Happy Father's Day! On the Monday, October 10, episode of Teen Mom OG, the dad-centric holiday was in full swing, but some of the fathers were very much checked out. Maci Bookout's ex Ryan Edwards was so busy fighting with his dad that he couldn't be there for his son, while Tyler Baltierra was so caught up in wife Catelynn Lowell's mental health issues he could hardly enjoy time with his daughter. Read on to find out more.
Maci's Four Kids
Maci was spending time with her new baby boy, Maverick, as her ex-boyfriend-slash-baby daddy, Ryan, continued to be a major drain on her time and energy. To be blunt, he was still being a mope about his fight with his dad, and she was still giving him way too much attention. As her friend Keelie Lewis put it while they were grabbing lunch, Ryan is basically her fourth child at this point.
Later, her son with Ryan, Bentley, made stepdad Taylor McKinney a Father's Day present. Meanwhile, producers were at Ryan’s parents' house talking about the big fight, but he was nowhere to be found. Ryan, get it together! Your 7-year-old is displaying more emotional maturity than you are!
Sadly, Ryan’s dad was telling producers that he was over his “blood-sucking leech” of a son and was glad not to have to deal with him anymore. It made Us really sad, as did the fact that after all of the fuss made about it last week, Ryan still didn’t show up to Bentley’s big baseball game.
Maci summed up the entire thing perfectly when she fumed, “Grow up. Everybody just grow the hell up.”
Amber's New Lifestyle
For Amber Portwood, last week’s issues with former fiancé Gary Shirley were replaced with a more manageable problem: her weight. She revealed that she was hoping to get a little healthier because she is aware of how many people watch her on the show, and she wants to be an inspiration to them. So sweet, right?
Less sweet was the very obvious ploy by her fiancé, Matt Baier, to make himself look good by laughing off tabloid reports about the drama surrounding the child support he may or may not be paying to the mothers of his seven kids. Coincidentally, the tabloid-trashing scene was staged to improve his image, but he was so supportive of Amber’s healthy new lifestyle that he put himself in a better light all on his own!
One sobering moment came when Amber admitted she had substituted an addiction to food for her old pill addiction, but we were glad to see her being so self-aware and making such smart decisions for herself! She was setting a great example for Leah, even if the little girl did make a face at her green beans and grilled chicken.
Catelynn's Ongoing Battles
Remember how Catelynn got back from rehab just two episodes ago? Well, husband Tyler wasn’t thrilled to see that she wasn’t going to her after-care program, so while she chilled out at home, he grabbed lunch with his mom. Luckily, Kim Forbes was there for him, and she commiserated with her son about how hard Catelynn had been to talk to, and how unsure she was that the OG star was really trying to help herself get over her problems.
“I feel like people don’t understand — and I don’t think even Cate understands — how damaged she really is,” Tyler sighed.
A few days later, Cate still hadn’t gone to after-care, so Tyler got lunch with her cousin Jordan. Tyler vented about wanting Cate to go but knowing he couldn’t ask her to go because he wasn’t supposed to “influence” her.
Eventually, Tyler went to see someone who could actually help: Kathleen, their therapist. He didn’t come to any conclusions about how to help his wife or himself. He then went home and confronted Cate, and their segment ended in her crying …
Farrah’s Business Venture
Farrah Abraham’s fro-yo shop, FroCo, was so close to opening, and after watching her get over “unstable” Simon Saran last episode, we were cheering for her as she made the final preparations!
One of the top highlights of the episode came when Farrah conducted job interviews while wearing novelty sunglasses, and forced some of her applicants to wear them too. Why? Honestly, we don’t know, which makes it so much better.
Tell Us: Are Tyler and Catelynn headed for the end?
Teen Mom OG airs on MTV Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.
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