Catelynn Lowell Mom-Shamed HARD for Endangering Daughters’ Health

Teen Mom stars are no strangers to controversy, as Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are very aware

Now, Catelynn is being mom-shamed left and right for a decision that fans say is endangering the health of her children.

“Well here it is, folks!” Catelynn Lowell captioned this photo of herself on Instagram.

In the car selfie, she is flaunting her gorgeous purple hair.

She thanks the hair stylist who (while both wore masks, as they should during this pandemic) helped to make her so colorful.

Catelynn Lowell gets hair done in a pandemic mask

But fans were quick to pick up on a downright sickening detail of her car selfie.

If you look very closely at the door of Catelynn’s car, you can see what drew the ire and disgust of many of her fans.

There, sitting in within door, is a pack of cigarettes alongside a lighter.

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There they are. Marlboro Menthols alongside a Bic lighter.

“Seriously who still smokes in their car??” exclaims one fan on social media.

“Especially when you have kids,” another points out. “You know them and all of their s–t smells like smoke.”

Another fan adds that “she’s been filmed smoking while Nova was in the car, too.”

“And standing like 6 inches away from Nova,” another fan chimes in.

Smoking on its own is bad for you, but so are many things. The concerned fan comments explain the issue.

The gripe is that this photo is a reminder that Catelynn’s smoking is not a personal choice.

Cigarette smoke means secondhand smoke for anyone nearby, especially young children with still-developing lungs.

Nova is 5 years old. Vaeda, born in 2019, is only 1.

Secondhand smoke is bad for anyone, but it can absolutely ravage the health of young children and babies.

It can, for example, make things like respiratory infections, ear infections, and asthma attacks both more frequent and more severe.

Secondhand smoke exposure also increases a child’s vulnerability to nicotine addiction, making them more likely to one day smoke themselves.

It is important to note that children in smoking homes have no choice but to be exposed to secondhand smoke.

They are more vulnerable than adults and more likely to be exposed, given that they cannot simply leave a smoky residence or car.

For this reason, the CDC strongly recommends strict rules against smoking cigarettes in homes or cars where children may be.

One can argue — as Catelynn’s most diehard fans certainly have — that her background means that she simply does not know better.

Like so many moms who give birth in their teens, her life has been shaped not only by her mistakes, but by the mistakes of her parents.

In fact, Catelynn has spoken openly of the trauma for which she is in treatment.

(Yes, she and Tyler gave up their daughter for adoption, which was the right choice, but giving birth ended up defining their lives in many ways)

But not getting to finish your personal journeys of self-discovery as a teen because you gave birth is … well, not really an excuse.

Catelynn is a grown woman, now. She is 28.

That means that she is more than old enough to not endanger her children’s health or, quite frankly, to surround them with such a vile stench.

(And the same would be true if she were still 16. Smoke outside, use a patch, whatever you need in order to not endanger your kids)

A lot of mom-shaming is absurd or simply overblown. In this, well, fans and the CDC are on the same side.

Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2: The Complete Babies and Children Guide!

The girls from Teen Mom are good at many things.

They’re good at creating reality show magic, and they’re good at writing memoirs.

Some of them have even tried to start music careers, and while none of those were actually good … well, it was nice that they tried.

But we can probably all agree that the area where the Teen Moms really excel is the baby-making area.

Because they have so. Many. Babies.

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 had her own clothing line, dabbles in child modeling, receives $900 when the tooth fairy pays a visit, and is even beginning her own music career. (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 shares darling little Leah Shirley with her ex, Gary. Gary has custody, and he’s had it since Amber went to prison a few years back for all that domestic violence and drug stuff. Leah seems like a really smart, sweet girl, which is all thanks to Gary and his wife, Kristina — from what we’ve seen, Amber doesn’t spend a whole lot of time with her.

3. James (Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon)

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Amber welcomed her second child, James, with Andrew Glennon in the spring of 2018. Their relationship survived about a year after that, because as it turned out, Amber still had a violent streak. She was convicted of assaulting Andrew in 2019, and now they share custody of James — and Amber isn’t allowed to show him off on the show.

4. Emilee (Gary and Kristina Shirley)

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Gary went on to have one child after leaving his disastrous relationship with Amber — he and his wife, Kristina, have a daughter named Emilee.

5. 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.

6. 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 has struggled greatly with postpartum depression, leading to multiple inpatient stays at a psychiatric facility in Arizona.

