Teen Mom 2 Leah Messer and her ex-husband, Corey Simms, were at odds over the custody of their children during last night’s episode. While the former couple appeared to agree to a joint custody arrangement for their twins during the previous episode, things appear to have changed between Messer and Simms, and he now fears that Messer may not be capable of taking on the responsibilities of a primary custodian.
According to a recap of the show, Leah Messer’s lawyer listed her as a “joint custodian” along with Simms after they agreed to split time with their 6-year-old twins, Ali and Aleeah. However, when Simms’ attorney learned what she had done, he was unhappy with the arrangement.
“If the judge says Leah’s primary custodian, [I] hope she makes some right decisions, and she don’t end up in jail for truancy or something stupid like that,” Simms said, according to a report by Us Weekly on May 17.
Truancy, also known as an illegal absence from school, was believed to have been the main reason behind a judge’s decision to award Simms primary custody of the twins last October.
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After learning that new paperwork had been filed against her, Leah Messer fumed to her sister, Victoria, saying, “To do what he’s done to my kids? I don’t care if he takes another breath… All I can do is fight against it. That’s all I can do.”
Leah Messer also claimed that because she does everything for the girls, she should be their primary custodian. However, as fans have seen throughout the season, her parenting has raised questions at times. In addition to failing to get her children to school on time, Messer’s daughter Aleeah was seen complaining that she and her sister, Ali, weren’t being fed.
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In October of last year, when Simms was named as Ali and Aleeah’s primary custodian, a source spoke to In Touch Weekly, revealing details about their revised agreement and claiming Jeremy Calvert, Leah Messer’s second husband, may have reason to file for full custody of their 3-year-old daughter, Adalynn.
“Leah only gets the girls on the weekends now,” a family insider told the magazine. “Leah’s really been screwing up since [he filed for custody], so Corey took her back to court. The judge looked at the girls’ school records, which show that they’ve been late for school, and made the change in custody.”
As for Adalynn, the insider claimed Leah Messer recently left her unattended.
“Everyone is very worried about Addie. She recently wandered out of the house while Leah was distracted,” claimed the family insider. “Thankfully, a police officer found Addie and brought her back home.”
“If [Jeremy] can find [a job] nearby, he’ll go for the same custody arrangement that Corey did,” the insider added.
As Leah Messer’s custody feud with her first husband continues, she and her second husband’s relationship may be strained as well. However, at this point, it does not appear that he’s filed any documents to change their shared agreement.
Earlier this year, Leah Messer was seen having dinner with Calvert to discuss the end of their marriage, but after the show made it seem as if he wasn’t interested in getting back with her, she took to Twitter, where she told fans she was 99 percent sure he did.
For more Leah Messer, tune into Teen Mom 2 Season 7 on Monday nights at 10 p.m. on MTV.
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