Hello, everyone! I’m Janis Slick and I am lucky enough to be helping Tamara finish this Teen Mom 2 Reunion recap. I have really enjoyed this season and the best way to commemorate the end is by discussing it here with all of you! So I hope you’ll join me in the comment section after so we can share our feelings on the season. On Part 3 of the Teen Mom 2 Reunion, we start with Chelsea, Randy, and Cole. It’s Cole’s first Reunion appearance, surprisingly. We start with flashbacks of Chelsea’s panic attacks and the break-in at her house. Cole apparently leaves loving, encouraging notes taped all around the house for her. My heart melts
Now Let’s Hear From The Fans
Fan Question (FQ): “How do you protect and care for your mental health?” Very important question! Chelsea says, don’t be afraid to go to your doctor, take medication and time for yourself. Cole adds, don’t be afraid to share. Chelsea acknowledges it can be hard for Cole to understand since he doesn’t suffer from anxiety.
FQ: “How do you guys keep a calm head with your ex’s?” Chelsea says she doesn’t have a choice. Randy says you have to accept that it is what it is and decide if you’re going to be happy, or not. “Que sera, sera” is a favorite saying of mine. “Whatever will be, will be.” Randy says Chelsea kept waiting for the fairytale, she just needed a different prince. Cole says he’s right here.
A woman in the audience commends Cole for being a great stepfather to Aubree. She asks Chelsea, “What would you say to other mothers and their children who are struggling with abandonment from their child’s fathers?” Chelsea admits she doesn’t know what to tell Aubree sometimes, but she tries to raise her to be confident and strong.
Jenelle, Barbara, And Brittany
I am surprised by this trio being on the couch together even though I know it is because of the IG Live fiasco. FQ: “How frustrating it is that people constantly forget that you are real people, with real lives and problems?” Brittany says viewers only see a small piece of their life and that shouldn’t give them the right to judge her. Jenelle says we don’t get to see her change diapers. Brittany says she blocks all “haters” on social media; she doesn’t need the wrinkles that come from their negativity.
FQ: “Is Barb single and ready to mingle?” She’s single, but she ain’t mingling. She’s never going to date a man again. Dr. Drew asks, “What about a woman?” No.
An audience member asks Jenelle if she regrets posting the video of her burning Kailyn’s hair products, since it supposedly helped her more than it hurt her? Kail claims she made $10,000 in one day’s sales from it. Jenelle says no because she has her own projects going on. She doesn’t just slap her name on any product. Then she says Kailyn claimed she sent the gift to all of the girls but she didn’t send one to Briana. I don’t think she answered the question.
Nathan And Barbara
I always love seeing these two together. Nathan thinks he would do well with primary custody because he will have a lot more one-on-one time with Kaiser. There are a lot of things he disagrees with that Kaiser deals with on The Land. I respect the diplomacy of that answer.
Dr. Drew asks if some of that concern is about David? 100%, Nathan says. Obviously. When Dr. Drew asks Barb if she’s concerned, her voice goes up three octaves as she says she thinks he’s doing fine over there. He’s a rough and tumble boy. She admits Nathan should have more involvement, but he still lives in Florida. He’d be willing to move. He wants Kaiser to have a relationship with Jenelle and he wouldn’t pull a child away from his mother. But when Kaiser is at The Land he has zero communication with him. Nathan says he can have as much conversation with David as he can a banshee.
Jace’s Sperm Donor Appears
Andrew, Jace’s sperm donor, comes out wearing a winter coat. Barb is shocked to see him. She whispers to Dr. Drew that Jace is upstairs. I wonder if they are legally allowed to be there together. It seems kind of messed up that they wouldn’t warn Barb that he would be there, especially if they knew Jace was coming. Andrew says he’s tried to be involved with Jace but Jenelle has always prevented it. Nathan says he can go through lawyers. Barb tells him he needs to be more consistent in Jace’s life. He claims he doesn’t have her number to reach out. But she’s had the same one since Jace was born. He has never sent a single gift, card, or even phone call to his son.
