There was a time when it looked as though Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin would succeed where so many other Teen Mom exes had failed.
In other words, actually form an amicable co-parenting relationship.
Those days are long gone, however, and now Javi and Kailyn are making a case for themselves as the most dysfunctional former couple the franchise has ever seen.
Which is no easy feat, to put it mildly.
It seems the issues began around the time they got divorced and Kailyn got pregnant with her third child with Chris Lopez last year.
Marroquin had no real reason to have a problem with her decision to have another baby, but it was pretty clear that he did.
Anyway, whatever the reason Lowry-Marroquin relations began to break down around a year ago, and they've only gotten worse from there.
Rather than recap every low point over the past year (there were many), we'll just bring you up to speed on the latest developments:
On last week's episode of Teen Mom 2, Kailyn threatened to leak Javi's sex tape, which is decidedly not cool, even if it does exist.
Javi has denied the salacious online video is even him, but even if it were, and served as evidence that he was unfaithful while married?
Still a really shady threat on her part, especially to mention it with cameras rolling so that fans will kind of automatically assume it's true.
Now, Javi is claiming that Kailyn has invaded his privacy once again, this time entering his home without permission and stealing his property.
The accusations began on Twitter, with Javi tweeting:
“Don’t come into my house stealing something as if I won’t find out. I know where everything I own is ... Don’t go filing a PFA against me now.”
As Teen Mom 2 fans know, Kailyn was recently granted a restraining order (protection from abuse) against Javi earlier this year.
As such, his suggestion that the person who broke into his house also filed a PFA against him seems to imply quite clearly who he's accusing.
Javi continued his tirade with an Instagram livestream in which he offered greater detail about the alleged theft that occurred.
“Someone came in here and stole something from me,” he stated. “I can order a new one, but it’s the fact you stole something."
"I had four MagicBands. Someone came in my room and now there is three. I know where all my money is at."
"Don’t go filing a PFA against me when I come over to your house to get it,” Javi told his unspoken but obvious target.
A quick google search of "MagicBand" reveals that Javi is probably talking about a Disney parks admission bracelet.
Apparently intent on acting crazy on as many different social media platforms as possible, Javi moved on to Snapchat.
There, he revealed that the sacred, invaluable, mysterious missing MagicBand had miraculously been returned:
“So I come home from the gym and look at what’s sitting on my garbage pile all of a sudden,” he told his followers.
“It’s back, it is what it is. I’ll pretend like it never happened.”
So obviously, Javi lost the thing, and then found it, and lamely tried to cover his tracks with this non-apology, right?
It's worth noting that Javi really did break into Kailyn's house last year, a move that scared his stepson and he hasn't tried to deny.
We're not saying that necessarily means he decided to falsely accuse her of the same crime so that she would look just as crazy as he did, but ...
We're not not saying that either, ya know?
The takeaway from this is that these two are really making a serious bid for the title of reality TV's most ridiculous exes.
We had our doubts at first, but we're beginning to think they've got a real shot at earning that dubious crown.
You can watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive Kailyn and Javi's tumultuous time together and decide for yourself.