in her bedroom, and that he also broke in the back door of her home while her children were there.

6. Breaking Up?

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They became estranged for a while, but she seemed to hold onto hope that he’d come around.

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Teen Mom Checking Social Media of ALL Stars After Kailyn Lowry Racism Scandal

Last week, Kailyn Lowry deleted her Twitter as fans called for her to be fired for appalling racism after an older Teen Mom 2 clip resurfaced.

Now, MTV is forcing all of its stars to undergo social media “background checks” … or risk being fired.

A troubling video has resurfaced in which Kailyn Lowry uses a racist dogwhistle when describing her own son, Isaac.

“When he goes over there, you have him dress a certain way; you have him look a certain way; you have his hair cut a certain way,” Kail told Jo.

“And,” she says while confronting her baby daddy, “that’s not who he is.”

“I think you forget about the fact that he’s half-white and he’s half-Hispanic,” Kailyn reminded him.

“I feel like you dress him in a stereotypical way,” Kailyn accused Jo, “and I don’t like it.”

“I don’t understand what your description of how I dress him is,” Jo protested.

“You dress him like a thug!” Kail exclaimed.

Infamously, thug has become almost exclusively used against men of color, often said with a venomous tone. Fans are horrified.

“Bahahahahahaha ok, I’m not racist,” Kailyn declared on Twitter at the time.

Saying that you’re not racist is one thing, but laughing off a serious accusation is … not great.

Kail added at the time: “Gotta make good TV somehow!”

Is that good television? Is the secret ingredient racism?

At the time, Toni Ziegler told The Ashley that despite her social media claims, Kailyn wished that she had spoken differently.

“Kail does regret saying that,” she affirmed.

Toni explained that Kailyn regretted saying it “because she wants Isaac to embrace both of his cultures.”

“But,” she stressed, “it didn’t go down quite how it’s being shown.”

“She was wrong to say it, for sure,” Toni agreed.

“But,” she explained, “she was upset that Jo tries to change Isaac’s life and look so much whenever he goes over there.”

“Plus, a lot of the time Jo just does it because he knows it makes Kail mad,” Toni accused.

She characterized: “He likes to push her buttons.”

Right now, millions of Americans are courageously march in protest of racism and escalating police violence from coast to coast.

It is a time of reckoning for many racist individuals and institutions, from lethal police policies to widely criticized shows like Cops.

So it is no surprise that, this time, Kail’s clip is getting more attention on social media than it has in the past.

People are more aware and motivated now than ever before of how horrific the impact of racism can be.

So why are people calling for Kailyn, in particular, to be fired?

It’s not just that she used an infamous racist dogwhistle … it’s that she used it to refer to her own son.

Kailyn, they note, has multiple biracial children, and should be the absolute last person to use harmful language like that.

Sadly, having friends, partners, and children of color does not prevent a person from being racist.

The Ashley reports that, on Thursday and Friday of last week, the Teen Mom cast members received some news.

They were informed that they must now undergo background checks and complete reviews of their social media accounts.

A third party media company will conduct this review of all accounts, past and present, spanning the past 10 years.

This applies to the titular moms, but also to other cast members such as the dads.

“The cast members were informed that they have to fill out a complete background check,” a production source reveals.

“They were told if they don’t complete the background check, or refuse,” the insider shares, “they may not be allowed to appear on the [next] season of the show.”

“Some cast members were freaking out,” the source characterizes.

“And,” the insider continues, they were “saying it’s unfair to subject them to such intense scrutiny, after being with the show for 10 years.”

“The [producers] were being pretty cryptic, too,” the source describes.

“And,” the insider added, producers “would not tell the cast what the company is looking for.”

Apparently they were not sharing that “or what happens if something that’s ‘problematic’ is found during the search.”

Of course, it is unknown if producers are receiving the same treatment. They may simply not know.

“It’s ridiculous,” a production source complained.

“[Viacom] already has Season 10 [of ‘Teen Mom 2’] in the can,” the insider notes.

“So,” the source griped, “to try to do this now is dumb.”

Is it dumb to do due diligence for people who are paid massive sums of money to appear on people’s TV screens?

“They are just trying to get ahead of any possible ‘problems’ fans will dig up on social media and they’ll have to deal with,” the source notes.

