Briana DeJesus vs. Leah Messer (and Others)
When Briana DeJesus joined the Teen Mom 2 cast in 2017, she was not welcomed with open arms. In fact, she quickly became persona non grata at her first get-together with the cast - with one exception. Jenelle Evans, Briana said, “is the only one who was acting like her s--t ain’t stink. Plus she was the only one who wasn’t acting fake and choosing sides.” Leah Messer’s response was to “pay no attention to those who try to bring you down … they’re just envious of where you are and how well you’re doing.” As we'll get to in a bit, relations haven't exactly gotten more amicable in the months since.
Maci Bookout vs. Taylor McKinney
Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney's relationship has produced three kids, and they seem very happily married ... most of the time. Like, 85 percent of the time. Bookout alarmed fans with this confession earlier in the year that revealed some trouble in paradise: “Eighty-five percent of the time we’re good to go … Fifteen percent is hell. All of our stress and emotions, we take out on each other. When the cameras leave, we’ll drink and freak out. It’s always literally the smallest things. It’s such small stuff but it blows up. It’s not going to go away.” Yikes ... but at least they are self-aware and working on things?
Matt Baier vs. Amber Portwood ... The Eruption
Things neared a boiling point between Amber Portwood and Matt Baier after he vowed that would never marry her ... because she wouldn’t marry him on the spot in Las Vegas, obviously. “I will not marry her,” he said. “I will not marry her now, ever! I’m not gonna let her [brother] dictate my life. That f—king f—got. She wants to marry her brother. That’s who she wants to marry. F—k her. She just humiliated me on TV. I’m done!” Matt, who was livid at Amber’s reasoning for not eloping in Vegas - her brother Shawn not being present - went on to tell a producer, “I don’t care who you have to give oral pleasure to, keep the Amber and Matt wedding thing off [the air]. She just embarrassed me in front of 12 million people.” We’re pretty sure you did that to yourself, Matt …
Jeremy Calvert vs. Brooke Wehr
Brooke Wehr was never a Teen Mom 2 cast member, but due to her mercurial relationship with Jeremy Calvert, her impact was felt just the same. Earlier this year, the couple's engagement ended after Brooke accused Jeremy of cheating on her with multiple women, one being a Teen Mom 2 producer, another being her best friend, and a third possibly being his ex-wife Leah Messer. Oh yes. Brooke even shared a screen shot of a text message conversation between Jeremy and the best friend as proof, while Calvert responded in a drunken stupor that yes, maybe he did sleep with Brooke's best friend, but ... only because Wehr slept with some other guy first. Or, as he put it, Brooke was "f-cking his brains out, every day," and he was single, so "my dick was happy to do whatever the f-ck it wanted to do, and it did." Shocking that these two didn't work out ... but neither party was completely off base with their allegations. Just saying. Jeremy and Leah did hook up.
From the get-go, it's been Jenelle Evans and husband David Eason against the world, but at times, they've been at each other's throats as well. Arguments between the two were commonplace throughout recent seasons of Teen Mom 2, and one particularly heated argument resulted in them calling off their wedding ... the night before the wedding. (They ultimately got married as planned.) Bad tempers are one thing, but the most troubling aspect is that David has been accused of mistreating/abusing Jenelle's son Kaiser because he reminds him of Kaiser's dad, Nathan Griffith. He also doesn't get along with her mom, at all, further driving a wedge between the Evans women.
Briana DeJesus vs. Luis Miguel
About as one-sided as a feud can get, but a feud just the same: Briana DeJesus got pregnant for the second time during a brief relationship with this guy, then promptly pulled the plug after discovering he was unfaithful. Luis' public dressing down marked Briana's return to the Teen Mom fold (she joined Teen Mom 2 for the first time this season following stints on Teen Mom 3 and 16 & Pregnant) and cemented her firebrand reputation. Probably the only positive thing, if you can call it that, is that she's moved on to other feuds.
Farrah Abraham vs. Debra Danielsen
These two aren't quite up there with Jenelle and Barbara Evans as parental tensions go, but the way things are going lately it's gotten pretty close. The two have clashed over Farrah's career, parenting of Sophia, and most notably Debra's engagement to Dr. David Merz, of whom Farrah is less than enamored. Most recently, Debra reportedly intimated that she should have custody over Sophia instead of Farrah, which we suppose makes this more like the Jenelle-Barbara situation than we thought.
