Teen Mom OG Renewed For Another Season: Who Almost Got Fired?

Well, it’s official.

Despite a ratings free fall that really became worrisome after Farrah Abraham got fired from the show, Teen Mom OG will be returning to MTV for an eighth season.

The Ashley’s Reality Roundup confirms that the network reached a deal with the show’s stars after an unusually lengthy round of negotiations.

Perhaps Amber Portwood and company are unaware of the desperate ratings situation.

Someone may want to inform them that if the opportunity to re-sign again next year should arise, they probably don’t want to push their luck.

Check out all the details on the surprise renewal and the tense negotiations below:

1. The OGs Are Back!

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While the addition of Bristol Palin and Cheyenne Floyd didn’t prove to be the ratings boon producers had hoped (and served to make the “OG” title wildly inappropriate) the controversial series will be returning to MTV later this year.

2. Finally!

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“Everyone has finally signed their contracts, and things are up and running,� a source close to the situation tells The Ashley.

3. Tense Negotiations

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Yes, the entire cast is returning, which is surprising for a number of reasons.

4. Cutting Costs

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For one thing, as we mentioned, Bristol and Cheyenne failed to boost ratings, so many assumed they would be cut from the cast if the show returned for another season.

5. Expensive Talent

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Bristol, in particular, was rumored to be on the chopping block, as she got paid more than any of the other moms in her first season.

6. Another Go

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But both she and Cheyenne will get at least one more season on the once-wildly popular series. And they’re not the only ones whose returns were in doubt.

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Teen Mom Mugshot Mayhem: Who’s Been Arrested?

Obviously, there are plenty of good, upstanding citizens who happen to have become mothers when they were young.

Similarly, there are even Teen Mom cast members who are terrific moms and stellar human individuals in general.

See Houska, Chelsea.

But unfortunately, the same life circumstances that cause some teens to become moms also change their lives.

In many ways, not all of them good. Maybe that is why so many Teen Mom stars have mile-long rap sheets.

This goes for the mothers, the baby daddies, and even the (grand)parents of the MTV personalities we love.

Buckle up, because looking at these criminal histories is a ride … and we’re not only talking about Jenelle.

1. Jo Rivera

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Isaac’s dad was arrested in 2011 for marijuana possession. Meanwhile, Kailyn Lowry’s brand of products is called Pothead. Times have changed in the last 8 years, huh?

2. Devoin Austin

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Nova’s dad, Briana DeJesus’ ex, has had multiple arrests, almost all of them are for or related to marijuana.

3. Some of Devoin’s arrests are for other things

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One was for breaking and entering, another was for possession of a controlled substance.

4. But mostly just for marijuana.

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A lot of his arrests are from 2013, but this mugshot comes from 2017. Pot doesn’t usually ruin lives, but arrests over it absolutely can.

5. Amber Portwood

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Amber was arrested in 2010 on multiple counts of domestic violence towards her ex, Gary Shirley.

6. She took a plea deal

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Amber got probation, which was a win for her … but it did not last.

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Amber Portwood to Teen Mom OG Producers: Gimme My Job Back!

Well, that was fast,

Just days after Amber Portwood dramatically quit Teen Mom OG, the mother of two has reportedly made it clear that she would very much like to remain on the show that made her famous.

Of course, it’s possible that her former bosses might not be so eager to give her a second chance.

On Monday night’s reunion show, Amber refused to continue filming, informing crew members that she felt it was time to “separate” herself from the series that made her famous.

She may have realized too late, however, that she’s not quite ready to separate herself from her six-figure salary.

Take a look:

1. Amber’s Anger

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Amber has always had a short temper, but lately, she’s had an even lower tolerance for others than usual.

2. Lashing Out

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Amber has directed her anger at her bosses, the crew that makes Teen Mom tick, and even the fans that have made the show such a success.

3. Crying Wolf?

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Throughout the show’s latest season, Amber has repeatedly taken to Twitter to complain that she’s being portrayed inaccurately. Several times she stated she would not be filming another season.

4. Trouble From the Start

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Amber arrived at this year’s reunion in a combative mood.

5. Sending a Message

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She showed up late wearing a shirt that read, “Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come.”

6. Making It Clear

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As though her disdain for the proceedings wasn’t evident enough, Amber raised two middle fingers in the air as she entered the studio.

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Farrah Abraham SLAMMED By Fans For Exploiting Derek Underwood’s Death!

