Kailyn Lowry has Teen Mom 2 fans in a frenzy over her third pregnancy, and by extension, the unconfirmed identity of the baby’s father.
One man in particular who seemingly fits the description – at least based on what Teen Mom 2 fans have been able to piece together?
Jer MTV producer JC Cueva, who has been rumored to be dating Kailyn before the pregnancy bombshell, though both parties deny it.
They would have good reason to deny it, or keep it on the DL, however; Cueva could be fired for engaging in a relationship with Lowry.
If you watch Teen Mom 2 online, you know that the producers – atypical of most reality shows – are often akin to cast members themselves.
In fact, Jeremy Calvert cheating with a producer has been credited with the end of his engagement to Brooke Wehr, on a side note.
That has not been confirmed, but the point remains:
Teen Mom 2’s producers are often very close to the cast.
As such, JC Cueva and his counterparts are better known throughout the Teen Mom universe than most reality show producers would be.
So who is the man, and what is his history with Lowry?
“I think I have a really good relationship with Kail,” he previously said, adding that when they met, “I was a new person coming in.”
“Her previous field producer had been with her for years and years. I had big shoes to fill, but I think I did a good job. I joke around with her a lot.”
“She likes me as a person, but she hates that I have to be a producer sometimes. We get along really great, and I think she respects me.”
Did they ever become more than friendly, though?
With comments like that, it’s not hard to see how her fans got the impression that there’s something going on between Kailyn and JC.
And not in a critical way necessarily.
When her social media following began hitting Kail with questions about dating him, some included the hashtag #IfNotYouShouldBe.
Lowry took her time in replying, as is her custom (Kail wrote Hustle & Heart, but before that, wrote the book on cryptic Twitter replies).
When she did offer a response to this hot topic earlier this year, though, she left no room for interpretation for once, writing:
“Omg no! He’s my producer!”
That’s pretty emphatic, but again, if she were dating Cueva, let alone carrying his kid, that’s exactly how she would need to respond.
Kailyn’s ex, Javi Marroquin, has accused her of sleeping with someone else during (and after) their marriage, but has not named names.
Perhaps he’s saving that for his new book.
In any case, the mother of two sons, Isaac and Javi, shared the controversial news last week in a message on her personal website.
“I am pregnant. I’m sad that I should have known that people in my life would sell me out before I was ready,” the 24-year-old star said.
We now know that was a thinly-veiled shot at Jenelle Evans outing her pregnancy, along with possible others who were aware of it.
In any case, she wrote in her announcement, “Like any normal person, I want it to be a happy time. I wanted this to be a private time.”
Lowry lamented that she just wanted “[to] be excited while not getting chased by paparazzi and bothered with crazy headlines.”
Good luck with that.
Kailyn said that this was not an accident, and defended herself against the inevitable criticism that will come with having a third child:
“Please know this was a choice I made, I already know some won’t agree but I’ve been showered with support by the ones I love since I found out.”
“Of course, I was filmed on the show saying I didn’t want any more kids but I’m pregnant again,” she acknowledged, referring to last season.
“I know so many will have comments on this but here’s the thing … I didn’t want to bring another child into a failing marriage.”