Leah Messer and Corey Simms appear to be in a never-ending custody battle over their 6-year-old twin girls, Ali and Aleeah. In 2014, Simms, who was married to Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer for about six months, filed for full custody of the girls, claiming Leah Messer was an “unfit” parent. In October, a judge seemingly agreed.
As In Touch Weekly revealed that month, Leah Messer and her ex-husband attended a court hearing on October 13, where a judge awarded Simms with primary custody, effective immediately, due to Leah Messer’s negligence. In the same report, a family insider revealed Leah Messer’s third child, 2-year-old Adalynn, could potentially be in harm’s way when under her care.
“Everyone is very worried about Addie. She recently wandered out of the house while [Leah Messer] was distracted,” the family insider alleged. “Thankfully, a police officer found Addie and brought her back home.”
Leah Messer gave birth to Adalynn nearly one year after marrying her second husband, Jeremy Calvert, who ultimately filed for divorce in November of last year amid rumors of drug use and his own allegations that she cheated. Leah Messer also cheated on her first husband, which she admitted during an episode of Teen Mom 2.
Following news of Leah Messer’s loss of custody, a new report claims she recently caught a break when Simms was allegedly ordered to pay her back child support.
“He had to pay $6,000 in back-pay,” a source told Radar Online on December 17. “The court just awarded her the $6,000.He pays child support, but the court system found out he makes extra income other places that he doesn’t file. So it happened really recently that [Leah Messer] was awarded the back-pay.”
Prior to the report, it was believed that because Leah Messer was no longer caring for her girls primarily, she may no longer get child support at all. However, after hearing this report, it appears possible that she may still be financially supported by her ex, despite his having the girls all week long while she’s restricted to weekend visits.
— Lucy Baker (@Lucy89Baker) December 8, 2015
Also in the report, a second insider refuted claims of back child support, claiming the money paid to Leah Messer was nothing more than a recalculated number.
“[Leah Messer] filed for child support modification a year ago, but it was on hold for a year, so when they calculated child support, they set it to that amount for the past year. So Corey had to pay the remainder from the amount he had been ordered to pay to the difference they set it.”
“He paid the amount [he was] ordered to pay the same week that he received the letter from child support with the amount,” the insider continued. “It was not that he didn’t give them all the information needed — it was a recalculation.”
Corey Simms Owes Leah Messer Unpaid Child Support — Does This Help Her Custody Battle Over The Twins? https://t.co/5PkrN6Whhq
— OK! Magazine USA (@OKMagazine) December 17, 2015
While Leah Messer was reportedly issued a lump sum, the Teen Mom 2 star, who doesn’t appear to have a job aside from her duties with MTV, still isn’t completely happy.
“[Leah Messer] doesn’t think it’s enough,” the source added. “They have two kids together. She still gets them all the time, so he still has to pay child support. It’s built into their agreement.”
Leah Messer and her Teen Mom 2 co-stars, including Chelsea Houska — who is newly engaged — Jenelle Evans, and Kailyn Lowry, are currently in production on the series’ seventh season, which is expected to premiere on MTV sometime next year.
[Image via Leah Messer/Twitter]