Long before she became the infamous Backdoor Teen Mom, Farrah Abraham was simply a midwestern teenager coping with some very challenging circumstances.

It’s hard to imagine now, but there was a time when Farrah was the most sympathetic star on 16 and Pregnant, having lost her boyfriend, Derek Underwood, in a car wreck while she was pregnant with his child.

The years since have brought tremendous change to Farrah’s life, but she still took time to remember Derek on the 10th anniversary of his death last week.

Of course, Farrah being Farrah, she did so in a wildly insensitive fashion that outraged her social media followers.

Take a look:

1. Cemetery Party!

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Farrah kicked things off with an oddly festive gathering at Derek’s grave.

2. Farrah’s Gonna Farrah

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We suppose every family mourns in its own way, but the bright colors and number 10 balloons to mark Derek’s decade in the grave seem like a bit much.

3. A Grave Occasion

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Video from the gathering indicates that the whole thing seemed to have sort of an uncomfortable vibe.

4. As Expected

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Farrah caught a fair bit of flak for trotting out her daughter to exploit the tragic death of a teenager.

5. It Gets Worse

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But it wasn’t the grave party that earned Farrah the harshest criticism.

6. Yikes

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No, that honor belongs to a photo of Derek’s mangled car after the fatal accident that Abraham decided to post to her Instagram story for some reason.

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Ryan Edwards to Tinder Match: You Wanna Do Some Coke?

Sigh. Well, folks, the “maybe Ryan Edwards isn’t such a terrible guy, after all” narrative was fun while it lasted.

As you probably know, Ryan got out of rehab last month after completing a 90-day course of treatment.

Those closest to the troubled Teen Mom OG star claimed he’d changed his ways, but it looks as though he’s already fallen back into his old habits.

Earlier this week, we learned that Ryan is once again using Tinder to try and cheat on Mackenzie Standifer.

And according to new screenshots obtained by Radar Online, he’s off the wagon and looking to get high with some of his hookup partners.

Here’s what we know about this sad situation so far:

 

1. A Familiar Pattern

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This isn’t the first time that Ryan checked into rehab, emerged triumphant, and immediately went back to his old ways.

2. Ryan’s Hope

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Family and friends had hoped this time would be different. It was the longest Edwards had ever remained in treatment, and his wife recently gave birth to a baby boy.

3. Squandered Potential

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They hoped sobriety would make Ryan a better husband and father and keep him out of trouble with the law.

4. No Magic Bullet

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Sadly, rehab doesn’t always result in sobriety, and sobriety doesn’t always make former addicts more trustworthy or responsible.

5. A Troubled Man

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Obviously, Ryan’s heroin addiction and the legal problems that resulted from it are the biggest obstacles in his life — but he has a lot of other demons to conquer, as well.

6. Lyin’ Ryan

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Though they’ve been married less than two years, Ryan has been caught cheating on Mackenzie on numerous occasions.

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Tyler Baltierra: I’m a Terrible Husband and I Don’t Deserve Catelynn!

There was a time when Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra were considered the most stable couple in the Teen Mom franchise.

Sadly, those days are long gone.

Yes, Cate and Tyler are still together … but barely.

Lowell and Baltierra underwent a trial separation recently, and while both made it clear that they’re hoping to save their marriage, it seems the process is taking a tremendous emotional toll.

Take a look:

1. The Troiubled Couple

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Tyler and Catelynn have been enduring quite the rough patch lately — and they haven’t been shy about sharing their struggles with fans.

2. Both Struggling

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Tyler and Catelynn have both been diagnosed with mental disorders, and while they’re both seeking treatment, the situation has put a strain on their marriage.

3. Gone Girl?

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Lowell spent much of the past year in an Arizona treatment facility, and many fans accused her of abandoning her family.

4. Supportive Husband

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Tyler remained supportive throughout Catelynn’s many stints in rehab, happily assuming single dad responsibilities.

5. Taking a Toll

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However, it appears that the many ups and downs of the past year have taken a tremendous psychological toll on Tyler.

6. Scapegoat Cate

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Through it all, Catelynn has taken most of the blame for the couple’s problems.

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Amber Portwood: I Almost Killed Myself After Having My Baby!

It’s no secret that Amber Portwood has had a rough life.

We’ve been seeing snippets of it for years on Teen Mom OG.

She’s dealt with drug addiction, mental illness, abusive relationships (from both sides).

