Last week, rumors that Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra were headed for divorce made their way across the social media landscape with surprising speed.
Typically, when such reports surface but are not confirmed by either half of the couple in question, it’s easy to dismiss them as unfounded gossip.
But in this case, there was real reason to believe Catelynn and Tyler may have called it quits.
Fans began to talk after noticing that Catelynn had unfollowed Tyler on Instagram.
(There was also much chatter about the fact that she had changed her name to “Catelynn Lowell” on Instagram, but in fact, that had always been her display name.)
And while that may have been the most recent indication of trouble in paradise, it certainly wasn’t the only one.
On top of the suspicious social media activity, the fact that Tyler and Catelynn spent Mother’s Day weekend in separate states had fans on high alert.
All of this came on the heels of a very public rough patch that was documented on the latest Teen Mom OG season finale.
In the episode, Catelynn – who was fresh from a 6-week stint in Arizona rehab center – told Tyler that she feels she may need to return to the facility for further treatment.
Tyler encouraged his wife to seek out a facility closer to home for the sake of their daughter, prompting Lowell to reply, “She’ll manage.”
Later in the episode, Tyler confessed to his sister that he had begun to grapple with fears that Catelynn might not be the right partner for him.
Fans were stunned, and many pointed out that it was not the first time that season that Tyler and Catelynn had broached the subject of divorce.
Needless to say, it’s not hard to see why fans were so quick to buy into the latest round of breakup rumors.
But against tough odds, it seems the Baltierras are determined to make their relationship work:
Tyler posted the above photo to Instagram earlier this week.
“Damn! I think divorce looks pretty good on us,” he captioned the pic.
“But we are getting a divorce #nothingcanstopus,” Catelynn added.
It’s important to note, of course, that Tyler and Catelynn both seem to have posted those comments sarcastically.
Catelynn even added a series of cry-laughing emojis to drive the point home.
And fans who are rooting for the beloved couple have found further encouragement in recent comments from Catelynn’s father, David Lowell:
“Tyler is in Texas visiting his dad Butch and Catelynn is in Florida with Nova visiting her older sister,” David said of the couple’s weekend apart.
“Everything is good as far as I know. I don’t know about the Instagram name change. I didn’t notice.”
Catelynn also addressed the rumors with a candid social media post:
“[Tyler Baltierra] and I are not getting a divorce,” she wrote.
“Couples go through ups and downs that’s normal life. We are a solid couple that will work through anything life throws at us!”
So we guess it’s safe to say Tyler and Catelynn won’t be calling it quits anytime soon.
It’s a refreshing change of pace, as TMOG couples don’t have the greatest success rate.
Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on one the Baltierras’ many ups and downs.