Matt Baier vs. Amber Portwood ... The Final Straw
As if it wasn't bad enough that Matt Baier offered Catelynn Lowell a Xanax before a press event, casting serious doubt over whether or not he remains drug-free, he ultimately took a lie detector test to prove his faithfulness to Amber Portwood ... and failed. The polygraph revealed that Matt made sexual advances toward other women during his relationship with the Teen Mom star, and that was it for her. "Trash! TRASH! I got you money. I got you deals! And you tried to f--k her! F--K YOU!" Their breakup, which was a long time coming, was not undone despite a stint on Marriage Boot Camp ... though she did meet crew member Andrew Glennon while on the set and went on to have his baby. Matt also got married (seriously) to Jen Conlon. Funny how life works out.
Mackenzie Standifer (and Ryan Edwards) vs. Maci Bookout
Where do you even start with these three? Ryan and Maci have experienced their share of rough patches over the years as they've struggled to peaceably co-parent their son, Bentley, but in the past, they've always been able to sort out their differences eventually. It doesn't look as though that will be the case this time. Maci doesn't trust Ryan with Bentley following his recent battles with heroin addiction, and Mackenzie certainly isn't helping matters by taking shots at her husband's ex on social media. Sadly, it seems the real loser in this feud will be Bentley.
Jenelle Evans vs. Barbara Evans
Jenelle Evans and her mother, Barbara, have always had a tumultuous relationship, with Babs unafraid to dish it out as much as she's forced to take it. In previous years, though, they would fight a lot and trade zingers (such as this classic image), then eventually put it behind them. Not anymore. Until recently, Jenelle and Babs have been at each other's throats more often than not, and the stakes couldn't have been higher. Barbara still has custody of Jenelle's oldest son, Jace, and she's not giving it up without a fight. Thankfully, they're not fighting so much these days -- yep, they're actually managing to get along. For the moment, anyway.
Jenelle Evans vs. Nathan Griffith
It's no wonder that Nathan Griffith was featured on a couple of MTV specials long after his engagement to Jenelle Evans ended, because their relationship has been hotter (in a temperamental sense) than ever since they broke up. Jenelle and Nathan are locked in an increasingly ugly battle for custody of their son, Kaiser, with no end in sight. Each of them has leveled some truly shocking accusations at the other, with Nathan telling the court that Jenelle abuses her children and did drugs while she was pregnant. Sadly, it doesn't look like this feud has been put to bed either (more on that later).
Kailyn Lowry vs. Javi Marroquin
This feud has been going on for years, but has taken on many new forms due to ever-changing circumstances and new tensions. The main point of contention for awhile was Javi's relationship with Briana DeJesus, who came on board the cast of Teen Mom 2 in 2017 amid a lot of controversy. Bri and Kail are bitter rivals (more on that later), so it's not surprising that Ms. Lowry would take issue with DeJesus hooking up with her ex ... or proposing to her. Kail was so salty over Javi's new relationship that she even canceled plans to collaborate on a pair of memoirs with Marroquin. The exes appeared on Marriage Boot Camp together, but it doesn't appear that the show did their relationship any favors ... Javi getting in the pants of various women and getting one pregnant can't have helped matters.
Leah Messer's ex-husband seems like a good guy most of the time ... and other times seems out of his mind. More the latter as the years go by, to be honest. Jeremy thinks nothing of letting loose on his ex, MTV, Teen Mom viewers and just about anyone else who's ever crossed his path in lengthy video tirades that regularly, impulsively posts to his social media pages. Just last month, Jeremy went off on his fellow cast mates in one of his most epic rants to date. "No one on this show is famous for anything no one had a talent no one sings or plays a sport or anything," he declared. We're not saying the guy doesn't make the occasional good point, but perhaps that was neither the time nor the place ...
Mackenzie Edwards vs. MTV
Now using her husband's last name, Mackenzie turned her sights on the network that made her a D-list star in an epic rant for the ages. Mackenzie blasted both MTV itself and Teen Mom viewers who have been critical of her relationship with Ryan, particularly her decision to let him drive to their wedding while he was so high that he lost consciousness behind the wheel. "It’s easy to show the ‘half truth’ and portray it as a whole," Mackenzie wrote in her lengthy social media tirade. "But that’s ok because regardless of what happens, whether right or wrong, you’re considered scum.” Wow. Just wow.
