Leah Messer lost custody of her twin girls, Ali and Aleeah, last month, and now, the Teen Mom 2 star is being accused of lying about a sleeping disorder, which she alleged was the reason she was unable to get her 5-year-olds to kindergarten on time.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) October 29, 2015
Last week, Leah Messer was confronted by a fan on Twitter, who pointed out that she hadn’t actually been diagnosed with narcolepsy, which WedMD defines as “a neurological disorder that affects the control of sleep and wakefulness,” and often leads people with the disorder to be excessively sleepy during the day. Many have even been known to fall asleep during the day. In response to the Twitter user’s allegation, Leah Messer shared a surprising reaction, admitting that she has not be diagnosed with narcolepsy.
Since Leah Messer had credited her inability to properly parent her children on the illness, fans and tabloids have been taken back by the tweet. If Leah Messer was never diagnosed, why would she be blaming her questionable parenting on the disorder?
Following Leah Messer’s confirmation, a number of media outlets have accused her of lying. On November 3, International Design Times questioned whether the Teen Mom 2 star had lied, and one day prior, the Parent Herald did the same. In a report by International Design Times, it was noted that a source had told Us Weekly that Leah Messer “just wasn’t getting [her twins] to school,” which Messer quickly denied, blaming her “narcolepsy” for what she alleged was just one tardy (Meanwhile, Leah Messer’s ex-husband, Corey Simms, alleged there were 10 tardies or absences in August alone).
Leah Messer looked like hot mess while out with twins! See The Shocking Photos! https://t.co/65tD9sIPak
— OK! Magazine USA (@OKMagazine) October 31, 2015
In a third report, shared by OK! Magazine on November 3, Leah Messer’s narcolepsy claim was referred to as yet “another excuse” as to why she was unable to follow through with basic parenting duties, including taking her children to school, and feeding them breakfast in the morning (During Teen Mom 2 Season 6, Simms revealed his daughter, Aleeah, had told him she was forced to cook breakfast for herself — in the toaster, nonetheless — due to her mother’s heavy sleeping).
As fans will recall, Messer’s first “excuse” for her parenting mistakes was claims of an anxiety and depression problem, which she went to treatment for from May to June of this year.
Either way, fans aren’t buying her claims, and seem to be turning on the Teen Mom 2 star altogether.
“Even if someone was stupid enough to believe she does have narcolepsy, does she really think it would make anything she’s done okay? She has still put her kids in danger,” a fan wrote in the comments section of an article by The Ashley’s Reality Roundup last month.
Another pointed out that Leah Messer had to really mess up in order for a judge to give her ex-husband custody of their twin girls.
“Judges don’t take custody away from a mother just because the father wants it… The mother has to do something very very bad in order to take away custody, like, oh I don’t know, pop pills, or let their daughter wander around outside unsupervised. You really need to mess up as a mother in order to have custody taken away.”
No word yet on whether or not Leah Messer will return for a seventh season of Teen Mom 2.
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