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Tyler Baltierra: Catelynn Lowell’s Mental Illness is Not My Fault!

Hasn't Tyler Baltierra been through enough lately?

In case you haven't been keeping score, he really, really has.

Tyler and Catelynn Post-Therapy

Things have been ridiculously rough for the past couple of months, as we've been seeing on Teen Mom OG and as he and Catelynn Lowell have been revealing on social media.

Last fall, he and Cate began trying for another baby, and she quickly became pregnant, but as we'll see in next week's episode, she had a miscarriage not long after they began announcing the good news to family.

We don't know the exact timeline yet -- we assume it'll all become more clear as the season goes on -- but it's easy to imagine that the miscarriage led to her worsening depression.

In November, she made a statement about how she'd been thinking of various ways to kill herself, and afterwards she checked into a treatment center.

Tyler was extremely supportive of her decision, but just before all this happened, he sent his father, Butch, off to rehab for his lifelong struggles with addiction.

Tyler Baltierra Selfie

So all during that time, he was concerned about his father and his wife, he was dealing with all the emotions from the miscarriage, and he was also taking care of his and Cate's daughter, Nova, by himself.

It can't be easy for him right now.

And unfortunately it looks like some people are going out of their way to make things even harder.

OK, so Jenelle did an interview on a podcast last weekend with some people named Vince and Noel -- this is the interview in which she admitted to doing drugs during her last pregnancy.

We're not sure if they talked about Catelynn and Tyler during the podcast, but it looks like Noel made this post on Facebook last month:

Catelynn depression joke

As you can see, she's making light of Cate's depression, which simply is not cool, especially not now that Cate is having such a hard time with it.

Earlier this week, Tyler saw the screenshots of the post and tweeted them, writing that "This is the most ignorant, vile & insensitive thing I have ever seen. To mock my wife's suicidal ideation & depression is just sickening to the core!"

He tagged Noel and the other people involved in the podcast and told them that "you're part of the reason Mental Health has the stigma that it does."

She defended herself by saying that she has depression herself, and that she uses that kind of humor to deal with it, which kind of makes sense.

But still, she doesn't know Catelynn, and she was joking about her on social media. It's understandable why Tyler was so upset.

After Tyler's tweet, he and Noel had an exchange, and it seems like she deleted some of her tweets. Here's a screenshot of part of one:

Noel tweet

So that part where she wrote "Do you want to take responsibility for Cait's mental health?", that's the part we're going to talk about now.

She attached a shot of Tyler's infamous comments about not wanting a "heifer for a wife," which, yes, was obviously not his greatest moment.

And he responded with a lengthy statement of his own.

"I take full responsibility for what I say," he began. "This conversation was constructively edited to appear more insensitive than it actually was. We have addressed this many times before, but I will explain it once again."

Tyler statement

Tyler said that during that conversation, Catelynn told him that "she doesn't desire a 'muscle headed tool' because that's not attractive to her & I responded."

"We started a diet together," he continued, "and asked to hold each other accountable to our commitments. We have been together for 12 years, so there isn't too much we won't say to each other."

"Yes, I can be abrasive with my delivery. Yes, I can be ignorant with how my delivery impacts other people. Yes, I make mistakes. But I own up to them."

But still, Tyler said, "to state that I am the cause of her mental health struggles is yet again, another very ignorant opinion."

"Her mental health struggles derive from the chaotic and unstable upbringing we both endured. We are both actively working on those struggles."

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

He finished by telling Noel that he understands she's getting a lot of hate for her comments, "but attempting to play 'tit for tat' & scorekeeper with me is quite a pathetic approach to justify your insensitivity."

It's a pretty great statement, right?

And he's definitely right -- for anyone to try to say it's his fault that Catelynn has depression is just completely ignorant and hurtful.

Good on him for standing up for himself, and for explaining that perhaps we don't know the ins and outs of his marriage or Catelynn's complex mental health problems.

It's just sad that some people need that explanation.

Teen Mom OG Recap: Ryan Edwards Gets Married! Again!

On Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 12, a couple prepared to tie the knot, but that wasn't the only notable event on the MTV hit.

Not by a long shot.

Would Farrah's latest altercation with producers spell the end of her time on the show on Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 12?

Would Tyler man up and get his father into rehab? Would Amber be able to handle the bombshell she had to drop on Leah?

If you watch Teen Mom OG online, you recall that Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Standifer’s first wedding day was ... unusual.

They married in a parking lot with only his parents on hand, with Ryan having driven there high as a kite no less. On camera.

Obviously, they still have plenty of issues and obstacles to overcome, but this time, at least there was no wedding controversy.

Ryan Edwards and Mackenzie Wedding Photo

Fans may be a little upset, though, by the fact that before the ceremony, Ryan Edwards was seen drinking with his groomsmen.

Harmless? Perhaps, but for a man with obvious addiction issues, it's sure to raise red flags with some viewers, for good reason.

Asked about his wedding vows, Ryan told his friends, “I don’t care, it’s not like it’s got to be perfect.” They were pretty close.

“I promise to always love you, be your best friend, I promise to be faithful and always be there for you,” he told Mackenzie.

Standifer had a prepared speech. Slightly awkward.

Ryan at His Wedding

Later, Ryan admitted to his wife that he’s drunk; Edwards and Standifer proceeded to take shots and talk about their financial situation.

Ryan's father then gave a speech that made him cry.

That was pretty emotional, as was the scene last night were Tyler Baltierra’s long-troubled father, Butch, finally enters rehab.

Butch cried when he learned that his son had come up with the exorbitant amount of money to cover the treatment, in full.

At the rehab center, one of the administrators says to Tyler that it’s probably been a long time since he’s really met his dad.

“I don’t think I’ve ever met him,” he responds.

Tyler Baltierra Selfie

For his part, Butch confessed that he's done “a lot” of cocaine and crack in life and was on drugs as recently as “3-4 days ago.”

Terrifying. Speaking of family drama, Farrah Abraham put her differences with her mother aside to celebrate Debra‘s birthday.

