While the “Teen Mom 2” fandom may be talking about Leah Messer’s book at the moment, a lot of viewers still have interest in the families of other stars on the MTV reality show.
Kailyn Lowry has not been tight-lipped about her own family, including her mother and father who appeared on her episode of “16 & Pregnant.” Though they may have appeared on the show, neither was invited to Lowry’s wedding to Javi Marroquin in 2012.
Reading Lowry’s own memoir, “Pride Over Pity,” lends some insight into the relationships she has with her parents.
Lowry’s mother, Suzi Irwin, was heavily featured in “16 & Pregnant.” She appeared multiple times in the episode, briefly spending time with Lowry. She picked up Lowry to window shop for baby furniture but had no intention of buying her anything, and she was also featured not coming with Lowry to tour a potential college. At the time, she was living in a motel with her boyfriend while Lowry lived with the parents of her oldest son’s father.
In the episode, Lowry discussed not feeling like a priority in her mother’s life. In “Teen Mom 2,” Lowry claimed her mother had a problem with alcohol.
On her podcast, “Coffee Convos,” Lowry announced that she had to cut her mom off. On the episode, she claimed that she does not even know if her mother is aware that she has a third son. She also said that she does not have her mom’s phone number or address.
On the podcast, Lowry said that her mom can be a good person when she is sober, and she wanted that for her children. It seemed as if something changed after that. In 2018, she posted on Twitter that she no longer wants to reach out to her mother.
Lowry has been dealt a rough hand with both parents. In 2009, Lowry’s mother had signed over parental rights to Lowry’s boyfriend’s parents. Her mother was sober for some time, but this seemingly changed.
Lowry has spoken out about the last time she saw her mother. Lowry had once allowed her to babysit her second son, Lincoln. When Lowry returned, her mother was not sober. On screen, Lowry has spoken with co-star Tyler Baltierra about how he deals with his own father’s addiction issues.
Then, there is Lowry’s father, Raymond. Raymond appeared on “16 & Pregnant” when Lowry traveled to Texas to meet him for the first time. She was shown not enjoying her time there. She felt as if she had nothing in common with her father. In a comedic but strange moment, Raymond revealed he had locked his refrigerator because he was afraid somebody, perhaps even Lowry, would steal the meat out of it.
It’s more clear why Raymond is not part of her life: he was not involved in raising her at all. Seemingly, Lowry has not seen her father since 2009.