It's customary to wish your wife a Happy Mother's Day if she's birthed one or more of your offspring.
With the advent of social media, some gentlemen choose to do it publicly, while others opt for a more private way of expressing their gratitude.
Javi Marroquin may have very well done the latter on May 8th with his estranged wife, Kailyn Lowry.
He did, however, send a sweet message to his own mom from overseas, where he's been serving with the Air Force since January.
"This time change made it difficult for me to get ahold of my mom to say thank you for years and years of support,” Marroquin wrote on an Instagram post, which featured a blurry screen Facetime screen grab of his mom.
“She doesn’t have social media, but the world needs to know how much I love this woman. My #1 fan sat on the bleachers every single game rain or shine…
"I love you momma. Thank you for everything you do for me and the boys.”
Fans noticed immediately that Marroquin only toasted his mother, and not Lowry, with whom he has a 2-year-old son, Lincoln (Lowry has a son, Isaac, 6, with ex-boyfriend, Jo Rivera).
The Teen Mom 2 couple's relationship has been on the rocks as of late, and though there has been no official word from either party, it's believed that they plan to divorce.
Lowry and Marroquin reportedly unfollowed one another on social media, and both have sent out cryptic tweets about change, moving on, etc.
“Some people change their hair color when they’re going through a big change in their life,” Lowry wrote on May 9. “Some people go skydiving.”
Not to be outdone (I guess?), Marroquin tweeted "surround yourself with people who make you better.
"We need people in our lives who raise our standards.”
Marroquin is expected to return home in the coming months, and since Teen Mom 2 has been renewed for another season, it's likely cameras will capture the couple's marital discord.