A new season of Teen Mom Family Reunion is upon us, and with it come the usual complaints of franchise overkill.
It’s not surprising, of course, as 16 and Pregnant launched way back in 2009, and at this point, it’s launched more spinoffs than Star Wars.
Viewers complain that the show is not as dramatic as it used to be and that they can’t relate to the problems of a bunch of rich reality stars.
But nothing breathes new life into a long-running series quite like a savage brawl — especially when one of the combatants is pregnant!
Yes, Tuesday’s episode of Family Reunion featured a knock-down-drag-out fight between longtime rivals Briana DeJesus and Ashley Jones.
The scene got so nasty that even the ladies’ moms got involved.
To her credit, Briana didn’t know that Ashley was pregnant at the time of the altercation.
Catelynn Lowell did have that information, but she was at a safe distance at the time of the fight.
While sitting outside waiting for the melee to end, Cate told some of her co-stars about Ashley’s pregnancy.
Now, she’s being roasted on Reddit for violating her friend’s privacy.
To be fair, Cate found herself in a pretty tricky situation, and now she’s defending her actions with a very lengthy Twitter tirade.
“At the time of this whole altercation between Ashley & Briana, there were only 2 of us girls who knew Ashley was pregnant,” Lowell wrote.
“I was outside when the actual physical part of the fight happened but I told Ashley (after all the yelling incident at dinner) that she doesn’t need this stress, drama, etc. because it’s not good for her & the baby!” Cate continued.
“It was AFTER I knew about the physical attacks & risks, that I decided to let Jade know about Ashley being pregnant so that way everyone would at least know! Because I wasn’t sure what was going to happen!”
Catelynn acknowledged that she might not have made the right decision, but she said that it was a quick decision she made with her best friend’s interests in mind.
“Was Jade right to tell me about Ashley being pregnant?” No! “I don’t think Ashley would ever do that. Or if I had a friend I knew who was hiding a pregnancy & she didn’t have control of her emotions & was about to get into a physical altercation with someone, you best believe I’d be running up there screaming at everyone involved:
“‘She’s pregnant! Don’t touch her!’ so I could try & lessen the risk of something dangerous happening to her & her baby!”
Cate concluded by noting that she “will ALWAYS put safety over loyalty when it comes to prioritizing what’s more important and I won’t ever be sorry for it!”
Catelynn might be guilty of failing to keep her friend’s secret, but it seems that her heart was genuinely in the right place.
Catelynn Lowell laughs during an episode of Teen Mom OG. (Photo via MTV)
Family Reunion viewers.And hey, if nothing else, at least the show is interesting again!