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Catelynn Lowell & Tyler Baltierra: Divorce Isn’t So Bad!

Last week, rumors that Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra were headed for divorce made their way across the social media landscape with surprising speed.

Typically, when such reports surface but are not confirmed by either half of the couple in question, it's easy to dismiss them as unfounded gossip.

Tyler with Catelynn

But in this case, there was real reason to believe Catelynn and Tyler may have called it quits.

Fans began to talk after noticing that Catelynn had unfollowed Tyler on Instagram.

(There was also much chatter about the fact that she had changed her name to "Catelynn Lowell" on Instagram, but in fact, that had always been her display name.)

And while that may have been the most recent indication of trouble in paradise, it certainly wasn't the only one.

On top of the suspicious social media activity, the fact that Tyler and Catelynn spent Mother's Day weekend in separate states had fans on high alert.

All of this came on the heels of a very public rough patch that was documented on the latest Teen Mom OG season finale.

Catelynn Lowell, Tyler Baltierra on Instagram

In the episode, Catelynn - who was fresh from a 6-week stint in Arizona rehab center - told Tyler that she feels she may need to return to the facility for further treatment.

Tyler encouraged his wife to seek out a facility closer to home for the sake of their daughter, prompting Lowell to reply, "She'll manage."

Later in the episode, Tyler confessed to his sister that he had begun to grapple with fears that Catelynn might not be the right partner for him.

Fans were stunned, and many pointed out that it was not the first time that season that Tyler and Catelynn had broached the subject of divorce. 

Needless to say, it's not hard to see why fans were so quick to buy into the latest round of breakup rumors.

But against tough odds, it seems the Baltierras are determined to make their relationship work:

The Baltierras

Tyler posted the above photo to Instagram earlier this week.

"Damn! I think divorce looks pretty good on us," he captioned the pic.

"But we are getting a divorce #nothingcanstopus," Catelynn added.

It's important to note, of course, that Tyler and Catelynn both seem to have posted those comments sarcastically.

Catelynn even added a series of cry-laughing emojis to drive the point home.

And fans who are rooting for the beloved couple have found further encouragement in recent comments from Catelynn's father, David Lowell:

Tyler and Catelynn Post-Therapy

"Tyler is in Texas visiting his dad Butch and Catelynn is in Florida with Nova visiting her older sister," David said of the couple's weekend apart.

"Everything is good as far as I know. I don't know about the Instagram name change. I didn't notice."

Catelynn also addressed the rumors with a candid social media post:

"[Tyler Baltierra] and I are not getting a divorce," she wrote.

"Couples go through ups and downs that’s normal life. We are a solid couple that will work through anything life throws at us!" 

So we guess it's safe to say Tyler and Catelynn won't be calling it quits anytime soon.

It's a refreshing change of pace, as TMOG couples don't have the greatest success rate.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on one the Baltierras' many ups and downs.

Catelynn Lowell-Tyler Baltierra Divorce: Is It Really Happening?!

Last week, Teen Mom OG fans were stunned by news that Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra were divorcing after three years of marriage and nearly 13 years as a couple.

More shocking than the rumor itself, however, was the fact that it seemed to be rooted in reality.

Catelynn changed her name from Baltierra back to Lowell on Instagram, and fans were able to confirm that the couple spent Mother's Day weekend in separate states.

All of this came on the heels of a difficult year for the Baltierras that saw Catelynn suffering a miscarriage and both parties battling mental illness.

Did it all get to be too much for one of the Teen Mom franchise's most beloved couples?

Here's what we know so far:


1. Happier Times

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Just a few weeks ago, Catelynn and Tyler were happily posing for photos together and commenting on one another's social media posts. But some fans are convinced their relationship has deteriorated very rapidly...

2. Signs of Trouble

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The most recent signs that Tyler and Catelynn might be in the midst of a rough patch came over the weekend. Fans picked up on two red flags that may indicate trouble in paradise.

3. A Subtle Message?

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Catelynn recently changed her display name on Instagram to "Catelynn Lowell." At one point, she also unfollowed Tyler on the site.

4. Trying Times

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Reports of the dissolution of Catelynn and Tyler's marriage come at the end of a year that would have put even the strongest of relationships to the test.

5. A Tragic Setback

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Catelynn suffered a miscarriage just as she and Tyler's excitement about welcoming a new child had reached a fever pitch. The loss took a tremendous emotional toll on both Baltierras.

6. Catelynn's Struggles

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In the months that followed, Catelynn checked into rehab twice to be treated for PTSD and other emotional issues. Tyler stood by her side, but Catelynn's extended absences had an obvious impact on their marriage.
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Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra: Actually Divorcing?!

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have been together for a long time.

A really, really, really long time.

Catelynn Lowell, Tyler Baltierra on Instagram

Forget being high school sweethearts -- they're actually middle school sweethearts, if you can believe it!

They got together when they were just twelve years old because, as Tyler explained in that book they released a few years back, Catelynn had "the biggest tits in seventh grade."

