Earlier this week, Teen Mom: OG fans were stunned by reports that Matt Baier had gotten married.
The news was surprising not only because Baier was dating Amber Portwood just a few short months ago, but also because it's tough to imagine the woman who'd walk blindly into a marriage with the guy, given his appallingly sketchy past.
So who is Jennifer Conlon?
Well, with the exception of one interview, it seems she's keeping a mighty low-profile, but here's what we've learned in the days since she exchanged vows with Baier.
A (Formerly) Single Mom
Like Amber, Jennifer was a single mom when she met Baier. Unlike Amber, she's not a wealthy TV star.
Serving in Sin City
Conlon reportedly works as a waitress in Las Vegas, where Matt, who earns much of his living from gambling, spends most of his time.
A Private Figure
"She's not a public figure. So we kept our relationship private," Baier told the press about his relationship with Conlon.
Stepdaughters For Matt
Jennifer apparently is the mother of two girls, whose ages are unknown.
So What Does Jen Have to Say
As we stated earlier, Jen has kept a relatively low profile in the days since news of her marriage went public. But she did give one revealing interview.
Naturally, Jen was asked about Matt's long history of shady behavior. Surprisingly, she says she doesn't care what he did before...
A Deep Connection?
“When you meet somebody and you have a connection, you know it in your heart,” Conlon told Radar Online.
Don't Question It
“It’s not something you question. It felt right to us. Getting married is something we wanted. We decided it was time, so he asked me to marry him," she added.
An Unfair Depiction?
“Matt is a wonderful man,” Conlon went on. “What people think of him and how he’s portrayed, that’s not the man he truly is."
Everything ... And More!
"He is everything and more. He’s generous and loving. It’s unfortunate that people think differently," Conlon said.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
"Matt is a good man, yet he gets attacked in a way I don’t understand. That’s not the person in front of me. His actions don’t show that," Conlon stated.
The Past Is the Past
“His past has nothing to do with the relationship,” she said. “The life we have now is what we have now."
A Wonderful Partner?
"Matt is a wonderful partner, friend and someone who listens. I take a person for who they are today and what they do now."
Step-Dad Of the Year
Conlon added that Baier is “extremely active” in her children’s lives.
Baier has several children of his own from previous relationships, and Conlon says she hopes their kids will bond and form a “strong unit” during an upcoming family vacation.
Besties and Soulmates
“He’s my best friend,” Conlon concluded. “He loves me for me. We look forward to having a beautiful life together. My life led to finding my soul mate.”
But What About That Past?
Teen Mom: OG fans are urging Conlon to be cautious due to Matt's history of troubling behavior.
Matt's been accused of going to extreme lengths to avoid paying child support, skipping out on pregnant exes, and lying about his drug addictions. Despite all the uncertainty, at least one thing is for sure...
Jen Doesn't Care
Jen says she's not at all worried about Matt's past, and she's confident he'll never repeat those behaviors. We wish her the best of luck.