Leah Messer is speaking out for the first time after losing custody of her 5-year-old twin girls, Ali and Aleeah. In her first post-court statement, Leah Messer spoke to Us Weekly, claiming she’s fighting back after her ex-husband, Corey Simms, was named as the primary custodian of her young daughters.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) October 28, 2015
“It was like a slap in the face,” Leah Messer said of the moment she learned Simms would be having her twin daughters Monday through Friday, whereas she was granted just weekend visits with the girls.
In her interview with the magazine, which can be seen in its entirety on newsstands now, Leah Messer reveals how she’s coping with the devastating news and explains how she’s planning to regain more rights to Ali and Aleeah. On the cover, Leah Messer is seen in an old photo with her twins.
The headline reads, “Corey will do anything to hurt me.”
According to Leah Messer, their custody swap took place after an August 24 hearing, when Simms told a judge she was unable to get her daughters to kindergarten on time.
“[Leah Messer] just wasn’t getting them to school,” explained a source. “They were missing and they were tardy.”
However, Leah Messer claims she was tardy just once, and on October 19, she arranged for a school board meeting to help prove her case.
“I talked to the superintendent,” Leah Messer revealed, “and I’m sending them the [time-stamped] pictures I took to prove the girls were not tardy. They’re going to take them off.”
In addition, Leah Messer said she’s filed a motion to have the judge reconsider her and Simms’ recent custody change in an effort to share 50/50 custody of the girls.
“I feel like they should have both of us in their lives,” Leah Messer explained. “At the end of the day, my kids are going to be happy, and I don’t care what I have to do to make them happy.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) October 23, 2015
Leah Messer’s ex-husband filed for full custody of his twin girls in 2014, the same year Leah Messer’s second husband, Jeremy Calvert, accused her of cheating and filed for divorce. In the months since, Leah Messer’s behavior has reportedly gotten worse.
On Teen Mom 2 Season 6, Leah Messer was accused of drug use by many parties, and while his account is now deleted, Simms unleashed a telling rant against her in August of this year, just two months after Leah Messer returned home from treatment, where she claimed to be addressing issues of anxiety and depression.
“I honestly do not care what people think or what they say about me but anyways. There is a reason for everything that Miranda and myself have said or done,” Simms wrote in his post about Leah Messer, which came after he accused her of hiding a “drug problem” on Teen Mom 2.
“We simply want the girls to grow up in a safe and healthy environment. There is a lot of things that has been told to us by very close members of her family that lead us to believe the things being told are very much true. If we didn’t care about the girls or the situation we would obviously not have anything to say or do about it.”
Simms wasn’t the only one who accused Leah Messer of hiding a drug problem. Also during Teen Mom 2 Season 6, Calvert suggested Leah Messer had a “prescription pill problem.”
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