But it doesn't matter why they got together, because they've obviously formed a deep, loving relationship.

They've been through so much together, including but certainly not limited to the abusive, drug-fueled marriage of his father and her mother and the birth of Carly, the child they placed for adoption.

Things were rocky between them for a while during those teenage years, but they stayed together and now they're married with a daughter, Nova, and they've been open about their plans to expand their family.

Unfortunately, it looks like they've entered a bit of a rough patch in the last few months.

Catelynn had a miscarriage back in the fall, and both she and Tyler had a hard time dealing with it, understandably.

Tyler and Catelynn Post-Therapy

She struggled so much that she contemplated suicide, and when she realized how bad things were, she decided to spend six weeks in a treatment center in Arizona.

Tyler was very supportive of that, but when she decided to go back for another six weeks shortly after coming home ... well, that was a bit different.

All of this went down on the last Teen Mom OG season finale -- about three weeks after coming back, Catelynn told Tyler that she was still struggling and thought another rehab stay would be the best thing for her.

He urged her to try dealing with things at home first, since Nova had a hard time going without her mom for so long during her first trip to rehab.

But she'd already made up her mind.

In a surprisingly candid chat with his sister, Tyler complained about Cate's decision, and he even compared her leaving for multiple trips to rehab to his father being in and out of his life when he was a child.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

He said that he'd told Catelynn that going back to Arizona might be the best thing for her, but that trying treatment at home would be the best thing for their daughter.

Her response to that, according to Tyler?

"She'll manage."

He honestly seemed a little disgusted by her attitude about Nova's wellbeing, and many fans were as well.

He was so upset that during that conversation, he even told his sister that maybe he and Catelynn weren't right for each other anymore.

It was the second reference to a possible divorce in that single episode -- earlier. she'd told him that maybe he should just leave her, since she'd been having so many problems.

Not a great sign, honestly.

Catelynn Lowell with Tyler Baltierra Photo

But the episode aired, and Catelynn and Tyler tried their best to prove that these days, they were doing a lot better.

There have still been some pretty concerning signs though.

One was a tweet Tyler wrote last month in which he wrote that even though he was lying in bed next to his wife and listening to his daughter sleeping on the baby monitor, he still felt "so empty and so alone."

Another has been the poetry he's been sharing on social media, which is all pretty dark and has honestly made it seem like he could perhaps be suicidal.

But a couple of days ago, he shared a new poem ... and if we were Catelynn, we'd definitely be feeling a little upset.

In this poem, Tyler called himself "that pathetic f-ck up who got famous just for f-ckin his girlfriend & gettin her knocked up."

"That motherf-cker ain't sh-t," he continued, "that motherf-cker's gotta take a hint, he's gotta get it together if he wants his life to fit."

Tyler Baltierra and Fancy Jacket

"That motherf-cker's gotta get a job even though I doubt that he could, & he's gotta leave that broad if he ever wants to be heard."

So ... that's not great.

In the caption for this post, he explained that these were the kinds of things he hears from people -- from his haters, if you will.

It sounds like he doesn't actually believe these things, he's just turning insults around because he thinks it's "ironically motivating."

Still, if you take this and add in the other developments from the past week, things aren't looking too great for the Baltierras.

As you may have heard, there was a big fuss because fans noticed that on Catelynn's Instagram, she lists her last name as Lowell instead of Baltierra, her married name.

The thing is that her name has always been Catelynn Lowell on Instagram, and the name thing got more attention than a much more interesting little tidbit, which was that for a little while, she actually unfollowed Tyler.

Catelynn Lowell Instagram Selfie

Besides that, they didn't spend Mother's Day together -- she was in Florida and he was in Texas.

He didn't even write a big gushy message about her for the holiday, which, if you've followed this couple for any length of time, you know is very, very strange.

There's been so much going on to point to a possible split that Catelynn felt the need to address the rumors.

In a statement, she wrote that they aren't getting a divorce, and that "couples go through ups and downs, that's normal life."

"We are a solid couple that will work through anything life throws at us!"

Which is even more suspicious, because while she did say they aren't getting a divorce, she definitely implied they were going through some issues.

Come on, Baltierras, pull through!

Catelynn Baltierra Changes Last Name, Sparks Divorce Chatter


Might there be trouble in romantic paradise for Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra?

Social media users now have reason to believe that the couple, who has battled through cheating rumors in the past, may be headed for a split as a result of Catelynn doing something drastic online:

She changed her last name.

The Teen Mom's three million Instagram followers were recently surprised to see what Catelynn is now using "Lowell" on her official page, switching from "Baltierra" to her maiden name because...

... well. We don't know why.

But it's worth taking a look through the tandem's recent history, online and off, to see if this means they're headed for divorce court:

1. No Happy Wishes Here

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Right around the time Catelynn made this switch, we learned that Tyler did NOT wish his wife a happy Mother's Day. Heck, the two didn't even spend the holiday together.

2. Where Was Tyler?

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The Teen Mom's dad told Radar Online that his son-in-law was "in Texas visiting his [father]" for Mother's Day. That can't be a good sign.

