Ever since the world learned that Kailyn Lowry is expecting her third kid, Chris Lopez emerged as the most likely man to have fathered it.
The Teen Mom 2 star stayed quiet on the topic for months, until last week, when she finally confirmed Chris Lopez is the baby's father.
Yet with the reveal, the intrigue surrounding him only increased.
The main reason Teen Mom 2 observers - The Hollywood Gossip included - felt that Lopez was the father was because of Kail's comments.
Her rep confirmed, even while not saying who got Lowry pregnant, that the dad was a man she briefly dated toward the end of 2016.
That ruled out a number of other rumored flings, as well as her two current baby daddies, Jo Rivera and Javi Marroquin, for baby #3.
Moreover, he is believed to be the blurred out male that fans who watch Teen Mom 2 online may remember seeing briefly last season.
When Marroquin returned from deployment to see the children after six months away with the U.S. Air Force, a man was with Kailyn.
This became a point of contention between them.
After a blowout argument with Javi, Kailyn was seen hugging her son outside along with Rivera (right) and the man believed to be Lopez.
Marroquin had never said anything about who the baby's father was, but when Kailyn revealed it last week, Javi said it's not news to him.
This would also lead us to believe that Lopez is the guy above, who did not want to be identified on camera and soon peaced the eff out.
Not just bailing on MTV, but on Lowry's life.
In a recent blog entry, Kailyn wrote, "I'm most worried about the changes ahead, but also that I will have this baby 24/7 by myself with no help.
"I'm going to be a single parent from the beginning!" Lowry added in a post she quickly deleted, but not before her words went viral.
"There are some things I just won't get over," Kail tweeted.
"Welcome to Kail and the chaos," the cryptic one added.
It's been widely assumed that Lowry and Lopez have split following a brief fling, and also rumored that she cheated on Javi with Lopez.
That rumor has not been corroborated, but it may explain why Javi has no interest in forming any relationship with Kailyn's third child.
"I won’t have a relationship with the new baby," he told Radar, and given how close he is with her first son Isaac, that's a bold statement.
Fans also began to universally believe that Lopez - based on Kailyn's own quotes - had no interest in being a part of the child's life either.
Until today. Just moments ago ...
Yes, that is Kailyn on Snapchat, hanging out with a man who is either Lopez or someone who bears an uncanny resemblance to Lopez.
We can't see his face, we realize.
Lowry loves to keep us getting and stoke the rumor mill just like this, though, only to feign disgust with getting so much attention incredulously.
Assuming it is Chris in the Snapchat shot above, that would be the first known sighting of him with Kailyn since the pregnancy announcement.
He's been on her Snapchat before, and on Teen Mom 2 (as we said), and on Twitter, apologizing to his miracle child that Kail calls "Lo."
Unlike a bunch of the alleged baby daddies linked to Kailyn over the past few months (below), you can't make any or these details up.
Did she mean to send that pic to the masses on Snapchat? How could she not ... but that still doesn't explain the relationship, or her motives.
If Lopez and Lowry are apparently hanging out together, it can only result in more speculation that they may be together together as well.
Given how little she's told us to this point - even her admission of paternity was as brief as it gets - we may not want to hold our breath.
Still, it's encouraging for a big reason.
Even if they're just friends putting any bad blood aside, might the little boy or girl have a chance at a life with two actively involved parents?
We know little about why Kailyn and Chris split, or whether them being a romantic item is a good thing - but we sure hope so for the child.
UPDATE: Our original sources were incorrect, and we've that learned shirtless man in the photo above is not Lopez, but her friend DJ.
Also, her camp says nothing happened.
“They were just hanging out,” an insider said of the pre-MTV Movie & TV Awards pic. “She was in bed because her feet were so swollen."
"DJ was in LA for something else and hung out with her and [Teen Mom co-stars] Amber [Portwood] and Matt [Baier] when he was done.”
Regardless of the nature of their relationship, fans went nuts, and both DJ and Lowry re-tweeted, “Get that hate out of your blood folks.
“Get that hate out ya heart," the embattled Teen Mom 2 star added on Twitter. "That ain’t how God made ya. Don’t judge me.”