Dr. Drew asks what he has been doing for the last 8 years and he says he’s been busting his ass getting himself straight. He mentions his modeling career, which I’ve always found hard to believe. He says he earned his Bachelor’s in Cinematic Arts from USC. Then he starting helping to feed the homeless in LA.. Dr. Drew asks, where in LA is he feeding the homeless? Andrew tells him “just hospitals, random ones.” Dr. Drew tells him this is a HIPAA violation, they don’t feed homeless at hospitals. Andrew stutters out that he feeds homeless in New York at churches. He says if he passes a homeless person, he’ll give them something to eat.
Another Special Alcoholic
Dr. Drew mentions that a few years back, Andrew wasn’t able to travel into North Carolina because he was behind on child support. Nathan grins from ear to ear. Barbara winks at Dr. Drew. She says she is the one who pressed the child support because she solely supports Jace. Andrew says he pays $100/weekly right out of his paycheck. He says he is sober and no longer drinks, but he wasn’t “deadly addicted”. I’m guessing he’s a Luann-type-special-alcoholic. When Dr. Drew asks Andrew if he’s using drugs now, he tells him “No. If you wanna give me a drug test right now, I’ll pass it with flying colors, I swear to god.” It reminds me of another Housewife offering to take a lie detector test that no one requested.
Nathan points out that Jenelle has a history of dating men with a substance abuse issues, so maybe she herself is a concern around the children. Barb proudly boasts about Jace acing Latin even though he’s only in 4th grade. Amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant!
Kailyn And Leah
Finally, we are seeing two of our Moms together! Production celebrates by creating a montage of them discussing their struggling love lives with immature jerk-boys.
FQ: “Kail, what’s your biggest pet peeve when it comes to dating?” Kail said she’s never been on a real date, even though she was on a dating show. She basically jumps right into relationships, or pumps and dumps. Leah says she basically does the opposite. She’s all about the courtship.
Kail is asked if she thinks it’s easier to date someone with kids. She says no because of baby mama drama. The next audience member asks if there is a way to tell if a man will make a good father. Leah says stability-a home and job. Kail says don’t count them out if they are jobless. Nessa says DO count them out. Kail points out that they could be a stay at home dad. Fair point.
Next , they are asked about guys who try to date them because they are famous. Kail accuses Javi of doing just that. She claims he got picked for another MTV show before he met her. Then, he conveniently ended up at Kail’s job at the mall. The other show Javi was offered was a True Life show about getting back with your ex, and the other girl didn’t want any part of him.
Briana, Roxanne, Brittany, And Devoin
Brittany has learned what she did was wrong last year, attacking Kailyn. She stands by defending her sister. She claims she didn’t know Chelsea was pregnant at the time because she doesn’t watch the show. If Roxanne had been there, she would have yanked both their hairs.
Then, they show a clip filmed last month with Devoin drinking while he had Nova and her friends at the pool. We see him nodding out in Briana’s car with an open container spilling. Nova is in the back seat looking heart broken. You can tell Roxanne and Brittany have love and respect for Devoin. You can also tell that pisses Briana off. Devoin is at least humbler this week and admitting he made a big mistake. He says it’s not Briana’s side and Devoin’s side. It’s right and wrong. He was wrong. Briana says she needs 100%, 365 days a year from him. Devoin agrees.
Chelsea And Cole
Cole says he knew he was meant to be a dad. Chelsea says Watson is like a mini-Cole and she’s proud to bring more people into the world like him. An audience member asks if they know how soon they’ll start having kids. Cole basically says he’d start tonight. Chelsea wants to be skinny for one summer. I have no children and still have never been skinny for one summer. Chelsea says Aubree is the best big sister and a great helper.
Aubree comes out on stage looking like a little princess. She’s blushing deeply. When Nessa asks her the broad question of what’s been going on, she makes a little peep sound and admits she’s nervous. She’s holding Cole’s hand and has her other hand on Chelsea’s leg. She’s adorable. Her favorite thing about her parents is that if she’s feeling upset, they make her happy.
Jade Cline from Young and Pregnant will be replacing Jenelle on Teen Mom 2. I welcome the change, hope for more positivity in the show, and continue to wish for the safety and happiness of Jenelle. My favorite part of Teen Mom 2 is getting to watch and talk about their adorable children. No matter if you agree on their parenting styles and choices or not, you’ll have a tough time convincing me they all haven’t raised absolutely perfect babies. Thank you all, Tamara especially, for letting me recap Part 3 of the Teen Mom 2 Reunion for you! Meet me in the comment section to let me know what you think!