At least she tried. Could it possibly last?

Deb pleads for Farrah to attend her wedding, which Sophia finally decides she's allowed to, so that's a step in the right direction.

However, after Abraham's “vaginal rejuvenation” (seriously), Deb was left waiting in the car for a half hour as Farrah got ready.

Farrah Abraham Gets Sexy

When she finally got in the car, Farrah proceeded to freak the f--k out on a producer for reasons that weren't entirely clear.

While Farrah's insane treatment of producers has been well documented, it's never not amazing to watch it play out on TV.

“If you can’t get along with anyone or try to or get in my way of how I live my f--king life," she says, "then do not work with me."

"F--k you and your excuses.”

Farrah Abraham, ladies and gentlemen. Never a dull moment or an episode that passes without a complete meltdown.

Catelynn Lowell Update: How is She Doing in Rehab?

Catelynn Lowell has been back in rehab for about a month now -- and good for her, right?

If you've been keeping up with this whole sad story, you know that she's currently on her second rehab stay in the past three months, and her third in the past two years.

Catelynn Lowell with Pink Hair

The first time she went to a treatment center, back in 2016, the issue was a pretty severe case of postpartum depression she'd been dealing with since giving birth to her daughter a year before.

The second time was in November, when she checked into the same treatment center after admitting that she'd been struggling with some suicidal thoughts.

She did check out early that time because she reportedly felt guilty at the prospect of being away from her little girl for the holidays.

But thankfully, she quickly realized that her mental health was more important than Christmas, and also that she simply wasn't ready to be home yet.

So she went back, completed her six weeks of treatment, then went back home.

Cate Lowell Picture

Then just a few weeks later, Catelynn made the tough decision to go back again for another six weeks, this time to work through some of her childhood trauma.

She also said she needed to get some issues with her medications sorted out.

Unlike last time, she's been silent on social media, which is definitely for the best.

During her last stay, she was on Twitter a bit, even taking the time to make fun of Farrah Abraham, which didn't seem like the best way for her to spend her time there.

While it's good that she's focusing so hard on her issues, we'd be lying if we said we weren't wondering about how she's been doing.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

But don't worry -- Tyler's got us covered!

Last weekend, Tyler said that he and Nova would be away all week at Catelynn's facility, doing family therapy together -- or at least he would be involved with the therapy, it wasn't clear what exactly Nova would be getting into.

He predicted that it would be a tough week for everyone, and it's easy to understand why.

But no matter how tough things were, Tyler's love for Catelynn is just as strong as ever.

In one of his customary sappy, sweet Instagram posts, he shared this adorable photo of himself with Cate, and in the caption, he wrote that "Seeing this gorgeous woman & all the work she has done has given me such hope, a feeling of peace, and unconditional love that is hard to explain with words."

Tyler and Catelynn Post-Therapy

"It was a very emotionally intense Family Week Program, but I know that our love & commitment towards each other will persevere through anything this life throws our way."

"I'm so proud of you Babe," he added, "and I can't wait until you finally come home so I can just hug you & hold you for as long as I want."

"You are worthy...You are strong...You are beautiful...You are loved! Thank you for not giving up on your life."

He also threw in hashtags like "my babe," "my wife," and "soulmate," just in case your heart wasn't touched enough already.

A little while later, Tyler shared a couple more photos, this time explaining that "Marriage & relationships aren't always sunshine & rainbows."

Catelynn and Tyler Make Faces

"I believe love begins as a feeling, but evolves into a choice. A choice to sacrifice for that person, a choice of dedicated commitment to one another & understanding the selfless acts that are required from both to maintain serenity."

How darling is that?

Cate shared one of the photos too, and she captioned hers "SO HAPPY I got to see you today!!! Until next time my love!"

It's not much to go on, but she does sound happy, and in the photos she actually looks pretty radiant.

Here's hoping that she's getting the help she needs, and that soon she'll be able to go home, happier and healthier than ever!

Teen Mom OG Recap: Insane in the Brain

Monday on Teen Mom OG, Amber and Andrew got into a major tiff, while Farrah and her mom continued to butt heads over Deb's wedding.

Also, Catelynn confirmed she was pregnant again, but not everybody reacted to the seemingly joyous news how you might expect.

When Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 10 got underway, Amber finally announced her baby news to her friends and family members.

If you watch Teen Mom OG online, you know that there's always more drama ahead, though, and Andrew Glennon delivered.

Amber disagreed with his “hippie” suggestion that they wait to find out the gender of their child, and an explosive argument followed.

Not surprisingly, Amber won out in the end.

The family then celebrated Halloween with her daughter, Leah, along with Leah's father Gary Shirley, and his wife, Kristina Anderson.

Gary Shirley on Teen Mom OG

The haunted hayride looked fun, but things turned a little more serious (and awkward) when Gary expressed his concern for Amber.

Regarding her pregnancy, he even took a dig at her and the timeline of her latest romance, saying, “hopefully it’s not Matt's!"

Hopefully not, indeed. Kristina weighed in that “I think there was a break between Matt and Andrew, I think, I don’t know!”

None of us really do.

Indeed, fans have speculated that Amber’s baby could possibly be Matt’s, but there's nothing to suggest that rumor is true.

Ryan Edwards of Teen Mom

Down in the Volunteer State, Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards were still trying to figure out a custody agreement, and butting heads.

Since he has yet to take a drug test - her requirement for him to see Bentley more often - there's still an impasse in that regard.

Just the same, Maci and Ryan kept up their tradition of taking Bentley trick-or-treating together with his grandparents, Jen and Larry.

At least that was the plan.

When Maci changed the time, Ryan, Mackenzie Standifer, and her son, Hudson, were not able to join the festivities. Ryan was pissed.

Mackenzie Edwards on Teen Mom Reunion

Ryan alleged that Maci intentionally wanted to sabotage the plans and exclude him, though Maci claimed this was not the case.

Separately, she told husband Taylor McKinney that she didn’t know anything about Ryan and Mackenzie’s scheduling issues.

Either way, another day, another drama.

