Lowell posted a photo of herself cradling her growing baby bump with the caption, "#it'sofficial #4months @tylerbaltierramtv."
The father of Lowell's child is longtime boyfriend, Tyler Baltierra, who was also featured on MTV's 16 and Pregnant alongside Lowell in 2009. The young couple recently celebrated nine years together and Baltierra also commemorated the milestone on Instagram. "Everytime I look at this picture of us, I literally can't stop grinning from ear to ear," he wrote in the caption. "Next month will be 9 years with this AMAZING woman! The best years of my life started the day I walked into seventh grade music class & saw her. I love you babe! #SoulMate #Lover #BestFriend #MyAngel."
Though this is the first official statement about the pregnancy from Lowell and Baltierra, Lowell's mother, April Stotts, spilled the beans to Us Weekly back in May. "She was crying when she knew for sure and so I was like, 'Are you happy? Are you upset?" Stotts said. "And she was like, 'I'm happy!' She's keeping the baby."
Lowell had also hinted at the pregnancy, along with her intention to keep the baby, around the time her mom outed her. At the end of April, Lowell posted a screenshot of one of her own tweets on Instagram. The tweet says, "I am an adult and I can tell when I'm ready and idc what ANYONE says I'm gonna do me! We ARE READY for a baby. #HatersGonnaHate." The caption reads, "That's right #sorrynotsorry I'm not 16 anymore."
Lowell and Baltierra are still fairly young to become parents at just 21 years of age and it's hard to say if they are totally ready to raise a child but, at least, the pair hasn't run into as much trouble as some of their fellow Teen Mom alums. Season 2 star Jenelle Evans was busted for heroin last April, Amber Portwood went to jail for drug-related issues in 2012 and Farrah Abraham was busted for DUI in March of 2013, in addition to performing in a pornographic film.
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