TEEN Mom Briana DeJesus "still cares" for her first baby daddy Devoin Austin, a body language expert exclusively told The Sun.
Her verbal attacks during the first part of the Teen Mom 2 reunion are proof that she still cares and is not over their failed high school relationship.
During the first part of the Teen Mom 2 reunion, Briana seemed to go from hot and cold as she addressed Devoin, the father of her first daughter, Nova.
First, the mom of two burst out in tears as she thanked him for "loving" Stella, her younger daughter with Luis Hernandez, as her own after her father disappeared from the picture.
She said: "That's so tough. My poor little Stella. Thank you. Thank you for loving Stella."
Devoin replied: "Thanks for letting me," as Briana gushed: "She loves you so much."
Sadly, the feel-good moment didn't last long before the two were yelling and cursing at each other before Devoin walked out of the studio in frustration.
BODY EXPERT REVEALS
The two bickered over financial support for Stella and, according to body language expert Judi James, it was all planned to tick Devoin off simply because she cares for him.
Judi told The Sun exclusively: "This relationship looks toxic because they both appear to be turning it into a performance ritual, using serial and spiraling communication behaviors that have no resolution.
"The only thing this can achieve though is an ongoing relationship that drags on badly and painfully because the fight has become its core rather than affection and agreement.
"There are clues from Briana’s body language and behavior here that she uses her verbal attacks on Devoin to get some sort of a response from him.
"This could be down to her frustration because she isn’t getting his love or affection, which could mean she still cares."
Devoin and Briana met in high school, which is when they had their daughter Nova.
Sadly, their relationship ended one month before Nova was born.
Judi continued to talk about when Briana first cried and thanked Devoin, claiming: "Her tears at the start are very dramatically performed with hand-waving but no hint that she would prefer to hide them, so the tears and her warm ‘thank you’ appear to be her first bid to get his attention.
"His state as a result is calm and loving but his actual love signals of eye-softening and a ‘look of love’ facial expression appear when he talks about his daughter, not Briana."
According to Judi, because this was not the result Briana expected, it "seems to spark an attack from her to get a more personal response from him."
"Like someone who won’t take ‘yes’ for an answer she bombards him verbally for not paying for his daughter although he keeps saying he is happy to do so.
"She builds until she is shouting and talking non-stop which is when he closes down and walks out."
Once he walked out of the reunion, she claimed: "Her mood changes instantly as she sits quietly and submissively upright, watching his response that has been triggered by her.
"It looks as though this is her reward, that he has been forced out of his ‘chill’ mode and into something more emotional.
"It might make her feel she still has power over him and this could imply she still has feelings."
After Briana slammed Devoin, 29, for not financially supporting their daughter, he insisted he’s been helping out since getting a new job.
However, Briana argued: “But now that you’re able to do it, you should do it because the last time you helped financially, as far as a bill, was a while ago- was a few months ago.”
He encouraged her to “have a number set” for him to pay each month, though she responded: “Every time we speak out our financial situation, you get so offensive.”
Devoin then called out Briana for wearing designer shoes and she told him to “shut the f**k up” as they yelled over each other.
Nova’s dad complained she was able to talk more than him, while Briana responded: “Every time we talk about money, he gets so flustered about it.”
The Teen Mom 2 star then defended herself for buying expensive shoes, shouting: “Listen, I’ve been taking care of Nova before MTV.
“Let’s remember, Teen Mom 2 was canceled for a while and I had my 9-5 job. Who the f**k was taking care of her then? Not f**king MTV. Me!
“The thing is, I can buy these shoes cause guess what? My f**king kids bills and f**king paid in advance ahead of time. I’m never late on my bills.
“You can buy a $500 pair of f**king jeans but you can’t do anything else for Nova except buy her a f**king pair of sneakers. You don’t do what you need to do as a father. You do the bare minimum.”
Briana continued to rip her ex as she shouted: “You’re not a real man!”
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Two months ago, Briana got engaged to her boyfriend, Javi Gonzalez.
The two have been dating for some time, and Briana even went as far as to call Javi her "future hubby" in an Instagram post.
Briana even opened about her romance in a recent interview, as she told E! news: "… I'm navigating and I'm trying and I hope he's the one. He's so nice. I've never met a man this sincere and genuine and that respects me so much."
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