16 and Pregnant’s Megan McConnell Stone says MTV made her lie, husband Nathan abused her

16 and Pregnant's Megan McConnell Stone

16 and Pregnant vet Megan McConnell Stone started a blog early last month, announcing it with this humble statement:

I made a blog, it’s not too exciting because I’m not too good of a writer. I only made it to keep people updated, and for something to do on my down time. here it is: http://megan-stone.blogspot.com/

Contrary to her statement, Megan is a pretty good writer and she has spoken clearly, and at length, about a number of controversial personal topics including “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Being Pregnant,” “My ‘Body Modifications'” (with a complete list of piercings and tattoos), and “Why I Love the Military Lifestyle.”

As engaging as those topics are, she really raised eyebrows with a post she made on August 5th titled “My Experience with MTV” in which she says some rather disturbing things about the network’s editing process and how they “made” her say things that weren’t true in her voice-over segments.

MTV must have caught wind of the post because Megan has since deleted her entire blog. A fan asked Megan on her Facebook page, “Why’d you delete it?! I wanted to read it ):” to which Megan responded, “MTV asked me to take it down.”

But, just prior to deleting her blog, Megan made another jaw-dropping post in which she detailed why her and husband (and father of their son Blake) Nathan Stone were splitting up, citing not only Nathan’s interest interest in another girl, but also claiming he physically abused her on two separate occasions!

First is the post about MTV and I will follow that with the post about Megan’s split from her husband Nathan:
Megan McConnell from her episode of 16 and Pregnant

My Experience with MTV

As most of you may know, I was on MTV’s hit series 16 and Pregnant. I was part of season 2-B. I like to consider our season as the “forgotten step child” because most people don’t remember the season. Being on TV was a cool, once in a lifetime experience. Unfortunately, once the show aired I had no desire for it to ever play again.

They depicted my family and I completely wrong, and the worst part? My voice overs were pretty much all lies! I would say 90% of the stuff they MADE me say was a lie. It took 5 hours to record voice overs because I fought every little bit of it. All they would say was “We can’t change it now because everything is already timed with the episode.” That made sense to me, but they should have run it by me before making everything official.

One of the things I had to lie about was my dad being active duty. He has been retired from the Army ever since I was 10 or 11 years old. He does still work over seas, but as a security contractor. He now works for a very important, and top secret company. Another thing I had to say was “I’ve never been outside of our tiny town”. That is a complete lie. Think about it, a military family, never moving, living an hour and a half away from the closest Army base. Yeah, right. Those were the two main ones that bothered me.

A week before we flew out to film the reunion, Nathan and I had a big fight and broke up. He ended up not coming with me to New York. That p!ssed off MTV so they completely redid my entire show, to make him look horrible. Sure, he did say some mean things, but he didn’t intend for them to come out that way. When he said something like, “If it weren’t for the baby, I wouldn’t be here” he meant that if I wouldn’t have gotten pregnant he would have moved to Texas with his friend in search of work (which was brought up later in the show). Yes, he was still immature and partied, but not nearly as often as they made it seem.

Oh! The part where I was at the Halloween Party and it showed me texting Nathan, that was also a lie. I was either texting my mom or checking my Facebook because I was bored, I didn’t text him at all the night. One way I know they made it up, I spell everything out when texting and I don’t use the term “wtf”. He was at home that whole night, and I knew he wasn’t coming to the party. He told me days before that he was going to hang out at home and I was fine with it.

When they came out to film the catch up show, we knew that we had to watch what we said because they’re good at twisting our words. We were much happier with that segment.

Needless to say, I will NEVER work with MTV again.

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16 and Pregnant Megan McConnell Stone wedding photo with Nathan Stone

The Truth Comes Out…

I know most of you have heard that Nathan and I are splitting up. It isn’t a rumor, it’s true. I also know a lot of people have said “She’s an idiot for marrying him in the first place”. You can call me whatever you want, but I don’t regret it.This whole process is going to make me a much stronger person. I honestly believed he had changed, but unfortunately he didn’t. I know he still loves Blake and I, he just needs his time to be single and do his thing.

Now to answer everyone’s question, what happened? Well I thought things were going really well, hence the fact that we were going to try for another baby. One day, I think it was August 9th, I got a text from my friend Heather saying “You need to call me asap”. So I called her, thinking she just had something interesting to tell me. When she picked up she told me horrible news.

Nathan Stone from Megan McConnell's episode of 16 and Pregnant

A girl Nathan had been texting had sent Heather screen shots of all their texts. She read all of them to me, and it was extremely hard to listen to. Nathan had been telling this other girl things like “I don’t want to be with Megan, I want to be with you” and “We should live together”. At one point he had said he wanted her to come visit him, and he would just tell me he was hanging out with a friend.

By the time Heather finished reading everything to me, I was crying and really angry. I got off the phone and confronted Nathan about and he tried to tell me someone “hacked his number” and was texting, and he was completely innocent. I asked to look through his contacts and he threw his phone down and broke it before I could see. We continued arguing for a while and I finally gave in and said I believed him because I hate fighting. I was still mad deep down.

That weekend, we were supposed to go camping with friends but I stayed home to think about things. The more I thought about it, the angrier I got. He came home on Sunday and we fought and then again on Monday. We finally decided we’d be happier if we weren’t together. He also finally admitted to texting the other girl. That night he left to go stay with his friend, and he’s been gone since.

I got a call this last Saturday from him and he said he wanted to see Blake on Monday so I told him we’d set up a time later because I was with my friends at the time. I tried texting and calling him on Monday and he never answered. I finally got a call last night (Wednesday the 24th) and he said he wanted to see Blake today (Thursday). He ended up having to work today, so we might set something up for Friday.