On a bittersweet note, considering what we know has happened since this was filmed, Catelynn Lowell was celebrating her pregnancy.

At the same time, she and Tyler Baltierra were dealing with the emotionally heavy subject of sending his father Butch back to rehab.

Tyler Baltierra and Nova

Fortunately for Butch, this time it was voluntary, not court-ordered; Cate and Tyler were also behind him 100% - and $48,000 worth.

That's a lot of confidence in his ability to take it seriously, but it seemed like he was, even if he was feeling anxious about the process.

We wish him the best.

As for Cate, we know she miscarried, and that Lowell is in rehab again as well as part of her ongoing battle with mental health problems.

Finally, Farrah Abraham heard from none other than Jenelle Evans of Teen Mom 2 fame, who reached out to her about Deb's wedding.

Farrah Abraham Cries on Teen Mom OG

What does Jenelle have to do with it?

Apparently, Evans' ex-husband, Courtland Rogers, was invited to Farrah's mother's upcoming nuptials ... which makes literally no sense.

Farrah, naturally, was confused, and did the logical thing - calling up Debbo on FaceTime and putting her on blast over this move.

Despite the verbal reprimand, Debra decided to stand by her decision about Courtland being invited, which still makes no sense, but hey:

Very little about Farrah's world does.

Teen Mom OG Recap: Insane in the Brain

Monday on Teen Mom OG, Amber and Andrew got into a major tiff, while Farrah and her mom continued to butt heads over Deb's wedding.

Also, Catelynn confirmed she was pregnant again, but not everybody reacted to the seemingly joyous news how you might expect.

When Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 10 got underway, Amber finally announced her baby news to her friends and family members.

If you watch Teen Mom OG online, you know that there's always more drama ahead, though, and Andrew Glennon delivered.

Amber disagreed with his “hippie” suggestion that they wait to find out the gender of their child, and an explosive argument followed.

Not surprisingly, Amber won out in the end.

The family then celebrated Halloween with her daughter, Leah, along with Leah's father Gary Shirley, and his wife, Kristina Anderson.

Gary Shirley on Teen Mom OG

The haunted hayride looked fun, but things turned a little more serious (and awkward) when Gary expressed his concern for Amber.

Regarding her pregnancy, he even took a dig at her and the timeline of her latest romance, saying, “hopefully it’s not Matt's!"

Hopefully not, indeed. Kristina weighed in that “I think there was a break between Matt and Andrew, I think, I don’t know!”

None of us really do.

Indeed, fans have speculated that Amber’s baby could possibly be Matt’s, but there's nothing to suggest that rumor is true.

Ryan Edwards of Teen Mom

Down in the Volunteer State, Maci Bookout and Ryan Edwards were still trying to figure out a custody agreement, and butting heads.

Since he has yet to take a drug test - her requirement for him to see Bentley more often - there's still an impasse in that regard.

Just the same, Maci and Ryan kept up their tradition of taking Bentley trick-or-treating together with his grandparents, Jen and Larry.

At least that was the plan.

When Maci changed the time, Ryan, Mackenzie Standifer, and her son, Hudson, were not able to join the festivities. Ryan was pissed.

Mackenzie Edwards on Teen Mom Reunion

Ryan alleged that Maci intentionally wanted to sabotage the plans and exclude him, though Maci claimed this was not the case.

Separately, she told husband Taylor McKinney that she didn’t know anything about Ryan and Mackenzie’s scheduling issues.

Either way, another day, another drama.

On a bittersweet note, considering what we know has happened since this was filmed, Catelynn Lowell was celebrating her pregnancy.

At the same time, she and Tyler Baltierra were dealing with the emotionally heavy subject of sending his father Butch back to rehab.

Tyler Baltierra and Nova

Fortunately for Butch, this time it was voluntary, not court-ordered; Cate and Tyler were also behind him 100% - and $48,000 worth.

That's a lot of confidence in his ability to take it seriously, but it seemed like he was, even if he was feeling anxious about the process.

We wish him the best.

As for Cate, we know she miscarried, and that Lowell is in rehab again as well as part of her ongoing battle with mental health problems.

Finally, Farrah Abraham heard from none other than Jenelle Evans of Teen Mom 2 fame, who reached out to her about Deb's wedding.

Farrah Abraham Cries on Teen Mom OG

What does Jenelle have to do with it?

Apparently, Evans' ex-husband, Courtland Rogers, was invited to Farrah's mother's upcoming nuptials ... which makes literally no sense.

Farrah, naturally, was confused, and did the logical thing - calling up Debbo on FaceTime and putting her on blast over this move.

Despite the verbal reprimand, Debra decided to stand by her decision about Courtland being invited, which still makes no sense, but hey:

Very little about Farrah's world does.

Tyler Baltierra: On the Verge of a Breakdown Himself?!

If you keep up with all the latest Teen Mom gossip, then you know that things have been rough for our favorite middle school sweethearts.

And they've been tough for a good while now, too.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

In November, Catelynn Lowell revealed that she'd been suffering from suicidal thoughts, and that she'd be checking into a treatment center in Arizona to get help.

She checked herself out early before Christmas because she reportedly felt guilty for being away from her family for the holidays, but it didn't last -- she returned pretty much immediately after leaving.

In late December, she finished her treatment and returned home, but just a few weeks later, she returned for another six weeks of therapy.

She's been there about four weeks so far, and there's been no definite word on when she'll come home this time.

It's absolutely heartbreaking to know that Catelynn is going through such a hard time, but as the weeks go on, it's becoming clear that Tyler doesn't exactly have it easy himself.

Tyler Baltierra Selfie

He's been staying in Michigan with their daughter, Nova, and running their clothing business on his own while Catelynn gets the help she needs, and it really seems like he's running himself ragged.

Last month, he tweeted "I just don't know if I can do this anymore," and the next day he revealed that he was getting therapy, too.

"I'm doing a little self care today, you know what I mean?" he explained. "Sometimes you gotta put yourself ahead of other people sometimes in life."

