MTV couple Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have been struggling within their open adoption since Teen Mom OG began last month, but luckily, they seem to have taken strides towards a better line of communication during the show’s latest episode.
“It was so great to realize that we both shared the same insecurities,” Lowell revealed in a Teen Mom OG: Featured Moment clip, shared by MTV on April 21.
On Monday’s Teen Mom OG, the MTV couple sat down with Brandon and Theresa Davis to discuss the rules of the open adoption. Because Baltierra was often sharing photos and video of Carly on his social media pages, the Davises had grown concerned, and MTV couple’s visitation with their daughter was reportedly put in jeopardy.
During their conversation, the Davises explained that they didn’t want anyone else, the MTV couple included, sharing photos of their daughter, Carly. While the couple acknowledged the MTV couple as Carly’s birth parents, they noted Carly was “in every other way” their child. At the time, their complaint didn’t sit well with Baltierra, and, as the Inquisitr reported, he told the couple that their failure to explain their decision making often resulted in his growing bitter, and purposefully sharing photos of Carly to get revenge.
While the MTV couple didn’t appear to be on good terms with the Davis family during the episode, which was shared by Us Weekly, they eventually got to a better place, agreeing to communicate more with one another and explain their feelings.
“It was reassuring,” Baltierra added.
“We’re not the only ones feeling like this — they feel like that too. It was just really good to know that they have almost the same fears that we do, in a way. After that conversation, they’re not gonna be so shocked if I say, ‘I don’t agree with that’ or ‘I think we need to talk about this.'”
The MTV couple chose adoption for their first daughter, Carly, in 2009, as cameras rolled for 16 & Pregnant‘s first season. In the years since, the MTV couple has continued to share their journey of adoption with fans, and recently welcomed their second child, Novalee Reign, who they are currently raising in Michigan.
Although Carly hasn’t yet met Novalee, the MTV couple hopes that will happen one day soon.
For more of the MTV couple, tune into Teen Mom OG on Mondays at 10 p.m. on MTV, and check out the Featured Moment clip below.
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