Leah Messer is reportedly in a downward spiral after losing primary custody of her 5-year-old twins, Ali and Aleeah Simms, and the Teen Mom 2 star may soon be headed for yet another custody battle.
Last month, as In Touch Weekly revealed, Leah Messer’s ex-husband, Corey Simms, was named as the girls’ primary custodian and given custody of the children from Monday to Friday, while Leah Messer was restricted to just weekends with the twins. According to the magazine, Leah Messer had taken a turn for the worse after Simms filed for full custody in 2014, and due to her inability to get her twins to school on time, a judge ruled in Simms’ favor.
While Simms and his wife, Miranda, had expressed concern for Leah Messer and her possible drug problem during Teen Mom 2 Season 6, Messer insisted she was not abusing drugs and claimed her depression and anxiety were to blame for her odd behavior. Still, Simms’ concern remained, and he expressed interest in having a bigger role in the girls’ lives. Ultimately, that was exactly what he was given — much to Leah Messer’s dismay.
“[Leah Messer]’s in a really bad place right now,” a source told Life & Style, according to a report by OK! Magazine on November 5. “[Leah Messer’s] friends are definitely worried about her.”
In Touch Weekly’s report claimed Leah Messer’s second husband, Jeremy Calvert, was planning to follow in Simms’ footsteps and file for custody of 2-year-old Adalynn after learning his child had been found by police after she allegedly wandered out of Leah Messer’s home when the reality star wasn’t paying attention.
“He doesn’t think Addie is safe with [Leah Messer], especially now that she’s depressed over losing the twins,” Life & Style’s source explained.
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Leah Messer appeared to be overloaded with her parenting responsibilities throughout Season 6 of Teen Mom 2, but unfortunately, she was also unwilling to give Simms more rights to the girls. Then, as cameras continued to roll, Leah Messer entered treatment for anxiety and depression, claiming she was hoping to become a better mother by addressing her mental health struggles.
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During an interview with Us Weekly after losing custody of the twins, Leah Messer claimed there were errors made during her case. According to a source, Leah Messer had taken her daughters to school late or not at all on many occasions, but according to Messer, she was late just one time.
“I talked to the superintendent, 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.”
On Teen Mom 2, fans saw Leah Messer miss one of Ali’s physical therapy appointments after Aleeah fell ill, and during the same episode, she spoke to Simms, who was not happy about Ali’s absence and immediately wanted to know why he or his wife, Miranda, weren’t called.
In addition to claiming her daughters were miserable living with Simms and his wife, Leah Messer alleged that Aleeah had threatened to run away from home. She also said she felt she and Simms should have equal rights.
“I feel like they should have both of us in their lives. 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.”
Leah Messer hopes to receive 50/50 custody of her twins in the future.
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