Earlier this week, we reported that Javi Marroquin is dating Madison Channing Walls, also a reality star from an MTV series.
The news drew a decidedly mixed reaction from fans, given Javi’s recent divorce from Kailyn Lowry and Walls’ checkered past.
She starred on a show called Real World: Skeletons for a reason.
The 27-yaer-old has openly admitted to struggling with heroin addiction, though she now says she’s been sober for more two years.
Apparently there are some in Javi’s inner-circle who don’t believe Walls is not an ideal mother figure for Marroquin’s son, Lincoln.
Not surprisingly, one of those skeptics is none other than Lincoln’s mother, the pregnant Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry.
Sources tell Radar Online that Kailyn found out about her ex-husband’s new romance the same way the rest of the world did.
Lowry reportedly felt “blindsided” when Javi and Madison announced their relationship on social media via the above and below images.
“Kail doesn’t know anything about a new girlfriend,” an insider told the celebrity gossip site on the day of the bog announcement.
Of course, that may not be entirely Javi’s fault.
Javi is forbidden to contact Kailyn due to a protection from abuse order Lowry sought and obtained from a judge in February.
Kailyn says it’s because Javi entered her home without permission, a recent event that was chronicled on their MTV show.
Marroquin, who says he never has or would lay a hand on Lowry (nor has she alleged as much), tells a different story, though.
“She said it’s because I harassed her via text about all this divorce and guy stuff,” Marroquin told Radar at the time of the filing.
Javi explains that the order sounds worse than it is:
“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.”
We suppose finding out from Twitter that your ex is dating someone new is one of the downsides of obtaining a protective order.
Anyway, now that she’s been informed of the relationship, the mother of two (soon to be three) is reportedly less than pleased.
Apparently it’s not only Madison’s past substance abuse issues, which she’s been very open about, that have Kailyn upset.
Madison has experienced at least one recent brush with the law, having been arrested for shoplifting from a CVS in 2013.
Walls claims that the theft in question was one of many mistakes she made as a result of her lengthy and serious battle with addiction.
She insists that she’s completely turned her life around since welcoming a daughter, Harper, with Real World co-star Tony Raines.
Sources close to Kailyn say that’s another issue.
She’s not happy that Javi may soon have another child in his life, as she feels it may draw his attention away from their son Lincoln.
Of course, Kailyn is pregnant with her third child at the moment, having said she didn’t want any more kids – to Javi – just last year.
So she can’t really say much on that score.
The recent break-in pretty much summed up the state of Javi and Kailyn’s relationship these days, as emotions are running high.
“You have to understand how crazy you’ve made me for six months,” Javi says, as if that justifies being a home-invading psycho.
Kailyn told him not to call her a ho and defended her own actions, denying that she “slept with all these dudes” as he worded it.
They came together on the reunion after this incident and seemed to make at least some progress toward amicable co-existence.
With the news that he’s dating someone, however, old wounds are likely to be reopened and their issues exacerbated once again.
Here’s hoping cooler heads eventually prevail.
As always, you can watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive all the ups and downs of Kailyn and Javi’s relationship through the years.