3. And Where Was Catelynn?

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Per her dad again: "In Florida with [daughter] Nova, visiting her older sister." This is nice and all, but not ideal to spend Mother's Day apart from your husband.

4. Might Personal Troubles Be Affecting the Relationship?

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Tyler has admitted that he suffers from Bipolar Disorder, a serious condition that often has a negative effect on one's relationships. "I’ve been doing non-stop research on the diagnosis, the different remedies to combat symptoms, & how to better understand it," he wrote on Instagram toward the end of April 2018. "I did refuse medication, but only because I wanted to try all of the natural remedies first. It's a journey."

5. A Search for Happiness

"Laying in bed next to my peacefully sleeping wife. I can hear my daughter snoozing away through the monitoring her room. My dog is cuddled up on the floor next to to me... and yet Feel so empty and so alone," wrote Tyler a few weeks ago, giving followers a glimpse into his sad mental state.

6. Concern All Around

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Tyler Baltierra: Is He Suicidal? This was the title of an article we wrote on May 10 (click words above the photo to read), as it shed light on just how worried Teen Mom fans are about Tyler. His mental health comes first, of course, but it's easy to see how his diagnosis could damage his marriage.
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Tyler Baltierra’s Latest Tweets Have Fans Concerned About His Health

Tyler Baltierra is one of the more beloved husbands in the Teen Mom franchise in large part due to how candid he's been regarding his struggles with mental illness.

Last month, Baltierra revealed that he suffers from bipolar disorder, and he was widely applauded for helping to de-stigmatize the condition by discussing it openly.

Catelynn Lowell, Tyler Baltierra on Instagram

Of course, now fans are on the alert and many have been looking for signs of a manic or depressive episodes in every word that Tyler posts on his social media accounts.

Rumors that Baltierra is suicidal have been circulating for the past week, and it seems his latest tweets have only led to increased concern from some of his followers.

The strange thing is, the tweet that's attracting the most attention sees Tyler revealing one of his favorite therapeutic activities.

"I have always loved writing & as a kid I used to write poetry, I had pages full of it!" Baltierra wrote.

"But I gave it up when I got a little older & ended up throwing it all away. I’ve been inspired recently to pick it back up & I’m on a mission to refill my notebook! #SelfCare #MyOwnTherapy"

Tyler Baltierra and Fancy Jacket

On its own, the tweet would likely give the impression that Tyler is in a very good place these days.

But he posted it along with some snippets of his poetry, and fans are worried about the references to suicide and self-harm that appear in Baltierra's verse.

"From on top of this mountain, I'll cut these ties, not my wrists," he writes in one poem.

"I'll fight with these words, instead of my fists," he continues.

"I'll take this newfound strength, leap & fly out of this cage & I'll make sure I'm the only one who's in control & I'm the only one who's turning the page!"

Tyler and Catelynn Post-Therapy

It sounds to us like Tyler's feeling empowered and optimistic these days, but many of his followers just can't get over that reference to self-harm.

The issue, it seems, is that suicide is on Tyler's mind at all, even as an option that he staunchly rejects.

Ever since he went public with his diagnosis of bipolar disorder, fans have been on the lookout for the jarring mood swings that often characterize the disorder.

And many are concerned that self-harm will remain in Baltierra's thoughts during one of his inevitable depressive lows.

It's not hard to see why they're concerned, but ultimately, this amounts to armchair psychotherapy from people who don't know enough about Tyler or his condition to make predictions about what will happen next.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on Tyler and wife Catelynn Lowell's struggles with mental illness.

Teen Mom Stars: A Comprehensive Guide to ALL Their Kids

The girls from Teen Mom & Teen Mom 2 became famous because of their babies, welcomed into the world at a very young age.

You could say they were 16 and Pregnant. All of them.

For better or worse, they persevered and went on and (in many cases) had additional ones! At parenting, some have fared well.

Others, fared ... not quite as overwhelmingly well.

Perhaps it's fitting that Jenelle Evans welcomed her third child one day before Chelsea Houska had her second, as these girls run the gamut!

Meanwhile, Kailyn Lowry just welcomed her third as well, while Teen Mom 2 newcomer Briana DeJesus is now a mom for the second time.

We're not here to be critical (that's what Instagram is for). We're just here to break down the nine stars and their unconventional families.

Unconventional, but beautiful and loving. <3

1. Sophia (Farrah Abraham and Derek Underwood)

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Oh, Soph. Unlike many of her Teen Mom tot counterparts, Sophia lives the life of luxury, thanks to her mother, non-porn star Farrah Abraham. Seriously, the younger Abraham has her own clothing line, dabbles in child modeling, hires and fires people for her mom (you can't make that up), and receives $900 when the tooth fairy pays a visit. (Sophia's father, Derek, died in a car accident while Farrah was still pregnant; Derek's grave is the site of many memorable TM scenes, which some believe to be shamelessly orchestrated by Farrah). Sophia is going to be a handful when she grows up at this rate ... the apple doesn't fall far from the tree as they say.

