'Teen Mom 3' Recap: Matt Loses Control & Has to Go

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Matt McCann Alex SekellaWhat is up with the guys on Teen Mom 3? Do they take turns being the jerk or something? Last week Joey Maes was blowing up at Katie Yeager. This week it's Matt McCann who lost control in a fight with Alex Sekella.

But where Joey's explosive behavior was scary, Matt's was just kind of sad, and Alex's was sadder still.

This girl has been forced to grow up quickly, and she's trying to do the best for her daughter. She reminds me a lot of Chelsea Houska from Teen Mom 2, knowing in her head that her daughter's father is not a good dad but wanting desperately to stay together JUST so the kid will have a "family."

When she caught Matt texting another girl, Alex blew up at him, but fortunately she does have real family around. She called her mom, who confronted Matt, only to set him off on a rant. And then -- talk about timing -- Alex gets home, and the two start screaming.

Neither side was in the right here, clearly, especially with little Arabella listening to the whole thing, as well as Alex's little brother. But Matt really got out of control when he started baiting Alex, puffing himself up and threatening her with his body while encouraging her to hit him.

Thank GOD for Alex's mom, who decided it was time for Matt to move out of her house.

And while we're on the topic of supportive moms, Briana DeJesus' mother Roxanne is starting to take on the uber parent role Chelsea's dad Randy filled on Teen Mom 2. She is always there for her daughter and granddaughter both. When Briana is worried about paying a babyproofing service (did you even know they had such a thing?), she whips out her credit card without holding it over the teenager's head. And she's more than happy to hop on the phone to tell Briana's lazy ex Devoin that he can't just expect to take his baby out and about when he can't even spend an hour alone with her IN THE HOUSE.

Things were better for the other Teen Moms this week. Mackenzie Douthit (now Mackenzie McKee) made the smart choice to borrow a prom dress because -- as she sadly put it -- even a cheap dress would pay for a month of diapers. But she did get to go to prom along with fiance Josh McKee, who skipped out on coon hunting (I wish I was kidding) for his girl's big night. 

And things have settled down for Katie Yeager and Joey Maes, at least for the moment. He's not exactly giving it his all in couples' therapy, but he did show up, and the two moved into their new apartment. There was even an adorable moment at the show's end when the two parents checked in on Molli. Their delighted grins when they found their daughter playing in her crib showed that they both love that little girl -- if nothing else.

What did you think of Alex and Matt's fight? Was Alex's mom right to kick him out?

 

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linzemae linzemae

Alex has a very short temper. I realize matt has put her through hell and stomped all over her but I think they both flew off the handle in that fight. Mackanzie is very immature and its hard for me to watch her. I realize she is young but the other moms seem more mature

nonmember avatar erica

I haven't seen this episode yet, but I saw the preview and it looked pretty serious. Its understandable Alex would want Matt to be part of their daughters life, but I think it was a horrible idea to have him move in the day he got out of rehab. He should have had to prove himself before Alex's mom allowed that. It's not as if he was just a little irresponsible and immature, he had a bad drug problem and obviously a huge anger management problem on top of that. Alex clearly and understandably has a lot of built up anger and resentment towards him so how could her mom not have seen this coming a mile away? If letting him move in was their attempt to keep him clean,they had the wrong idea. It's not their job to keep him off drugs and when an addict wants to use, they'll find a way using any means necessary.



If, God forbid, my own kids are ever teen parents, I'd hope to be as supportive as Briana's mom.i also hope to have the means to provide enough financial support to allow them to finish their education. Roxanne seems to have found the perfect balance between making sure her daughter is being a responsible parent and doing what she can to make sure her daughter can still succeed in life. I hope Briana realizes how fortunate she is. I hope Devoin(how irritating is the spelling of his name?)really steps up to the plate.

nonmember avatar Heather M.

