Selena Gomez: Her Mom’s Upset About More than Justin Bieber

Selena’s mom, Mandy Teefey, doesn’t love that she’s back with her ex. To the point where Mandy had a breakdown and went to the hospital because she couldn’t deal with it.

However, we’re hearing a claim that there’s more to Selena’s tensions with her mom than the Biebs.

And apparently, it’s a beef that goes back for years.

Selena’s mom, Mandy Teefey, was distressed — to the point where she required hospitalization — when she learned that Selena and Justin are in couples therapy.

This isn’t one of those Scientology things where Mandy’s just super anti-therapy or whatever.

No, what had Mandy so bent out of shape was the haunting, ugly realization that Selena’s little reunion with Justin wasn’t just a temporary thing.

Selena seems to be serious about resuming her relationship with the Biebs.

And quite frankly, that’s every mother’s nightmare.

No, this isn’t just about the fact that Justin Bieber isn’t hot anymore.

This is a bit more serious.

The reason that Selena Gomez’s whole family hates Justin is because they had front-row seats to the damage that her relationship with him did to mental health and her emotional well-being.

Now they’re watching her fight Lupus and are worried that she’ll soon be fighting on two fronts as Justin’s personal issues and bad behavior once again take their toll on the talented singer.

Besides, he wasted years of her youth before she got Lupus. Even if his behavior is totally different now, that’s not something that a mother could forgive easily.

If at all.

However, E! reports that there’s more putting a strain on Selena’s relationship with her mom than just her choice in penises.

“Selena has always said that the one person that means the most to her is her mom, Mandy.”

However, this source says that not everything’s perfect in their dynamic.

“But still, they’ve had a really complicated relationship and have gone through a lot of ups and downs.”

Everybody has their ups and downs — even if you have a great relationship with your mom.

But apparently, for Selena, the low points could be really, really low.

There was apparently an “entire year” during which Selena and Mandy didn’t speak, after Selena dropped Mandy as her manager back in 2014.

“It caused a huge rift in their relationship. Mandy wouldn’t even let Selena talk to her sister for a long time.”

That sounds awful.

“Mandy and Selena’s stepdad really did everything they could for Selena.”

That stepdad being Brian Teefey. Though, to be fair, that’s your obligation as parents. You don’t get a prize for that.

“So when she fired her it took a toll on Mandy emotionally and professionally.”

“Mandy lost her clout as a manager after Selena left. It caused a major rift in their relationship but they eventually reconnected.”

Honestly? We’re totally Team Mandy when it comes to the resurrection of Jelena.

(We do think that she’s going about it the wrong way. Just say a few words, then outwardly accept it, suffer in silence, and then offer her a shoulder to cry on when she realizes her mistake)

But, based on this, it sounds like Selena was in the right back in 2014. She was, what, 22?

That’s old enough to have a manager that’s not your mom. It sounds like Mandy may have just taken that the wrong way.


Selena Gomez: Sad at Mom’s Breakdown, Not Sad Enough to Ditch Bieber

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are doing so much together these days. Dates. Church. Vacations. Each other.

Selena’s mom head a breakdown and was hospitalized in reaction to Jelena rearing its ugly head.

And apparently Selena’s rekindled relationship with the Biebs is causing even more problems.

A few months ago, when Justin Bieber called Mandy Teefey and asked to be reconnected with Selena Gomez, if Mandy had known where it would lead, we imagine that she would have hung up.

(You can’t really slam down a phone to hang it up like you could in the olden days, but she’d sure have pushed that end button with a lot of vigor)

See, Justin Bieber’s mom loves Selena Gomez (because of course she does!).

But Selena’s mom is not so crazy about the singer she must remember as a poorly behaved boy with alleged substance abuse issues, anger problems, who has spent he last few years covering his once-beautiful body in some truly ugly tattoos.

Reportedly, it was only when Mandy learned that Selena and Justin were getting couples counseling to resolve the issues that had tripped them up in the past that it hit her:

Jelena 2.0 is for real.

We don’t know if she thought of it in those words (probably not), but to say that she was upset is an understatement.

So, Mandy Teefey had a breakdown and went to the hospital over it.

Note that she was there of her own free will — this was not an involuntary psych hold. We’re glad that she had the self-awareness to know that she needed some medical attention.

And yes, we know that “mom freaked out so much about daughter’s boyfriend she had a breakdown” sounds like the fakest story ever, but it comes from TMZ and they are very diligent about making sure that they can confirm whatever they report.

That her daughter was going to therapy with her ex meant that it was serious, that Selena’s revisiting past mistakes and that Mandy’s nightmare has returned.

