Javi Marroquin and Lauren Comeau are expecting a baby, this much we know for certain.
The couple confirmed this stunning news in late May.
The couple did NOT, however, state at this time that they were going to get married in light of this development.
But now astute Instagram users have a reason to think things may have changed between the Teen Mom 2 star and his girlfriend.
For what reason? Why is this engagement rumor now making the rounds?
Scroll down to find out!
The Major Announcement:
This is what Marroquin wrote as a caption to the photo above in May 2018: "A baby is a blessing and I am ecstatic for the future. Lincoln is happy, I’m happy, and Lauren is happy. Gonna go on a little hiatus from social media to take all this in and enjoy it with my family and loved ones. For those sending love, thank you! We appreciate it. And to you @lauren3elizabeth thank you for blessing me with another child. We are gonna be amazing parents together."
Teen Mom 2 fans were stunned by this reveal, considering Javi had just recently split from fellow MTV cast members Briana DeJesus.
And What About Kailyn?
Ah, right: Javi has also remained close enough to ex-wife Kailyn Lowry that the two hooked up at some point again in early 2018, making it even more shocking that he was having a baby with someone else.
Moving Forward with Lauren
Javi has made it clear on social media that he has moved on from the aforementioned Teen Moms and is now focused on Comeau, who he met back in the summer of 2017. "Excited about this journey with you @lauren3elizabeth," Marroquin wrote on Instagram.
How Forward is He Moving?!?
Neither Javi nor Lauren mentioned the possibility of getting married when they announced their pregnancy, seemingly content to take things one day at a time. But now?!?
A Picture Can Say a Thousand Exciting Words, Right?
This picture has elicited a thousand EXCITED words, at least, from Javi and Lauren fans online. Is that not a diamond ring on her finger?!?
"Is that an engagement ring?" one person asked on Reddit, while another chimed in as follows: "Are they engaged and I missed it? That’s a big ring." See, we are not alone in wondering about the couple's status.
No Confirmation Just Yet
We've been checking the Twitter and Instagram pages of both Lauren and Javi and are yet to read a word about any engagement. We're not really sure what to think here.
Everything is Clearly Going Well, However
Comeau continues to share baby bump photos such as this one, which make it evident that she's pretty far along. We think they'll welcome their child before the year is over.
Quality Time All Over the Place!
Based on their social media updates, Javi and Lauren are simply hanging out, spending a lot of time together, nary a hint of drama in the air.
Well, There's Always SOME Drama
Briana did recently refer to Lauren as a bitch
. So it's not as though Javi is free from the craziness of his many past relationships.
You Did Propose to Briana, Javi
According to a recent Teen Mom 2 episode, that is. Marroquin allegedly popped the big question
to DeJesus and got brutally rejected. Makes sense she'd be a tad bitter that he's having a baby AND planning to marry someone else.
But Here They Are!
Happy as can be, it appears. Lauren and Javi went the cute "Ice Ice Baby" route with the latter's son, Lincoln, for this photograph.
And There's a Sonogram!
"Yesterday we got to see our sweet baby’s littlest feet happy, healthy and oh so loved," wrote Lauren as a caption to this photo in early July.
Great! But Will the Baby Be Born to a Husband and Wife?
That remains the major question right now. Will this child enter the world with parents who are legally together or just emotionally together? The jury remains out!