Teen Mom star Javi Marroquin is slammed for 'putting too much pressure' on son Eli, 3, and urging him to 'do better'

Teen Mom star Javi Marroquin is slammed for 'putting too much pressure' on son Eli, 3, and urging him to 'do better'


TEEN Mom star Javi Marroquin has been slammed by fans for "putting too much pressure" on his youngest son Eli.

The reality star received backlash after sharing a birthday post for the three-year-old on Instagram.

The proud dad posted a series of photos of the toddler for his special day including one snap of the pair smiling next to a giant birthday sign in front of their home.

Two other pics showed the happy tot posing for the camera in a hoodie and wearing a collared shirt and jeans in a fall photoshoot.

Javi captioned the tribute: "Eli is 3! you bring so much joy to life and I cannot wait to continue to watch you grow. Every upcoming year, we strive to be better than the last.

"The amount of accomplishments at 2 were unreal so I can only imagine what you're going to do at 3. You're funny, sweet, athletic, wild, dare devil, loviNg, and so many more. Today is your day, my king! I love you so much!"

While many fans commented with best wishes for the little one, some Reddit users were critical of Javi's choice of words in the post.

One person wrote: "Why does he put so much pressure on a 3 year old to 'strive to be better'? He’s f***ing 3 lol"

While a second person responded: "What are his accomplishments?"

Another shared their thoughts writing: "I really cringe everytime he says my 'king/prince' I understand he means well but ugh!"

A fourth person agreed replying: "Yeesh what a toxic pedestal 'the things you accomplished at 2.'"

Eli's mother, Lauren Comeau, 29, recently revealed that she was on an "emotional roller coaster" ahead of her son's birthday.

Prior to the big day, the Teen Mom 2 star shared a sweet video of her son on Instagram. 

The two appeared to be going on one of the rides of an amusement park.

"The weekend of fun" was meant to "kick-off" Eli's "birthday celebrations"

The MTV star warned her followers of "the emotional rollercoaster that is about to unfold over the next week and beyond"

The TV personality continued: "Next time I put him to bed will be his last night of two. Holy! How does it happen this fast?"

Eli is Lauren's only son who she shares with ex Javi, 28.

Javi is also dad to eight-year-old son Lincoln with ex-wife Kailyn Lowry.


Last week, the former couple shared a photo with the football star following a victory.

In the snapshot, the young mom held up a sign while standing next to her boy.

While wearing his football uniform, Lincoln smiled as he held up his winning trophy.

Javi was also there to support his oldest child, appearing in the photo.

Kailyn captioned the post: "Super Bowl champs!"

Recently, Kailyn had shared a photo of herself with Javi and Lincoln as they stood together for their son’s football game.


Kailyn, 29, admitted that co-parenting has not always been easy with her former husband.

She opened up about their relationship on her recent Coffee Convos podcast.

The MTV star said: “It was important to me to get a shot of the 3 of us for @lincmarroquin because I want him to always know that no matter how much Javi & I go through off the field, we turn the bulls**t off when it comes to him.

“I think we’ve done a damn good job running our team this season & I cannot wait to see what we do next season!“

The former couple was previously married from 2012 to 2017.


Back in August, fans started speculating that the star had gotten back together with her ex-hubby.

She then shared a video of her ex cheering on their son, who was playing football with his friends. 

The reunion rumors kicked off when Kailyn and Javi appeared in a photo together – in which they wore matching outfits – in her Instagram Stories.

A follower then asked her: "Are you and Javi back together?"

Kailyn replied: "No! We are finally in a good place and co-parenting and working together.

"I don't want to mess that up."

However, Kailyn has not ruled out a future relationship with her ex.

She continued: "I won’t say that we will never get back together because I feel like never say never, but I do really like where we’re at right now. We’re getting along and having our space and things like that."

Kailyn concluded: "I just don’t — I’m honestly just not looking for a relationship with anyone. But, I’m not going to say I would never get back with him."

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