It's not pretty.
When it comes to Teen Mom, MTV has committed to capturing all of the true experiences of the cast members. This means that in addition to revealing some of the most beautiful moments of their lives like childbirth and weddings, the show also captures some of their darkest moments. Over the years, MTV has aired the girls struggling with drug addiction, unhealthy relationships, and ugly custody battles.
Sometimes, seeing the worst parts of the Teen Mom cast members can make it hard for fans to stand behind them. Clips that have aired on MTV have made many reconsider which of the girls is really worth defending. It seems that this Teen Mom star may be the next to lose support from the community.
Many of the cast members have admitted to dark times and mistakes they’ve made in the past, but this star’s behavior may be truly unforgivable as they open up about “laying hands” on their significant other.
There’s no getting around the fact that MTV selected certain members of the Teen Mom cast for a reason. While some of them were chosen for their determination and strength, others’ explosive personalities and behavior creates enough drama to make good TV. MTV recently rolled out an entirely new family of cast members for its new show Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant, and it was clear that they had a similar casting process.
The Young and Pregnant cast members have gone through some of the hardest experiences of their lives before they even turn twenty-five. Even though the first season of the show hasn’t finished airing, many Teen Mom fans have already started to look up to the stars for their strength in times of difficulty. However, some of the cast members have already gone to some dark places on the show.
Young and Pregnant star Ashley Jones has had a unique story on MTV’s newest show. She’s had to battle from the beginning against her baby daddy’s mother, Shenandoah Williams. Shen and Ashley have both shown that they’re not willing to back down from a battle, but now a darker side of Ashley’s experience is coming to light. She and her baby daddy Bar have both confirmed that physical abuse takes place between them. The news came out during an intense Instagram video that Ashley shared after fighting with her man.
“You guys want to know the real about Bar?” she says in the clip. “He f*cking beats me! How’s that for real? He and his mom are bullies! He puts his f*cking hands on me and he expects me not to put my hands back on him! His mom put her hands on me and he expects me not to put my hands on her,” she exclaims. “But he beats my motherf*cking a** in this house with my daughter!”
Soon after, Bar’s mother Shen shared the clip and added the caption, “Ashley is hitting h3rself. And said she is telling police bar did it smh but her fans say im crazy and wrong this is what we deal with.” Ashley quickly shot back on Twitter.
“Yeah you did see that video of me slapping myself, but I didn’t lie about anything. He does get physical with me often,” she wrote. “But I love him and I stay because I really want things to work ok . Jesus . I would NEVER lie about something like that.” She explained that slapping herself is “something I do every time the pressure gets [too] real and I’m on the verge of loosing [sic] my sh*t.”
Shockingly, Bar himself soon admitted to the violence.
Owning Up to It
“Here y’all go for everyone who’s wondering, yes sometimes sh*t gets physical on both ends but I ain’t no woman abuser and all that extra sh*t,” he wrote on Instagram. “YES we fight but sh*t who doesn’t, it’s all a work in progress but no one has bruises or none like that so please stop trolling everyone. thank you!!!” However, fans report that in another Instagram live video, Ashley can be heard saying that he doesn’t have to hit her. Bar reportedly responds, “Well you keep flappin your motherf*cking mouth.” Ashley then allegedly revealed Bar didn’t want her to leave and told her, “Why, so you can call the police?”
The stars are all sending mixed signals, but fans seem decided that it’s not a good situation for anyone. “So no bruises means it’s okay? That’s scary. One day it’ll escalate into bruises or even possibly more. & who just puts this out there on social media for the world to see?” wrote reddit user knelso05.
“Bar needs to be off the show,” wrote reddit user BastaniUsername. “I liked him on TM but all this drama spilling out from Ashley is so scary. I’m starting to understand there is a LOT that goes on behind the scenes we don’t see. This is a very dangerous situation for Ashley and [their newborn daughter] Holly.”
Unfortunately, this is just the beginning of the drama in Ashley’s family. She has also just shared that Bar’s mother Shen made a sexual advance at her early on in their relationship.