Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra on Farrah Abraham's exit from Teen Mom: "She wasn't a nice person to be around"
Catelynn was pretty diplomatic about her answers regarding Farrah's exit, but her husband, Tyler, had other plans and just unleashed his opinion.
Farrah Abraham ceased to be a part of her claim to fame - MTV's reality show, Teen Mom, in November last year. And while it's not clear whether MTV and its parent company, Viacom, fired her or just strongly suggested she leave the show, it's certain that she isn't a part of it anymore.
As per Farrah's lawsuit against the network for "firing" her, it was done because of her stint in the adult entertainment industry.
But on Tuesday, Farrah's former costars, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra, took to 'The Dr. Oz Show', to share their own personal insights regarding the incident, with Tyler saying that "she wasn't a nice person to be around."
Catelynn and Tyler were primarily on the show to talk about their relationship, which was amply showcased on Teen Mom. In the course of 'The Dr Oz Show', they also held forth on mental health issues, a topic which Catelynn herself had opened up about on Teen Mom.
But the show also saw a fan asking the couple their thoughts on Farrah's exit from Teen Mom.
Replying diplomatically, Catelynn said: "I think if it's going against what MTV believes in and that's what they feel like they had to do, then that's what they feel like they had to do. We have no choice in it or are a part of it."
But Tyler wasn't in the mood to beat around the bush. "I think it's great. I think it's awesome," he shared. "The way she decided to live, her lifestyle, it just doesn't really mesh with the rest of the cast and what we're trying to educate [people] about, it just doesn't work. It doesn't work very well together. And she's not a very nice person to be around." That's right, say it like it is, Tyler!
Yet while the couple might have their own set of principles to follow when it comes to discretion, the two are undeniably one of the strongest reality TV couples out there. Having been married for almost three years now, the two have known each other since the seventh grade. They had started dating in the year 2005 and after 10 long years, decided to finally tie the knot in August of 2015.
At that time, Tyler told Us Weekly, "I was bawling like a baby," referring to the moment he saw Catelynn walking down the aisle for the first time. The happy couple share a 3-year-old daughter called Nova, but that hasn't stopped media outlets from speculating on their "divorce."
Recently a social media name change from Catelynn's side sparked divorce rumors, and speaking to Us Weekly about the issue, she had said: “Tyler and I are not getting a divorce. Couples go through ups and downs. That’s normal life,” she said. “We are a solid couple that will work through anything life throws at us."
Sadly, however, it has been quite the tough year for both Catelynn and Tyler, with their individual battles with mental illnesses getting the best of them from time to time. A couple of months ago, the couple lost their unborn child to a miscarriage, something which they shared on the February 26 episode of their MTV reality show. “That baby may not have been fully grown in the womb… but it was fully grown in our hearts. For every parent out there who has lost a baby… it is not your fault & it is more than acceptable & understandable to mourn the loss of that baby & take your time to grieve,” Tyler tweeted at the time.
After the miscarriage, Tyler had opened up about how the two — as a couple — had completely shut down. "We sat in the bed and cried. Just held each other. There’s nothing you can really do," Tyler added to the tweet. Catelynn herself went on to receive medical help and then it was confirmed that their worst fears were true. It was after this that she decided to check into a treatment center for battling suicidal thoughts.
In the very same episode, Tyler later broke down upon learning his wife's condition. "When you love someone like that and they say that, it’s like..." he shared as he started to tear up. Tyler's producer, Kerthy added, "It’s incredible that you were able to find a treatment facility so quickly. Cause once someone says they want to kill themselves, you can’t f*ck around".
A teary-eyed Tyler agreed with Kerthy and shared, "I really wanted that baby. Life’s just not giving me a break right now." Once the episode aired, he took to Twitter to share,"That baby may not have been fully grown in the womb...but it was fully grown in our hearts. For every parent out there who has lost a baby...it is not your fault & it is more than acceptable & understandable to mourn the loss of that baby & take your time to grieve #ParentStrong."