KAILYN Lowry and Leah Messer's feud kicked off because of Briana DeJesus, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
A show source tells us that Kailyn didn't like it when Leah became friendly with Briana during the Teen Mom: Family Reunion.
Kailyn, 30, shocked fans when she unfollowed Leah, 29, on Instagram last week, despite them being friends for years and even going on holiday together last year.
An insider said: "Kail unfollowing Leah comes down to Briana.
"Once Briana and Leah were on the Teen Mom Family Reunion and Leah wasn’t mean to Briana, that didn’t sit well with Kail."
The source went on: "It should be noted that Leah did walk away when Kail was brought up and made Briana aware she didn’t want to discuss Kail as she’s friends with her but Leah was still nice to Briana."
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They added: "After the Family Reunion trip, Leah and Briana have stayed friendly and Briana frequently comments on Leah’s pics.
"While Kail used to comment all the time on Leah’s pics, that seemed to stop once Briana began commenting and, as we’ve all seen, Kail now unfollowed Leah."
Kailyn and Briana have been at war for years, with tensions rising when Briana began dating Kailyn's ex-husband Javi Marroquin.
Their feud sparked up again last year when Kailyn sued Briana for defamation for claiming that she had "assaulted" her baby daddy Chris Lopez.
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Meanwhile, Kailyn and Leah first met when the mother-of-three joined the cast of 16 & Pregnant for season two.
Kailyn had been with the network from the first season of the show and the two instantly sparked a connection.
However, things became strained in December of 2019, when Leah was said to have joined an alleged cult, the self-help group called Mastery in Transformational Training.
RadarOnline.com obtained text messages between Kail and a fan who discussed joining the organization with Leah that year.
Kailyn allegedly said in the text messages: “I really don’t know what to do. I don’t want to lose her as a friend, but I also don’t think any of this is ok.
“Unfortunately those programs target weak people who can be manipulated.”
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Then, Leah seemingly slammed Kailyn in January for posting a clickbait article on Instagram about her three daughters being “in danger” because of her involvement with the controversial organization.
A month later, Leah didn’t join Kailyn for their planned trip to Iceland, and she also didn’t like Kailyn’s pregnancy announcement ahead of her son Creed's birth.
Leah, who is mom to twins Ali and Aleeah, 10, and Adalynn, 7, re-tweeted at the time of the vacation: “You have to intentionally cut off your dead ends in order to grow and flourish.”
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But over Instagram Live in March, Leah said of their relationship: “Kail and I are still friends. I love her. Our kids love each other.”
By July of 2021, all tensions seemed to have been lifted as Leah and Kailyn embarked on a trip to the Dominican Republic together with their brood of children.
Last week, Kailyn went on a wild unfollowing spree on Instagram, leaving only 11 people on her "follow" list.
The TV star admitted to being "depressed" as fans believed the reality star has been fired from the MTV show.
She tweeted: "Depression is kicking my a**."
Later, in an Instagram Story, Kailyn shared her feelings in a Boomerang clip looking sullen as captioned her post: "How I feel about the f**kery I woke up to."
Included in her mass unfollowing was Leah, despite their over a decade of friendship.
Then, over the weekend Leah appeared to hit back at her ex-bestie in an angry new TikTok.
The girl-mom made her feelings known by sharing a video of her rapping the words "hold up b***h" in a telling post.
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All this comes as fans have speculated that the TV star could have been fired from the long-running series.
Among the rumors, Kailyn reportedly has not filmed with the network in over six months.
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