Teen Mom 2’s Lauren Cole Says ‘I Don’t Want My Kids to Know How Bad Things Have Been’

MTV News has obtained an exclusive clip from the Teen Mom sequel, Teen Mom, that includes Lauren Cole saying that she doesn’t want her kids to know how bad things have been.

“I don’t want them to be like my family,” Cole said during the interview.

“I want them not to know.

I want them be able to be who they want to be.

They don’t need to be told how bad it is, because they’re not going to know what they are getting into.”

In the clip, Cole’s daughter Leah tells her mom that she wants to get into modeling, and Cole responds that she “coulda gone to the NFL.”

“I would have,” Leah says, before adding, “You are not in a position to tell me what I can and can’t do, and I’m not in that position.”

Leah also says that she has “had a hard time” keeping up with her education, and that “I have to stop and go to the gym and get my ass in shape.”

Leia’s mother, Jenelle Evans, later tells her that her daughter is “a super talented person” and that she is proud of her “tough skin” and “lovely big eyes.”

The Teen Mom series finale airs tonight on MTV.