Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell’s Relationship Timeline

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Stronger together! After more than a decade together, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra are committed to making their relationship work.

From middle school to MTV to fighting back against split rumors, scroll through to relive the reality stars’ relationship:

Middle School Sweethearts

Catelynn and Tyler started dating in 2005 after they met in 7th grade. Not long after they got together, Catelynn’s mother, April, and Tyler’s father, Butch, also started a relationship and wed in 2009. (They divorced in 2013.)

 

“Throw backs of @tylerbaltierramtv and I. It’s so funny to look back at us !” Catelynn wrote in April 2018 alongside Instagram photos of the pair when they first started dating. “I was OBSESSED with that Hollister coat ?? and he’s stilll the love of my life!!!! ❤️ Tyler looks sooo little! My pink eye shadow I loved!!! I actually miss that stuff lol ?.” 

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Enter MTV

MTV cameras started to capture Catelynn and Tyler’s journey on season 1 of 16 and Pregnant in 2009, a few months before they welcomed their first daughter together, Carly, in May 2009. At only 16 years old, the duo made the difficult decision to place Carly for an open adoption, and picked a couple named Brandon and Teresa to raise their baby girl. 

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First Proposal

Tyler popped the question for the first time when the pair were still in high school during episode of Teen Mom season 1 that aired in January 2010. Catelynn said yes, but their relationship bliss was short-lived.

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Infidelity

When Teen Mom returned for season 2 in July 2010, Tyler found out in the premiere episode that Catelynn lied to him about hooking up with her ex during  a brief break from their relationship. They pair got back together shortly after. 

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Visits With Carly

During Teen Mom’s original run, fans saw Catelynn and Tyler struggle with their open adoption and look forward to visits with Carly, Brandon and Teresa. (Teen Mom ended after four seasons in 2012, but returned as Teen Mom OG in 2015.) 

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Called Off Engagement

Tyler called off their engagement during a July 2013 episode of VH1’s Couples Therapy. “I feel like once we’re married, I’m going to be stuck in this rut forever,” Tyler told one of the therapists on the series at the time. “The more I think about it, the more it’s like she de-motivates me. She’s not motivated to do things herself. She’s not independent. She’d probably never admit it, but I feel like sometimes she puts up with me.”

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Second Proposal

Months later, the pair got engaged for a second time and fans saw Tyler propose during an MTV special titled Being Catelynn, which aired in February 2014. He also got her a new engagement ring for Christmas that year. “Babe got me a new engagement ring…. I wasn’t expecting this at all… it even has a baby diamond on the bottom to represent our new little girl….,” a then-pregnant Catelynn wrote in December 2014 on Instagram. “thank you so much @tylerbaltierramtv I love you!” 

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Nova’s Birth

The couple welcomed their second child together, a daughter named Novalee Reign, on January 1, 2015. 

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Tying the Knot

After a decade together, the duo wed in August 2015 at the Castle Farms venue in Michigan in front of 154 guests, including Teen Mom OG costars Maci Bookout and Amber Portwood and Teen Mom 2’s Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin. “I was bawling like a baby,” Tyler told Us exclusively at the time about watching Catelynn walk down the aisle. The pair also wrote their own vows; Catelynn told Us that she thought Tyler’s vows were “so heartfelt and emotional.”

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Postpartum Depression

After giving birth to Nova in 2015, Catelynn suffered from postpartum depression   and sought treatment in Arizona. Her struggle was documented on Teen Mom OG, and the couple opened up about how it affected her relationship during a November 2016 episode of The Doctors. “It affected [our marriage] as far as our communication goes,” Baltierra said at the time. “For the first time, we didn’t know how to communicate because we never went through it before and we didn’t know anything about postpartum. It’s definitely created a little bit of tension.”

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In Sickness and In Health

Catelynn sought treatment for her mental health and trauma struggles in November 2017 after having suicidal thoughts. After coming home one month later, she returned to rehab in January 2018 and later revealed on an episode of Teen Mom OG that she suffered a miscarriage. 

