Leah Calvert and her ex-husband Corey Simms used to have a great co-parenting relationship. Sadly, that relationship took a turn for the worse during filming on Teen Mom 2 Season 5.
On recent episodes of the MTV reality series, the former couple has been seen at odds with one another over their four-year-old twin daughters, Ali specifically. Because the young child suffers from muscular dystrophy, she requires more care and medical attention.
According to Simms, Leah Calvert has been failing at her parental duties, neglecting to take Ali to her physical therapy sessions, and using prescription medication. Although Calvert was prescribed the medication in question, she admitted the pills made her feel “druggy” while she was on them, which left Simms concerned for their daughters’ well-being.
As the drama plays out on Teen Mom 2, word has hit the web that Leah Calvert may have already lost custody of Ali and Aleeah. Included in an Oct. 2 report by The Stir is a photograph of the cover of In Touch Weekly, which reads, “Leah Loses Her Girls. The Shocking Charges Against Her: Neglect & Drug Abuse.”
In the magazine, a friend reportedly said, “It’s worse than anyone knows.”
Simms’ attorney also spoke to In Touch, saying, “Corey believes he’s in a position to provide more stability and consistency than the children are receiving now.”
While Calvert is a stay-at-home mom, Simms reportedly believes his home is more stable for the girls, and his wife Miranda Patterson, a stay-at-home wife, is willing to help out when needed.
As new episodes of Teen Mom 2 aired, Calvert vented about Simms on Facebook, telling fans he hasn’t been paying child support and explaining some of her on-camera bad behavior.
“I am admitting that I shouldn’t have been using bad language in front of my children. It was in the heat of the moment and it was a scene where you only saw certain parts of the filming!” Leah Calvert wrote on Facebook. “As for the child support issue, he was ordered, by the State of WV, the $1200 a month in child support. I wanted to work with him and was willing to accept $800 a month.”
“Approximately 6 months after that he wasn’t paying his half of the medical bills, to which all of them were in my name and I was getting collection letters,” Calvert continued. “I agreed to lower his payments to $200 a month so we could pay off the medical bills. This agreement lasted for a year and they never were paid.”
If Simms really hasn’t been paying child support, it seems hard to believe he could have gotten custody of the twins. However, if he does have custody of the twins, he will no longer owe Calvert any child support. In fact, it will be Calvert paying him to care for their twins.
Leah Calvert and Corey Simms are due in court on Dec. 8.
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