Earlier this month, we learned that Javi Marroquin will soon be deployed for a second tour of duty with the United States Air Force.
Now, however, a prominent member of the Teen Mom 2 family is suggesting that Marroquin is being less than honest about this.
The allegation that Javi is playing up the possibility of deployment as a means of garnering attention and sympathy is not one we would make lightly.
Still, that’s exactly what his girlfriend’s mom is saying.
Javi is currently dating Briana DeJesus, and it seems Bri’s cantankerous mother, Roxanne, is not a supporter of the relationship.
According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, Roxanne recently implied that Javi is lying about shipping out on another tour of duty.
"How many times can you say ‘I’m being deployed’ and not get deployed,” the elder DeJesus wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
“Stop using deployment as a tool for sympathy."
"But it’s a good storyline… GTFOH.”
The idea of Javi misleading fans in such a brazen fashion may sound absurd, but so is the idea of accusing him of that without merit.
Moreover, this isn’t the first time that the father of Kailyn Lowry’s second child been accused of being less than honest about his service.
This also isn’t the first indication that Javi Marroquin is strongly disliked by his new girlfriend’s family.
In the clip above, Briana’s sister, Brittany DeJesus, makes her personal feelings about Javi quite clear.
At one point, Brittany even refers to the Teen Mom mainstay as her sister’s "raggedy-ass" boyfriend.
When asked by a follower if likes Javi, Brittany replies:
"Is that a joke?"
The clip was posted shortly after Brittany unfollowed Javi on Instagram, so you know the bad blood between them is real.
Brittany and Briana both have yet to comment on their mother’s accusations, but TM2 fans are abuzz just the same.
Many of them are wondering why Javi would be dishonest about his deployment, which is certainly a valid question.
As several have pointed out, however, Marroquin has a history of making suspect statements to raise his public profile.
In fact, none other than Kailyn Lowry herself says her relationship and marriage to Javi began under false pretenses.
Again, not a statement to make lightly, but …
It seems that when they met at a Delaware mall several years ago, Javi pretended not to know who Kailyn was.
Despite the fact that she’d already gained a modicum of fame as an MTV reality star, he said he had no idea.
Kail says it wasn’t until several years later that she realized that Javi knew who she was and had misled her.
She now believes he married her in large part for the notoriety that he knew would come with the relationship.
Javi has yet to comment on those accusations.
Needless to say, though, if Kail’s claim is accurate, then it seems he’s not the kind of guy to be held back by his scruples.
Roxanne’s allegations, therefore, suddenly seem more plausible – despite her own reputation for outrageous statements.
As always, follow the link to watch Teen Mom 2 online for more from Javi’s checkered past … and see the gallery above.
Why does Kail get so much more hate?