Catelynn Lowell's Sad Childhood: Single Mom Survived On Food Stamps, Filed For Bankruptcy

Teen Mom Catelynn Lowell Money Crisis
Source: MTV

Aug. 16 2016, Updated 4:28 p.m. ET

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As Teen Mom OG fans know all too well, Catelynn Lowell and husband Tyler Baltierra survived brutal childhoods  in their respective broken homes.

And now, can exclusively reveal that Lowell's troubled mother April Stotts, who admittedly battled drug and alcohol addiction for many years, even filed for bankruptcy just three years before her pregnant teen daughter found fame on 16 And Pregnant.

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According to United States Bankruptcy court documents obtained by Radar, Stotts filed papers in her native Michigan on August 9, 2006, claiming she had just $30 in cash to her name and no open bank accounts.

The unemployed mother of three — son Nick was just 12 days old at the time of the filing — supported her family with food stamps and other government aid in their mobile home, she declared.


Meanwhile, Stotts was more than $52,000 in debt to various creditors, including collections agencies, banks and medical facilities.

The now 43-year-old was also behind on rent and utility bills.

She was eventually discharged on December 11, 2006.

Fortunately, ten years later, Lowell, 24, has said that her mother is sober, recently married, and doing well.

Lowell isn't the only Teen Mom OG star who lived through financial troubles.

As Radar recently reported, costar Farrah Abraham's father, Michael, filed for bankruptcy in 2011, claiming he was $115,000 in debt.


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