16 and pregnancy and Teen mother 2 The stars Kailyn Lowry and Jo Rivera today have an active co-parenting relationship, but that’s not always the case. The couple previously struggled to find a common life after Lowry – now a 28-year-old mother of four – gave birth to their son, Isaac, when she was still in high school.
On a recent episode of Convos CoffeeLowry, podcast co-hosted with Lindsie Chrisley (formerly of Chrisley knows bestLowry reveals how she and Rivera first met. According to the MTV star, Rivera was actually the one who supplied her weeds when they were both in high school.
Lowry said she ‘didn’t party much’ in high school
Lowry told her Convos Coffee co-host that she “didn’t party much” in her teen years. While viewing herself as a teenager in trouble in many ways, she never wanted alcohol to play a big role in her social life.
In fact Teen mother 2 The star said she rarely drank alcohol, partly due to her mother’s history of alcohol abuse. As an adult, Lowry explained, she only drank about twice a year and had never made it a major part of her life.
However, Lowry told Chrisley that she smoked a lot of grass with her friends as a teenager. The 16 and pregnancy The star often smokes at home or at friends’ houses – this is often the case for her, as her mother often leaves for a long time.
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The ‘Teen Mom 2’ star met Rivera while working at McDonald’s
Lowry not only smoked grass in high school, but is also believed to have brought her to Rivera.
Rivera was a year older than Lowry and attended another high school when they met while working at McDonald’s. (In fact, Lowry told Chrisley, Rivera’s parents also met while working at McDonald’s – something she felt “ashamed of”.)
The Teen mother 2 The star also claimed that Rivera gave away or sold her grass at the time, which is part of why they initially became close (at least according to Lowry).
“Needless to say, I took my grass from him,” Lowry laughed, thinking about the onset of her relationship with Rivera. “So that’s how it happened; that’s how it evolved. “
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The young couple struggled to make their relationship good after Lowry became pregnant
After Lowry and Rivera connected, they had a chaotic relationship with numerous breakups, breakups, and fights. The Teen mother 2 The star got pregnant in May of her new school year – on prom night, no less.
“Jo and I haven’t been together for a year,” Lowry said of the roller coaster ride. “We broke up a hundred times before I got pregnant,” she admitted, adding that it was “just a mess.”
After deciding to keep the baby, Rivera and Lowry tried their best to make things work for their son’s favor. But with little money or an education and an uncertain background, it’s a constant challenge. Lowry’s mother signed out of custody and kicked her daughter out, and the teen mother moved in with the Rivera family while she was pregnant.
Every night when she was pregnant, Lowry told Chrisley, Rivera was going home at 4am after his night shift at Taco Bell. Just a few hours later, Lowry would take his car to her class during her senior year. In the end, their relationship could not survive the pressure of pregnancy and parenting at such a young age, and they broke up with everything.
Needless to say, the young couple’s first years together (and not together) were quite difficult. Since then, however, Lowry and Rivera’s relationship has improved significantly. Now, they are comfortable with their son. Lowry even hosts a popular weekly podcast, Baby Mamas No Drama, with Rivera’s wife (and Isaac’s stepmother), Vee Torres Rivera.