There might not be a more complicated relationship in the entire reality TV landscape than the one between Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin.
As fans of Teen Mom 2 are well aware, Kailyn and Javi have been divorced for quite some time.
However, due to the fact that they not only have a child together, but also share a number of professional commitments, they're still very much in one another's lives.
For most divorce couples, that probably sounds like hell on earth, but Kail and Javi don't seem to mind the arrangement.
In fact, they recently doubled-down by collaborating on a yet another project together.
Last week, Lowry and Marroquin announced a book deal with a unique twist.
Each of them penned a separate memoir offering their version of what led them to divorce, with the idea that the books would be released on the same day.
Now, Javi is opening up for the first time about the origins of the unique project.
“Out of respect for Kail, I wanted her to read it and she needed to read it,” he told Radar Online in a recent interview.
“She wasn’t happy with what was in it. We were figuring out a way to compromise. It came down to, why don’t you just write your own book? Leave my book alone. You do your thing and I write my book.”
Javi says that from there, it became clear that the only fair way for both parties to tell their stories was to publish two separate books.
“People are going to believe what they want to believe,” Marroquin said.
“As she writes and I find out what she’s putting in there, more things pop into my head. I’m like, ‘Okay, if you’re going to go there, I’m going to go here.’”
Following photos of Javi and Kailyn kissing in public, rumors of a reconciliation began circulating on social media last week.
But Javi says it was a purely platonic moment, and he and Kailyn are committed to maintaining amicable co-parenting and collaborating relationships.
In fact, the former couple is soon to embark on a book tour together, and while Javi is aware they may be some emotional moments, he says he and Kail are committed to keeping their relationship professional.
“We try not to get emotions involved and just kind of realize the past is the past,” he said.
“Emotions get involved so quickly because it was so heavy for both of us. We find ourselves arguing over something that happened such a long time ago.
"Hopefully we can be professionals and go on this book tour," he concluded.
We think that might not be as easy as Javi thinks.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive Javi and Kailyn's tumultuous romance.