Leah Messer and T.R. Dues have been linked for nearly a year, but for some reason, the Teen Mom 2 star refuses to acknowledge their relationship. In early 2015, following her split from second husband Jeremy Calvert, Leah Messer began mentioning Dues online, and by June of that year, they were reportedly living together.
“T.R. moved in with [Leah Messer] and her parents after just a week of dating!” a source told Radar Online last June.
As soon as Calvert, the father of Leah Messer’s 3-year-old daughter, discovered news of the relationship, he reportedly flipped out, and apparently, her first husband, Corey Simms, the father of her 6-year-old twins, was just as peeved.
“When mutual friends told Jeremy about this new guy, he called [Leah Messer] and flipped out for letting a stranger hang around Addie,” the source revealed. “Leah initially denied the relationship, saying that they’re not official, but then confessed that something’s going on.”
— Candiest Gossip (@Candiestdotcom) August 25, 2015
Leah Messer has been known to move quickly when it comes to her relationships, and became pregnant with Calvert’s first child (she later suffered a miscarriage before welcoming Adalynn in February of 2013), just months after her divorce from Simms in 2011. She also reportedly began dating Dues before her divorce from Calvert was finalized.
One month after Radar Online‘s report was shared, Leah Messer traveled to Los Angeles to film the Teen Mom 2 season 6 reunion special, and during the taping, her first husband questioned her about her and Dues’ relationship. Although Leah Messer immediately denied she was dating Dues, Simms revealed her daughter, Aleeah, had informed him that Dues was not only dating Leah Messer, but sleeping at their home. Still, Leah Messer’s denials continued until December, when her romance was finally confirmed.
At the time, The Ashley’s Reality Roundup revealed Leah Messer and Dues had both shared photos on Facebook with fans of a Christmas tree in their living room, and not surprisingly, the photos were the same.
Even after Leah Messer and Dues’ apparent slip-up, the pair continued to keep their relationship secret, and in January, a Radar Online report claimed Leah Messer actually faked a breakup from Dues in an effort to appear more stable as she returned to court with Corey Simms after losing custody of her twins month prior.
“Leah knows it doesn’t look good for her to have a new man in the house already,” the source said at the time. “She wants to look like a stable single mom to the judge in order for her to get her girls back.”
In the latest report, meanwhile, a source claims Leah Messer and Dues are definitely still living together — and still keeping their romance away from the cameras of Teen Mom 2.
“Her [Messer’s] boyfriend that she’s been supposedly bro up with is still living with her, and he is such a loser,” a local source told All About The Tea on March 17. “They were filming last weekend, and he left while they were there.”
— ce ivy (@celivyy) December 4, 2015
Earlier this week, Leah Messer shared a quote by Beau Taplin on her Instagram page, which spoke of what he was looking for in a partner, and along with the message, she wrote, “Oh yes.”
“True intimacy is more than fooling around with somebody you’re attracted to. I want to share myself with somebody who will press her hands through the surface of my skin, curl up inside my soul and say, ‘Here, this is who I am.'”
For more of Leah Messer and her family, tune into Teen Mom 2 season 7, premiering on MTV on Monday, March 21, at 10 p.m.
[Photo via Leah Messer/Facebook]