It hit them hard
It’s true that the Teen Mom world revolves around drama, fighting, hookups and breakups, but at its core, it’s about parenthood. While they figure out all of their personal drama, the cast members must also make sure they’re making all of the right choices for their children.
Any dedicated parent can tell you that one of the essential parts of parenthood is the need to protect a child, especially while they’re still young. Although Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra chose adoption for their first daughter, Carly, they recently became new parents to their daughter Novalee. And now, their sense of protection over Nova has been put to a serious test.
After a horrible tragedy in their area, Catelynn opened up with this heartbreaking update about Nova.
Never Letting Go
All of the Teen Mom cast members live in America, which unfortunately has been gripped by a string of violent shootings in recent years. With many of these shooters targeting children or schools, parents across the country are feeling the devastating effects.
Catelynn and Tyler experienced this fear firsthand when a shooting took place close to their home in Michigan. In this case, a man shot his wife at an indoor play center before committing suicide.
Catelynn and Tyler took to social media to give traces of how they were taking the tragedy. Catelynn posted this picture of Nova curled up in a blanket, captioning it, “My world, my baby. I’m going to be holding you a lot closer and a lot tighter… and I’m never letting you go.”
Tyler took to Twitter to share his own reaction as well. “How can something so beautiful as life cause so much pain? D–n, this is way harder than I ever imagined.”
Although they didn’t elaborate much further on social media, apparently this event shook them up pretty badly. “They’re shaken up,” an insider told Radar Online. “Nova, Cate and Ty’s daughter, wasn’t there but it was just super close to home. They’ve been there before, they’re familiar with the place.”
The source went on, “This weekend’s tragedy just sort of floored them, but they’re alright. Ty was shaken up though, no doubt. He just keeps replaying the ‘what ifs’ in his head.’” They added that Tyler told them that this is a “scary time to raise a child.”
But for a couple who have both dealt with mental health problems, this was bound to take a serious toll. “It’s brought on their anxiety, unfortunately. But they’re fine, happy to be together and feeling blessed.” The source revealed that Catelynn and Tyler consider themselves to be “lucky.”
The Teen Mom cast members are no strangers to getting serious hate on their social media, but in this instance, fans were quick to shower Catelynn and Tyler with words of encouragement. “I’m so sorry that all of you had to see that. Prayers for all who were involved or impacted by this horrible tragedy,” wrote Instagram user proud_mom_wife_33. “Sorry for what happened, sometimes life gives you some hard pills to swallow, keep looking forward and hope everything will turn out okay,” wrote _kskreation.
Catelynn and Tyler do have some exciting updates to keep their mind out of the dark places. The couple has recently purchased a gorgeous mansion and have been sharing snaps of their renovations. Hopefully the new home is enough to stay positive despite this hardship.
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