Yesterday, we learned that some Teen Mom 2 fans aren’t great at understanding sarcasm and a mini-scandal erupted on social media as a result.
It all started when Tyler Baltierra took to Twitter to “confirm” the rumors that he had been caught cheating on Catelynn Lowell.
Here’s what Tyler had to say:
“Damn it! We really tried keeping that a secret too! Well I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist her/him… idk it was dark and I was drunk.”
He and Catelynn proceeded to joke back and forth, as fans who got the joke praised them as #CoupleGoalsAF while those who didn’t bemoaned the demise of TM2’s most beloved couple.
We guess you can add Javi Marroquin and Amber Portwood to the list of folks who aren’t quite sure if Tyler was joking or making the most bizarre confession in the history of reality stars being way too candid on Twitter.
“I doubt it’s true, those two are madly in love,” Marroquin told Radar Online.
“I hope it’s not, I love those two together!”
No stranger to this sort of controversy, Marroquin has been accused of cheating on Kailyn Lowry on more than one occasion.
He played it a lot more straight than Baltierra, issuing sternly-worded denials a la Bill Clinton.
Amber Portwood seemed more incredulous about the rumors, but still didn’t seem to quite understand that Tyler was joking.
“It’s absolutely not true! That would never happen,” Portwood tweeted.
Of course, despite the fact that Tyler and Catelynn were both able to laugh off the cheating, there is reason to believe the couple might be having legitimate problems.
According to Radar Online, the couple hasn’t been photographed together in three months.
Last year Lowell checked into rehab to be treated for various emotional issues, and many now believe that she’s back in treatment.
That may not sound like a bad thing, but Tyler has expressed his frustrations with her ongoing mental health issues in the past:
“You know what Cate? You better figure something out soon,” he told her on an episode of TM2.
“Listen, if you go into this thing again I got to check out. I’ll get hardened. I’ll close everyone off. It’s safe that way.”
So is Tyler cheating on Catelynn? Almost certainly not.
Is all well in the Lowell household? Well, it’s too soon to go quite that far.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive the ups and downs of Catelynn and Tyler’s relationship.