Stay strong! Javi Marroquin revealed on the Monday, July 17, Season 8 premiere of Teen Mom 2 that he may be deployed again by the Air Force. As viewers saw, the young dad, 24, revealed the heartbreaking news to his ex-wife, Kailyn Lowry, during a rather tense phone call.
“So I just found out that I might need to leave again,” he told Kailyn, 25 — with whom he shares three-year-old son Lincoln — via FaceTime. “It’s between me and another guy. He is going through some family stuff so he doesn’t want to take it. I just got home, I don’t want to take it. So … just wanted to give you a heads-up.”
Kailyn seemed surprised by the news and could only manage to say, “All right, then…” which seemed to upset Javi. “It’s all right. You don’t have to say anything. You don’t know what to say,” the military man said. His former spouse shot back, “I mean, I don’t know, what can I say? I don’t know what to say!”
Javi — who was watching Lincoln and Kailyn’s firstborn son, Isaac, 7, at the time of the phone call — then broke down in tears when he tried to explain the situation to the kids. “I might have to fight the bad guys again,” he said before Lincoln and Isaac (whose father is Kailyn's ex Jo Rivera) did their best to comfort him with some much-needed hugs.
The good news? Javi took to social media after the episode aired to let fans know that he was not selected to serve overseas again. “I do not have to leave anymore,” he said during an Instagram live video. “That whole situation got cancelled. Everyone lucked out. I’m home for quite some time. Hopefully I don’t have to leave anytime soon.”
Javi was previously stationed in Qatar from January to July 2016. Last August, the airman shared a sweet photo of his emotional reunion with Isaac and Lincoln when he arrived home in Delaware. “My world in one picture,” he wrote at the time.
Teen Mom 2 airs on MTV Mondays at 9 p.m. EST.
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