It's been five weeks since we first found out that Kailyn Lowry is pregnant with her third child, and during that brief time period, one question has loomed large in the minds of Teen Mom 2 diehards.
And the less she reveals, the more curious they get.
Fans desperately want to know the identity of Kailyn's baby daddy, and thus far, the 25-year-old Lowry ain't talking.
There are plenty of theories, of course, and her friend Chris Lopez seems to have emerged as the early front-runner.
But Kailyn herself still hasn't said a word on the topic, and now it's beginning to look like she never will.
Says a source, in what is literally the vaguest possible statement that anyone could make about any situation:
“Kailyn may or may not reveal the information when she feels the time is right."
So why is Kailyn so hesitant to spill the tea?
Well, there's a number of reasons she may have decided to remain silent.
One is that Kailyn has simply grown tired of fans who feel as though they're entitled to information about her personal life.
“People are asking her daily - dying to find out the name of the daddy and the gender of the baby,” the source explains.
“However, she is simply not ready to share that information."
Of course, there's another (and frankly, far more likely, despite how cynical it makes us sound) possibility, as well:
It's very possible that Kailyn has been offered a bonus for making the reveal during an episode of Teen Mom 2.
"The news will likely come out at some point, because the cameras will probably be rolling again soon,” the insider.
Yes, it could be that the mother of Isaac (with Jo Rivera) and Lincoln (with Javi Marroquin) is only protective of her privacy until the price is right.
And who could blame her?
Her private life is the product that she's selling, and as the show approaches a decade on the air, the girl's gotta be realistic and start thinking about her future.
Teen Mom 2 is so popular these days that it's hard to imagine that fans will ever lose interest, at least not in the next year or two.
There was a time when we might have said the same about Jersey Shore, admittedly, but if anything, this franchise is growing.
Unfortunately for MTV, with the extreme lag time between filming and air dates, it might be tough to pull off the logistics of that reveal.
There's a real possibility the info would leak.
Lowry herself could do the honors; Kailyn loves to post on social media, and her every post is scrutinized by Internet sleuths.
We're guessing someone will figure out the identity of her third baby daddy well before she makes an official announcement.