 

“I’m taking the time I need right now to take good care of myself…,” Lowell said in an exclusive statement to Us Weekly in November 2017. “On November 17th I thought of every way possible to commit suicide… from wrapping a belt around my neck to just running my car into an electric pole… THANK GOD I have a support system and a HUSBAND and a DAUGHTER… thank god I am self aware… I’m seeking treatment and I WILL get better… anyone feeling alone you ARE NOT ALONE! This world needs all of us! We are all here for a reason… Thank you for your support during this tough time…. Much Love, Catelynn Baltierra.”

 

“I love you so much!!!” Catelynn wrote alongside a photo of herself and Tyler a month after she finished in treatment in March 2018. “And for all you haters vows say – in SICKNESS and in health… remember that… because this man has done that for me beyond what I could imagine ❤️ @tylerbaltierramtv #KeepTalkingMH#rememberURVows.”

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Fighting the Rumors

After reports surfaced that the couple were having issues in May 2018 because she changed her last name on social media. Catelynn denied the split rumors in a statement to Us Weekly: “Tyler and I are not getting a divorce. Couples go through ups and downs. That’s normal life. We are a solid couple that will work through anything life throws at us.”

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Always There for Each Other

During an appearance on the Dr. Oz Show in July 2018, Lowell revealed how she handled her husband’s alarming tweet in April of that year when he wrote he felt “so alone” despite being surrounded by his wife and their daughter, Nova. “I read it on Twitter and instantly my first reaction goes to my trauma of like, ‘What did I do?’ Then, I was like no. I talk to myself, that’s my trauma stuff,” she answered. “And then I’m automatically like it has nothing to do with you, just go in there and ask, “Is there anything I can do for you? Is there anything you need?’”

 

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Their Family Is Growing!

The couple revealed exclusively to Us Weekly in September 2018 that Catelynn is pregnant and expecting their third child together. “It was a huge shock at first. We were not planning it, especially after the miscarriage and how I went downhill with my mental illness,” she told Us. “We were going to wait a really long time. We were using protection and everything and still got pregnant! This baby just wanted to be here. It was very unexpected.” The pair are already parents of daughter Novalee. They placed their eldest daughter, Carly, for adoption in 2009.

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Rough Patches

The couple decided to spend a month living apart amid finding out they were expecting, a decision Tyler came to during a November 2018 episode of Teen Mom OG. “We’ve been together so long that it’s like ‘Who are you as a person by yourself?” Catelynn said, agreeing. However, they did not call it a break up and are not seeing other people.

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Stronger Together

Shortly after announcing their trial separation, Tyler and Catelynn professed their love for each other on Instagram. “I love you @tylerbaltierramtv you are seriously AMAZING,” she commented on one of her husband’s posts in December 2018, to which he replied, “I love you too babe and regardless of what anyone says, just remember….You are BEAUTIFUL. You are STRONG. You are WORTHY. You are SAFE!”

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Fresh Start

After a tumultuous 2018, Tyler ended the year with a tribute to his wife and daughter Novalee, who turned 4 years old on January 1, 2019. “Can’t believe our little baby is going to be 4 tomorrow!!! As I look back on this past year, I’m reminded how blessed I am regardless of all the hard times we have experienced,” he penned on the last day of 2018 via Instagram. “I love my family more than words could express & I’m so happy where we are in life & proud of all the work we have done & I just love the love we all share in this little family tribe we created & I can’t wait to meet the newest little member! #HappyNewYear #HappyBirthdayNovalee.” 

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Introducing Vaeda

Baltierra shared the first picture of Vaeda in March 2019. “Words can’t describe the joy I feel when looking into that tiny angelic little face,” he captioned a black-and-white photo holding the newborn on Instagram. “Daddy loves you Vaeda!”

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Slamming Rumors

During a July 2019 episode of Teen Mom OG, the pair shot down rumors after Baltierra stepped out without his wedding ring. “I’m so frustrated that everything we do gets so twisted,” Lowell said during the episode.

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