And apparently Selena and her mom have had it out over their disagreement — both have reportedly unfollowed the other on Instagram, for the time being.

As unhappy as Mandy is, Selena isn’t exactly thrilled, either.

HollywoodLife reports that their source close to Selena says that Selena herself isn’t loving the conflict.

“Selena is heartbroken that her relationship with Justin is creating problems with her mother and the rest of her family.”

Remember, it’s not just Selena’s mom — Selena’s whole family hates Justin. They remember him as her crappy, less talented boyfriend who wasted years of her life.

“Selena feels like she is being forced to choose sides between pleasing her mother and following her heart.”

Of course.

“Selena has loved Justin for years, despite everything, good and bad. They have been through so much together and she still loves him.”

Justin’s like a bad habit that Selena just can’t shake, and she’s off the wagon.

“Selena is struggling to get her mother to understand how much Justin has grown, matured and changed, but Mandy refuses to keep an open mind about Selena’s future with Justin.”

We’d argue that Mandy doesn’t need to keep an open mind — just to keep her thoughts to herself. We’ll explain in a moment.

“Selena feels like she is being forced to choose between being in love with Justin and making her family happy.”

Her family’s more concerned about Selena’s health and future and happiness than their own right now. But, wrapped up in the idea of Justin (but not the reality), perhaps Selena can’t see that.

“Selena knows that her mom is doing her best to protect her, but it still doesn’t feel good that Selena’s relationship with Justin is creating so much anxiety for her family.”

We’re not saying that, in general, people should let their parents dictate their romantic choices.

In this case, though, Selena’s mom might have it right. At least, Justin Bieber, “changed” or not, is bad news. Just because he has a nice butt doesn’t mean that Selena needs to repeat past emotional labors to turn him into the perfect boyfriend. He’ll never be that.

That said, we think that Mandy is clearly going about this wrong.

Unless your child’s dating an absolute monster, the best thing to do (and this works if your friend is dating or even your mother) is to gently state your reservations at the beginning, and then grin and bear it until they realize their mistake.

Selena is brilliant and beautiful but right now, she’s riding an emotional high. Anybody with an ex, especially an ex they had during a formative time in their lives, can tell you that rekindling things with them brings out a rush.

If Selena’s mom winding up in the hospital isn’t enough to break up Jelena, then, for the time being, nothing will.

But in a few weeks or months or years, Mandy can give Selena a shoulder to cry on. And perhaps a very gentle “I told you so.”


Gordon Hayward Tears Up Remembering Mom’s Reaction to Gruesome Injury

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Kim Zolciak: Listen to My Parenting Advice, Single Moms!

Even though we’ve all watched Kim Zolciak break down while her daughter gets her ears pierced, the reality star isn’t actually a bad mom. Just a little ridiculous.

Did you know that Kim Zolciak became a mother (and, soon after, a single mother) at an unusually young age? Even years later, that can leave its mark.

Well, now the Don’t Be Tardy star has penned a moving letter for all single moms out there.

In early 1997, when Kim Zolciak wasn’t quite 19, she gave birth to her first daughter, Brielle.

(As you can see in the photo above, she really takes after her mom)

Four years later (and some change), Kim gave birth to Ariana.

Now, Kim married Kroy Biermann in 2011 and, starting in 2011, she’s given birth to four of his children: KJ, Kash, Kaia, and Kane.

Kroy also formally adopted both Brielle and Ariana, which is why they both now have the last name, Biermann.

With six kids, and having spent many years as a single mom, Kim Zolciak — controversies aside — has gotten a lot of parenting experience, folks.

This was their family of eight for their 2016 Christmas photo.

We look forward to seeing their group photo for 2017 (but chill, folks — it’s barely November).

Though it’s been weeks since Ariana’s birthday, Kim Zolciak was apparently feeling reflective or whatever, because she penned a beautiful letter about single motherhood.

She wrote it in the captions of a major throwback photo, which is below.

“Me and my sweet @arianabiermann I had her at 23yrs old and became a single parent close to her delivery!”

There’s no easy time to become a single parent, but even if there were, it definitely wouldn’t be at 23.

“Scared out of my mind … I can’t help reflect back and Thank God for the strength to keep going! I’m living proof that if you keep on believing miracles can happen!!”

A lot of people find comfort in their faith.

“To every single mother in this world I know it’s not easy quite frankly I don’t know how I did it, but keep believing and achieving!”

That’s an encouraging, if vague, message.

And then she speaks much more general words of encouragement.

“Dreams do come true!! Nobody could stop me from achieving my dreams and nobody can stop you! STAY STRONG!”

Here’s the photo, though she also added a postscript that is honestly our favorite part of the whole letter.

