Catelynn Baltierra Changes Last Name, Sparks Divorce Chatter

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Might there be trouble in romantic paradise for Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra?

Social media users now have reason to believe that the couple, who has battled through cheating rumors in the past, may be headed for a split as a result of Catelynn doing something drastic online:

She changed her last name.

The Teen Mom's three million Instagram followers were recently surprised to see what Catelynn is now using "Lowell" on her official page, switching from "Baltierra" to her maiden name because...

... well. We don't know why.

But it's worth taking a look through the tandem's recent history, online and off, to see if this means they're headed for divorce court:

1. No Happy Wishes Here

No Happy Wishes Here
Right around the time Catelynn made this switch, we learned that Tyler did NOT wish his wife a happy Mother's Day. Heck, the two didn't even spend the holiday together.

2. Where Was Tyler?

Where Was Tyler?
The Teen Mom's dad told Radar Online that his son-in-law was "in Texas visiting his [father]" for Mother's Day. That can't be a good sign.

3. And Where Was Catelynn?

And Where Was Catelynn?
Per her dad again: "In Florida with [daughter] Nova, visiting her older sister." This is nice and all, but not ideal to spend Mother's Day apart from your husband.

4. Might Personal Troubles Be Affecting the Relationship?

Might Personal Troubles Be Affecting the Relationship?
Tyler has admitted that he suffers from Bipolar Disorder, a serious condition that often has a negative effect on one's relationships. "I’ve been doing non-stop research on the diagnosis, the different remedies to combat symptoms, & how to better understand it," he wrote on Instagram toward the end of April 2018. "I did refuse medication, but only because I wanted to try all of the natural remedies first. It's a journey."

5. A Search for Happiness

A Search for Happiness
"Laying in bed next to my peacefully sleeping wife. I can hear my daughter snoozing away through the monitoring her room. My dog is cuddled up on the floor next to to me... and yet Feel so empty and so alone," wrote Tyler a few weeks ago, giving followers a glimpse into his sad mental state.

6. Concern All Around

Concern All Around
Tyler Baltierra: Is He Suicidal? This was the title of an article we wrote on May 10 (click words above the photo to read), as it shed light on just how worried Teen Mom fans are about Tyler. His mental health comes first, of course, but it's easy to see how his diagnosis could damage his marriage.


Catelynn has been here to say otherwise. In the face of such chatter, she wrote to Tyler on Instagram: "I love you so much!!! And for all you haters vows say - in SICKNESS and in health... remember that... because this man has done that for me beyond what I could imagine. @tylerbaltierramtv #KeepTalkingMH #rememberURVows."

8. Catelynn's Personal Anguish

Catelynn's Personal Anguish
It can be challenging enough to be a in relationship with one mentally unhealthy individual. But what about two? Catelynn has checked into rehab three times to deal with suicidal thoughts and other significant personal issues.

9. Yes, Suicidal Thoughts

Yes, Suicidal Thoughts
"I could picture myself driving into an electrical pole off the road, praying it would kill me. But I wouldn’t do it because I had my kid in the backseat," Catelynn once said after suffering a miscarriage. But the professional assistance she received in late 2017 appears to have helped the situation.

10. The Dreaded D-Word

The Dreaded D-Word
"I wouldn't blame [you] if you just want to divorce me," the MTV personality told her husband after her second visit to rehab. We wrote all about this .

11. Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best
"I feel way better," Catelynn said in March of her struggles. "They put me on different medications and they seem to be working really well." As you can see above, she also has the support of her father.

12. Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future

Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future
Ah, such memories. "Throw backs of @tylerbaltierramtv and I," Catelynn wrote as a caption to this collage,which she shared under a month ago. "It’s so funny to look back at us ! I was OBSESSED with that Hollister coat and he’s stilll the love of my life!!!! Tyler looks sooo little! My pink eye shadow I loved!!! I actually miss that stuff lol."

13. Dad Really Does Know Best

Dad Really Does Know Best
"Everything is good as far as I know," David Lowell told Radar. "I don't know about the Instagram name change. I didn't notice."

14. The Final Word Goes to Catelynn

The Final Word Goes to Catelynn
Even followers did notice, however, that Catelynn was forced to write the following: "@tylerbaltierramtv and I are not getting a divorce. Couples go through ups and downs that’s normal life. We are a solid couple that will work through anything life throws at us! Catelynn Baltierra."

15. We Noticed THAT Last Name, Catelynn!

We Noticed THAT Last Name, Catelynn!
And we take it as a positive sign. Glad to see those silly divorce rumors are merely that: rumors. And silly ones at that!
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