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Tyler Baltierra Shows Off INSANE Weight Loss!

There have been a whole lot of changes for Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra these past several months, right?

And as you likely know, not all of them have been good.

Last fall, they decided it was time to expand their family, and Catelynn actually did get pregnant pretty fast. Unfortunately, she suffered a miscarriage shortly after announcing the news to her family (and to the Teen Mom OG film crew).

She’s dealt with depression and anxiety for years, and the miscarriage sent her into a tailspin that resulted in two separate six-week visits to a treatment center in Arizona.

In March, she left her second rehab stint, and she’s been home since — and thankfully, it seems like she’s doing much better these days.

As for Tyler, who struggled with his own grief over the miscarriage on top of holding down the home and family clothing business while Catelynn was gone, it looks like he’s been feeling a lot better too!

Judging by a new photo he shared on Instagram, he’s looking a lot different, too!

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DANG, right?!

“Hard work is paying off!” he captioned the photo. “It’s been 6 months since completely changing my eating habits, I dropped 40lbs & now it’s time to cut it all up with these workouts, BOOM!”

He added the hashtags “crushing these personal goals” and “it feels great,” which is nice.

Then, as you can see in the photo (because of the text and also because of the evidence), he’s already seeing progress with his ab muscles.

Tyler has never been a heavy guy, quite the contrary — he’s always been pretty skinny.

But sometime in the past year or so, his metabolism did seem to slow down, and he started looking a little fuller in the face, which he himself frequently mentioned on social media.

Back in October, he announced that he had “a major dadbod,” but that “I just haven’t decided if I care yet hahaha.”

Tyler Baltierra Weight Loss

Around New Years though, like so many of us, he decided he did care, and he switched up his diet.

He started dropping weight fast — by the beginning of February, he said that he was already down 35 pounds.

Judging by this new post of his, the goal was to lose 40 pounds altogether, and now that he’s done it, he’s going to start working on building muscle.

And judging by the comments on the post, a whole lot of his followers appreciate what they’re seeing.

An insane amount of people complimented his looks here, which is more than fair — as we’ve said, he’s obviously looking good.

“Taking dad bod to a whole new level!” one commenter joked.

“Good job Tyler,” another wrote. “Besides getting back into shape, exercise is so important for mental stability. I applaud you.”

That’s a good point, because on top of all the bad feelings brought on by the miscarriage, we know that he was also diagnosed as bipolar recently.

He’s said that he wanted to try working on things naturally before starting on any medications, and while there’s definitely no shame if he ends up needing meds, exercise and a healthy diet certainly can’t hurt.

Let’s see, what else … a ton of people admitted that they thought Tyler was Justin Bieber at first when they saw this photo in their Instagram feed, which is hilarious but understandable.

Of course, things couldn’t be all positive and lighthearted for long — plenty of his followers felt the need to tell him that Catelynn should be the one working out instead.

Some even suggest that he should leave her. Because of abs.

Somehow, we doubt that will happen, and even if it did, this isn’t a story about Baltierra divorce rumors.

It’s a story about how Tyler is feeling himself, and rightfully so.

Congrats, bud!

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Catelynn Lowell & Tyler Baltierra: Divorce Isn’t So Bad!

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.

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Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra: Actually Divorcing?!

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have been together for a long time.

A really, really, really long time.

Forget being high school sweethearts — they’re actually middle school sweethearts, if you can believe it!

They got together when they were just twelve years old because, as Tyler explained in that book they released a few years back, Catelynn had “the biggest tits in seventh grade.”

But it doesn’t matter why they got together, because they’ve obviously formed a deep, loving relationship.

They’ve been through so much together, including but certainly not limited to the abusive, drug-fueled marriage of his father and her mother and the birth of Carly, the child they placed for adoption.

Things were rocky between them for a while during those teenage years, but they stayed together and now they’re married with a daughter, Nova, and they’ve been open about their plans to expand their family.

Unfortunately, it looks like they’ve entered a bit of a rough patch in the last few months.

Catelynn had a miscarriage back in the fall, and both she and Tyler had a hard time dealing with it, understandably.

She struggled so much that she contemplated suicide, and when she realized how bad things were, she decided to spend six weeks in a treatment center in Arizona.

Tyler was very supportive of that, but when she decided to go back for another six weeks shortly after coming home … well, that was a bit different.

All of this went down on the last Teen Mom OG season finale — about three weeks after coming back, Catelynn told Tyler that she was still struggling and thought another rehab stay would be the best thing for her.

He urged her to try dealing with things at home first, since Nova had a hard time going without her mom for so long during her first trip to rehab.

But she’d already made up her mind.

