Ouch! Teen Mom 2’s Briana DeJesus Denies Dating Javi Marroquin (UPDATE)
UPDATE (10/27/17 at 9:08 a.m. ET):
Well, this just took an awkward turn.
Bri simply said via text that "nothing is going on" when E! News asked her to comment on the relationship. The site reports her rep also insists they're just friends.
This is confusing AF, especially since Bri seemed to be feeding into the rumors that she and her "bae" had taken their relationship to the next level. She even teased that she'd potentially be relocating to Delaware soon to be closer to him!
For more on this complicated romance, keep on clicking through!
Original story (10/25/17 at 9:28 a.m. ET):
We guess those Teen Mom 2 reunions bring people together in more ways than one.
Just days after filming wrapped on the Season 8 finale special, Javi Marroquin has confirmed he and newbie Briana DeJesus have made it official after months of flirting and toying with the idea of dating.
And unsurprisingly, fans are hardcore shipping this brand new duo.
Javi and Briana romance rumors date as far as back as the Season 8 premiere, when a then-pregnant Bri made her debut on the show and flirted with Papa Javi, whom she had met previously, right off the bat.
#Javiana quickly became a Twitter trend, yet both parties played coy when fans inquired about their relationship status.
Fast forward a few months later, though, and the cat is out of the bag, as Kailyn Lowry's ex has confirmed they're now more than just friends.
“We are dating,” he tells People.
“We’ve been friends for a while and we weren’t in a rush.”
The pair reconnected in Los Angeles for the filming, and decided then and there that they wanted to give the relationship thing a go.
The mom of two and the Air Force dude were very visibly flirty at the taping, at least on social media, where Bri referred to her beau as "Daddy Javi" in two different photo captions.
Way to be subtle there, girl!
But it wasn't like the filming was the first time they'd seen each other in months.
In September, Javi flew down from Delaware to Orlando, Florida with Isaac, 7, and Lincoln, 3, to join Bri, her sister Brittany, and daughters Nova, 6, and Stella, 3 months, at Disney World.
The two also hung out that month in New York City, when they were both in town for press and media events.
We'd say they've had at least, what, like 5 or 6 dates by now?!
And though distance is what was an initial factor in their keeping things platonic, it seems like that will no longer be an issue, as the 23-year-old tweeted that she plans to relocate from Kissimmee to Delaware!
I might end up somewhere in Delaware soooooBri baby (@_BrianaDejesus) October 25, 2017
As for how Kail, Javi's ex-wife and the mother of his child, feels about this new fling? She hasn't yet commented, though Briana is quick to confirm that the two "are not friends."
In tweets that have since been deleted, Briana replied, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" when a fan asked why she's taking Kail's sloppy seconds.
She also said of the Hustle & Heart author, "we aren't friends," and that people shouldn't assume they are just because Dr. Miami scheduled their plastic surgeries together in January of 2016.
It remains to be seen if Javi and Bri are the real deal and if she'll really relocate herself and her kids to Dover, but we'll admit, he's quite an upgrade from her two baby daddies, Devoin and Luis!
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Teen Mom 2 airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.