When Kailyn first appeared on the MTV show 16 and Pregnant, she thought it would just be the one-time thing. One could probably imagine her surprise when MTV called and asked her if she would be interested in filming another show called Teen Mom 2. Since then, we have watched her raise her son, watched her struggle with a relationship with her family, get married, get divorced, have two more kids, graduate college, start her own podcast, and even open up her own business. She truly is a busy mom boss now.
Kailyn has made some mistakes since the show has started. Some that have turned fans against her, some that have made her fans love her even more.
It is best to remember one thing though: before a fan judges Kailyn on anything she does, MTV only shows what they want to show fans. There is typically more to the story that they cut out and even more that happens behind the scenes.
MTV loves drama and they love to embellish on the drama. The more drama the girls have, the more air time they get.
In the end, Kailyn has worked hard at everything she has accomplished, and she is a great example for young mothers out there.
Here are 20 things that came to light after the show ended.
20 She Doesn't Regret What Happened On Last Season's Reunion
A lot of drama went down during the Teen Mom 2 season eight reunion. Kailyn and her co-star Briana DeJesus got into a pretty heated altercation that later became physical when Briana’s sister Brittany was caught pulling Kailyn’s hair.
According to usmagazine.com, when Us Weekly asked Kailyn about the fight, she had this to say: “It was a little crazy. I mean, nothing happened in the room when we were alone, and then the explosion on stage, and throwing things, and, I mean….it was just a mess.”
When Kailyn was asked if she regretted what happened during the reunion, her answer was: “No. There is no friendship, I don’t know that there ever will be, but, it’s done, it’s over with, and I am just hoping it stays that way.”
19 She Blames MTV For Her Failed Marriage
Kailyn has been one Teen Mom that hasn’t been afraid to be honest to her fans and say how MTV really likes to do things.
According to celebrityinsider.org, in her book, A Letter of Love, Kailyn made claims that MTV has not been a positive influence in her life. For instance, when Kailyn gave birth to her first son Isaac, the producers of 16 and Pregnant lied by telling hospital staff they were her cousin in order to get into the delivery room and catch the birth on camera.
Same goes for her relationship with Javi. Kailyn believes that things would have ended differently if it had not been for the show. That MTV put to much pressure on them to create drama for every season.
18 She Reached Her Breaking Point With Her Third Baby Daddy
In a recent episode of Teen Mom 2, fans learned a little more about Kailyn’s relationship with her third baby daddy, Chris Lopez.
According to people.com, Kailyn feels she is putting more into their relationship than Chris is, and she is slowly starting to reach her breaking point because of it. She had this to say about their relationship and what is going to happen soon if things don’t change:
“As soon as my kids go to their dad’s house, I’ll rush out to go be with him, and I don’t feel that same effort back. I think in time, within the next year, if we’re still doing this, I’m not going to do it anymore.”
17 She's Tired Of Always Being Portrayed As A Bitter Baby Mama
It seems that almost every scene with Kailyn now days is her sitting there talking down about her baby daddies.
According to toofab.com though, on Sunday, March 24, 2019, Kailyn came clean about how she is portrayed week to week on the series as a bitter baby mama and how she feels it is time to “spill some tea” about filming.
“I don’t ever sit on my couch & talk about my baby dads as much as I do when MTV is asking. I feel like that’s such a smack in the face. Drama sells, but from what I see the happy stories/tv personalities have a bigger following & more opportunity. Am I wrong? At what point can I stop being portrayed as a bitter baby momma?”
16 She Chose Not To Get Lux Vaccinated
Earlier this year, Kailyn went on her podcast, Coffee Convos, and talked with her co-host, Lindsie Chrisley, about how she chose to not get her youngest son Lux vaccinated.
According to usatoday.com, Kailyn didn’t know much about vaccinations with her first son Isaac and just did what everyone told her to do. With her second son Lincoln, she was a little more educated and decided to get him only some of the vaccinations.
“Lux is 18 months and he is not vaccinated,” she said during her podcast. “He hasn’t really ever been sick, and for me, I think the more research that I do and the more educated I’ve become, (I’m thinking) just don’t vaccinate him.”
Kailyn was met with a lot of negativity over this, but she continues to stand her ground.
15 She Is Upset About How MTV Only Shows The Negatives And Drama, Not The Positives
It seems a lot of the girls from MTV’s Teen Mom are getting tired of how the show likes to focus on the drama in their lives and portray them in a negative way.
According to toofab.com, Kailyn is one of the moms who feels betrayed by the show. During an hour-long rant on Sunday, March 24, 2019, Kailyn tweeted about how the producers of the show never want to film about her achievements or the positives in her life.