In a surprisingly candid chat with his sister, Tyler complained about Cate’s decision, and he even compared her leaving for multiple trips to rehab to his father being in and out of his life when he was a child.

He said that he’d told Catelynn that going back to Arizona might be the best thing for her, but that trying treatment at home would be the best thing for their daughter.

Her response to that, according to Tyler?

“She’ll manage.”

He honestly seemed a little disgusted by her attitude about Nova’s wellbeing, and many fans were as well.

He was so upset that during that conversation, he even told his sister that maybe he and Catelynn weren’t right for each other anymore.

It was the second reference to a possible divorce in that single episode — earlier. she’d told him that maybe he should just leave her, since she’d been having so many problems.

Not a great sign, honestly.

But the episode aired, and Catelynn and Tyler tried their best to prove that these days, they were doing a lot better.

There have still been some pretty concerning signs though.

One was a tweet Tyler wrote last month in which he wrote that even though he was lying in bed next to his wife and listening to his daughter sleeping on the baby monitor, he still felt “so empty and so alone.”

Another has been the poetry he’s been sharing on social media, which is all pretty dark and has honestly made it seem like he could perhaps be suicidal.

But a couple of days ago, he shared a new poem … and if we were Catelynn, we’d definitely be feeling a little upset.

In this poem, Tyler called himself “that pathetic f-ck up who got famous just for f-ckin his girlfriend & gettin her knocked up.”

“That motherf-cker ain’t sh-t,” he continued, “that motherf-cker’s gotta take a hint, he’s gotta get it together if he wants his life to fit.”

“That motherf-cker’s gotta get a job even though I doubt that he could, & he’s gotta leave that broad if he ever wants to be heard.”

So … that’s not great.

In the caption for this post, he explained that these were the kinds of things he hears from people — from his haters, if you will.

It sounds like he doesn’t actually believe these things, he’s just turning insults around because he thinks it’s “ironically motivating.”

Still, if you take this and add in the other developments from the past week, things aren’t looking too great for the Baltierras.

As you may have heard, there was a big fuss because fans noticed that on Catelynn’s Instagram, she lists her last name as Lowell instead of Baltierra, her married name.

The thing is that her name has always been Catelynn Lowell on Instagram, and the name thing got more attention than a much more interesting little tidbit, which was that for a little while, she actually unfollowed Tyler.

Besides that, they didn’t spend Mother’s Day together — she was in Florida and he was in Texas.

He didn’t even write a big gushy message about her for the holiday, which, if you’ve followed this couple for any length of time, you know is very, very strange.

There’s been so much going on to point to a possible split that Catelynn felt the need to address the rumors.

In a statement, she wrote that they aren’t getting a divorce, and that “couples go through ups and downs, that’s normal life.”

“We are a solid couple that will work through anything life throws at us!”

Which is even more suspicious, because while she did say they aren’t getting a divorce, she definitely implied they were going through some issues.

Come on, Baltierras, pull through!

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Tyler Baltierra’s Latest Tweets Have Fans Concerned About His Health

Tyler Baltierra is one of the more beloved husbands in the Teen Mom franchise in large part due to how candid he’s been regarding his struggles with mental illness.

Last month, Baltierra revealed that he suffers from bipolar disorder, and he was widely applauded for helping to de-stigmatize the condition by discussing it openly.

Of course, now fans are on the alert and many have been looking for signs of a manic or depressive episodes in every word that Tyler posts on his social media accounts.

Rumors that Baltierra is suicidal have been circulating for the past week, and it seems his latest tweets have only led to increased concern from some of his followers.

The strange thing is, the tweet that’s attracting the most attention sees Tyler revealing one of his favorite therapeutic activities.

“I have always loved writing & as a kid I used to write poetry, I had pages full of it!” Baltierra wrote.

“But I gave it up when I got a little older & ended up throwing it all away. I’ve been inspired recently to pick it back up & I’m on a mission to refill my notebook! #SelfCare #MyOwnTherapy”

On its own, the tweet would likely give the impression that Tyler is in a very good place these days.

But he posted it along with some snippets of his poetry, and fans are worried about the references to suicide and self-harm that appear in Baltierra’s verse.

“From on top of this mountain, I’ll cut these ties, not my wrists,” he writes in one poem.

“I’ll fight with these words, instead of my fists,” he continues.

“I’ll take this newfound strength, leap & fly out of this cage & I’ll make sure I’m the only one who’s in control & I’m the only one who’s turning the page!”

It sounds to us like Tyler’s feeling empowered and optimistic these days, but many of his followers just can’t get over that reference to self-harm.

The issue, it seems, is that suicide is on Tyler’s mind at all, even as an option that he staunchly rejects.

