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If you've been watching Kailyn Lowry's journey since she first appeared on MTV's 16 and Pregnant, then you know her life as a teen mom has been nothing but easy. On Teen Mom 2, we've seen her struggle with her relationship with her three-year-old son Isaac's father Jo Rivera, struggle to finish school, struggle with money and struggle to find support without any real family nearby.
But, as we'll see on the season four premiere of the series (tonight at 10 p.m. ET on MTV), Kailyn's struggles are nowhere near over—but things are about to drastically change for the better. We sat down for an exclusive interview with Kailyn to find out where things stand with Jo (and his girlfriend Vee) and what married life is like so far! Yes, Kailyn recently married her boyfriend Javi Marroquin!
Read on for part one of our chat as Kailyn reveals how Jo really reacted to her wedding plans, why she still refuses to meet Vee and so much more only for OK!
OK!: How's everything going?
Kailyn Lowry: A little crazy. Isaac is three now and Javi has been gone for about two months in the Air Force so I two dogs and Isaac at home by myself. I graduated school and I have been looking for a dental job. And then season four, which is the most intense one yet, is coming out this week, so things are crazy all around.
OK!: So, with season four about to start, viewers will watch you go through a time in your life you’ve already been through—and gotten past. How does that feel?
KL: I mean, for my supporters, I'm happy that they know where I'm at now because I really did hit a really low point in my life in season four. On the other hand, I have a lot of people who don't know and they are going to see me go through this really rough time and not understand that I'm in such a better place right now. It's half-good, half-bad, but I guess we'll get through it and hopefully everyone will understand where I'm at now.
OK!: How are things today with your baby daddy Jo and your husband Javi?
KL: Well, Jo and I, we're still co-parenting really well. We're not arguing that much compared to season three and four. But I still haven’t talked to [Jo’s girlfriend] Vee.
OK!: Really? Why not?
KL: I think just knowing myself and how I react to certain things. I'm still not prepared to come face to face with her off camera, and Jo has given me multiple reasons why I don't think she will be there in the long run. So, I just don't want to set myself up for failure. I don't want to set her up for failure. It's best to leave it the way it is now. Joe and I are doing great without me and Vee meeting as it is, so we're doing fine.
OK!: But Jo and Javi have met. Do they have much of a relationship?
KL: No. I mean, it kind of surprises me because I feel like—you know, Jo was very adamant about meeting Jordan when I was with Jordan and now he doesn't want to have a relationship with Javi, which is hard for me to understand because I am married to Javi! So it's a little bit weird.
OK!: How did Jo react when you told him that you guys were engaged?
KL: He told me that he doubted our marriage. He doubts our love, but he hopes that he is wrong.
OK!: Right. I'm assuming he won’t come to the wedding?
KL: Well, our wedding is actually this fall. We got married at the courthouse, but our wedding is this fall.
OK!: How do you feel now that you're married? Do you feel more settled in your life having that support system?
KL: Yeah. I mean, it's definitely a lot different than just having a boyfriend. I feel like I can call Javi my family now and he really is a step-dad to Isaac now. I'm already a homebody and it fits into my lifestyle better. Me and Javi are so much alike that it just works, you know?
OK!: Are you close to Javi's family? Has it been good for you to have a new family in your life?
KL: Javi's brother is my best friend. He helps me out with so much when Javi is gone. Actually, we were sad to see him leave for the Army two days ago. Javi's parents don't speak any English, so I do my best to speak Spanish to them and communicate with them and they watch Isaac for me when I have to go to work, so that's nice.
OK!: Are you doing the whole thing, like dress and bridesmaids and everything all out?
KL: We’re doing it all like if we never got married the first time. '
OK!: How is Isaac’s relationship with Javi?
KL: Oh my God. He loves Javi. He tells me all the time, 'We got to get Javi from work. We got to go get on an airplane.’
OK!: Is Isaac starting to understand the whole co-parenting thing better?
KL: Well, Issac goes to his dad's tonight and I'll ask him , ‘You ready to go to daddy's tonight?’ and he gets excited. He knows he has to go to his daddy's sometimes, he goes to mommy's sometimes. He also knows that, usually when we do the exchange, me, Isaac and Jo will go out and eat together. He understands that ‘my parents can get along. I'm going here and I'm going there, but it's okay.’Teen Mom 411 Facebook page? Click here now for up-to-date news on ALL the girls, 24/7!