October 14, 2012 11:00 AM by Megan Wilson
Breaking Amish, a show that centers around four Amish people and one Mennonite traveling to New York City has fans up in arms about the accuracy of the show. After just TWO episodes had aired, friends of the show’s main characters have stepped up to bring some truth into the Breaking Amish show. It seems that our fresh-faced cast isn’t as innocent as we thought.
First up is everyone’s favorite couple, Rebecca and Abe. We were all under the impression that these two had never gotten close until the show, and we’ve seen their relationship flourish. But photographs have surfaced recently of the pair holding a child, presumably one they share. We know it’s before the show, because Rebecca still has her natural teeth. Court records show Rebecca as married to a man named Rufus from March 2010. Sometime in May/June she filmed Breaking Amish, and filed for divorce from Rufus in July. Also, it seems that Abe has a criminal past dating to 2008 which includes public intoxication.
Kate, who we know already has a criminal record, has also already pursued a modeling career. Pictures of her have been found on www.exploretalent.com, where she competed for a “Best Smile” competition, so she MUST be more familiar with modern technology than she lets on.
Jeremiah is by far the most scandalous. His chauvinistic views are obviously not an act, due to a divorce filing in February 2010 citing “Extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty” as the reasons for divorce. But really, are we surprised here? He supposedly has three children with his ex-wife, and was embroiled in a nasty custody/support case before the divorce. Police have confirmed that abuse had occurred during the relationship and that they received a “plethora” of calls about Jeremiah Raber stalking Naomi Stutzman. The Amish generally don’t accept divorcees back into the fold, so the scene with him leaving his “Girlfriend” is probably a farce as well. He had a Myspace page at one point dating back to 2007, where he is shown dressing “English” and surrounded by beer cans. Some say that Jeremiah hasn’t been a practicing Amish member for over 14 years.
Sabrina, my personal favorite character, has a tame past compared to the others. Photos of her prior to filming have surfaced where she is dressed in a tank top and shorts, kissing a man named Harry Kreiser. Sources say she left the Mennonite community quite awhile ago, got married in 2009, and then divorced.
While I take everything I watch with a grain of salt, seeing that this “Cast” isn’t as fresh off the turnip truck as we thought they were is disappointing. What do you think about the show? Will you keep watching?
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