It’s been a rocky year for the latest addition to the “Teen Mom 2” cast, Briana DeJesus.
The mother of two recently learned that her infant daughter, Nova, suffers from a potentially dangerous heart condition that temporarily turned her hands and feet blue, according to earlier reports.
All the while, she’s received very little help from the fathers of her children, who seem to want to remain out of the picture.
But now, she could be getting a little help from a man who knows a thing or two about raising kids, fellow “Teen Mom 2” star Javi Marroquin.
Marroquin was previously married to another mom on the hit reality show, Kailyn Lowry, but confirmed to People magazine that he is now dating DeJesus.Briana DeJesus/Instagram
He told People that they “decided to make it official” after filming the show’s live reunion episode over the weekend. Marroquin said:
“We are dating. We’ve been friends for a while and we weren’t in a rush.”
Marroquin shares one son with his ex-wife, Lowry. The two split earlier this year and have been battling over legal issues on the show.Javi Marroquin/Instagram
Lowry has yet to comment on Marroquin’s budding relationship with DeJesus, but it seems they’ve been working hard to get along for the sake of their child. Earlier this month, he wrote on Instagram:
Despite everything that happened between us I’m happy we are at a place where we can go to events..have a good time and be civil. We’re doing a pretty good job raising these kids.
Marroquin and DeJesus haven’t been shy about their relationship. They’ve been hinting at a romance for some time, often posting photos together on social media, according to E! News.Briana DeJesus/Instagram
Looks like DeJesus may have finally found the perfect father figure for her loving kids after all.