In some ways, the ladies of Teen Mom 2 are like method actors or professional wrestlers.
Once they decide on a persona that works for them, they never break character.
Some of the moms present their authentic selves to the world, while others crank the drama up to 11 even when the cameras aren't rolling.
There's nothing wrong with that, of course.
We're sure MTV appreciates that level of devotion, and fans have fun trying to determine who's being "real," and who's merely displaying a Daniel Day-Lewis-like commitment to the art of drama.
Take the news that Briana DeJesus has quit Teen Mom 2, for example.
Is it legit, or -- as so many believe -- is she just having some fun with fans?
Here's what we know so far:
One Bonkers Reunion
This year's reunion show was taped in NYC over the weekend, and as usual, it was a complete sh-tshow. In fact, Briana says TM2 as we know it is officially dunz-o.
Her Mortal Enemy
Briana clashed with Kail in a big way. The co-stars almost came to blows on two separate occasions but were subdued by security guards both times.
Briana reportedly told Kail that she was pissed because Lowry broke the rules of engagement by going after her kids. Kail denied it, but Bri pressed on with that complaint.
“Briana told Kail that she only did it because Kail talks about her kids, which Kail denied,” a source told The Ashley’s Reality Roundup. “Briana then said something like ‘That may be true but you do talk about Jenelle [Evans]’ kids, and that’s not right either.”
Kail didn't deny involving Jenelle's kids in their feud, but she made it clear she was no longer interested in debating the matter. "That has nothing to do with you," Lowry reportedly said. "Get up now because I’m going to beat your ass.”
Bri says she knew from the start that Kail didn't really want to fight. “Kail knew what she was doing,” Briana told The Ashley. “In that meeting alone she could have jumped across the table because we were at arm’s reach but she decided to walk around it where all the guards were.” Of course, that wasn't the end of the weekend's drama ...
A Close Call
Speaking with The Hollywood Gossip, Briana revealed that she nearly came to blows with Kail on a second occasion, this time in plain view of the show's camera crew.
“The only person I saw was Kail sitting down so I just ran up," Briana told us. "Guards got to me. I slipped and fell trying to get over the table to get to Kail and then my sister got into it.”
Javi In the Middle
Of course, the main cause of the enmity between these two is the fact that both women had relationships with Javi Marroquin.
The Plot Thickens
Kail and Javi finalized their divorce nearly two years ago, so you might think she would be okay with her ex dating whoever he chooses. But the relationship between Marroquin and Lowry isn't that simple ...
A Low-Key Hookup
Kail recently revealed that she briefly got back together with Javi almost immediately after he broke up with Bri. So it seems she wasn't as "over him" as she once claimed to be.
Love and War
Perhaps in an effort to demonstrate to Briana that two can play at that game, Kail threw some subtle shade on Twitter this week.
Kailyn Lowry and Devoin Austin
Kail tweeted this photo of herself hanging out with Briana's baby daddy Devoin Austin. It's not like she didn't know exactly how Bri would react.
Real Soap Opera Hours
So what's going on here? Is Kail really hooking up with Devoin Austin? Probably not, but that doesn't mean she's not enjoying ruffling Kail's feathers ...
Where Was Bri?
It seems the reason the DeJesus sisters weren't on set for Kail and Devoin's pow-wow is that they were told not to return for a second day of filming after Bri threw a tantrum on Saturday.
"Briana and Brittany [DeJesus] were told not to come back on Sunday," a crew source told The Ashley. "It wasn't their decision to not film. They got sent home."
A source says Bri "acted like a madwoman" after her confrontation with Kail. "She was trying to get to Kail on the stage and when she couldn't, she was screaming and throwing stuff. She threw a vase that was on-set!" They continued, "The vase shattered and Briana was screaming like a crazy person."
A Matter of Pride
Shortly thereafter, Bri stated that she's "DONE" with Teen Mom 2. When a fan asked her point-blank if she'd really quit the show, Briana replied, "Yes, I did." But is she really finished?
In a Word, No
Bri only recently returned to the world of reality TV and her life was no walk in the park during the years when the cameras weren't rolling. It sounds like she had one hell of a harrowing weekend, and she may have felt producers sided with Kail. But once the dust settles, you can be sure Bri will be back for more drama.