That Teen Mom & Real World Romance Is Already Over

Update, April 4 at 5 a.m.: Well, that didn't last long.
Reality TV fans were fired up when Javi Marroquin, the ex-husband of Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry, began dating former Real World: Skeletons star Madison Channing Walls. It seemed like a good match — they're both single parents and MTV stars — but it wasn't to be.
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Though the couple had recently shared plans to spend time in Walls' hometown of Austin, where she lives with her young daughter, Marroquin has told Radar Online that they've parted ways.
"We just decided being friends is better off," he confirmed to the media outlet.
He didn't elaborate, and neither he nor Walls have commented on the split on social media. Walls, has, however tweeted a few notes that could be interpreted as breakup chatter, including this retweet. She and Marroquin also appear to have deleted photos of them as a couple on Instagram, though this shot remains.
This story was originally published on March 23, 2017.
Kailyn Lowry's not the only one who's moved on.
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The 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom 2 star announced last month that she's expecting her third child. Her ex-husband Javi Marroquin, meanwhile, has news of his own: He's got a (slightly) famous new girlfriend.
Marroquin recently denied reports that he and Lowry, with whom he has a 3-year-old son named Lincoln, were getting back together. Now Madison Channing Walls, a cast member on Real World: Skeletons, has confirmed to E! News that she and Marroquin are a couple. Is it a match made in MTV heaven?
"Javi and I are definitely together," Walls, who is also a single parent, said. "We are definitely boyfriend and girlfriend."
The couple met on social media. Walls said she sent Marroquin a direct message on Instagram after fans of their shows suggested they might make a good match. They eventually had their first date at a restaurant in Philadelphia.
"We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine and then later I had my friends come out to meet her and we all went out and danced and drank and just had a really good time," Marroquin revealed. "It was awesome."
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"I love that he is a gentleman," Walls added. "And I like his core values and that he has morals and just what he stands for."
The couple have plans to reunite in Walls' hometown of Austin, Texas, where she lives with her daughter, Harper. Harper's father is Tony Raines, whom Walls met when they appeared on Real World: Skeletons together. During her time on the show, she spoke extensively about her past addiction to heroin and how its impact on her closest relationships.
Marroquin appeared to defend his new girlfriend from people critical of her past with this tweet this week.
"Someone's past isn't who they are today if they've learned and become better," he wrote.
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Marroquin is also trying to learn from past mistakes.
"I haven't introduced [Madison] to Lincoln yet," Marroquin said of his son with Lowry. "I learned from my past mistakes where I introduced him way too early on in a relationship, so now I know better."
And what does Lowry make of all this?
"Kail knows about the relationship for sure," he shared. "I'm happy for Kail. I wish her nothing but the best and health and wellness and all of that stuff you know? I'm here for her. We actually are in a good place and I just want health for her and the baby."
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