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Duggar Courtship News: Who Will Enter a Relationship Next?

We're only five days into the new year, but 2018 has already seen a Duggar baby announcement and a whole slew of courship speculation.

We now know that Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child, but that's certainly not the only way in which reality TV's largest family will be expanding in the months to come.

Joy-Anna Duggar is also expecting, as is Joseph Duggar's new wife, Kendra Caldwell.

And of course, several single Duggars are set to embark on courtship journeys of their own in the months to come.

Here's a rundown of who might be next to leave the nest:

1. Jana Duggar

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The perennial fan favorite. Fans have been hoping for a courtship announcement from Jana for years now. And thanks to her increasingly close “friendship” with Caleb Williams, it seems 2018 will finally be her year.

2. John David Duggar

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This is another one that wouldn’t come as much of a surprise. In fact, it’s widely believed that John David is already involved in a secret courtship with a woman from Texas. No word on why he might be keeping things on the down-low.

3. The Pressure Is On!

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Both Jana and John David are no doubt feeling the pressure to announce relationships. The twins will turn 28 this month, and they’re the oldest unmarried Duggars by a considerable margin.

4. Josiah Duggar

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Many fans believe this is the year that Josiah Duggar will once again try his hand at courtship. Josiah is the only member of his family to enter a relationship that did not result in marriage, having pursued an ill-fated romance with Marjorie Jackson in 2016.

5. A Social Media Loophole

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Some fans believe Josiah is the next to go a-courtin’, as in many respects, he’s more modern and mature than many of his siblings. Duggars are typically forbidden to have social media accounts until they enter a formal courtship. However, Josiah has maintained an Instagram page despite the fact that his relationship with Jackson has come to en end, leading many to believe that he’s using it to keep in touch with potential mates.

6. Jedediah Duggar

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Smart money is on Jedediah Duggar announcing a courship in 2018. As many fans have pointed out, he was likely already involved in a romantic relationship that went awry.

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Jef Holm: I Bet $5k that Disgusting Arie Luyendyk Jr’s Relationship Will Fail!

If you’re following The Bachelor Spoilers, you already have a pretty good idea of how this season will end.

Well, Jef Holm — former winner of The Bachelorette and former friend of Arie Luyendyk Jr. — thinks that he knows how the off-camera relationship between Arie and the winner will end. Or, at least, when it will win.

His prediction isn’t exactly flattering towards his former buddy. But Jef is willing to bed $ 5,000 that he’s right.

Jef Holm won season 8 of The Bachelorette, but that doesn’t exactly make him an expert on love.

As Arie’s former friend, though, he might be something of an expert on this season of The Bachelor‘s leading man.

Jef Holm doesn’t seem to believe that Arie and the woman Arie chooses will last very long.

And he’s putting his money where his mouth is, tweeting:

“Doesn’t matter who gets out of the limo…I’ll give 5k to the charity of @chrisbharrison’s choice if @ariejr lasts 1 year with anyone”

Wow.

That does not paint a flattering picture. But is Jef Holm taking aim more at The Bachelor as a franchise, or targeting Arie?

Our impression is that this is about Arie — and that it’s personal.

Jef and Arie were great buds, but, as you may recall, Jef says that he broke off his friendship with Arie, claiming that the other man was “disgusting.”

It’s easy for most men to hide their worst aspects and habits during courtship — especially when money and fame are involved.

But it sounds like Jef Holm believes that Arie won’t be able to hide his true, “disgusting” self for long once the cameras go away.

Jeff Holm  shared this tweet during the season premiere of The Bachelor.

Probably so that more members of the Bachelor Nation would see it.

By the end of the episode, Arie had already said goodbye to eight women.

But a whopping 21 remain, still vying for Arie’s heart. Or, at least, for his ring.

Do you agree with Jef Holm? Or might Arie find a relationship that could really last?

