Amber Baltierra Arrested for Assault: Catelynn Lowell Responds! [EXCLUSIVE]

If you’ve kept up with Teen Mom over the years, then you know that Tyler Baltierra has always had plenty of drama in his family.

His father, Butch, has been in and out of his life for as long as we can remember, and we all are familiar with the reason for that:

He’s also been in and out of jail for drug charges.

In one particularly heartbreaking scene, we saw Butch confess to Tyler that he loved cocaine more than he loved his own son.

Yeah, that’s some really heavy stuff right there.

So much has happened with Butch in recent years, and Tyler has done so much to try to help him. Sadly, Ty has other problems.

His sister, Amber, has been struggling as well. Amber went off to rehab last year, and things seemed to be going really well for her.

But that was then and this is now, with The Ashley’s Reality Roundup reporting yesterday that she was arrested on Sunday.

To find out all the details of the violent incident, as well as what Catelynn told THG exclusively in response, keep on reading!

1. Oh, Amber …

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So this is Amber Baltierra, Tyler’s big sister. Loyal fans know that she’s been on Teen Mom OG here and there over the years, and that she’s played an even bigger part in the past couple of seasons.

2. Bless Her Heart

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We wish the circumstances behind that fact were happier. A big part of why she’s been featured on the last couple of seasons was that she’s been going through a very difficult time in her life.

3. Dang It, Butch

Butch is back
We all know about Butch’s issues — he’s been an addict for most of his life, and he’s spent most of Tyler’s life in and out of jail.

4. Uh Oh

Enter butch
But the thing about addiction is that it can be hereditary, and although Tyler thankfully hasn’t had to deal with that, Amber wasn’t so lucky.

5. Hmm …

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After some appearances on the show last year, many fans began speculating that Amber could be abusing drugs — she appeared to be under the influence of something, and then there was the issue with her home.

6. Being Supportive

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Catelynn and Tyler let Amber and her two children move into one of their old houses, and proving the old adage that no good deed goes unpunished, Amber went and absolutely trashed the place.

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Catelynn Lowell FINALLY Tells All: Is She Really Pregnant?! [UPDATED]

Teen Mom OG star Catelynn Lowell has had some very eventful pregnancies, going back to her days on 16 & Pregnant.

It’s sort of the thing that happens when you get famous and base your entire livelihood on getting pregnant at, well, 16.

But for the past couple of weeks, there has been a swirl of rumors about a new pregnancy. Yes, another. A fourth one.

And although it seems unlikely, the rumors simply will not quit. Thankfully, Catelynn has released an official statement.

In lt, the wife of Tyler Baltierra explains everything, and you may be more than a bit surprised about what she has to say …

1. So Many!

Catelynn awake
Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra have had three children together – Carly, who was given up for adoption, followed by Nova and Vaeda. All girls. And yes, that little detail is going to be important later.

2. Carly

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The one that started it all, and put Catelynn and Tyler on the map due to the emotional nature of their story on MTV. Back when they were teenagers, they had Carly, the daughter they placed for adoption.

3. Nova

Cute nova gets to visit sister carly
Several years later, they welcomed Nova.

4. Vaeda

Vaeda baltierra ate her breakfast
And just earlier this year, sweet little Vaeda was born.

5. One Happy Family

Catelynn and tyler family of four
So they’ve got a darling little family, right? They see Carly occasionally, and they’re raising Nova and Vaeda. From what we’ve seen, it seems like they’re super pleased with life at the moment.

6. Except …

Catelynn lowell with ty
They still really, really want a son though.

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Teen Mom Stars’ Income Revealed: Who’s the Richest of ‘Em All?!

One of the cool things about being on Teen Mom is that you make a lot of money.

Like, a lot.

The moms and the original dads make hundreds of thousands of dollars per season, if you can even believe it, and they also get to travel for free if MTV is filming, which is pretty neat since we’ve been seeing a lot more vacations on the show recently.

But besides the show itself, cast members are pulling in crazy amounts of cash from all kinds of wild and crazy places.

“Like where?” you may be wondering.

Well, wonder no further …

1. Dang

Teen mom threesome
As we’ve said, the original cast members — the moms and the dads of their first children — all make the same amount, which is somewhere in the neighborhood of $350,000 to $400,000 a season. But what else does everyone do?

