Oh my good gracious. Y'all know how I feel about the ladies of MTV's Teen Mom franchise, but I'll let you in on a little secret. I've always held out hope for a slightly normal life for the first cycle's Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra. The couple chose adoption for their daughter on their episode of 16 & Pregnant, and they have faced multiple relationship and socio-economic hurdles with grace and maturity.
Both Catelynn and Tyler came from backgrounds where the cards were already stacked against them, but the pair seems determined to beat the odds. Despite family drama (his jailbird dad married her addict mom–and that relationship was nothing short of abusive), the two graduated high school and started working towards college degrees. Now, they are moving their issues to MTV's sister network. Le sigh.
Brooke and Cody announced the news by posting a photo of their sweet baby girl on their Facebook fan page. Born on December 18, Ryley Jean joins big brother Brody Ryan. Brody will be three in January. While Brody is a combination of Brooke and Cody's first names, Ryley was created by merging the couple's middle names, which are Ryan and Ashley.
Brooke and Cody were featured on Season 2B. The couple got married before Brody was born (a first on 16 and Pregnant) and bought a barn house (the barn is the only reason I remember these two!).
Earlier this week, Whitney and Weston were accused of smashing someone else's laptop and cell phone, arrested, and charged with criminal trespassing.
This is the second arrest this year for each of them.
In March, Whitney was arrested for stealing a pregnancy test from Walmart. Following the arrest, Whitney said, “Sometimes it takes hittin’ rockbottom.” In July, Weston was arrested and charged with felony possession of controlled substances, misdemeanor possession of drug-related objects, and DUI. Also, he may or may not have been charged with failing to stay awake for mugshot.
Teen Mom shocker: Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are living separately. On October 22, Tyler moved to New Orleans to pursue his dream of social working being a movie star. Simply put, Tyler says, "It's time for me to focus on my dreams." And, according to Tyler, New Orleans has a "thriving movie scene."
So, Catelynn is on her own in Michigan. To pass the time, she attends Baker College, shares Twitpics, saves pregnant teens, and (now) fends off break up rumors. Catelynn insists that she and Tyler are "stronger than ever." She shares, “I love him, and I need to stand by him.”
Catelynn feels the need to add, “It’s not like we’re going to go out and cheat on each other. We’re not like that." To reinforce Catelynn's statement, Tyler adds, "We're two peas in a pod." Catelynn and Tyler have been through a lot together – an unplanned pregnancy, placing Carly for adoption, drug addicted parents, becoming step brother and sister – and are to be married in July. Wil their relationship survive this separation?
Jennifer Del Rio from 16 and Pregnant has fled her home state of Florida with her twins to get away from her children’s father. You may recall this happy couple from their episode when her then boyfriend Joshua Smith left her on the side of the road before speeding off with his children in the back seat. He’s a classy guy.
The now eighteen-year-old mother is now with her kids in Illinois, citing her ex’s abusive ways as her reasoning for getting the heck out of dodge. Both were arrested (at separate times) in 2011 alleging battery against the other, a claim Jennifer says is totally false.
Are you keeping up with the recent batch of couples from 16 & Pregnant? No? Well Georgia’s State Troopers are! Whitney Purvis’ baby daddy Weston Gosa was just arrested for driving under the influence…of alcohol and prescription drugs. All of this came to light after he wrecked his car. Glad to hear that the 23-year-old has learned some life lessons after his stint on MTV.
TMZ reports that Weston was charged with “felony possession of controlled substances, misdemeanor possession of drug-related objects, and DUI.” Police found the young father in possession of Lorcet and Xanax without a prescription, as well as a pipe with unknown residue in it. I really, really, really want to get on my soapbox about the teen moms–especially those who are televised–regarding how NOT hard it is to do the right thing. No judgement, but, seriously? A crashed DUI with pills involved? I wish TMZ could have shaken said Weston Gosa for me. Grow up, step up, be a man.
SHOCKED TO HEAR MORE 16 & PREGNANT DRAMA? WILL THESE KIDS EVER GET THERE STUFF TOGETHER?
We have seen their relationship go through some of the toughest and most private moments that teens could imagine. From 16 & Pregnant through three seasons of Teen Mom, viewers have watched Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra catapult into adulthood, far before their time. After getting pregnant at sixteen, the couple made the difficult choice to place their daughter Carly up for adoption. Thanks to their open relationship with Carly’s parents, the pair is able to share in Carly’s milestones, but at home they have dealt with their fair share of family problems.
Now, after the fourth and final season of their Teen Mom franchise has filmed (it begins airing next Tuesday, June 12, on MTV), the couple seems to have finally gotten their happy ending. Being the one couple I have sincerely rooted for since the beginning, I am happy to announce that they will be walking down the aisle on July 15, 2013. In an interview with wetpaint.com, Catelynn and Tyler discuss their wedding…and whether we’ll get to see it happen.
It’s once again time for Dr. Drew Pinsky and his diluted and passive advice to this past season’s crop of 16 & Pregnant girls. Yes, it’s Life After Labor, y’all, and it’s an hour and a half! He touts the triumphs and challenges of the most recent teen moms, and, as you all know, we’re treated to quite an emotional video montage.
Briana, who graduated high school a year early (the girl whose sister had an abortion around the same time Briana got pregnant) is first on Dr. Drew’s sofa. She’s still sporting her adorable cropped haircut. She’s joined by her mother and sister. Everyone is crying. Her mother is devastated, saying it’s not the path she wanted for her daughters. Her sister seems very defensive when answering Drew’s questions about her abortion. More tears. She’s worried her family will feel guilty for her actions. Briana cries saying she had to give up school, and all of her friends have abandoned her.