Chelsea Houska vs. Adam Lind
Perhaps the longest-running feud of the franchise, Chelsea Houska and Adam Lind face off mostly through their lawyers these days, because the derelict of society can't stay out of trouble or pay child support. Guy also uses meth and steroids we're told. Never a good sign of a healthy lifestyle. Because of all of that, he's only allowed to see his daughter with Chelsea at a visitation center, and he gave up his parental rights completely for his other daughter, Paislee.
Jenelle Evans vs. David Eason's Sister
Jenelle Evans' relationship with David Eason has been suspect from the start, even to members of their inner circle - and their own families. The latest to voice disapproval of Jenelle is David Eason's sister. Her complaints are nothing new - Jenelle's a bad mom, a violent criminal, a drug addict, etc. But just because Jenelle's heard these criticisms before, that doesn't mean she'll be taking them lying down. In a public Facebook exchange that was at once amusing and horrifying, Jenelle tore into Jessica Eason Miller, accusing her of child abuse and hard drug addiction. Jess shot back by accusing Jenelle of going to great lengths to keep her numerous abortions a secret. Needless to say, these sisters-in-law won't be meeting up for cosmos anytime soon.
Jenelle Evans vs. Radar Online
One of Jenelle's most recent beefs isn't with the cast but with fans and media, and man is it classic. After social media followers noticed that she doesn't have a fence surrounding her giant in-ground pool, she tweeted this drone photo of her shirtless husband, admonished Radar Online for spreading the lack-of-fence rumor, and threatened to sue. All the while, the fence is at least 20-30 feet back from the pool at its closest point, which in little kid parenting terms might as well be a football field. Well played Jenelle. Well. Played.
Kailyn Lowry vs. Chris Lopez
Baby mama drama in the house! In 2017, Kail and Chris Lopez became the latest Teen Mom couple to remind us just how thin the line between love and hate truly is. Already a mother of two, Lowry was reportedly head-over-heels in love when she got pregnant by Lopez, but the relationship quickly soured. There was a time when it looked as though Lopez would play no role in his son Lux's life at all, but these days, it seems he's had a change of heart. After going to court to settle custody, and after Chris allegedly broke into her house, they've finally managed to work things out for Lux's sake.
Jenelle Evans and Jenelle Evans' Lawyers vs. Literally Everyone Else
Following a slew of gossip stories shared by her co-stars that she deemed unflattering, the Carolina Hurricane unleased her legal fury ... to widespread mockery. Jenelle sent cease-and-desist letters to a number of her co-stars, including Leah Messer, Chelsea Houska, and Chelsea's father, Randy Houska. She also took legal action against peripheral friends such as Ryan Dolph, and even her own mother, Barbara Evans. It's yet another reminder that Jenelle is not someone you want to mess with. Not because there's any legal merit to what she was alleging, but just because she's certifiably bonkers and when you kick a hornets' nest of that size, you open yourself up to all kinds of mayhem, bedlam and chaos.
Farrah Abraham vs. Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell
Almost as if she felt like she hadn't picked a fight in a few months, and wanted to end the year on a high note, Farrah Abraham really stirred s--t up before Christmas, calling out Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell. In a social media rant that was bizarre even by Farrah standards, Abraham roasted ALL of her Teen Mom: OG co-stars, but went especially hard on Tyler and Catelynn, alleging that Lowell is a closeted pothead and Baltierra is secretly gay. Yes, for real. Catelynn was unable to defend herself as she was currently in rehab being treated for various emotional issues; Tyler simply dismissed Farrah's claims as the ravings of seriously unstable woman. Probably the best way to conduct one's self in that situation, but they don't always brush it off. Tyler recently stirred the pot once more when he said MTV was right to fire Farrah for her porn career, to which Abraham responded with an iconic word salad in the third person.