She’s even gone to prison.

Yep, she’s definitely been through some things, you know?

Including, after giving birth to her second child earlier this year, postpartum depression so severe that she nearly committed suicide.

1. What a Ride

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Poor Amber, right? Well, sometimes.

2. What a Tragedy

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Amber sure has been through a lot, including the deaths of her little sister and her father. She also struggles with being bipolar and having borderline personality disorder.

3. Wow

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She’s also assaulted her ex-boyfriend, Gary Shirley, at least once in front of their daughter, Leah.

4. Yikes

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That assault led her to be sentenced to five years in prison. Well, that and drugs.

5. Double Yikes

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After serving a portion of her sentence, she was released, and she really seemed to have changed a lot. Then Matt Baier creeped his way into her life, and things were bad for a couple of years again.

6. Thank God

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She miraculously realized just how big a creep he was, and last year she kicked him to the curb after they filmed Marriage Boot Camp together.

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Bristol Palin: Getting Back With Dakota Meyer?!

Though some have said that Bristol Palin can’t handle being a Teen Mom OG star, she has certainly faced her share of drama.

But one element of her life seem to have stabilized in very recent weeks.

Lately, Bristol has been talking — no, gushing — to fans and followers about her ex, Dakota Meyer.

She says that the two of them have been doing a stellar job of co-parenting Sailor Grace, whom they share.

And Bristol isn’t the only one who’s happy with their arrangement or raving about the other online.

Dakota has had even more to say about Bristol.

Are these two getting back together?

1. Bristol and Dakota are in a good place

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The pair of exes have had some difficult, trying times. That’s why they are exes. But from what they are both saying, it sounds like things are so much better these days.

2. Bristol gushed about Dakota

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During a recent Instagram Q&A, Bristol awarded her ex a glowing review.

3. Things are improving!

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“We have made incredible strides the last several weeks,” Bristol announced to fans.

4. She sounds over the moon

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Bristol added that she is “super grateful” for how much easier co-parenting with Dakota has become.

5. This is a very glowing review of her ex

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Bristol concluded that “it’s been amazing.”

6. Bristol wasn’t the only one who had something to say

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Dakota had his own words to share with fans

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Teen Mom: PROOF the Whole Show is Fake?!

Oh, Teen Mom … what a delightful show, huh?

It’s got everything you could want in a reality show.

There’s drama of all sorts — between family members, in romantic relationships, with exes.

We’ve seen arrests, fights, custody battles, hospitalizations, weddings, pregnancies, and so much more.

But could Teen Mom actually be fake?

Like 100% scripted nonsense?

1. Hmm …

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OK, so we know that the Teen Mom cast is fond of complaining about MTV’s editing, right?

2. Really?

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We’ve seen this a whole lot from some of the more dramatic cast members.

3. Right, Right

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Jenelle has said that she’s considered quitting the show because they portray her and David Eason like a “freak show in cages,” and she’s said many times that she feels it’s unhealthy for her to be shown in such a bad light.

4. A Deadbeat?

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Jeremy Calvert has done more than his fair share of ranting about MTV — his big problem is that on the show, he seems like an ignorant, racist, deadbeat dad, and apparently that’s not his truth.

5. Ouch

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And who could forget that time that Tyler Baltierra told Catelynn Lowell that he didn’t “want no heiffer for a wife”? It caused quite the stir, but according to Tyler, the network was just out to make him look like “the POS baby daddy this season” to “help the ratings.”

6. Hungry Kids or No?

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And when Leah Messer was going through her rough time, we saw one of her daughters scream and cry about being hungry. Several viewers were deeply concerned, but Leah let everyone know that the real issue was that her kid is “a drama queen.” Fair.

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Bristol Palin to MTV: Stop Turning Me Into Farrah Abraham!

Bristol Palin is not here to take any responsibility.

She’s not here to shoulder any blame.

And she certainly isn’t here to apologize.

Throughout her brief stint on Teen Mom OG, Palin has been at the center of more episodes than any other cast member.

Makes sense, right? You don’t hire the daughter of an ex-Vice Presidential candidate and then NOT feature her prominently.

But Bristol has taken to Instagram in order to blast producers for her portrayal, arguing that they are making her look bad on purpose because they need her to be a controversial figure — just like the woman she replaced, Farrah Abraham.

Is this accurate?

