Back in 2009, 16 & Pregnant stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra made the difficult decision to put their first child up for adoption.
In the years since, a lot has changed for the step-siblings that unexpectedly went on to be the Teen Mom franchise's most stable couple.
Catelynn gave birth to daughter Novalee in January of last year.
A few months later, Tyler and Catelynn got married.
Their lives have steadied out in a way that reminds viewers that not every member of the show's original cast was driven to the brink of despair.
Unexpected pregnancies, early fame and a whole host of personal problems have made messes out of more than one Teen Mom star.
Do the names Farrah, Jenelle and Amber ring bells?
Of course they do. Porn, prison, custody battles. Pregnancies with more and more guys. Some of the girls' lives are just sad. Not Catelynn's.
But naturally, despite their relative lack of drama, there are still difficulties that permeate Tyler and Catelynn's lives on a daily basis.
For several years, Catelynn and Tyler have enjoyed an "open adoption" arrangement with first-born daughter Carly and her parents.
In the past, this has created problems, as the couples have clashed over what's best for Carly and the public nature of Catelynn and Tyler's lives.
In fairness to Carly's parents, when they adopted her, they couldn't have predicted that her parents would go on to become full-blown reality stars.
The situation clearly comes to a head on next week's installment of Teen Mom: OG, as Baltierra fumes about a request from Carly's parents.
Their suggestion? That he refrain from talking about her on TV.
This has come up before, regarding Cate and Ty's use of Carly photos on social media, which the adopted parents requested they not.
Now they're taking this theme further, to his consternation.
In this newly-released preview from the episode, Baltierra makes clear that he's not pleased about being told what to do by Carly's parents.
“It just doesn’t make any sense to me to be told what to say and what not to say,” the Teen Mom: OG star says in the clip above.
“I don’t want to live my life like that! I can’t!”
He continues ranting as the cameras roll:
“If they say ‘We don’t want you talking about the adoption at all on TV,’ Ohohohoh, then we’re going to have lots of issues. That’s all I’m saying.”
If you watch Teen Mom: OG online, you know that the producers often interact in the episodes, and at that point, one of them asks:
“Is what you’re saying that if they tell you that you can’t talk about the adoption on TV that you would still do it and risk the relationship with Carly?”
Tyler angrily replies in the affirmative, which prompts Catelynn to point out that his reasoning is pretty stupid.
“My reasoning is because I have sacrificed enough for you to have a family and that’s fine," Baltierra replies.
"I’ve come to terms with that and all that’s great."
"But, I will not sacrifice my voice and what I think and what I can and cannot talk about on my daily life and my personal life - cameras or no cameras.”
Dude. It's not "cameras or no cameras," because without the cameras, there would be no problem.
No one's saying you can't talk about your Carly, her parents are just requesting that you not do it on TV.
So stop acting like you're Nelson Mandela, and just shut up about your daughter if you want to have a relationship with her.
Seriously man. Take a deep breath and don't make us take back what we said about you being the show's most stable couple.
Follow the above links at TV Fanatic to get caught up on this week's double-episode premiere in time for next week's installment.
Then hit the comments below and tell us your take on all this: See if you think Tyler is out of his mind, or makes a good point.