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For reality stars, the intersection between fame and their personal lives can be tricky to navigate. Because reality shows are shot like documentaries, they often feel real and more personal to the fans who watch. Thus, reality stars, like Teen Mom’s Leah Messer and Briana DeJesus, occasionally get accosted by fans who feel a connection with them. In the video above, Messer and DeJesus talk about the peculiarity of these interactions and tells us some behind-the-scenes details of the show.


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