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Teen Mom 2's Jo Rivera is engaged, but the ring's getting all the attention

Jo Rivera and Vee Torres' engagement sparks Teen Mom 2 paycheck rumors

Teen Mom 2's Jo Rivera and Vee Torres are engaged, but her gorgeous engagement ring is earning the couple fewer "congratulations" and more skepticism.

They're ENGAGED! Congratulations Jo & Vee.

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Rivera proposed to Torres over the weekend with a stunning engagement ring that, from the looks of it, cost the reality TV star a pretty penny. Yet, Rivera has complained about not having any money on Teen Mom 2 and even went so far as to argue with his ex Kailyn Lowry about child support last September on an episode of the show.

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Of course, since that outburst on the show, Rivera could have gotten his act together. But I'm just not sure how he goes from crying broke to affording a rock like the one he gave Torres in less than a year's time.

And I'm not the only one wondering why Rivera is complaining about child support but gifting Torres with a hefty ring.

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Jo Rivera engagement comment
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Jo Rivera and Vee Torres' engagement sparks Teen Mom 2 paycheck rumors
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Jo Rivera engagement comment
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Even Lowry's husband Javi Marroquin accused Rivera of simply being lazy, "He bought a house, he has money, tell him to stop being cheap. He’s lazy," he told Lowry during the September episode. "He doesn’t want to get a job. He’s just playing us so he doesn’t have to pay that money. You don’t have anything to feel bad about."

If that ring is any indication, then Marroquin was right.

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After all, it's not like MTV isn't paying the reality TV stars for their time on the show. According to Wetpaint, a 2011 estimate of the Teen Mom paychecks indicates that cast members make between $3,000 and $5,000 per episode. And those estimates are five years old, which means there's a good chance that number is much higher now.

Rather than wondering how Rivera can afford to give Torres such a gorgeous ring, we should in turn be wondering why he tried to skimp Lowry out of child support.

Do you think Torres' engagement ring proves Rivera is a liar?

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