The relationship between Teen Mom 2 stars Kailyn Lowry and Chris Lopez ... honestly, where do we even start?
It's never been conventional, and it's rarely been good.
In fact, even on its best days, it's been rather unstable. There have been times when it was an absolute disaster.
But now it looks like it's even worse than we knew.
In a leaked Instagram message allegedly from Kailyn herself, we're learning a little more about their dynamic.
And it's worse than we ever thought or could've even guessed. If this is true, she needs to run, and now.
Let's break down the latest.
What a Story
Kailyn and Chris have never really had a traditional relationship - that's putting it mildly. Beyond the fact that they have a kid and have never really been "together," she recently revealed that she started hooking up with him when she was still married to Javi Marroquin, so ...
A Look Back
The Teen Mom 2 cast member got pregnant with Lux, their first child together, right around the time her divorce from Javi was finalized, but it's not like they were forbidden lovers finally free to be together.
Nope, turns out Chris had another girlfriend throughout the pregnancy. Wow.
He never came to her appointments, he never showed much interest at all, though he did show up to the hospital after Lux was born, and he hung around for a little while afterwards.
But then, according to Kailyn, things got pretty bad - she wrote in one of her books that he broke a window in her bedroom, and that he also broke in the back door of her home while her children were there.
One would think that would've been the end, but no. They became estranged for a while, but she seemed to hold onto hope that he'd come around.
And around Lux's first birthday, he did ... kind of. They rekindled their relationship for a bit, or so it appeared, although it seemed like he never got rid of that other girlfriend.
She said a lot of things about him around this time - she called him the only man she ever really loved, she told her kids that she might marry him one day, and she hinted several times that she'd like to have another baby with him, even if he just donated sperm.
On Again, Off Again
Then they broke up, then they got back together, then they broke up again. You remember - it was hard to keep up with what was going on with them.
But back in the winter, rumors started swirling that Kailyn was pregnant again, and that she was carrying her second child with Chris. Shortly after that, she confirmed the news herself.
And not too long after that news came out, we learned that Chris was arrested twice last October, the same month she would have gotten pregnant, and that she'd filed an order of protection against him.
It's still not entirely clear why he got arrested, but it sounds like their relationship was strained then - she claimed a few months ago that he "admitted to intentionally getting me pregnant."
Not Holding Back
Since then, things haven't been great, obviously, and she's been saying that she'll raise the new baby on her own, which is fine. She can handle it. But ...
Here We Go
We may not be talking about a typical situation with an absentee dad, or one whose presence leaves something to be desired. This is a supremely messed up situation if what we're about to talk about is true.
So there's a screenshot that's been going around from a conversation that Kailyn allegedly had with an Instagram account called Teen Mom Shade Room -- the actual post from the page is gone, but of course the Internet never forgets.
Is It Legit?
Kailyn follows that account, and she's commented on things several times in the past, so it wouldn't be unheard of for her to have a conversation via private message.
In the screenshot, we can't see what she's replying to, but we do see her full message, and it's clear she's talking about Chris.
"We will never get it together," the message began. "I'll never go back to him."
"He's a pathological liar," she continued. "If you sat down every single one of his family they would say CHRIS told them something different."
The Other Woman
"The woman that he's been with whole heartedly believes what he says," she wrote, confirming that he STILL has another girlfriend.
"And the problem," she claimed, "is that every time I've questioned him or tried to leave he has put his hands on me."
She asked that her message not be posted in full, but it seems like it was more important for her to get her story out - she finished things with "I hope to be free of the toxicity and violence for good this time."
That's a lot to take in, right? So let's get started.
First and foremost, we can't verify that this message came from Kailyn, or even that what she said is true, because of course we can't.
We do know that there have been rumors about Chris being violent with Kailyn for a good long while now.
All the way back in 2017, a source told celebrity gossip website The Ashley's Reality Roundup that “Chris was violent with Kail multiple times, once while she was holding the baby."
Briana DeJesus has referenced it - when a Kail fan tweeted her something about their feud, Briana replied with "shut the f-ck up ‘cause she gets beat the f-ck up by Chris in front of her kids."
Chris denied it at the time, and he's never admitted to being violent at all towards her.
On the other hand, some people feel like they can't believe Kailyn when it comes to things like this because she's been known to file orders of protection when she has an issue with an ex - we saw her file one against Jo Rivera before admitting that she just wanted to teach him a lesson.
Whatever has gone on between them, it's clear that they have no business being together, and that she was right to call their relationship toxic.
Let's just hope they really are done for good this time.