Shenandoah (Shen) Williams opened up concerning the surprising purpose that her son, Teen Mother 2 alum Bar Smith, entered a rehab facility.
Bar and his spouse Ashley Jones’ storyline has performed out for Teen Mother viewers since 2018 after they joined the forged of 16 and Pregnant. Ashley was promoted to Teen Mother 2 following Chelsea Houska’s departure from the franchise in 2020.
Teen Mother 2 followers have watched Bar and Ashley navigate a rocky marriage – one they hid from the public for months – whereas elevating their 4-year-old daughter Holly.
Bar’s previous is riddled with authorized issues, having been arrested on several occasions. Most just lately, Bar was arrested and is at present serving time behind bars in Oregon with out bail, the place he was picked up as a “fugitive from one other state.”
As a forged member for the most recent Teen Mother spinoff, The Subsequent Chapter (TMTNC), Bar’s private life has been uncovered even additional. MTV teased that during Season 1 of TMTNC, viewers will watch as Bar voluntarily checks himself into rehab, a transfer that turned Ashley’s world “upside-down.”
Bar’s mother, Shen, just lately appeared on the Hot Tea Happy Hour podcast, the place she opened up about her son’s struggles that had been extra critical than Teen Mother followers may need imagined.
Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter star Bar Smith’s mother Shen Williams reveals purpose he checked into rehab
Shen shared that she went to Teen Mother government producer Larry Musnik and pleaded for assist: “This [rehab] program half, that was my concept. I went to the producers and mentioned, ‘My son wants assist.’ I used to be uninterested in getting cellphone calls of [Ashley and Bar] drunk and preventing and police coming. It was fixed. And I knew my son had an issue… I simply didn’t know the way dangerous it was.”
Bar’s habit to Xanax was inflicting drug-induced seizures
Shen then revealed that Bar was hooked on Xanax and was ingesting so many who he was having drug-induced seizures. She mentioned that Bar had a seizure behind her automotive and that’s what prompted her to get her son skilled assist.
“He had one in my backseat…it was a full-blown seizure,” Shen added. “It stopped after which it occurred a second time. I couldn’t get him to go to the hospital. That’s once I lastly went [to see him] in Las Vegas, and my daughter lastly acquired him to go [to rehab].”
It appears to be like as if TMTNC viewers are in for a dramatic storyline from Bar and Ashley this season. Along with their authorized battles, drug habit, and marriage woes, Ashley and Bar are at present expecting their second child. Ashley confirmed the information after her rival and castmate, Briana DeJesus, leaked the information on social media.
Teen Mother: The Subsequent Chapter airs on Tuesdays at 8/7c on MTV.