Teen Mom OG’s Tyler Baltierra Thanks Mom on Father’s Day After Dad “Decided to Choose Drugs Over His Children”

Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell
Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell welcomed their second daughter Novalee on New Year's Day. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Though everyone has a father, for some, Father's Day can be a painful reminder. On Sunday, June 21, Teen Mom OG star Tyler Baltierra, who has a strained relationship with his father Butch, took to Instagram to instead celebrate his mom Kim Forbes

The reality star has a complicated past with his father, Butch Baltierra, who is currently serving time in jail for drug-related and domestic abuse charges. 

"I just want to say Happy Fathers Day to one of the strongest, most influential people in my life…my mom," Tyler wrote in the post. "I did not have the luxury of having my dad around since he decided to choose drugs over his children, but my mom NEVER gave up on us kids."

The fiance of Catelynn Lowell gave his followers a more in-depth look into the sacrifices his mother made, noting that she would occasionally forego eating in order to provide for her children when times were tough. 

"I had to teach myself how to be a man, but my mother taught me how to treat a woman," the father of 6-month-old Novalee wrote. "How to respect woman & how to be a loving & compassionate person." 

Tyler and Catelynn are tying the knot this August after more than 10 years together. The couple chose to place their first daughter Carly for adoption in 2009 and welcomed their second daughter Novalee on New Year's Day. 

Tyler's loving fiancee also took the time to praise him online, sharing a picture of her future hubby holding their daughter Nova. 

"Happy Father's day to one of the best daddy's I know! I watch you with Novalee and I'm beyond floored to see the way you are with her," Lowell wrote. "To sit back and watch you with her is something I love to do on a daily basis. Thank you for being an amazing dad to Nova and Carly. Our world would be dull without you in it. Love you to the moon and back! xoxo @tylerbaltierramtv."

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