Teen Mom 2 Star Javi Marroquin Reveals He Is Dating Co-Star Briana DeJesus
As if the relationships on Teen Mom 2 weren’t complicated enough, longtime star Kailyn Lowry’s ex-husband Javi Marroquin has confirmed he is dating new Teen Mom 2 star Briana DeJesus.
After a lot of speculation about the status of their “friendship,” Marroquin simply told PEOPLE that he and DeJesus “decided to make it official” following this past weekend’s taping of the reunion show. “We are dating. We’ve been friends for a while and we weren’t in a rush,” he added.
Although they only made it public now, many have already assumed there was romance blossoming between the two after Marroquin took a trip to Florida to Disneyland with his son Lincoln and Lowry’s eldest son Isaac, and spent some time with DeJesus and her family while visiting the state. Over the weekend, many of the stars also shared pictures of the two together, including DeJesus herself who posted a photo of her and Marroquin with the caption, “Daddy Javi.”
Prior to DeJesus, Javi had been linked to her sister Brittney as well as MTV’s The Real World star Madison Walls.
While Marroquin shares Lincoln, 3, with Lowry, DeJesus is best known for being a member of the short-lived Teen Mom 3 after welcoming her daughter Nova with her ex-boyfriend Devoin Austin on 16 and Pregnant. The newest season of Teen Mom 2 marked DeJesus’ first season as the fifth mom on Teen Mom 2 and welcomed her second daughter, 3-month old Stella with her ex-boyfriend Luis Hernandez.