As Kailyn Lowry prepares for season premiere of Teen Mom 2 Season 3 on Nov. 12, she's looking back on the immense progress she's made throughout the past year — namely, learning how to keep her temper in check.
When Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with her last week at MTV Studios in New York City, she revealed some shocking information about her relationship with current fiance, Javi Marroquin. Now in the midst of wedding planning, the couple of over a year couldn't be happier — but that wasn't always the case. Kailyn recalled a particularly tense moment when she and Javi had officially "hit rock bottom."
"I felt like so many things were out of control and I didn't know how to handle that," the 20-year-old mom confessed. "There was a moment — I think it was in Season 3 — where I take Javi's head and I shook it. I had a temper so bad, that I knew I was getting out of control."
Not only was Kailyn dealing with the stress of raising her son Isaac without the help of her own mom, but she was also struggling seeing her baby daddy, Jo Rivera, start dating again. In the promo for Teen Mom 2's third season, Kailyn breaks down crying when she realizes Isaac will never live under one roof with his mom and dad.
But things started looking up for Kailyn when she fell head-over-heels with Javi. Within a few short months, they were living as one happy, stable family, and together, they began taking the necessary steps to get their lives back on track.
"I started seeing a therapist and just contemplating other things I could do," Kailyn said. "I started doing kick boxing to get my aggression out."
And now, things couldn't be better for Kailyn and her soon-to-be hubby. "Looking back, I am so happy where I am now," she added.
To catch Kailyn, Jo, Isaac, and Javi on Season 3 of Teen Mom 2, tune in to the premiere on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at 10 p.m. ET on MTV.
Lindsay Dreyer is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @LindsayNYC.