Is it over?!
Over the years that Teen Mom has been on the air, if there’s one thing that fans have learned, it’s that there are two sides to every story. No matter how things appear during the episodes, it’s impossible to really know what’s going on behind the scenes. Time and again, the cast members have presented seemingly picture-perfect sides of their lives, only to later reveal that everything was crumbling around them. By now, Teen Mom fans know to expect some plot twists along the way.
The past season of Teen Mom OG was anything but picture perfect for Catelynn Lowell and her husband Tyler Baltierra. The two had to lean on one another to stay strong as they coped with loss after Catelynn’s devastating miscarriage. Tyler expressed frustration when Catelynn left him and Nova on multiple occasions to get treatment from a rehab center, and it was clear that there was tension in their family. But they still insisted that their relationship was staying sturdy despite the hardships.
Now it seems this may no longer be the case. After clear strains on their relationship as well as rumors of cheating and mental anguish, Catelynn Lowell has just revealed a massive bombshell about the state of their relationship. It seems that we may soon witness a split between the longest-lasting relationship that Teen Mom has ever seen.
For Better or Worse
Over the years that they’ve been together, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have experienced more hardship and trauma than some people will have in their entire lives. Both of them had extremely difficult childhoods, facing physical, verbal, and sexual abuse as well as abandonment issues from their addicted parents. When they were only sixteen, they had to make the incredibly difficult choice to put their daughter Carly up for adoption. After that, Catelynn suffered intense postpartum depression after giving birth to their second daughter, Nova. Finally, her third pregnancy ended in a devastating miscarriage, which plunged her into a dark depression that she needed professional treatment to recover from.
Of course, Catelynn didn’t experience any of these things alone. While Tyler Baltierra was there for support, he also experienced the hardship of all of these losses. Tyler has since revealed his own diagnosis with Bipolar disorder, and has shared with fans some of his darker thoughts.
“Laying in bed next to my peacefully sleeping wife,” Tyler tweeted recently. “I can hear my daughter snoozing away through the monitor in her room. My dog is cuddled up on the floor next to me…& yet I feel so empty…so alone,” he wrote, adding, “#TheCruelIronyOfLife.”
Catelynn soon responded, writing, “I am so sorry babe… I will do anything to help you… you are an amazing husband and father and are so caring, funny, and thoughtful… don’t let life bring you down because you are one strong man… I love you so much.”
Tyler has been dropping major bombshells that his life doesn’t feel fulfilling despite being with his daughter and wife. It’s led many fans to believe that the couple could be slowly drifting apart. As if that weren’t enough, Catelynn has just revealed a subtle change that has fans reeling.
We want the tea!
After being Catelynn Baltierra on Instagram for years, Catelynn has just changed her last name on her profile back to her maiden name, Catelynn Lowell. Even though it’s just one change, it has clear implications about the state of her relationship with Tyler, and fans were quick to theorize.
“[Tyler] also didn’t post for her during Mother’s Day, which is a red flag for someone who posts the way he does. Lack of wedding rings in his recent photos isn’t a good sign either. WE WANT THE TEA!!!” wrote reddit user penny-lane21. User DrDavidsKilt theorized, “Cate prob watched the new season and has had enough of Tyler’s ‘sh*t talk Cate – then cry’ meals with mommy and sissy. I know i’d be like wtf already, you know a camera is there.” User Liltidbit agreed, “I was especially perturbed by Tyler discussing Cate’s mental health with his drug addled sister. Of all people! It would be hard for me to come back from just one of those conversations. IMO Tyler isn’t interesting enough on his own. He has no story without Cate.”
Others were disappointed just by the thought of the longstanding couple going down this path. “I will be so very sad if they’re splitting up,” wrote user mmm3343. “I loved them from day 1 and they’ve been through so much. I did think tho that their separate traumas pulled them together and they clung to each other in a sh*t storm. So maybe it’s unhealthy in the long run. But they both seem like such genuine people and have been so open and tried so hard to be the best parents they can be.”