Kailyn Lowry’s ugly split from Javi Marroquin keeps getting uglier, as the Teen Mom 2 star was granted a protection from abuse order.

That mostly means what you think, though Javi claims he didn’t actually abuse his former wife, in spite of her taking this legal action.

The pregnant Teen Mom 2 star requested and was issued the protection from abuse order, offering a safeguard from her ex-husband. 

Why would such a move possibly be necessary?

“She said it’s because I harassed her via text about all this divorce and guy stuff,” Marroquin told celebrity gossip site Radar Online.

By now you’re likely aware that Kailyn is pregnant with her third child, and that Javi’s response to the pregnancy has been … unimpressed.

That’s as politely as we can put it, and if you take at face value the fact that Lowry sought legal protection against him for any reason?

Doesn’t give you the impression that Javi has been at all supportive, or even diplomatic for her kids’ sake, in private. Does it?

Javi says it sounds a lot worse than it is, telling Radar:

“I signed a consent PFA, which means there’s no evidence of abuse. I just can’t contact her unless it’s in regards to Lincoln for a year.”

The father of her son Lincoln, 3, insisted their fights never turned physical and that the PFA – which he admits he signed – is “pathetic.”

“Her and the world know I would never threaten or put my hands on her,” he adds. “As a man, I have my proof and will get out of it.”

As a man, I have proof? What does that even mean?

There are two sides to every story, of course, and an insider close to Lowry claims the PFA is for more than just harassing text messages.

Kailyn’s camp claims she is indeed afraid of the guy.

“Kail filed a PFA against Javi for harassment and showing up at her home aggressively,” the source said, citing Marroquin’s attitude.

“She doesn’t want that around the boys.”

A rep for Lowry adds in Javi’s defense that “they didn’t look for abuse” and “it wasn’t even a question since Javi signed the consent.” 

“Kail’s first priority is and always will be her children … we ask all to please respect Kail’s privacy during this difficult time.”

Tensions have been high for the exes ever since Lowry announced their divorce last year, and then exploded within the past week.

If you watch Teen Mom 2 online, you saw Marroquin and Lowry get into an altercation after he caught her with another man in their home.

It’s not clear what was going on between the two, and Kailyn and Javi had agreed to end their marriage by then, but this didn’t sit well.

Only days after he returned from deployment, Javi – who accused her of cheating several times – was far from pleased to say the least.

The revelation that Kailyn is pregnant and the question of who is Kailyn’s baby daddy came as a betrayal to Marroquin in several ways.

After nearly four years of marriage, they divorced in part because she didn’t want to have another child, which really has to sting now. 

Lowry admitted she kept him in the dark about her pregnancy even though she told her first baby’s father, her ex-boyfriend Jo Rivera.

“I didn’t have a conversation with Javi because we won’t know how to have a healthy conversation,” she said on the Teen Mom after show.

While speculation as to the baby’s father has centered on producer JC Cueva (above), Tyler Hill and Jordan Wenner, Javi’s not spilling.

If he even knows, that is. He may be as clueless as we are, though it seems fair to say that he’s not handling the situation well at all.

We understand it’s complicated to say the least, but when you’re focusing on tell-all payback books rather than amicable co-parenting?

No one at THG thinks Javi would hurt Kailyn, but if he behaved differently in response to this news, would we be talking about this?

If he’s being honest with himself, he knows the answer to that.

Family Court in Dover, Delaware refused to comment on the claims as of press time; Kailyn has yet to address them personally either.