Since then, he's posted a few videos that show how much he's struggling, including one in which he openly cried about his situation.

And sadly, it looks like things still aren't getting better for him.

Tyler and Catelynn Pic

In a series of videos he shared on Snapchat over the weekend, Tyler gave a little rundown of his plans for the day, and it was obvious that he was struggling.

"So I literally got to get all these Tierra Reign orders in the poly mailers and then I got to take them to the post office before they close," he said.

"And then I have to finish this laundry and then I have to pack our bags for a week -- my bag and Nova's bag."

He has to pack the bags, he says, because "I'm off to Arizona for Cate's family week program at her facility."

"It's going to be a super, super long emotional week and a pretty long day," he explained. "Yippee."

Tyler Baltierra pic

He added that "I literally have all those things to do and I just don't have the energy for it but I have to do it because if I don't do it, it won't get done, like usual. What's new?"

It sounds like Tyler is really and truly exhausted from dealing with all of this, right?

He's had this certain tone lately that makes it seem like he's a little bit resentful of Catelynn for being away for so long, which is understandable, but also pretty upsetting.

Unfortunately for Tyler, things may be upsetting for the foreseeable future.

According to a report from Us Weekly, Catelynn is set to leave rehab at the end of this month, but the reunion special for this season of Teen Mom OG is filming in the first weekend of March.

Catelynn Lowell Tyler Baltierra selfie

"The reunions are always extremely emotional and grueling," the source says, and for that reason, Catelynn might skip it altogether.

"Catelynn's appearance is still very much up in the air and will be determined much closer to the date, even as late as the day before," the source explains.

"Her treatment team will decide if she should go."

If she didn't end up going, that's definitely fair, and it makes total sense -- she's obviously going through a lot right now, and she doesn't need to risk her wellbeing for some reality show nonsense.

But if she doesn't, we'd have to imagine that Tyler will have to show up in her place so that the Baltierras are represented.

And really, he has enough on his plate already.

Tyler Baltierra: Cheating Allegations Resurface Following Tearful Confession

Last night, Tyler Baltierra posted an Instagram video that's earned him a good deal of praise from Teen Mom OG fans.

In the clip, Tyler comes clean about struggling with mental illness and admits that he's going through a challenging time.

Baltierra doesn't go into much detail with regard to the nature of his difficulties, and now, some Teen Mom OG fans believe there's good reason for that.

Ever since Catelynn Lowell checked into rehab to be treated for her own mental health issues, rumors that Tyler is cheating on his wife have been spreading like wildfire on social media.

For reasons that aren't entirely clear, many TMOG obsessives believe that last night's tearful message is a prelude to a cheating confession.

A source tells Radar Online that Tyler is well aware of the infidelity rumors and he's "really upset" and "pissed" that fans are making a hard time for his family that much more difficult.

Tyler Baltierra Selfie

"He said ever since Cate has been in rehab, the rumors have started because he's out doing things on his own, and people don't seem to like that," the source tells Radar.

"He said, 'It's like everyone wants me to sit on my ass depressed until she comes home. I have to work on myself too. I have things to get done, for us.'"

According to the insider, a frustrated Baltierra added:

"It's okay for me to have a life. I can't even go to a damn concert and say hi to people without cheating accusations. It's stupid."

The source continues:

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

"It's been hard on him. He misses her. He's just not used to this scrutiny."

Catelynn checked into rehab back in November after revealing to her Twitter followers that she'd been struggling with suicidal impulses.

On January 17, she checked back into treatment and has remained there in the weeks since.

Those who know Baltierra best say that while the separation has been hard on him, he would never cheat on Catelynn.

Now if only he could convince his fans of that.

Watch Teen Mom OG online to relive the difficult path the Baltierras have traveled together.

Tyler Baltierra Reveals Mental Health Struggles In Heartfelt Message

It's been a difficult year for Teen Mom OG stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra.

Back in November, Catelynn checked into rehab to receive treatment for trauma and other emotional issues.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

She revealed to fans that she had been coping with thoughts of suicide, and she went public with her struggle in hopes of removing the stigma surrounding mental illness and encouraging others to seek help.

Now, Catelynn's husband, Tyler Baltierra, is following her lead by opening up about his own struggles with depression and anxiety.

In a heartfelt Instagram video posted last night, Baltierra revealed that he was experiencing a "bad day" and hoped 

"Sometimes, you just don't even really know what to say to your children. I don't ever cry in front of [my daughter] Nova or anything. I don't want her to feel any of that," he explained in the video message.

"You have good days, and then you have bad days. And today is just a bad day."

Tyler explained that he had doubts about sharing the video with his 2.2 million followers, but decided that he couldn't pass up the opportunity to offer help and support to his fans.

"But, I know I'm not the only one feeling like this. So if you're in that same boat as me, just hang in there and you're not alone and talk to somebody," he said at one point.

He further explained that he was posting about his own issues not to seek help, but to assure others that they're not alone in struggling:

"I'm posting this because I think it's important for people to not feel alone in their struggles. We're humans, we're allowed to have bad days, hard times & weak moments," Tyler shared.

"Don't be ashamed of what makes us humans special. You're loved. You're worthy."  

Tyler Baltierra Selfie

Tyler went on to say that he doesn't expect all of his fans to understand his illness, but feels that if even one person is helped his efforts have been worthwhile:

"If I can at least connect with one person through this & let them know that they aren't alone in their struggles. It will make being vulnerable worth it #KeepFighting #KeepTalkingMH," he wrote on IG.

The hashtag refers to the social media effort to get young people talking about mental health in a therapeutic fashion.

As reality stars, Tyler and Catelynn will always face questions about whether they've truly earned their level of influence.

But no one can deny that they're using their platform to try and make the world a better place.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more from the fan favorite couple.

Tyler Baltierra: Catelynn Lowell Is Ruining My Diet!

Back in December, Catelynn Lowell left rehab after six weeks of intensive treatment for trauma and other emotional issues

Shortly thereafter, Lowell checked back in after apparently deciding she wasn't ready to return to her often hectic life.