Catelynn Lowell vs. Farrah Abraham
Catelynn has also attacked Farrah over the years - who could forget when she called her fellow Teen Mom a "hoe bag," or when she pretended not to know who Farrah was and instead started talking about Farrah Fawcett? What about the time that she charged out during Farrah's reunion fight with Amber yelling "TRASHY BITCH"? Most recently, Catelynn posted this just before Farrah's canceled boxing match with Hoopz. Stay classy, everyone!
Jenelle Evans vs. Nathan Griffith (Again)
Here we go again. Nathan, who recently got engaged to Amanda Lynn, recently made the mistake of extending an olive branch to Jenelle, texting his support. As weird as that sounds, given their own combative past, Nate reached out in response to rumors that Jenelle and David Eason are headed for divorce. That didn't go over at all like he'd planned. Jenelle and David both replied with vitriolic attacks, with Eason writing, "Never text my wife some bullsh-t like that again f-g boy." Griffith and Evans are still battling over Kaiser, with his mother trying to get custody of the boy.
Mackenzie Standifer vs. Ryan Edwards' Tinder Girl
This was a feud no one saw coming. Apparently Ryan was active on the dating app Tinder, despite the fact that he's, ya know ... married. When Mackenzie found out about this RIGHT AFTER they tied the knot this summer, she was understandably not pleased. Catching your husband swiping and chatting with other chicks after you married him days earlier? Insane. But, instead of taking out her frustrations on Edwards himself, she decided to let loose on a random girl he was chatting with online. Edwards' Tinder Girl was the undisputed victor in this one, destroying Mackenzie's argument simply by stating, “Your husband is the one on Tinder.” Enough said, really. Incredibly, they stayed married, Mackenzie got pregnant ... and Ryan is still confronting rumors that he's still cheating on her.
Jenelle Evans vs. Kailyn Lowry
This feud has been going on for a long, long time, and it started back in the day when Jenelle needed Kailyn to post bail for her, but then she never paid her back. These two have traded insults over the years, and Jenelle was actually low enough to leak the news of Kail's last pregnancy. More recently, Jenelle has been making snide remarks about Kail on social media, and Kail has tried to take the high road, even sending her former friend a PR package of her new haircare products.
Farrah Abraham vs. MTV
Cast members feuding with the network and/or their own producers isn't new, but Farrah took it to the next level before last fall's premiere. Farrah bizarrely claimed that MTV forces stars of the Teen Mom franchise to continue having children, even when they'd prefer not to. Abraham later accused the producers of encouraging Amber Portwood to attack her during their reunion show melee (more on that later), and even claimed she was fired from the network for partaking in "adult" pursuits on the side. Even more amazingly than the fact that she threw around the term "hate crimes" to describe how MTV treated her? The apparent fact that the folks who made her famous are actually willing to continue working with Farrah. Or were, until she finally got fired or quit, depending who you believe. With Farrah, every day is another day in the Post-Truth Era.
Kailyn Lowry vs. Briana DeJesus
One of the best, for obvious reasons. As we mentioned, Bri's was dating Kailyn's ex-husband, Javi Marroquin, a move that effectively drove a dagger into the heart of their friendship - whatever that consisted of. Lowry and DeJesus were never as close as some fans thought (for example, they didn't plan their plastic surgeries together, as previously reported), but they were actually on good terms at one point. Those days are long gone, feuding on the reg, on the show and social media. The more time goes on, the more complicated and heated this beef gets, too.
For a long time after Jenelle leaked the news of Kail's pregnancy, the co-stars managed to successfully steer clear of one another on social media. That all changed when David Eason began posting truly disgusting videos in which he disparaged everything from Kail's appearance to her sexuality. Lowry extended an olive branch by sending Evans some free samples from her Pothead hair care line. And Jenelle then made a video in which she lights the samples on fire. Classy!
Amber Portwood and Farrah Abraham’s iconic beef may never be topped, at least in terms of how it came to a head on an MTV reunion special with the cameras rolling. It was pretty standard - or at least it was until Farrah said that Amber's then-boyfriend, Matt Baier, looks like a pedophile. With Farrah and her then-boyfriend, Simon Saran, just trolling Matt incessantly, Portwood hit her breaking point off camera. She stormed the stage, trying to fight Farrah, hurling insult after insult at her rival, and even throwing a punch that missed. Baier and Farrah's father, Michael, then got into it physically, forcing security to break it up. Crew members stormed the stage to pull Amber away from Farrah and it was all a mess. An epic, chaotic and glorious mess.
