‘Teen Mom’ Javi Marroquin And ‘Real World’ Madison Channing’s New Romance
Teen Mom 2 star Javi Marroquin and Real World: Skeletons star Madison Channing Walls have confirmed their unexpected romance.
After experiencing public heartbreak on their respective reality shows, the TV stars are giving love another shot.
“Javi and I are definitely together,” Madison, 26, confirmed on Wednesday evening to E! News. ” We are definitely boyfriend and girlfriend.”
Javi Marroquin and Madison Channing’s New Romance
According to the couple, the surprise romance started when fans on Instagram thought the two had similar histories with their past relationship histories and babies. Marroquin, 24, has a 3-year-old son named Lincoln, with former wife Kailyn Lowry, whom he married in 2012, and later divorced in 2016. Channing herself has a one-year-old daughter named Harper, whom she had with Tony Raines. Apparently their toddlers were what originally sparked their Instagram conversation.
Channing direct messaged on Instagram, and what started off as friendly conversation quickly turned into incessant talking, which then transformed into a relationship.
“I love that he is a gentleman,” Madison shared. “And I like his core values and that he has morals and just what he stands for.”
Their first date took place recently in Philadelphia, where they shared a romantic meal at Marroquin’s favorite restaurant.
“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 recounted of the night. “It was awesome.”
It looks like things are moving rather quickly, with Marroquin already making plans to visit Madison’s hometown of Austin, Texas, next month. Their children have so far stayed out of the new relationship, though that could change in the future.
“I haven’t introduced [Madison] to [my son] Lincoln yet. I learned from my past mistakes where I introduced him way too early on in a relationship, so now I know better,” Marroquin explained.
Channing added, “I’m really excited for him to come to Austin next month. I’m going to introduce him to my friends and family and [my daughter] Harper and yeah it should just be a really good time and then we are already making plans for this summer together. ”
Though Marroquin has split from his ex Lowry, he has nothing but best wishes for Lowry, who is expecting another child.
“”Kail knows about the relationship for sure,” Marroquin explained. “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.”
“Lincoln is actually the one who told me she was having a baby,” he continued. “He knows what’s going on. He’s excited to have another sibling.”
Teen Mom 2 airs Monday night at 9 p.m. on MTV.