'Teen Mom' Catelynn Lowell Dishes About the Bittersweet Final Season

Catelynn LowellOn MTV's Teen Mom Catelynn Lowell seems like the kind of woman any mom would be thrilled to have as a daughter. She thinks about things deeply, considers all her options, and is a genuinely good friend, girlfriend, and person.

She and her fiance Tyler are also unique in that they chose adoption for their daughter Carly. Most of us regular viewers shed quite a few tears over her courage in making that choice and her continued devotion to making sure that, as the birth mother, she still plays a role in her baby's life.

The Stir had the opportunity to interview Lowell as she prepares for the final season of Teen Mom to premiere Tuesday night and she is every bit as open and honest and kind as she appears on the show. We even got her to dish a little about the upcoming season. Here is what she had to say:

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What can we expect to see this season?

This season is the best season yet. Something big happens between my mom and Butch. We go and see Carly.

Will there be wedding planning this season?

No! We JUST picked our date after we stopped filming.

How do you feel about it being the last season?

It's bittersweet. I have helped a lot of people through my work on the show, but I am excited to get on with my life. Tyler wants to get into acting. We are going to New Orleans this summer for Tyler to act. He feels like he should go and succeed in it.

I am going to school to be an adoption counselor.

How often are you visiting Carly?

We visited her in New York City and spent a good amount of time with her. We have always had a good relationship with Brandon and Teresa [Carly's parents]. No issues or anything. [But] with adoption, there are always emotional struggles.

What do you think of the latest Amber news? Are you guys all friends off-camera?

I try to support her and text her. It’s her business. A lot of girls will learn from her issues and what she is trying to fix. Stuff like that can happen. People should see and know that. We are all learning and trying to do what it best for all of us and our children.

Do you want kids someday?

I am only 20. I want to wait until I am out of school and out of college.

Do you think Teen Mom has helped people?

Yes! Parents tell me they sit down and watch Teen Mom with their teens and middle schoolers. It’s a good way to talk to kids about the severity of what is going on in this country. For me, it was a positive experience. I have helped adoptive mother and parents. It has been a very positive thing.

Is your mom happy with the show?

My mother has seen the positive things I have been doing with the show. I had something negative happen in my life and am turning it around.

How do you think Carly will feel about the show?

She is probably the only adopted child who will see all the struggles her birth parents went through and she will see how much we cared about her. I think that is so good.

What do you think the show's impact will be?

I signed on because I can show girls all the struggles you go through emotionally. There are positives and negatives [to choosing adoption]. I hope people have learned from what we have done and from the mistakes we made.

Tune in tonight on MTV at 10 p.m. EST for two back to back episodes.

Are you excited about the new season?


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Alway... AlwaysExpecting

Once again I am impressed by this girl, I just cant help it.  She is the saving grace of teen mom. 

dirti... dirtiekittie

i can't wait for this last season. catelynn & tyler have always been my favorites. they've had a rough time of it, but refuse to not see the silver linings. you have to love that they stay positive and try to teach through their errors instead of wallow in "pitiful me" talk. it's sad that they'll be leaving mtv, but it really is time that they live their lives for themselves. as she said - she's only 20.

Bertha21 Bertha21

I love her!!! Lol I would love to meet her. I am soooo excited for this season! She has always been my favorite. She is so mature for her age.

melis... melissah940

I watched both seasons of Teen Mom.  Love Catelynn.  She's, by far, the most mature mom on the cast!  So glad they brought the orginial Teen Moms back for one more season!

sarah... sarah1818

Catelynn is so awesome but my complaint and I hope the writer or adminstrator of this page reads these...this is one of many times i have seen incorrect information passed on as fact from this page.  there have been three seasons of teen mom and a simple google search would tell you that.  I am really annoyed that no one can ever do their research

Chey-anne Medina

What did the writer get wrong?? There have only been two seasons of teen mom and one season of teen mom2 lol this is the 3rd season of teen mom starting tonight Sarah1818. Teen mom 2 is with Leah, Jenelle, Kailyn and Chelsea. that doesnt count as a teen mom season. The writer of this article is correct.

Jessy76 Jessy76

I try to watch this show regularly with my 16 yr old daughters. We talk a lot about the impact the choices the girls make have on both their lives and the lives of their children. Catelyn is a HUGE topic in our house. Right about the time the show came out our family was given the chance to adopt a little girl who we all are so incredibly grateful to have. Our little miracle is the best thing that has ever happen to us as a family. Catelynn's story is so inspiring. How she got the strength to make the choices she made for her daughter without her family to support her blows my mind. Tyler is such an outstanding young man! Hopefully all of my daughters will be able to find partners who love, respect and care for them the way Catelyn and Tyler clearly care for each other. I know adults who don't have as much maturity and respect in their relationship as these 2 show. I will miss this group of teen moms. Good luck Catelynn I imagine you are going to have great life and your daughter will be proud of the choices you made.

devil67 devil67

  I wish her and Tyler nothing but the best in the future for them. They are what all teenagers should look up to got pregnant and chose to give the baby to people who can give their child a stable life with no worries about where the next dollar is coming from.

3Boyz... 3Boyz2Luv

I love this girl and would watch tm only because of her.

ghost... ghostbaby

Is it just me, or does she kinda look like a turtle? I'll be glad when she is no longer on the show, she isnt raising a kid.

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