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Like her co-star Leah Messer, Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin are experiencing heartbreak this holiday season, but of a different sort.

They, too, will be alone … though it’s not what it sounds like.

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Photo via © Kailyn Lowry-Marroquin Instagram

"Kailyn is spending Christmas in Delaware before Javi deploys,” a source close to the couple revealed in an interview with Radar.

Those who watch Teen Mom 2 online know that Marroquin is an active member of the U.S. armed forces, and this is unlikely to change.

As for where he’s off to, or for how long, that’s unclear.

"Nobody really knows that he is deploying besides their closest friends and family,” the friend explained. “Kailyn can’t give out the specifics.

“The military doesn’t allow it.”

Having already been through so much in recent years, “It’s not easy, but they are handling it the best that they can,” the source said.

And for their son Lincoln, 2, and Lowry’s son Isaac, 5, from her previous relationship, Jo Rivera, Marroquin’s deployment is quite tough.

“The boys don’t really understand,” the source continued. “Isaac knows Javi is going away for a while, but he doesn’t really get it.”

Fans know Lowry and Marroquin have struggled in their marriage, but they have worked on their issues and are not headed for divorce.

Two years after tying the knot, “Javi and I don’t fight like we used to,” she said. “And I think we kind of understand each other a lot better."

"We don’t have a whole lot of drama right now," Kailyn told Radar, "and we are just trying to make things work and figure things out.”

Here’s hoping.