The drama began when Briana started dating Kail’s ex-husband, Javi Marroquin, with whom she shares her son, Lincoln.
Briana and Javi eventually called it quits, but the tension between Kail and Briana continued to escalate.
Keep scrolling for a complete timeline of Kail and Briana’s infamous feud.
Kail & Briana’s Feud Explained
According to In Touch Weekly, rumors that Briana and Javi were romantically linked began to circulate online after the two were spotted getting dinner and then hitting a nightclub together.
At the time, Kailyn wasn’t phased by her ex’s new relationship, telling InTouch Weekly, “I don’t really know much about it, but I wish them the best. That’s all I’ll say on that!”
However, Kail’s feelings changed after her co-star, Leah Messer, told her that Javi and Kail were planning on vacationing together with Kail’s son, Lincoln. InTouch Weekly reported that Kail was also upset because Briana had said she and Javi were “just friends.”
Javi and Briana eventually called it quits in January 2018. Briana opened up about the split on an episode “Spilling the Teen Mom Tea” podcast, telling hosts Vince Russo and Noel Harlow LoGrasso that Javi wanted a more serious relationship than she did.
The end of Javi and Briana’s relationship didn’t resolve Kail and Briana’s issues, the two continued to take jabs at each other on podcasts and on social media.
In 2019, Kailyn made headlines after she decided not to participate in the MTV spin-off show “Teen Mom: Family Reunion.” Fans suspected that Kail’s issues with Briana may have contributed to her decision to step away, but Kail set the record straight on an episode of her podcast “Coffee Convos.”
“It doesn’t have anything to do with Briana [DeJesus] or the drama, or Jenelle [Evans], or any of that,” she said.
In the summer of 2021, Kailyn sued Briana for defamation after Briana made comments accusing her “Teen Mom” co-star of physically assaulting her ex-boyfriend Christopher Lopez, People Magazine reported.
A spokesperson for Lowry issued a statement to People Magazine in July 2021 that read, “Kail is disheartened by the recent untrue statements made by her fellow castmate, Briana DeJesus, concerning Kail’s absence from a recent episode and involvement in crimes that she never committed. Kail takes these statements very seriously.”
“I will just say that I think this lawsuit was not a good use of the court system,” Briana told Celebuzz exclusively. “I look forward to the judge seeing it for what it is, and ending this as quickly as the judge can.”
In March 2022, Kailyn unfollowed her longtime friend, Leah Messer, on social media. According to The Sun, the two had a falling out mainly due to Leah’s relationship with Briana.
An insider source told the outlet, “Kail unfollowing Leah comes down to Briana.”
“Once Briana and Leah were on the ‘Teen Mom: Family Reunion,’ and Leah wasn’t mean to Briana, that didn’t sit well with Kail,” the source added.
After the Lawsuit Ruling
On April 18, 2022, a judge ruled that Briana did not break the law and dismissed the defamation case.
The ruling did not resolve Briana and Kailyn’s longstanding issues, and the two have continued to battle it out in the media.
In May 2022, The Ashley’s Reality Roundup broke the news that Briana is throwing a party to celebrate the defamation case being thrown out.
Sources told The Ashley that DeJesus extended invites to several “Teen Mom” stars and invited MTV cameras to film the event.
If throwing the party wasn’t shady enough, according to The Sun, DeJesus granted an invite to Lowry’s ex, Malik Montgomery.
In a since-deleted tweet, DeJesus shared The Ashley’s article with the caption, “you wanna come?”
Montgomery responded with the eyes emoji, to which DeJesus wrote back, “Come!!! I’ll send you the info [red heart emoji].”
Screenshots of the exchange were shared on Reddit with the title “Malik is going to Florida!”