On last night's season finale of Teen Mom 2, Leah Messer returned from rehab and joyfully reunited with her three daughters, determined to make a fresh start.
"My life's never been on a schedule ever, and for once, I got to get myself on a schedule so I can get my kids on a schedule," she told her cousin Chastity.
But something was missing.
As she settled herself into a new home away from ex-husband #2 Jeremy Calvert and caught up with friends and family, her new boyfriend, T.R. Dues, never made a cameo— and was never even mentioned!
As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, the MTV reality star, 23, began dating the local West Virginia personal trainer, 34, in the spring, before she took off for an out-of-state facility to treat her anxiety and depression (and sources say, prescription painkiller problem.)
Insiders tell Radar that the romance picked up when she returned in June, with the couple throwing a pool party for their kids (Dues is the father of two young boys).
Then, they ever moved in together a month later!
It seems Messer hid her relationship, perhaps not to irk baby daddy #1 Corey Simms, the father of her 5-year-old twins Ali and Aleeah, who has been gunning for full custody due to what he calls Messer's "unstable" life.
As Radar reported, Calvert found out about the romance— and was furious his ex-wife brought their 2-year-old daughter Adalynn around her new man.
"When mutual friends told Jeremy about this new guy, he called Leah and flipped out for letting a stranger hang around Addie," the source revealed. "Leah initially denied the relationship, saying that they're not official, but then confessed that something's going on."
Why do you think Leah kept her new man off-camera? Sound off in the comments.