Tyler and Catelynn Pic

It's been reported that Catelynn recently suffered a miscarriage and has been struggling to cope with the crushing loss. 

That still hasn't been confirmed by the Baltierras, but whatever the case, we know that Lowell is prioritizing her mental and physical health these days after going through a very difficult time.

The recovery process has reportedly required Catelynn to make some major changes to her diet.

Sources say she's excited about the prospect of turning a corner with regard to her health.

And one person who's reportedly very happy about Catelynn's new commitment to nutrition and weight loss is her husband, Tyler Baltierra.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

As you may remember, Tyler was accused of fat-shaming Catelynn after he made some brutal comments about her weight on an episode of Teen Mom OG.

“That’s a big-ass quesadilla, it has a lot of chicken,” Baltierra said while Lowell was eating.

“It’s your body, you could do what you want. Obviously I don’t want no heifer for a wife!”

He later added:

“Would you want to be married to some big heifer?”

Sadly, it seems these days, he's not being much more supportive.

Tyler Baltierra Selfie

Balterra has lost some weight in recent weeks, and he recently revealed that he did so despite - not because of - Catelynn.

Recently a Twitter follower asked Tyler if he's concerned that losing weight so rapidly might cause Catelynn to feel insecure and exacerbate her depression.

He basically responded that he couldn't care less:

“The only one responsible for managing Cate’s emotions… is Cate. I have goals too that I refuse to put on the back burner," Tyler tweeted.

Shortly thereafter, he accused her of sabotaging his diet:

“When I started my health kick Cate didn’t want to join me and kept ordering pizza and I had to eat my salad while staring at the beauty of that perfect looking, cheesy pepperoni greatness!” Baltierra tweeted.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more classy behavior from Tyler.

Catelynn Lowell: Struggling to Cope with Miscarriage in Public Eye

Reports that Catelynn Lowell suffered a miscarriage are heartbreaking.

The Teen Mom OG star has reportedly sought guidance from rehab, but fans are now for the first time seeing her joy upon learning that she's pregnant on the show itself.

Quite the contrast from her current grim reality.

Cate Lowell Picture

A new report reveals how Catelynn is coping ... and that MTV's crew has been instructed to walk on eggshells around her in this trying time.

On the most recent episode of Teen Mom OG, Catelynn Lowell revealed that she was pregnant.

She shared the news with Tyler Baltierra by putting Nova in a shirt that read "I'm going to be a big sister!"

Kind of a weird way for Tyler to find out what was, at the time, good news. But a cute reveal nonetheless.

Unfortunately, we already know that Catelynn Lowell suffered a miscarriage.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

That's one of the pitfalls of reality television being filmed months in advance -- you see sad life events coming in the distance like an oncoming train, but you can't get off of the tracks.

Catelynn has reportedly not taken this well.

Everyone grieves differently. Everyone processes negative emotions differently.

And no two people have the exact same response to the very personal tragedy of a miscarriage.

Considering the childhood trauma that Catelynn has endured, it's very understandable that she faces additional challenges when it comes to grief and loss.

Tyler and Catelynn Lowell

Grappling with suicidal thoughts, Catelynn Lowell checked herself into rehab for her own safety and well-being.

As a reality star, Catelynn has to relive her suffering as her story unfolds for fans and viewers on Teen Mom OG.

But there is still so much that fans don't know. Obviously, many -- though not all -- know better than to directly ask Catelynn about her alleged miscarriage and about details of her stint in rehab.

Keep in mind that a lot of this is unconfirmed, but based upon reports of what people who work on the show were told.

Still, the story adds up.

Catelynn Lowell with Pink Hair

The pregnancy reports (now confirmed on the show), the confession of suicidal ideation, the rehab reports.

This is all so sad.

HollywoodLife reports on how Catelynn Lowell is coping and on the Teen Mom OG star's current state of mind:

"Catelynn is not ready for any of this to be public right now so it’s complicated."

Yes, it certainly is.

"It’s such a delicate subject there’s a lot of mystery around what exactly happened and the crew has been told not to ask her about it and not to mention it to anyone so there is a lot of unknowns."

Catelynn Lowell at MTV VMAs

True. It's good that the crew has been instructed to be sensitive at this time, but there has to be some unspoken awkwardness on set. Or so we imagine.

"Obviously Catelynn is having a very hard time coping right now so the priority is just getting her stable again."

Absolutely. We all want to know, but Catelynn's health and well-being come first.

Still, the source ends on a positive note.

"It’s a dark time, but she’s a fighter and she’ll make it through."

Considering all that Catelynn has already been through, we're inclined to agree.

Catelynn may have filmed rehab footage for Teen Mom OG. If so, we'll all get front-row seats to an early and crucial stage of her recovery.

But grief and mourning aren't something that you can complete during a stint at an Arizona facility.

Regardless of what makes it on camera, we expect that Catelynn will share her story with fans when she's good and ready.

Teen Mom OG Recap: Stay Fertile My Friends

This week on Teen Mom OG, one cast member shocked her whole family when she reveals that she is pregnant once again.

Meanwhile, another who hoped to follow in those same fertile footsteps took the surprising step of having her IUD removed.

Tyler and Catelynn Lowell

There were birthdays, weddings and custody issues to be talked about too, making for an eventful installment of the MTV hit.

We begin with Catelynn Lowell, who actually took a pregnancy test just in case she was pregnant, but did so on the DL. Why?

Just in case since if she was pregnant, she said, she wanted to keep it from Tyler so she could surprise him in some cute way.

It turns out that she was ... and she did!

When he got home, her daughter Nova was outfitted in a shirt saying: “I’m going to be a big sister!” Tyler was ... kinda confused.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

“Why do we have that shirt?” Tyler asked.

"Because she’s gonna be a big sister!” Catelynn responded, and brought out the positive test, and told him she'd taken three others.

“You’re a fertile myrtle,” he replied.

We don't know what that means, but sadly, we know what happens next: Catelynn Lowell suffered a miscarriage shortly after.

