Who's your daddy?
Love them or hate them, parents are an important part of most people’s lives. Although there are many who are estranged from their parents for various reasons, for most people, parents play a significant role in their lives. At the very least, it’s important to know who your parents are.
Most people will never have to spend any time wondering who is responsible for their life. But the truth is, many people don’t know who their fathers are. With all of the drama surrounding pregnancies and birth, this extends to the Teen Mom cast.
Now, one cast member is finally figuring out who their father is. But given their breakdown after finding out the truth, they don’t seem very happy about the results.
Many of the Teen Mom cast members have had some very rocky childhoods, and not many of their fathers were part of the picture. Many of the cast, like Kailyn Lowry, Briana DeJesus, and Amber Portwood were pretty estranged from their fathers growing up. But they at least know who their fathers are, which can’t be said for the entire cast.
Amber Portwood’s baby daddy, Gary Shirley, recently got his own spinoff on MTV. In the feature, “Being Gary,” he revealed that his mother had a new boyfriend with a familiar face. Turns out she was dating his own father!
But it soon came out that there was a missing puzzle piece in the equation. As it turns out, Gary’s mother wasn’t entirely sure whether Jody was truly Gary’s father.
Anxious & Scared
Over the course of Being Gary and recent episodes of Teen Mom, Gary and his father began to grow more and more close. But they decided to put it to the test and see if their bond was based in blood.
“You want him ultimately to be your dad?” Kristina asked her husband in a recent episode.
“Yeah,” Gary said. “I feel like it would be a question unanswered. I forgive him for not being there and things like that. We are where we are now, [and] he’s a part of my life. So I want him to be my dad, but ultimately I don’t know. We’ll see when the results get here!”
“I’m nervous and anxious and scared for you!” Kristina admitted.
Now, the results are finally coming in.
“Did the results from the paternity test arrive?” Kristina asked in a sneak peek for next week’s episode of Teen Mom OG. “Of course of all shirts you would have your ‘Dad Bod’ [shirt] on!” she says.
Gary asks Kristina to open the letter. “Attached is the report for the DNA tests performed through our facility for Gary Shirley and Jody Patterson,” she reads. Then her face falls, and she slides the paper over to Gary.
It seems clear that the results came back negative. “Jody’s not going to like that,” Gary says. “Just throw it away.” Soon, both he and Kristina are in tears. Although the couple never explicitly says that Jody is not Gary’s biological father, their silence and reactions seem to say it all.