2. Leah (Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley)

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Amber Portwood is a rarity in the world of Teen Mom, as the OG has not birthed another child after daughter Leah. Probably for the best, given her devastating drug problems; Amber served a year and a half in prison. Leah's dad, Gary Shirley, has been there for her the entire time, and she seems to be well-adjusted as both Gary and Amber move on with their lives and new relationships - even if hers (with Matt Baier) has involved plenty of tension.

3. Carly (Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra)

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When step-siblings turned lovers Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra made the decision to give their baby Carly up for adoption, it marked one of the most touching, bittersweet moments in reality TV history. What made it all the more incredible was that they stayed involved in her life - albeit with some bumps in the road - ever since, then got married and had another baby together years later. Which they kept.

4. Nova (Catelynn and Tyler)

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Tyler and Catelynn kept and are raising Novalee Reign Baltierra together, not that it's been easy. Catelynn's severe self-esteem issues and post-partum depression have been a major storyline for the couple in recent seasons ofTeen Mom: OG.

5. Bentley (Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards)

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Bentley, Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards' first and only child, is much bigger than this these days, and the level of happiness in their lives has also grown expontentially. After a relationship with Edwards that was among the franchise's most disastrous, Maci met and married Taylor McKinney, who fathered two additional kids with Maci and has been an incredible stepdad to Bentley. Even Ryan has moved on and gotten engaged ... miracles do happen in this world.

6. Jayde (Maci and Taylor McKinney)

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Maci and Taylor McKinney's first child together was a daughter, Jayde.
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Amber Portwood Welcomes Son: First Pics & Cast Reactions!

Earlier this week, Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood welcomed a baby boy.

It's her second child, and the first for her baby daddy, Andrew Glennon.

Today, Amber released the first photos of little James Andrew Glennon (or JAG, as we like to call him), and fans can't get enough of her newest bundle of joy.

Amber's co-stars have also been gushing about baby James.

In fact, even Portwood's biggest rivals appear to have offered an olive branch in honor of the latest addition to the Teen Mom OG  family ...


1. Amber Portwood and Son

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Amber Portwood has welcomed a son. Little James Andrew Glennon is her second child, and the first for the baby's father, Andrew Glennon.

2. Sweet Baby James!

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Amber obviously couldn't be happier about her new arrival. In pictures with little James, she's positively beaming.

3. Leah and James

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Leah tweeted this pic of her daughter, Leah, enjoying the company of her new little brother. "Big Sis and little James! She was so excited to meet her little brother!" Amber captioned the pic.

4. All the Support

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Obviously, Amber hasn't always been a fan favorite, but Teen Mom viewers have been outspoken in their love and support as she once again embarks down the path of motherhood.

5. The Name James, Though...

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Some have expressed hope that Amber will begin referring to her child in less formal fashion, but it seems she's sticking with "James." We see their point - it's a bit like meeting a baby girl named Karen - but it's her prerogative.

6. Back to the Positive

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But all that's just nit-picking. For the most part, fans have had nothing but kind words for the growing Portwood-Glennon clan. In fact, Amber has received praise from some very unlikely sources ...
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Tyler Baltierra: I Suffer From Bipolar Disorder

For much of the past two years, Catelynn Lowell's struggle with mental illness has been documented by Teen Mom OG camera crews.

Lowell has been commended for her bravery in being so honest about her difficulties, and many have heaped praise on her husband, Tyler Baltierra, for his endless support of his struggling wife.

Tyler Baltierra Is Mad

Now, Tyler is opening up about his own mental health issues, and like Catelynn, he's sharing details about his battle in hopes of diminishing damaging stigmas encouraging fans to seek help when they need it.

Baltierra revealed on Twitter this week that he's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

In a series of candid tweets, Tyler revealed that he initially planned to keep his diagnosis a secret, but was encouraged by his wife to go public with his struggle.

“Honestly, I wasn’t even planning on releasing that info, but once Cate mentioned about my recent diagnosis, I figured “what the hell!?" the 26-year-old tweeted.

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"Like why am I so against telling anyone!? It’s actually been a little easier to digest since I have been talking about it more,” he added.

Asked if he plans to seek a pharmaceutical solution, Baltierra reveals that he has not yet decided on a course of treatment:

“Well tbh it’s still so new to me," he wrote.

"So, I’ve been doing non-stop research on the diagnosis, the different remedies to combat symptoms, & how to better understand it. I did refuse medication, but only because I wanted to try all of the natural remedies first. It’s a journey,”

It seems the diagnosis did not come as a total shock to Tyler, who has long suspected he may suffer from a mental illness.

Tyler and Catelynn Post-Therapy

“He mentioned in the past that he thought that maybe he suffered from bipolar disorder, but he wasn’t sure,” a source explained to Radar Online.

“He’s talked about his mood going from super funny and goofy, which he’s known for, to his depressive phases. That was a red flag for him."

