With their heartbreaking decision to give baby Carly up for adoption, Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra became the exception to the Teen Mom rule.
Also unique to the show? Them staying together through thick and thin.
Catelynn credits good communication for their long-lasting relationship. Of course, the step-siblings consider themselves soulmates, too. That helps.
Despite the statistics against them remaining together after being teen parents, Catelynn and Tyler seem have a relatively normal, stable relationship.
Maybe Gary Shirley and Amber Portwood should take some notes here.
"We’re just so open with each other and we tell each other how we feel. When Tyler and I get mad we don’t really fight, we sit down and talk about it and say how we feel, really communicating and listening to each other," Lowell says.
"It’s weird, but I always say I found my soulmate at such a young age.”The MTV star thinks that despite how hard it was to go through with it, giving Carly up for adoption actually made them stronger as a couple.
“The adoption made me and Tyler stronger, which is beating statistics because even people who go through adoption usually break up,” she said.
“Tyler told me that when I had Carly and he saw me with her in the hospital room that was the first day he fell in love with me.”
But Catelynn and Tyler’s wedding is not in the near future.
“It’s definitely not. We just want to wait,” Catelynn explained. “We’re too young, we’re only 19. We want to wait until we’re out of college.”
They did, however, move in together on this week's Teen Mom episode. Here's hoping that works out, and that they keep on communicating!