When it was first announced that Briana DeJesus would be joining the cast of Teen Mom 2, both fans of the show and DeJesus' future co-stars reacted with a combination of irritation and befuddlement.
They reasoned that the show already featured plenty of drama, and the addition of a fifth full-time cast member would result in a feeling of overkill.
But producers clearly feel that Briana has what it takes to bring the Teen Mom turmoil to the next level - and she's already proving them right without having filmed a single scene.
If you watch Teen Mom 2 online, then you know that the show gets a lot of mileage out of the tension between Javi Marroquin and Kailyn Lowry, exes who have failed miserably in their attempts to form an amicable co-parenting relationship.
In the months since their divorce, Kailyn has gotten pregnant for a third time (by a man whose identity she's keeping secret), while Javi appears to be making the most of life as a young, single pseudo-celebrity.
And it seems that these days, the 24-year-old is mainly interested in bedding fellow reality stars.
Last month, Javi briefly dated Madison Channing Walls.
Now, he appears to be involved with Briana's sister, Brittany DeJesus.
As Radar Online reported today, Javi and Brittany hung out in Los Angeles over the weekend, and Javi documented the trip on Snapchat.
The soon-to-be-co-stars (Brittany is expected to figure prominently in Briana's storyline) enjoyed a night on the town and appeared to be very friendly with one another.
Naturally, speculation that Javi and Brittany are more than just friends started circulating as soon as Javi began posting pics.
But it wasn't until the next morning that the rumors really started flying in response to this pic:
As you can see, Javi snapped a photo of Brittany in bed, which led many fans to the conclusion that the TM2 stars spent the night together.
Javi didn't offer much in the way of details, but when asked by Radar if he and Brittany are dating, he made it clear that they are not currently involved in a relationship:
"Absolutely not," Marroquin told the site.
"We had some business in LA together."
Throwing the DeJesus family into the mix is clearly already paying off for MTV execs, who reportedly hired Briana not only to ramp up the drama, but also to send a message to the other cast members that they're not as indispensable as they think:
"Some of the girls are unreliable with filming and others just are no longer bringing the drama viewers want to see," a source told Radar. "They needed to spice it up."