Teen Mom star Catelynn Lowell Baltierra celebrated her daughter, 8-year-old Nova Baltierra, after her cheering team took home first place. It was also Nova’s first time entering a competition.
“Super proud mom moment! Novalee had her first celebration contest today!! Your team won FIRST place!!!!” Lowell wrote via Instagram on January 14. “My heart is exploding!!! Keep it up little tulips!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏 Big thanks to everyone who supports their journey!!”
“So proud of my baby!” Lowell’s husband, Tyler Baltierra, added in the comments section.
Lowell shared a few photos of Nova in her uniform. She wore her hair in a high ponytail and wore red lipstick. Her blue and purple bow matched her blue and purple costume.
The “Teen Mom” star created a video on TikTok by collaging the photos. “My baby!!! I’m sooo proud of you and your team!!!” She wrote as caption.
Nova is the second daughter of Lowell and Baltierra. They gave their first daughter, 13-year-old Carly Davis, up for adoption when she was just a baby. They are the only couple in the Teen Mom universe to choose to adopt and the original couple to stay together.
After marrying in August 2015, they welcomed two more children: 3-year-old Vaeda and 1-year-old Rya Rose.
The Baltierras said Rya is theirs “last child”.
Lowell is currently starring in Season 2 of Teen Mom: Family Reunion, in which she works on her relationship with her own mother, April Brockmiller. The two took part in a mud pit exercise for the second episode of the season.
A rope was tied around Lowell’s waist and Brockmiller helped drag her daughter through the mud. Lowell admitted she was “fed up” with being the perfect child and needed support from her mother. After Brockmiller got excited and aggressively pulled Lowell towards him, the drill ended with Brockmiller and Lowell hugging.
Fans congratulated Nova on her victory
Not only Lowell and Baltierra were happy about the first place of Nova’s team, the fans also celebrated their victory.
“Ah, a beautiful family picture. Mom, Dad, Daughter and Forearm Batman.” says one of the most popular comments.
“I’m so glad they can give their kids the opportunities they never had,” another wrote.
“That’s what parenting is all about,” a third said. “I love the feeling of supporting my daughter in something she excels at!”
Lowell asked people to donate to Nova’s cheer team
Back in August, Lowell took to Instagram to raise money for her daughter’s cheering team.
“This is how nova looks for sponsors”, she said back then. “The donations would help with uniforms, training and competitions! Everything helps, thank you!”
“I can’t believe I’m going to be a cheerleading mom ❤️🎉📣,” she added. “If you would like to donate to the fundraiser, send me a DM.”
Lowell faced some backlash online for raising funds through social media.
Lowell did not publicly respond to the backlash, though she disabled comments on her fundraiser.
More Heavy on Teen Mom News
More stories are loading
https://heavy.com/entertainment/teen-mom/catelynn-baltierra-nova-cheerleading-compeition/ Catelynn Baltierra celebrates her daughter’s special milestone