2. Amber Portwood

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Let’s start with reviewing Amber’s side hustles — this will be the easiest to do, because she really doesn’t have any.

3. Not Much

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She shares articles on her Instagram page, which brings in some money, and she did appear on that one season of Marriage Boot Camp a couple of years ago, so that’s something.

4. A Quick Hobby

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For a little while there, she got into flipping houses with Matt Baier, but she hasn’t done that since he’s been gone.

5. Forever Haute

Amber portwood deals with matt baier
She did have that sketchy clothing company for a little while, Forever Haute, but she hasn’t talked about it in a very long time, and the brand’s Facebook page hasn’t been updated for a year and a half, so it’s probably safe to say that that’s done.

6. Well …

Amber portwood mugshot 2019
Right now, she’s facing years in prison after assaulting Andrew Glennon, so she’s probably not thinking so much about her next business venture, you know?

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Teen Mom: How the Cast Members Make SO MUCH MONEY

One of the cool things about being on Teen Mom is that you make a lot of money.

Like, a lot.

The moms and the original dads make hundreds of thousands of dollars per season, if you can even believe it, and they also get to travel for free if MTV is filming, which is pretty neat since we’ve been seeing a lot more vacations on the show recently.

But besides the show itself, cast members are pulling in crazy amounts of cash from all kinds of wild and crazy places.

“Like where?” you may be wondering.

Well, wonder no further …

1. Dang

Teen mom threesome
As we’ve said, the original cast members — the moms and the dads of their first children — all make the same amount, which is somewhere in the neighborhood of $350,000 to $400,000 a season. But what else does everyone do?

2. Amber Portwood

Amber portwood plastic surgery photo
Let’s start with reviewing Amber’s side hustles — this will be the easiest to do, because she really doesn’t have any.

3. Not Much

Amber portwood on the insta
She shares articles on her Instagram page, which brings in some money, and she did appear on that one season of Marriage Boot Camp a couple of years ago, so that’s something.

4. A Quick Hobby

Amber portwood cant chill
For a little while there, she got into flipping houses with Matt Baier, but she hasn’t done that since he’s been gone.

5. Forever Haute

Amber portwood deals with matt baier
She did have that sketchy clothing company for a little while, Forever Haute, but she hasn’t talked about it in a very long time, and the brand’s Facebook page hasn’t been updated for a year and a half, so it’s probably safe to say that that’s done.

6. Well …

Amber portwood mugshot 2019
Right now, she’s facing years in prison after assaulting Andrew Glennon, so she’s probably not thinking so much about her next business venture, you know?

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Catelynn Lowell FINALLY Tells All: Is She Really Pregnant?!

Catelynn Lowell has had some very eventful pregnancies.

It’s sort of the thing that happens when you get famous and then base your entire livelihood on getting pregnant at 16.

But for the past couple of weeks, there has been a swirl of rumors about a new pregnancy, and although it seems unlikely, the rumors simply will not quit.

Thankfully, Catelynn has released an official statement explaining everything.

And you may be surprised about what she has to say …

1. So Many!

Catelynn awake
Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra have had three children together — all girls. And yes, that little detail is going to be important later.

2. Carly

Tyler baltierra and catelynn lowell photo
Back when they were teenagers, they had Carly, the daughter they placed for adoption.

3. Nova

Cute nova gets to visit sister carly
Several years later, they welcomed Nova.

4. Vaeda

Vaeda baltierra ate her breakfast
And just earlier this year, sweet little Vaeda was born.

5. One Happy Family

Catelynn and tyler family of four
So they’ve got a darling little family, right? They see Carly occasionally, and they’re raising Nova and Vaeda. From what we’ve seen, it seems like they’re super pleased with life at the moment.

6. Except …

Catelynn lowell with ty
They still really, really want a son though.

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Catelynn Lowell Speaks Out on Amber Portwood Abuse Allegations: Violence Is Never Okay

Back in July, longtime Teen Mom OG mainstay Amber Portwood was arrested on domestic violence charges after allegedly assaulting boyfriend Andrew Glennon.

At the time, several of Portwood’s fellow cast members stood by her side, including Catelynn Lowell, her co-star since back in the show’s infancy.

Catelynn tweeted that fans should wait until they have all the facts and refrain from rushing to judgment against her longtime friend and co-star.

