At long last, months and months after we learned that Farrah Abraham had been fired from Teen Mom OG, we finally have news that MTV has officially replaced her.
And the mom they picked … well, you’re not going to believe it.
Really, you’re not going to believe it, because it doesn’t make any sense.
It’s not Mackenzie McKee, even though she was the obvious choice, and we’d been hearing over and over again that she was going to be taking Farrah’s place.
It’s not any of the other Teen Mom 3 girls.
It’s not even someone from any of the seasons of 16 and Pregnant.
Nope, according to a new report from The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, Cheyenne Floyd will be rounding out the Teen Mom OG cast going forward.
And if your only thought is "Who?", then you’re not alone.
There’s a chance you may be familiar with Cheyenne though — she has appeared on other MTV reality shows like Are You the One? and The Challenge.
She’s 25 years old, and she shares a one-year-old daughter named Ryder with Cory Wharton, another cast member from The Challenge.
You don’t have to be great at math to realize that that means she was never a Teen Mom, but sure, MTV, great choice.
It’s going to be weird because not only is she going to ruin the "original girls" thing the show has going on now, and not only is she going to be unfamiliar to many, if not most viewers, but she’s also never had the experience of being a teen mom.
Which, you know, is what the entire show is supposed to be about.
Sure, things are different now that the OG cast members have been famous and pretty wealthy for several years, but still … it’s weird.
The Ashley says that while MTV was considering Mackenzie McKee or even Mackenzie Standifer, Ryan Edwards’ wife, for Farrah’s replacement, those options "fizzled out."
A source claims that they "realizes that the fans weren’t going to be excited about either option. So they continued to look."
If fans weren’t excited about either Mackenzie, they’re sure not going to be excited about Cheyenne though, right?
Even worse, the report states that Mackenzie McKee was "very interested" in joining the show — and you know it could have been helpful for her to have that MTV money to help with her mother’s medical bills.
But apparently it’s already a done deal, and MTV will start filming Cheyenne next week.
As a source explains, "It’s official. The only way this doesn’t happen is if Cheyenne or Cory backs out, but contracts have likely already been signed so it’s highly unlikely."
Another source says that Cheyenne and Cory "have been playing up the ‘happy co-parents’ role" for a while now, ever since they were approached for the show.
However, "Their co-parenting relationship is nowhere near as happy as they try to make it out to be on social media. They will fit in perfectly on Teen Mom."
So there it is.
Honestly, MTV shouldn’t have been so worried about replacing Farrah — many fans thought the show worked well with just Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, and Amber Portwood.
Sure, some people might grow to enjoy Cheyenne, and there may be some people who tune in for the first time to watch her.
But several viewers are already complaining about the choice, and more than a few are already prepared to skip her scenes altogether.
MTV … why?