Lauren Comeau and Javi Marroquin are expecting a baby.
This much we know to be true.
The couple made the bombshell announcement on May 30, stunning Teen Mom Nation with the unexpected, controversial news.
While we continue to come to terms with this impending arrival, Comeau and Marroquin have now revealed something else to readers:
The gender of this child.
Will it be a boy or a girl?
The star held a gender reveal party in mid-July and you can scroll down to learn what they confirmed during it.
Also, Javi revealed whether or not he and Lauren are getting married, which has also been rumored of late!
Full Speed Ahead!
Lauren and Javi are taking their relationship seriously. Just prior to this reveal, Comeau shared the photo above and wrote as a caption: "Final drive home to you." Yes, they are now living together in Delaware.
Are They Also Engaged?
It WOULD make sense, but it's not happening ... at least not yet. In a new interview with Radar Online, Javi explained that "definitely in the future I will propose," but "the focus is on the baby first."
Instead of getting engaged, Javi and Lauren are making a different kind of commitment -- you know, in addition to the kid. They're moving in together!
No More Long Distance
"She's officially moved into my house," Javi said. "We got a new place and we'll be moving there in two weeks. It's nice to have her here. We've been traveling non-stop so it's nice she doesn't have to travel."
It really does sound like Javi's super into this lady -- he also gushed about "She's really good to Lincoln." He said that "He loves her and he asks about her all the time. He's happy she's here permanently."
Javi Has Been Married Before, Of Course
To Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry. That's how he became famous in the first place. The two got divorced after each side cheated, or accused the other of this at least, but have found mostly amicable ground these days. Javi was even trying to bone Kailyn after he broke up with Briana DeJesus but before he got together with Lauren, so at least there's some love there?
Where it All Began
Lauren and Javi met at a wedding in the summer of 2017. They carried on a brief romance that ended, naturally, with Marroquin cheating on her. Not a good sign, but after a brief romance with Briana DeJesus, they got together again in 2018 ... FOR GOOD!
Why Will Things Be Different This Time?
We can't say. Maybe they won't be. But the presence of a child will hopefully cause Javi to grow up, take responsibility and remain loyal.
Back to This Baby ...
... right, sorry. We started going on a tangent there. But Javi and Lauren are expecting and provided Radar Online with the details of their gender reveal party.
He Does Seem Excited About the Child
We can't imagine Lauren's pregnancy was planned, but Marroquin's response seems legitimate. He used the sweet photo above to announce his second kid was on the way.
And He Wrote as a Caption:
"Been kinda quiet lately for many reasons. I was sad I couldn’t share the good news because I was afraid of what people would say. The amount of love I’ve received is so overwhelming and so appreciated. I realized No negative comment will take this moment away from us. A baby is a blessing and I am ecstatic for the future."
Wait, There Was More!
This is how Javi concluded he and Comeau's pregnancy bombshell: "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."
What Did Lauren Say?
"Sometimes life’s biggest blessings come in the smallest packages," Comeau added on her own Instagram page in late May. "Baby Marroquin coming soon!"
Who Was at the Gender Reveal Party?
Javi's four-year old son Lincoln, who he shares with Lowry, was on hand, as were other close friends and relatives. Lauren wore a pink shirt for the event, causing many to assume that was a major giveaway.
End the Suspense Already!
Okay, are you ready? Are you set? Are you prepared to learn whether Javi and Lauren are having a son or a daughter? Here. We. Go...
It Will Be a ...
... BOY! At one point during the get-together, blue confetti shot into the air, alerting the world to the fact that Lincoln will have a younger half-brother.
Javi is Not Surprised
Javi says that he and Lauren are "excited" about the gender reveal. "I had a feeling it was going to be a boy," he admitted. "I'm super excited for a boy. They're super easy!"
Cue the Reaction!
Ex-girlfriend (like, VERY recent ex-girlfriend) Briana DeJesus said the following upon learning what had transpired between Javi's sperm and Lauren's egg: "I'm happy for them. I wish them nothing but the best. I don't wish it was my baby. … All he wanted was a family and he got it. So good for him. Like I said, I'm sending my best wishes and have no hard feelings"
Of Course, She Also Slammed Lauren as a "Bitch"
As for Lowry?
Her reaction to the baby news was rather understated. "I knew," she told Radar, explaining that Javi told her in private before going public and adding: "I wish them the best."
Lauren Was Always The One
So Javi would have us believe. "I love Lauren, but unfortunately it didn’t work out," he said at the time of their split in 2017, blaming the break-up on the spotlight: "I'm learning not everyone wants the attention. 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."
But I Love Her!
It has gone overlooked just how strong Javi said his feeling for Comeau were back then. He concluded at the time: "It was a lot for her and we couldn't fix it. I learned for my next relationship that I have to put myself in the other person’s shoes… I never believed in love at first sight, but when I saw Lauren I definitely did. I'm hoping Lauren and I can figure this out because she made me the happiest I've ever been."
But You Also Cheated, Javi
Don't do that again, dude.
There are Now TWO Kids in the Picture, After All
Adorable Lincoln and his soon-to-be baby brother. Good luck, Javi and Lauren. We really do wish you the best.