'Teen Mom' stars Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell are expecting baby No. 4. Here's a timeline of their 15-year relationship.
- Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Baltierra (née Lowell) have been together for 15 years.
- The two star on MTV's "Teen Mom OG" and have had three children together.
- They began dating in 2005 when they were in middle school.
After being introduced to Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Baltierra (née Lowell) on the MTV series "16 and Pregnant," fans have been able to follow their journey as a couple on "Teen Mom." And viewers have watched them go through a lot.
From middle-school sweethearts to reality-TV stars, read on for a timeline of Tyler and Catelynn's relationship.
In 2005, Catelynn and Tyler started dating
According to the couple's book, "Conquering Chaos," Tyler and Catelynn met in seventh grade when they were in the same music class.
In 2009, Catelynn and Tyler appeared on '16 and Pregnant'After getting pregnant at 16 years old, Catelynn and Tyler joined the cast of MTV's "16 and Pregnant." They decided they weren't prepared to raise a child and made the decision to place their baby up for adoption.
That same year, 'Teen Mom' premieredMTV brought Tyler and Catelynn back for a new series that, at the time, included fellow "16 and Pregnant" stars Farrah Abraham, Amber Portwood, and Maci Bookout.
The series has since switched up his cast and is now called "Teen Mom OG," but Catelynn and Tyler still star on it.
In January 2010, their engagement was on an episode of 'Teen Mom'Tyler proposed to Catelynn a year after Carly was born and the moment was caught on camera by MTV. She said yes.
In summer 2010, they briefly broke up
During season two of "Teen Mom," Tyler found out that Catelynn had lied to him about hooking up with an ex two years earlier while the couple was on a break.
This led to a short breakup, but they quickly reconciled within the same episode.
In 2013, they called off their wedding
While on VH1's "Couple's Therapy," Tyler made the decision to call off his wedding to Catelynn since they still had a lot of work to do in their relationship.Catelynn said she was heartbroken but ultimately this seemed to help them both prepare to make a major commitment to each other.
In August 2014, the couple announced they were expecting their second child together
Earlier that year, Catelynn told InTouch that she and Tyler made the decision to stop using birth control and they felt more ready to have a child now than when they were teens.
Just a few months later at 22 years old, Catelynn announced her second pregnancy.
That same year, Catelynn got a new engagement ring
On Christmas Day in 2015, Tyler surprised Catelynn with a new engagement ring. It's unclear if this was part of a second proposal, but the previously canceled wedding was clearly back on.
On January 1, 2015, Lowell gave birth to Novalee
On the first day of 2015, Catelynn and Tyler welcomed baby Novalee into the world.
In March 2015, they published a book they cowrote together
The book is called "Conquering Chaos" and it shares their story of "teen pregnancy, adoption, and breaking the cycle." The two also went on a book tour.
In August 2015, Catelynn and Tyler got married
On August 22, 2015 - when Novalee was 8 months old - Tyler and Catelynn got married after being together for more than a decade.Surrounded by their family, friends, "Teen Mom" costars, and even Carly and her parents, they vowed to spend the rest of their lives together. The color scheme was white and black, and Catelynn told Us Weekly that the biggest issue is that the bridal shop forgot her veil.
In July 2017, the couple launched a children's clothing line called Tierra ReignAccording to the site, the items are handmade in their home state, Michigan. They're also personally designed by the couple.
In fall 2017, Catelynn experienced a miscarriage
In 2017, Catelynn said she was dealing with suicidal thoughts and other mental-health issues.
Around that time, she also shared that she had a miscarriage. She checked herself into treatment twice and Tyler stayed behind to look after Novalee and run their clothing business on his own.
In summer 2018, the couple denied rumors that they were getting divorced
Because of their struggles both together and apart, breakup rumors were rampant in the second half of 2018.
Some of it has to do with the show - during the finale of "Teen Mom OG" that aired in April, Catelynn said she wouldn't blame Tyler for divorcing her.
Plus fans speculated something when Catelynn changed the name in her Instagram bio from Baltierra back to Lowell.But the rumors weren't true. "Tyler and I are not getting a divorce. Couples go through ups and downs. That's normal life," she told Us Weekly.
In September 2018, the pair announced they were expecting another babyIn September 2018, Catelynn and Tyler announced on Instagram that they're expecting another child.
"We were not planning it, especially after the miscarriage and how I went downhill with my mental illness," she told Us Weekly. "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."
In November 2018, the pair announced that they decided to temporarily live apartOn an episode of "Teen Mom OG," the two returned from couples therapy and agreed to temporarily live apart from each other.
"Getting pregnant was very unexpected since we still have a lot of work to do on our relationship," Catelynn said in the voiceover, per People's reports.She explained to the show's producer that she and Tyler had been together for so long that they didn't know who they are as individuals anymore.The pair agreed that living separately for a bit would be the best thing to do. But the couple reaffirmed that they were not ending their relationship.
"We don't want to see other people," Catelynn told the producer. "We're not getting a divorce or anything."
In February 2019, the pair welcomed their third child together
Their third child was born on February 21 and they named her Vaeda Luma. Following their child's birth, the pair moved back in together.
In June 2019, Catelynn said she thinks her and Tyler's temporary split was good for her but she doesn't need himOn an episode of "Teen Mom OG" Catelynn spoke about how she believes her and Tyler's temporary split was a wise long-term decision.
"I think it was good for me, looking back at it now, realizing if he ends up wanting to divorce me, I guess, whatever. I'll be sad but I don't f---ing need you. I can do this on my own," she said during an episode, per Us Weekly.
In December 2020, Catelynn shared that she experienced pregnancy lossOn Twitter, she wrote in a statement, "I WAS pregnant and excited to share it with all of you and I am heartbroken to reveal that I lost the baby."
In February, Catelynn announced that they're expecting
On Instagram, Catelynn posted a photo of Novalee and Vaeda wearing "big sister" shirts with the caption, "This rainbow was worth the storm. Baby Baltierra coming soon."She also shared a photo of a positive pregnancy test and ultrasound. Read More:
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