There aren’t very many happy ending stories involving junior high sweethearts, a chaotic and sometimes violent home environment, reality television, and a teen pregnancy — but Teen Mom‘s Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell are exactly that. The two have been together since they were very young teenagers and have managed to stay together through a heart-wrenching adoption and the stress of being reality stars on one of the most often denigrated shows in television history. Now the couple are parents to daughter Novalee Reign and will be marrying later this summer.
Tyler shared the photo above of himself and Catelynn together (minus the letter graphic) on Instagram earlier today and captioned it with this humble and appreciative message:
I just have to say how lucky I am to have found my soulmate at 13 years old. I never would have thought we would be where we’re at in our lives considering where we came from. It’s amazing to have not just found a an amazingly beautiful woman to share my life with, but my best friend in the passenger seat on this crazy ride through life.
I can’t wait to grow old with this girl & watch our children grow with her. Everyone deserves to feel the love we share with each other. Lust gets you into the relationship but it’s up to you to CHOOSE to love that person forever. I honestly think that love is a choice you make…I choose to put Catelynn’s needs above my wants, I choose to sacrifice for her, I choose to always protect her, I choose to honor her, I choose to uplift her, I choose to put my life on the line to save hers, & I choose to never give up on her.
Love isn’t easy sometimes…love isn’t like the movies…love is about sacrifice & dedication and I CHOOSE to sacrifice & dedicate the rest of my life to this amazing woman & I wouldn’t have it any other way @catelynnmtv #MyBabe #Almost10YearsStrongNow #MyForever
(Is anybody else thinking Tyler is starting to look A LOT like American Horror Story actor Evan Peters?)
If you haven’t already, be sure to pick up a copy of Catelynn and Tyler’s book Conquering Chaos to learn more about the many hardships they have faced and what they have learned from their struggles. And to keep up with their current lives, with only a few months delay, be sure to tune in to new episodes of Teen Mom OG airing Monday nights at 10/9c on MTV!
I’ll wrap up this feel-good post with a photo of Novalee and her amazing blue steel gaze: