When fans noticed that Leah, 29, and Kail, 30, unfollowed each other on social media, one fan turned to Briana, 27, for the story. “Leah liked one of my self-growth posts,” Briana explained as the root of the drama.
In the since-deleted interaction, the mother of two added, “Kail got upset with her,” using the lettuce emoji to symbolize her costar’s name.
Briana went on to allege that Kail essentially made Leah choose between the two friendships. “[Kail] told Leah we don’t need to be friends if she cherishes that friendship more,” Bri said of the supposed ultimatum. “Leah said she’s grown and can be friends with whoever she wants,” the Florida native added.
After another fan called the “Baby Mamas No Drama” host a “petty Betty,” Briana insisted that she understood why Kail reacted the way she did.
“Eh, I can see how you would say that, buttttttt – my best friends would never like her posts or even talk to her,” she responded. “So, I can see why she’s upset.”
In her own message shared on her Instagram Stories on Friday, April 22, Leah seemingly alluded to the rift without naming Kailyn, saying that her friendship doesn’t have any “requirements” and “this whole ‘we aren’t friends because she didn’t check on me’ or ‘she never reaches out first’ narrative is lame.”
Nearly one month after seemingly discussing the feud, Leah further updated fans on the situation during the Teen Mom 2 reunion on Tuesday, May 17. After host Dr. Drew Pinsky asked Leah why Kailyn didn’t want to appear at the reunion in person, the mother of three said she “had no idea” why her former friend was absent.
“I went to the Teen Mom Family Reunion. She was upset about a self-growth post, but as far as anything other than that, I have no idea,” Leah said of her feud with Kailyn as costar Ashley Jones walked off stage. After Ashley, 25, said she didn’t want to be involved in the drama with Kailyn, Leah agreed as she also walked off stage.
Briana remained at the interview to discuss claims that Kailyn was mad Leah appeared on Teen Mom Family Reunion. “I think that’s what it is,” she said. “I think Kail no longer wants to be Leah’s friend because Leah’s nice to me.”
“I spoke to Leah backstage. Like, ‘Hey, if you want a friendship with Kail, like, me and you don’t have to be friends. I don’t even have to look at you. We can keep distance if you worship that friendship with Kail,’” Briana told the host. “Them walking away makes it seem like she’s in control.”
After a teaser clip showed the reunion segment, Leah took to her Instagram Stories in a now-deleted post to address her costars. “This segment wasn’t supposed to be anything about Kail. I can only speak for myself and my person experience, but the level of disrespect, bullying/shaming, & mean girl attitude is disgusting,” she wrote, according to the Instagram account Teen Mom Shade Room.
This feud began just days after a judge dismissed the defamation lawsuit Kailyn filed against Briana after the latter allegedly leaked the reason for Kail’s absence in a June 2021 episode of Teen Mom 2.
After priding herself on documenting her authentic self for the MTV reality series, Briana vented to Celebuzz about the “Coffee Convos” cohost “trying to hide” her “domestic abuse situation.”
“Like Kail is sitting on the show legitimately filming about a wallpaper color choice when she could be filming about a domestic abuse situation with Chris [Lopez]” she said. “This was back when [her son] Lux’s hair was cut and she was allegedly arrested [in September] after allegedly getting into a physical altercation with Chris.”
“At the end of the day, she shouldn’t try to cover up the real her or things that are going on in her real life,” Briana added.
The judge dismissed the case on April 18, stating, “There is nothing defamatory about this statement because Lowry was, indeed, arrested for ‘allegedly’ having a physical altercation with Chris Lopez.”
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