Season 9 of ‘Teen Mom OG’ is so ‘authentic’ that somebody actually will get ‘peed on’. And no, we’re not joking.
Rather a lot occurred in the course of the season premiere of Teen Mom OG on Jan. 26, and in response to Maci Bookout and Amber Portwood, there’s much more drama to come back later this season. During an EXCLUSIVE interview with , the women talked about their varied struggles long-distance relationships, child daddy drama, and why one in every of them ended up urinating on themselves. And sure, that second will be featured within the present later this season!
HOLLYWOODLIFE: You’ve each been with the present for the reason that starting — how does it really feel going into the present’s ninth season?
MACI BOOKOUT: Honestly, it feels regular till you actually begin to consider it, after which it feels insane.
AMBER PORTWOOD: Yeah, truthfully, you look again and you concentrate on what a journey it’s been, together with the issues that I’ve shared, and then you definately sit there and, you recognize, you concentrate on all of the occasions that folks [or the] media go in opposition to you for each single little factor that you simply do. That’s human although.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: What makes this season totally different than those that got here earlier than it?
MACI: I feel for this season, and clearly, for almost all of individuals on this planet, for the primary time, we’re all experiencing a worldwide pandemic. So for folks to see us going by precisely what they’re going by on the similar time, I feel will probably be very attention-grabbing and funky — not that the pandemic is cool, however I don’t know, it’s simply extra actual this time. And filming the present was very actual this time. So, for my part, I feel this season will probably be a lot, way more genuine, much like the primary seasons of 16 & Pregnant or the early seasons of Teen Mom. And I feel that’s going to be cool.
AMBER: It’s extra so like a docu-series in a way, which might be one of the best factor ever. Because that simply makes you are feeling extra comfy, extra genuine, and viewers will see extra of who we actually are.
MACI: I used to be happy with Bentley for being open and prepared to share — even with me — how he was feeling about this, the entire scenario with their relationship. And I’m additionally happy with him for being prepared to go to remedy [on his own] to study and get instruments that he can use for all times, and study wholesome methods to deal with feelings and stuff like that. The journey that he’s on, and he’s nonetheless on to today, I’m simply actually excited for — even simply to observe it again. And I feel the viewers is actually going to understand this. And I’m tremendous happy with him for being prepared to speak about it on the present and speak about going to remedy. For a child to be courageous sufficient to share that’s unbelievable.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: Amber, we additionally noticed you combating a long-distance relationship throughout COVID within the premiere, as Dimitri began changing into a bit too possessive. What was probably the most troublesome a part of all of that for you?
HOLLYWOODLIFE: What else can followers look ahead to seeing this season?
MACI: I’m excited for the viewers to see me run the digital 5K for PCOS Awareness Month and I truly peed on myself. That’s what occurs once you attempt to run a 5K after three kids. And hey, and I nonetheless completed it. I nonetheless completed it. I simply poured my water throughout me and stored going. Hey, it’s what occurs, man. So many ladies are going to be like, thanks for sharing that. After having kids, particularly back-to-back, I can’t even soar on a trampoline. I’m going to have to start out sporting Depends or one thing.
HOLLYWOODLIFE: Cast members have come and gone through the years — Chelsea Houska additionally lately determined to go away ‘Teen Mom 2 — so, how long do you think you’ll every proceed with the present?
MACI: I feel so long as we nonetheless really feel like we’re serving to folks and doing [the show] for a great function, I see no motive to go away the present. But additionally taking into consideration the way it’s affecting my kids, my household, and issues like that. Right now, I can’t foresee leaving the present so long as I really feel it’s for a great function and we are able to proceed to assist folks.
Want extra? New episodes of Teen Mom OG air Tuesdays at 8pm on MTV.