Of course, Lowell’s comments were made prior to the release of shocking new audio recordings in which Portwood can be heard threatening to stab Glennon. Yes, that happened.

Now, Catelynn is speaking out on the subject again, but instead of defending Portwood, she’s defending victims of violence across the land.

Take a look and see where you stand:

1. The Best of Friends

Catelynn lowell and amber portwood
Few people can relate to the unique struggles Amber and Catelynn have faced over the course of the past decade, from the challenges of parenthood to the ups and downs of fame, so it should come as no surprise that the MTV reality stars developed a close friendship.

2. When Loyalty Creates Problems

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In that way, it makes sense that – along with the rest of the Teen Mom OG world – Catelynn’s first instinct was to defend and support her friend, or at the very least, urge caution before rushing to condemn her following what was clearly a complicated personal matter.

3. Course Correction

Catelynn lowell on teen mom
However, that doesn’t make it right, and as the facts began to surface, it became increasingly clear that Amber Portwood’s conduct was pretty shocking, and reprehensible. It’s a sad reality, and one that Lowell now seems to realize along with the rest of Teen Mom Nation.

4. Shocking Evidence

Andrew glennon with amber
Yes, it’s important to be loyal to your friends, but it’s more important to be loyal to your own code of ethics, in basic human terms. And it seems that the newly-leaked audio recordings of Amber and Andrew’s arguments – truly disturbing stuff all around, especially considering that there is a young child involved and present for all of it – served as a wake-up call for Catelynn.

5. Trigger Warning

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In a pair of recordings first obtained by Katie Joy of Without a Crystal Ball, and posted to YouTube (below), Amber physically attacks Andrew, threatens him with further bodily harm, and fantasizes about him getting gang-raped. We never saw that coming and could not make it up.

6. Stunning and Horrifying

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We all want to believe the best in people, especially ones to whom we are close. But wow. It’s not hard to see why Catelynn Lowell and many others who may have been inclined to side with Amber underwent an abrupt change of heart after listening to the audio.

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Catelynn Lowell to Farrah Abraham: Stay the Eff Away from Teen Mom!

Farrah Abraham has the rumor mill churning at record pace.

The former Teen Mom OG cast member has alleged in a new podcast interview that she’s sort of on the verge of a return to the franchise.

According to Farrah (keep the source in mind, okay?), she has met with MTV executives and is open to returning to the show — under one major condition.

What is this condition?

Is there any way we can trust Farrah’s word?

And what does Catelynn Lowell have to say about this possibility?

You’re moments away from all the answers!

1. Wait, What is Going on Here?

Farrah abraham in big apple
Abraham is really coming back to Teen Mom OG? After she got fired for starring in way too many amateur porn videos?

2. It Seems Unlikely

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But try telling that to Abraham, who went on a Radar Online podcast a few days ago and strongly teased this possibility.

3. What the Heck Did She Say?

Letting herself have it
“I go out now with the executives of Teen Mom and I hang out with producers,” she said on this podcast. “Things must be my way or I don’t come back. I don’t share my seasons with newbies. I’ll come back if it’s OG all the way.”

4. This is Quite the Take

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Farrah isn’t just saying she may come back, she’s trying to actually set the terms of this comeback.

5. And What Do These Terms Include?

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The firing of Cheyenne Floyd, who took over as one of Farrah’s replacements on this past season.

6. What Beef Does She Have with Cheyenne Floyd?

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Don’t worry. Farrah is happy to tell you.

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Teen Mom OG Airs Rare Reunion Interview: What Went Down?

Teen Mom OG staged a reunion on Monday night.

But this was not a typical Teen Mom OG reunion.

Instead, Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell actually had a chance to sit down with their first child’s adoptive parents for an unusual on-ait interview. 

It had been a full decade  since Brandon and Theresa appeared at a reunion show.

What did the quartet discuss? How did this literally staged reunion go?

Scroll down to find out!

1. What’s the Backstory Here?

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Way back when we first met Tyler and Catelynn on 16 and Pregnant, they talked about how the latter got pregnant, butt hey didn’t think they were prepared to be parents.

2. As a Result?

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They gave a daughter named Carly up for adoption to a couple named Brandon and Theresa.

