Tyler Baltierra two huge reasons to be very happy and extremely excited these days.
FIRST, the long-time reality star has lost 43 pounds of late and he looks amazing.
SECOND, he's having another baby!!!!!!!
Tyler and wife Catelynn announced this month that their third child is due in March, an especially blessed development considering they lost one to a miscarriage back in January 2018.
But Baltierra said this week on the podcast “Reality Life with Kate Casey" that he unfortunately has one reason NOT to be so happy and excited at the moment.
And that reason has everything to do with one of his new Teen Mom OG co-stars.
For the first time since the news of her casting broke, Tyler has spoken out on the addition of Bristol Palin to the franchise.
“Do I think it’s weird as hell? Absolutely. Do I think it’s a really, like, not a good decision for the franchise? Yeah. But that’s out of my control,". he said on the recording
We definitely understand the first part of that statement.
Bristol Palin was the daughter of the nominee for Vice President of the United States in 2008.
She was on stage at the Republican National Committee. She made MAJOR national/political headlines for months because she was a pregnant teenager at the time of this election...
... and now she's gonna be on Teen Mom OG Season 8!
That is absolutely weird as hell.
But is it bad for the franchise?
Time, and ratings really, will tell.
The stunning casting decision has certainly resulted in an abundance of coverage for the series, as Bristol and Cheyenne Floyd will both come on board the program this fall.
They are jointly taking over for Farrah Abraham, whose affiliation with amateur pornography led to her departure from MTV in February.
To be clear, meanwhile, Tyler says he has no beef with Bristol on a personal level.
Heck, he had never met her before filming began and scarcely knew anything about her.
“I don’t know anything about anybody,” he said on the podcast. “It’s weird. When it comes to that kind of stuff, I’m a f-cking recluse.”
He was also just 16 years old back when Palin was in the national spotlight.
Pver the past two months, though, he’s heard about some of Palin’s controversies, such as her stance against gay marriage and her hot Republican takes in general.
“I got headlines sent to me, ‘Oh my gosh, she’s racist, she’s homophobic,’” he says. “I’m like, ‘What? I don’t know!’”
He'll soon find out, however!
So will MTV viewers across the globe.
The new season of Teen Mom OG kicks off this Monday, October 1.
Still, Baltierra says he’s reserving judgment until he gets to know the Alaska native better:
“I’m like, I can’t read the tabloids. I gotta just get to know the person on my own. I don’t want to get any preconceived judgments or notions about these people.”
Moreover, he doesn't blame Bristol for coming on board.
This is how Tyler concludes his opinion on the unexpected situation:
Do I have any hard feelings against the girls, the people participating in it now? Absolutely not.
Because I think with the franchise - like, what it turned into - if the opportunity knocks on anyone’s door, I think everyone would be lying if they said they wouldn’t take the opportunity.
Honestly, things evolve, they gotta grow and they gotta adapt to change as we get on with this whole thing that we’ve been doing for 10 years now.