Tyler Baltierra is one of the most popular cast members of Teen Mom OG. He and wife Catelynn Lowell have exceeded expectations for their love affair, which began when the two attended middle school, and they have survived and thrived as a couple that appears to stand together in the face of adversity and find a way to turn it in their favor.
Tyler continues to make fans swoon on social media with his posts of love and appreciation for his wife, who he has had a relationship with for the past 13 years. Together, the couple has welcomed three children together: daughters Carly, Novalee and Vaeda.
Viewers were introduced to Tyler and Catelynn on the MTV series 16 & Pregnant in 2009. Since then, fans have been able to follow the duo throughout the ups and downs of their life on Teen Mom OG, cheering for them as they navigated some major personal issues while attempting to push through their problems and come out the other side. Of all the male stars of the Teen Mom series of shows, Tyler is a fan favorite for his devotion to his wife, his family and his attempts to continue to grow as a man and set a good example for his daughters, which seems to be in direct contrast to many reality stars on television.
Here are five things you didn’t know about Tyler Baltierra.
1. He Will Always Put His Family First
Tyler and Catelynn revealed to fans that they separated for a month in an attempt to improve their relationship and work through some personal issues. Tyler realized how much he missed his wife right away. He noted on Teen Mom OG that the first week he was away from Catelynn he was okay, but by the second week, he missed his wife. He realized the exercise in commitment to his marriage taught him to be good to Catelynn, his family and, most of all, to himself.
2. Tyler Has No Regrets About Putting Daughter Carly Up For Adoption
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10 years ago yesterday, we were only 17. 10 years ago, we brought you into the world. 10 years ago, we only got to hold you by ourselves for a half hour in the hospital as we just cried & stared at you, remembering every little detail of how absolutely perfect you were, since we knew that even though we just met, we had to say goodbye. 10 years ago, we had to make the hardest decision of our lives & give you everything your innocent life deserved that we just couldn’t provide at the time. 10 years ago, we held each other & wept as we watched you drive away in the back of the car with the only parents that were worthy to be yours. 10 years ago…your life changed so many others for the better & has blessed more lives than I can count. We love you so much & hopefully get to see you soon baby girl. Happy Birthday Carly! #Adoption #BirthparentStrong
The Teen Mom OG star took a fan to task on Twitter when they called the couple “trash” for placing their first child up for adoption. He responded with a clap back.
“If PLACING my innocent daughter into an adoption plan at 16 with a couple who can not have biological children makes me trash, then you might as well send me to the damn dump so I can put a throne on top & call it home!”
3. He Tries To Help Others Who May Be Struggling In His Social Media Posts
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You deserve to be breathing You deserve to be living You deserve tranquility, while still living on this planet Because you’ve got talent & you’ve got purpose that is destined for greatness, so embrace it! Because nobody can carry the strength to live with the pain of your life’s trauma, so remember… there are people in your life that love & care about what happens You deserve to be happy You deserve true love & deserve real peace Because a life worth living Is a life that keeps on climbing no matter how heavy! I love to watch the sunrise, meditate & write my poetry. It’s the perfect way to reflect on all the blessings this life has given me in the short amount of time I’ve been on this planet. If anyone out there is going through a difficult time in their life, I hope this poem can lift your spirits today, because you are LOVED…you are WORTHY…you are BEAUTIFUL…& you are STRONG…Keep going! ????????❤️✌???? #WritingIsLiberating #WritingIsHealing
In a post dated August 7 of this year, Tyler shared a poem he had written about overcoming adversity with his 2 million-plus Instagram followers. He revealed that writing helps him focus on the beauty in his life and just how blessed he is. Tyler’s fans were in full support of his inspirational words, commenting that they would be sharing his post with those in their lives who were struggling.
4. Tyler’s Love For Catelynn Is Unconditional
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My Babe @catelynnmtv ????❤️???? I love you so much! (sorry for taking a pic of you sleeping, I know you hate that) I just couldn’t help it! You’re so damn beautiful even when you’re not trying. I’m so blessed to have you & to hold you in my arms every night for the rest of my life! #13YearsStrong #MyPartnerThroughLife #MyBestFriend
Tyler is not shy about sharing his deep feelings of love and admiration for his wife of four years, Catelynn. Fans swooned when Tyler posted a photo of the reality star with a caption where he spoke about his deep love for her. His admiration for Catelynn deepened even further after the two dealt with the personal trauma of miscarriage in February 2018.
People Magazine reported that Tyler stated to Catelynn after their devastating loss, “You’re the strongest woman I’ve ever met in my life.”
5. He’s A Huge Fan Of Batman And Has A Major Tattoo On His Arm To Prove It!
Even though he appears to be more in control of his life than most adults twice his age, Tyler is still a kid at heart. He went to Lance Kellar Studios for a tattoo to commemorate his love for the comic book hero Batman in September 2018. This is his second tattoo that features the Dark Knight. As seen on Instagram, Tyler already sports bat wings across his back in honor of the comic superhero.
Teen Mom OG airs on MTV.