Scroll down to read Palin’s argument and to judge for yourself…

1. So Frustrated

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Bristol Palin is annoyed by the way she’s been portrayed on Teen Mom OG. She blames producers for editing footage in ways that paint her in a negative light.

2. Really, Bristol?!?

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The bulk of her time as a Teen Mom cast member has been spent arguing with ex-husband Dakota Meyer. Early in the season, she came across as not very understanding about his PTSD, which resulted from seeing many of his team members killed in Afghanistan.

3. What Prompted Palin’s Outburst?

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We can’t say for certain, but Meyer asked her on the latest episode of Teen Mom OG to call or text him when cameras were not around, accusing her of just wanting attention.

4. The Internet Has Also Turned Against Her

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Ratings for this season are way down and viewers don’t seem to care about Bristol’s exploits, perhaps because they dislike her mother so much.

5. What a Ditz!

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This is what someone wrote to MTV about Palin’s unwelcome presence on the franchise after Monday’s episode aired.

6. And This is What Bristol Wrote Back:

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“dumb.. if you’re going to criticize me, at least be grammatically correct.” She’s clearly very annoyed at the moment.

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Teen Mom OG Recap: Catelynn Cries, Bristol Begs

On Teen Mom OG this week…

… Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer went at it once again, arguing over their relationship and its affect on their kids.

… Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra inched closer to their unusual and controversial trial separation.

… Amber Portwood snapped at Andrew Glennon, just like old times.

… Cheyenne Floyd and Cory Wharton stirred up even more drama as they grapple with their romantic future.

… Oh, and Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney were totally fine and normal.

Ready for a recap of the dramatic events? Scroll down and let’s do this!

1. The Ballad of Bristol and Dakota

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We’ll start with the most dysfunctional (former) couple of all, as Palin called her ex-husband this week because she hoped they could be “”adults about the situation,” considering three kids were at the center of it.

2. Can We Just Move On, Please?

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“I know there’s been a lot of hurt and a lot of pettiness on both of our behalfs,” Bristol told Dakota over the phone. “I want to get off on a different foot so we can work together for our girls.”

3. Not Like This, We Can’t

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Meyer, who did sign up to appear on a reality TV show, didn’t appreciate Brisol reaching out as part of an episode. “Pick up the phone, text me when there’s not cameras around,” he shot back. “Show me that you’re gonna have genuine intentions and it ain’t just for the show to start some drama.”

4. dakota v. bristol

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Bristol replied she wanted to do it on camera so they’d have “a level of accountability,” which is pretty lame and dumb and untrue, before Meyer agreed to meet up with her to talk about things further. (But not on this episode.)

5. How Was I Ever Married to Her?!?

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After the call, Meyer vented to a producer as follows: “Bristol’s like a kid. She’s more worried about the court of public opinion than getting in there and let’s be parents to the kids. That’s what the show has done to her. She’s more focused on the show and her image than she is about the best interest of the kids. The kids are fine, this is the pettiness that I have to look forward to forever.”

6. Poor Catelynn

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Catelynn and Tyler, meanwhile, were preparing to start their separation, as Tyler was getting ready to move out.

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Catelynn Lowell on Marriage: Yes, We’re Separated! No, We’re NOT Getting Divorced!

There’s a strange phenomenon taking place lately in which the Teen Moms reveal a detail of their personal life and then get angry when people repeat it.

Jenelle Evans was the first to practice this strange habit, changing her relationship status to “single” on Facebook, then getting upset when fans speculated that she might be getting divorced.

Now, Catelynn Lowell is following in Jenelle’s footsteps.

She’s revealed that she’s separated from Tyler Baltierra, but she gets extremely upset when anyone else talks about the situation.

Take a look:

1. The Happy Former Couple

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On a recent episode of Teen Mom OG, Tyler and Catelynn revealed that they’ve decided to live apart for a period of one month.

2. Hard Times

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The decision comes after a year that truly put the Baltierras marriage to the test.

3. Catelynn’s Struggles

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Catelynn suffered a miscarriage and the incident took a tremendous psychological toll.

4. Seeking Help

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In response to the situation, Catelynn checked into a rehab facility in Arizona on multiple occasions, a decision that’s been widely criticized.

5. The Backlash Begins

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Many felt that Catelynn was abandoning her husband and young daughter by repeatedly running off to Arizona.

6. One Supportive Husband

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Tyler stepped up and assumed single parent duties in Catelynn’s absence.

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