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What Happened To Butch From Teen Mom?

It's been over a decade since MTV viewers were first introduced to Tyler Baltierra and Catelynn Lowell on "16 and Pregnant," a reality series that chronicles the challenges of teenage pregnancy. At the time, the two Michigan residents — who went on to star in the 2009 spin-off "Teen Mom OG" — didn't feel ready to become parents and opted for an open adoption of daughter Carly.

Baltierra and Lowell had many struggles during this time, including issues related to Baltierra's father, Butch Baltierra, who was once married to Lowell's mother, April Brockmiller, for four years until 2013 (via InTouch). Throughout Baltierra's time on MTV, fans have watched him pick his dad up from prison on numerous occasions and take him to rehab for his drug addiction and alcohol use.

In March 2020, Butch (whose real name is Darl) was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (via PopCulture). According to a police report, he had bloodshot eyes, and there was an overturned alcoholic drink in his car. Only a year prior, shortly after graduating from a recovery program, Butch had relapsed, according to an update provided by PopCulture.

Here's what's happened to Butch Baltierra more recently.

Butch Baltierra still isn't in a good place, according to his son

In the past, Butch Baltierra's drug and alcohol addiction issues placed a strain on his relationship with his son, Tyler Baltierra. In a recent update from Tyler, it seems Baltierra is still not in a good place. On the March 11 episode of the "Barely Famous" podcast, hosted by "Teen Mom 2" star Kailyn Lowry, Tyler was the special guest. During the interview, he didn't hold back, providing a candid update on his life. 

As reported by PopCulture, the "Teen Mom OG" star shared, "[Butch] is in Texas with some crazy chick that he's dating ... when he's using, he's in this different character mode that I can only deal with so much. I think he is [using drugs] based on my knowledge of him and everything." According to claims made by Tyler, Baltierra's new fling allegedly enables his addiction. He described the relationship as "toxic."

After years of receiving phone calls about his father breaking parole and getting arrested, the younger Baltierra has become somewhat numb to the situation. He told Lowry, "I've gotten to a point where I've just accepted him. He's an addict. Relapse is part of it."

If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)