When Farrah Abraham showed up in the Couples Therapy premiere episode without “boyfriend” Brian Dawe, producers seemed to sweep evidence of his existence under the rug by bleeping mentions of his name. But the former Teen Mom isn’t paying Brian the same courtesies — which is only going to hurt her in the long run.
“I was told repeatedly, ‘We want Brian to show up,’ ‘We’re trying to get him to come here,’ and ‘He had a mental breakdown and maybe he would show up later,'” Farrah told Radar Online. “But as time progressed it was like, ‘He’s really not showing up.'”
Farrah added that sessions with Dr. Jenn Berman helped her realize she gravitates toward insecure people. She said those relationships are doomed because the insecure men cannot handle her “money and a lot of things that I have the opportunities to do.”
The problem is, there’s very compelling evidence Farrah and Brian never dated.
“Farrah and I never had any kind of a relationship other than a professional one,” Brian told us last month. “We discussed how we met, places we had been together, how we hid our relationship from the public, fights that we had been in, and all of it was obviously false.”
Brian supplemented the interview with text messages and emails that seemed to demonstrate Farrah and Couples Therapy producers were complicit in the charade. He said producers even offered him an additional $15,000 to participate after he explicitly stated his purported relationship with Farrah was “not based on a factual reality.”
Now Brian’s providing even more evidence he didn’t have an outside relationship with Farrah.
In these text messages, which were screen-captured in October, Farrah re-introduced herself to Brian (they previously met at a club) and asked if he would participate in a dating show on VH1. Little did Brian know that the casual meeting would launch him into the middle of a storm: Pictures from the “photog lined up” virtually sealed the deal that Brian would be Farrah’s partner on Couples Therapy.
Brian told us he reluctantly went along because the profit potential was appealing.
“In the back of my head I realized I could not participate in a TV show that would further exploit Farrah, and where I would have to lie to be involved.”
Ultimately, Couples Therapy producers tracked down a Teen Mom-era boyfriend, Daniel Alvarez, who infamously dumped Farrah during a vacation to Austin because she was rude to his family and friends. He will appear in an upcoming episode of Couples Therapy to reflect on what went wrong.
“I felt it was a good time to give Farrah some direct and honest feedback on what I experienced during our time together,” Daniel exclusively told The Ashley’s Reality Roundup. “I only hope that my participation in the program helps Farrah realize some of her faults and aids her in becoming a better girlfriend and person.”
Watch Farrah analyze her relationship problems on VH1’s Couples Therapy this Thursday night at 9/8c.