Ever since he went public with his diagnosis of bipolar disorder, fans have been on the lookout for the jarring mood swings that often characterize the disorder.

And many are concerned that self-harm will remain in Baltierra’s thoughts during one of his inevitable depressive lows.

It’s not hard to see why they’re concerned, but ultimately, this amounts to armchair psychotherapy from people who don’t know enough about Tyler or his condition to make predictions about what will happen next.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on Tyler and wife Catelynn Lowell’s struggles with mental illness.

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Amber Baltierra: Tyler Baltierra’s Sister Enters Rehab for 3 Months

Teen Mom OG viewers will recognize Amber Baltierra, the sister of Tyler Baltierra.

While Tyler has recently discussed the fact that he is bipolar, Amber has her own troubles. Hers, it seems, have been getting worse.

And now it is revealed that she will be checking herself in to a 90-day stint in rehab. But why?

Amber tells fans that she is going away by sharing a couple of (filtered) photos of her children, writing on Instagram:

“These two. They are my rock. My motivation. My inspiration.”

That’s exactly what we want to hear from any parent.

“The reason I breathe and wake up every day.”

At times, her message slips from being about her children to being directed at her children.

“Mommy loves you [two] more than you guys may know right now.”

She says that she is doing this for them.

“You both deserve nothing but the best and I will give that to you.”

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In talking about how much she will miss her kids, she reveals how long she will be away.

“I’m gonna miss you these 90 days.”

That’s a very long time. But she knows that they will be okay.

“I know dad and everyone else will keep you busy this summer.”

Her thoughts will always be with her children.

“Just know I love you both with every fiber in me.”

This step, which she is taking for herself, will also help her to be their parent.

“When mom gets home she’s gonna be the best woman I can be and an even better mom.”

Teen Mom fans already understand that Catelynn Lowell’s mental illness does not make her a bad mom. So surely they can understand that Amber’s troubles don’t meant hat she loves her kids any less.

Amber Baltierra message

She does not explain why she is entering rehab, but she does write:

“I’ll pray for your comfort and happiness everyday I’m not with you.”

That is so sweet.

“Show the world [you’re] my babies and you guys are strong and can get through anything.”

And she shares some words of inspiration with them:

“Because well, you got Baltierra blood and it don’t get stronger than that”

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Her estranged husband, Billy Wade Elkins Jr., tells RadarOnline that Amber Baltierra will undergo treatment at a Texas rehab facility. And she’s leaving very soon.

“She’s going to Texas. She leaves Friday.”

Her father, Butch Baltierra, had already confirmed that she would be doing a stint in rehab.

Though Amber did not specify why she is entering rehab, it is reported that this may be for relationship issues as well as alleged drug use.

We hope that this experience helps her.

(Also, check out this throwback that she shared of her and Tyler)

One insider claims to RadarOnline that, in their opinion, Amber is going to rehab as a sort of … vacation?

“I think it’s an excuse to ditch her responsibility as an adult.”

They say that she is no genuinely trying to change.

“Not to really get any help.”

This source does not expect to be overwhelmed by the results of Amber’s 90 days away.

“I’d be very surprised if she came out changed for the better.”

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This insider also thinks that it may be some sort of stunt.

“Amber in my opinion is only going to therapy for attention and what it does for the show.”

Overall, this person clearly does not think highly of Amber.

“She’s just irresponsible, immature, so maybe it’ll get her act together.” Yikes.

We wish Amber Baltierra the best of luck during her rehab stint.

We can only imagine how much she will miss her children. She’s planning to be gone until August, folks.

And while we’re sure that Tyler understands, Catelynn Lowell only returned from rehab last February. Now, his sister is entering a facility.

It’s good that they’re getting help, but he has to be missing these important figures in his life while they’re away.

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Tyler Baltierra: Is He Suicidal?

To say that things have been rough for Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra recently would be a pretty massive understatement.

And that’s because things have been undoubtedly, overwhelmingly hard for a long, long time now.

Besides, you know, all the problems they have that stemmed from having parents with drug addictions and a tendency to be cruel, plus the trauma they experienced after placing their first daughter up for adoption, they’ve been dealing with some severe mental illness in the past few months.

Catelynn gave birth to their daughter Nova in 2015, and after that she developed postpartum depression.

Her depression lasted for a long time, and it was so bad that she had to check into a treatment center in March of 2016. But even after coming home after that, she still struggled a lot.

At some point last year, she seemed to feel a bit better, at least enough that she and Tyler decided to try for another baby.

She did get pregnant, but she had a miscarriage, which triggered suicidal feelings.

She went off to rehab to get that under control, and after six weeks of treatment, she came home, where she stayed for a few weeks before deciding she needed even more treatment.

