We've seen all of the Teen Mom OG stars go through some serious ups and downs over the years, and this is no exception for Catelynn Lowell and husband Tyler Baltierra. After giving up their first-born for adoption on 16 and Pregnant back in 2009, we saw the two go through relationship troubles, substance abuse, and intense drama with both of their parents. For Tyler's part, his dad Butch has had a particularly difficult time with drug use, and this past summer, he revealed that his father had sadly relapsed after over one year of sobriety.
While Cate and Tyler were on Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry's podcast Coffee Convos in June, they shared the sad news. "He’s relapsed," Tyler admitted. "He’s in the middle of a relapse right now. That’s the reality of that situation right now." And for fans wondering how Butch is doing now, the couple sadly does not have an update.
Catelynn spoke with In Touch Weekly recently, where she shared that they're not exactly on speaking terms with Butch at the moment "We don’t really talk to [Butch] that much," she stated. "Honestly, we don’t really know exactly how he’s doing." And as for how Tyler is taking it, the 28-year-old MTV star shared, "I feel like sometimes [Tyler] was just way too involved sometimes and took it on you know, like, 'Oh, you know, is he sober? We need to make sure he’s sober.' Like when it comes to the point where it’s like, no, that’s not your responsibility."
"Like he’s almost 60 years old, let him figure it out for himself," Cate added. "So we honestly don’t know."
It's a bit surprising to hear that Tyler isn't keeping tabs on his dad, considering the Teen Mom OG reunion special back in September showed him giving all of his support to Butch. "I will not give up on you. Period. Ever," he told his father. But on the other hand, Catelynn has a point. It must be extremely stressful and more difficult than one can imagine to constantly have to wonder if your parent is sober. We're glad to know Tyler has his wife and their kids by his side in these tough times.
Perhaps we'll see more of Butch on Teen Mom OG in the future, which is airing now every Tuesday on MTV.