Catelynn Lowell & Tyler Baltierra's Crazy Past Is Beyond Insane

No doubt that Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra have been through some stuff. The Teen Mom couple famously gave up their firstborn daughter Carly  to adoption after getting pregnant in high school, but according to their new memoir, Conquering Chaos, it may have been what saved their lives.


The reality stars detailed the awful tales of what it was like growing up in dysfunctional families, and as self-described trailer-park trash. Talking about her's mom's excessive partying when she was younger, Cate said, "I used to get out of bed at night and ask them to turn it down so I could get some sleep before I had to go to school."

She said that one time she was physically attacked by her mom's crack-addicted boyfriend, after confronting him about not helping the fam with an upcoming move. "This man picked me up by the neck, threw me to the ground, and pinned me down on the floor between the toilet and the shower and started choking me," she confessed.

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Holy crap! We knew that Cate's mom had issues, but we didn't know the extent of it until now. Things weren't much better at Ty's house. He explained in the book that he was "oblivious" to the adults' partying, because he thought that was just how grownups socialized.

He also revealed that he started drinking, smoking, and doing hard drugs before he even hit middle school. Ty said that he was smoking weed at age eight, and getting high off of "huffin" air dusters he stole from CVS. He shared that the air dusting gave him a seizure and caused him to pee on himself.

Catelynn said she got high off of huffing too. "I was a little behind on the air duster. I watched my friends do it for about a month, but I was kind of scared of it. But then I got curious to see what the big deal was, so I started doing that too," she wrote.

They also admitted to chugging cough syrup, taking five or six Unisoms at a time, snorting Ritalin, and doing Ecstasy when they could get ahold of it. The one thing they didn't do much of was drink alcohol. She shared, "We never really drank much, funny enough. We did everything else we could get, huffin', snorting pills, smoking weed, we were all about that stuff. But even our friends weren't really drinking. Why drink when you can huff air duster?"

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They also detailed how they got pregnant with Carly. Tyler wrote, "We would drink and party together and fool around constantly, all the time ... Unfortunately, we were not being safe at all ... We were using the pull-out method, and that was it. I didn't wear condoms and Cate never went on birth control."

He continued, "We just didn't feel like we had to. My parents hadn't given me a real talk about it yet, and Cate's parents hadn't given her a talk. We went through sex education and everything, but I sort of thought I was an expert already."

It was having Carly that changed everything for them, though. Catelynn said, "And we can never be certain how long that phase would have lasted, if it wasn't for one little thing. Once that pregnancy test came back positive, there was no more room for drugs and alcohol in our lives. We dropped that stuff and didn't even have time to look back."

Of course the couple is all grown up now and parents to their second child, Novalee Reign Baltierra, whom they are raising themselves. They are clean, in love, and planning a wedding too. we couldn't be happier for these two, who have obviously overcome so much to get to where they are. Good on them, sharing their story.

Are you shocked that Cate and Ty's past is so sordid?


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