In this case, knowing the details of the lives of these quasi-celebrities before they play out on screen puts a damper on things.

We just hope Catelynn is doing alright, and that her latest trip to rehab (reportedly being filmed for the show) is successful.

Mackenzie, Ryan and Bentley

In Tennessee, Ryan Edwards finally got to spend time with Bentley on his ninth birthday, though not without mire controversy.

Maci Bookout didn’t have the drug test results she demanded before she would let her first-born son be around Ryan alone.

According to Ryan, he had taken and passed such a test administered by his lawyers; Maci simply hadn’t asked for the results.

It's unclear where the truth lies, but his parents, Larry and Jen, picked up the adorable boy and arrived at the house with Ryan.

He didn’t even get off the couch, which was strange, but they did appear to have a good time together after that awkwardness.

Maci Tells It Like It Is

On the plus side, Ryan's wife Mackenzie Standifer texted Maci Bookout letting her know that she was invited to their wedding.

Their whole family was, including Maci’s husband, Taylor McKinney, and their kids. So that's a really positive sign for everyone.

In the Wild, Wonderful World of Farrah Abraham, she and her oft-estranged mother Debra went on a karaoke girls night out.

Debra again asked Farrah and Sophia to attend her wedding, and again was rebuffed, as Farrah really, really doesn't like David.

Finally, Amber Portwood broke the news of her pregnancy to her mom and her cousin Krystal during this week’s installment.

Amber Portwood in Good Light?

Her mom's response, not unlike ours:

“Shut up, are you serious?”

Amber's mother admitted that she was in shock and didn’t know Andrew well, hence her less-than-enthralled initial reaction.

The expectant couple was upset that word of the pregnancy made its way online before they told Andrew’s family personally.

No one knows (including Amber and Andrew) who talked to the media about this, but we're looking at you, Jenelle Evans.

Just kidding. Sort of. Not really. Maybe.

Andrew wondered if Gary Shirley, the father of Amber's daughter Leah, was the one who leaked the story. Amber doubted that.

Gary did speak to his wife, Kristina Anderson, about the pregnancy in private, musing on how this presents an opportunity.

“They could be great parents. It could be Amber’s second chance,” Gary told Kristina. “I hope that she takes care of the kid.”

Don't we all.

Tyler Baltierra Refutes Catelynn Lowell Cheating Rumor. HARD.

Tyler Baltierra would like your attention.

Does he have it?

Because the Teen Mom OG star has something he would like to say.

Tyler and Catelynn Pic

And that something is, to make a long story short:

He is not, in any way, shape or form, a cheater.

The husband of Catelynn Lowell was forced to come to his own defense on Saturday after being alerted to a certain blind item.

The website Crazy Days And Nights hinted that a cast member on the MTV franchise has been stepping out on his partner.

It also implied that this guy's behavior could drive the partner over the edge mentally, which readers took to mean Tyler and Catelynn.

The item was shared a day earlier and read as follows:

blind item

This Teen Mom star has been cheating on his significant other for almost a year.

Eventually, when she starts having a clear head she is going to catch on and that could finally push her over the edge to suicide.

Because Lowell has been checking herself in and out of rehab over the past couple months due to a bit of mental instability, it was rather easy for readers to connect these dots.

This post is clearly implying that Tyler has been disloyal to Catelynn.

“Is this a joke or?!??! It’s kinda hard to tell these days," Tyler initially Tweeted in response.

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However, after other fans told Baltierra that the same website lobbed the same allegation his way last August, Tyler shot back far more forcefully.

“Okay, so yes, I should just ignore this & yes, since I know it’s not true I shouldn’t be paying attention to it," he Tweeted, adding:

"BUT I’m a very stubborn individual & have always got a thrill from seeking out justice & facts. SO, Mr. @entylawyer here I am calling you out!

"Let’s see evidence."

“Enty Lawyer” actually replied pretty quickly to this challenge, writing online:

blind item 2

“I haven’t revealed anything about you in quite some time. You seem defensive though. Anything you care to share?”

This account also looped in Farrah Abraham and Simon Saran, Baltierra and Lowell’s Teen Mom costars.

Shot back Tyler, quoting the website's earlier blind item from last summer:

"So what is this then? A 'blind item' revealed?"

"Are you saying your sources are Farrah & Simon? Good lord help us all! It's sounding more & more crazy, the more you talk."

"So please keep going...indulge me."

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

The 26-year old added that he had nothing to fear...

... and wasn't going to let his good name be sullied.

"A panicked person would keep their mouth shut & hope this all slides under the radar.

"Not me, I'm marching in & calling it all out! Because I have NOTHING to hide nor worry about."

Baltierra has been trying to keep busy while his wife remains in treatment, posting footage on Snapchat this morning that featured him renovating the couple’s home, including putting in a luxurious master suite.

Simon Saran tweets

Despite rumors to the contrary, he insists he is not leaving Catelynn.

And it looks like Simon Saran is intent on helping Tyler keep busy, considering the trash he's talking on social media.

Tyler wrote to his nemesis today:

"Are you for real with all that!? Coming from the dude that sleeps with Farrah & actually allowed that info to be filmed & aired for the world to see!?" 

"God you really have lost your touch with your insults. I’m gonna need a little more from you Simon. Try again."

Simon's reply?

"Much rather sleep with her than what you have to sleep with. Trust me."

Why do we have a feeling we have not heard the last from these two?

And why does that make us almost scared to see what's next?

Teen Mom OG Recap: Let’s Try That Again

This week on Teen Mom OG, Farrah helped Michael plan his proposal, while Catelynn freaked out again and Tyler became overwhelmed.

At the same time, Maci and Taylor celebrated their anniversary, but was a dark cloud hovering over the joyous occasion?

Perhaps most significantly, Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 9 began with a pregnancy reveal. How's that for burying the lede?

Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon confessed to the show’s producers and revealed that they were indeed expecting.

Since they don't use birth control, so Amber said she wasn't surprised it happened despite only knowing him for three months.

We don't even know where to start with that.

