Corey Simms Felt Leah Was Trying To “Downgrade” Him As A Parent On ‘Teen Mom 2’

Corey Simms and Leah Calvert went head-to-head over the custody of their twin girls on last night’s Teen Mom 2 season five finale. During the show, Simms confronted Leah about how she made him feel when it came to obtaining a wheelchair for their daughter through his insurance. He also told his ex-wife he felt that she was attempting to “downgrade” him from Ali and Aleeah’s lives.

Throughout season five, fans have watched the back and forth between Simms and Calvert over their daughter Ali’s need of a proper wheelchair. Since Simms is the policy holder on Ali’s insurance, Calvert expected him to do whatever it took to ensure Ali would get her chair. However, after filing the request and not hearing back, Calvert believed Simms should have continued to contact the insurance company until Ali got what she needed. He, on the other hand, claimed the insurance company had 30 days to get back to him with their answer. On the final episode, Ali got her wheelchair and the issue was put to rest.

Unfortunately, Corey Simms and Leah Calvert’s issues ran much deeper than Ali’s medical needs and things quickly became tense when the issue of child custody came up.

“Corey, if you want to talk about downgrading, I’m not trying to be mean — but do you understand the level of hurt?” Calvert said, according to an Oct. 2 recap by MTV, in regard to their custody battle. “We had some sick arguments,” Simms pointed out.

“No, a slap in the face is saying ‘You’re a bad mom, I want full custody of my kids,'” Calvert, who is at risk of losing custody of the girls, said.

Corey Simms attempted to explain to Calvert that his decision to file for full custody wasn’t to be spiteful — it was to allow him more time with Ali and Aleeah. Still, Calvert wasn’t convinced and wondered why Simms would want to strip her of her “motherly” duties.

“There’s so many things that I would have liked to have done with my life, and I’ve been there with the girls since day one,” Calvert pleaded. “I’ve done everything I possibly can and I am a stay-at-home mom. That’s all I know.”

According to an MTV poll, readers were split in regards to who should have more time with the twins. When asked, “Who should have more custody of the girls?,” 54 percent of voters chose Leah Calvert, while 46 percent chose Corey Simms.

Corey Simms and Leah Calvert will address their custody issues in court this December.

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