On Teen Mom Season 11 Episode 8, tensions erupted when the moms were forced to confront not only their own person problems, but one another.
Amber, Farrah, Maci and Catelynn have been shown separately through this season so far, confronting their own problems and doing their own things.
When Farrah Abraham returned after being MIA for the first 4-5 weeks, that all changed. Especially for Maci Bookout, who had big time issues with it.
Fast forward to on Teen Mom Season 11 Episode 8 and the gang was all due in New York to do press for the MTV show. So very meta of Teen Mom.
If you watch Teen Mom online, you know Farrah came back with a chip on her shoulder - and that was before she knew just how Maci felt about her.
“I don’t judge Farrah or dislike her, but Bentley’s in kindergarten," Maci explained to co-stars Amber Portwood, Catelynn Lowell, and Tyler Baltierra.
"So kids already ask him about being on TV. And now it’s like ‘Oh, is your mom the one who did a sex tape? Is your mom the one who did a porn?'"
Couple of side notes here before we proceed:
- If Bentley's kindergarten friends know that the Farrah Abraham porn exists, all hope is lost and we're afraid for society on many levels;
- Farrah told THG in our exclusive interview that either Bookout is a hater or she was coached to say all this stuff for ratings.
Just some food for thought re: point #2.
In any case, Catelynn and Tyler weren't quite as negative about Farrah's return, but he did question titling her "sex tape" Backdoor Teen Mom.
“There’s no shame in porn,” Tyler said. “If you want to go do porn, do porn. But we’re attached to it. At what price are you going to sell your dignity, man?"
"I tell ya, it’d better be a high one.”
It was reportedly in the seven figures, so at least she got paid. Farrah has no regrets, either, saying Maci is fake as f--k and a piece of s--t for complaining.
“Hey Maci, why are you here?” Farrah shouted. “I think you should not be here because you don’t want to be here. Bye-bye! My life’s not about porn."
"I have a child too, I see her every day, it doesn’t affect her. If it was about Bentley, that would be something else. Bentley doesn’t even know my name.”
“I don’t feel I need to apologize,” Maci said in response. “I’m not going to change what I think is right for my own son just because I hurt your feelings.”
Abraham then lost her s--t, snapping, “Maci, do you even know what’s right for your own self? What’s right for her son has nothing to do with me!”
“I can have better conversations with my 6-year-old,” Bookout said, walking out of the room with her bump in tow. “I don’t have time for this, I’m pregnant!”
Catelynn and Amber, while not as livid about Farrah taking part on the show, did take issue with some of her critiques of their respective memoirs.
“I don’t judge anyone’s life, either way,” Farrah said, but Cate noted that she did, in fact, call them out for not putting their kid(s) on their book cover.
“It’s a slap in the face when you’re coming at us on Twitter,” Amber agreed, though Farrah said it was just an observation, "no passive aggressiveness."
Ultimately, it was Lowell who was the voice of reason, saying "it’s not worth holding grudges or having to feel like we can’t just be ourselves."
“We are all trying to do the same thing here. We’re trying to make sure our kids are educated, healthy, stable, and that’s all that should matter."