Devoin Austin, who shares a daughter with “Teen Mom” star Briana DeJesus, wrote that he was “screaming for assist” after he misplaced cash on the on line casino on his thirtieth birthday. The father-of-one mentioned he was hooked on playing and feared he would not be capable of recuperate from the incident.
“I’m a playing addict and I lastly misplaced greater than I can address to the on line casino,” Austin wrote, per screenshots shared to Teen Mom Things. “I’m screaming for assist. I do not know what to do.. I’m scared for myself. I simply gotta admit that to y’all. Sorry I allow you to guys down.”
“It’s my thirtieth birthday tonight and I’m the saddest [N-word] in Orlando,” he continued. “Ion suppose ima recuperate from this one.”
At the time this story was printed, Austin’s Stories remained on his web page. He did not add additional info for context.
Hours earlier than posting his plea for assist, he wished a contented fifth birthday to Stella, the daughter DeJesus shares together with her ex-boyfriend, Luis Hernandez.
Hernandez has been largely out of the image since Stella’s start.
Austin has stepped up as a father determine in Stella’s life, taking her on actions along with his daughter, 10-year-old Nova.
Austin and Stella share the identical birthday, July 2.
He posted a video of her beating Nova in a online game. “lol Happy birthday to my different from one other!” he wrote. “Lmfaoooo Stella is OD.”
“Letting me discover out she’s the higher one,” he laughed within the video. “Tighten up, Nov.”
Fans Were Sad for Austin
Screenshots of Austin’s plea made it to Reddit, the place followers wrote that they hoped the “Teen Mom” persona acquired the assistance he requested for.
“This is so unhappy. My mother is a playing addict. I really feel for Devoin and I really feel for the ladies. Hope he can get the assistance he wants,” one particular person wrote.
Some individuals have been hopeful Austin would get higher.
“He simply reached step one to restoration, admitting he has an issue and asking for assist. I hope he will get by this, I’m rooting for him,” they mentioned.
Others hoped MTV would step in to assist Austin along with his dependancy.
“Devoin has had an axe to grind with the community and I actually hope that they’re providing him the identical grace that they’ve bestowed upon different cast members. Gambling dependancy could be very severe however I do not suppose that most of the people actually understands it or how devistating it may be!” they penned.
Austin Has Asked for Help Before
Austin’s message on July 2 wasn’t the primary time he wrote about needing assist.
“I need assistance. Mentally. Spiritually,” he wrote in June.
The month earlier than that, he known as out MTV in a obscure message.
“Count on MTV to do some unprofessional s***. Play with yo b****. Play with yo mama, however do not play with me,” he mentioned within the message, preserved by Teen Mom Chatter.
DeJesus is slated to premiere on “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter,” which does not have a launch date.
It was unclear if Austin was invited to take part.
He did seem in season one in every of “Teen Mom: Family Reunion,” the place he and DeJesus tried to resolve a few of their parenting points.