“They have not been told what happens exactly if something ‘bad’ is found,” the insider shares.

“So,” the source explains, “everyone is going through their stuff with a fine-tooth comb right now.”

Well, that is good advice for anyone, right?

Sometimes, people can feel that the search for “bad takes” goes too far. Sometimes, that can be true.

After all, we can all learn and grow as people. There are things that someone could tweet in 2012 that they would never repeat in 2020.

But some things transcend that. Some things aren’t bad jokes or ignorant takes, but appalling and racist no matter when they were said.

It is not unreasonable for a company to hold public figures to a higher standard — especially when that company wants to avoid boycotts.

Briana DeJesus: I Really Think Kailyn Lowry is Racist!

People have been talking about racism a lot lately, for obvious reasons.

In the celebrity gossip realm, some of this discussion has involved bringing up old incidences of racism from famous people.

And because of that, some of those famous people have been seeing some consequences for their words and actions.

Everybody saw the controversy with Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules, which saw four cast members fired just this month.

MTV, a network never known for being too selective as far as who it casts on reality shows, has had a rough few weeks too.

Dee Nguyen was fired from The Challenge and Taylor Selfridge, of The Challenge as well as Teen Mom, also got the chop.

Where will it stop? Has the carnage just begun at these networks?

Some people think MTV should get rid of some other Teen Mom stars as well, and Kailyn Lowry is high on that list.

Kailyn’s history of racism or at least racially insensitive comments has become a hot topic on the Internet these days.

And it looks like one of her co-stars and rivals, Briana DeJesus, has a thing or two to say about Lowry and her fate.

Let’s get into it, shall we?

1. Mortal Enemies

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As Teen Mom 2 fans are keenly aware, Briana DeJesus and Kailyn Lowry have never gotten along, and there are a lot of reasons for that. But one of them in particular stands out.

2. This Guy

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This friggin’ guy. Javi Marroquin dated Briana after he and Kailyn got divorced, and while Javi Marroquin dates a lot of people and/or cheats on them with randoms in his bathroom or Crossfit gym, Kailyn was especially upset about this one. Lowry thought both Marroquin and DeJesus were very disrespectful to her during all of this.

3. Ugh

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It didn’t help that at one point, he was hooking up with both of them either at the same time or in a period of time so close together that if there wasn’t overlap technically, there certainly was emotionally.

4. Throwing Down

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Kailyn and Briana nearly got into physical fights more than once, and they’ve exchanged plenty of insults through the years. These are not women who like to mince words, or pull punches … sometimes literally.

5. Hold Up Though

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More on that in a bit. Right now, let’s switch gears real fast and talk about why people think Kailyn Lowry is racist and how that’s become a hot topic in June 2020.

6. Yikes

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One big thing is a resurfaced clip from an old episode of Teen Mom 2 in which Kailyn complained about how Jo Rivera, the father of her first son Isaac, had their son’s hair cut.

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Kailyn Lowry Called Out For Racist Remarks: I Don’t Want My Son Dressing Like a Hispanic Thug!

Over the course of June 2020, many reality stars have been called out for racially insensitive comments or actions.

From Vanderpump Rules firing half its cast to Taylor Selfridge getting canned by MTV, it’s been a wild few weeks.

Some have lost their jobs. Others have been spared by the court of public opinion after issuing heartfelt apologies.

Or at least apologies that passed as heartfelt, and perhaps actions that were long enough or innocent enough ago.

But it’s a fine line, to be sure, and the latest to find herself in hot water with her own fan base is Kailyn Lowry.

As has often been the case in recent weeks, Lowry is in trouble for comments she made quite some time ago.

Kail’s remarks, like many others across the TV world, have been reevaluated online in light of recent of events. 

Will she save her job by saying the right things – or make the situation worse with her efforts to make it go away?

What did she say and when, and what actually happened compared to some of the rumors online? You be the judge:

1. Busted

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Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry has never been one to mince words, for better or worse. This is part of the reason a lot of fans love her, but she’s also raised plenty of eyebrows over the years. And here we are again. She’s in some trouble over some insensitive comments she made toward her first baby daddy, Jo Rivera, back in 2014.