I don't think that any of the fathers on this will win Father of the Year anytime soon, I think the mothers are half of the problem.
Matt clearly shouldn't be living with Alex and her family. He needs to confront his problems and prove himself to be a responsible and contributing parent. But I also think Alex starts and excalates most of the fights. I understand the struggle of being a young single mom but she needs to learn to speak and not yell and be a little more gentle. If she can't do that (and I could understand because of his past) then they shouldn't be together.
Also, Joey has definite anger issues. But even though she isn't yelling Katie starts drama with passive agressive and sarcastic comments. The guy is working a dangerous and tough job to give her and the baby a home and food. She seems resentful of his "freedom".

nonmember avatar MammaMel

I have to say that I think it is disgusting that these parents of the teen moms get INVOLVED in their daughters relationships (romantic or co-parenting) with the fathers. It is NEVER ok for that to happen. A parenting relationship is between the mother and father NOT the grandparents. Giving your daughter advice is one thing, but talking to the father of her child? NOT ok. But that's just my two cents as a single mother.

nonmember avatar Jamie

I can hardly stand watching this anymore.
Katie: He is there. Stop knocking him over the head with the marriage talk! Her constant need for reassurance is suffocating!
Alex: Inviting a troubled, lazy, hot-tempered, drug addict teen to move in with my troubled, hot-tempered teen and her baby is not a good idea. Hello Alex? Do you really think the right time to confront your baby daddy about cheating is immediately before you leave him home alone with your infant?
Mackenzie: Josh looks about as disinterested as a guy can get. Dumb, and unemployed is no way to go through life, but at least his friends are winners-yep, loved that comment about how girls wouldn't get all dressed up on prom night if they didn't want to have sex.
Brianna: Last week she was on WIC and this week she hired a baby proofing company?! Buy some outlet covers at Wal-Mart!! Stupidest thing ever Mtv! If I have to see her sitting on the couch in her sweats, complaining about how her sister gets to go out and how she wishes Devion would step up and be a Daddy for one more second, I might puke. He isn't going to step up!He is a kid who wants to hang with his homies and play basketball! Get over it and move on and stop having your mom handle him. If you DO want him involved, don't undermine the few seconds he is there by mumbling derogatory remarks under your breath. Is it really about your kid?

MrsKi... MrsKittyKat

Im not sure if we were watching the same show.  Alex was the one who lost it.  That shreiking! Ugh!  She needs a lot of help.  And yeah, dropping Matt is a good place to start.  He might be into hardcore drugs, but he's her drug and she shreiks like a wild animal when she can't have him.

nonmember avatar meg

As someone who has been involved with drug addicts in the past and is currently working two jobs while pregnant while my husband isn't working, I understand why Alex is so angry and I feel like people don't give her enough credit. I'm an adult and I can barely handle the amount of anger I feel and she is so young and in such a stressful situation. She needs to cut Matt out of her life entirely and focus her energy solely on Arabella since he is contributing nothing and only stressing Alex out.

nonmember avatar Steph

Matt is not going to get clean. At least not anytime soon. He is not even close to ready. Alex is too damn much. She is as bad as he is just minus the drugs.



Mackenzie is way too immature. And I realize that she is a teenager but like another poster said all the other ones seemed to mature a little, she still seems way to immature. Josh seems ok. He seems like he doesn't want to show emotion and its annoying but it could simply be because of the cameras in his face. But at least he is there and he has showed a little emotion.



Briana is ok but she is handling the devion situation wrong. He is right about the "we don't need no men" mentality of the house. It's good that her mom was/is a strong person and a good mother but I feel that she drilled the "men are worthless" thing too far into her daughters heads. Why would he want to visit more often when the second he walks in the door it's not only the mother of his child but 3 women yelling at him. Give him a chance.



Katie is the one I hate the most believe it or not. She is so shockingly ungrateful and selfish. Joey really tries and is working his ass off. Everything that girl wants he gets her and she just can't be a little thankful. I am so glad he left her. I hope he finds a girl that can appreciate him.

caleb... calebsmama12312

I'm confused why katie was even on 16 & pregnant. She says she's 18 on the first episode & her baby is 4 months. So there's no way she was 16 & pregnant? This is kind of sanctimommyish but I cannot stand how these girls let their babys sleep. Every single one of them have a bunch of blankets in their cribs. More than once I have seen blankets over their babys' mouth & noses. Obviously all of their children are fine but it really bugs me. & I agree with jamie about briana. It seems like all she is ever doing is sitting on the couch bitching. You also don't need to hire a company to baby proof. It's mostly common sense. Almost $400 when you can go but outlet covers, a gate or two, and cabinet lockes probably for $50. That makes no sense.

nonmember avatar rachel

I think Alex needs to lay off at least he's trying and I get he's in recovery but the bitching isn't gunna help him want to stay clean she's gunna be the next amber just a bitch

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