One event, in particular, happened during the season finale. Instead of doing something like showing how she took her kids on a trip for spring break, or building her new house, or the trip she took with co-star Leah Messer, MTV only wanted to focus on the revealing photo-shoot she did for her birthday as the season finale.
14 She Wants A Baby Girl
Earlier this year, Kailyn Lowry sat down with the hosts of Studology 101 and talked about her future plans when it came to having more kids.
According to okmagazine.com, although Kailyn was focused on her three boys, traveling the world, and her working at building her business up, she would like to have another child later on down the line.
During her interview with Studology 101, this is what Kailyn said about a future baby: “Yeah I definitely want more kids, I would love to have a girl. I think I would do gender selection next time around. I didn’t find out what I was having for any of my three boys, I’ve had enough surprises. I want my girl!”
13 After Chris, She Would Rather Date Girls
Back in the Summer of 2018, Kailyn Lowry opened up about her love life with her podcast co-star Lindsie Chrisley and MTV producer J.C. Kail admitted that had no want to date any other men after what she has gone through with her third baby daddy, Chris Lopez.
According to people.com, J.C. asked her if, when ready, would she be looking to date a guy or girl and Kailyn responded: “I just think that a girl would get me more, like they have more patience and whatever. But I also compare everyone to Chris, and right now, I just… every man is like Chris. I want nothing to do with you. I had been with girls before Chris. I just want to stay far away from men right now.”
12 She Doesn't Need MTV Anymore
According to inquisitr.com, Kailyn addressed her thoughts about the fiasco that went down with Barbara and Jenelle Evans during their live IG video during an episode of her podcast series, Coffee Convos: “It really comes down to principle for me. I’m hurt that I’m part of a franchise that’s not protecting its cast. I’m not up in arms about it; I’m not freaking out. I’m not yelling or crying or any of that. I simply just don’t want to film. I’m tired of their behavior going unnoticed by the producers.”
It is obvious, that even without MTV, Kailyn will be fine. Between her podcast, her new hair line, her books, and all her other endorsements, she will be fine either way.
11 Why She Chose Healthy Eating And Working Out
After Kailyn gave birth to her third child, Lux, she felt she needed to make some changes to get the body she wanted.
According to thestir.cafemom.com, Kailyn was in Miami last year to see Dr. Miami, but in the last minute, she decided to go home. After a lot of thought, Kail thought it was best to try healthy eating and exercise to try and get her body back. She tweeted this on January 23, 2018:
“When I get home, I’ll use the money I would have spent at Dr. Miami’s clinic instead on a nutritionist and get back to working out.”
10 'A Letter Of Love'
Back in January 2018, Kailyn came clean about her memoir, A Letter of Love.
According to hollywoodgossip.com, Kail explained the origins of which her book started: “The book was an apology letter to Lux.” She explained.
Sometimes, when writing a book, it all starts on just one thought and then evolves into something bigger, which is exactly what happened to Kail and her book.
“I wanted to apologize for the mess he was born into and how bad I feel. But, now it’s to all three of them. I feel bad and I’m nervous about how a lot of my decisions will impact them or affect them. So, I’m apologizing to all of them and I want them to know how much I love them and I’m working now to pick up the pieces.”
9 Getting In The Ring With Farrah For Charity? Yes, Please!
That’s right folks. Kailyn Lowry wants to get in the ring with none other than Farrah Abraham herself, for charity, of course.
Well, according to usmagazine.com, Damon Feldman, the promoter for the charity boxing matches, told TMZ back on November 16, 2018, that Kailyn was ready to sign a deal with Feldman’s company to participate in a match, but she was requesting Farrah to be her partner.
Days prior to this news, Farrah was set to fight Flavor of Love alum Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander. Farrah had trained for months, but right before the match, she backed out. Damon told Us Weekly that if Farrah was to accept Kailyn’s challenge, he wouldn’t press charges on Farrah.
8 'I Feel Bad About How It All Went Down'
According to dailymail.co.uk, Kailyn took to Twitter back in June 2018 to clear the air on one of her past relationships, to be more specific, her relationship with Dominique Potter.
“Yeah, so being on the show for so long, I get the ability to look back (literally) at decisions I’ve made and really reflect on my life,' she told Us Weekly. There are a lot of things I’ve been regretting lately. For one, I feel bad about the way I went about the situation with Dom. She’s so sweet, but I really just didn’t know how to handle it all. I didn’t want it on TV, and I guess I really didn’t value how seriously she took us. So, in turn, she feels embarrassed and betrayed. That’s my fault.”
