As the Teen Mom cast members grow and mature, their relationship with their baby daddies do, too. Even though many of their relationships ended in screaming matches and blowouts, as they’ve gotten older, their co-parenting styles have grown as well.
As for Kailyn Lowry, her co-parenting has been hit or miss when it comes to her baby daddies. She’ll be on good terms with her baby daddies in one episode, and the next episode they’ll be at one another’s throats.
Now, Kailyn is looking down memory lane and revealing what really happened between her and her co-parents.
Even though marriage is between two people, when you get married, you become part of your spouse’s family as well. That’s why in-laws can make such a big difference in a relationship.
For Kailyn Lowry, it turns out that her relationship with her first two baby daddies, Jo Rivera and Javi Marroquin, were influenced a lot by her in-laws at the time. But surprisingly, it turns out that even though her relationship with Javi ended more explosively, her relationship with his family was much stronger than with Jo’s.
Kailyn spills the news in her memoir, Pride Over Pity. She explains that Jo’s family often stepped in to resolve issues between her and Javi.
“We were never able to resolve our problems on our own,” she wrote. “Because we were living under their roof, his parents were involved in every spat. As soon as Jo and I raised our voices, [Jo’s parents] Janet and Eddie would be there for better or worse. They would immediately state who was right or wrong in the argument and choose a side.”
Kailyn went on to say, “Janet’s advice began to sound like commands to me on how to handle myself and how I should parent Isaac. The constant interference contributed to our destruction.”
But Kail revealed that she’s glad they were present. She wrote that she’s “eternally grateful for every expense Jo’s parents made for Isaac and me,” even if she feels they were overinvolved.
“The major issue I always had with Jo’s family was the fact that our relationship felt to me like a family project. Our arguments always seemed to be a communal experience,” Kailyn explained. “Sometimes I felt like Jo’s parents acted as barriers and referees to our fights. I know that they were just trying to protect us, but fights are frustrating enough for two people. Throw in a few more and there are just more mouths yelling.”