Leah Messer & Corey Simms Update: ‘Teen Mom 2’ Custody Battle Agreement

Lindsay Cronin - Author

Oct. 28 2016, Updated 6:06 p.m. ET

Leah Messer and her ex-husband, Corey Simms, embarked on a new custody agreement just weeks ago, and so far, so good.

The new arrangement “is working out just fine,” a source close to Leah Messer and her former husband told Radar Online on February 24. “Everything is running smoothly.”

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During a January court appearance, Leah Messer regained shared custody of her children, allowing her to care for the girls from Thursday afternoon until Monday morning, while Simms has them for the remainder of the week, as well as the second weekend of each month.

“Both [Leah Messer] and Corey are very happy with the new schedule,” the source explained. “They are on great terms.”

Just a few months ago, Leah Messer and Simms were far from great. In 2014, Simms filed for full custody of their 6-year-old twin girls, Ali and Aleeah, and in the months that followed, he steadily accused Leah Messer of hiding a drug problem.

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During the sixth season of Teen Mom 2, Simms and his wife, Miranda, sat down for a meal with Leah Messer, and during their conversation, Leah Messer was called a “fake a** mom” and accused of failing as a parent. Even Miranda questioned her, asking her if she could honestly say she’s doing her best. Then, during a later episodes, Simms met with Jeremy Calvert, Leah Messer’s second ex-husband, and throughout their chat, more drug allegations were made. According to Simms, he and Calvert would never be allowed to see their children if they’d done the things Leah Messer had (they didn’t explain what these things were), and Calvert cited Messer’s struggles with prescription pills.

Although Leah Messer denied having a drug habit during production on Teen Mom 2, she eventually entered an Arizona rehabilitation center, where she claimed to be suffering from anxiety and depression, and remained for 30 days.

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Months after Leah Messer’s rehab stint was completed, Simms appeared on Twitter after being accused of making false claims against her, and explained his accusations to fans.

“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,” he said. ‘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.”

A short time after Simms proclaimed he was sticking to his guns when it came to his drug allegations against the mother of his twins, Leah Messer was stripped of her primary custody rights to the girls, and left with just weekends with her daughters. Then, in January, as cited, the decision was amended yet again, and now, the former pair are splitting time.

As for Leah Messer’s third child, Adalynn, 3, their custody agreement has not yet been released, but judging by their Instagram accounts, they both spend tons of time with their young daughter.

For more of Leah Messer and Corey Simms, as well as second husband Calvert, tune into the seventh season of Teen Mom 2, premiering on MTV on March 21 at 10 p.m.

[Photo via Leah Messer/Facebook]


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