If you’re a Teen Mom 2 fan, then by now, you’ve probably heard the news that Kailyn Lowry has welcomed her third child.
In social media messages to fans, Kailyn has confirmed that she’s overjoyed by the news, but has also confessed that there’s a bittersweet quality to her life these days.
For one thing, Kailyn is now a single mother of three, which is a daunting undertaking for anyone at any stage of life.
Kailyn and Chris Lopez broke up shortly after she learned that she was pregnant, and to make matters worse, it seems Lopez has no interest in being a dad.
There was a brief period of time when it seemed he’d had a change of heart, and Kailyn gleefully reported that Lopez would play a role in his son’s life.
Now, however, sources close to Lowry say Lopez is already failing fulfill his obligations as a father.
To make matters worse, Kailyn doesn’t have much else in terms of a support system.
She has a handful of close friends, but she’s long been estranged from her mother, whom she cut ties with after Suzi Irwin allegedly got drunk while babysitting Lowry’s son Lincoln.
Suzi hasn’t really been a presence on Teen Mom ever since her falling out with Kailyn, and naturally, many fans are curious as to whether she’ll play any role in the life of her newest grandchild.
Sadly, Lowry says it doesn’t look as though her mother has any intention of changing her ways.
Asked by a fan if Suzy has met Kailyn’s new baby (whose name remains unknown), Lowry tweeted simply:
“Tried to contact her about her new grandson but I got nothing.”
Yeesh. Several of the stars of the Teen Mom franchise have less-than-stellar parents, but refusing to even meet your baby grandson is a kind of coldness that we don’t even like to contemplate.
Kailyn spoke of her past difficulties with her mother in a 2014 interview:
“We don’t talk,” she said at the time. “I took Lincoln to her house and Javi doesn’t know about this so that’s why I don’t want to talk about it. I came back two hours later and she was trashed.”
Kailyn says her mother’s alcoholism dates back to when she was a child, and that while she doesn’t blame her mother for her disease, she also sees her as a force of chaos and a potential danger to young children.
“She would get drunk and drive with me and stuff,” Lowry said.
“But she didn’t do it because she wanted to hurt me, she did it because she was sick.”
Watch Teen Mom 2 online for more on the difficult life of Ms. Lowry.