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How Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell Overcame a Miscarriage, Divorce Rumors and Resentment to Come Again Stronger Than Ever


Is that this season of Teen Mother OG laborious so that you can watch, followers of Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra? You are not alone.

“This can most likely be the one episode I watch this season truthfully,” Tyler tweeted after the MTV actuality hit’s new season premiere aired. And after watching it, it is easy to know why the 26-year-old is likely to be quickly canceling his season cross.

Within the episode, viewers say Tyler scuffling with Catelynn, 26, returning to rehab, saying he felt “completely sucked dry” and “bitter.” 

Admitting he was nervous he was going to lose empathy for his spouse of three years, Tyler determined to return to remedy, the place he made a surprising revelation.

“If somebody had been to ask me if I am completely happy in my marriage I might say completely not,” he informed his therapist. “And I have not been for a few years.”

His admission was surprising sufficient, however particularly jarring whenever you notice the couple, who’ve been collectively since they had been 13, has solely been married for 3 years. 

“I do know I’ll probably get a ton of backlash from viewers this season & that is okay, truthfully…it’s going to NEVER maintain me again from being 100% actual & trustworthy!” Tyler tweeted on Oct. 1. “Loving somebody by way of extreme despair/anxiousness takes a toll & I am just one human being that experiences weak moments too.” 

But when Tyler and Catelynn have confirmed something over time as the one OG couple to stay collectively all through the Teen Mother franchise’s run it is that they will overcome any impediment thrown their manner. 


As longtime followers of the couple, who first had been launched to viewers in 2009 on 16 and Pregnant, know, that they had positioned their first baby, Carly, for adoption after they had been 16.

“If I needed to isolate probably the most life-changing moments not solely in my skilled profession however in life, it was to be there and see Carly’s adoption,” government producer Larry Musnik  informed Cosmo. “When do you get to see a stay adoption and the handing over of a kid from one household to a different happen proper in entrance of your eyes? Normally that is a personal, very closed-door scenario however we had been all there in that second. To today, it is probably the most wonderful, amazingly highly effective items of tv that I’ve ever seen.



Together with their adoption course of being intimately explored, followers additionally got perception into Tyler and Catelynn’s difficult childhoods. 

By the point she was 16, Catelynn had lived in 13 totally different homes, whereas Butch, Tyler’s dad, has been out and in of jail and continues to wrestle with dependancy. After which there’s how that point Catelynn and Tyler turned step-siblings after his father married her mom, April, after assembly by way of their youngsters. 

Like we mentioned: difficult

Nevertheless, the couple remained dedicated to one another, and on Jan. 1, 2015, followers had been thrilled when Catelynn and Tyler welcomed their daughter, Novalee Reign. Tyler proposed just some weeks later. 

 However after affected by postpartum despair and anxiousness, Catelynn sought therapy at a facility in Arizona in 2016, together with her postpartum initially placing a pressure on their relationship earlier than Tyler started to do analysis and totally understood the signs.  

“I feel it affected the wedding rather a lot, greater than we considered at first,” Tyler admitted when the couple appeared on The Medical doctors in November 2016. “as a result of after her going by way of  the despair after which me noticing the signs and I feel as a partner her, seeing her going by way of this and probably not understanding postpartum and being like, ‘It is nice, simply get away from bed. It is not laborious, simply do it!'”

He continued, “It affected it so far as our communication goes. I feel for the primary time we did not know learn how to talk this as a result of we might by no means been by way of it earlier than. I feel I most likely handed it improper as a result of I did not know. I used to be very naive and I did not perceive it.” 

Throughout this time, Tyler additionally battled his personal despair, which he revealed he’d suffered from since childhood, together with rumors that he was dishonest on Catelynn. 

And quickly after their look on The Medical doctors, Catelynn checked into rehab after experiencing suicidal ideas. 

“Extremely happy with my spouse…when she thought she had no decisions left, she reached out & determined to LIVE at present!” Tyler tweeted after Catelynn made the choice to hunt therapy. “My life can be desolate with out her in it.” 

Once more, the couple remained dedicated to one another, and when Catelynn accomplished therapy in December 2017, Tyler, who continued to work on his personal psychological well being (which included shedding weight), praised his spouse on Instagram. 

“I’m so extremely happy with her & the work she has completed this previous 6 weeks,” he wrote. “She is a robust lady who has been by way of greater than you already know & her resilience continues to overcome what life has thrown her manner. I like you Babe @catelynnmtv hurry residence please, I’ve missed you a lot! #MiddleschoolSweethearts.”

After her expertise with postpartum despair, Catelynn expressed her fears about going by way of it once more if  the couple had one other baby. “It is a day by day combat in my thoughts to not be afraid of postpartum [depression],” she admitted to Tyler in an episode. “I am unable to let my thoughts cease me from probably the most wonderful issues ever.”


