Kailyn Lowry, who stars on MTV’s ‘Teen Mom 2’, has revealed that she has recently become diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The 20-year-old single mom told Starcasm, “My mom is bipolar and it turns out I am too.” She said she first made the discovery over a series of counseling sessions after getting into a fight with her new husband Javi Marroquin and his family.
Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme mood swings that shift between extreme happiness and dark depressions. Lowry says she’ll be taking medication for this problem.
She is mom to 3-year-old Isaac with ex-boyfriend Jo Rivera, who appeared in the first few seasons of the series.
Though Marroquin has since forgiven Lowry for butting heads with his family in the unnamed incident (the story will unfold in season four of the MTV reality show), Lowry opened up to Starcasm to apologize in advance for her words and actions.
“I just want to publicly apologize in advance to my fans,” she told the site, “and even though Javi and I have moved on from it, I want to say I’m sorry again to him and his family for letting my emotions get the best of me. I know how humiliating that is for them and I’m humiliated myself.”
The pair first announced their engagement via Twitter last September, and reportedly tied the knot that same month in a secret ceremony. Photos of the happy couple standing next to an SUV with the words “just married” on the rear window surfaced shortly afterward.
“They wanted to get married before Javi left for the Air Force,” Lowry’s friend told In Touch magazine of why the pair tied the knot so quickly.
I’m so over this show, and ready for MTV to pull the plug. We’re not helping their lives whatsoever by filming every high and low these girls live. It’s too much. It’s too voyeuristic. Time to move on.