One week after Javi Marroquin cryptically told In Touch he was “talking to someone,” he and his new girlfriend Madison Channing Walls decided to make their relationship official!
The new couple confirmed the exciting update to E! News.
“Javi and I are definitely together,” the Real World: Skeletons star said. “We are definitely boyfriend and girlfriend.”
The two first connected after she reached out to him via direct message on Instagram. Many fans had noted that they had similar stories when it came to their exes and their children (Madison has a one-year-old daughter, Harper, with her ex/Real World co-star Tony Raines, while Javi and ex-wife Kailyn Lowry share three-year-old Lincoln).
What started as friendly conversation turned romantic, and the two recently met up in Philadelphia, where Javi treated his new girl to dinner at his favorite restaurant.
“We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine, and then later I had my friends come out to meet her and we all went out and danced and drank and just had a really good time,” the 24-year-old gushed. “It was awesome.”
While Javi was eager to introduce Madison, 26, to his friends — he’s holding off on introducing her to Linc. He explained, “I haven’t introduced [Madison] to Lincoln yet. I learned from my past mistakes where I introduced him way too early.”
According to Javi, his ex-wife knows about his relationship — and he said they’re currently on good terms.
“Kail knows about the relationship for sure,” he said. “I’m happy for Kail. I wish her nothing but the best and health and wellness and all of that stuff, you know? I’m here for her. We actually are in a good place, and I just want health for her and the baby.”
Want to know more about Madison? Scroll through the gallery to learn some interesting facts about Javi’s new girl!