Amber also revealed that she stopped taking her medication for bipolar disorder after meeting Glennon, as she no longer needs it.

Glennon

He's so much more positive than anyone she's ever known, she says, so she can get by without the drugs, she now believes.

Andrew went on to say that he wasn't looking for a relationship, but that “something gravitational” brought the couple together.

He admitted the idea of raising a baby makes him “slightly terrified” but at the same time this just “feels so right” with Portwood.

Meanwhile, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra were gearing up to launch their clothing line, but that stressed Tyler out big time.

Between that, trying to finish their house and take care of his dad, he was running on fumes and suffering from low self-esteem.

Tyler and Catelynn

In Italy, Farrah Abraham helped her father Michael propose to his girlfriend, with a poem that ended with a proposal (she said yes).

Even Farrah's mom, Debra Danielsen, offered them congratulations and an engagement gift before they all went out to dinner.

Because she had to get in at least one good dose of drama per episode, Farrah said vacations are better without Deb's fiancé.

Finally, Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney were celebrating their anniversary when Amber told them she was pregnant via text.

The topic of more children then took over their dinner, with Maci telling her husband she wasn't nuts about having another.

Maci, Taylor Photo

She said she'd like to adopt in a year or two, but right now, the idea of having another biological child feels a bit daunting to her.

Taylor feels at least somewhat more strongly about it, and Maci said that if he really wanted to, she'd do it, but ASAP please.

She also brought up the fact that they had miscarried earlier that year, something McKinney did not want to discuss on MTV.

They hadn’t yet told their families about this, but Maci felt it was important to have this conversation in front of their audience.

Tyler Baltierra: Leaving Catelynn Lowell While She’s in Rehab?!

Don't look now, but Catelynn Lowell may be in for even more hard times.

When it rains, it sure does pour, huh?

Catelynn Lowell Tyler Baltierra selfie

Catelynn has been struggling for months now -- years, depending on how you look at it.

She gave birth to her second daughter, Nova, three years ago, and after that, she developed what seemed to be a pretty severe case of postpartum depression.

She went to rehab to deal with the depression in March of 2016, but obviously it wasn't a quick fix. After she returned home, she was still very, very depressed.

At some point last year, it looked to us like Catelynn had finally turned a corner -- she seemed much happier, and she and Tyler looked to be more in love than ever.

Things were going so well that they even began planning for their next child.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

But before she could get pregnant, things fell apart again.

In November, she announced that she'd be heading back to rehab because she'd been having some suicidal thoughts. She even said that she'd been thinking of multiple ways to kill herself.

She had Tyler's full support then, and he cared for their daughter and ran their darling little clothing business while she spent about six weeks in Arizona, working on herself.

Just after the holidays, she completed her treatment and returned home, and that was great and all ...

But last week, she headed back to the same treatment center for another six-week stay.

Cate Lowell Picture

This time around, Cate said that she'd be focusing on dealing with her childhood trauma and getting her medications sorted out.

She got a lot of criticism for her back-to-back rehab stays from people who thought that she should get help closer to home, that it was wrong of her to leave her family for such long amounts of time.

Before she checked back into treatment, she hit back at those naysayers, telling them to "quit acting like you know what I should be doing or shouldnt!!" and that she is "NOT running away from my family!"

It's all very dramatic and upsetting, right?

Well, buckle up, because things are about to get even worse.

Catelynn Lowell at MTV VMAs

While Catelynn spends six more weeks in Arizona at her treatment center -- a swanky rehab paid for in full by MTV -- Tyler will spend six more weeks taking care of everything back home.

And it sounds like this time around, it's really getting to him.

Yesterday, he tweeted "I just don't know if I can do this anymore," and while he didn't specify what he was talking about here, most of us assumed it had to do with Catelynn.

Several fans suggested that regardless of what he was referring to, he's obviously going through a lot himself right now, and that even though his wife is going through a hard time, it was OK to get help for himself, too.

Today, he announced that he's doing just that!

In a video he posted to his Instagram and Twitter accounts, he revealed that he was about to head into a therapy appointment.

"I'm doing a little self care today, you know what I mean?" he said. "Sometimes you gotta put yourself ahead of other people sometimes in life."

"It doesn't mean you don't love them or care about them, it just means you love them enough to put yourself first, so you can be the best you you can be."

He finished his video by thanking his fans for being so supportive and kind towards his family, and he expressed the same idea in his caption for the video.

"I always believe that we, as a society, need to learn how to love each other better," he wrote. "You guys have really showed that lately with our family crisis that's going on."

Tyler Baltierra Catelynn Lowell Novalee Hike Pic

"If anyone is reading this & needs help or someone to talk to, PLEASE reach out to someone, anyone. You are loved, you are worthy, & you are extraordinarily special!"

If you watch the video, which we definitely recommend, you can see that while his message is positive, it sort of seems like there's a little bit of interesting subtext here.

And that subtext kind of makes it sound like he is just exhausted with taking care of Catelynn.

Well, Catelynn, his father, various other family members ... for years and years, Tyler has had to be the strong one while nearly everyone else in his life goes through one major crisis after another.

Meanwhile, he's been through so much trauma himself that he tried to commit suicide when he was just 12 years old.

With the video and the "I just don't know if I can do this anymore" tweet ... we're a little worried about the state of the Baltierra household, we'll say that much.

Tyler Baltierra: I’m Getting Rid of My Dad Bod!

It's been a rough few months for the Baltierra family, huh?

Or a rough few years, depending on how you look at it.

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra Snuggles

You could even say the family has had a rough few decades, thanks to Butch's lifelong battle with addiction, but let's not get too deep into the sadness, all right?

No, instead let's focus on these past few months -- basically from November until now.

Because it was in November that Catelynn Lowell shocked us all by revealing that she was suffering from suicidal thoughts.

In some heartbreaking tweets, as well as a statement she released to a few media outlets, Catelynn said that she'd been considering multiple ways to kill herself, but that she was able to reach out for help before following through with her plans.