Next time I see him, I am going to have him fill out his portion of the divorce papers.

I was going to leave this out, but I feel like I need to share it. Any other articles written about my divorce do not have this information yet. It’s a huge part of the divorce. He has left a few bruises on me. The most recent time was when I confronted him about the texting. He didn’t hit me, he just grabbed my arms and left bruises on the back of my arms where he was holding on. The only other time was back in June, he back handed me on my chest and left a bruise. Both times he said these exact words “I’m so sorry baby I will never do it again”. That’s what pushed me over the edge and lead me to make this decision. No one should have to go through that. It’s a terrible feeling.

That is why I got my new tattoo on my chest, because every time I see it, it will remind me to learn from my mistakes and never allow myself to get into a bad relationship again. So please, everyone do me a favor, if you aren’t happy with the position you’re in, or if your significant other is hurting you (mentally or physically), get yourself out of that relationship. Everyone deserves to be happy. Don’t live your life trying to impress other people and make them happy, you have to live for you.

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It really sounds as though Megan did the smart thing getting out of that relationship! Immaturity is one thing, but infidelity and especially physical abuse are clear signs that Nathan is not ready to be a husband. Dr. Drew always throws out shocking statistics about teen pregnancy and the effects it has on the parents, and those statistics and reinforced time and time again on this show – if not during the initial episode, then shortly after.

My heart goes out to Megan and her son Blake and I hope they are able to move forward without Nathan playing as big a role in their lives. Judging from her episode and from the impression I get reading through her blog, Megan is a very strong and very smart young woman – qualities that all but guarantee the accuracy of her statement, “This whole process is going to make me a much stronger person.”

And just in case you missed it, here is Megan’s episode in its entirety courtesy of MTV:

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  • ver

    Thanks starcasm for letting us know

  • ugh

    I wished all these girls would come out and tell everyone what mtv made them do. I always knew some of it was scripted but didn’t know it was THAT scripted! That’s so sad.now I view this show totally different

  • nunya

    Was this the episode where they said all he did was game all the time?

  • Vanessa

    Here what I don’t get if it was all lie why did she filmed the where are the now special she could have no. I understand the show is to drama but I blame the girls and guys and their parents because at any time when Megan was doing the voice and she feel it was 90 percent lies. She could of told MTV she didn’t want to do anymore I pretty sure there was a way for her to get out of contact she could of give the money back I think now she feeling bad because she thought she was going to be in the teen mom. All these girls from 16 and pregnant beside the first season knew that there was a change on being on teen mom so that probably why they did the show in the first place. I hate that MTV ” made her lie” she is not the only girl to say this but she has to take responsible for her part too MTV is not this big bad wolve. She read and sign the contact so there for MTV can do whatever they want they can protray these girls the way they want like how they make maci to be the golden girl the go getter. But really maci is lazy and boy crazy so like I said all these girls from 16 and pregrant later season go on the show hoping to have the most crazy drama filled episode so they can later have a shot at teen mom 3 or 4 .

    • Wow

      Wow, maybe you should do a spell check or at least use proper grammar before responding to things you dont know about. It makes me laugh when 12 year old girls run their mouths, but dont even know how to speak proper english.

    • Kayla

      Once you agree and sign a contract your hands are tied. There is nothing you can do to get out of it. She couldn’t just simply give the money back and be done with it. Sorry. I love how you always try to talk about stuff when you have no idea what you are even talking about. And once again you are downing Maci when she has nothing to even do with this. You really do need to have a spell check or learn proper English before you put in your thoughts.

  • tab

    megan lives in my town and we know some of the same people. i’ve never met her, but have heard about her and nathan’s marriage and how he treats her.
    good for her for standing up and doing the right thing. she’s not the first girl featured to say that mtv has made them say things that weren’t true. but these allegations against mtv are pretty serious. it sucks for her that she had a contract with them and her hands were tied.

    i wish she and blake nothing but the best. she’s strong girl and her family supports her, she will be just fine. unfortunately for blake, nathan will probably slip out of his life again like he did before. :(

    • Yvette

      Thank you for your support. She is a strong girl going through more than any 18year should go through. I am very proud of her for telling me everything that was going on and I am glad she moved back home. She is starting school in January and is looking for part time work. she will never keep Blake from Nathan but Nathan will have to make the effort to see him.

  • amy

    I had a baby at 19, and I had to grow up very fast. It sounds like Meagan is doing a great job. I had to leave my husband after 5 yrs bc of emotional and some physical abuse (nothing major). He didnt catch on to the growing up part. Me leaving him opened his eyes, and weh have been able work things out, and survived another 3 yrs, and even bought a house. I wish Meagan and Blake all the luck in the world!

  • karen

    Megan, I admire how strong you are!

  • Ally-Anna

    That’s really sad. I feel terrible for her because she’s such a good girl who got dealt a sh*tty life. Btw, MTV sucks!!!

  • S.Alynn

    Stay strong girl. I don’t believe anything mtv does. Everything will come together for the best and your way too pretty for your ex anyways. Let him have the homewrecker and karma will get his ass.

    I’m sure there are plenty of guys out there that would love to date you… maybe even start a family with you.(whatever you are looking for)

    I am 19 turning 20 soon and have a son I know it can be hard work and babies really put a toll on your relationship. He has a lot of growing up to do.

  • http://mtv kiki

    megan hang in there i know how you feel i had a baby at 15 and im 21 now and when i had my baby i didnt have no support from my baby dad he didnt even come to the hospital to see his own baby and mtv is really stupid