This is the last thing Kailyn Lowry needs right now. According to a new report, the Teen Mom 2 star is freaking out over the possibility of entering a custody battle with Chris Lopez, the father of her third child — a baby boy. The former couple welcomed their first child together on Aug. 4, 2017, and his name is still unknown at this time.
A source previously told Hollywood Life that Chris’ mother encouraged him “to apply for full-time custody of her grandchild. Chris has no desire to try and take his kid away from Kailyn, but his mom is concerned about visitation rights.” This allegedly doesn’t sit well with Kailyn, who “is so shocked and disgusted that Chris would even consider trying for custody; it’s unbelievable to her,” a second insider told the outlet.
“She truly thinks he would never take things to that level, but just the threat of losing her baby is enough to send her into a tailspin right now. Kailyn still has a lot of pregnancy hormones surging through her body. She’s feeling very emotional and vulnerable, plus she’s looking after a newborn as well as two other kids, so she’s exhausted and sleep deprived. Kailyn’s an awesome mom though; she’s proved that. And although she hasn’t got her parents in her life, she does have a strong support network around her,” they continued.
Her friends, however, don’t think there is anything to worry about, “and they keep reminding her to stay strong and just focus on her children. But, that said, it’s still really upsetting and frightening, and it’s really the very last thing she needs to be dealing with right now. Kailyn’s trying to defuse the situation by throwing love at it. She’s being super sweet to Chris’ mom and trying to involve her as much as she can in the baby’s life, and hoping that by doing so she’ll come around and see what a great mom Kailyn actually is.”
Kailyn also has two sons from previous relationships, seven-year-old Isaac with Jo Rivera, and three-year-old Lincoln with Javi Marroquin. It was widely speculated throughout her third pregnancy that Chris would not be too involved when their child was born, though it appears he changed his tune and decided to come around after all.