‘Breaking Amish’ Participants To Address Fakery Rumors

Abe, from "Breaking Amish," checks out New York's Times Square (Photo: TLC)

TLC says the young Amish men and women of “Breaking Amish” will discuss allegations that portions of their adventures in the series’ first season were fabricated or otherwise devised or encouraged by producers of the “reality” series.

The four participants in the show — three Amish and one Mennonite, to be exact — will get to address the fabrication rumors in a “reunion” special scheduled to air in two parts, TLC announced Thursday.

“Throughout the two-part reunion — hosted by NBC’s Michelle Beadle,” TLC’s announcement said, “Jeremiah, Kate, Abe, Rebecca, and Sabrina speak candidly about their experience in New York and address all of the swirling rumors and allegations.

“From drunken fights and hook-ups, to whether any of them have been married, have kids, or have been arrested, it’s a raw discussion revealing intimate details about their lives and relationships,” TLC vows.

And here’s the part we’re most interested in: “They also disclose where their relationships currently stand with their family and friends, and tackle the rumors and questions about the authenticity of their Amish and Mennonite backgrounds.”

Haven’t seen “Breaking Amish”? We have the most recent episode right here:
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Part 1 of the reunion special will air on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 10/9c, directly following the season finale of “Breaking Amish” (at 9/8c). Part 2 will air the following Sunday, Nov. 18, at 10/9c, TLC said.

Ever since this series premiered in August, it has been dogged by suspicions that its storyline — about four young men and women from these two closed, strict societies who decide to chuck their traditional lifestyles in favor of living in New York City (of all places) — has been, at least in part, a put-on of some kind. However, the rumors haven’t stopped about 3 million people from tuning in to watch “Breaking Amish” each week.

We’re definitely interested to hear what the “Breaking Amish” men and women have to say about that.

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