Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra: Irresponsible for Having Another Baby??

If you keep up with all the latest Teen Mom news and gossip, then there’s absolutely no chance that you haven’t heard the big news by now:

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are expecting another baby!

This will be their third child — their first, Carly, was born when the two were only 16 and they placed her for adoption, and their second, Nova, was born in January of 2015.

Catelynn was actually pregnant last year, but unfortunately she suffered a miscarriage, one that was extremely difficult for her to handle.

After it happened, she began to contemplate suicide, but she was able to reach out to her family before she acted on those thoughts.

She decided to check into a treatment center in Arizona, the same one she visited in 2016 for her severe postpartum depression.

This all happened in November, so in December, Cate decided to check out before completing her planned six weeks of treatment so she could spend Christmas with her daughter.

But after coming home, she realized she wasn’t ready, so she went back to Arizona, then came home for real when she finished her treatment at the end of the month.

As we saw on the last season of Teen Mom OG, she was still pretty down, and in a discussion she had with Tyler, she said that she was struggling with simple tasks like getting out of bed and bathing.

At that point, she’d already made the decision to go back for another six weeks at her rehab center, and even though Tyler had some reservations about it, off she went.

She stayed there until March, when she came home for good.

Why are we going over all of that again?

Because what with her relatively recent rehab stays, there are a lot of fans who believe that perhaps it wasn’t the best idea for her to get pregnant again so soon.

And, as always, those fans were super vocal with their opinions when Tyler shared the big news on Instagram.

“I think Catelynn should worry about her mental health issues before having any kids,” one person wrote.

Another commented that “having a baby will most likely put her into depression after giving birth, it’s not healthy at all.”

“Y’all two are so unstable,” someone told them. “Not to mention suicidal. This is NOT good news. Poor kids is all I gotta say.”

Yet another hater said that hopefully Tyler is “prepared” to take care of Nova and the new baby “once she has the baby and decides she needs to jet off to rehab to ride horses & have spa days again.”

There were lots and lots of comments like that, and although Catelynn hasn’t commented on them (she’s even turned the comments off on her own posts about the pregnancy), Tyler did.

Over on Twitter, he retweeted the following:

“If no one with depression had kids the world would start shrinking at an alarming rate. If you are one of the lucky few never to experience it. Give a prayer of thanks and don’t talk about what you do not understand.”

“THIS. RIGHT HERE,” Tyler added. “NAILED IT!!!

It’s clear that Tyler is excited about Catelynn’s pregnancy, and it seems like she really is, too.

But what all those commenters on Instagram were trying to point out with varying levels of hatefulness was that perhaps it would have been best if they’d been able to wait a little longer to have another baby.

Cate was in inpatient treatment for her depression for three months less than a year ago, and that’s a little more intense than many people with depression deal with.

On top of that, she did seem a bit cold with Nova the last time she went to rehab.

On Teen Mom OG, we saw her be very impatient with her, and she left for treatment without even telling her she’d be gone again.

Then, when Tyler told her that her being gone for so long had been hard on Nova, she simply said “she’ll manage,” and a lot of viewers took that to mean that she didn’t really care how her daughter handled her absence.

But still, no matter what your thoughts are on Catelynn and Tyler and their parenting skills, the fact is that another baby is coming into the family, and despite anything that’s happened, it clear that they both love little Nova very, very much.

So really, our only choice right now is to be excited for them and to offer them the best wishes with their upcoming addition.

Congrats again, Baltierras!


Tyler Baltierra to Catelynn Lowell: I’m NOT Happy in Our Marriage

On the new trailer for Teen Mom OG, we were so preoccupied with the faces of the new castmembers and one disgraced ex-governor that we almost overlooked a source of conflict.

It looks like Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell have hit a major rough patch.

Let’s take a look at exactly what they said, and whether this means that they’re finally headed for divorce.

There was much more in the Teen Mom OG trailer than Bristol Palin filling our hearts with dread.

It looks like there is serious trouble in … we won’t call it paradise … for Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell.

