At one point, Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin were considered one of the most stable couples in the Teen Mom franchise.
Oh, how times have changed.
These days, Kailyn and Javi have been divorced for over a year, but they seem unable to stop rehashing what went wrong in their marriage.
Part of the problem is that fans are still intensely interested in learning every detail of Lowry and Marroquin's drama, which means there's an extensive market for their tales of marital woe.
It's a state of affairs (no pun intended) that's led to some very surprising revelations...
Kailyn and Javi In Happier Times
Even after their divorce, Kailyn and Javi briefly managed to maintain an amicable co-parenting relationship. Sadly, those days are long over...
Allegations of infidelity led to the dissolution of Kail and Javi's marriage, and it seems those suspicions are still preventing the former couple from reaching a place where they can be civil with one another.
Javi is soon to be headed overseas for another tour of duty with US Air Force. No doubt he and Kailyn would like to iron out their differences before he leaves, but it's a task that may prove impossible.
Part of the problem, of course, is that Javi is currently dating Kailyn's rival and Teen Mom 2 co-star, Briana DeJesus.
Boot Camp Blues
Javi and Kailyn appear on the current season of Marriage Boot Camp, despite the fact that their marriage is long over. Their stated goal was to improve their co-parenting relationship, but that doesn't appear to be happening.
The Truth Comes Out
On tonight's episode, Kailyn and Javi will both submit to lie detector tests. Needless to say, the interrogations did not go smoothly...
A Tense Moment
The show's hosts encouraged Kailyn and Javi to submit to the test due to the fact that they both seem to fixate on one another's alleged infidelities.
Javi Wants Answers
Javi wants to know exactly how many people Kailyn slept with during his previous deployment. He says she hooked up with three guys, but she insists that's not true.
What's the Point?
"It's not gonna change anything or make the co-parenting any easier when we get home," Kailyn observed. The woman has a point.
Javi echoed Kailyn's worries about the results of the lie detector, saying, “It’s only going to tear us apart. We’re only going to fight even more about it.”
One of the show's resident counselors, Dr. Ish Major, has an answer for Kailyn's query. He claims there's a perfectly good reason for these two to get to the bottom of the infidelity question.
It Keeps Coming Up
Dr. Ish says that Javi and Kail need to come clean about past cheating because the matter "comes up in every argument" that they've had in his presence.
Symapthy for Javi
"I think what surprised me the most was how hurt Javi was. He loves Kail. He loved him some Kail and he just didn't want it to be over. She was there and he wasn't," Dr. Ish said of tonight's episode.
Patient With His Patience
"He was like, 'I just need you to be patient with me,' and I was like, 'Javi, man to man, I've been there, brother.' That was tough to watch," Ish said, regarding his conversation with Javi.
Silence Speaks Volumes
“The fact that you’re so scared to answer the question tells us a lot,” Ish says to Javi and Kailyn on tonight's episode.
Ish May Have a Point...
At one point, Kailyn confessed to her fellow MBC cast mates that Javi's constant cheating accusations are beginning to take a toll.
Years of Allegations
“Do you know long I have been accused of cheating when I was never cheating? Over two years,” said a frustrated Kail.
For Better or Worse...
...it looks like we'll finally get some answers tonight. But no matter the outcome of the test, one thing remains certain...
Kail and Javi Have a Long Way to Go
It's admirable that the reality stars are working to sort out their differences for the sake of their son. But the fact remains that there's no trust between them and overcoming their painful past will require a good deal of time and concerted effort. Here's hoping their up to the task. Marriage Boot Camp airs on WeTV Friday night at 9.