The girls of Teen Mom OG haven’t always had the best relationships with their respective fams. And one of the most complex family dynamics comes from Farrah Abraham, whose famously strained relationship with mom Debra Danielsen is a main plot point on the show.
Though Farrah’s parents are front and center in the MTV show, we rarely see any other family members, which got fans wondering: Does Farrah Abraham have any siblings? Yes, she does — a sister named Ashley!
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Contrary to Farrah, it seems that Ashley and mom Debra are getting along these days! In an Instagram post, Debra shared some adorable selfies alongside fiancé Dr. David and daughter Ashley. Captioned, “Brew At The Zoo fun & wedding venue exploring,” the snap pretty much solidifies that, while Farrah is less than pleased with her mother’s choice in men, Ashley is A-Okay with it!
Brew At The Zoo fun & wedding venue exploring! A post shared by Debra Danielsen (@ddanielsen1) on Jul 16, 2017 at 7:21pm PDT
Brew At The Zoo fun & wedding venue exploring!
A post shared by Debra Danielsen (@ddanielsen1) on Jul 16, 2017 at 7:21pm PDT
Here’s everything you need to know about Farrah’s older sister Ashley Danielsen:
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Even though she’s older than her reality star sis, she became a mother after her. Her daughter, Sylvia, was born in 2012, three years after Sophia, and she just recently welcomed her second child, a son, Axl.
The duo only shares mother Debra’s genes — Michael Abraham is only Farrah’s dad, explaining their difference in last names. This is also the reason that Farrah calls her father "Michael" instead of "dad."
"I have a sister and we have different dads, so in all fairness to my sister, I call my dad Michael just like she does and everyone else in my family," she told SheFinds in 2011. "It works out fairly this way in my family. I do call my dad 'Dad' sometimes. If others look at this as a disrespectful thing, then you can talk to my mom about it. I never started it; I was taught to do it this way."
The Teen Mom star exclusively told In Touch back in 2013 that the only reason she was driving drunk was because of her sister! “It was St. Patrick’s Day and I was out with my sister. I did not plan to drink because I was sick, so I took the role of being in charge and making sure my sister and I would return home together and safely,” she said at the time. “At 10 p.m., I tried to leave, and at that time, my sister was not ready to leave, so I had been sipping on drinks to pass the time.”
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Evident from Farrah’s past social media posts, it’s clear the two sisters aren’t really in one another’s lives. Take the time Ashley’s second pregnancy was announced. Farrah tweeted, “Congrats Ashley & thanks to media all the best,” basically implying she discovered this information after reading an article. Neither Farrah nor Debra acknowledged the birth of Ashley’s son on social media either.
Not surprisingly, Ashley has yet to make an appearance on Teen Mom OG, only ever appearing on the first incarnation of the franchise Teen Mom.
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Jenelle has long feuded with her sister (while her brother, Colin, remains largely out of the spotlight). Ashleigh — who has two kids of her own — and Jenelle don’t speak, and fans were able to understand why after Ashleigh was caught bad-mouthing Jenelle on Being Barbara.