In a sneak peek of the upcoming season, the singer and former child star sobs in front of mom Jane, Drs. Ish and V, and his housemates in an exercise called “Guilt Trip,” saying he felt like he “had been responsible” for the deaths of his sister, Leslie, and his father, Bob.
Leslie died in 2012 at the age of 25 after a drug overdose, and Bob died in 2017 at the age of 65 following a heart attack.
“I felt like I had been responsible for the death of my sister, for the death of my dad, for my family falling apart,” Aaron said to the doctors, as Jane looked at her son with tears in her eyes.
“I think that that’s one of the things that hurts Aaron the most,” she later said during a confessional. “He just was so busy with his own life that he wasn’t there, and I think he wanted to be there for them. In his heart, he feels like he could’ve done something more.”
Dr. Ish assured Aaron that “none of it” was his fault, while Dr. V asked if he wanted a hug. “Sure,” he blubbered as he lunged into her arms.
Aaron and Jane’s co-star, Corey Feldman, got emotional as he watched the exchange. “I felt so bad for Aaron,” he later told the camera. “I could totally relate to that story. That just sounded like my life.”
It was then Jane’s turn to tackle the exercise head on, so she approached the doctors and pulled out of the bag in front of her two stacks of hundred dollar bills with Aaron’s face on them.
Appearing bothered by what the doctors had given her, she slammed them on the table and said, “Oh, how very nice of you.” Cameras panned to Aaron, who started to get worked up again, as his mom pulled out another item from the bag: a book titled “Parenting 101.”
“What does that mean to you?” Dr. Ish asked Jane, who replied, “Um, well, I never read it. Obviously. I did the best I could do.” By this point, Corey had walked over to console Aaron.
“But how do you feel about that?” Dr. V pressed. Jane said she was “devastated,” before Aaron shouted, “What does that mean? Why is there money on the table?”
“Well, you’re the cash cow,” Dr. Ish replied, which Jane quickly asterisked “was his father’s phrase! I never said that phrase. Ever.”
The new season of “Marriage Boot Camp: Family Edition” premieres Friday, October 11 at 10 p.m. on WEtv.
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