The Truth About Briana DeJesus And Javi Marroquin's Relationship

When Briana DeJesus and Javi Marroquin began dating in October 2017, Teen Mom 2 fans were shocked, as he'd been co-star Kailyn Lowry's former husband. Viewers continued to watch in bewilderment as their romance unfolded and the drama ensued.

Being in a long-distance relationship — with the U.S. Air Force serviceman living in Delaware and DeJesus residing in Florida — was just one of the many issues they faced. Marroquin also wanted to rush things along and make DeJesus his wife before potentially getting deployed (which he may or may not have lied about, BTW), while the mother of two was content with taking things at a slower pace. Much slower, to be exact.

By the time January 2018 rolled around, their short-lived relationship was donezo, but it was still playing out on our television screens. As they were forced to relive all of the highs and lows during the eighth season of the reality series, a bunch of juicy details regarding their courtship and their split made headlines. Here's the truth about Briana DeJesus and Javi Marroquin's relationship.

He moved on super fast

Marroquin blindsided Teen Mom 2 fans and DeJesus when he revealed on May 30, 2018, that he and Lauren Comeau (pictured) were expecting a baby. The timing of Comeau's pregnancy led many to believe Marroquin had been two-timing DeJesus during the tail end of their brief romance.

Here's how it all went down: Marroquin and Comeau first began dating in the summer of 2017, according to In Touch Weekly. They broke up a few months later because the pressures of being in a long-distance relationship — with Comeau residing in New Hampshire and Marroquin living in Delaware — were just too much. They reportedly reconnected and went public with their reconciliation in March 2018, just two months after he and DeJesus went their separate ways.

According to In Touch Weekly, Comeau was already in her third trimester when she and Marroquin made their pregnancy announcement, and, since he and the Teen Mom 2 star didn't break up until January of 2018, there's a strong possibly that he was indeed playing DeJesus like a fiddle.

DeJesus didn't necessarily believe her ex cheated on her, but she was thrilled she was no longer a part of his life. "I don't really care what he got going cause I'm just happy I didn't get stuck in Delaware," she told Radar Online.

They no longer communicate

Marroquin was giving off some major desperation vibes while he was courting DeJesus, so it makes it even stranger that he was able to move on from their relationship so quickly. And months after things between them went south, Marroquin revealed that they were no longer cordial with one another. "We don't talk," he told Radar Online. "It is what it is. No hard feelings."

To go from dating someone, to proposing to them soon thereafter, to not even speaking to them is a wild chain of events! However, now that we know Marroquin was in a relationship with Comeau, we actually think he did the right thing by finally cutting off communication with DeJesus.

As news that the cast of Teen Mom 2 was set to film the reunion show in New York City, Marroquin still didn't plan on chatting it up with his former flame. Instead, he was more concerned about going to head to head with Kailyn Lowry, the mother of his son, Lincoln.

"It's so hard right now because we're reliving it all," he said of episodes of Teen Mom 2 airing long after he and DeJesus' breakup. "Obviously me and Briana are no longer together. Kail sees our side so it hurts her and I have to deal with her."

He didn't support her mommy makeover

Joining the cast of Teen Mom 2 came with a lot of perks, one of which included the opportunity for DeJesus to undergo various plastic surgery procedures back in 2016, courtesy of doctor to the stars Michael Salzhauer, also known as Dr. Miami. He nipped and tucked multiple reality stars that same year, including Marroquin's ex-wife, Lowry, and DeJesus' sister, Brittany.

"Briana had the Brazilian butt lift, labiaplasty and breast implant exchange — she had implants and she wasn't happy with them so she went a bit bigger," the doctor told People magazine.

After giving birth to her second daughter, Stella, in July 2017, DeJesus was itching to go under the knife once again. Coincidentally, it was the reality star's desire to have more work done that reportedly drove a wedge between her and Marroquin. "He doesn't want me to get my surgery for a breast lift, lipo, and tummy tuck (which I'm doing in two weeks) because it'll look bad on his name at work," DeJesus told Blasting News.

DeJesus would eventually go through with the surgeries, and Marroquin had a change of heart and flew to be by her side. But someone from DeJesus' past also showed up during her recovery process, causing even more problems in their already fractured relationship....

An unlikely visitor caused a rift

Marroquin initially blamed the distance between them for their relationship going sour, but during an episode of Radar Online's podcast, Teen Mom Time, he shared another reason why things with the mother of two didn't work out.

To dive deeper into this, we have to go back to DeJesus' second run of plastic surgery procedures in February 2018. Marroquin decided to fly to Miami to provide emotional support as she healed from a tummy tuck, a breast lift, and reshaping and contouring on her butt, according to People magazine.

But when he showed up to the surgical center, someone else was there — DeJesus' ex-boyfriend, Devoin Austin, who's also the father of her eldest daughter, Nova.

