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Breaking Amish: Were Jeremiah's words misleading teases for future shockers?

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Could Jeremiah be the Breaking Amish cast member who misled TLC producers about his experience with the so-called English world?

There is suddenly a lot of interest surrounding the TLC reality series, Breaking Amish. Everyone is asking, “Could it be fake?”

TLC admitted that, yes, there are some things going on behind the scenes, but said that most of the rumors are untrue. Additionally, TLC indicated that the issues in question—unnamed by TLC at this point—will be handled as the series goes forward.

The New York Daily News provided the following statement from TLC in a recent report:

There is a lot of information floating around about the group featured on Breaking Amish. Much of it is not true, but some of it is — and is addressed in upcoming episodes.

Last night’s episode was new, and parents and grandparents were coming to New York City to try and bring some of the cast members home—specifically Abe and Rebecca—but it was hard to watch the show and take it at face value. Knowing that TLC said that the “information” that is factual will be addressed as the show goes forward, it was hard to watch without thinking, “Is he the one?” or “Is she the one?” Distracting, to say the least, but it does keep you watching, and fixating on the least little “clues.”

Nothing Like Mom's Cooking

Abe took his mom out for lunch at a café, and they discussed his living in New York City. The most reassuring moment actually seemed to come in a conversation over cake.

“Do you like that chocolate cake better than you like mine?” Abe’s mom asked tentatively, seeming to be afraid of his answer.

“This is good cake,” he said, gesturing his fork at the plate.

“Is it?” his mom asked, sounding ready to admit she had lost her son to the big city.

“Yes. But, yours is even better. There is nothing that beats your food. Trust me.”

When Abe said that, there seemed to be just a little look on her face, something that reassured her, “Yes, this is still my son.”

It was nice.

A Fresh Start Together

Kate and Rebecca worked on their relationship together. They didn’t get off to a great start, with Kate and Sabrina getting rather snippy and catty behind Rebecca’s back.

“We’re still getting to know each other,” Kate said in a camera cameo. “Things have been a little rocky between us,” she admitted. “But we still have a long way to go, so we just need to make the best of it.”

They seemed to find some common ground, trying a modeling call with an agency. Kate got a call-back, and Rebecca did not, but the two did appear to make some positive movement in their relationship.

Could Jeremiah be "The One?"

Jeremiah. If it is true that one of the cast members had previously lived outside of the Amish life, and maybe already even has a family, Jeremiah seems like the obvious choice. He seems to be very comfortable cruising the city on his own. He is so easily annoyed with his fellow Amish, and wants to just fling off his own Amish heritage and be done with it (at least when it is convenient for him). He also made a few comments that could be part of the “addressed” issues TLC mentioned:

“I’ve dressed English, when I got kicked out of the Amish. I’ve got kicked out three different times.” (TLC, after all, very clearly stated from the beginning in its official description of the show, that, "Breaking Amish, premiering Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10|9c, provides a never-before-seen look inside the lives of young men and women as they, for the first time, trade horse and buggy with taxi cabs to break out from their respective Amish/Mennonite communities in their pursuit to chase big dreams in the Big Apple.")

"I've driven a car before without people knowing it, but it was only on country roads."

“I’ve dressed English before, so that’s why I’m able to help Abe not look like a nerd.”

On that, perhaps he was not quite on the mark—they both looked kinda touristy, at least, if not nerdy, in the clothes Jeremiah thought were perfect NYC. However, it was good that he talked Abe out of those orange knee-length shorts/pants. Bad. Just bad.

Plus, Jeremiah got a tattoo. Amish don’t get tattoos; they just do not. He just seems too comfortable with the outside world at this point to be there for the first time.

But, then again, he is the obvious choice; in television, the obvious choice is usually the wrong choice.

So, what did TLC mean with the recent revelation that, indeed, some of the issues floating about are true? Which ones did they mean? And, how and when will they be addressed?

Stay tuned.

Oh, and btw: Rebecca and Kate, you both looked awesome.

One more question: Where did Sabrina disappear to in all of this shopping mania?

Just curious.

Breaking Amish airs on TLC on Sunday nights at 10/9c.

Would you like to read more about Breaking Amish? Search "Breaking Amish" right here on Huliq!

UPDATED: Rebecca gets a new smile, reveals Amish view on dental work

Image: TLC

Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The guy says in the show multiple times crystal clear he has left the amish 3 times prior to the one in the show. At no point is it stated this is his first time away from home.

Submitted by Angel5 (not verified) on
I was thinking the same thing when I was reading the story. Jeremiah did say that it was his 2nd or 3rd time leaving the amish community, so it isn't like he had never been out before. And Kate's father kicked her out of the house a few weeks before the show taped and she was in Florida with friends where she got her license and drove a car and thats when she got a DUI.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Jeremiah has been out for 14 years, has 3 kids and a million exes. Sabrina has been out for 8 years, pics of her on twitter partying it up in the big city way before the show was ever taped. Abe and Rebecca have been out for years, live together and have a kid together. Kate left a while ago and is not really a bishop's daughter. The houses and relatives they showed in the first episode were not their actual houses or relatives. The show is a fictional drama and the actors just happen to be people who left Amish/Mennonite a long time ago, but everything they are doing and saying is scripted.

