Corey Simms’ father, Jeff Simms, has weighed in on a recent episode of Teen Mom 2.
Following Monday’s new episode of the MTV reality series, which featured Leah Messer texting while driving with her twin daughters, Ali and Aleeah, 6, Jeff took to Twitter, where he responded to a fan’s comment about the issue and touched on Ali’s claims of being late to school.
“Is it legal in WV to drive & text?” a fan asked Corey Simms’ dad on April 12.
In response, Jeff wrote, “It is not.”
And sadly, it isn’t the first time Corey Simms’ first wife has been caught texting while driving with her daughters. In fact, she was seen doing so just a few weeks ago, and when confronted about it on Twitter, she simply told fans she doesn’t “always” text while driving. Around the same time, Messer faced claims of neglect after refusing to feed her daughters before taking them to school. However, according to Messer, Aleeah was just being dramatic about not eating.
Also on Twitter on April 12, Corey Simms’ dad spoke of a scene from a recent episode, in which Aleeah revealed her sister, Ali, had told their father that he never made them late for school while Messer did. Right away, Messer slammed her daughter for telling lies, and cussed at her, saying, “d**n,” after she dropped her classes.
— Jeff Simms (@JeffSimms) April 12, 2016
Corey Simms and his ex-wife were involved in a heated custody battle during Teen Mom 2 Season 6, and during Teen Mom 2 Season 7, Corey Simms was granted primary custody of their twins due to Messer’s alleged failure to get them to school on time.
— All About The Tea (@AllAboutTheTea_) April 14, 2016
In addition to Messer’s morning struggles, which have been documented on Teen Mom 2, the reality star and mother of three (Messer also shares a daughter with Jeremy Calvert, her second ex-husband) has been accused of abusing her prescription pain pills since late 2014.
During episodes of Teen Mom 2 Season 6, Corey Simms and Calvert were both seen accusing Messer of struggling with a habit, which she denied. While talking with Messer and his new wife, Miranda, Corey Simms wanted to know why she was hiding a “drug problem,” and while speaking to Calvert, Corey Simms was told Messer’s issues were with prescription pills.
Due to Corey Simms’ claims against her, which came prior to her stint in treatment, he was forced to defend himself and face backlash on Twitter.
“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,” Corey Simms explained at the time. “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.”
— All About The Tea (@AllAboutTheTea_) April 11, 2016
After Messer’s custody loss last year, she and Corey Simms returned to court in January, where they came to a joint agreement, via Us Weekly, for their daughters.
For more of Corey Simms and his family, tune into Teen Mom 2 Season 7 airing on Mondays at 10 p.m. on MTV, and check out a sneak peek of the upcoming episode below.
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