She looks great! (And we know that it’s black and white, but this photo dates back to George W. Bush’s first term, not to, like, the Eisenhower administration)

Are you ready for this postscript? You’re not, but here it is anyway:

“P.S I have great hair yes and no this isn’t a wig [laughing emoji] this was 16yrs ago [heart emoji] for sure have the good hair gene.”

It almost makes us wonder if all of the rest of what she wrote was mostly just stream-of-consciousness filler so that she could post this throwback and brag about her hair.

That’s not a criticism. It’s honestly pretty amazing.

Kim Zolciak is a very entertaining reality star, folks.

By the way, this is Ariana Biermann now, having only turned 16 last month.

She’s beautiful!

In just a few years she’ll be taking her mom’s side in feuds like Brielle. Maybe.

Kim has been through a lot. Her whole family has, actually.

We’ve seen the whole family react to Kash’s dog attack, which was definitely a dark chapter on their family’s history even though Kash has recovered well and started school.

Kim Zolciak has a lot of parenting experience upon which to respect.

And, yes, she has some pretty nice hair.


Rain Brown: I Don’t Know if My Mom’s Going to Make It

Just over a week ago, we told you that Ami Brown’s second round of chemo was coming up. 

The Alaskan Bush People star’s family might be living large in a Beverly Hills mansion, but the Brown matriarch spends her time these days undergoing chemo and then recovering from those sessions.

Well, she’s undergoing chemotherapy treatments now, and we have some details on how she’s coping.

We know that chemotherapy is a brutal but vitally necessary treatment as Ami Brown fights against stage 4 lung cancer.

Rain Brown, the youngest member of the Brown family, took to Instagram and offered an update on her mother’s progress.

“My mom and I spent all morning making our favorite peach tea and our own mix of essential oils together.”

Though it’s a bad situation, it’s good that they still have mother-daughter time.

They use the essential oils as a homeopathic treatment — to aid comfort and recovery.

Rain lists the specific scents:

“(frankincense, eucalyptus, pink grapefruit, and spearmint) with coconut oil as a carrier and a touch of shimmer.”

A lot of those sound great.

Rain sounds like she has a very realistic grasp on her mother’s condition:

“She is now going though her second round of chemo, sadly I can’t say how she is doing just yet, but we are all hopeful and faithful.”

Sometimes “I don’t know” is the most honest, mature answer that you can give.

“Thank you all so much for your support and love in this harsh time. Stay strong my rainbows, God bless.”

Rain is such a sweetheart. We’re so glad that she’s there for her mother.

We know that being surrounded by (almost) her whole family — since they all live just minutes from the hospital — must be a great source of comfort for Ami.

Rain is maintaining a healthy perspective on life.

This is important, too. As we’ve mentioned, cancer patients do go through their ordeal alone. All of their loved ones are along for the ride.

And, at just 14 years of age, “Rainy” does not have the kind of life experience or coping mechanisms that some of her much older siblings do.

(No matter how bad your experiences as an adult may be, they would always be worse as a child)

Rain shared a quote on Instagram:

“What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.”

Rain also added quite a few of her own words in the caption:

“Quotes aren’t about who said what when and what they meant when they said it they are about a few words put together in a way so beautiful it speaks to everyone differently.”

Rain regards quotes as a sort of inspirational poetry, then. If we’re reading this correctly.

“For me they were something I found myself drawn to and couldn’t find out why, they helped me through some of the darkest times in my life, and have lifted me up to great heights.”

Rain is at that age where she’s figuring out who she wants to be and also who she is.

Quotes can have a powerful impact and become a guiding force as you figure out what resonates with you — and what does not.

“People always mock them for being so small and stupid but knowing so much, meaning so much but just being something someone else said.”

We think that what Rain is trying to say here is that some people have a dismissive attitude towards quotes, but she finds meaning in them.

“Being a copycat if you will, but I find quotes are beautiful and hold all the secrets to life.”

And we think that, here, she’s asserting that using quotes isn’t being a copycat, it’s finding inspiration.

“Even the ones that are right in front of our eyes, quotes are like a magic that is always there but only makes sense when you need them to most.”

That’s true. Even a quote from a childhood cartoon — or a dream — can have meaning.

(I’ll always remember that famous dream that someone had where Obama said “Violence for violence is the rule of beasts”)

“So I guess you could say I’m a lot like a quote small and young but has a deeper understanding then even I could ever understand.”

It’s cute that she was able to connect how people are dismissive of quotes with how they sometimes underestimate her.

it’s sad, too.

And tough, being the baby of the family — especially such a large family.

Rain will pull through, though, even as she battles depression.

