Leah Messer recently hinted at a breakup in a series of posts shared on Twitter, but has the Teen Mom 2 star really parted ways with Theodore “T.R.” Dues after several months of a live-in relationship? According to a new report, Leah Messer’s split is all for show!
While Leah Messer may be attempting to convince her friends and fans online that she and Dues are no longer an item, a source close to the reality star and mother of three claims she’s doing so in an effort to look her best when she returns to court to regain custody of her 6-year-old twin girls, Ali and Aleeah.
“[Leah Messer] said they broke up a little while ago,” one source told Radar Online on January 12. “She said it just didn’t work out. He wasn’t a good boyfriend.”
— Nick Harrys (@NickHarrys) January 12, 2016
However, according to other insiders close to Leah Messer, she and Dues are still very much together and living in their home in Charleston, West Virginia.
“They are very much together, and live as a family with her daughters and his sons,” the insider said, noting Dues’ two sons, Tyshawn 8, and Angelo, 4.
“[Leah Messer] knows it doesn’t look good for her to have a new man in the house already,” the source revealed. “She wants to look like a stable single mom to the judge in order for her to get her girls back.”
While Leah Messer’s ex-husband, Corey Simms, was named as the primary custodian of the twins during a custody hearing in October of last year, the Radar Online source claimed the former couple was set to return to court for a new hearing later this month.
“[Leah Messer] can’t wait to have her twins home more often,” a source said. “She’ll do whatever it takes.”
Leah Messer News: ‘Teen Mom 2’ Heads To Court For New Custody Hearing For Twins [VIDEO] https://t.co/LJEasalnwJ pic.twitter.com/Nwz7fgc8K2
— Kelly Bui (@matin_vu) January 11, 2016
Leah Messer’s ex-husband Simms filed for full custody of the twins in 2014. While he was unsuccessful in gaining full custody of them in the months that followed, he eventually got what he wanted when he and Leah Messer appeared in court on October 13, 2015. As In Touch Weekly revealed at the time, a judge sided with Simms after viewing their children’s school attendance records.
Simms “was awarded primary custody, effective immediately” on October 13, a source told the magazine. “[Leah Messer] only gets the girls on the weekends now.”
“Leah’s really been screwing up since [Simms filed for custody], 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.”
In addition to losing custody of her twin girls, Leah Messer was accused of neglecting her parenting duties with her 2-year-old daughter, Adalynn, whose father is her second ex-husband, Jeremy Calvert.
“Everyone is very worried about Addie. She recently wandered out of the house while Leah was distracted,” claimed a family insider. “Thankfully, a police officer found Addie and brought her back home.”
According to the report, Leah Messer was facing a second potential custody battle due to her recent mistake with the young child.
“If [Jeremy] can find [a job] nearby, he’ll go for the same custody arrangement that Corey did,” the insider said.
However, up until this point, it doesn’t appear that Calvert has filed any paperwork to initiate a battle for Adalynn.
For more of Leah Messer and her family, including ex-husbands Corey Simms and Jeremy Calvert, tune into Teen Mom 2 Season 7, airing later this year on MTV.
[Photo via Leah Messer/Facebook]