"I was there to support," Marroquin told the podcast. "We talked about other things. People just decided to show up and wanted to stir up the pot. I didn't want to be part of it. I got on the next flight out of there."

Come to find out, Marroquin had reason to be concerned about Austin's presence because following DeJesus' surgery, Austin actually moved into her home. So were Marroquin and DeJesus actually cheating on each other? We may never know.

She shot down his lackluster proposal

Briana DeJesus and Javi Marroquin's whirlwind romance appeared to be heading down a blissful path, and he was even ready to take things to the next level by popping the question.

During an episode of the reality series (via Radar Online), Marroquin revealed to his sister that he had already bought an engagement ring for DeJesus after only a few months of dating. "Javi you're moving way too quick," his sister responded, but even her wise words couldn't stop this trainwreck.

Another episode (via People) captured DeJesus returning from a trip to Delaware and recalling Marroquin's lackluster proposal. "He didn't get down on one knee, it wasn't romantic, there were no flowers or this and that," she told her sister, Brittany. "It wasn't my ideal proposal and I wasn't going to accept the ring."

After their breakup, DeJesus changed her tune while speaking with Radar Online. She told the website she would've said yes to the proposal if "things were a little different." 

A case of the 'obsessed' ex

Once Marroquin and DeJesus expressed their interest in one another, it caused some major drama with his ex-wife and fellow Teen Mom 2 star, Kailyn Lowry. And long after Marroquin and DeJesus' love fizzled, Lowry was still causing a major ruckus in their lives — according to DeJesus, of course. "She's a cry baby," DeJesus told Radar Online. "The whole Javi situation, it's already in the past. She needs to get over it. Let it go!"

Instead of trying to play nice and try to patch things up with her co-star, DeJesus took a completely different approach by going on an angry tirade. "I don't give a s**t. I'm not here to make friends, I'm here to tell my story. I see her maybe once a year, maybe twice at that," she told the website. "She doesn't mess up my mood. She's obsessed. There is nothing I can do about it."

Did Marroquin have ill intentions?

Marroquin and Lowry tied the knot in September 2013, and, by December 2016, their divorce was finalized. Even though they both moved on following their marriage coming to an end, Marroquin still made appearances on Teen Mom 2 as he was an integral part of his ex-wife's storyline. However, his screen time would've increased dramatically if he were actually living underneath the same roof as Lowry. So this is where his relationship with DeJesus comes into play...

The mother of two believed Marroquin may have had ulterior motives all along. "Now that I look back on it. He was only with me to be on TV. Just to get more camera time," DeJesus told Radar Online.

This wouldn't be the first time Marroquin was called out for being hungry for fame. Lowry spoke with former The Bachelor star Olivia Caridi on her podcast, Mouthing Off, in October 2017 and said Marroquin pretended he had no clue about her MTV reality show gig when they initially met. When she was asked if she thought he started dating her so he could be on television, Lowry reportedly answered, "Oh absolutely. 100 percent."

Tsk, tsk, Javi.

Was he trying to get back with his ex-wife?

With news that Marroquin was expecting a baby with Comeau, rumors swirled that she wasn't the only person with whom Marroquin was potentially cheating on DeJesus. Believe it or not, he was also reportedly attempting to mend things with Lowry, too!

"Javi & I talked about getting back together at one point. Why? I don't know because we both knew we didn't want to & it would never work," Lowry wrote in a June 2018 tweet. "I regret even having those conversations. I regret filming about it. And hooking up [with] him as I know people from the reunion leaked that."

When DeJesus was asked to give her take on Marroquin playing the field behind her back, she told Radar Online, "She [Kail] would hit me up and say 'Javi is lying to you,' she always said Javi was such a liar, I never understand what that meant."

DeJesus went on to say her relationship with Marroquin was "stressful," and she was happy things were over. "Javi needs somebody at all times," she said. "If he's not with somebody he's going to find somebody. I'm not going to fall into that trap."

She threatened to expose him

Just weeks before sticking a fork in their relationship, Briana DeJesus and Javi Marroquin made a huge decision together: to adopt a dog named Bubba. They reportedly went halfsies on the cost to purchase the puppy, and Marroquin wanted to be reimbursed for his portion of his investment following their breakup. 

DeJesus claimed Marroquin used Bubba as a way to maintain contact with her, and he would also stick his nose into her personal business — specifically, the rumors that she was spending time with her exes.

"Javi needs to stop being bitter about the break up and about Devoin and about [ex-boyfriend] Dre," Briana told Blasting News. "He texted me about why I got a teddy bear and why I got my nails done [for Valentine's Day] and why Devoin is living with me now. He needs to stop harassing me and go worry about the relationship between Kail and him."

That wasn't all. DeJesus also made it clear that she was washing her hands of Marroquin once and for all. "I am completely over it and ready to move the f**k on," she told the website. "If he continues to harass me I will leak all texts and info."

Go on, girl. We're all ears...