'Teen Mom 3' Recap: Alex Needs Matt Like a Hole in the Head

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Teen Mom 3 Alex SekellaThe tagline for Teen Mom 3 may be "Mondays are a mother," but the premiere of the new show gave us a whole lot of daddy drama. The fathers of Katie Yeager's, Briana DeJesus's, Alex Sekella's, and Mackenzie Douthit's babies are all in their lives in varying degrees. And they're all creating trouble.

The worst of them just might be Matt McCann, father to Alex's daughter Arabella. Fresh out of rehab for drug addiction, Matt has popped back into his girlfriend's life and moved into her mom's home. But while Alex is working three jobs to make ends meet, and trying to get her diploma online, he can barely clean up his own dishes after eating.

Even Matt himself admits that rehab wasn't enough to change him, and it's obvious when he convinces Alex to hit up his old haunts where he used to buy drugs. He's obviously excited to see drug dealers all around them, even saying he's more comfortable out there in the bad part of town than he is at her house.

Although you never see him actually buying, he seems shifty when explaining to Alex what he spent money on in a store while she waited in the car.

Whether he was buying or not, he clearly doesn't have her or their daughter's best interests at heart. Worse, there is a clear mistrust issue going on for these two, and that is not good for a mom who is trying to raise her child.

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It's nice that Alex's mom is willing to give Matt a chance and let him live with them, but they need to get rid of him! Fast!

Not that Matt is the only one screwing up. Katie's boyfriend Joey Maes got into an accident in her car on tonight's episode, and then he left the scene! Although it seems like he wasn't at fault, Katie can't get him to call the other driver -- his aunt -- so she has to take matters into her own hands, calling the cops. Turns out Joey came thisclose to getting a ticket for leaving the scene.

Then there's Devoin Austin, Briana's ex, who took to Twitter with a series of rants. He calls her a whore and a slut. The mother of his child!

Josh McKee is the only baby daddy who doesn't seem like a total loser on this show, although he reminds me a lot of Maci Bookout's (now) ex-boyfriend Ryan Edwards -- at least the way he acted back in the day. He doesn't seem like a bad guy so much as a little confused about what the heck he's supposed to be doing with his girlfriend and son.

What should Alex do with Matt? Should he stay in the house?

 

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eleph... elephantmamaof2

Matt is so gross. He was definitely on something in last nights episode.

Jeannie Newberry

Drop him off somewhere and never look back! run as far from him as you can!

hexxuss hexxuss

Boot him out.  The LAST thing that girl needs is to be raising TWO kids!  NOT to mention that if he brings drugs into her mother's house, the cops can kick them ALL out of it (crime scene now), her mother can lose her house & she can lose her kid.  She needs to decide what's more important & not be afraid to be alone.  Plenty of us can make it without a guy - no one should be in your life because you feel you "need" them, they should be there because, even though you can fully take care of yourself, you "want" them there.

nonmember avatar Abc

I disagree with josh being the only one to seem alright. He seems like he could not care less about Mackenzie. His answer to everything big or small is "whatever, I don't care.". Mackenzie seems very immature. She is pretty annoying already, I don't think she will be a fan favorite.



Katie and Joey seem to be the ones going to make it. He definitely handles the car situation wrong. he works so hard to support his family and make Katie and his daughter happy and give them everything they want. It's very sweet.



Alex seems to just bitch. About everything. Even when things seem to be going ok. I agree that she needs to let him go. He is on the wrong track. He is not better and he will fall fast.



Brianna seems ok. Her baby dad might be the worst. Only because Matt has an actual addiction. It's not an excuse but it is a real thing and its hard to break. Devion on the other hand literally just chooses not to be around. For no reason. He can be mad about the birth certificate or name but to actually not see his daughter over it is too far. And maybe he should act like a dad of he wants the perks. Briana has a great support system.

nonmember avatar Abc

I disagree with josh being the only one to seem alright. He seems like he could not care less about Mackenzie. His answer to everything big or small is "whatever, I don't care.". Mackenzie seems very immature. She is pretty annoying already, I don't think she will be a fan favorite.



Katie and Joey seem to be the ones going to make it. He definitely handles the car situation wrong. he works so hard to support his family and make Katie and his daughter happy and give them everything they want. It's very sweet.



Alex seems to just bitch. About everything. Even when things seem to be going ok. I agree that she needs to let him go. He is on the wrong track. He is not better and he will fall fast.



Brianna seems ok. Her baby dad might be the worst. Only because Matt has an actual addiction. It's not an excuse but it is a real thing and its hard to break. Devion on the other hand literally just chooses not to be around. For no reason. He can be mad about the birth certificate or name but to actually not see his daughter over it is too far. And maybe he should act like a dad of he wants the perks. Briana has a great support system.

nonmember avatar Jamie

All 4 of the couples got on my nerves-same crap different day. All the girls seem to expect that life with baby would be a family and a "white picket fence" yet they picked who BOYS aren't even mature enough to graduate from high school, take responsibility, work, or stay clean. Matt is a lazy, lying drug addict. Devion is an abuser. Josh is barely coherent. Only Joey seems capable of providing for his family and is trying so hard he looks worn down already. And I really had a difficult time with Brianna's justification for filing the Protective Order, when she told her friend that if he was willing to pitch in and help she would drop the case. Either he is abusive or he isn't. Using it as a tool to get him to do what she wants him to do is not the reason behind protective orders. She seems smarter than that. Forget him! You don't need him! You have a supportive family and your daughter will be better off without a player Dad who's only concern is the bragging rights of giving his offspring his last name.

nonmember avatar Anom

The teen mom series is like a train wreck. You know it's a catastrophe but you can't help but look (watch). Alex, you really need to get some mental health counseling and take a really good look at yourself. Your mom, grandmother, and everyone can see it and are trying to get you out of your own head to get some help. LISTEN to them, much to your surprise I'm sure, they know a little more than you!!! 100% of teen moms baby daddy leave and teen moms are left with a disastrous life. You and your child will be no different. Not only do you have a bleak outlook....so does your child. You truly have a mental defect and need serious help. P.S. Don't quit your day job you absolutely cannot dance!

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