Briana DeJesus either has seriously conflicting feelings toward Javi Marroquin, or she's really dedicated to trolling the hell out of Kailyn Lowry.
Rumors that Briana and Javi are dating have been circulating for months, and DeJesus seems to be deriving a lot pleasure from keeping both Kailyn and the public in the dark.
So are she and Javi really in a long-distance relationship?
Is this all just an elaborate ploy to mess with Kailyn's mind?
Does Briana actually want to marry Javi?!
Join us as we answer these questions and more in our investigation of Teen Mom 2's most unexpected love triangle:
Are They or Aren't They?
Are Javi and Briana really dating, or are they just pretending to be in love in order to mess with Kailyn Lowry? To answer that question, we need to delve into the history of Bri and Kail's relationship.
Briana just joined the cast of Teen Mom 2 last season. Her co-stars were said to be less than thrilled with MTV's decision to add a fifth mom to the roster.
A Familiar Face
Bri got her start on the short-lived Teen Mom 3. So both viewers and co-stars were familiar with her past ... and her ability to create drama.
Kail and Bri: Best Frenemies?
Insiders who were familiar with the situation claimed that Kailyn was one of the only moms who DIDN'T hate Briana. How times have changed!
Last year, Kailyn and Briana both underwent Brazilian butt lift procedures performed by the same doctor. Fans have cited this fact as evidence of their close friendship, but Kail says it was just a coincidence.
Not THAT Close
So it sounds like Kail and Bri knew each other, got along, but didn't have particularly strong feelings about one another either way. That all changed when Bri got to know Javi ...
Javi and Briana seemed to hit it off right away. Not surprisingly, fans began speculating that they might be more than friends.
From the start, Javi seemed cofndent that he would eventually hook up with Briana. “We talked about that and we said there is no rush," he told Radar Online early on. "Long distance is already hard enough as it is. If we want to keep this friendship and get closer and get to know each other, there is no rush.”
Shortly thereafter, Briana and Javi began popping up on one another's social media pages a LOT.
So are they actually dating? Javi seems to think so! “We are dating,” Marroquin sais in an interview last month. “We’ve been friends for a while and we weren’t in a rush.”
Hold It, Javi
Briana refuted that statement just days later, telling E! News "nothing is going on" romantically, and insisting that she and Javi are just friends.
Confusing the Issue
Not long after that interview, Bri and Javi exchanged some flirty tweets, and he posted about traveling to visit her, leading fans to the conclusion that they have a friends with benefits thing going on.
Hooking Up Out of Spite?
The relationship seemed to be confirmed by an anonymous source close to Kailyn, who told Radar Online that Lowry believes the Bri is playing mind games. “Kailyn can’t help thinking that Javi‘s main reason for dating Brianna is to spite her," the insider said.
Out For Revenge?
That may seem a bit paranoid on Kail's part, but it does sound as though Bri is enjoying messing with her rival's mind.
In fact, Bri recently tweeted that she planned to hook up not only with Javi, but with Kailyn's first baby daddy, Jo Rivera. Jo's longtime girlfriend, Vee Torres, was understandably less than pleased.
Vee Ain't Happy
Briana deleted quickly that tweet, but Vee had already caught wind of her trash talk, and she expressed her displeasure publicly.
Back At It
As she's wont to do, Bri deleted all of her tweets after that. But soon enough, she was posting again, this time about her plans to MARRY Javi.
Throughout all the drama, Briana has hidden behind the "just kidding" defense any time fans jumped to conclusions about her and Javi. And if pressed, she would probably claim that her marriage remarks weren't meant to be taken seriously.
So What's Really Going On?
So are these two friends, friends with benefits, or boyfriend-girlfriend? Our guess is that the answer is somewhere in between those last two options. We believe they're hooking up, and the reason they're so public about it is that Bri enjoys messing with Kailyn. This situation is sure to get uglier before it gets better.