Hey, have you heard the good news?!
Javi Marroquin and Briana DeJesus are officially dating!
And not only that, but they seem to be comfortable enough with each other that they're working on merging their families into one, even though they've only been dating approximately three seconds!
See, over the weekend, Javi threw a birthday party for Lincoln, the son he shares with Kailyn Lowry.
He invited Briana DeJesus and her two daughters, and what happened next ... well, you really just have to see it to believe it.
But first, let's refresh our memories on this very special love story ...
They Go Way Back!
It's true, they do -- even before Briana joined the cast of Teen Mom 2, she and Javi were exchanging flirty tweets. Say what you will about their relationship, but it's had a long, long buildup.
Though they have known each other for a while, it wasn't until earlier this fall when Javi really began to go after Briana hard. In September, he even gave an interview to Radar in which he said that he'd "be open to dating Briana" because “she’s a really cool girl. Her whole family is awesome. She’s really beautiful. We text back and forth. We’ll see what happens.” Subtle, Javi.
The thought of the two of them actually getting together seemed a little far-fetched. After all, Javi already married a Teen Mom when he married Kailyn, and Briana just gave birth to another guy's baby in July. Would forming a Teen Mom super couple really be the right move?
Apparently so: in October, Javi confirmed that he and Briana were finally officially together! It was still a little weird, because she denied it at first, but it seems she's cool with being public now. So we're really doing Javiana, it seems.
As you can imagine, things didn't go so well after the world found out about Javi and Briana's love. Many reports claimed that Kailyn believed Javi's just getting with Briana out of spite, and ... yeah, we can see it. During this entire season of Teen Mom 2, Javi's seemed heartbroken that Kailyn moved on so quickly, so it makes sense that he'd try to get under her skin any way possible.
The Thirst is Real
A lot of people think Briana isn't with Javi for love -- or not JUST for love, anyway. Some theorize that she's trying to marry him to get his military benefits, others say that she just wants to settle down with a guy who would actually create a family with her, unlike her first two baby daddies. Others think that she's just trying to cement her spot on Teen Mom 2 by bringing some high drama.
Get It, Girl
The thirst theory makes sense: just last week, Briana tweeted a message to Javi that read "If we plan on getting married u gonna have to eat some shrimp lmfao." We assume the shrimp thing is supposed to be some inside joke, but she had to know what she was doing by putting this on Twitter.
Petty for Real
Briana also tweeted some screenshots of texts between Javi and Kailyn, ones in which Kailyn accused Javi of copying some of their old dates with Briana. It was petty on Kailyn's part for sure, but for Briana to share the screenshots? There's no way this entire thing won't be messy from start to finish.
Jenelle, That You?!
Also in the middle of all this, Briana tweeted with Jenelle for a while and they revealed that they were planning on going on vacation together, along with Javi and David Eason. Sure, this part isn't super relevant, but it didn't feel right to keep it to ourselves.
Building an Empire
But don't think Briana is the only one publicly pushing this relationship -- Javi tweeted last week that with Briana, "The foundation has been their for years now we just build our empire." Ridiculous, right?
This is all to say that although Javi and Briana haven't been together all that long, they're moving very, very fast. Fast enough that Javi invited Briana and her two daughters to Lincoln's birthday party this past weekend, and ...
Just LOOK at this. This is a photo from Lincoln's birthday party, and he, Javi, Briana, and Nova all have matching shirts -- personalized matching shirts even. Briana's new baby, Stella, didn't get a shirt, but if you look, you can see her in Javi's arms there.
How weird is that?! Wearing shirts like that is something that actual families do, so to see Javi and Briana pulling something like this, it just seems a little ridiculous, like they're trying to rush this insanely fast. Was Lincoln OK with sharing his birthday spotlight like this? How much has he even been around Briana? WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE?