On part two of Season 5’s Teen Mom 2 reunion, Kailyn revealed a secret that made Javi furious, while Jo and Vee had some interesting news of their own.
Dr. Drew also zeroed in on Jenelle Evans, Nathan Griffith and her mother Barbara, who got real and personal with the doctor and the MTV audience.
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While last week focused primarily on Leah Messer and Chelsea Houska, it was Jenelle, and Kailyn Lowry, in the hot seat this week with Dr. Drew.
Jenelle Evans‘ segment focused on her plans to secure full custody of her five-year-old son Jace, who is now under the care of her mother Barbara.
After over a year of sobriety and welcoming her son Kaiser with boyfriend Nathan Griffith, Jenelle said she’s prepared to become a full-time mother of two.
“I know I don’t completely got my life together as in being married for a couple of years and then having a career and doing it the right way,” Jenelle admits.
“But I’m happy enough to where I’m stable enough to have him.”
You don’t always see that kind of self-awareness if you watch Teen Mom 2 online, and Nathan said he was also invested in caring for Jace full-time.
“I know [Kaiser] has a bright future with both of us. I want Jace to not feel left out. I want him to have the same opportunity that I’m going to give my son.”
“I just think he needs a strong fatherly figure.”
Would Barbara be swayed by these words?
Despite agreeing to transition Jace to Jenelle’s care over the next year during the Teen Mom 2 Season 5 finale, Barbara sang a different tune on the reunion.
“We’re contemplating it,” Barbara Evans said, adding somewhat surprisingly of the couple that, “I think Nathan is the one pushing it more than Jenelle.”
“Jace only knows me and I’m his whole world,” she went on, bluntly. “If I relinquish custody to Jenelle, let me tell you this, it’s going to be a slow process.”
Ouch. Doesn’t sound promising, Jenelle.
A classic Barbara Evans GIF from Teen Mom 2. She lays into Jenelle a lot.
Kailyn Lowry, meanwhile, may not get the headlines Jenelle frequently inspires, but her segment was incredibly dramatic last night for a few reasons.
Her mom, Suzy, and her alcoholic tendencies drove a wedge between Kailyn and her husband Javi Marroquin, after she told him she left their son in her care.
“I took Lincoln to her house and Javi doesn’t know. I came back two hours later and she was trashed,” Kailyn said. “I just got myself together and never spoke to her again.”
“I don’t want to talk to her ever again.”
Javi, upon hearing this, was LIVID:
“I said I don’t want Lincoln going over there by himself and sure enough, I was right. I’m so furious. I don’t know what she did, but she was drunk with my son!”
Kailyn claimed she believed that her mother would remain clean, and despite this fact and how angry Javi was, said she will always give her another chance.
Javi admits he feels distant from Kailyn lately, while according to Lowry, their relationship is not in jeopardy as much as it is fluid, a work in progress.
“Once Lincoln was born it was hard for me. It was hard for us. There was a time when I struggled a lot,” he said. “I don’t feel anything between us.”
Meanwhile, her former man Jo Rivera, with whom she has a four-year-old son Isaac, ironically stepped in to serve as the voice of reason for the couple.
Jo agreed that they “shouldn’t be left alone unsupervised” but said “I think that’s important” for both Kailyn’s sons to get to know their grandma growing up.
Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley FIGHT on MTV’s Teen Mom. It’s one for the ages right here.
Javi and Kailyn are not the only ones having problems. Jo’s live-in girlfriend, Vee Torres, also revealed that their romance has also been on the rocks of late.
“I had to move out because he wanted space,” Vee said, lamenting that, “I’ve been through a lot this past month and it’s still heavy on me a little bit.”
Yikes. Plenty of tension to go around.
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