Farrah Abraham’s awkward return to Teen Mom was a big surprise, but even more for the cast. Abraham, who was excluded from filming at first, says the decision to return to reality TV was not an easy one, according to The Spreadit. Abraham is still hurt by the rumors circulating that she was not welcomed by the rest of the cast.
Multiple reports claimed Catelynn Lowell, Maci Bookout and Amber Portwood refused to participate in the show if she was included. Producers decided to move forward without her. But then they extended an invitation to begin filming again, catching the rest of the former teen moms off guard.
Abraham’s awkward return stunned the cast, and some say this was probably planned ahead of time. Farrah says she never expected to be invited back. She was reluctant to accept the offer, but ultimately decided it was the right choice for her and her daughter, Sophia.
“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 … I was just a little bit reluctant because of the progress I’d made while I was not on the show. “
Abraham’s awkward return prompted several rumors. According to previous reports, her exclusion from the show was due largely to controversial choices she’s made in the years since wrapping production with MTV. As fans will remember, in 2013 Abraham starred in an X-rated film, which she claims was a sex tape, according to Examiner.
Farrah then went on to create a line of adult toys. MTV reportedly felt she was a bad example to the network’s impressionable audience. However, clips from the upcoming series reveal that producers felt something was missing without Abraham’s story line. The 23-year-old hopes returning to the show will give fans a glimpse into the growth she’s experienced since they last saw her on the “Being Farrah” special.
“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.”
The decision to include the Teen Mom came well into filming, giving the rest of the cast little chance to back out. But that doesn’t mean it was well-received. Previews for the show include the reactions of both Bookout and Lowell. In the clips, Lowell and longtime boyfriend Tyler Baltierra are not surprised by the news, while Bookout is seen telling producers, “You guys can leave now. This is over.”
The Tennessee native said her reasons for not wanting Abraham on the show were not personal. Still, Bookout said she wasn’t pleased with the decision.
“I’m not going to lie and say I was happy about it … But, I mean, it’s something that I guess people will just have to watch on the show. And it has nothing to personally do with Farrah at all. I have no hard feelings toward her whatsoever.”
Lowell, who has had personal issues with her in the past, blamed her reaction on a lack of communication. The new mom says she “jumped to conclusions” after outsiders rehashed old issues between the two. She assured Us, however, that they’ve grown up and put the past behind them.
Abraham’s awkward return will certainly create a lot of drama on the reality show, notes WebProNews. “Teen Mom OG” premieres Monday, March 23, at 10 p.m. EDT on MTV.