Teen Mom 2 Leah Messer and her ex-husband, Corey Simms, are heading back to court. Although Simms was awarded primary custody of their twin girls, Ali and Aleeah, both 6, in October of last year, as In Touch Weekly revealed at the time, Leah Messer was unhappy with the ruling, and she is hoping to regain custody of the twins during a second custody hearing later this month.
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According to a Radar Online report on January 14, Leah Messer and Simms will appear in a West Virginia court on January 27 to reassess their current agreement, which limits Leah Messer to spending just weekends with her girls, while Simms and his wife, Miranda, care for them during the week.
At the time of the first hearing, it was noted that the twins’ repeated school absences were the main cause of the custody reversal, which understandably came as bad news to Leah Messer. And while Messer is hoping to get her girls back when she and Simms return to court, Simms reportedly isn’t convinced she has a chance.
“Corey thinks the judge will keep the arrangement the same,” a family insider told Radar Online. “[Leah Messer] hasn’t made any changes, so there’s no reason to reverse the order.”
Prior to their 2015 custody hearing, Leah Messer and Simms were at war on Teen Mom 2 Season Six. During the show, Simms and his wife, Miranda, confronted Leah Messer about her alleged “drug problem,” claiming she wasn’t the best parent. Simms was also seen meeting with Leah Messer’s second ex-husband, Jeremy Calvert, who noted a “prescription pill problem,” which Leah Messer denied.
Also during season six of Teen Mom 2, Leah Messer, who was prescribed painkillers after a complicated birth with her third child, daughter Adalynn, who 3 next month, was seen entering a rehab facility, claiming she was suffering from depression and anxiety. Still, her ex-husbands appeared to be convinced there was much more to the story.
Although Simms reportedly doesn’t believe a judge will change his and Leah Messer’s current custody agreement, she is said to feel otherwise.
“She’s optimistic,” a source said. “[Leah Messer] knows she deserves to get her girls back.”
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According to a separate report, Leah Messer recently staged a breakup from boyfriend Theodore “T.R.” Dues in an effort to look like a more stable parent.
“Leah knows it doesn’t look good for her to have a new man in the house already,” a source revealed to Radar Online just days ago.
Leah Messer reportedly began dating Dues around the time Calvert divorced her, and right away, the two were said to be living together in her mother, Dawn Spears’ home. However, since then, the couple has moved into a home of their own in Charleston, West Virginia.
If Leah Messer truly staged a breakup, it wouldn’t be too surprising. After all, Leah Messer has been keeping her romance with Dues a secret since it began in late spring of last year. Despite filming Teen Mom 2 Season Six while they were reportedly dating, Leah Messer refused to allow Dues to film with her and didn’t mention him, or their relationship, at all. Then, during the reunion, Simms confronted her about her romance, claiming their daughter had told him that her boyfriend was living with them.
Leah Messer and Corey Simms are currently in production on the seventh season of Teen Mom 2, which is expected to premiere on MTV sometime later this year.
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