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'I Love A Mama's Boy': Top 5 cringiest mom and son scenes on TLC show

'I Love A Mama's Boy' fans declared that the relationship between the mothers and sons on the show was bordering on 'emotional incest'
UPDATED OCT 18, 2021
'I Love a Mama's Boy' stars Kelly, Matt and Kim (TLC)
'I Love a Mama's Boy' stars Kelly, Matt and Kim (TLC)

If you thought Sigmund Freud was completely off-mark with his Oedipus Complex theory then TLC's 'I Love A Mama's Boy' may leave you wondering if the famous Austrian neurologist was onto something. The hit TLC show documents the lives of five couples' awkward moments ranging from cringeworthy to catastrophic erupt as the girlfriends try to become the main lady in their man's life and compete with his mother.

Although 'I Love A Mama's Boy' is only on its second season, there's no dearth of awkward and cringey scenes that left fans declaring that the relationship between the mothers and sons on the show was bordering on 'emotional incest'. The ongoing season features Emily, Shekeb, and Mom Laila, Kim, Matt, and Mom Kelly, Stephanie, Mike, and Mom Liz, Tia, Theous, and mom Carolyn; and Tracy, Bryan, and mom Jayne. If you're curious to know the top five cringiest scenes between mothers and sons on the TLC show, then read on.


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'I Love A Mama's Boy' stars Theous with his girlfriend Tia and mom Carolyn (TLC)

Matt goes lingerie shopping with mom Kelly

On Season 1 of the TLC show, Matt and Kelly left everybody shocked when the mother-son duo decided to go lingerie shopping for Matt's girlfriend Kim. When Matt complained to his mom that his physical relationship with Kim fizzled, Kelly suggested that he spice things up in the bedroom and took her son lingerie shopping. Fans watched in horror as Matt not only bought the lingerie picked out by his mom for his girlfriend but also purchased the same robes for his girlfriend and mother. He revealed that he could imagine his mother looking wonderful in the robe and picked one for her and another for his girlfriend. You can read more about the incident here.

Kelly McAdams, Matt McAdams, and Kimberly Cobb on 'I Love A Mama's Boy' (TLC)

Liz stops her son Mike from proposing to his girlfriend

Before Stephanie walked into Matt's life, his mother- Liz was the main woman in his life. But as things between Stephanie and him began getting serious, Mike wanted to take their relationship to the next level and was planning on proposing to her. Unfortunately for him, Liz not only declared that Stephanie wasn't the right woman but also stopped him from proposing to her. She created further issues in her son's relationship by stopping him from moving to California with his girlfriend! Talk about third-wheeling a relationship!

Stephanie with her boyfriend Mike and hie mother Liz on 'I Love A Mama's Boy' (TLC)

Jason and Annette go for couples' massage

'I Love A Mama's Boy' alum Jason and Annette may have left the show, but their legacy continues to haunt the show's fan. The mother-son duo broke the internet when they decided to get a couple's massage together! The mother-son duo had promised to each other that they would make time for each other no matter how busy life gets. Fans got a glimpse of Jason and Annette's quality time together when they opted to go for a couples' massage. 'Why do you call your time with your son “a date”? Eeeeeeeuuuuuuu,' wrote a fan when he watched the mother-son duo together. You can read more about it here

Jason and Annette on 'I Love A Mama's Boy' (TLC)

Jayne gets into hot tub with son Bryan during his honeymoon

Newly married couple Tracy and Bryan wanted to get some alone time together and planned to go on a honeymoon. Unfortunately for Tracy, Jayne managed to invite herself to their honeymoon as she felt that she too needed a vacation and some relaxing time after spending years raising Bryan. Tracy and Bryan were having some alone time in the hot tub when Jayne not only walked in on them but also proceeded to get into the tub with them. Tracy was annoyed and left the mother-son duo in the tub alone together. From emotional manipulation to no respect for boundaries, Jayne takes the cake when it comes to having some truly cringe moments with her son.

Jayne got into the hot tub with her son Bryan and his wife Tracy on their honeymoon (TLC)

Shekeb says his mom Laila is his 'everything'

Shekeb's mom Laila has managed to rub off the show's fans the wrong way with her extremely overprotective and possessive behavior when it comes to her son Shekeb. From clipping Shekeb's nails to disapproving of his girlfriend Emily, Laila did it all. But the show's fans couldn't stop hating on Shekeb when he declared that his mother was his everything when he picked his mom over his girlfriend! You can read more about Shekeb and Laila here

Shekeb with his mom Laila and girlfriend Emily on 'I Love A Mama's Boy' (TLC)

'I Love A Mama's Boy' Season 2 airs every Sunday at 10/9c on TLC.