While the Teen Mom OG stars insisted that it was all in good fun, many fans didn’t take it that way — instead, they were frustrated that the reality stars would make light of a pregnancy when so many people struggle with fertility.
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@catelynnmtv I couldn't be happier than I am right now! I am so lucky we stole each other's heart in middle school & I'm able to experience the amazing soul you have, as it just grows deeper & deeper with its capacity for love that endures & continues to outlast all things. I love you honey! #MyWife #MyBabe #HappyAnniversary
Almost immediately, Ty, 25, fired back on social media, tweeting, “Apparently the world can’t take jokes anymore… Don’t worry #TeenMomOG will be back on the air soon so we can disappoint you some more.”
But in what is perhaps is the strangest twist of the story is the self-awareness two-year-old Novalee’s parents lack — and seemingly lost — considering this isn’t the first time they’ve been at the center of false pregnancy drama, and they previously said lying about pregnancy “crosses the line.”
Apparently the world can't take jokes anymore…don't worry #TeenMomOG will be back on the air soon so we can disappoint you some more 😉😬😂
— Tyler Baltierra (@TylerBaltierra) April 4, 2017
In 2012, In Touch exclusively broke news that Catelynn and Tyler were expecting another baby, just three years after giving their oldest child, Carly, up for adoption.
The catch is that despite Cate’s mother April confirming the pregnancy, and a woman who identified herself as Catelynn (later confirmed to be April by an independent voice analysis performed by a private investigator) also saying she was pregnant, the now 25-year-old was not with child.
“I love my mom, but it’s frustrating,” Cate exclusively told In Touch at the time. Tyler added, “It just crosses the line.”
While Cate apologized to anyone who was offended by her mom’s actions — something they have yet to do this time around — at the time, she and her middle school sweetheart said that all the drama helped bring them closer together.
“You either grow together or you grow apart,” he said at the time. “We’ve grown together.”
Here’s hoping the controversy has the same effect on them this time around!
Check out Catelynn — and all the stars of Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 — back in their 16 & Pregnant days vs. now!