Calling on Suzanne!
Essentially all of the Teen Mom cast members have had tumultuous relationships with their parents at one time or another. It’s no surprise that many of them have had some frustration with their parents, as becoming pregnant at 16 or 17 will put stress on any relationship. From Farrah duking it out with her mother Debra on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition to Jenelle fighting with her mother Barbara over custody of her son Jace, the cast has had their fair share of arguments with their parents.
However, Kailyn Lowry hasn’t spent much time fighting with her mother lately… or speaking with her at all, for that matter. However, she’s ready to change all that. After a lengthy estrangement from her mother, she’s finally reaching out to mom again after the birth of her third son.
Long-time fans of Kailyn Lowry will probably recall her relationship with her own mom, Suzanne Lowry, and how strained it has become over the years. After splitting up from Jo Rivera, Kailyn and her mother lived together for a short while. That’s when things turned south. After fighting with her mother’s then-boyfriend, she took Isaac and moved out.
After that, things became even more strained. Suzanne blocked Kailyn’s number and ignored her daughter whenever she tried to reach out.
They patched things up after Kailyn gave birth to her second son Lincoln, but it didn’t last very long. Kailyn has since said that her mother became alcoholic and that their relationship has become increasingly strained. “We don’t talk,” Kail said on one of Teen Mom 2’s reunion specials. “I took Lincoln to her house and Javi doesn’t know about this so that’s why I don’t want to talk about it. I came back two hours later and she was trashed. His diaper was on backwards, she had given him formula, whole milk, yogurt, and a banana.”
Although Kail is ready to patch things up, it appears that Mama Lowry isn’t. The Teen Mom revealed over Twitter recently that she tried to get in touch after the birth of her third child and “got nothing” back.
At the reunion, Kailyn went on to give more details about her mother’s alcoholism. “She would get drunk and drive with me and stuff,” she said on the special. “But she didn’t do it because she wanted to hurt me, she did it because she was sick.”
In 1995, when Kailyn was 4, her mother was arrested for a DUI, according to court documents obtained by Radar Online. “Suzanne Leigh Lowry did drive, operate or was in actual physical control of the movement of a 1987 Buick Century,” the court documents say. “Her blood alcohol content was .10% or greater.”
“I remember being dropped off at friends’ houses and sometimes not getting a phone call for what seemed like days,” Kailyn wrote in her memoir, Pride over Pity. “In those times, when she would disappear for days without warning, I’d wonder if I would ever see her again.”
As Kailyn continues to navigate what it means to be a mother of three boys, she may be doing it without her own mother in her corner.
Check out Radar’s coverage of this story here.
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