'Couples Therapy' Recap: Flavor Flav Is Completely Unfair to Catelynn & Tyler

Catelynn Lowell Tyler Baltierra Couples TherapyVH1 brought back its Couples Therapy reality show with a whole new slate of troubled celebrities tonight. Dr. Jenn Berman and her team of therapists have the likes of Flavor Flav and Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis to turn into model partners. One of the most curious couples to make the slate is Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra, former stars of MTV's Teen Mom.

And although they've jumped to another Viacom network, it's clear Catelynn and Tyler can't escape the teen pregnancy cloud that's hanging over them.

In some ways, that's a good thing. Tyler admitted tonight that he didn't know what true love was until Catelynn got pregnant:

Something like a teenage pregnancy is going to do one of two things. Either it's going to bring people really close or it's going to rip 'em apart. You think you know what love is when you're 16, but when I really felt it was watching give birth to our daughter. I was like holy crap, I'm going to marry this woman, she is like ... I'm so in love with her. 

Kind of makes you wonder why these two are even on a show about troubled couples, doesn't it?

Apparently that's coming. Episode one of Couples Therapy only touched briefly on what these two lovebirds are struggling with -- mostly in a preview of next week's show, when Catelynn throws Tyler out of her room.

But we did get a look at how Catelynn's pregnancy and their decision to choose adoption for daughter Carly is something that never really leaves them in a run-in with Flavor Flav, who admitted he's never watched Teen Mom, but is more than happy to pass judgment on the young couple. 

Even after Catelynn explains that her mom was an alcoholic, after Tyler points out that they were young and had no money, that his father is a crack addict, Flav drops the hammer down on them:

You took a gift away from your child. The best gift you can give a child is for that child to have both of his parents ... y'all took something away more precious than you gave.

Granted, this little lecture came from a guy who wears a giant clock around his neck and who was recently arrested for assault with a deadly weapon against the mother of his child, Elizabeth Trujillo (who is also on this season of Couples Therapy). It's more than a little hard to take the guy seriously. 

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Tyler, at least, seems to have taken Flav's criticism with a grain of salt. Sadly, it seems he and Catelynn have had to get used to people reacting like that to the news that they chose adoption for their daughter. They go right into defense mode, and they let a lot of it slide off their backs.

I can't help wondering if Flav would have been singing a different tune if he'd actually watched Teen Mom and seen Cate and Ty struggle with their decision ... and watched them struggle at home. It was made clear on the MTV show that adoption wasn't something they chose on a whim. They did a service for themselves on Teen Mom and for who knows how many other bio moms and dads, and it's good to see that they're keeping themselves out there to keep talking about this.

Because attitudes like Flav's are completely unfair to the biological parents out there who are just trying to do the best they can for their kids.

Did you catch Tyler and Catelynn's premiere on Couples Therapy tonight? Did you think Flav should have kept his mouth shut or do you agree with him?

 

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p31lady p31lady

I didn't watch the whole show, I was in between channels and I saw the exact part you're talking about.  I thought it was totally unfair of Flavor Flav to say that to them.  Not that its any of his business, but Tyler and Catelynn did not only what was best for them, they did what was best for their daughter.  


Whatever FF thinks about adoption, it wasn't his place to try and lecture them about it.

Jai Hutto

Agreed! It was completely insensitive and rude. But then again, what do you expect from Flav? I can't WAIT for the therapist to lay into his butt...'cause you KNOW she's going to! lol

Baile... Bailey8307

I didin't watch the show, but I did watch a lot of the teen mom stuff with Catelyn and Tyler and I just grew to love these two. They are by far the most mature couple on the show and made the most unselfish decision for their daughter. Even if he didn't know their struggle.. Flavor Flav was so out of line for saying that to these two!  His comment that they took her parents away.. that is totally insulting to adoptive parents everywhere! Not to mentio to Catelynn and Tyler.. they put their daughter first in their decision and they are still a part of her life. For him to disrespect them and her adoptive parents in that way is unbelievable. Dude needs to worry about his own issues and keep his mouth shut!

keelh... keelhaulrose

Doesn't FF have kids by more than one mother?


And he wasn't with any of them when he did the (was it two or three) reality shows liking for someone half his age to get down with?


Why would anyone take parenting advice from him?


Carly is with a couple who loves her like a mom and dad, and can provide a safe, stable home. I don't see what's wrong about that.

nonmember avatar Jcraddick

I truly look up to the couple for what they did. I a mother of three could never ever imagine giving up my children but I could always provide for them and give them what they need. For a couple to give their child to a family that they know is going to take care of their child takes guts and they live with that every day of their lives! I look up to them for what they did!! They did what they felt was best for that child! They didn't kill that child or abort that child like so many horrible people do! I think people need to back up and look at the whole picture! They made a family who wanted a baby so bad very happy people and to see that baby girl on the show, she is a very happy baby girl!!

nonmember avatar Kris

Flav is a bitter ol has been wash up. I can't stand him. He gives nothing to the world unlike Tyler and catelynn, they have helped many with their story and life experiences. Flav ur a loser

Renee Broughton

Flav needs to shut his ignorant ass up..Who is he TO JUDGE ANYONE REALLY..I LOVE YOU CATELYNN AND TYLER YOU DID WHAT WAS BEST FOR YOUR CHILD..I'M A MOM OF TWO THEY'RE GROWN NOW BUT I WAS A SINGLE 17YR OLD SINGLE MOM MYSELF I COULD HAVE NEVER DONE WHAT YA'LL DID BUT I HADE A GREAT SUPPORT SYSTEM..I ADMIRE THE STRENGTH IT TOOK FOR YA'LL TO GIVE CARLY UP..I KNOW THAT IT COULD'VE BEEN EASY..BUT YA'LL DID WHAT A PARENT DOES FOR THEIR CHILD YOU GAVE HER THE LIFE YOU COULDN'T SO DON'T LET ANYONE BRING YOU DOWN OR MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE FAILURES BECAUSE IN MY OPINION YOU TWO ARE REMARKABLE PARENTS

nonmember avatar Gabbie

Flav was absolutely right. They have no right to have the fame they have received. They were on teen mom and they aren't even parents! They would have been better off getting an abortion because then at least the child wouldn't have to spend her whole life without her real parents. I hate seeing them on tv. They disgust me.

nonmember avatar velkis

What the heck is flavor flave doing on a couples therapy show as a therapist?!?! I didn't watch it but reading this and knowing the background of flavor flave and seeing his reality shows like seriously has no "credentials" to be near a show like this but TV nowadays will do anything for ratings. As for Catelynn and Tyler there story is out there in the life of many people and me personally admire them to the fullest. So young and very wise kids now adults. But they show that there are those options for pregnant teens. Besides abortion and keeping the child with no means to take care of them they chose the best life for their child and they child has everything and by the way just cause Shes adopted doesn't mean she doesn't have both parents together she got adopted to a couple she has both parents. I just personally believe these two young adults should quit going on reality shows like this and live their life as normal as possible. Yes get the word of adoption out but if u wanna go to therapy go to a private PROFESSIONAL. Not a washed up fool!!

nonmember avatar Cindy

i think tyler and catelynn made a good choice for their daughter , they didnt want her to have to see what they were going through .. i get that everybody has their own opinion but ff shouldnt be saying anything about tyler and catelynns decision .. they still get to see her and be a part of her life which in my eyes is great for them .. they werent ready to raise a child at a young age and i support every decision they make !!

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