Note to Teen Mom 2 producers:
You may need to start casting for brand new teen moms.
Over the past few days, multiple leading ladies on this MTV program have threatened to leave the series.
Briana DeJesus, for example, says she may quit the show because she was set up by the network when it came to the latest reunion episode and her alleged fight with Kailyn Lowry.
And Chelsea Houska says she may also be outta here due to violence between the cast members.
Now it's time for Kailyn Lowry to weigh in on her future.
Might she follow her co-stars out the door? What would MTV need to change about Teen Mom 2 in order to assure she stays?
Lowry spoke to Radar Online about both of these topics...
Put Up Your Dukes, Dammit!
Kailyn tried to get Briana to fight however, actually admitting that she "confronted [DeJesus] alone [during the reunion taping] and she would not get up. I just wanted to hash it out. But she did not want to. We went into a private room without cameras and I told her to get up. She wouldn't."
But This Isn't Briana's Story
In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Gossip (yup, that's us!), DeJesus told her side: "I got to the studio. I get a text and it’s Kail saying she wants to talk. So Production told me that she wants to squash the beef since we are on the same show. So I said ok. Kail didn’t want our ‘convo’ filmed so Production stood in the hallway."
"When Kail walks in she looked like she wanted to fight so I’m like omg here we go. So there’s 3 guards inside with us just in case so Kail starts yelling saying let me just hit her one time. She knew she wouldn’t be able to touch me because all the guards were holding her back, so whatever. That ended and I was like wait til I see you again."
Okay. And THEN?!?!?!?
Producers asked Briana if she wanted to tape a segment. She said yes. But then: "The only person I saw was Kail sitting down so I just ran up. 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."
Your Turn, Kailyn...
Lowry doesn't really dispute this account. But she says the entire episode makes her question her role on Teen Mom 2, telling Radar: "It was a sh-t show. [I] always think about leaving after things like this. This is the second reunion in a row that this has happened."
Have you watched the video above yet? It was filmed backstage at the previous reunion and it features Javi, Briana and Kailyn getting into it. Hard.
Lowry says the "whole thing" actually had nothing to do with Javi Marroquin, with whom Kailyn shares son and with whom Briana shared some bodily fluids back when they dated.
Maybe Not Directly, But...
Kailyn is likely telling the truth, as in: The women aren't fighting over Javi's affection at this point. But they wouldn't be fighting at all if Briana either hadn't gone out with Javi or if she had been more up front about that relationship.
Does Kailyn Want Anyone Fired Over This?
"I don't care at this point what they do with Briana or Brittany. I don't think there will ever be a reconciliation with me, Brit and Briana," Lowry told Radar.
Why Might Kailyn Quit?
Because she sounds angry at producers over the way they egged her and Briana on at the taping: "It was odd to me that two days in a row they put her and me in the same hair and makeup chair together," Kailyn said. "Before, at previous reunions, they would never put me in a chair with Jenelle at the same time. I did thin it was very strange they did it two days in a row."
Would She Really Quit?
Said Lowry to producers on the episode that aired on 5/21/18: "This is trash TV. This whole thing has turned to trash. I did not sign up for this garbage."
“None of this would be happening if it wasn’t for (Briana) and Jenelle. What do we do about Jenelle and Briana so we don’t feel like we have to walk away from the show?"
Advice for Producers:
Lowry will stay on the program if they shift the focus, she tells Radar:"They should focus on the actual struggles of being a parent. They filmed me and Leah going on vacation together without the kids, but they didn't film me going to Jamaica with my kids and the struggles of even just traveling with my children. That's real life."
But Briana Isn't Buying Any of This
She jumped on Twitter in response to some of Kailyn's quotes and thinks she's all talk. "Mean what u say, say what you mean. When ur ready to pop off, you don’t say anything..you just do it," DeJesus Tweeted.
Get Real, Kailyn
Continued Briana in a Tweet she has since deleted: "That's #1 and #2 if I’m at arms reach, don’t walk around a 50ft table. U cross it. Get it together! @KailLowry u knew u weren’t gonna touch me."
Everyone Needs to Chill
This is what Lowry apparently thinks. She is telling her social media fans that nothing really happened and nothing is that big of a deal. But then why threaten to leave the show?
Lowry Does Still Have Friends on the Show
"Love seeing these two!" wrote Kailyn as a caption to this photo of herself, Catelynn and Tyler.
Chelsea Peaced Out of There, However
Houska left the set following the throwdown between Kailyn and Brittany... and did not return the following day to continue filming. Says a source: "Chelsea had been promised by the producers that precautions were being taken to ensure no fights broke out and that she would be safe. That’s what she was saying as she left the set on Saturday. She was angry that MTV basically set it all up to happen this way."
The Smartest Person in All Of This Mayhem?
Jenelle Evans, it seems. She chose to skip the reunion and is now just sitting back, laughing.
And When Jenelle is Made to Look Smart?
You know this whole thing has just gone totally off the rails.