Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra made the tear-jerking decision to give away their baby girl Carly on the first season of MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” in 2009. While the couple of 10 years has faced hardships as a result of their adoption, as see on four seasons of the network’s spinoff series “Teen Mom,” they are now moving on and planning to start a family of their own.
In a revealing interview with In Touch Weekly, Lowell confirmed that she and Baltierra, now both 22, are trying to conceive a second child together. “I would’ve felt guilty if I got pregnant again when Carly was 1 or 2. But we’ve both been yearning for this,” the reality star told the tabloid.
According to the report, Lowell, a Michigan native, has been off of birth control for three months in an effort to conceive a child. “We’re ready to have a baby!” she said.
The reality stars, who gave up their first daughter in an effort to give her a better life due to their parents' substance abuse problems, among other reasons, say they’re now prepared to parent. “I was too young when I got pregnant with Carly. I was sad and scared,” Lowell said. “[But now] we’ve learned from what our parents did wrong. Tyler and I own our own home, have two cars and actually have money to support a kid. … We have no doubt that raising a child will be hard. But I know we’re going to be really great parents.”
Following the interview's debut, Lowell confirmed the report on Twitter Wednesday, saying, “Yes, people. The In Touch interview that’s out now is true and those of ALL my own words! #sorrynotsorry.”
While Lowell came across as concerned about the public’s response to her pregnancy plans after giving away her and Baltierra's first child, now 4, for adoption, a majority of “Teen Mom” viewers have shared their support for the longtime reality star. “Congrats on how far you’ve come girlie!” said one Twitter fan Wednesday. “Yahh ya’ll are gonna make amazing parents!” said another viewer.
Following the “Teen Mom” series finale in 2012, Lowell and Baltierra went on to Season 3 of VH1’s “Couples Therapy.” The couple last shared their lives with MTV on the catch-up special “Being Catelynn” in February.