Corey Simms was awarded primary custody of his twin girls, Ali and Aleeah, 6, on October 13, but unfortunately, his custody battle with Leah Messer of Teen Mom 2, may be far from over.
Two months ago, In Touch Weekly reported news of the custody change, claiming a judge sided with Corey Simms after witnessing their daughters’ school records, which allegedly noted a number of tardies and absences. At the time, it was also reported that Messer had gotten worse since Corey Simms filed for full custody in 2014.
Following the custody filing, Corey Simms and his wife were seen confronting Messer on Teen Mom 2 with allegations of a secret drug problem, which she denied. Still, Messer’s second husband, Jeremy Calvert, also cited a prescription pill problem during Season 6, and her odd behavior throughout the show led to plenty of backlash on Twitter and other social media sights.
After Corey Simms spoke of Messer’s alleged drug issues, he took to Twitter, where he detailed the reasoning behind his allegations, and told fans he stuck by his claims (Corey Simms’ Twitter account was deleted months later).
“Idk why I’m tweeting this because 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. 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.”
At one point on Teen Mom 2, Messer was seen as she nearly fell asleep, or possibly nodded out, while holding her brother’s newborn baby. Then, a while later, she entered treatment, claiming she was struggling with depression and anxiety.
— Paparazzi NewYork (@newyorkpapaz) December 21, 2015
While Corey Simms is currently taking care of his 6-year-old twins during the week, with Messer’s time limited to just weekends, Messer is reportedly hoping to change things during an upcoming court date on the basis that her children’s school records were forged. However, according to a new Radar Online report, Corey Simms has insisted that is not the case.
“[Corey Simms] did not fudge the school records. That would be impossible,” a Simms insider told the site. “It’s true, Leah failed to get the girls to school on time.”
On Teen Mom 2 Season 6, Messer was seen failing to take her children to school, and then refusing to allow Corey Simms to do so, despite being clearly overwhelmed with her parenting responsibilities. During a phone conversation, Corey Simms expressed his frustration with Messer, wanting to know why he wasn’t contacted for help so that his children could get to school. But instead of agreeing to take his help, Messer sat at home with her absent daughters, one of whom was sick, and hung out with a friend as they played and painted their nails.
— Kaylee Smith (@Smith1Kaylee) December 16, 2015
Corey Simms and his family, including wife Miranda, were rumored to have quit Teen Mom 2 earlier this year, but according to a new source, they will be back for Season 7.
“Right now they can’t really quit, but they would surely like to leave behind all the drama that the show brings,” a source told The Ashley’s Reality Roundup last week.
[Photo via Corey Simms/Facebook]