'Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars' Season 9 cast announced, includes 'Bachelor in Paradise's JJ Lane and Juelia Kinney
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/18/2017
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars will return to WE tv this October with a brand new set of couples, including The Bachelor franchise's JJ Lane and Juelia Kinney.
WE tv has announced the ninth-season cast of couples looking to save their relationships: Bachelor in Paradise stars JJ and Juelia, Teen Mom 2 star Kailyn Lowry and estranged husband Javi Marroquin, Bad Girls Club star Mehgan James and boyfriend DeAndre Perry, Shahs of Sunset stars Asifa Mirza and Bobby Panahi, and Love & Hip Hop: New York stars Amina Buddafly and Peter Gunz.
All of the couples will work through their scandals, dark secrets, and emotional or physical cheating under the guidance and with the help of therapists Dr. Venus Nicolino and Dr. Ish Major.
The network teased that the experts will be pushing the pairs harder than ever before in attempt to mend their romances, with new drills that will "shake the couples to their core."
JJ, who initially competed for Kaitlyn Bristowe on The Bachelorette's eleventh season, and Juelia, who first competed for Chris Soules on The Bachelor, began dating in 2016 following their joint appearance on Season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise in Summer 2015.
JJ and Juelia have kept their relationship quiet since they are both parents, but they are apparently trying to work things out knowing that JJ still has feelings for his ex-wife.
Kailyn is a mom of three children with three different men. She and Javi split in December 2015 after four years of marriage and are trying to co-parent their three-year-old son Lincoln as they go through a divorce.
Javi is desperate to fix things, but WE tv teased his feelings might change once he learns Kailyn had slept with his best friend. Kailyn, accused of cheating on Javi, has a seven-year-old son with ex-boyfriend Jo Rivera as well as a newborn son with Chris Lopez.
Mehgan, who was briefly rumored to have dated Rob Kardashian, wants her former college-football-star boyfriend DeAndre to clean up his act and get serious about their relationship. The network says she's frustrated with his salary and wants him to focus on advancing his career.
Asifa and Bobby have had an on-again, off-again relationship for 10 years. They were once married for 14 months and got a divorce, but now they're a couple again. Asifa wants Bobby to propose marriage again, but he's apparently hesitant to take that step again.
And Amina is dealing with Peter's ex-wife, who became pregnant at the same time. Amina wants Peter to commit to her, but Peter wants his ex-wife back.