Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer has reportedly lost primary custody of her twin daughters. When Teen Mom 2 reunion moderator and expert Dr. Drew Pinsky learned of those reports, he discussed his views on the situation regarding Leah and little Ali and Aleeah, reported Us Weekly.
Dr. Drew described Messer as dedicated to parenting, and he revealed that he most recently encountered Leah at a reunion show for Teen Mom stars.
“She is a dedicated mother,” insisted the addiction expert. “If you saw the last reunion show, which is the last time I had contact with her, I believed she was making some progress.”
But that reunion show did include noticeable drama among Corey Simms (Leah’s ex husband), his new wife Miranda, and Leah. Despite that conflict, Dr. Drew insists that he thought Messer was improving.
“People around her were starting to really come down on her,” admitted Dr. Drew. “When that starts to happen, that’s a real sign that the identified patient — whatever her condition is, mental health issue — is getting better. When somebody is aware enough that the people who have been so worried and frustrated around them can actually hear them that’s when they come down on them. So I told Leah that I thought that was a good sign and she should learn to tolerate it.”
But did Messer fail to follow through with Dr. Drew’s words of wisdom, or did the custody fight between Corey and Leah cause new problems for the reality TV star? At one point, Corey claimed that Messer was addicted to drugs, thereby putting their twin girls in danger of possible harm.
As the Inquisitr reported, Leah also has a daughter with another ex-husband, Jeremy Calvert. That little girl is now 2-years-old, and Messer’s second ex-husband is concerned about tiny Adalynn’s safety when it comes to Leah, said a source.
Consequently, Jeremy may decide that the custody agreement concerning Adalynn, known as Addie, also needs to be changed so that Messer doesn’t endanger their little girl.
But while Leah has earned praise from Dr. Drew in terms of improvement, an insider shared that everyone else is concerned about her children.
“Everyone is worried about Addie. She recently wandered out of the house while Leah was distracted,” revealed the insider. “Thankfully, a police officer found Addie and brought her back home.”
Messer also previously raised parenting concerns when she swore in front of the children, appeared to be neglectful when in the car, and delayed their supper until midnight. Moreover, Leah developed a relationship with a 32-year-old personal trainer who has two children prior to finalizing her divorce from Jeremy, causing questions about the 23-year-old Teen Mom star’s focus and priorities.
There's nothing like actually having actual QUALITY time with my girls, for once. We aren't running around to apts but INSTEAD ..
— Leah D. Messer (@TM2LeahDawn) October 17, 2015
Rumors that the Teen Mom star remains addicted to prescription pills have persisted. Leah did attend a rehab treatment program for 30 days, but that allegedly was for depression rather than drug addiction.
“I was expecting progress,” commented Dr. Drew on Rachael Ray. “I certainly wish her the best. She is working very hard. It’s been a terribly painful and stressful time for her.”
But how are the children of the Teen Mom star doing? Messer has been using social media to fight back, reported Radar Online.
Following a court decision to give primary custody of the twins to Leah’s ex-husband Simms and his wife Miranda, Leah has time with her twins on the weekends. Simms and Miranda take care of the little girls throughout the school week, but Messer shared that they’re having fun during their weekends.
We are having a fun filled weekend together l. ENJOYING each other as a family.
In addition to Twitter, Leah shared photos of the twins on her Facebook fan page.
“Cheer Halloween dress up night,” wrote Messer.
But this most recent court decision against Leah may hurt her chances of keeping Addie, according to In Touch.
Corey initially sought custody in 2014. That move was prompted by rumors that Messer was guilty of prescription drug abuse.
“Leah’s really been screwing up since then, so Corey took her back to court. The judge looked at the girls’ school records, which show that they’ve been late for school, and made the change in custody,” said an insider.
Consequently, if and when Jeremy seeks a similar custody change for their two-year-old, he may have a good chance.
“If [Jeremy] can find [a job] nearby, he’ll go for the same custody arrangement that Corey did,” added the source.
Calvert currently has a career that requires him to travel away from home for long periods of time.
[Image via Twitter.com/tm2leahdawn]