Here’s the thing about shows like The Bachelor:

You definitely do get some bubbly idealists who are absolutely hopeless romantics and want to find true love.

But … you also get some contestants who are just there to be on camera and grow their brands and, possibly, launch other reality opportunities.

Since it’s widely believed that Arie Luyendyk Jr. might be there for just such reasons … what happens if he and an equally fame-hungry contestant end up together?

They might not break up for normal relationship reasons. Not if they have more to gain remaining a couple and, potentially, getting their own show together.

Now, that’s admittedly a lot of speculation.

If Arie’s here for fame purposes and not because he wants to find love. If he ends up with a like-minded, branding-oriented woman who doesn’t care how “disgusting” he is off camera.

Perhaps Arie will land a love-struck contestant who wears her heart on her sleeve, and they’ll grow apart over time as reality sets in.

Or not.

Not for nothing, but Arie Luyendyk Jr. is reportedly “the best” at sex. Sometimes, that can keep a relationship together for months after it should have ended.

Regardless, Jef Holm is taking a bit of a risk. He must really, really have a low opinion of Arie, huh?

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Kailyn Lowry Opens Up About Shattered Relationship With Javi Marroquin

When Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin finalized their divorce, it seemed that they were both committed to maintaining an amicable co-parenting relationship.

Of course, that’s a state that’s difficult to maintain even when both parties are fully committed, and it seems that Kail and Javi have been struggling mightily in recent months.

By Kail’s own admission, she and Javi are on the outs these days, and it seems the feud is affecting their ability to peaceably divide parenting rights and responsibilities.

“Javi and I got to a really good place by early fall and it’s unfortunate that things have changed so much to the degree that it’s affecting our ability to co-parent,” Lowry recently told Us Weekly.

“However, I’m not going to let this stop me. I’ll continue to be respectful to the father of my child and keep working at my career, and that includes my writing,” she added.

“Writing has been keeping me busy and focused and I’m anxious to get these upcoming books out.”

Yes, Kailyn is releasing another memoir, but it won’t be the book she was planning to release.

Kailyn and Javi previously signed a deal to collaborate on a pair of memoirs, with each giving their take on the downfall of their marriage.

Now, however, the couple has 86’d those plans, and Kailyn us working on a third book on her own.

“I wanted to keep our co-parenting relationship intact and didn’t want to make any significant others uncomfortable,” Kail explained about their decision to stop working on the book.

“We would have had to spend time together for promos and book tour, but we are not in a place to do that right now.”

The situation is further complicated by the fact that Javi will soon be deployed for a second tour of duty with the US Air Force.

Marroquin says he’s looking forward to serving his country again but admits that the time away from home could put a strain on his relationships.

Currently, Javi is dating Briana DeJesus, and it seems the romance was the primary cause of his falling out with Kailyn.

Many believe Briana is hooking up with Javi solely to stick it to her rival Kail, but those who know the couple best insist they’re legitimately in love.

Whatever the case, it seems Javi and Briana are a long way from getting back to a place where they’re able to fully focus on the needs of their son.

Here’s hoping they’re able to sort their differences out soon.

Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive the couple’s rocky romance and unexpected split.

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Andrew Lewis to Jenelle Evans: I Want a Relationship With Jace!

Earlier this week, MTV aired a special focusing on Jenelle Evans' many exes.

The hour was light on surprises, as for most of the guys, very little has changed since we saw them last.

But there was at least one major twist, and interestingly, it was delivered by Jenelle's OG ex–her very first baby daddy, Andrew Lewis.

It's been eight years since Lewis saw Jenelle, or his son Jace, but now he wants to make things right.

Will Jenelle be receptive to his efforts, or is this a classic case of too little, too late?

1. The Eason Family

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After years of reckless behavior, Jenelle has finally found a measure of stability and contentment thanks to her marriage to David Eason. There’s still plenty of drama in her life, of course, but Jenelle seems happier than fans have ever seen her.