It's unclear if Tyler's mental illness will be addressed on future episodes of Teen Mom OG.

But for now, Baltierra is doing his fans a great service by opening up about his condition on social media.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on Tyler and Catelynn's road to greater mental health.

Catelynn Lowell Opens Up About Suicidal Thoughts In Shocking Interview

As expected, last night's Teen Mom OG reunion show was loaded with drama, much of it having to do with ongoing questions about Ryan Edwards' sobriety.

But while Ryan's situation may have dominated the tabloid headlines in recent weeks, he's certainly not the only member of the TMOG cast to grapple with personal demons this season.

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Catelyn Lowell checked into rehab three times over the course of the past year.

Unlike Ryan, however, her primary battle was not with substances but with mental illness.

Lowell opened up about experiencing suicidal thoughts prior to seeking treatment in November, and during her interview with Dr. Drew that aired last night, she revealed that her situation has improved dramatically in recent months.

“If I don’t go somewhere else today, I’m going to off myself and life would be 10 times better,” Catelynn said, recalling her lowest point.

“I could picture myself driving into an electrical pole off the road, praying it would kill me. But I wouldn’t do it because I had my kid in the backseat.”

Catelynn Lowell with Nova

These days, Catelynn says, her life is not without its struggles, but changes in her diagnosis (Lowell suffers from PTSD) and her medications have left her feeling that she's equipped to handle the ups and downs.

Lowell also says she's quit pot for good after being advised that the use of recreational drugs might have exacerbated her condition in the past.

For his part, Tyler said he still smokes occasionally but was quick to add that he never gets high in his wife's presence.

“I don’t smoke around her,” Tyler told Dr. Drew.

Lowell stated in several recent interviews that Tyler has been endlessly supportive throughout her recent struggles.

Catelynn Lowell, Tyler Baltierra on Instagram

The segment ended with more good news for the Baltierra clan, as Tyler's troubled father, Butch Baltierra, joined the proceedings via Skype and informed the audience that he's been sober ever since completing rehab back in November.

It was a bittersweet interview, with Lowell addressing the subject of her miscarriage and fighting tears while discussing the "emotional year" that threatened to tear her family apart.

But Catelynn and Tyler survived, in part thanks to their love for one another.

Yes, Ryan's recent bad behavior may make for more scandalous television, but thankfully TMOG viewers seem more interested in celebrating the casts' successes than in gawking at their misfortunes.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on Catelynn's courageous struggle.

Catelynn Lowell: Is She Traumatizing Her Daughter?!

If you keep up with Teen Mom, then you know that a whole lot of people have a whole lot of feelings about Catelynn Lowell these days.

And most of them are not good.

As we've been seeing in the past few episodes of the show, Catelynn began having some suicidal thoughts after suffering a miscarriage, and so she went off for six weeks of treatment at a facility in Arizona.

When she was done, she came home for a bit, then left for another six weeks of treatment at the same rehab.

A lot of people are having a hard time sympathizing with that last part.

On the season finale, we saw her return home to Tyler and their daughter, Nova, and lots of viewers thought she seemed a little distant even then.

Nova told her "thank you for coming back," and instead of comforting and reassuring her, Catelynn simply said "you're welcome" -- strike one.

According to several fans, it didn't look like she gave being at home a chance before telling Tyler that she was experiencing some anxiety again and that she needed to go back to treatment.

He tried to suggest outpatient treatment, and her treatment center itself suggested the same, but she assured them that she knew best, and that outpatient treatment wouldn't cut it -- strike two.

Then, instead of explaining all of this to Nova, she told her on the way to daycare that she wouldn't be picking her up that day.

Nova had a meltdown, begging Cate to let her stay home, and viewers assumed that was because she was terrified her mother would leave again -- strike three.

The baseball analogy stops working here though, because there are a few more strikes, one being when Catelynn seemed to get more emotional about leaving her dogs than she did about leaving her kid.

The big one was during Tyler's conversation about the whole thing with his sister. He told her that Catelynn's behavior was beginning to remind him of their father's -- you know, the father that did crack and spent much of Tyler's childhood in prison.

Tyler said that he told her that going back to inpatient treatment might be best for her, but trying to do therapy and staying at home would be best for Nova.

According to him, her response was "she'll manage."

So now Cate has gone from being the sweetheart of the show to nearly the most hated cast member, which is saying a lot when you think about the show's other cast members.

But in this new sneak peek from Monday night's reunion show, it looks like Catelynn's biggest critic is herself.

The clip begins with Catelynn crying to Dr. Drew. He asks if she's OK, and she says that she "will be in a second."

"I think I know what got you," he tells her -- it sounds like they were watching a clip from the season that made her cry.

He thinks it was something about Nova that got her upset, and she agrees, so he asks what is it about her daughter that made her cry.

"When I was in treatment," she explains, "I struggled with the fact of like ... you know, am I putting her through the same stuff my parents put me through, just traumatizing her, or ... yeah."

She starts crying again, and Dr. Drew tells her that they're different situations.

