Teen Mom star Kailyn Lowry recently gave birth to her fourth baby boy. His name is Creed and he’s the son of Lowry’s on-and-off-again boyfriend, Chris Lopez. From the beginning, Lowry and Lopez have had a complicated relationship. After the Teen Mom personality gave birth to their first child, Lux, she felt Lopez was absent. Now, Lowry is wary that history is repeating itself with Creed. But it seems she may be giving her sons’ father a second chance.
Kailyn Lowry wasn’t going to invite Chris Lopez to the birth of Creed
The reality star did an Instagram Q&A with her followers on July 15, before she’d given birth, where she shared some of her birthing plans. Many fans were curious about Lopez’s involvement.
“Will Chris be at the birth?” asked one fan.
“No,” she responded, along with a quote from Lopez saying: “I stay out of the way. If I get the call [to come to the birth], I get the call. If I don’t, I don’t. It is what it is at this point. I can’t stress it, bro.”
“So Chris said if he gets the call he will be at the birth, so you making the call??” asked another fan.
“Why would I make the call to someone who has not been helpful, consistent, empathetic or compassionate for the entire 9 months? Says he doesn’t care but thinks he should be included in the birth? Make it make sense,” responded Lowry.
A few Instagram users suggested Lowry should “put [her] emotions aside and allow Chris to be there.”
“I’m not going to allow my followers to tell me what I should or shouldn’t do based on what you see on IG live or even what I say on the show. My mental health and CONSISTENCY in my sons’ lives are more important than he said/she said. As their mother, I know in my heart I’m doing what I believe to be best. I’m sorry if everyone else disagrees,” she shot back.
Another fan said they wished Lowry and Lopez “would figure it out.” “I saw the hurt in his eyes on not being at the birth,” they said.
“His words and actions are very different,” responded Lowry.
Kailyn Lowry ended up inviting Chris Lopez to the birth
Despite what she told her followers, Lowry seemed to have a change of heart. Creed’s father was invited to his birth after all. She even gave him his last name.
“I know that there have been periods of time where I felt like he doesn’t deserve to have his last name passed down… I get so angry and I say a lot of things – that are true. Don’t get me wrong, they’re true. But then I still turn around and try to make other people happy and try not to argue,” she said on her podcast, Coffee Convos, on Aug. 13.
Lowry is hoping the olive branch will prompt Lopez to “step up.”
“Nothing I do is going to change someone else’s behavior. However, I feel like this is another attempt of me giving him a chance to not argue about the last name… [To] try to be there,” she said.