2. The Fight for Jace

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Jenelle long ago surrendered custody of her oldest son, Jace, to her mother, Barbara Evans. She’s been fighting to regain custody for much of the boy’s life.

3. An Absentee Father

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Jace’s father, Andrew Lewis, has never been involved in his son’s upbringing. He makes child support payments to Barbara, but hasn’t seen Jace since he was an infant.

4. The Return of Andrew?

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Is it possible that Andrew might actually be making his way back into Jace’s life after nearly a decade of neglect? Believe it or not, Lewis says he now wants to form a relationship with his son.

5. An Optimistic Outlook

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“I live in New York City, I am an event coordinator,” he told MTV on Monday’s special. “I haven’t seen Jenelle in over eight years. I am single and I love being single.”

6. No Depression!

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“There’s no worries, there’s no drama and there’s no depression at all!” Lewis continued. Sounds to us like he may be overcompensating a bit.

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Ariana Madix: Brittany Cartwright & Jax Taylor Almost Destroyed My Relationship!

Lisa Vanderpump and all of her messy TV children are back.

Vanderpump Rules‘ season six premiere showed us a lot of drama … including some “troubles” between Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright.

Not to be outdone, Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval have also been shown to be having relationship struggles. And they’re laying the blame for their issues directly at the feet of Jax and Brittany.

Back when we first heard about Jax Taylor cheating on Brittany Cartwright, Tom Sandoval seemed to try to distance himself from that narrative.

For a quick refresher:

Jax and Brittany have of course been together for ages, but Jax was accused of cheating on her with Faith Stowers.

And then it appeared that Faith Stowers’ period was late — suggesting that she might be pregnant with Jax’s baby.

Both Ariana and Tom expressed disbelief.

As entertaining as most of us find the idea of Jax Taylor, of all people, being happily monogamous for two years, it looks like at least some of his fellow Vanderpump Rules stars believe that he’s remained loyal to Ariana.

But while some believe that Jax has been faithful, others believed that he’d been filling Faith.

(Sorry)

To no one’s surprise, Katie Maloney was quick to bash Jax, suggesting that he should just find a girl who won’t mind his alleged cheating.

All caught up?

Well, Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval were clearly also struggling in their relationship, but we don’t know where that storyline is going, exactly.

In an interview with TooFab, they try to explain a little about that without, you know, spoiling their entire season’s storyline on Vanderpump Rules.

They start off by talking about the drama between Jax and Brittany.

“We can’t obviously give away too much,” Ariana says. “But they are together now, as you can see on social media … it’s a lot.

You can hide a lot from social media, but people can pretty much tell if you’re still together or not.

(Also, and maybe this is a generational thing, but I love when people refer to something as “a lot.” It tells you that something will be intense and probably messy without giving any details)

“So just gird your loins for that one.”

That line could mean anything from “Faith fabricated a pregnancy just to destroy Brittany’s life!” to “Brittany is staying with Jax and has promised to help raise his lovechild once Faith gives birth.”

But, you know, probably something between those extremes.

Ariana then gets into how Jax and Brittany’s problems weren’t limited to each other.

“It’s like a ripple effect.”

That makes sense. 

“Anything that happens with any one couple, somehow ripples into all of the other people.”

When a bunch of people are close, whether they’re friends, family, frenemies, coworkers, or costars, everyone’s lives (and drama) can become interconnected.

And, specifically, Ariana says that she and Tom felt those effects.

“I think you see in the trailer that Tom and I went through some stuff so I’ll go ahead and say that that had something to do with it.”

That is … incredibly vague, Ariana.

But that’s her job.

For a scripted series, actors play characters who aren’t them at all, and are free to divulge almost everything from their personal lives.

For a reality series, though, your personal lives are the storyline. You have to keep personal details under wraps.

It it fair for Ariana and Tom to blame Jax and Brittany and that couple’s “ripple effect” for their own relationship problems?

Perhaps it will all make more sense once we’ve seen a lot more of this season.

