‘Teen Mom 2’: Kailyn Lowry Says She Stopped Hanging out With Her Single Friends After She Married Javi Marroquin

Kailyn Lowry married Javi Marroquin at a small courthouse on September 4, 2012 (later, they had a ceremony with friends and family). In 2016, Lowry and Marroquin finalized their divorce.

Though Lowry has children with three different men, she’s only been married once, to Marroquin. When they got married, a lot changed for Lowry. She says the union caused her to grow up a lot.

Javi Marroquin and Kailyn Lowry | Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for WE tv
Javi Marroquin and Kailyn Lowry | Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for WE tv

How getting married to Javi Marroquin changed Kailyn Lowry’s social life

In her book, Pride Over Pity, she writes about how, initially, her marriage with Marroquin added “stability” to her life. At the time, getting married just made sense for her.

“Being married at a young age wasn’t much of a question considering I was already doing adult things. It just made perfect sense. When you’ve aged a decade but your skin doesn’t show it, you’re going to find yourself living in a different way. I’d rather go with nature then fight against it,” she wrote.

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Lowry continued: “Marriage has provided me with stability. It’s a dynamic that’s difficult to understand unless you’re a part of it. As my old friends are out picking up guys and having fun, I’ve become less interesting to them. They just don’t come around anymore.”

After she got married, Lowry noticed a huge shift in her social life. She stopped spending time with her single friends.

“If the opportunity arises to hang out, my current friends are either married or have children. We’re on the same level of thinking and our lives are similarly structured. I still like my friends that aren’t parents or married, but it’s hard to relate to them anymore. Going out is at the forefront of young adulthood,” she wrote at the time.

Kailyn Lowry is over ‘phony friends’

Getting married just confirmed for Lowry what she already expected: friends can be “fickle.”

“I guess what I’ve really been trying to take a stab at explaining is how fickle and phony friends can sometimes be. Friends are so hard to come by, let alone loyal, good ones. There always seems to be some extra motive or hidden personality trait that eventually rises to the surface,” she wrote.

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Since becoming a reality star, Lowry says she’s needed to weed through people who really want to be her friend and people who only want to be friends because she’s on Teen Mom 2.

“I’ve met people who I thought were cool because they were so nonchalant and casual. They acted like they didn’t care that I was on TV, then a week or two later I’ll find out that it’s the exact opposite,” she wrote.

But Lowry wants people to know: “I’m more than a girl who got pregnant and ended up on MTV.”

Read more: ‘Teen Mom 2’: Why Kailyn Lowry Fell Out Of Love With Jo Rivera