Is his secret out?!
Over the years, the MTV has proven time and time again that it isn’t afraid to portray the dangers and repercussions of drug abuse. Many of the Teen Mom cast members have fallen into addiction throughout the years, but these days, most of them have overcome their difficulties. Even though MTV captured many of their addictions on camera, is it possible that one Teen Mom cast member has been so good at hiding his addiction that it never became a fixture on the show?
In many ways, Tyler Baltierra is a model father, husband, and reality star. He cares for his daughter and Catelynn and always puts them first, and he’s dedicated to the success of his business in the children’s clothing line Tierra Reign. But he also knows firsthand what drug addiction can do to people, considering that his father Butch has been fighting addiction for virtually Tyler’s entire life. Now fans are worried that this illness may be affecting Tyler as well.
One reddit user brought up concerning behavior that Tyler displayed in the recent Teen Mom OG episode titled “Friends in Need.” In one scene, Tyler discusses Catelynn’s rehab program with her parents, discussing how they can all support her through her difficult time.
“Tyler gets a phone call from [his father] butch but as he pulls his phone a rolled up dollar bill flys out of his pocket and he grabs it up sooo quick and trys to act like nothing happened,” writes reddit user Mew3299. Sure enough, in the scene Tyler can be seen casually holding a tightly rolled up dollar bill.
“Maybe he’s having sleeping problems cause the nose candy is keeping him up?” the reddit user continued. “Idk it was weird my husband even pointed it out lol.”
Many users have noticed other signs that Tyler may be using illicit substances. “He dropped 50+ pounds REALLY fast. I have actually wondered if he was enjoying nose candy of some variation,” wrote user Dunkeliness. User julsmomo simply asked, “Why aren’t there more comments on this?! This is kind of crazy.”
But many users found other explanations for the dollar bill. “I’m sincerely hoping he rolled it up just out of anxiety – something to fidget with,” wrote irregulartoast. “Because ohhh my god, if Tyler began snoring any sort of anything while his recovering addict father is getting clean and his recovering addict mother in law got clean and his likely current addict sister wants to get clean, all of whom pretty heavily rely on Tyler emotionally… yikes. He’s got so much on his plate, and with a family history of addiction it’s definitely possible, but again, I really hope we’re making something out of nothing…”