3. Pretty Impressive, Right?

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We’d say so. We’ve always admired the reality stars for arriving at this realization and making this difficult decision at such a young age.

4. Have Tyler and Catelynn Met Carly in the Years Since?

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Yes, here and there. They even introduced daughter Nova to Carly several weeks ago for the first time.

5. How Did That Go?

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Cameras were not permitted to film this special meeting, but Tyler did speak on air to Catelynn about it.

6. So… How Did It Go?!?

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“Everything was smooth,” Tyler told his wife. “Nova is older now so they’re able to really play. They just clicked.”

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Catelynn Lowell Shares Soul-Shatteringly Cute Snap of Baby Vaeda

After all of the pointless mom-shaming that Catelynn Lowell has endured, it’s great to see something positive.

And it doesn’t get more positive than the unspeakably adorable photo of Vaeda that Catelynn shared.

Brace yourselves: this little cutie is too precious for words. Take a look:

Catelynn Lowell is a proud mom and she’s more than happy to share a glimpse at her youngest daughter.

Taking to Instagram, Catelynn uploaded a snap of 5-month-old Vaeda seated in her little chair.

“This little munchkin just ate her breakfast,” Catelynn captioned the photo.

“And,” she remarked. “Sissy is STILL sleeping.”

Take a look at how mind-shatteringly adorable baby Vaeda is.

Look at that expresion!

There’s a point in each baby’s life where they cross that special personality milestone.

You start to see a glint of thought and personal identity in their eyes. You see the intelligence there.

Vaeda is clearly in that zone and she’s just too adorable for words.

Of course, she’s not the only adorable little girl in that household.

Nova may have been sound asleep when Vaeda had her breakfast, but that didn’t mean that she slept the day away.

Soon, she came downstairs, with messy hair and a bright pink nightgown.

Catelynn took it upon herself to offer fans and followers an update.

“Sissy finally just woke up,” Catelynn captioned this photo, followed by a red heart emoji.

“Gosh our girls are beautiful,” she added, tagging Tyler Baltierra.

She’s absolutely correct, there, and Tyler commented with a series of emojis to show that he was in 100% agreement.

Catelynn and Tyler are much more certain of their love and their relationship these days.

Last year, they were feeling much less certain about things.

Tyler moved out temporarily as part of a trial separation.

Unsure about their future, Catelynn considered not having Vaeda so as to not bring her into an already broken home.

Fortunately, she and Tyler have worked through so many issues that once seemed impossible to resolve.

Catelynn and Tyler have another child in addition to Nova and Vaeda: Carly.

But they are her birth parents. They made a difficult but courageous choice to put her up for adoption when they were 17.

Catelynn recently opened up about how difficult it can be to be “birth parents,” especially when it comes to your other children.

“That’s another hard part of being birth parents… explaining to ur children why we can’t be with the other child on birthdays etc.” Catelynn remarked.

“But,” she noted. “As our kids get older the more they will understand and the more we can explain.”

Honestly? Despite their troubles as individuals and as a couple, Catelynn and Tyler seem like one of the most solid couples in the franchise.

After all, they’ve been together since they were really just kids themselves.

They’re also devoted parents who, these days, work on addressing their own issues instead of just letting mental health problems fester.

A lot of Teen Mom kids would benefit from having parents like these two.

Especially if it meant that they could be as cute as little Vaeda.

Tyler Baltierra: Dad-Shamed for Endangering Daughter’s Life!

First, mom-shamers went after Catelynn Lowell for no longer breastfeeding baby Vaeda.

Now, it’s dad-shamers, and they’re taking aim at Tyler Baltierra.

Did he really recklessly risk the life of his four-year-old daughter, Nova?

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The backlash started because of what went down on this week’s Teen Mom OG.

As you can see in the clip that we have included in this post, Tyler was making dinner.

Not just any dinner, but tacos (gosh, just writing that makes me want tacos).

While Catelynn is looking after Vaeda, who is so so tiny, Nova is hanging out while her dad cooks the ground beef.

The issue that the parent-shamers have is with where Nova was seated.

Novalee reign on the counter

Rather than being seated on her stool or simply standing near her father, Nova is perched on the countertop.

She’s there to help Tyler with the food, which is adorable.

And we should point out that she’s keeping a safe distance from the stovetop — avoiding potential burns from splatter.

