If you watched last night’s episode of Teen Mom: OG, then you know the hard times are still going for Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra.
Once considered the franchise’s most stable couple, Tyler and Catelynn have experienced more than their share of difficulties over the past 15 episodes.
Much of their screentime was devoted to Catelynn’s rehab stint and emotional struggles, but the Baltierras were thrown a second curveball recently thanks to the difficulties experienced by Tyler’s dad.
Last month, Butch Baltierra went back to jail not long after celebrating the one-year anniversary of his initial release.
Butch has been in trouble with the law throughout much of his life, primarily as a result of his crippling substance abuse issues.
The MTV cameras were rolling when Tyler received word that his dad was back behind bars.
Check out that heartbreaking moment in the clip below:
The news came as a shock to viewers, as Butch seemed to be making a concerted effort to get his life back together.
Sadly, Tyler wasn’t so surprised, as he’s seen his dad fall apart in the past.
He opened up about this most recent experience during an interview with Dr. Drew Pinksy on Teen Mom: OG reunion special, airing December 5:
“He was doing fine I guess and then he missed a parole meeting and his parole officer wanted to violate him so now he’s in jail,” Baltierra told Dr. Drew .
“He’s supposed to be off parole in 90 days. He came back from his parole meeting the week before all excited and proud of himself.”
“I know exactly what’s going on. I think he’s using. I think he used or he relapsed.”
Tyler says there were signs that his father was using again in the weeks leading up to his imprisonment:
“He was sleeping in later,” Baltierra said.
“And not coming home a lot.”
In the past, Tyler has severed ties with his dad as a result of his drug use.
We’ll have to wait until December 5 to find out if he’s cut him off again this time.
In the meantime, you can watch Teen Mom online at TV Fanatic to get caught up.