Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry is “saddened and humiliated” after a personal photo was leaked on April 23. In March, the MTV reality star posted a nude maternity picture of herself next to a horse, and it didn’t go over well with fans. She quickly deleted the photo. Now, a picture that she never planned to release was posted online. She asked it be removed by anyone who shared the image.
“My team and I have been made aware that a personal photo of me was posted online without my knowledge or permission. To say I am deeply saddened and humiliated, especially after the ill-advised posting of my previous maternity photo, is an understatement,” she said in an announcement.
“I had no plans to release this photograph,” Kailyn added. “I ask that any accounts that have reposted it to remove it, and other accounts to refrain from reposting it. Thank you.”
The Grace Report noted that the image was one of the pictures from her March photoshoot. She said it’s the same picture except without the horse and she’s standing in the snow.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Lowry Faced Backlash For Her NSFW Photoshoot in Iceland
Last month, the star was criticized after she traveled to Iceland while the coronavirus pandemic was starting to gain momentum, The Blast reported. People were also perplexed by the original NSFW photo, which showed Lowry standing naked next to a horse in a barn, where she cradled her burgeoning baby bump.
The MTV reality star slammed the naysayers as trolls. “Trolls don’t even know they’re getting hits of dopamine when they attack other people online,” she wrote, according to The Sun. “They feel powerful when they make someone else feel pain.”
Lowry hasn’t posted many pictures of her baby bump since the “ill-advised” maternity photo. On March 24, she shared a picture of her growing belly and wrote, “Baby boy showing off.” Though she has revealed her fourth child is a boy, she hasn’t said what she plans to name him or given hints to any potential monikers.
2. Briana DeJesus Laughed at Lowry’s First NSFW Photo
Fellow Teen Mom 2 co-star Briana DeJesus, who has famously feuded with Lowry, laughed at the March maternity photo with emojis. It prompted the pregnant mother-of-three to reference a video DeJesus’ ex put online without her permission. “Posting this photo didn’t go as planned. #yikes but remember the time shock posted the video of y’all having sex [crying laughing emoji],” she wrote, as cited by Teen Mom Talk Now.
DeJesus briefly dated Lowry’s ex, Javi, which led to their feud. Even though both women are not with Javi and he’s moved on with someone else, their disdain for each other has outlasted their relationships with Javi — at least for now.
When asked to elaborate further on her feud with Lowry, DeJesus didn’t have anything else to add. “She’s not important lol,” DeJesus told Teen Mom Talk Now. “But… let it be known I’m not afraid of her or her friends-who she seems to fall in and out with anyway- making idle threats that’ll never come to fruition. Kail has wanted drama with me ever since I dated Javi, so… it just is what it is.”
3. Pregnant Lowry Is Trying to Keep Busy During Quarantine with Her Three Kids
Lowry, who is pregnant with her fourth child, is trying to keep busy during the coronavirus pandemic. She shares oldest son Isaac with ex-boyfriend Jo Rivera, middle son Lincoln with ex-husband Javi Marroquin and her youngest, Lux, with ex-boyfriend Chris Lopez. Lopez is also the father of baby No. 4.
“Being home 24/7 has been a huge change for myself & the kids, but moments like this, outside making memories have been getting us through it,” she wrote on April 9, sharing a picture of Isaac with Lincoln. “I’m grateful for the extra time we get together and I know they will remember this time as something special.”
In her next post, she shared a picture of Lux. “This guy has been helping keep mom comfy,” she captioned the photo of her third son, who was holding a marker. “He’s also busy drawing me all the pictures while I keep my feet up & rest. I’m pretty swollen today but otherwise doing fine! Just so relieved everyone is okay! It really wouldn’t be right if we didn’t add a little chaos to the quarantine.”
4. Lowry Isn’t With Her Children’s Father, Chris Lopez
Lowry and Lopez have a complicated relationship and have dated on-and-off. In December — two months before she announced her pregnancy — Lowry told Teen Mom reunion hosts Dr. Drew Pinsky and Nessa Diab she didn’t have a co-parenting relationship with Lopez. “Right now, he is just working and going to therapy as far as I know. Working on himself. … I know he will see Lux when the time is right,” she said, as noted by Us Weekly.
Lopez had disappointed Lowry but she hoped he would change. On a fan account, the MTV reality star revealed she was naive to believe that. “I accept my stupidity here,” she said in the comments, as documented by In Touch Weekly. “But as we all know, someone who doesn’t want to commit doesn’t commit LOL. I had to separate the words with the actions. It took me a while … Can y’all let it go now?”
Even though she and Lopez aren’t in the best place, Lowry is thrilled to become a mother again. The pregnancy, however, hasn’t been easy. “I’m almost 16 weeks pregnant & it’s been a rough few months this time around. I’ve had nausea, morning sickness, and absolutely no energy,” she said when she announced her pregnancy on February 4.
Lowry added she had been experiencing a lot of anxiety. “Things have been so different this time around – it’s weird knowing the sex of this baby & trying to solidify a name so he doesn’t go nameless like Lux did + my anxiety is through the roof,” she wrote on February 14. “I’m scared of doing anything wrong.”
5. Lopez Likely Won’t Appear on ‘Teen Mom 2’
Baby No. 4 won’t be any different from his brothers. Just as Lowry allowed cameras to follow her around while she was pregnant with Isaac, Lincoln and Lux, MTV is also documenting her fourth pregnancy. There is something that’s a little different.
Unlike with Rivera and Marroquin, who still occasionally appear on Teen Mom 2, Lopez probably won’t be filming for the MTV series. “I think he kind of feels like it’s my thing,” she told Us Weekly in 2019.
The star added: “He’s kind of watched [exes] Jo, Javi and other people take advantage of me being on the show and the platform that it brings them. And I think that he doesn’t want to be that person.”