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Tyler Baltierra Drops N-Word in Unearthed Snapchat Video: Will He Get Fired?

Over the past few days, MTV has cut ties with Dee Nguyen due to her history of racist Tweets … and also done the same with Taylor Selfridge.

Now, as a result of something awful he said in 2017, Tyler Baltierra may be next.

The veteran Teen Mom OG cast member has come under fire once again for an old Snapchat video in which he said, for some inexplicable reason:

“You gotta see the crowd, n—.”

Yes, the word we censored there was the N-Word.

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Baltierra spoke out on this footage back when it first surfaced, but it’s being circulated around the Internet again these days because society is in an understandably fragile, sensitive and troubled place.

Following the killing of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minnesota last month, protests have broken out in all 50 states and there have been renewed cries for police reform and social justice.

Back when MTV fired Selfridge last week, it said in a statement:

“MTV strongly condemns systemic racism and stands with those raising their voices against injustice.”

As a result, many are now wondering whether Baltierra – who is married to Teen Mom OG cast member Catelynn and shares two daughters at home with the star – might be banished from the network entirely.

Back when Baltierra’s use of this racial epithet first surfaced, he took to Twitter and initially said Catelynn had just entered a rehab facility to focus on her mental health after a suicide attempt.

But he then made a point to say this was no excuse.

He wrote an apology that read as follows:

This ‘trifling ass’ does have some explaining to do.

I am a complete inconsiderate prick who made a mistake while attempting to take a mental break after dealing with everything.

I deserve any hate you all give me, so lay it on me.

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Does he deserve to get the axe now is the question.

Not only did MTV axe Nguyen and Selfridge, producers are also facing questions over whether Kailyn Lowry should be let go.

The Teen Mom 2 star has been in some hot water these days herself, thanks to a string of incidents from her own past.

In an old clip that’s come up again on – and was shared on Briana DeJesus’ Twitter account – Kailyn can he heard blasting baby daddy Jo Rivera for dressing son Isaac, now 10 years old, like a “thug.”

Lowry deleted her Twitter account in response for calls that she be canned.

Following Selfridge’s firing, meanwhile, Teen Mom stars are being required to undergo social media background checks.

“They were told if they don’t complete the background check, or refuse, they may not be allowed to appear on the [next] season of the show,” a source close to production told The Ashley.

It doesn’t sound like there’s any real statute of limitations on these checks, either.

Selfridge, for instance, got fired for Tweets from 2012 – long before she or Cory Wharton (below) were on Teen Mom OG.

The mother of Cory’s first child, Cheyenne Floyd, has been an outspoken critic of racism … but also under fire herself (below).

It’s all a mess and everyone at MTV is scrambling these days.

“Some cast members were freaking out and saying it’s unfair to subject them to such intense scrutiny, after being with the show for 10 years,” another source told the celebrity gossip outlet.

“The [producers] were being pretty cryptic, too.”

“[They] would not tell the cast what the company is looking for, or what happens if something that’s ‘problematic’ is found during the search.”


This doesn’t bode well for Baltierra’s future on MTV – or Lowry’s for that matter. But only time will tell where and when the line is drawn.

Teen Mom: The Definitive, Tragically Trashy Tattoo Guide, Back and Trashier Than Ever!

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

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 …

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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

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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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Catelynn Lowell Slams Cheating Rumors: I KNOW Tyler is Faithful!

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have been together for most of their lives, even before they brought Carly into the world.

But fans have been buzzing with rumors recently.

Is Tyler cheating on Catelynn … and using his own fans to do it?

Catelynn is confident that the rumors are bogus.

And when she explains why she’s so sure, you can see where she’s coming from.

1. Is Tyler cheating?

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Rumors have been bandied about that Tyler Baltierra is cheating on Catelynn Lowell. The rumors CLAIM that he’s been cheating specifically with his Instagram followers.

2. Is it true?

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They’ve had their ups and downs, to be sure, and it wasn’t SO long ago that they were living separately.

3. Catelynn has heard the rumors

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How could she not, when they’re about her own husband — and fans have of course been mentioning it in comments. You know that she can see those, right?

4. She’s not remaining silent anymore

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Catelynn gave an interview to Us Weekly on April 1 to discuss the claims made about her husband.

5. Here is what Catelynn has to say

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“Tyler and I are together all day every day!” Catelynn exclaims to Us Weekly in a new interview, responding to cheating rumors.

6. It’s just not happening

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“For people to think that he cheats is ridiculous,” Catelynn asserts.

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