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Kailyn Lowry Confirms Dominique Potter Relationship

When Teen Mom 2 eventually ends its wildly successful run on MTV, Kailyn Lowry should probably just start broadcasting a 24/7 live stream of her day-to-day existence, a la The Truman Show.

Yes, the girl’s got enough drama in her life to sustain a dozen reality shows.

In fact, her love life alone is enough to keep fans talking round-the-clock.

It was just last month that rumors about Kailyn dating Dionisio Cephas began to circulate on social media.

But either the reports were untrue, or the relationship fizzled quickly, because these days, it seems that Kail has moved on with someone new.

During a recent podcast interview, Kailyn was asked about rumors that she’s dating Dominique Potter.

The mother of three responded with an enthusiastic “yes.”

“We were friends for a year and so it kind of just turned into [a romantic relationship],” Lowry told Lindsie Chrisley.

“So, it’s not like she was trying to wine and dine me to ask me to be her girlfriend, you know what I mean? It more or less just happened.”

Kailyn has been making regular appearances on Potter’s Instagram page over the past few weeks.

Not surprisingly, it seems her involvement with the TM2 fan favorite has resulted in a serious boost in Dominique’s online popularity:

“There really aren’t many people on this earth that I’d do all this last minute shit with,” Potter wrote on a recent post.

“Side bar- to the 5k+ followers I recently got after she posted me, y’all better use this time to comment on how poppinnnn she looked during this NYC trip.”

It’s unclear what the future holds for these two, but they’re currently zipping past the usual relationship milestones at breakneck speed.

Many fans are giddy over the fact that Dominique has been spending time with Kail’s kids lately, but considering the ladies were friends for a long time before they became romantically involved, that might not be a new development.

But based on the enthusiastic fashion in which Kail has been talking about her new boo, we’re guessing the relationship is getting serious.

At the very least, we hope it lasts long enough that we’ll be able to catch a glimpse of Domailyn (Kaiminyque?) on the next season of TM2.

Like we said, Kail really needs to just start a non-stop stream of her life.

Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive all of Kailyn’s relationships.

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Farrah Abraham: MTV Tried to Ruin My Relationship with My Mother!

Farrah Abraham has been so brave lately, right?

It must take a lot of strength to be able to stand up for yourself when hate crimes are being committed against you left and right.

In case you missed it, our favorite Teen Mom train wreck spent much of last week ranting and raving about MTV and its parent company, Viacom, for what she repeatedly referred to as “hate crimes.”

They fired her from Teen Mom OG for masturbating for the internet, and it seemed to really hurt her feelings.

She accused them of “women hating, sex shaming, hate crimes, selfish, Weinstein company power trip behaviors against a professional hard working, honest mother.”

A few days later, she revealed in a bizarre video rant that she actually wasn’t fired, but that she was still really, really mad at Teen Mom producers.

She wasn’t making much sense — less than she usually does, even — but the gist of it seemed to be that she misunderstood the conversation and that she was simply warned that she could be fired if she continued with the porn.

Still, she insisted that she was the victim of hate crimes, and her future with Teen Mom is uncertain.

It’s a lot to happen in just one week, right?

But Farrah’s schedule was even busier than that, because her mother, Debra Danielsen, also got married on Sunday!

Deb got hitched to creepy old Dr. David at a ceremony in an Omaha aquarium, and Farrah was named the Honorary Maid of Honor.

It was all very dramatic, because as we saw on the last season of Teen Mom OG, Farrah and David really do not get along at all, and her relationship with Deb hasn’t been all that great either.

For the longest time, Farrah has said that she wouldn’t attend the wedding, and up until the last minute, it looked like she was staying true to her word.

But then, right before the ceremony began, Farrah snuck in to stand next to Deb on her special day — wearing a black suit, no less.

Iconic.

So what caused the change of heart?

