CATELYNN Lowell’s emotional reunion with her first daughter, Carly, will be featured this season on Teen Mom.
Catelynn, 29, and husband Tyler Baltierra, 29, gave their daughter up for adoption during the first season of 16 & Pregnant, as they were not even 18 at the time of her birth.
Since then they have welcomed three additional kids together: Novalee, six, Vaeda, two, and most recently baby Rya, who was born on August 28.
The two also revealed they suffered a devastating miscarriage over the holidays last year.
A reunion with 12-year-old Carly had been delayed by two years due to COVID.
Speaking to E! News, Carly confessed the shattered family was able to reunite in person for a private moment.
She explained: “We did end up having a visit with Carly and MTV did follow that. They didn’t film Carly herself or anything like that but they always film us.
“People will be able to witness what our reaction was from the first day to the last day, from leaving and even just like the start of the visit and things like that, which I think is definitely important.”
In the past, Tyler revealed the couple felt ‘inferior’ to Carly’s adoptive parents, but more recently, Catelynn explained the couple even have a “good relationship” with Brandon and Teresa.
“Relationships are hard any which way. So it’s just all about, like, growing and learning and maneuvering,” Catelynn told Us Weekly.
The tone was a stark contrast to one shared back in April, when Catelynn confessed her deepest fears over losing contact with her daughter Carly, worrying that the child’s adoptive parents had the ability to cut communication “at the snap of a finger.”
“Communication with her adoptive parents, Brandon and Teresa, has always been complicated,” Catelynn explained at the time. “I don’t want to offend them with how we reach out to her.”
Tyler agreed, admitting that back then the couple felt “inferior” to Brandon and Theresa.
“I feel like whatever happens, I have to kind of, like, filter through Brandon and Teresa first,” Tyler said during the April episode. “I don’t trust what I’m gonna say sometimes. It’s just very difficult to navigate and feel close in a relationship when you have to second guess your approach and delivery all the time.”
While Brandon and Teresa have kept Carly out of the spotlight, the soon-to-be teen’s OG parents are happy just to remain a part of her life.
Catelynn told E!: “I think it’s awesome to be able to show the journey of an open, semi-open adoption through the years and the ups and the downs and learning and navigating this relationship.
“I think it’s super awesome that we can continue to do that in a way that can show our fans the journey but also in the way that it allows Carly’s parents to feel comfortable with us sharing it as well.”
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