"I've learned that," she replies, "but it still scares me."

"Can I frame this for you?" Drew asks before telling her "The pain you're feeling is not your daughter's, it's yours."

Pretty heavy stuff, huh?

He explains to her that "I understand you're afraid it's hers, and that she of course has her own feelings about mommy being away, but the deep pain you're feeling is your pain, not hers."

Regardless of what you think about Catelynn's multiple trips to rehab, this is heartbreaking, right?

We know that her father moved across the country when she was young, and she was left with her mother who brought a series of terrible boyfriends home.

She's been open about how abusive some of those boyfriends have been -- she claimed that one even choked her when she was just 14.

On top of that, we've seen her mother be incredibly abusive to her, calling her names and letting Butch belittle her to the point where she felt the need to move away from them and into Tyler's home.

Catelynn's been through a whole, whole lot of terrible things, and while it's obviously hard on Nova to have her mom gone, the two situations just aren't remotely similar.

Watch the heartbreaking clip of Catelynn below:

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Catelynn Lowell Claps Back at Rehab-Shamers: You’re Ignorant!!

In the wake of being slammed for going back to rehab, Teen Mom OG star Catelynn Lowell is clapping back at her haters.

She's being mom-shamed, wife-shamed, and plain ol' shamed for "abandoning" her family. And she's clapping back.

Take a look at her strong words -- and at the hate to which she was responding.

Tyler and Catelynn Post-Therapy

Following the episode in which she explained the reason she was returning to rehab, Catelynn Lowell took to Twitter to put the haters on blast.

"All you ignorant people are the reason why mental health still has this huge stigma around it!"

The stigma surrounding mental health is devastating, though things are getting better as more and more people use social media to share what was once a private struggle.

She shares some hashtags that encourage people to learn more about mental health.

"#GetEducated #KeepTalkingMH"

She wishes that people wouldn't condemn her for going to rehab when they clearly do not know what they're talking about.

"You have NO clue unless you have been through it yourself."

In many ways, Catelynn feels exhasperated.

"Some of you people disgust me."

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She continues to correct the people who think that she was abandoning her family by going to rehab.

"I wasn't 'running away' from my problems I was FIXING them!"

Yep. Seeking medical help when you need it is the right thing to do.

"Working HARD & getting on the right medication."

Sometimes, that requires inpatient treatment.

"I wouldn't wish this crap on my worst enemy!"

Mental illness is a terrible burden. The only good thing about it is that more people are speaking openly about their struggles.

"But I guess I'll have haters no matter what! Just glad I got myself better and if ppl r mad then be mad I guess #KeepTalkingMH"

Having haters -- and ideally learning to accept them -- goes with the territory of being a reality star, unfortunately.

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Catelynn retweeted a few supportive tweets, including one that reads:

"I’ve done outpatient & inpatient treatment and sometimes outpatient just isn’t enough at that certain time! That’s nothing to be ashamed of. dont listen to the hate! I’ll never understand how you guys deal with so much bullshit from random people! You’re so strong!"

She also clapped back at a hater, who wrote:

"Us people? Smh"

Catelynn's own tweet responded:

"Yes the ones that are uneducated on mental illness. That's what ignorance is. People with uneducated opinions."

She's not wrong.


If you want to see what sorts of hate she's fighting back again, take a look at this small sampling of social media vitriol that fills her mentions:

"Lots of wives and mothers have to do this while still raising a family. Not everyone has the luxury of dumping their family and hopping on a plane to a rehab center to 'get their meds right'. They do that between raising a family and working a full time job."


"If she got a job, joined a gym & ate the right food that be half the battle for her! She’s too much time to sit around eating smoking and thinking. Get a life and live it! Get healthy for one that’s a start."


"You're not the only parent struggling with mental health issues. I am a single parent with mental health issues BUT, I still have to provide for my family and be there when my children need me. You are putting Nova in the same position your parents put you in, think about that."


"Wasn't she instructed to stay away from social media? She's a non-compliant patient which makes one wonder in what other areas of her life is she not following the process? Does she even *want* to get better?"


"You complain too much!!! Get over it. People have been through worst s--t then you and youre dragging s--t out thats 10+ yrs old. Woman up. Can't even cook for your man"

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These haters may be eager to slam Catelynn for making what was clearly a responsible choice for herself and for her loved ones.

But Tyler Baltierra is standing by his wife.

In response to her on-camera confession that she needed to return to rehab in order to truly recover, he said:

"I’m not ever leaving, I’m not going anywhere. Don’t think like that."

He reiterated that message on social media, writing:

"I love you more Babe! True love is boundless, limitless, & unconditional!"

Catelynn Lowell SLAMMED for Going Back to Rehab: Does She Deserve the Hate?

So something funny happened after the season finale of Teen Mom OG aired this week ...

Believe it or not, against all odds, Catelynn Lowell became the most hated cast member on the whole entire show.

Or, OK, maybe not the most hated, but if you follow online conversations about Teen Mom, you'll see that Cate has been getting a whole, whole lot of backlash for what happened during this week's show.

