Why Pregnant Kailyn Lowry Is “Hesitant” to Get Engaged to Elijah Scott

Kailyn Lowry shared that she is in no rush to get engaged to boyfriend Elijah Scott after the couple welcomed son Rio together last year and are now expecting twins.

By Alexandra Bellusci Nov 07, 2023 2:32 AMTags
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Kailyn Lowry isn't looking to put a ring on it anytime soon. 

The Teen Mom 2 star shared where she stands on the idea of an engagement to boyfriend Elijah Scott.

"He's been pushing for it," Kailyn told People in an interview published Nov. 6. "But I've already kind of done marriage once and I f--ked it up royally. So I'm a little hesitant."

Right now, the 31-year-old's priority is motherhood, as she noted that the couple "jumped right into parenthood together." She and Elijah are expecting twins after privately welcoming son Rio last year. Kailyn is also mom to Isaac, 13, with ex Jo Rivera, and Lincoln, 9, with ex Javi Marroquin, as well as Lux, 6, and Creed, 3, with ex Chris Lopez.

"I kind of would like to have something to look forward to in the future instead of doing everything all at once," the MTV star explained. "I think we have time. If we're meant to be together, then we don't need to rush into it tomorrow."

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As for how the journey of parenthood is treating the first-time dad? As Kailyn put it, it was "second nature" for Elijah.

The construction worker has also been plowing ahead as a supportive partner.

"It's been good. It's been very different from my other partners and my kids' other dads," she confessed. "He pours concrete, he gets down and dirty at work. But he's also just a real family man. He's very, very much connected with his own family, with our family, and so he's been a really good partner to me, and I feel like it's a really good match."

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Although Kailyn doesn't have a lot of time to herself as a soon-to-be mom of seven, she wouldn't have it any other way.

"My time will come," she shared. "At some point, I'll have time for myself. But right now, I really love being a mom and I love podcasting. And so, my me-time is getting ready to go to football games, basketball games and occasionally getting my nails done. And I'm good with that right now."

For a look at Kailyn's sweetest family photos, keep reading...

Growing Family

In Jan. 2010, Teen Mom star Kailyn Lowry gave birth to her first child, Isaac, with her then boyfriend Jo Rivera. Two years later, after Kailyn and Jo called it quits, she tied the knot with Javi Marroquin and the couple welcomed son Lincoln the following year. By July 2017, Kailyn and Javi had finalized their divorce and she was getting ready to welcome a third son, Lux, with Chris Lopez.

Fun on the Farm

After's Lux's arrival in Aug. 2017, Kailyn and her trio enjoyed some fall festivities.


The kids went all out for Halloween 2017.

Soccer Stars

"This is what our Saturdays look like," she captioned the 2017 pic.

Vacation Time

They took some time to kick back and relax during a trip to Jamaica in 2018.

A Super Family

Isaac, Lincoln and even Lux channeled their inner superheroes for Halloween 2018.

Lots of Smiles

"Art show with my babies!!" Kailyn captioned the 2018 photo.

Kisses for Mom

Isaac gave his mom a sweet smooch on the cheek in this 2018 snap.

First Day of School

"First day back for all the kids," Kailyn wrote alongside a family photo in 2019. "4th, kindergarten & preschool!"

Major Milestones

"We made it through the chaos of @theluxrussell's first art show & @thelincmarshall's last!" she shared in 2019. "So many cute projects & a sign that we've hit yet another milestone. Next stop for Lincoln, KINDERGARTEN! One day, all the kids will focus & smile for a photo."

Family Love

In July 2020, Kailyn gave birth to baby Creed, her second son with Chris. Three years later, in July 2023, the reality star confirmed she'd privately welcomed a fifth child, a son named Rio, with boyfriend Elijah Scott. By early January, Kailyn announced that she gave birth to her and Elijah's twins, a boy and a girl.

Red Carpet Ready

Kailyn appears with sons Isaac, Lincoln and Lux at the 2023 Webby Awards.

The Boys

Kailyn's five eldest sons Isaac, Lincoln, Lux, Creed, and Rio appear together in November 2023.

Meet the Twins

Kailyn holds her and Elijah Scott's twins, son Verse and daughter Valley, as seen in a photo she shared in January 2024.

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