In the trailer for Season 4 of "Teen Mom 2," viewers witnessed Kailyn Lowry hitting husband Javi Morroquin and Jo Rivera, the father of her son, leading some to speculate that Lowry might be subject to domestic violence charges.
The trailer shows Lowry pushing Morroquin, apparently causing him to storm out of the house -- but a friend of Lowry's claims that MTV edited the footage to exaggerate the altercation.
“She never hit him,” Lex Lopez, who reportedly witnessed the incident, told The Clicker. “She pushed him out of frustration and was instantly sorry for her actions ... That day there were 14 people in Kail’s tiny house, including an eight-person camera crew. It was so hectic and Kail was very frustrated and she just lost it for a minute. Javi forgave her that day, even though MTV tries to make it look like he leaves the house after the incident. In fact, he went outside to go help his parents fix Kail’s car."
An MTV spokesperson responded to Lopez's claims, telling The Huffington Post, "This is a docu-series and the scenes shown are accurate portrayals of each young woman’s story –- the trailer includes a confrontation that took place between Kailyn and Javi, and shows her expressing her feelings about it. Viewers will see this event unfold later in the season.”
Lowry still felt compelled to say sorry for the incident after the trailer was released, telling Starcasm: "I just want to publicly apologize in advance to my fans, and even though Javi and I have moved on from it, I want to say I’m sorry again to him and his family for letting my emotions get the best of me. I know how humiliating that is for them and I’m humiliated myself.”
Lowry went on to reveal that she suffers from bipolar disorder, and Lopez insisted that Lowry is now dealing with it. "Kail has known she was bipolar for a long time but just wasn’t getting help for it because she didn’t want to believe,” Lopez told The Clicker. “She got another opinion, and is now in counseling and taking medication.”
No charges have been filed against Lowry. You can watch the controversial trailer for the fourth (and likely final) season of "Teen Mom 2" below:
For more on "Teen Mom 2," head over to The Clicker.
"Teen Mom 2" Season 4 premieres Feb. 18 at 10 p.m. EST on MTV.
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