Tyler Baltierra: Fat-Shaming Catelynn Lowell in New Teen Mom Preview?

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Back in March, Teen Mom: OG cast member Catelynn Lowell checked into rehab to be treated for depression and anxiety.

Cate Lowell

In a recent interview, Lowell stated she's "not cured" but is doing better emotionally following extensive in-patient treatment.

Catelynn's relationship with husband Tyler Baltierra is generally considered to be one of the most stable in the Teen Mom franchise.

As is to be expected, Baltierra publicly and privately supported and visited his wife during her stay in an Arizona facility.

So it came as a shock to many TM fans when a clip for the show's upcoming season showed Baltierra giving Lowell a hard time.

Specifically, about what she's eating for dinner.

The clip shows the 24-year-old Lowell revealing to Baltierra, also 24, that she's thinking about joining Weight Watchers again.

Tyler is encouraging at first, but the conversation quickly turns casually ugly, as he ridicules her for the size of the meal she's eating.

“That’s a big ass quesadilla, it has a lot of chicken,” Tyler says.

“It’s your body, you could do what you want."

"Obviously I don’t want no heifer for a wife!”

Cate Lowell and Tyler Baltierra

Yes, he actually said that. Kind of unreal.

The conversation gets so nasty so fast that one of the show's producers - if you watch Teen Mom: OG online, you know that unlike Teen Mom 2, OG often stylistically puts the MTV staff members on camera in a strange interplay with the cast - intervenes on Catelynn's behalf.

“You come off so harsh sometimes,” the producer says.

Baltierra, apparently oblivious to the seriousness of the situation, “I’m being honest! Would you want to be married to some big heifer?”

NOTE: Tyler, take the lifeline next time it's offered.

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Baltierra and Lowell married in August of 2015, and have been the subject of many a #RelationshipGoals hashtag in the year since.

They both survived difficult childhoods and unusual circumstances - they met because they are step-siblings, as fans know.

Especially following the trauma of giving their first child for adoption, they've served as pillars of strength and support for one another.

So hopefully this was anomalous behavior for Baltierra and not something he'll be making a habit of now that the honeymoon phase is over.

Teen Mom: OG returns August 22. Here's the clip:

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