Jenelle Evans Confirms Rumor Briana DeJesus Is Joining ‘Teen Mom 2′ (UPDATE)
UPDATE (3/27/2017 at 12:07 p.m. ET):
Teen Mom 2 adding on a fifth cast member for Season 8 is no longer just a rumor.
When Jenelle was asked how she feels about her reported new co-star, the mom of three kept mum (yet still confirmed it's actually happening!).
“MTV wanted me to film about it and I even told them no. Same with the rest of the girls.”
Speaking of the rest of the girls, Kail reportedly confirmed the news, too.
A Reddit thread reports the pregnant star confirmed the Briana news when a fan asked her about it on Instagram Live.
This season is shaping up to be pretty great already!
Click on for more on Briana's casting, what this means for the original TM2 girls, and more!
Original story (3/23/2017 at 10:04 a.m. ET):
We love Teen Mom 2, but let’s be real — after seven seasons, things tend to get a little stale. How many Jenelle Evans/Barbara Evans fights can we possibly watch?!
Okay, a lot, but MTV producers are reportedly shaking things up in a major way for the upcoming Season 8 by adding a fifth mom to the cast. And she’s a familiar face…
Now, however, a fifth mama is being added to the crew who you may recognize from 16 & Pregnant Season 4!
Production sources tell the site the Florida-based single mom is being added in, and has already been spotted filming with the MTV crew.
So how do the other girls feel about this new addition?
Uh, reportedly not so great, as they’ll now have to share screentime with four other women instead of three.
Plus, the crew isn’t too thrilled either since this means they’ll have to fly to and from Florida to film her scenes. Hey, at least she doesn’t live in Alaska…
But why Briana out of everyone? That’s not totally clear, though her casting makes a lot of sense.
For one, the Family Therapy alum is currently pregnant with her second child, a baby girl due in July to join older daughter Nova, 5, and her storyline was always one that resonated with audiences.
You may recall from her 16 & Pregnant episode that her older sister, Brittany, had an abortion in high school, while Briana opted to have her baby.
Plus, Bri and Britt, who were raised by their single mom, Roxanne, have a Teen Mom 2 connection as they’re good friends with Javi Marroquin.
They also got plastic surgery along with Kailyn in January of 2016 — all three of their procedures were chronicled on Dr. Miami’s Snapchat — though the current state of their friendship is unclear.
The Ashley adds that this is just a report for now as it hasn’t been totally confirmed, but all signs are pointing to yes that this is happening. OMG.
Stay tuned to Wetpaint for more!
Are you excited to see Bri added to the TM2 mix? Will the other girls be pissed? Tell us below!
Part 2 of the Teen Mom 2 reunion airs Monday, March 27 at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.
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