Farrah Abraham shocked fans — and her costars — when she signed on to return to MTV’s Teen Mom OG for the reality series’ new season.
Many thought Abraham had left behind the show about motherhood when she made launched her career as an adult film star.
The 23-year-old reality star was not expected to take part in the MTV show’s upcoming fifth season.
Co-stars Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell and Amber Portwood were equally surprised in a preview for the show.
The four moms came to fame on 16 and Pregnant, and appeared on four seasons of Teen Mom. Abraham alienated herself from her peers with her 2013 sex tape and new gig as a stripper, and confessed to Us Weekly it was uncomfortable to rejoin the series.
“When I got the call to come back, it was a little bit awkward for me, and I tried to work with them the best that I could,” Abraham told Us Weekly while promoting the new series. “I was just a little bit reluctant because of the progress I made while I was not on the show. I think it’s good to be back for Sophia’s sake and showing how our lives are to help others. And that’s why we’re back.”
Her career in adult entertainment has been a source of tension among her cohorts Maci Bookout, 23, Amber Portwood, 23, and Catelynn Lowell, 22.
The mothers all ‘demanded that two-time porn star Farrah be axed from the reality series because they don’t want their kids on a show where someone’s talking about sex toys,’ said a source to Us Weekly.
Their rocky relationships have been compounded further by outspoken Farrah’s digs at the girls on social media networks.
‘I think there was a lot of miscommunication about things,’ Catelynn said.
‘Like, I can say that I jumped to conclusions when somebody wrote something that Farrah said about me.’
‘We might have different opinions about things, but we are both adults and put your differences aside and just be okay with each other,’ she said.
According to UPI, Teen Mom season five will see both Bookout and boyfriend Taylor McKinney and Lowell and fiancé Tyler Baltierra reveal they are expecting, and Portwood field an engagement proposal from a new beau. The season will premiere March 23 at 10 p.m. ET.
The season will premiere March 23 at 10 p.m. ET.
Do you think Farrah Abraham should have been allowed to rejoin the cast of Teen Mom OG?