7 Her Opinion On Lauren Joining The Show
The producers of the MTV show Teen Mom is constantly trying to make changes to the show to boost the show’s ratings. One thing, in particular, they like to do it to add new cast members. One of the latest changes they have tried to make is adding Lauren Comeau, Javi’s new baby mama, to the cast.
According to hollywoodgossip.com, throughout Lauren’s pregnancy, she had no plans on appearing on the show. Unfortunately, it became too difficult to film Javi, without Lauren being filmed too, so she was added to the show.
So far, Kailyn hasn’t really said much about MTV adding Lauren. Many believe that her silence speaks volumes though. There are some fans that believe she is furious that Lauren is now her castmate and cashing MTV paychecks.
6 Her Ex-Husband Was Not Very Happy About Her Latest Book
When Kailyn released her memoir, A Letter of Love, fans were surprised at how much she opened up and expressed her true feelings in the book.
According to celebrityinsider.org though, not everyone was happy over it though. Kailyn’s ex-husband, Javi Marroquin, was one person who slammed Kailyn online about making “false” statements about their relationship.
During an epic Twitter rant, Javi told the world how Kailyn only wrote the book to justify her actions for the mistakes she made and that she needed to stop using his name to gain publicity. At one point he even threatened to lawyer up if she did not leave him alone.
5 Why She Stays On Teen Mom
According to theashleyrealityroundup.com, Kailyn opened up on an episode of her Coffee Convos podcast about why she continues to stay on MTV’s Teen Mom 2, even with everything the show has put her through.
“For the past 10 years, this is all I’ve known. Yeah, there are bad parts of it, but there’s also good that comes with it, too. I’ve been able to use this platform to launch into other things: my books, my hair care line, my podcast.”
Let’s not forget about the pretty big paychecks she gets. Those checks have also allowed her to put her kids into decent schools, given them all trust funds, and made sure they will never have to worry about anything.
It’s no wonder she continues to stay on with the show.
4 She Was Disliked For Playing Victim And Reporting Barbara's 'Joke' That Was Made Via Social Media
Earlier this year, while out on a girl’s trip to Atlanta, Jenelle Evans and her mother Barbara Evans, went live on IG, after a night of dinner and drinks, and some not-so-nice things were said about their co-star Kailyn.
According to theashleyrealityroundup.com, Barbara, who was heavily intoxicated, said something that she later apologized for and said was all a joke. Jenelle, on the other hand, tried to blame Kailyn for not seeing it as a joke: “I think she is overreacting. Kailyn wants any reason to have pity on her or have attention on her in any way, shape or form. We don’t like her, but we wouldn’t ever physically harm her. Kail is the one that threatens to ‘throw hands,’ not us.”
3 Who She Would Choose To Father Baby Number 4
When Kailyn Lowry released her book, A Letter of Love, she revealed to her readers that Lux would probably be her last child, even though she would like more kids later on down the road.
According to intouchweekly.com, in an interview back in October 2018, Kailyn admitted that if she was to ever have baby number four, her ex Chris Lopez would be the ideal father. “Before I got pregnant with Lux, my doctor told me I should be thankful that I have two healthy boys. What’s meant to be will be. I kind of have that perspective now. I know that my life isn’t really set up for another right now. Ideally, I would have liked Chris Lopez to be the father of my next child.”
2 She Feels Teen Pregnancy Helped Her From Becoming Her Mom
Kailyn has gotten a lot of criticism over the last 10 years of being on the show Teen Mom 2, mainly for having three children by three different men.
According to intouchweekly.com, Kailyn doesn’t look at the past with regret though. In fact, she feels that having a child as a teenager saved her. In her memoir, A Letter of Love, Kailyn opened up about different aspects of her world, including how having Isaac changed her life.
“I know that people say things like that all the time, but Isaac saved me,” Kail writes in her book. “If I didn’t have him, I wouldn’t have realized the hard times that were in front of me. This could have taken me down a completely different path, more like my mother’s.”
1 She Doesn't Take People Telling Her How To Parent Very Lightly
One thing someone never wants to do is to tell someone else how to parent.
According to intouchweekly.com, Kailyn Lowry made it loud and clear that no one should come for her kids when a follower tried to call her out and give her some parenting advice. The whole confrontation started when Kail tweeted about Lux and how his molars came in while she was away for a weekend. A follower decided to tweet: “Cut his hair, he looks like a girl.”
Kail was not having it and clapped back: “I don’t tell people to tape your mouth shut cause you’re ignorant. Don’t tell me what to do with my children.”
Sources: usmagazine.com, people.com, okmagazine.com, toofab.com, thestir.cafemom.com, hollywoodgossip.com, inquisitr.com, dailymail.co.uk, celebrityinsider.org, usatoday.com, theashleyrealityroundup.com, intouchweekly.com