Unfortunately, four-year-olds are not always the most experienced at navigating the world. That’s fair — they’re four.

Nova moves forward and then slips, spinning around and landing on the hard kitchen floor.

Nova reign falls off the counter

Nova responds to the fall with shock and pain.

After all, she fell a considerable distance for a person her size.

She of course cries, and Tyler was right there to comfort her immediately. He picked her up and soothed her.

Soon enough, she was seated in her chair and feeling better.

But to hear Twitter parent-shamers tell it, Tyler had basically been letting his daughter play on some dilapidated rooftop.

Novalee reign is okay

Some of the responses were downright cruel, but even some “gentle” tweets at Tyler were full-on dad-shaming.

“The thing that pissed me off was how could you let nova climb on the counter,” one Twitter denizen expressed.

The tweet continued: “She falls off and start doing it again and you did nothing.”

“They didn’t show in this scene before hand,” Tyler explained. “Where I told her I was only going to let her sit on the counter for a second.”

He revealed that Nova was only to sit there “until I got her chair that she usually sits on next to me when we make dinner together.”

“She never climbed back onto it though,” Tyler clarified. “I’m am NOT a perfect parent!”

Tyler baltierra tweets against dad shamers

Even MTV chimed in, sharing the clip — the same one that we have included — on Twitter.

The Teen Mom OG Twitter account captioned the video: “@CatelynnLowell and @TylerBaltierra are over the online trolls!”

Fortunately, plenty of supporters — many of whom were parents themselves — chimed in.

People recalled their own childhoods spent on kitchen counters and how their own children do the same.

They also pointed out that kids Nova’s age fall all of the time. They’re learning how to exist in a tiny growing body. It happens.

Catelynn lowell with vaeda and nova

There are plenty of bad — even terrible parents — in this world. Millions of them, beyond counting.

A few of them are on the Teen Mom franchise, and we’re not speaking exclusively of Jenelle and David.

But Tyler letting Nova sit on the counter is normal. Letting her do it again, now that she’s learned how easily one can fall? Also normal.

It’s hard to see a child cry out in pain and shock, but Nova is okay.

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Teen Mom: The Definitive, Tragically Trashy Tattoo Guide! [UPDATED]

If you’re a fan of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2, then you know that many of the people on the MTV reality shows have tattoos.

You also know that a lot of the tattoos …

… well, they aren’t that great.

Some are poorly done, some are  kind of strange, and some are nightmarish and horrifying and just so completely, unbelievably bad.

So steady yourself, perhaps grab some smelling salts and some pearls to clutch, and let’s rank all the Teen Mom ink we can get our eyes on!

1. Amber’s Tattoo of Leah

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Here, let’s just start with the worst of the worst, all right? This is Amber Portwood’s portrait of her daughter, Leah. It’s right on her stomach, it also features a gigantic rose, and it’s not finished. Will she ever get it finished? It’s hard to say. We will ever be able to get this haunting image out of our heads? Unlikely.

2. Choices

Choices
Since we’re already talking about Amber’s tattoos, she also got this matching tattoo with Matt Baier, back when they first started dating. It reads “vero amore,” which is supposed to be Italian for “true love.” So that’s embarrassing.

3. Speaking of Embarrassing …

Speaking of embarrassing
Matt also has this huge tattoo of Amber’s name right on his forearm. Just right there on his arm where he has to look at it all day, every day.

4. Ugh

Matt baier book cover
Matt actually has several tattoos, many of which you can see on his nude book cover. We won’t waste more time on him here, so if you feel the need to look more closely at his naked greasy bod here, then you have our blessing. However, we will say that on his other arm, he has a couple of Chinese characters that he says mean “clean and sober,” but that Teen Mom detectives have actually determined mean “Lisa.”

5. Why Though?

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As hard as it may be to believe, Matt isn’t the only guy to get Amber Portwood’s name tattooed on his body — Gary Shirley made the exact same mistake. Thankfully he was smart enough (???) to get the tattoo on his shoulder instead of on his forearm though, and he’s since covered up.

6. It’s Gary Time

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Gary also has a … what is that, a sun? A blob with tentacles? Whatever it is, he’s also got some tattoo right in the middle of his chest, peeking out through all his body hair.

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