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Javi Marroquin Shares Staged Photo, Gushes Over Kids

Javi Marroquin may or may not have cheated on Kailyn Lowry with her best friend.

And Javi Marroquin may or may not now be trolling for dates on Twitter.

But Javi Marroquin is definitely happy to see his kids.

The Teen Mom 2 star returned home from his deployment in the Air Force last month, walking in the door at one point and being greeted by his six-year old stepson, Isaac, and his two-year old biological son, Lincoln.

Marroquin shared a photo of the reunion on Instagram and included with it a very sweet caption that reads:

“My world in one picture.”

Of course, the scene would be a tad more sentimental if we couldn’t so obviously see the MTV cameraman in the foreground, filming this supposedly spontaneous meeting.

The staged set-up doesn’t make Isaac, holding a “Welcome Home” sign, any less adorable.

Nor does it make Lincoln and his big smile any less precious.

But when you know you’ll be able to watch Teen Mom 2 online next season and see this scenario play out, well… that takes away at least a little bit of the emotion.

It feels more like a scripted moment than a true moment of parental joy.

After several roller coaster months, Lowry and Marroquin finally confirmed their plans to divorce in May.

Since then, Marroquin has been accused of stepping out on Lowry in multiple occasions, prompting the couple’s eventual split.

Lowry, meanwhile, has been suspected of having a same-sex relationship with a woman actually named Becky Hayter.

We’re not sure what to believe, except that this is all very hard on the two most important people involved here: Issac and Lincoln.

Lowry shares custody of Isaac with her ex, Jo Rivera, who also appears on the hit MTV docuseries.

But Marroquin has grown very close to the toddler.

“[Isaac’s] my best friend,” Javi said during the June 20 reunion episode of Teen Mom 2, adding at the time that he wants “all of us to be together” and blaming Lowry’s stubbornness for their divorce.

Although Lowry still contends she plans to dissolve the couple’s nearly four-year marriage, the 24-year old did welcome her estranged husband back home via a sweet message via social media.

“Welcome back! @javim9,” she wrote on Instagram yesterday.

Sadly, she wrote it as a caption to the same staged photo we’ve featured above.

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Lamar Odom: Intervention Staged By Family! NBA Star Peaces Out in a Hurry!

Desperate to help any way that they can, Lamar Odom’s family staged an intervention in New York City Friday night, according to reports.

Suffice it to say, this did not go over well.

In response to the former NBA star’s recent troubling behavior, his family decided to step in and try to get him the help he badly needs.

A source quoted by Us Weekly confirms that the mediation took place on Friday night with several of Odom’s close family members.

Lamar’s longtime partner Liza Morales, the two children she has with Lamar, his aunt JaNean Mercer, and several cousins were involved.

Good for them for stepping up, but … it didn’t take.

“Lamar was doing really bad and his family was going to stage an intervention on Friday,” the insider tells the celebrity news magazine.

According to a separate report from Extra, the retired L.A. Lakers baller “was extremely surprised” by this and quickly “left the location.”

Sad, since an intervention is desperately needed.

Last fall, Odom overdosed and almost died in a Nevada brothel. He was in such rough shape that had to re-learn how to walk and speak (above).

You’d think that would straighten him out. No.

drunk Odom was kicked off a flight from LAX to NYC earlier this month after he reportedly got so hammered that he vomited on the plane.

Witnesses say the 36-year-old stopped at a bar in Santa Monica prior to heading to LAX, where he “got really angry and started getting drunk.”

“It’s really sad,” the insider said, watching Odom spiral out of control and further into the abyss. “He was doing so well in his [rehab] programs.” 

He was?

This incident came on the heels of rumors that Lamar is back on crack – his drug of choice the first time he and Khloe Kardashian split.

Khloe recently filed to divorce Lamar a second time. Shortly after the plane incident, her mom Kris Jenner said she was surprised by the news.

“I don’t know what happened. It was a big surprise to me,” Jenner said. “All I can say is I want the very best for him. He’s like my son.”

“He’s a part of my family and I adore him. He’s the greatest guy in the world and anybody that knows him will tell you the same thing.” 

Odom has recently been spotted at numerous NYC strip clubs, having been kicked out of Khloe’s rental house, allegedly for drug use.

What more is there to say at this point? Unless someone can get through to him, it feels inevitable that the same, sad pattern will continue.

This is not going to end well. 

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