'I Love A Mama's Boy': Mike buys gift for his mom on girlfriend Stephanie's birthday, fans call it 'sickening'

Mike takes Stephanie for shopping and ends up buying things for his mother as well, which wasn't much appreciated by the fans


                            'I Love A Mama's Boy': Mike buys gift for his mom on girlfriend Stephanie's birthday, fans call it 'sickening'
Mike, Liz, and Stephanie (TLC)
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Mike and Stephanie have been dating for three years after meeting at their job. The pair share a strong bond as they have similar interest. They love to go out on adventures together while making sure they are making new memories. While the pair has been having a nice time together, one thing that is putting a dent in their relationship is Mike's mother, Liz. 

Liz is very particular about what Mike eats as she believes in "clean eating." She had been serving him home-cooked food while making sure there were no sweets or junk food in the house. Even though Mike has moved in with his girlfriend, things have not changed a lot. Liz makes sure she visits them every week to see what they have been up to. 

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She prepares meals for them to ensure Mike is eating right. Stephanie believes that Liz does not trust her to take care of her son. At the same time, the pair has to clear out all the junk food from the kitchen to make sure she is not able to spot it. Mike revealed he has been very close to his mother from the beginning. 

When he was 8-years-old, he lost his father. Since then, Liz and Mike have been sharing a strong bond. Their relationship extends to the professional areas as Liz also manages many of Mike's work, as well as, his finances. Liz likes to call herself a "momager." Fans got to see a glimpse of Liz as the momager when she went shopping with Mike and Stephanie. 

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Mike decided to buy Stephanie jewelry as a present for her birthday. She was loving the idea of having a ring and went on to look at some pendants. However, the price of it made Liz believe that Mike was spending way more than what was needed. She took him aside and said that it would be alright to spend around $300 than $1000. 

Mike agreed and asked Stephanie to settle for something less expensive. Later, Mike bought another bracelet for his mother. Stephanie did not like this and made it clear she would not want to compromise all the time. Fans, too, were shocked by this behavior and thought Stephanie should find a new man. 

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"This is sickening. His mother should be ashamed of herself," wrote one user. "His mom in 10 years: '$400,000 for a home in a good school district? That's kind of expensive. Why don't you live in the hood and buy me BMW?'" another joked. 

"If my man did this, he's no longer my man. It really isn't about the price tag, it's about the disrespect," said another. "The fact that he was completely fine and happy spending that money much money on her earrings until his mommy said no is concerning. he's a grown man and should act like one. if you're old enough to be making THAT much money, you shouldn't be listening to everything your parents say. why was mom even there in the first place??" said another. 

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'I Love A Mama's Boy' airs on Sundays at 8 pm ET on TLC.