Tyler went to New Orleans to get into acting, but it never happened. He specifically joined up with this older man who claimed to be some sort of acting coach. I'm not sure if it was ever confirmed or not, but there are rumors that the guy thought Tyler was a twink and wanted to feature him in some ~special movies~. Tyler went running back to Michigan, and we never heard shit about his acting again.
Seeing that photo of Cate makes me sad. That was taken three years after she gave Carly up, and she just looked so radiant. Now we're almost eight years from Carly's adoption and, from the way Cate looks and acts, you'd think it happened just last month. I think she always had her issues with the adoption because she was never 100% on board with it, but I don't think she was ever this bad. I believe part of it had to do with Nova's birth just totally decimating whatever fantasy Cate's built up about how easy it would've been to raise Carly. She also never got any kind of therapy for the adoption, so of course she would breakdown after giving birth to a child she actually kept. My empathy for Cate waned quite a while ago, but it's easy to see where the breaking point was. Her inability to come to terms with her shittastic childhood also had something to do with it.