Six weeks after that, she came home again with new medications, a new diagnosis of PTSD, and an urge to help others suffering from mental illness.

One of those other people?

Tyler.

While Catelynn was in treatment after the miscarriage, Tyler stayed home, caring for their daughter and their home and their business, all while grieving himself.

As the weeks went on, he seemed to become overwhelmed with it all, and he was open about what a difficult time he was having.

He went to therapy himself while Cate was away, and he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

There have been rumors that after she came home and got settled back in that he would go to treatment himself, but he’s denied those rumors, saying that if anything, he might go on a spiritual retreat for a week or so.

But for the past few days, he’s been making some strange posts on social media that has fans more concerned than ever.

It started last week when he tweeted that he’s always loved writing and that he used to write poetry when he was younger, so he decided to start up again.

“I gotta tell ya,” he added, “what comes out of this brain of mine onto paper…Freaks. Me. Out. My brain is a way darker place than I thought.”

After that, he apparently felt moved to tweet a little sample.

“Why do I always do this to myself,” this poem began. “Why do I always ignore what’s safe for me & instead go search for some fatal battle, like I would rather be dead or let the devil take the handle from me.”

“What’s wrong with me!? What’s wrong with this brain of mine!?”

The next day, he added to it, writing “What’s wrong with this brain of mine. How can I just sit here & build up so much f-cking rage & pain inside.”

“It’s like I’m my own worst enemy & fighting this demon inside of me possesses all of my energy, so where’s the preacher at? I’ve been cursed & I don’t think I’m coming back.”

Then he really shared a lot on Instagram — he posted what looks like a screenshot of a series of these poems he typed up.

There’s a bit cut off, obviously, and you can read all of it if you feel moved to do so, but even at a glance, it’s obvious that this is all pretty dark.

You can see a bit about his father, Butch, in the line “I can still find the strength as a man even without the influence of a dad.”

In another section, he wrote “From on top of this mountain, I’ll cut these ties not my wrists. I’ll fight with these words instead of my fists.”

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Suicide and violence? Uh … you OK, Tyler?

The newest poem he shared is very similar to all the others — more ramblings about his brain.

In this one, he wrote about “feeling broken, beaten, devalued, out of place.”

“It just leaves me shattered and every time I think about my life, my brain becomes battered with only one question…does my life really even matter?!”

In the caption for this one, Tyler explained that it’s “relieving to have somewhere to put all these thoughts & emotions,” and he added a “my own therapy” hashtag.

But with all these extremely troubled thoughts about self worth and cutting wrists, maybe it’s worth looking into some additional therapy, you know?

It seems like Catelynn is feeling better these days, so let’s just hope that Tyler can do the same.

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Tyler Baltierra: I Suffer From Bipolar Disorder

For much of the past two years, Catelynn Lowell’s struggle with mental illness has been documented by Teen Mom OG camera crews.

Lowell has been commended for her bravery in being so honest about her difficulties, and many have heaped praise on her husband, Tyler Baltierra, for his endless support of his struggling wife.

Now, Tyler is opening up about his own mental health issues, and like Catelynn, he’s sharing details about his battle in hopes of diminishing damaging stigmas encouraging fans to seek help when they need it.

Baltierra revealed on Twitter this week that he’s been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

In a series of candid tweets, Tyler revealed that he initially planned to keep his diagnosis a secret, but was encouraged by his wife to go public with his struggle.

“Honestly, I wasn’t even planning on releasing that info, but once Cate mentioned about my recent diagnosis, I figured “what the hell!?” the 26-year-old tweeted.

“Like why am I so against telling anyone!? It’s actually been a little easier to digest since I have been talking about it more,” he added.

Asked if he plans to seek a pharmaceutical solution, Baltierra reveals that he has not yet decided on a course of treatment:

“Well tbh it’s still so new to me,” he wrote.

“So, I’ve been doing non-stop research on the diagnosis, the different remedies to combat symptoms, & how to better understand it. I did refuse medication, but only because I wanted to try all of the natural remedies first. It’s a journey,”

It seems the diagnosis did not come as a total shock to Tyler, who has long suspected he may suffer from a mental illness.

“He mentioned in the past that he thought that maybe he suffered from bipolar disorder, but he wasn’t sure,” a source explained to Radar Online.

“He’s talked about his mood going from super funny and goofy, which he’s known for, to his depressive phases. That was a red flag for him.”

It’s unclear if Tyler’s mental illness will be addressed on future episodes of Teen Mom OG.

But for now, Baltierra is doing his fans a great service by opening up about his condition on social media.

Watch Teen Mom OG online for more on Tyler and Catelynn’s road to greater mental health.

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