Bankruptcy & Food Stamps! Inside Catelynn Lowell's Sad Childhood With Her Single Mother

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Source: MTV

Aug. 15 2016, Published 6:49 p.m. ET

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These days, Catelynn Lowell is doing much better! The Teen Mom OG star is now happily married to Tyler Baltierra and the mother of 1-year-old Novalee, however, her childhood days were anything but happy!

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According to documents obtained by, Cate's mother, April Stotts, filed for bankruptcy back in 2006.

The mother-of-three filed the paper work in Michigan on August 9, 2006, claiming she had $30 in cash and no open bank accounts. The filing came three years prior to Cate's rise to fame on 16 & Pregnant.

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April supported her family in her mobile home with food stamps and other government aid.

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As seen on the MTV reality shows, 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom OG, April struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. But these days, is doing much better.

Are you shocked by Cate's sad childhood past? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!


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