As Farrah explained in an interview with The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, “I think I decided to come when I stopped working with the production company who was sabotaging this whole wedding.”

“I’m here on my own terms and I’m happy that they’re not here filming and it’s not about them. I’m here being the nice person that I am and that’s all that matters.”

It sounds like her stance now is that MTV somehow sabotaged her relationship with her mother?

It doesn’t make a lot of sense, since Farrah and Deb have had issues for years and years and years — even going back to the 16 and Pregnant days.

But she’s really doing her best to pin everything on the network, since she had a similar explanation in a statement she made to In Touch.

In that statement, she said that “I don’t think I changed my mind about coming” to the wedding, instead “I just think this is how it should have been done.”

“I don’t need to be pressured by a production company to do things their way or be told how Farrah is. I know that I’m a great daughter.”

“I’m a great person,” she continued. “I’m loving, I’m caring, and I’m awesome. I was just tired of being portrayed a certain way on Teen Mom and how I was filmed, and that’s why I’m not working with the production I was filming Teen Mom with anymore.”

She clarified that she’s still “working with Viacom,” that “I didn’t breach my contract and hate crimes and things against me that the other Teen Moms don’t have to deal with, which it’s obvious is a hate crime.”

“I am over that time in my life and I only look forward to working with a professional company to portray real reality TV and watch my real story, instead of trying to sabotage my mom’s wedding and our relationship.”

“I didn’t allow that,” she concluded, “and I’m happy I came here tonight.”

Debra seemed happy too — she told The Ashley that “It was the best thing,” having Farrah attend the wedding.

“It was a gift from God,” she said. “It meant everything to me. I love my children. We are making progress and we’re happy.”

OK, so now it sounds like Farrah is still doing Teen Mom, she just got a different crew and established some new rules for how she’s portrayed on the show? Maybe?

Either that or she’s doing a different reality show altogether, but either way, we’re going to keep seeing this girl live her crazy life on television.

… Yay?

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Javi Marroquin on Briana DeJesus Relationship: It’s Gonna Happen!

For several weeks now, we’ve been hearing rumors about Javi Marroquin dating Briana DeJesus.

At this point, it seems one of two things is taking place:

Either there really is a romantic spark between these two, or they’re just messing with us to keep this story in the tabloid headlines.

Javi and Briana have gone clubbing together; they’ve flirted on social media; and they’ve done very little to discourage fans from spreading the rumor that they’re hooking up.

Of course, this could be a case of unrequited attraction.

Javi has made no secret of the fact that he wants to hook up with Briana, but she’s been far less forthcoming on the subject.

In a recent interview with Radar Online, Javi opened up about his feelings for Briana in surprisingly candid fashion.

From the sound of it, Javi and Briana are not yet an item, but Javi is very much keeping his eyes on the prize:

“No we’re not dating,” Marroquin told Radar.

“We talked about that and we said there is no rush. Long distance is already hard enough as it is. If we want to keep this friendship and get closer and get to know each other, there is no rush.”

In other words, “We’re not dating, but we’re totes gonna bang!”

Adding to the perception that Javi and Briana are headed toward a relationship, Javi says the two of them have discussed a romantic future together, but have thus far held off:

“I’m quick to commit to someone,” he said.

“But taking it slow, I like that. I see it happening, who knows. We talk every day, she’s busy with the two girls and I’m busy working out. We keep in touch.”

Yes, Ms. DeJesus certainly has a lot on her plate these days.

She’s the newest Teen Mom 2 cast member, having just joined the show in time for its current season, so she’s probably still re-adjusting to life in the limelight.

(DeJesus was originally intorduced to fans on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant.)

Oh, and of course, Briana gave birth to her second child back in July, and she’s coping with baby daddy drama that’s been well documented on TM2.

So it’s probably not the greatest time for her to be embarking on a new relationship.

But we’re guessing that won’t deter Javi one bit.

Watch Teen Mom 2 online for more from this couple-in-the-making.

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