Inside Teen Mom Briana DeJesus' ex Devoin Austin's transformation from troubled teen to stand-up dad
FANS of Teen Mom 2 have watched Briana DeJesus’ ex Devoin Austin transform over the years.
The 29-year-old has gone from a troubled teen to stand-up dad.
MTV viewers first got to know Devoin when he appeared alongside Briana, 27, on 16 & Pregnant.
Briana and Devoin- who now star on Teen Mom 2- share nine-year-old daughter Nova.
Devoin was notoriously absent during Briana’s pregnancy, while Briana even chose to keep him off of their daughter’s birthday certificate.
The MTV star has been arrested numerous times over the years.
Back in 2013 and 2014, Devoin was arrested for possession of marijuana.
According to Starcasm, court docs regarding the 2014 arrest said he was pulled over for a legal tag when a police officer noticed “the odor of burnt cannabis emanating from the driver-side window.”
He was later arrested in 2017 for an outstanding warrant after he didn't attend a court appearance in 2016 regarding a previous arrest for marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.
Devoin has seems to have since gotten his act together and has stepped up as Nova’s father.
Based off of his social media posts and appearances on the MTV show, Devoin appears to be actively involved in his daughter’s life.
However, Briana has been vocal about her concerns that Devoin doesn’t contribute financially.
The pair have fought over the topic numerous times, most recently when they got into a yelling match over the matter during the Teen Mom 2 reunion in July.
When Briana criticized Devoin for not financially supporting their daughter, he insisted he’s been helping out since getting a new job.
However, Briana argued: “But now that you’re able to do it, you should do it because the last time you helped financially, as far as a bill, was a while ago- was a few months ago.”
He encouraged her to “have a number set” for him to pay each month, though she responded: “Every time we speak out our financial situation, you get so offensive.”
'SHUT THE F**K UP'
Devoin then called out Briana for her own expensive spending habits and she told him to “shut the f**k up” as they yelled over each other.
Nova’s dad complained she was able to talk more than him, while Briana responded: “Every time we talk about money, he gets so flustered about it.”
The Teen Mom 2 star then defended herself for buying expensive shoes, shouting: “Listen, I’ve been taking care of Nova before MTV.
“Let’s remember, Teen Mom 2 was cancelled for a while and I had my 9-5 job. Who the f**k was taking care of her then? Not f**king MTV. Me!
“The thing is, I can buy these shoes cause guess what? My f**king kids bills and f**king paid in advance ahead of time. I’m never late on my bills.
“You can buy a $500 pair of f**king jeans but you can’t do anything else for Nova except buy her a f**king pair of sneakers. You don’t do what you need to do as a father. You do the bare minimum.”
Briana continued to rip her baby daddy as she shouted: “You’re not a real man!”
After the MTV star accused Devoin of being a “liar” when he said he doesn’t “pop bottles in the club,” he got up and exited the set.
He exclaimed that he was “done” as he took his mic off and left the studio.
As he left the studio, he shared his plans to spend the rest of his day with his girlfriend Jazmine Williams.
The fight is not the first time the exes have argued over finances, as a similar fight took place during the previous season's reunion.
Devoin still seems to be struggling with money management, as he previously admitted to "throwing his rent away" while gambling.
STEPPING IN FOR STELLA
The most recent reunion also featured a heartwarming moment between the exes, as Briana thanked Devoin for stepping in to be part of her four-year-old daughter Stella’s life.
She shares her youngest daughter her ex Luis Hernandez, who has consistently been absent from Stella’s life.
Briana broke down in an emotional reunion as she addressed Devoin.
She said: "That's so tough. My poor little Stella. Thank you. Thank you for loving Stella."
Devoin replied: "Thanks for letting me," as Briana gushed: "She loves you so much."
NOT A 'DEADBEAT DAD'
Nova's dad recently slammed MTV as he accused the network of portraying him as a "deadbeat dad."
While taking to his Instagram Story, Devoin shared a message saying: "Just sending you a little appreciation and support. We have had the narrative that you are a deadbeat shoved down our throats since the moment we were introduced to you on TV.
"Ain't nobody buying that storyline anymore! You're an amazing Daddy to Nova, and the way you have stepped up to be there for Stella is the sweetest thing ever.
"Keep doing what you are doing and know it isn't going unnoticed."
Devoin responded: "I really wish I didn't have to receive these types of messages. Ain't nobody buying that s**t @mtv, @teenmom, @viacomcbs…"
BRIANA PRAISES DEVOIN
One day before his post, Briana praised Devoin for "stepping up" after after she slammed him for not paying Nova's child support.
Briana shared in a lengthy since-expired post: “ Gotta say something! People change. People grown. Y’a’ll cant ALWAYS hold me accountable for the things I’ve said in the past.
“Those were real emotions and very much valid ones too! I give credit where it’s due! If I really thought someone was bad for my kids, I wouldn’t have the girls around them.”
“I give credit where it's due, and I've said my peace (: but just bc I acknowledge the credit doesn’t mean the things that aren’t being fulfilled just get ignored. We are grown, and we make sacrifices for our children. I will always fight for my kids to have better.
"There’s tons of potential out there and I think once all of those categories are met, I think It’ll open up so many more opportunities for others and. myself. Let’s pray on it."
“I think people don’t understand that all I ever wanted was for my kids to have top-tier fathers. A father that I didn’t really have and with that being said I didn’t like half a** s**t, and I knew there was potential so I fought hard for it.
“Others may look at it like I was keeping my kids away or others will call me bitter but what would I be bitter about? I don’t fall into that category. I just want what’s best for my kids and I think that justifies a lot of my actions or words.”
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