MTV doesn’t pull any punches (literally) when it comes to kicking off and wrapping up their reality series 16 and Pregnant! Last season we had Teen Mom 2 star (and infamous s**t stirrer) Jenelle Evans lead things off with Ashley Salazar concluding the season in an emotional two-hour episode featuring her struggle to give daughter Callie up for adoption.
MTV kind of flip-flopped that formula this season by starting off with the feel-good story of Jordan Ward in the premiere (which was immediately followed by Jennifer del Rio’s explosive episode that saw her baby daddy Josh arrested!) and now concludes with what looks to be the most dramatic and explosive episode of Season 3: Allie.
^ Allie Mendoza on her 16th birthday prior to getting pregnant
In case you haven’t seen it yet, MTV released an extended preview clip of Allie’s finale episode featuring her baby daddy Joey Aranzeta and his mother Yolanda Aranzeta in which Yolanda erupts in a fit of rage at both Allie and Joey after a seemingly innocent incident involving a banana. (CLICK HERE to watch that clip and read a transcript of the horrifically hateful things Yolanda says.)
So what’s the story? Why is Allie forced to stay with Joey’s mom in the first place? Here’s what I was able to piece together from various sources online:
Allison Lauren Mendoza is from Pasadena, Texas where at the time of the taping of the show she lived with her father (and step-mom?). From every indication Allie’s home life in Texas was an unpleasant one, and I’m sure things only escalated once she revealed she was pregnant.
^ Allie and her mom Lauren Melici enjoy some time together
Allie is very close to her real mother, Lauren Melici, but Lauren lives almost 2,000 miles away in New Jersey with her new husband Michael Melici. (I’m not sure what happened when Lauren separated from Allie’s dad that meant she didn’t get custody.) Allie mentions her affection and closeness with her real mom a number of times on her Facebook page, including this Q&A with a fan:
do you have any support from anyone in your family now?
Ive always had support from my mom; Shes just out of state.
The animosity between Lauren and Allie’s father is also apparent on Facebook with comments like these from Lauren:
I have an A-hole Ex that lives in Texas
It really sux when u cry in your closet because someone else is selfish & keeps you from the ones you love. I’m tired of being lied on, blamed for or -uck’d with. A storm is coming for you
More on Lauren in a moment, but for now let’s get back to Allie’s life in Texas…
^ Allie Mendoza with her son Aydenn Anthony Aranzeta
Allison Mendoza got pregnant by her boyfriend Joey Aranzeta in the spring of 2010 and the couple gave birth to their son Aydenn Anthony Aranzeta on December 17 of the same year. Judging from the preview clip Allie must have had to move out of her home and in with Joey in a very similar manner to Kailyn Lowry from Season 2. (If you remember, Kailyn also had a dad from Texas who was a little less than desirable to say the least.)
But, not in a similar manner to Kailyn Lowry from Season 2, the baby daddy’s mother, Yolanda, is anything but supportive! Yolanda reveals in the preview clip she has a history of drug abuse and judging from Joey and his younger brother’s unshocked reactions, these types of violent outbursts are nothing new.
So what’s Allie’s status now as far as Joey and Yolanda? Here is how she addresses those questions on Facebook:
FAN: Damn i saw that Unseen moment between you and your in law or what not she is effin crazy!! Hope you guys are getting along better at least for your child but she is psycho i feel for you girl.
ALLIE: We’re not allowed around each other these days but thankyouu
FAN: Do you an ur babys grandma get along now?
ALLIE: Nope. Never. [and then later in a comment] Its no biggie; Its not like I need her. Im fine without her crazy ass.
FAN: Allie your such a strong person. And I have alot of respect for you. Are you still with the father of your son?
ALLIE: Thankyou:) &HELL NO.
^ Allie and Joey Aranzeta with a woman named Belen (Joey’s grandmother?)
And of course the split with Joey didn’t go smoothly either. Here’s a tweet from him on April 28:
B!tch thinks she can keep me away from my kid. Think twice b!tch.
Then, on May 11:
This f**ken b!tch needs to shut her lyin ass up.
Thinking about my son. I really wish he can be here with me.
On a positive note it appears as though Allie is currently in New Jersey with her mom and step-dad Michael! Though I don’t know how long they are going to be staying they arrived on June 12th, much to the jubilation of her mom, who posted on Facebook, “ALLISON’S HOOOOOMMMMMMEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” And in case you were wondering, Lauren did pay a visit to Allie while MTV was filming so we should get a chance to meet her – and I’m sure see her butt heads with a whole slew of Texans!
^ Allie Mendoza shows off her son Aydenn and her “Aydenn” wrist tattoo
Allie’s episode looks like it is going to be off the chain as far as the drama goes, so don’t miss it! (The 16 and Pregnant Season 3 finale airs Tuesday,June 21 at 10/9c on MTV.) Judging from all of the ingredients in this post I just can’t imagine we won’t be seeing her as one of the girls chosen for Teen Mom 3!
[Author's note: As I mentioned near the beginning of this post it was cobbled together from various social media and other web sites so as a result there are some major holes to be filled in, as well as some potential mistakes that may need to be corrected. If you have any information that may add to the post or would like to point out any errors I may have made please feel free to let me know at starcasmtips (at) yahoo.com ]