Baltierra and Lowell have always been the crown jewels of Teen Mom. They're perhaps the only couple who seems to talk out their emotions, make decisions together and have come together out of pure love. (I'm a fan!) But in a new trailer for this season, Baltierra does something that has even a producer questioning his behavior.
In the teaser, Lowell mentions (in a tone that carries a whiff of sponsored content) that she's thinking of joining Weight Watchers. "It worked for you last time," says her husband. "That quesadilla's pretty big."
He goes on to "jokingly" insult Lowell, saying "It's your body, you do what you want. I mean, obviously I don't want no heifer for a wife." Lowell laughs, but producer Jessica jumps in calling his words harsh. That's an understatement. His words, especially when masked in the language of everyday conversation, are clearly the opposite of leaving his wife to make her own choices surrounding her body.
From commenting on how much and what she's eating to suggesting that she's getting overweight, the conversation is a textbook example of how not to let a significant other (or friend or anyone for that matter) treat you. What happened to the sweet, caring Tyler who cried at the diner with his Catelynn? Let's get him back ASAP.
Update: After facing public backlash, Baltierra took to Twitter — not to apologize — but to defend the way he talks to Lowell.
When your with someone for over 10 yrs your able to speak to each other openly & honestly. That's how we communicate https://t.co/OQII4SeFnk— Tyler BaltierraMTV (@TylerBaltierra) August 18, 2016
You people are TOO sensitive & aren't used to seeing couples communicate without sugar coating. @CatelynnLowell does the same thing to me— Tyler BaltierraMTV (@TylerBaltierra) August 18, 2016
We aren't afraid to hurt each other's feelings, because we know how strong our love for each other is https://t.co/xmuxJ3HOEJ— Tyler BaltierraMTV (@TylerBaltierra) August 18, 2016
Currently in therapy to work on my delivery of messages & opinions. Yes I know I'm a prick but I admit it instead of defend it #ImAnAsshole— Tyler BaltierraMTV (@TylerBaltierra) August 19, 2016
Lowell also put her two cents up on Twitter to address the issue.
Listen Tyler and I have gone 2 therapy and worked on open communication. Also editing can do a lot just so you know!! #happilymarried— Catelynn Baltierra (@CatelynnLowell) August 23, 2016
This article was originally published on Aug. 17 and was updated on Aug. 22.
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