Teen Mom stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have long been the darlings of the show, the two we most expect to live happily ever after. And yet, there have always been some inklings of trouble. And now that the two are about to star on VH1's Couples' Therapy and Tyler is sad to admit he is not sure he is ready to get married, we are seeing just how much.
Let's face it, though: it's not all that shocking. The two have been together since they were in middle school. That is a long, long time for a young couple. Even more, they went through a pregnancy and subsequent adoption that would have been hard on any couple. For them, it drew them closer. But maybe not in all the right ways.
As you can see, Tyler may not be fully ready, and actually, who could blame him?
When a couple goes through something so huge, it can give them a false sense of bonding. Both of these two come from difficult families (they are actually stepsiblings, which is weird) and had each other to cling to at important times.
But a lot changes between 12 and 21, and in 99 percent of cases, you wouldn't have the same taste nine years later. You have to allow for that growth and change and embrace it. But sometimes it seems like these two might actually hold each other back.
It's not that young love can't ever last. But it's very rare. Tyler was showing signs of not being ready the whole last season of Teen Mom. There was some indication that Catelynn was holding onto something that was rapidly ending.
It's not that I think either of them is a bad guy. In fact, they are wonderful, strong kids for whom I have a lot of respect. But that doesn't always mean marriage lasts. If they do end up breaking up, it will be even more clear that they made the right decision by giving Carly up for adoption.
It wasn't an easy decision, but it was always the mature one. These two make Farrah look insane and shockingly childish. Their decisions are never easy, but they are always well considered and smart. Saying they are "not ready" isn't the same thing as a breakup, but it's the smart, wise thing to do when you aren't sure.
I have no doubt that if they DO break up, it will be the right thing for everyone.
Do you think they will get married?