Right now, we wish that we had as much confidence in Ami Brown’s fragile health.


Dance Moms Recap: Is This The End?!

Is this really the end of Dance Moms?

After conflicting reports, it seems like Dance Moms Season 7 Episode 26 could have served as a series finale for the iconic reality series which has been on the air for several years. 

When the finale picked up, Jill and Kendall confirmed to their teammates that they would not be around for the next competition, and this caused a lot of uncertainty because they were seen as the more prominent dancers. 

The mothers grew concerned when Cheryl confirmed she would be bringing in another dancer as there was no way they could win at nationals with just four girls. 

Holly felt that the ALDC had a revolving door of performers and that it would be best to roll on with the four girls. The new addition is Reagan, and she has built up quite a roster of support over the years. 

With six national titles, it’s clear Cheryl was thinking about how seasoned Reagan was and that she could be an asset to the team. The mothers were icy to Reagan’s mother because they wanted to make it clear she would not be getting a solo. 

Reagan and her mother were booted from their studio because they joined The Irreplaceables, so they were not going to be sitting around waiting for things to happen. 

They came to win, and that’s precisely what they were going to do. The mothers were not impressed when Cheryl gifted Reagan with a solo. Cheryl made it clear that this was not about feelings, it was about winning. 

While Nia acted like a petulant child because of her lack of solo, Cheryl said she screwed up during the duet, so there was no way she was getting another chance to do the same. 

When the moms tried to elevate the drama, Cheryl shut them down by saying she was not sticking around to listen to them. Her one true hope was to help the girls, and that’s what she wanted to do. 

When the mothers attack Julie, Cheryl is forced to step in. She reiterated that without Kendall, the team stood no chance of winning and that’s why Reagan was drafted in. 

Things got worse when Kalani sprained her ankle, and Cheryl was forced to cut her solo. It then emerged that Kalani had to be taken out of the group number altogether. 

This meant they would be pressing on with four after all.

At the performance, Cheryl thought that Reagan came out better and that everyone should be happy about her being in the competition. 

At nationals, Kendall returned, and Reagan disappeared. The mothers knew this was probably the end of the line for them, so they wanted the girls to go out with a bang. 

In the end, The Irreplaceables became the West Coast National champions, and it became apparent this was the perfect time to end the series. They did what Abby couldn’t, and that’s got to feel a little exciting. 

What do you think about the end of the season?

Is it time to say goodbye?


Briana DeJesus: All the Teen Moms Suck Except For Jenelle Evans!

As we reported earlier, Jenelle Evans endured a rather hectic trip to Los Angeles over the weekend.

Along with her castmates, Jenelle was in town to film the annual Teen Mom 2 reunion special, and the situation got just a bit out of hand, even by the lofty standards of Teen Mom 2 reunion specials.

Things started to go downhill when Jenelle’s husband, David Eason, got drunk, pulled a knife, and started stabbing balloons at a pre-party that was also attended by members of the Teen Mom: OG cast.

(It was regular Teen Mom-con!)

The absurdity only continued the next day, when Jenelle went off on both her mother, Barbara Evans, and Nathan Griffith’s new girlfriend, Ashley Lanhardt.

Not to be outdone, Eason tried to fight Griffith in front of Jenelle’s kids.

Needless to say, Jenelle didn’t make much of an impression on most of her fellow Teen Mom stars, but apparently the franchise’s latest addition was thoroughly impressed:

“Jenelle was the only one who wasn’t acting like her sh-t ain’t stink,” Briana DeJesus tweeted over the weekend.

“Plus she was the only one who wasn’t acting fake and choosing sides.”

Yes, according to Briana, Jenelle was the only one who didn’t behave abhorrently.

In fairness, Jenelle was too busy brawling with her mother and her ex to take sides in anyone else’s feuds, but apparetly she did make time to get to know Briana.

Asked by a fan why she’s so forgiving of Jenelle’s bad behavior, Briana offered a simple explanation:

“She has never done anything shady for me not to like her,” DeJesus tweeted.

“She’s cool alongside David … they welcomed me with open arms. The others had a guard up and it’s understandable because their loyalty sided with their friends, but it’s still fake to choose sides.”

Sources on set have suggested that Briana may have been put off by Leah Messer, who’s known to be a bit more shy than the other moms.

Outspoken Briana may have gotten the false impression that Leah was giving her the cold shoulder.

As for the persistent rumors that Briana is dating Javi, Ms. DeJesus recently awitched her Twitter profile pic to an image her and Marroquin, so it’s looking more and more like those reports are legit.

Watch Teen Mom 2 online to get caught up in time for what promises to be an explosive reunion special.