When the world first learned that Javi Marroquin and Lauren Comeau were dating, Teen Mom 2 fans had their doubts about the relationship's potential for longevity.
Javi and Lauren live in separate states and they seemed to be living very different lifestyles, so it was no great surprise when Marroquin and Comeau broke up after just a few months together.
Shortly thereafter, Javi began dating Briana DeJesus, thus seemingly driving a nail into the coffin of his short-lived romance with Lauren.
But that relationship ended just as quickly, and now it looks as though Javi and Lauren are officially back together!
We all know it's all very confusing, so join us as we attempt to untangle the complex web that is Javi's love life:
Javi & Lauren
Javi first revealed that he and Lauren were in a relationship back in July of 2017. At the time, Javi told Radar Online that he met Lauren at the wedding of mutual friends.
In that same interview, Javi gushed about Lauren and spoke optimistically about their future together. He admitted that the relationship was “fairly new," but noted that it “doesn’t feel that way.”
In her own interview that same week, Lauren confessed that living in different states made things difficult (She resides in South Carolina; Javi, in Delaware.), but seemed certain that both she and Javi were up to the challenge.
Making It Work
“Distance isn’t ever easy,” Lauren told Radar. “But we have a lot planned and busy schedules in between so I think we’ll handle it well.”
Teen Mom 2 Troubles
There were rumors that Kailyn Lowry didn't approve of her ex's new girlfriend. Some even went so far as to claim that Lauren refused to appear on Teen Mom 2 because she and Lowry didn't get along. But despite the many hurdles they faced, both Javi and Lauren seemed committed to making their relationship work.
Too Much, Too Soon
In the end, however, it seems their first attempt at a lasting romance simply faced too many challenges too early on. Just weeks after he went public with his new relationship, Javi deleted all the photos of Lauren off his Instagram page. Comeau and Marroquin went their separate ways, but it seems they've recently experienced a change of heart...
Javi & Lauren: Instagram Official
Lauren revealed that she and Javi are back together with a recent Instagram post. "Sometimes, two people need to fall apart to realize how much they need to fall back together,"
When Love's Not Enough
“I love Lauren, but unfortunately it didn’t work out," Javi told Radar after he and Lauren broke up last year.
Fame to Blame?
“I’m learning not everyone wants the attention," Marroquin continued. "Dating someone on a TV show is tough. I think Lauren had a hard time adjusting to that and I had a hard time understanding that.”
A Valuable Lesson Learned
“It was a lot for her and we couldn’t fix it,” he went on. “I learned for my next relationship that I have to put myself in the other person’s shoes.”
Love at First Sight?
“I never believed in love at first sight, but when I saw Lauren I definitely did,” Javi confessed in the remarkable candid interview.
“I’m hoping Lauren and I can figure this out because she made me the happiest I’ve ever been," Javi concluded the interview.
So What Happened?
So how - after experiencing such intense feelings so quickly - did Javi and Lauren wind up spending so much time apart? Well, according to a new report from OK! magazine, Javi and Lauren officially called it quits in September. Sources say he immediately realized the breakup was a mistake and set about the business of winning her back.
But as it so often does, life intervened. Javi met Briana DeJesus, and the two of them officially started dating in October.
Wasting No Time
Bri and Javi moved quickly. Very quickly. They seemed to go from casual fling to full-blown, committed relationship in the span of just a few weeks. Unfortunately, things deteriorated just as rapidly.
A Surgical Separation
In January, Bri and Javi went their separate ways. She says they broke up due to his disapproval of her decision to undergo additional plastic surgery. He says the reality of the situation was far more complex than that.
A Brief Reunion?
To the surprise of many, Javi traveled with Briana to Miami in the days leading up to her surgery. It's unclear if the former couple actually reconciled, or if Javi was simply on hand to lend his support. Whatever the case, Marroquin and DeJesus went their separate ways again shortly thereafter, and the rebound romance was officially at an end.
Love Finds A Way
Now that we know Javi and Lauren are back together, many fans are wondering what's next for the couple. And it seems the answer is a simple one ...
We Don't Know!
...and Javi and Lauren are probably hoping to keep it what way! Considering the pressures of fame caused them so many issues the first time around, you can bet that the couple will likely keep a lower profile in the weeks to come. But while it may be a while before we get any official information straight from the sources themselves, something tells us Marroquin and Comeau will have better luck on their second attempt.