• Mon, Nov 12 2012

Breaking Amish Season Finale Reveals Rebecca Has A Baby With A Mystery Father

Just when I thought I had everyone on Breaking Amish figured out, Rebecca Byler drops the fact that she has a baby girl during the season finale. Sure we found out a few episodes ago that she’s a divorced lady, but she conveniently left out the fact that she’s also a mother. A MOTHER! That’s a huge detail about someone. Especially about someone who claims to be a sheltered Amish woman with no idea about the outside world. Sure having a child doesn’t suddenly make you worldly, but it certainly does strip away some of the innocence.

Of course this truth bomb’s just another throwaway line in a show that continually ignores every interesting plot line. For example, Abe and Rebecca’s wedding bores me. Yet that story lines gets three episodes. (For anyone keeping count that makes their ratio of wedding episodes to wedding guests 1:1) Rebecca’s baby interests me, therefore we only hear about it once. Rebecca just says it casually as she storms out of her bachelorette party that she would never expose herself to strippers because it demeans her daughter.

Everyone’s all like, “she has a daughter? That’s odd that never came up in the weeks we lived together in a hotel room. But, oh well. Back to the strippers!” Except Abe Schmucker. He’s all like, “that’s a sensitive subject we don’t talk about.” Um Abe, you’re on reality TV. Sensitive subjects are all we want to talk about.

But perhaps they don’t want to talk about it because it exposes the possibility that Abe and Rebecca really did know each other before the show — and knew each other in the baby-making way. During the three seconds that the show spent on this surprise baby, Rebecca reveals that her ex-husband insists the child isn’t his. And because this isn’t Maury, she doesn’t follow up with “BUT IT’S DEFINITELY 100% HIS!” She just leaves that fact hanging there, lingering just long enough that we can’t help but make a few educated guesses.

What facts do we actually know about Rebecca? Well Starcasm found court records that show Rebecca did marry Rufus Hostetler in 2010. They also show that that Rufus did file for a divorce from her in July 2012. That’s all. Those are the only facts we know.

Now on to speculation and allegations. Earlier on in the season when people first started claiming that the Amish on the show weren’t so Amish, a photo of Rebecca and Abe holding a baby popped up on the Breaking Amish the Truth Facebook page. Until now we had no idea if that baby was their child or a prop they posed with for another reality show audition. Well I suppose we still don’t know for sure if it’s their baby –but I think we can assume that there’s a strong chance the three are related to each other.

Even though we don’t know for sure who really fathered Rebecca’s baby, we do know that we have more questions about this cast than ever before. Or maybe I should say that I have some questions. Such as, who took care of this baby while Rebecca filmed the show? During the season finale she mentioned her family was caring for the child. Um, I thought her grandparents were only family. And I thought they up and left without telling her. So either she has more family that loves her enough to watch her baby while she filmed her reality show or her grandparents took the baby and bolted. Considering the way she spoke about the situation, I would have to guess that it’s the former rather than the latter.

Or why did Abe freak out about finding out that Rebecca’s divorced, but not about the fact that she has a child with a mystery father? I’m sure the answer to that question lies in the story line that Breaking Amish created this season before the show ever aired. But then they have to stick to that story. It seems like the show’s struggled to decide which truth to go with and which truth to ignore as the cast members real backgrounds got revealed online throughout the season. Abe accepting this baby, but not accepting Rebecca’s first marriage doesn’t make sense.

The cast freaking out about eating sushi, but not freaking out about Rebecca having a baby doesn’t make sense. Do you see what I’m saying here. It’s okay for reality shows to create alter egos for their characters. I think seasoned TV viewers accept and expect that by now. But they have to figure out which story they want to develop during the season — and they have to stick to it so that it makes sense. Or what I’m saying is where is the reaction shot of Abe finding out Rebecca has a child?

Acknowledging half-truths only confuses us. From the looks of next week’s reunion, we might actually get some answers about this baby. But then again, the first part of the reunion this week only highlighted Jeremiah Raber and Sabrina’s game of just the tips. So getting the real truth after all this time looks unlikely. But here’s to hoping!

(Photos: Reality TV/Starcasm/Facebook)

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  • Janet Garner-Hayles

    This has to be a really old pic of them. Has to be, Rebecca has false teeth on the show. These are for sure are her real teeth in this pic.

    • Jenni

      Like her baby daddy, her teeth remain a mystery to me. I can’t figure out the timeline on them.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      You mean you care enough to try?

    • Jenni

      If you care enough to comment, then I care enough to try.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      I comment because I like you. Not the content.

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  • AmishTramp

    Rebecca you are sucha manipulative liar….really you care so much for your baby…yet you run off to do a reality show. Give us break! Your say you refuse to answer questions because you are protecting the innocence of your baby…really I am sure your Amish baby is following the show. The truth is you are a total fake and answering questions will expose just how fake you are.

    • Rocki

      How is that different that what, EVERY actor or reality star does? You think Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are dragging every one of their 11 kids on set, every time they film? Why is she’s “fake” because she didn’t bring her toddler to the Amish version of Jersey Shore? If anything that’s a smart move; Rebecca needs to make cash just like the rest of us and TV shows like this are generally easy money. Besides not like her family is gunna see it!

  • danielledoom

    I think rebeccas daddy is her baby daddy!

  • Hjhjhjhj

    Abe’s brother is her baby daddy…

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  • Sarah

    Did anyone else notice the date on the picture of her abe an the baby it said 2011 an she supposedly didn’t marry rufus until then and they divorced a year later also they are all wearing English clothes does anyone else smell a rat

  • luna

    Maybe she wont admit who the father is cause she doesn’t know? maybe she slept with 3 or so guys around that time and doesn’t want to admit that she did?

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