Teen Mom 2 star Briana DeJesus has had more than her fair share of bad relationships, but it seems she might have found a real keeper with her new boyfriend John Rodriguez! The dapper post office worker from New York surprised Briana this weekend with a commissioned portrait of her daughter Stella and Nova, and he also wrote her a note that would make most any single mom’s ring finger a little itchy.
First, the painting. The portrait of Briana’s daughters is a 24″ x 24″ yellow wash on heavy duty canvas done by artist Young DeX. “Thank you so much babe for such an amazing gift,” Briana wrote to John on Instagram, along with a photo. “This portrait means the absolute world to me. Thank you for accepting and loving me and the girls. Also thank you @youngdexta for creating this master piece ❤️❤️❤️”
The artist even shared a video of Briana receiving the gift from John, with her daughters and mom in the room:
And here’s a cropped photo of just the painting:
As amazing as the painting is, the real heart puncher was John’s note to Briana – which she was kind enough to share with her Twitter followers. Here are the photos followed by a transcript of what the note says:
This gift to me is a representation of whom you are, since the very beginning of our journey one of the things I was most attracted to was your ability to be a mother and the love and care you showed both Nova and Stella. This here gift I hope serves you as a reminder that despite what the world may think of you, they cannot take away the fact that you have raised a beautiful Queen and oh so pretty Princess. Whenever you feel down or in a funk I hope a glance is all it takes to remind you why it is you’re doing all you’ve done and why you must keep going.
I know you don’t get all the help you wish for, nor the recognition you deserve, but this is my way of telling you you’re doing a fantastic job of being Nova’s and Stella’s mom. I hope you enjoy your gift.
Love, John ❤️
Briana concisely relayed her reaction with the tweet that accompanied the photos of the note and painting: “My whole f**king heart ?❤️”
It seems that Jenelle’s mom Barbara saw the painting and read the note as well, and we have her exclusive reaction for Briana:
Judging from the Season 9 preview trailer, we will all be able to meet John on the show this season, so be sure to tune in for new episodes of Teen Mom 2 airing Monday nights at 9/8c on MT!