“If someone asked me, ‘Are you happy in your marriage?’” Tyler’s emotional confession begins.

He provides an answer: “I would say, ‘Absolutely not.’”

Those are some crushing, but honest, words for him to utter.

Tyler Baltierra 01 in the Teen Mom OG 2018 trailer

As powerful as Tyler’s upsetting admission was, Catelynn had a very important question for him.

Catelynn asks Tyler: “Do you think I’m lying to you at all?”

We don’t know what this is about, exactly.

Obviously, both Tyler and Catelynn have really worked on both their mental and physical health over the past year.

But it sounds an awful lot like Catelynn worries that Tyler thinks that she’s lying. Is there suspicion that someone is cheating?

Catelynn Lowell in the Teen Mom OG 2018 trailer

There is so much about the context that we won’t know — can’t know — until we see the episode.

We know that Catelynn received treatment in rehab late last year to deal with suicidal ideation, and then early this year to address childhood trauma.

PTSD can derail your entire life. It’s good that she took action when she did.

Tyler has also been forthright about his struggles with depression, which began when he was only a child.

We’ve also heard about Tyler’s bipolar disorder, which he discusses through poetry.

Many fans had hoped that tackling these issues head-on would help the two of them to beat the odds and stay together.

Tyler Baltierra 02 in the Teen Mom OG 2018 trailer

Of course, some so-called “fans” have been joking that Tyler and Catelynn are going to break up precisely because they’ve been making strides in their health.

Remember when Tyler Baltierra flaunted his weight loss with a new thirst trap? The guy has some serious abs now. He’s turned his torso into a work of art.

But some folks just had to pipe up with their theory that, once he got hot, he was going to cheat on Catelynn or just leave her.

Some even questioned why he would care about having a hot body unless he plans on getting a divorce — as if he and Catelynn can’t both enjoy it.

People made the same kind of joke after Anna Faris and Chris Pratt separated. People can be cruel.

Tyler Baltierra 03 in the Teen Mom OG 2018 trailer

In real life, we know that Tyler and Catelynn celebrated their anniversary just last month.

The couple has only been married for a few years, but they’ve been together since they were kids.

We don’t think that the two of them gushing over each other on social media just weeks ago was an elaborate cover for a secret separation or divorce.

So no, we don’t think that their turmoil in the trailer spells doom for their relationship.

Sometimes, some painful honesty is exactly what people need to express in order to grow and heal as a couple.


Tyler Perry Offers Acting Gig to Job-Shamed Cosby Show Actor Geoffrey Owens!

Former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens made a reluctant return to the spotlight this week in what we are calling a Reverse Alex-From-Target situation.

Inexplicably, the actor was shamed and ridiculed for working a normal job as a cashier in between acting gigs.

Now, Tyler Perry has reached out to Owens to offer him a job in television again.

Geoffrey Owens had to step away from his job as a cashier at Trader Joe’s after becoming the center of national attention.

But Tyler Perry has reached out on Twitter to offer him a new job.

#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week!” Perry tweeted.

“Come join us!!!” He offered.I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs.”

Perry makes it clear that he has respect for non-acting jobs, calling them “the measure of a true artist.”

Tyler Perry tweet to Geoffrey Owens September 2018

In case you’ve forgotten what this was about, Geoffrey Owens rose to national attention this week after he was recognized and photographed while working as a cashier at Trader Joe’s.

He is most famous for having played Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show from 1985 to 1992.

Many were surprised to see him working a normal job. Some people assume that once a person has had a major television role, they are set for life.

This led some people, including Fox News, to shame him for taking this job, assuming that he had carelessly spent a massive TV fortune.

(If we’re picking on former Cosby stars, absolutely everyone can think of a man more deserving of ire)

Thankfully, those hateful messages were very effectively shut down.

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There are two important things that everyone seeing this story should keep in mind.

One, Geoffrey is not some washed up former actor. He’s still an actor.

Just last year, he was on Fox’s Lucifer (which was famously saved earlier this year along with shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Expanse — the next season will air on Netflix).

