Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra began their reality TV journey on MTV’s 16 & Pregnant back in 2009 as they documented their journey to place their daughter up for adoption. This eventually led to another six seasons on the spin-off series Teen Mom OG. It’s no secret that Teen Mom has a huge cult following, and a lot of the fans feel like they know Catelynn and Tyler after watching them grow up on-screen over nearly a decade, but they have a complex past that MTV hasn’t even begun to tap into, so they decided to lay it all out on the table in their 2014 book, Conquering Chaos. In it they divulge all kinds of raw details about the struggles they’ve overcome including teen pregnancy, family dysfunction and financial struggles. To find out more about their story, here’s a look at 16 shocking revelations from the book!
16. How Catelynn and Tyler First Met
Catelynn and Tyler have been together since they were 12-years-old. Tyler said the first time he ever noticed Catelynn was in music class. “This girl is cute as hell, but in a tomboy way. She isn’t wearing tons of makeup and she hasn’t styled her bright blond hair. She has on a couple studded bracelets, flare jeans and skater shoes, and a shirt that says, ‘I’m with the drummer.’ Her smile lights up the room and her eyes are a beautiful piercing gray,” he wrote. He immediately made up his mind that he needed to be with her and it didn’t take long for Catelynn to develop feelings in return. Once her boyfriend was out of the picture, Tyler made his move. “There was no big production about it. All I did was walk up beside her and take her hand…Catelynn just held my hand back. We didn’t even look at each other. That was just it. We just walked on ahead, holding hands, and we’ve been together ever since,” he said.