Former “Teen Mom” star Jo Rivera took a break from social media for nearly five years, but slowly made a comeback in 2022.
Rivera – who shares a child, 12-year-old Isaac, with former Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry – surprised his wife Vee Torres Rivera and Lowry when they were taping their podcast Baby Mamas No Drama.
“I’ll just walk in like I own the house. Because that’s how I feel today,” he said in the video. “Let’s see what these ladies are talking about.”
Rivera went to his wife’s office and quietly opened the door. He then entered the room, startling Lowry, who let out a series of expletives.
Rivera was then invited to take part in the episode Baby Mamas No Drama.
“We just did this podcast. It was much fun. It was actually wild,” he said. “I wasn’t prepared. So I think I did that.”
Rivera and Torres have one daughter together, 5-year-old Vivi.
The father-of-two said he enjoyed disrupting his wife’s workday. “Having some fun surprising @veeautifyme and @kaillowry today! Check out the latest episodes of the BMND podcast,” he captioned his post.
“I love a supportive king 😍,” Torres wrote in her husband’s comments section. “First reeeel look at you thrive 😂😂.”
One of the last times Rivera took to social media was with Lowry after Isaac appeared on a talent show.
During a new episode of Barely Famous, Lowry revealed that her mother struggled with alcoholism as a child.
She recalled her mother taking her to the bar to play with no toys. She would ask her mother for snacks or change clothes to play games while waiting for her mother to go home.
“When I was a kid, I worried about my mother,” Lowry said. When she was little, she memorized the numbers of all the local bars just in case she needed to find her mother.
She acknowledged that as a mother, she makes mistakes.
“When I make a mistake and I know it’s going to affect my kids, it bothers me a lot,” Lowry said.
Lowry went on to admonish mom-shamers.
“People don’t know you don’t have to tell me I traumatize my kids,” the mother-of-four said after 24 minutes of the podcast. “You don’t have to tell me I can make better decisions and I have to be a role model for my kids, I know that.”
To find out what happens next, don’t miss “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter” when it airs Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on MTV.