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Catelynn Loweli is the living embodiment of the forehead-slap emoji right now.

During a recent Instagram Live, a user stopped to ask the Teen Mom OG cast member this question:

"Is it weird you married your step brother?"

Catelynn Lowell and Daughters

This probably would be a little weird… if it were true.

"I didn’t marry my step brother, I don’t know what you are talking about," Catelynn shot back, not even bothering to make a joke over this sensitive and personal subject.

To be clear, though, there is at least some basis for why this rumor got started.

It didn’t come out of nowhere.

Catelynn and Tyler and Family
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Ready for a romantic timeline? Allow us to explain…

Catelynn and Tyler started dating way back when they were seventh graders in 2005.

At the age of 16, Catelynn got pregnant and the couple decided to put this daughter, Carly, up for adoption.

The parents paid tribute to Carly this past May and met up with her and her adopted mother and father on an episode of Teen Mom OG in early 2020.

Catelynn and Tyler and Vaeda
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A few months after Tyler and Catelynn got together — 15 years ago, mind you — their parents actually got together as well.

Catelynn’s mother, April, and Tyler’s father, Butch, were introduced to each other through their kids and got married in 2009.

They then got divorced in 2013.

It’s an unusual situation, that’s for sure, but Tyler and Catelynn met in middle school and have been together ever since… which is really rather incredible.

They did NOT meet as step-siblings; nothing was made official or legal, but they were technically related (not through blood, of course) for about for years there.

Catelynn Lowell, Tyler Baltierra, Nova and Vaeda
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Got it?


For their part, Catelynn and Tyler got married in August 2015, eight months after welcoming their second child, Novalee.

Their youngest was born last February… and now the duo is ready for another baby to join the family. For real!

Catelynn Lowell with Ty
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"I’m not pregnant, but I hope to be soon. I want another baby," Catelynn told a fan on a different Instagram Live session, adding:

“Tyler does, too. So, maybe we should make that happen."

“Let’s do it!” Tyler shouted from the background.

We presume they then went off and had sex.

Catelynn and Tyler: SELFIE!
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Back in March, Catelynn said something similar.

“There are plans for more kids," she told Hollywood Life.

"I mean, not right at this moment because Vaeda just turned a year old.

"So, we’re going to wait a little bit longer and then eventually have one more and then we’ll be completely done. We will be done."