Reality TV star Leah Messer has had a tough time in the last few months. From checking into rehab for anxiety and depression to divorcing Jeremy Calvert, life has thrown a few punches at Leah. Nevertheless, the star has always managed to find comfort in her kids.
However, latest reports suggest that Leah has lost the primary custody battle of her five-year-old twin daughters, Ali and Aleeah, to ex-husband, Corey Simms. The "Teen Mom 2" cast member can only meet her daughters during the weekend. The judgement was announced on 13 October, reported Perezhilton.
According to the website, the judgement was delivered after considering Leah's one-month stint at the rehab and her role as a credible and responsible parent. The judge even looked at the footage from MTV's reality show, "Teen Mom 2" season 6, in which Leah fed her daughters late at night. Furthermore, the judge found that Ali and Aleeah were almost always late to school. Throughout "Teen Mom 2" season 6, Leah's ex-husband Corey claimed that she is not fit to be a parent and alleged that she suffers from prescription pill addiction.
While news of the custody battle has just emerged, the 23-year-old reality TV star had dropped hints earlier of having lost in court.
On 18 October, the West Virginia native tweeted that she was having a fun weekend with her girls and added that family matters the most for her. In a separate tweet the same day, Leah said that there's nothing like spending time with her daughters.
Although she's lost the primary custody battle, Leah Messer seems to have taken it in her stride. On 14 October, she tweeted, "Love and patience is God given and I'm so thankful!"
Furthermore, her therapist, Dr. Drew said on Raechel Ray that Leah is working hard and wished her the best, reported US Weekly.