And followers had been overjoyed when Catelynn and Tyler revealed she was pregnant in the Jan. 29 episode, which was filmed round Halloween. Catelynn dressed daughter Novalee up in a shirt that learn “I’ll be an enormous sister” to shock a delighted Tyler. 

However in a devastating episode that aired in February, it was revealed she suffered a miscarriage, with Tyler describing the heartbreaking expertise to Kerthy, their producer.

“It’s totally traumatic,” he mentioned. “While you see her shaking and he or she’s obtained blood in every single place, it is like … you do not actually know what to do.”

In a dialog with the identical producer, Catelynn mentioned, “Thank God for youths and husbands. In the event that they weren’t round, I most likely would have offed myself, severely. I imply, I am positive lots of people can relate. Like, it is like I do not wish to stay one other day like this, you already know?”

Catelynn then determined to hunt therapy for her suicidal ideas three weeks after finishing her six-week manner in December, with Kerthy and Tyler driving her to a facility. 

“I contemplated each single manner that I might kill myself at present,” she mentioned by way of tears whereas on the telephone with Tyler’s mother Kim whereas on the way in which. 

“Properly they are saying third instances a allure…” she tweeted Jan. 17. “I am going again to therapy individuals for six weeks to work on my trauma and getting on totally different meds. THANK YOU @TylerBaltierra I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!! You might be my mild!! And nova you’re my sunshine #KeepTalkingMH.”

On the time Catelynn introduced she was returning to therapy, Tyler applauded her choice on Twitter.

“I’m SO PROUD of this lady! When you have got been preventing your complete life to outlive…it would not simply make you a survivor…it makes you a rattling WARRIOR!” he lately wrote. “I like you babe @CatelynnLowell.”

In a current interview on the Actuality Life with Kate Casey podcast, Tyler opened up about his personal wrestle to deal with the miscarriage, admitting he felt stress to be “robust” for Catelynn.

“From a man’s perspective—to not sound sexist—it is virtually extra acceptable for a girl to interrupt down and be emotional,” he mentioned. “However I swear, as a person, once I walked away from Cate and I did not need to be so robust, I used to be breaking down each single day.”

And as followers noticed within the premiere, Tyler struggled to deal with Catelynn being away whereas he took care of their daughter.

“I used to be taking Nova to high school and simply crying each single day,” he mentioned on the podcast. “I am assuming a variety of ladies do the identical factor. It is simply probably not talked about rather a lot with males… it ought to be talked about extra.”

Each Catelynn and Tyler continued to work on their psychological well being, with Tyler persevering with his weight reduction journey (he is down 40 kilos), and Catelynn speaking about her post-treatment life in a March episode of Kailyn Lowry and Lindsie Chrisley‘s Espresso Convos podcast.

“I really feel manner higher. I did a complete med change I did genetic testing and discovered that the treatment I used to be on for 5 years would not even work for me,” she mentioned. “In order that they put me on totally different drugs and so they appear to be working very well. All of it stems from the trauma in my previous, so I’ll need to hold digging deep into that.”

Catelynn went onto clarify why she and Tyler continued to be so open about their experiences with psychological sickness.

“I feel it must be on the market,” she mentioned. “That stigma must go away as a result of individuals want to speak about it. It is on the market and it is actual and it impacts individuals, even regular individuals, individuals on actuality TV, mothers, and so on.”

She additionally talked about how troublesome it’s for her to be so “open” about her personal struggles on the After the Present episode following the premiere. 

“It was laborious for me to be open and trustworthy about all of it,” she admitted. “So long as it may save one particular person’s life or assist someone to go search assist and know that typically it is OK not being OK then that is the one motive I am open and trustworthy about it.”

After their devastating miscarriage, the couple had deliberate on ready to have a 3rd baby. However destiny had a unique plan for Tyler and Catelynn, with the couple asserting she was pregnant in September 2018. 

“The massive information is that we predict our rainbow child,” Catelynn informed Us Weekly. “This child is our rainbow after the storm. I am tremendous excited. It was an enormous shock at first. We weren’t planning it, particularly after the miscarriage and the way I went downhill with my psychological sickness.”

Because the saying goes: after each storm, there’s a rainbow, and no couple on actuality TV most likely understands that higher than Tyler and Catelynn, even when followers typically do not.

“We’re not getting a divorce or something like that. {Couples} undergo laborious issues and I feel it is all about how you’re employed on it,” Catelynn mentioned of divorce rumors on After the Present. “I feel it is laborious for individuals to consider in a pair that is been collectively for therefore lengthy if that is smart. Or {that a} couple can work by way of actually robust issues and really keep collectively.” 

And are available out of the storm stronger than ever, it appears. 

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