The Teen Mom OG cast may be here to stay.
In a new interview, the ladies of the show, including Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, and Farrah Abraham, discussed their future on the MTV reality show. According to all three of the series’ cast members, they have no immediate plans to leave the network.
“There’s not really a timeframe. I want to be a part of [Teen Mom OG] as long as I feel like it is having a good impact on the audience and my family and things like that,” Bookout explained to the International Business Times on May 15.
As Teen Mom OG fans may recall, Bookout threatened to quit the series years ago after learning Abraham had been brought back to the show after previously being let go. According to Bookout, she didn’t want to be included on a series that also featured a woman who starred in a sex tape.
Bookout eventually returned to Teen Mom OG but told producers she didn’t want her son, 8-year-old Bentley, seen on the show.
Because of Bookout’s comments, her relationship with Abraham became strained, and despite a couple of makeups throughout the past couple of years, the two women remain at odds.
Bookout went on to reveal that she wasn’t worried about losing recognition if she was to leave the show at some point. In fact, she’s sure that she and her family, who have been featured on reality television for nearly eight years, will continue to be recognized for years to come.
“Even if [Teen Mom OG] went away tomorrow people are still going to know who we are so it’s not like we would be normal again. At least not for a lot of years,” she explained. “Even then, I would say people would still recognize us. [Bentley] handles it fine. People don’t really talk to him about it at school or anything like that.”
Lowell also said she would be happy to continue appearing on Teen Mom OG as long as the series continues to educate viewers on teen pregnancy and the years-long struggles it causes.
“Personally, I say as long as [Teen Mom OG] is educating people and still helping people and staying real and honestly, [Tyler Baltierra] and I always said we would continue to do it,” Lowell said. “As soon as it starts going to be scripted or nobody’s just interested, then end it. But every day I get a message on social media about how I’ve helped somebody or inspired somebody to do something… that’s the only reason why we do it.”
As for Abraham, she applauded the network for their production and said her 8-year-old daughter, Sophia, has long been a motivation for her to stay employed by MTV.
“I definitely enjoy the experience and I think Teen Mom OG has just been a running top show for Viacom, MTV, this network and if it is doing its job then it needs do stay,” Abraham said.
Abraham went on to address her ongoing feuds with her co-stars, including Amber Portwood, revealing that despite their drama, she wouldn’t leave the show due to the tension between them.
“I’m just such a strong individual that no person whether they were on top of me, living next door to me, circling around me, being on the same show as me. No one makes me do anything that I don’t want to do,” she said.
Teen Mom OG Season 6B airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on MTV.
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