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:
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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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.
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: