The drama between the reality stars centers around multiple exes and baby daddies — and it first kicked off due to Briana’s relationship with Javi Marroquin, Kailyn’s ex-husband and father of her son Lincoln.
After the “Coffee Convos” podcast host and the Air Force recruiter finalized their divorce in late 2016, fans noticed that Javi and Briana seemed to be getting flirty, even going on vacation together in September 2017 with their kids. (Briana is mom to daughter Nova with ex Devoin Austin, and daughter Stella with ex Luis Hernandez.) Though they initially denied rumors of a romance, a month later, the pair confirmed that they were dating.
Briana and Javi broke up in early 2018, but the drama between Briana and Kailyn was only getting started. In fact, they tried to physically fight each other at the Teen Mom 2 season 8 reunion, which aired in August of that year.
The Delaware resident, who also shares son Isaac with ex Jo Rivera, and sons Lux and Creed with ex Chris Lopez, exclusively told Us Weekly at the time that the reunion fight was “a mess,” but that she didn’t regret any of it.
Things only got worse in the years to come. In 2021, both Kailyn and Briana teamed up with each other’s exes on podcasts. Later that year, the mom of four filed a lawsuit against the Florida native for defamation, who later sent her a petty “present”: a treadmill. (“I know u are fantastic at RUNNING YOUR MOUTH SO I THOUGHT UR FEET WOULD RUN JUST AS FAST!” Briana shared on her Instagram Story at the time.)
The March 2022 premiere of Teen Mom season 11 only exacerbated feelings of anger and resentment, and the stars took to social media to ruthlessly attack each other as their lawsuit wages on.
The following month, a judge dismissed Kailyn’s defamation lawsuit against Briana, which disappointed the Delaware resident and excited the mom of three — who immediately took to social media to joke and imply that she was going to send Kailyn a series of petty gifts in the mail.
In May 2022, Briana threw a party in Florida to commemorate her legal win against Kailyn. Fellow Teen Mom 2 stars like Bri’s sister, Brittany, Jade Cline and Sean Austin all flew in for the event, as did former Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans.
One month later, it seems as if the two may have had a breakthrough in their feud.
“I look forward to an improved relationship with Kail,” Briana told Us in June 2022, adding that their relationship is “certainly better” after the lawsuit. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean the two are going to be close anytime soon.
“I do not think about Kail,” she told Us when asked about her former costar’s exit from the franchise. “Kail does not live rent free in my head.”
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