2. In Deep

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Kail and Jo had a rough ride during their relationship, but seem to have settled into a nice co-parenting routine in recent years. Now, it may be up to Jo (and to a certain extent, the Teen Mom-watching public who has followed their ups and downs) to decide if Kail deserves forgiveness.

3. Yikes

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Kail’s longtime rival and Teen Mom 2 co-star, Briana DeJesus, tweeted this clip of a problematic conversation between Kail and Jo from years ago on the MTV franchise.

4. Angry Bri

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“Wtf did I just watch. Smh,” Briana tweeted alongside the clip, which is all the more powerful given that it’s Kailyn on screen. Briana talks hella s–t sometimes, and is never one to mince words either, but this is what it is – an actual scene from Teen Mom 2.

5. Beloved By Her Bosses?

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When a fan suggested that DeJesus is trying to get Lowry fired, Bri didn’t exaclty deny it. Who knows if that’s really her intention. But she shot back, “She won’t get fired. Mtv favors her too much.”

6. The Aftermath

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Briana obviously has firsthand knowledge of Kail and her relationship with her bosses. DeJesus dated Javi Marroquin, the father of Kailyn’s second child, for a brief period, and co-stars with them both on MTV. But regardless, it’s hard to imagine Lowry won’t experience some kind of fallout for her remarks – especially since fans seem very upset by what she said.

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Teen Mom: The Definitive, Tragically Trashy Tattoo Guide, Back and Trashier Than Ever!

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 …

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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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Kailyn Lowry Trashes Critics of Fourth Pregnancy: Mind Your Friggen Business!

Even Kailyn Lowry’s harshest critics should keep one thing in mind: at least she’s better that Jenelle Evans.

But she is still getting bombarded with questions about her fourth pregnancy, And folks, Kail has had enough.

Taking to TikTok as she has before, Kailyn Lowry is using social media to express her deep frustrations with fan questions.

“Why 4 kids?” one quoted fan question asks.

Another question pops up, reading: “Do you know what birth control is?”

The first could be read as innocuous but blunt. The second is a confrontational question.

“Are you gonna try for a girl?” another question reads.

Notably, Kail has sort of addressed this, saying that she would do gender selection for baby #5.

Another asks: “Do you want [any more]?”

That seems to be up in the air, given Kail’s current life situation and relationship status.

“Aren’t you tired?” another fan asks.

We can only assume that the answer to this question is yes.

“Will you have another baby dad?” reads another commonly asked fan question.

So many questions, and so little tact.

“I don’t know,” Kail repeatedly mouths as the music plays in the TikTok video.

The music is incorrectly listed on TikTok as “original sound.”

The song is actually “Steppin'” by Supa Dupa Humble Feat. Mills Supreme.

If you don’t recognize music yourself, you can always check to make sure that you’re giving credit where credit is due.

Then comes Kailyn’s reply to the constant life-choices-shaming and mom-shaming that she receives.

“I don’t ask y’all to babysit,” Kail points out.

“So,” she demands, “mind your business.”

It’s true that Kailyn is a public figure, but there are lines that should not be crossed, right?

First of all, whether Kailyn does or does not opt to build a tiny human being in her uterus and then yeet it out is entirely up to her.

Her body, her choice extends to having kids just as much as it extends to not having kids.

While some fan questions are to be expected, people need to keep in mind that it’s not up to them.

It’s not up to fans, it’s not up to her existing baby daddies. It’s Kail’s call.

That doesn’t mean that fans can’t ask questions, of course.

Some of the more well-meaing queries have seemed to revolve around Kail’s choice in baby daddy.

Chris Lopez is, to put it bluntly, not a good dude.

Fans hate to see Kail further cement her ties to this man, and they feel that her future child deserves a better father.

But even the most well-meaning questions and suggestions in the world aren’t likely to do much.

Kail has made it extremely clear that she is not going to change her entire life to please fans.

That means that harassing her will not accomplish anything other than add to her stress.

Do we need to be piling onto a pregnant woman’s mentions with harsh words? Probably not.

If you have a bone to pick with Kailyn, you could talk with other fans about her alarming anti-vaxx stance.

While her first two children were lucky enough to get proper medical care, Lux has not been so lucky.

We can only hope that she will come around and follow the advice of doctors.

Lux and Baby #4 shouldn’t have to wait until they’re teens and can sneak off to a clinic for vaccinations, as some teens have done.

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