Does she deserve the criticism for returning to rehab shortly after checking out?

Let's investigate!

1. Treatment

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As we saw this season, Catelynn checked into rehab back in November after she began feeling suicidal. She had a miscarriage and it was very hard for her to handle, so she flew out to Arizona for approximately six weeks of treatment.

2. Doing Well?

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We didn't see any actual treatment, but we did see Tyler and Nova visit her, along with other family members. As time went on, she seemed happier and happier, and everyone had high hopes that she was doing well there.

3. Not So Fast

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But then she came home during the season finale. And we quickly saw that she wasn't doing as well as it seemed.

4. Sad, Sad, Sad

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She appeared to be disinterested in everything, which, you know, depression. But this time around, fans of the show weren't as forgiving with her behavior.

5. Poor Everyone

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We saw her snap at Nova as she was putting her down for a nap, and we saw Tyler bite his tongue about it -- he obviously wasn't comfortable with what was happening.

6. Exhausted

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Then when they went to go check out the renovations on the house they'd bought, she sat in the corner while Tyler did business. He bit his tongue again when she explained that she was exhausted, because he watched her sleep all night as he continued to deal with insomnia.
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Catelynn Lowell Addresses Haters: Mental Illness Does NOT Make Me a Bad Mom!

Over the course of the past 18 months, Catelynn Lowell has checked into rehab three times.

Sadly, she's taken a fair bit of flak from insensitive fans as a result of her struggles with mental illness.

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While it certainly wasn't her intention when she first decided to seek help, Catelynn has become a sort of spokesperson for young mothers struggling with mental health issues.

Most have applauded Lowell for her willingness to share her struggle with Teen Mom OG fans.

But as is always the case in 2018, haters have come out of the woodwork with the apparent goal of raining on Lowell's parade.

Fortunately, Cate has no patience for their trash-talk:

“You’re not the only parent struggling with mental health issues," a Twitter user wrote this week.

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"I am a single parent with mental health issues BUT, I still have to provide for my family and be there when my children need me.”

Catelynn was quick to clap back by pointing out that in seeking treatment, she was doing what was best for her family:

“I wasn’t ‘running away from my problems. I was FIXING them! Working HARD & getting on the right medication,” she tweeted.

“I wouldn’t wish this crap on my worst enemy! But I guess I’ll have haters no matter what! Just glad I got myself better and if ppl r mad then be mad I guess.”  

Catelynn further confirmed that her health is on the upswing these days by posting the photo below on Instagram:

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“I love you so much!!!" she captioned the pic, in apparent tribute to her husband, Tyler Baltierra.

"And for all you haters vows say —in SICKNESS and in health . . . remember that . . . Because this man has done that for me beyond what could imagine.”

We're sure Catelyn understands the frustrations of moms who are struggling but can't afford in-patient treatment.

But at the end of the day, she's making no apologies for taking steps to ensure her own health and the happiness of her husband and daughter.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more of Catelynn's courageous struggle.

Catelynn Lowell Reveals the Real Reason She Checked Into Rehab

On Twitter, Catelynn Lowell has been celebrating her sobriety. She says that she's been sober for months, now.

But on Teen Mom OG, which is filmed earlier, she's still in the process of explaining to her husband why she needs to go to rehab in the first place.

She lays out those reasons very clearly.

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On Monday's episode of Teen Mom OG, Catelynn Lowell explained to her husband, Tyler Baltierra, exactly why she had to return to rehab.

"It’s nothing to do with you, Tyler. It’s my inner child s--t. I’m telling you right now, it’s nothing to do with what you do."

Of course it isn't his fault, but it's sad that her childhood is still plaguing her as an adult. That is far too common.

And she cites some specific traumas that continue to haunt her.

"It’s me being a f--king 12-year-old and my dad leaving or me being, like, 8 and my mom drinking all the time and not being there."

That is just heartbreaking.

"It’s my own s--t. It’s just coming out when things go on in life."

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Catelynn continues, saying:

"That’s how trauma works."

She's exactly right.

And she did a better and more succinct job of explaining how trauma in childhood can contribute to things like alcohol abuse as an adult than plenty of experts.

She then went on to assure husband Tyler Baltierra that, of course, her entering rehab did not reflect on him.

"It’s nothing to do with you, you’re awesome. You’re supportive."

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After Catelynn Lowell tweeted her support for fellow Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, someone on Twitter nastily chose to characterize the two of them as "drug addicts."

Catelynn's response was positively classy, as she wrote:

"We're not drug addicts but whatever helps you sleep at night."

She went on to celebrate her enduring sobriety, responding to a much more polite fan's question by writing:

"Been sober for going on 5 months."

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One fan -- very politely -- asked for clarification, wanting to know if Catelynn was using the term "sober" under the strictest terms or if she meant from all mind-altering substances.

Catelynn clarified that she had even quit using marijuana.

Though marijuana is widely regarded to be safe by the medical community, it can sometimes be used as a "crutch" to avoid processing emotions.

