For months now, we've been hearing rumors that Kailyn Lowry and Leah Messer are dating.
At first, those rumors seemed to be inspired by nothing other than the fact that Kail and Leah enjoy taking vacations together.
In recent weeks, however, Messer and Lowry both dropped some pretty strong hints on social media.
Are they really dating -- or just enjoying the attention?
Kail took to her Coffee Convos podcast this week to clear the air -- and you might be surprised by what she had to say.
Take a look:
Leah and Kailyn have been close friends for years, but their relationship has become even tighter in recent months.
Lowry and Messer have taken multiple vacations together recently, sometimes with their kids in tow -- and sometimes not.
In fact, these days it seems that Leah and Kail rarely travel without each other.
More Than Friends?
On vacay, these two seem to seriously enjoy each other's company. Does their joy and the frequency of their trips mean there's something going on here beyond friendship?
Bound to Happen
Yes, it's unfortunate -- but inevitable -- that fans would begin to speculate on the nature of Messer and Lowry's relationship.
Fuel to the Fire
To be fair, neither party has done much to squash the rumors -- in fact, they've actively encouraged them.
Kail, in particular, has posted a number of clickbait articles with suggestive titles about her relationship with Leah.
Of course, these articles never explicitly state that Kail and Leah are dating, or even hooking up.
But they do tend to hint that there's a strong possibility of a romantic relationship.
Setting the Record Straight
So this week, Kail took to her Coffee Convos podcast to clear the air about her relationship with Leah.
And we think it's safe to say that quite a few fans will be disappointed by her latest comments on the matter.
Responding to a recent article Kail posted with a headline reading, “We’re officially a couple!” Lowry had this to say ...
In a Good Way?
"I think MTV would lose their s--t if Leah and me actually dated,” Kail told friend Becky Hayter, who was guest co-hosting that week.
“I texted [Leah] yesterday…and I was like, ‘We might as well just get married.’ And she was like, ‘Yeah, doesn’t everyone want to marry their best friend?'” Lowry continued.
Interestingly, Becky has also been the subject of Kail's relationship rumors -- and she was rather blunt in her assessment of the current situation.
Not Mincing Words
Becky stated flat-out that she believes a relationship between Kail and Leah would “end so badly.”
Giving It to Her Straight
“You destroy anything you get!” she told Kail.
A Loyal Friend
Hey, the best friends are the ones that will give you their honest opinion when called upon to do so.
The Inner Circle
Fortunately for Kail, it seems she has many such people in her life. And in all likelihood, fans will continue to speculate that there's more going on there than platonic friendship.