Submitted by jwaymac (not verified) on
Just my personal opinion..? Kate obviously has been out for awhile considering her supposeble previous arrest record for DUI for drugs and alcohol and everyone pretty much knows the Amish pretty much have their own zip code in Sarosota where her arrest, court and probation is ...which by that tells you already she's been out to get a drivers license and possibly her own car ? Then there's the issue of Rebecca and her new teeth !! Am I the only questioning why can't she afford to pay for her own ? I would imagine their room and board is supplied by TLC along with a nice paycheck? Why should she get free dentures ?? But of course what/great free advertisement for the dentist.. you can't pay for that much advertisement what it cost her in her time, few minutes of fame and HER cost for the dentures and I'd say if she really does do all this free dental for third world countries I' ??

Submitted by jwaymac (not verified) on
And due to my managing dentist office the Labs often "give /donate" their cost also for a "cause" and free tax right off also receiving free advertisement and future work for this practice. My biggest gripe of this part all together that there are many widows, retirees, or medically needed that so very much NEED dental work but can not afford it and are a few dollars above poverty just enough to not qualify for Medicaid!! They certainly do not get a nice room in a motel with room service !! And a salary on top from TLC ! Which now brings me to Sabrina, the half white/ half Puerto Rico adopted baby!?! That kind day surprised me and I do not know enough of the Amish beliefs but a little confused as they seem to have many children within their beliefs that come from a family where one or both parents are deceased by accidents or illness or would help their own first. I really can not see them taking in a child from a so called sorted affair with a cab driver. These people are very proud, strong Christian beliefs, who help within their own community but also will Shun one of their own that choose to live within the English?? And then there's the language, tattoo, alcohol, and sexual relation unmarried? With Jeremiah is that is suppose to be in 30s? Yes, I'd diffanately say he's been out awhile. Yet they all miss Church, God so attended a All Black Church for their comeback? Which is one of the strongest beliefs I've been introduced to thru our Christian Bookstore !! I do enjoy the show as I've always been infatuated with the Amish and have always regretted not knowing of their faith much earlier in life and would have jumped at the chance to be adopted and raised in a Christian Home and Family that strongly bound together by true belief in their faith!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I really need dental work i have not had insurance for over 20 years and no income for over a year. I wish i could get free dental!!

Submitted by jwaymac (not verified) on
And due to my managing dentist office the Labs often "give /donate" their cost also for a "cause" and free tax right off also receiving free advertisement and future work for this practice. My biggest gripe of this part all together that there are many widows, retirees, or medically needed that so very much NEED dental work but can not afford it and are a few dollars above poverty just enough to not qualify for Medicaid!! They certainly do not get a nice room in a motel with room service !! And a salary on top from TLC ! Which now brings me to Sabrina, the half white/ half Puerto Rico adopted baby!?! That kind day surprised me and I do not know enough of the Amish beliefs but a little confused as they seem to have many children within their beliefs that come from a family where one or both parents are deceased by accidents or illness or would help their own first. I really can not see them taking in a child from a so called sorted affair with a cab driver. These people are very proud, strong Christian beliefs, who help within their own community but also will Shun one of their own that choose to live within the English?? And then there's the language, tattoo, alcohol, and sexual relation unmarried? With Jeremiah is that is suppose to be in 30s? Yes, I'd diffanately say he's been out awhile. Yet they all miss Church, God so attended a All Black Church for their comeback? Which is one of the strongest beliefs I've been introduced to thru our Christian Bookstore !! I do enjoy the show as I've always been infatuated with the Amish and have always regretted not knowing of their faith much earlier in life and would have jumped at the chance to be adopted and raised in a Christian Home and Family that strongly bound together by true belief in their faith!!

Submitted by jwaymac (not verified) on
And due to my managing dentist office the Labs often "give /donate" their cost also for a "cause" and free tax right off also receiving free advertisement and future work for this practice. My biggest gripe of this part all together that there are many widows, retirees, or medically needed that so very much NEED dental work but can not afford it and are a few dollars above poverty just enough to not qualify for Medicaid!! They certainly do not get a nice room in a motel with room service !! And a salary on top from TLC ! Which now brings me to Sabrina, the half white/ half Puerto Rico adopted baby!?! That kind day surprised me and I do not know enough of the Amish beliefs but a little confused as they seem to have many children within their beliefs that come from a family where one or both parents are deceased by accidents or illness or would help their own first. I really can not see them taking in a child from a so called sorted affair with a cab driver. These people are very proud, strong Christian beliefs, who help within their own community but also will Shun one of their own that choose to live within the English?? And then there's the language, tattoo, alcohol, and sexual relation unmarried? With Jeremiah is that is suppose to be in 30s? Yes, I'd diffanately say he's been out awhile. Yet they all miss Church, God so attended a All Black Church for their comeback? Which is one of the strongest beliefs I've been introduced to thru our Christian Bookstore !! I do enjoy the show as I've always been infatuated with the Amish and have always regretted not knowing of their faith much earlier in life and would have jumped at the chance to be adopted and raised in a Christian Home and Family that strongly bound together by true belief in their faith!!

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