Some find that long-term use can exacerbate whatever issues they were trying to avoid.

Unfortunately, sometimes people find that they have to face their problems instead of self-medicating for them.

Catelynn found that she'd seen an improvement once she'd cut off all substances that let her distance herself from her own thoughts.

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Can we just acknowledge for a moment that it is deeply refreshing to hear someone explain trauma and its long-term effects and the role that it plays in addiction?

Most people are accustomed to hearing that spelled out in wildly clinical terms. 

We have to wonder how many viewers sat there are listened to Catelynn talk and faced sudden realizations about what had led to their own behaviors.

Watch Teen Mom online if you want to continue to keep up with Catelynn's struggle.

Teen Mom OG Recap: One Life to Live

Last night on Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 18, the season finale, Maci Bookout learned that her ex, Ryan Edwards, is expecting.

She discovered this only through their son Bentley, however, and that wasn't even the biggest Edwards bombshell to come.

If you watch Teen Mom OG online, you know that Ryan and his new wife Mackenzie have been up against it from the beginning.

With the news that Mackenzie Standifer is pregnant came joy, but obvious trepidation among fans concerned for his well being.

Ryan, after all, has a serious drug problem.

Obviously, with this in mind, Maci wasn’t too thrilled about the news, given his addiction history and performance as a dad so far.

Bookout told her mother that not her problem and it’s Ryan’s issue to deal with. Maybe so, but it's now Mackenzie's as well ...

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Ryan allegedly fell asleep on their way home from somewhere, bringing back memories of driving high to their wedding last year.

Once they got home, Edwards said he was sick of Mackenzie always bothering him. Then he threw out a ridiculous suggestion:

That they “separate for none months” until she gives birth to their baby, because her recent “behavior” is due to her pregnancy.

You can't make this stuff up, people.

It remains to be seen if they went through with this, but reports indicate that pregnant Mackenzie dumped Ryan after his arrest ...

Meanwhile, Catelynn Lowell came home from rehab only to decide just a few days later that she wasn't ready and needed to go back.

The poor girl is struggling so much.

Specifically, she did not trust herself handling her medications, and felt she had to be in a treatment facility for suicidal thoughts.

Suffering from severe anxiety, she was adamant about returning to Arizona, rather than seeking outpatient help in Michigan.

Tyler Baltierra was a bit puzzled by her decision, along with her assertion that her young daughter “can manage” with her gone.

Tyler did not care for that comment.

For now, he's supporting her and doing the best he can to help her hold the family together. But that is an increasingly big task.

In Indiana, Amber Portwood continued to struggle with co-parenting after Leah made plans with a friend during "her" weekend.

At the same time, Andrew Glennon accepted a producing job in California - for two months, not long after their baby's delivery.

Amber seemed happy for him, which came as a bit of a surprise, and even hinted at a move to the Golden State in the future.

Catelynn Lowell: I’m Finally Sober!

Catelynn Lowell has made no secret of her struggles with mental illness and addiction in recent years.

While critics have called Catelynn a drug addict and attempted to stigmatize her battle with PTSD, the Teen Mom OG star has continued to serve as a reminder that those who face their demons should be applauded, not condemned.

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No doubt many young moms in Lowell's position would to great lengths to hide their diagnoses for fear of public judgment.

But Cate has remained refreshingly candid every step of the way and has no doubt earned quite a few new fans in the process.

As The Ashley's Reality Roundup points out, Catelynn made a major revelation about her sobriety over the weekend after a fan accused her of being an addict.

“Been sober for five months,” Lowell tweeted.

Cate has stated in the past that her main addiction was to marijuana, and she says she now takes great pride in the fact that she hasn't smoked in several months.

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While marijuana is not the first substance that springs to mind when one thinks of a drug dependency, Catelynn's course of treatment required her to free herself from all chemicals that she had been using as psychological crutches.

Lowell says that during her first stint in rehab, she became aware that she's more dependent on pot than she had previously realized.

“She detoxed from marijuana while in treatment in which she admittedly used as a crutch for her anxiety,” an insider reportedly told Radar in January.

“She’s sober from alcohol too.”

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Lowell made a previous attempt to quit smoking, but her mother-in-law Kim famously called her out in a 2016 episode of TMOG.

That same year, Catelynn was shown smoking pot while driving, which caused many fans to criticize her on social media.

Cate says she spent several years under the impression that marijuana was helping to reduce her anxiety and depression but now realizes it was simply making her emotional state even worse.

Now it seems quitting weed is another step in a long process that recently involved some major changes in her medication regimen:

"I feel way better,” Cate recently said on Kail Lowry‘s Coffee Convos podcast.

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“I did a whole med switch and genetic testing. 

"I found out that the medication I was on for five years doesn’t even work for me," she added.

"They put me on different medications and they seem to be working really well. It all stems from the trauma of my past so I’m going to have to keep digging into that.”

We wish Ms. Lowell all the best in her continued journey toward greater mental health.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more of Cate's courageous struggle.