Want to know something crazy?
It’s been eight years to the day since Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra’s episode of 16 and Pregnant aired on MTV!
That means that, exactly eight years ago, we were first introduced to this couple — it’s been a wild ride, huh?
And, as it turns out, the Baltierras have another important anniversary this weekend …
Their 12th anniversary of dating, to be exact!
Yes, Catelynn and Tyler, Teen Mom’s middle school sweethearts, have been together for twelve whole years, and to celebrate the special occasion, Tyler wrote a painfully sweet post on Instagram.
“I can’t believe that today marks 12 years together with you,” he wrote, tagging Catelynn.
“Babe you literally are the greatest gift this life has given me! We were only kids when we fell in love, but we were kids who knew what we wanted out of life & who we wanted to get it with.”
“Not a lot of people get that opportunity or blessing at such a young age,” he added.
“Even though we were so young,” Tyler continued, “I wish I could go back as far as I could just to love you longer!”
“I am just so happy & honored to be your husband. I love you SO much!”
He added the hashtags “Happy Anniversary,” “12 Years Strong,” “Soul Mates,” and “Middle School Sweetheart.”
It’s so sweet you can hardly stand it, right?
But, as any Teen Mom fan would know, things haven’t always been that great for them.
On their 16 and Pregnant episode, we saw that they both had troubled home lives — or they shared one, really, since Catelynn’s mother, April, married Tyler’s father, Butch.
Butch and April both had big issues with addiction, and neither of them were there for their children like they needed to be.
They both criticized Cate and Tyler’s decision to place their daughter, Carly for adoption. Those poor kids were ridiculed to no end for making a mature, responsible decision.
After Catelynn gave birth and little Carly was placed with her adoptive parents, the two teenagers still struggled with their parents.
Things got so bad that Catelynn moved in with Tyler and his mother for a while to get away from April and Butch.
It wasn’t all bad times though. About a year after Carly was born, Tyler proposed to Catelynn!
They held off on a wedding for years though — long enough to work out their relationships with their parents, to mature a bit, and to have a darling little daughter, Nova.
In August of 2015, they finally tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony.
And while they still have some problems — who doesn’t? — it’s obvious that they’re still very much in love with each other.
Congrats, Catelynn and Tyler!