After an intense summer of hard partying, it was time for Lauren Alain to relax.
The Teen Mom star is returning to the Teen Dad reunion, but not before a look at the new season.
“I’m glad to finally be back with my mom and my dad again,” Lauren told Teen Mom OG co-stars Ashley Saldana and Michael Ian Black on Thursday’s episode of the show.
“It’s so different.
I think I’ve matured as a person.
I’m still a teenager.
I haven’t made a decision yet about whether or not I want to go back.
I really want to make the best decision for myself and my family.
I don’t know how long it will be.”
In the second half of the season, Lauren will have her first chance to spend time with her son, Zachary, after a week-long absence due to her relationship with his father, Jason.
But even though she’s reunited with her family, she admits, “it’s so difficult.
I feel like I’m so alone.
I mean, I’m just so thankful that I’m doing it.””
I feel like the world is just a bigger, more wonderful place now,” she continued.
“I don’t feel so alone anymore.
It’s so much easier to be a mom.”
In a season-opening interview with Vulture, Alain said that her relationship to her son is the “most important” thing she’s ever done.
“He was my best friend.
He was the best thing to ever happen to me,” she said.
“And I’m very thankful for that.
He’s the reason I have a family.
He loves me, and I love him.
But it’s just really, really hard.”
The new season of Teen Mom premieres on September 9 on MTV.