At the core of the show, Teen Mom is all about parenting. Even though all of the cast members are mothers, we’ve gotten our fair share of diverse fathering techniques, as well.
Some of the dads have been complete deadbeats, making it clear that they want pretty much nothing to do with their children. Others have dedicated themselves wholly to fatherhood and are clearly willing to move mountains for their children.
It’s no surprise that most fans assumed that Kailyn’s third baby daddy, Chris Lopez, would fall into the deadbeat category. During Kailyn’s pregnancy, he was essentially nowhere to be seen; things between him and Kail didn’t seem to be very communicative.
Now that Baby Lo is finally here though, fans are surprised that Chris is actually stepping up with his fathering. He’s surprisingly involved with his son and is definitely outshining some of the other Teen Mom dads.
Soon after Kailyn Lowry publicly revealed that Chris Lopez was the father of her baby, Chris made it very clear that he didn’t want anything to do with his child or even Kailyn herself. Kailyn held out hope that he would change his mind, but things got pretty bad between them. A source told Hollywood Life that Kailyn was “very, very angry with Chris but she’s trying not to let those emotions take over.” They went on, “She wants to stay happy and positive for her kids, she hates it when they see her crying. She’s not letting her anger take over but she’s certainly not going to let Chris just skate away on this. She’s going after him.”
Fans weren’t even sure that Chris would be there for his own son’s delivery, so they were shocked when he even came to the delivery room. In an interview with Radar Online, Kail said, “I think I was always hoping [Chris] would come, but just based on how our relationship has been, there was always like a question whether he would have his phone on him or would he be at work… But I’m so glad he came.”
Dad of the Year?
In addition to this surprise, Chris is going far above what fans expected of him when it comes to fathering. A source told Hollywood Life that Kail and Chris are spending more time together than ever. They said, “Kailyn and Chris have been spending more time together since the baby’s birth, trying to make the whole difficult situation work. He is doing his best to be a good father and to treat Kailyn better. Chris loves their little baby and wants to make sure he has a healthy relationship with Kailyn.”
They source went on, “They are both a bit overwhelmed with the new baby and have not been getting enough sleep. But he is there and doing what he feels is the right thing. Kailyn is happy that he is present and helping with diapers and late night feedings, so all is well with them… for now at least.”
Chris even took to Twitter to share his excitement about spending time with his son, writing, “My lil man put a smile on my face every time I look at him.”
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