TEEN Mom fans were shocked to see Briana DeJesus and her mom Roxanne get kicked off Family Reunion.
The mother-daughter duo was confronted by production during Tuesday’s new episode and told they had to pack up and go following a fight with Ashley Jones and her mom Tea.
During the episode, Briana, 28, and her mom Roxanne sat down with Teen Mom: Family Reunion host Dr. Cheyenne Bryant, also known as Coach B, following the altercation.
The mom of two had been adamant that she did not want to leave.
She was adamant that she was merely protecting herself and her mom in the incident.
Ashley and her mom also had a sit down with Coach B, during which they expressed little remorse.
While Tea confessed that things could have been handled differently, Ashley maintained: “The alternative to my spit was my fist.
“I regret that all I did was spit on her after they came for my mama.”
She ultimately decided that she was “ready to go home,” adding: “None of this feels right to me.”
As for Briana, she and her mom got the news that they’d been dismissed while sitting in the hotel they were moved to after the fight.
A producer told the pair that it was ultimately the young mom’s decision to throw a large water bottle in Ashley’s direction that was their undoing.
The MTV staffer told Briana the incident was a “significant breach of contract.”
They added that throwing the bottle could “have caused serious, serious injury.”
Briana was emotional after getting the news, as were her costars.
She asked for “space” while she and her mom packed and called the cast to let them know she was leaving.
Jade Cline, for her part, was furious with the network, saying: “Hell no. I didn’t sign up for this s**t.”
The emotional star added: “I’m beyond the point of pissed off and livid. I came here to grow closer and also to spend time with one of my best friends and now she’s leaving.”
Cheyenne Floyd, for her part, noted: “On both sides, if it got physical then our contract clearly says you have to go home.”
Kayla Sessler, who has had her own issues with Ashley, called Briana’s actions “self-defense.”
Catelynn Lowell said of the network’s decision: “Bri’s not the one that was spitting on people.”
Briana appeared to agree, saying in a confessional: “I still don’t understand why I have to go and I don’t think it’s fair.”
she added: “Honestly I had a great time.”
During Ashley’s conversation with Coach B, she shared more than just her desire to go home.
She shared that she had been quietly struggling prior to the fight, leaving her more triggered than usual.
She announced that her husband Bar Smith had been arrested prior to her arrival at the house the cast was staying at.
On top of that, Ashley told Coach B that she had learned she was pregnant a day before Bar’s arrest.
Asked, “Are you keeping it?” Ashley replied: “I don’t even know. Although I feel like I want to keep this baby, the reality is s**t ain’t right right now. I’m just hanging on by a thread.”
It’s not known at this time whether Ashley opted to undergo an abortion, or lost the baby.
She has not confirmed anything about her pregnancy at this time.
In November 2022, Ashley shared another sad update about her pregnancy.
At the time, she appeared in a TikTok video alongside her husband Bar.
One fan wrote in the comments: “I’m confused didn’t they say she was pregnant??”
Ashley replied: “I know you guys are wondering but I’m not in a space to disclose that.”
She added, “I’m still processing,” with a love heart emoji and concluded: “Thank you for being concerned.”
Speaking with The U.S. Sun exclusively about the fight and the aftermath, Coach B revealed that she “wasn’t surprised” that the families broke out into chaos.
“There was a lot of antagonizing going on, on both ends, and a lot of unresolved issues,” Coach B clarified.
“But I do believe… if I would’ve been able to sit down with them and have some resolve, I think that it would’ve just reopened or resurfaced again at some point because the concerns and issues that Ashley and Briana have are much deeper than just a social media post or a tweet.”
The renowned life coach and psych expert said that it would take “more than just a couple of sessions” between the girls, but, at the end of the day, they still might have this “personality conflict.”
Dr. Bryant explained: “Some people just don’t click and that’s just the reality of it.
“Some people’s personalities just do not mesh… But if our personalities don’t mesh and we have a personality conflict, then we have to understand that [they have to] deal with each other on a very respectful, cordial basis.”
During The U.S. Sun’s interview with Coach B, she revealed more info on Ashley’s back story about what might have led to the fight with Briana.
“Ashley continuously feels very isolated by the other cast members,” she shared.
“She often feels, you know, that [the Teen Mom cast] can’t relate to her.
“She doesn’t relate to them. She often feels that it’s a race thing.”
Dr. Bryant said she can “empathize and sympathize” with Ashley.
The counselor admitted: “Obviously, there’s something triggering for them to say, ‘Hey, I racially don’t feel like I’m accepted.’ And that’s more heartbreaking than saying, ‘I don’t feel accepted because I am aggressive. I don’t feel accepted because I’m confrontational.’
“That’s totally different than saying I don’t feel accepted because of my race. That’s a lot more deeply rooted and I feel like it has a deeper impact on somebody.”
She continued: “That concerns me about her personally because I don’t feel that way, Cheyenne [Floyd] doesn’t feel that way, but Ashley does.
“And so for all of us being black women to be in the same environment, only one black woman feels that way. That concerns me.”