It was bound to happen. Teen Mom 2’s Kailyn Lowry knew that her marriage to husband Javi Marroquin would eventually end, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.
“They’ve been unhealthy for a while, and Kail knew divorce was inevitable,” an insider close to the estranged couple tells Us. “There was always a disconnect.”
Although various reports have suggested that Marroquin, 23, was unfaithful to Lowry, 24, while he was deployed overseas with the Air Force, a second source tells Us that the Pride Over Pity author (based in Delaware) isn’t concerned about cheating rumors.
“They’ve been separated since December, so if Javi was with anyone else overseas it wouldn’t really be cheating,” the source explains. “The bottom line is they were two strong personalities who both want to be in control living together. They clashed.”
As previously reported, the MTV personality announced on Tuesday, May 24, that she and Marroquin would be pulling the plug on their nearly four-year marriage.
“We’re trying to do the best we can for our kids because they are what really matters,” the 16 & Pregnant alum told the Daily Mail at the time. The once-in-love pair — who tied the knot in September 2012 — are parents of son Lincoln, 2. Lowry also shares son Isaac, 6, with ex Jo Rivera.
The ups and downs of Lowry and Marroquin’s relationship have been documented over the past several years on Teen Mom 2. Cracks in their marriage started to show earlier this season when Lowry suffered a miscarriage and revealed that she and her spouse had been fighting after the heartbreaking loss.
On the Monday, May 31, episode of the reality series, Lowry admitted that she and Marroquin were in a bad place.
“It’s rough, it’s hard,” she told her friends. “[Deployment is] a lot harder on him than I thought it would be. He doesn’t feel supported.… We lose things to talk about. His day-to-day is the same, we have been fighting. Right now I feel like is the time for me to focus on myself.”
Teen Mom 2 airs on MTV Mondays at 10 p.m. ET.
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