The same night she made those statements, she and Tyler hopped on a plane to Arizona, and the next morning they got her checked into rehab -- the same rehab she used during her first mental health crisis in March of 2016.

Catelynn Lowell at MTV VMAs

She stayed in treatment for several weeks, and there was even a point where she checked out early, only to realize that she needed more help.

She went back to Arizona, and she went back home just after Christmas, when she'd completed her program.

Unfortunately, she still seems to be struggling, and earlier this week she announced that she'd be heading back to rehab one more time.

"Well they say third time's a charm," she tweeted.

"I'm going back to treatment people for 6 weeks to work on my trauma and getting on different meds."

Catelynn Lowell in new house

Sadly, she got some criticism this time around from people who accused her of flying to a luxury treatment center in Arizona to get away from things instead of to work on herself.

To those people, Catelynn tweeted "YOU DONT KNOW EVERYTHING IVE BEEN THROUGH! Quit acting like you know what I should be doing or shouldnt!!"

"I'm NOT running away from my family! Those are the people I love the most!! You ppl are ignorant."

It's a lot, right?

Catelynn Lowell with Tyler Baltierra Photo

But while there's a whole lot of unpleasant things going on right now, there's at least one upside to it all.

And that's that Tyler has been taking the time to take care of himself!

To recap real quick, Tyler's been putting on some weight for the past several months.

Which is fine, obviously, it's his body and he can do what he wants with it, but he's acknowledged his weight gain himself.

In October, he posted this selfie on Instagram, along with the caption "Don't let this face fool you, I have a major dadbod now!"

Tyler Baltierra Selfie

"I just haven't decided if I care yet hahaha!"

At some point recently, he decided that he did care -- he and Catelynn agreed that when she got out of rehab this last time, that they'd work on their health together.

That included eating healthier foods, exercising more, and cutting out alcohol and marijuana.

Cate definitely seems to be dealing with some heavier stuff right now, so she probably hasn't had a chance to really get heavy into the fitness stuff yet.

But Tyler has!

He posted this shocking before and after photo last night, and in the caption, he explained that he'd lost 26 pounds in the past five weeks.

Tyler Baltierra Weight Loss

"26lbs DOWN!!!" he wrote. "To be honest, I didn't even want to take a before picture, because I was already thinking of me not sticking with it & then having the evidence of failure to look back on."

"But DAYYUMM dude! This got me feeling some type of way right now!"

"Dayyumm dude" is right, Tyler!

He's obviously feeling himself, but he has every right!

"Left picture was almost 5 weeks ago & Right picture was today," he explained. "Eating healthier just feels better & obviously looks better hahaha lol BOOM!"

We're so glad he's feeling good about himself, and here's hoping Catelynn is able to get to a place where she can do the same!

Teen Mom OG Recap: Oh, Yeah, Baby, Yeah!

Monday night on Teen Mom OG Season 5 Episode 8, Farrah got into a nasty argument with her mom ... what else is new, right?

Meanwhile, Amber found out she was expecting, and Ryan and Mackenzie celebrated a joint bachelor and bachelorette party.

Amber Portwood at 2017 VMAs

There's no need to tease that someone is pregnant on Teen Mom: OG, because in this day and age, you already know who it is.

Still, there's always more to the story that you don't know, and for Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon, timing was everything.

On the couple's Hawaiian vacation, she ended up getting sick right away, immediately and then continuously feeling nauseous.

You know what that means!

Despite the exciting pregnancy test reveal (see video above), it wasn't all sunshine last night, thanks largely to Andrew's past.

Gary Shirley at 2017 VMAs

Amber's ex, Gary Shirley, started reading things in the news about him, and discussed Amber's battle with depression issues.

He ultimately relayed this to his wife, Kristina Anderson, saying that as always, it's all about Leah, his daughter with Amber.

Kristina revealed that the couple told Leah that Amber hadn’t been coming around as much because she was too depressed.

That's fair if true.

However, Leah later asked Kristina: “If she was too depressed to see me, she wasn’t too depressed to find a new man?”

Andrew Glennon and Leah Shirley

Meanwhile, Catelynn Lowell decided to get her birth control device out but wanted to keep that a secret from Tyler Baltierra.

Right away, that's a recipe for disaster.

By the time she turns 30, she hoped to be done having children, she told her mom, and now that she's 26, the clock's ticking.

Cate was told by her doctor she needs to drop 15-20 pounds to get healthy, however, plus quit smoking (Tyler already has).

In the world of Farrah Abraham, she decided to take her mother and her father on a family vacation, a very nice sentiment.

At least it was, except for the fact that she neglected to tell her mom that her dad and his girlfriend would also be on hand.

Farrah on Instagram

Naturally, the moment Debra showed up and ran into Farrah, Sophia, Michael and his girlfriend, Amy, was beyond awkward.

Nevertheless, they somehow persevered through that and were having a cordial time with one another. Shocking, we know.

Later, though, Debra brought up Farrah's ex-lover Simon Saran in front of Sophia, and Farrah proceded to flip her actual s--t.

As soon as Sophia was out of earshot, Farrah called Debra “an evil bitch” and said she didn’t want to speak to her anymore.

At least Soph wasn't there for that?

Ryan, Bentley

Last but not least, Mackenzie Standifier and Ryan Edwards jetted off to Las Vegas for their bachelor and bachelorette parties.

There, Standifer broke down talking about her bizarre parking lot wedding to Ryan last spring where only his parents came.

Those were dark times, indeed.

Mackenzie added that at one point, she didn’t even know if he’d be alive, so thinking about a future with him seemed bleak.

Ryan, for his part, confided that he's not sure if he's ready for another child ... making reports of them trying for a baby feel troubling.

Kenzie Standifer

Standifer mentioned that she invited his ex, Maci Bookout, and her husband, Taylor McKinney, to the wedding. But did she?

The invite came to “Maci Bookout” and Bentley ... as in her maiden name, and without Taylor's name appearing anywhere.

Bookout planned to bring him anyway, so we'll see when we watch Teen Mom OG online next week if that caused any drama.

Feels like a good bet.