Two, it is totally normal for actors — among other artists — to have regular jobs between or during their art gigs.

Only a very small percentage of actors, writers, and others are able to coast along on the wealth gathered from just a few projects. 

It’s great that Perry reached out, especially since Geoffrey could no longer work as an anonymous cashier.

But the biggest takeaway that we should all have from this situation has nothing to do with the realities of the acting world.

Many believe that you have the right to photograph anything that you see in public. That may be so, but snapping a photo is not the same thing as sharing it.

Whether your cashier is attractive or looks like a famous actor or just has weird hair, you do not have the right to broadcast their image across the internet.

None of us ever know what photos of ours may go viral, so we should be extremely careful that we’re not potentially dragging an innocent person into the spotlight.

Please have good manners. Please treat cashiers, and others, with the respect and dignity befitting fellow human beings.


Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra: Here’s Why We Hate Bristol Palin!

Lots of people aren’t too happy with the idea of Bristol Palin joining the cast of Teen Mom OG.

Lots and lots (and lots and lots and …) of people.

This is for many reasons.

One of them is that nobody likes the Palins.

Nobody has been thinking “Gee, I wonder what Bristol Palin has been up to lately,” and if anyone has been thinking that, it’s because they hate her but they love gossip and they simply can’t help themselves.

And sure, some people will hate-watch Bristol’s segments on the show, but hate-watching something like that is only fun for a little while, maybe one or two episodes at most, certainly not a whole season.

The only way you can hate-watch someone for any solid amount of time is if they’re as crazy as, say, Farrah Abraham, and sorry, but Bristol just doesn’t have that kind of magic.

Another reason that people aren’t excited about the addition of Bristol is that people hate change, almost as much as they hate the Palins.

For nearly a decade now, Teen Mom has starred Maci, Catelynn, Amber, and Farrah.

Losing Farrah was tough, as awful as she was on the show, but it still worked with the three other moms.

After all this time, how weird is it going to be to have a new girl, especially a new girl like Bristol?

And then, for the cast members themselves, there’s an extra reason to be less than thrilled by all of this.

Catelynn and Tyler explained that during their appearance on this week’s episode of Kailyn Lowry’s podcast.

“Do I have anything against her as a person? No,” Catelynn began. “Do I dislike her? No, ‘cause I don’t know her.”

“Do I think it’s weird that you’re throwing somebody into the original girls’ story? Yes.”

Kailyn agreed with her about how weird Bristol’s addition is, because she and the Teen Mom 2 crew went through the same thing when Briana DeJesus joined the show last year.

“It’s like nobody gets a call,” she said. “Like, we’re making a huge change to the show. This is what’s happening. It hits the media before we found out.”

“It’s the only problem I have with it,” Tyler interjected, “is the way that it came out in the media and stuff.”

“It’s like, we start the franchise, built it, sustained it for 10 years, I think we deserve the respect to let me know what’s going on when you’re doing a major franchise shift that we helped build, create, sustain.”

“So I feel like it’s more of a respect thing,” he added.’

He does have a point — it’s pretty strange that MTV wouldn’t fill the cast members in on such a huge change in the show, even if it was just before they made the official announcement.

Catelynn agreed with her husband, complaining that the network “should have had the decency to call us.”

“Hey network, you like your money? You’re welcome,” Tyler said.

“Give me the respect and let me know when you’re doing a major franchise shift.”

Kailyn’s co-host, Lindsie, pointed out that perhaps MTV was just trying to keep the big news from leaking before they were ready to make the announcement, but that Catelynn didn’t care for that comment.

“We worked with them for 10 years and nothing’s ever leaked out,” she insisted. “You should be able to trust us.”

We’ve heard similar complaints from Maci Bookout — during her own episode of Kailyn’s podcast, she also said that she heard the news about Bristol the same time the rest of us did.

Amber hasn’t made any public statements on the subject, but Maci said that she was on the same page, so it sounds like she’s not too pleased, either.

The season premiere (and Bristol’s big debut!) doesn’t air until October 1st, but we can already tell the reunion is going to be a good one!