Kailyn vs. Javi vs. Briana, Reloaded!!
This feud never really stops, but boy does it take more twists and turns than we can even count. Most notably, Javi started dating Briana, and even proposed to her in 2018, resulting in a lot of bitter feelings from Kailyn. THEN, he broke up with Briana and started dating Lauren Comeau ... who quickly became pregnant with his child, prompting more feelings from both Kailyn and Briana. THEN Kailyn revealed that after his split from Briana, but prior to him impregnating Lauren, Javi tried to bang Kailyn repeatedly. So you can imagine how well that went over.
Briana vs. Kailyn vs. Brittany
At the reunion following that tumultuous season, things came to blows in a pretty serious way. Several cast members were on stage, and when Briana came out, she immediately went after Kailyn. They chased each other around the stage while security guards kept them away from each other, Brittany snuck up behind Kailyn and yanked her hair, Briana fell over a table and her dress came up ... it was bad. As bad as we've ever seen from this show, in fact.
Kailyn Lowry vs. Barbara Evans
Sadly, the reunion debacle was not the end of TM2 cast members threatening Kail with physical violence. A Season 9 episode showed Babs "jokingly" threatening to "kill Kail" during an Instagram Live session. Lowry was understandably not amused and threatened to quit the show over Barbara's threats. The situation is far from resolved, but it doesn't look as though Kail will be leaving the show that made her famous ... yet.
Farrah Abraham vs. Amber Portwood: The Aftermath
The bad blood from their epic reunion fight lingered long after the dust settled and only worsened in the years since.. Farrah said Gary Shirley should have full custody of Amber’s daughter, and that Amber needs to stop "using me to get attention … I want nothing to do with [her] criminal behavior or lying evil groups of people [she associates] with.” Fast forward to 2019, in the wake of Amber's arrest for assaulting Andrew Glennon (below), Farrah said again: "I do not speak to others who are very vulgar and abusive. I haven’t spoken to her. I feel that children, adults, family members, everyone associated should be treated with care, love. And that’s where the society and the world is going. I really hope that, not only Amber, but I hope Catelynn, I hope Maci… gets some help. They seriously need it." Vintage Farrah word salad.
Well, there's nothing funny or amusing about this one, folks. In October of 2018, Jenelle was hospitalized after an altercation with David at the couple's home in North Carolina. Police were called to the scene, but no charges were filed. Jenelle's 911 call is absolutely horrifying, but Evans later wrote the incident off as "a drunk and dramatic misunderstanding," claiming that she and David fell into one and another, and in their confusion, each thought they were being attacked by the other. We ... have our doubts about that account. Then there was the summer of 2019, when Dave shot and killed Jenelle's dog Nugget, leading to a brief estrangement and (sadly) inevitable reconciliation between the duo. Again, she changed her story multiple times and even ended up defending him when she felt it would help launch her (failed) cosmetics line. She just can't quit him, and it's sad.
Javi Marroquin vs. Lauren Comeau ... and Kail!!
Where do we even begin with this. In late summer 2019, a 911 call was placed from Javi's home, following a dispute there. No charges were filed, but the truth came out. You see, Javi recently got engaged to Lauren Comeau, with whom he welcomed his second son. Not long after that, he got busted cheating on her, banging one of the members of his CrossFit gym ... IN HIS BATHROOM while Lauren was asleep (or so he thought) IN THEIR HOME. As if that weren't crazy enough, he then called Kailyn Lowry to mediate; Kail later put him on blast, claiming he'd been cheating on Lauren back when she was pregnant and chastising him for wanting her to "clean up their mess." Don't worry, Javi posted a cheesy apology on Instagram, for everyone to see, and it was all good with Lauren after like 12 minutes.
Nothing funny about this one. On July 5, 2019, Portwood was arrested and charged with two counts of domestic battery and one count of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon after she struck her boyfriend, Andrew Glennon, in the neck as Glennon held their son James in his arms. She then threatened to commit suicide by overdosing on pills, and used a machete to attempt and break into the room where Glennon was hiding with their son. Absolutely horrifying, to put it mildly, and going forward, Amber's obvious legal and personal problems leave her with a very uncertain future.