Say it isn't so!
When season 7 of Teen Mom 2 concluded earlier in the year, fans were distraught by the way things in Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin's relationship left off. The two — who married in 2012 and who co-parent son Lincoln, 3, and Kailyn's son from a previous relationship, Isaac, 6 — were talking divorce on the Teen Mom 2: Catch-Up Special with Dr. Drew.
And now, hope for a reconciliation is looking even more abysmal, and Javi revealed in a recent interview that he's back from deployment overseas and already has another woman in his life.
"I actually went on a date this past weekend,” he said. "But right now we are just friends taking it slow. We both have a lot going on."
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Javi split from his wife of four years in May, but he's making it clear that he is ready to move onto the next one. After all, he admits he's a relationship kind of guy.
“I love to love,” he said. “I love sharing experiences with one person.”
So how is Javi, 24, finding the dating world after his many years spent off the market? It's clear his No. 1 priority is being a dad and finding a partner who understands his role in Lincoln's and Isaac's lives.
"I make sure I tell [girls] right off the bat my situation. Obviously my choice of girls is different because I do have a son. So that’s big for me," he revealed.
But if you're wondering if or when Javi has plans to introduce his son to the new lady in his life, Javi isn't worried. In fact, it doesn't sound like he plans on looping his estranged wife into his dating life at all.
“I don’t need to talk to Kail about that. I’m Lincoln’s dad," he explained. "I’ll know when the right time for him to meet a future partner will be. Same goes for Kail. I don’t have a say when she introduces guys to him."
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Despite moving forward with their separation, it sounds like Javi and Kail are still civil. In fact, he even expressed his genuine hopes for her finding someone to settle down with.
"I would hope as [Lincoln's] mother she would find a good guy and not someone with no future. I’ve made it a point to make sure both Isaac and Lincoln know what it’s like to be a man that provides for his family. I would hope she finds someone the same," he revealed.
While fans of the show are still hoping the couple avoid actually going through with a divorce, Kail appears to be moving on to. She was recently spotted making out with her friend.