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Farrah Abraham Finally Calls Her Father ‘Dad,’ Discusses Why She Called Him Michael For So Long

Teen Mom OG’s Farrah Abraham has had a difficult relationship with her parents, to say the least. She recently appeared on Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars Family Edition with her mother, Debra Danielsen, and father, Michael Abraham, in a bid to reunite the family once more.

Farrah Abraham has notedly called her biological father Michael for several years, which has led to a lot of confusion for Teen Mom OG fans. Some have suspected that Michael may not be her real father, but the pair has confirmed that he is, indeed, Farrah’s father.

There have been many different explanations over the years as to why Farrah Abraham has chosen to call her father by his first name. Farrah has said she does so in order to not offend her half-sister, Ashley, who has a different father than she does. Debra Danielsen, Farrah’s mother, has stated that Farrah does this because it is common in Danish culture.

However, Farrah Abraham has admitted on Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars Family Edition that she does so because she feels her father abandoned her when she was younger and that he does not actively participate in her life.

The pair has been working on their relationship, and fans of Teen Mom OG were shocked to hear Farrah Abraham call him “dad” on the reunion special.

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Farrah Abraham’s father has also recently stuck up for his daughter on social media, insisting that her bad behavior stems from a past rape and other abuse from her past. He also told fans that he is deaf in one ear from serving in the military, but did not elaborate on the claim.

Although things seem to be going well, or at least better, with Farrah Abraham and her father, she and her mother may still be on a rocky road to recovery.

According to Debra Danielsen, she doesn’t necessarily believe that Farrah Abraham was raped or abused and says that she has never heard the claim from Farrah before. She also told a media outlet that if Farrah Abraham had been raped or abused that it is time she get over it and stop blaming her bad behavior on the incident.

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