Jeremy Calvert and Leah Messer
Is another split looming? In a March episode of Teen Mom 2, Leah admits that Jeremy Calvert, her husband of two years— and the father of her youngest daughter Adalynn, 1—has mentioned divorce during fights over his pipeline engineering job, which often demands he spend long weeks away from home. “I don’t feel like I have a marriage!” she cries. Though she recently shut down rumors of marital strife, Leah admits her relationship has it’s rocky points. “He throws out the word all the time,” the reality star told WetPaint of the divorce talk. “It does bother me. There’s only so many times you can cry wolf until one day it’s really gonna happen!”
Leah Messer’s daughter Ali
In January 2014, Leah revealed that her 4-year-old daughter, Ali, suffers from a rare form of muscular dystrophy. “Eventually, Ali could be in the wheelchair all the time,” she told Us Weekly.
Corey Simms and Leah Messer
Just six months after marrying the father of twins Aleeah and Alianna, Leah Messer filed for divorce from Corey Simms in April 2011. Though the couple initially claimed they fought over financial issues, Leah’s friend Amy LaDawn told Teen Mom Confidential that Corey’s addiction to porn was to blame. “Corey threw a remote through the wall and put his hands on Leah's neck because she caught him watching porn after not having sex with her,” Amy told the 2013 book.
Leah Messer and Corey Simms/Robbie Kidd
Cheating confession! In February 2012, Leah admitted on Twitter that she slept with ex Robbie Kidd just one week before walking down the aisle with Corey. “Okay, I cheated a week before my wedding people. I’m tired of hearing about it,” she said. “At least I’m not a coward, and can admit my faults!” A year prior, Robbie told OK! that he slept with the bride-to-be after her bachelorette party.
Corey Simms and Leah Messer
That was quick! Leah has admitted that she only dated Corey for one month before discovering they were expecting twins. The couple conceived on prom night— in Corey’s truck— when Leah was just 16.
Doting mom or wild child? In 2011, In Touch reported that the star, then 19, often ditched her twin girls at night to party with pals in her native West Virginia. “She meets up with her friends at the trails or bowling alley on town,” an insider told the magazine. “Even though she’s underage, she enjoys drinking.”
A mother’s worst nightmare: Before conceiving daughter Adalyn, now 1, Leah and Jeremy suffered a devastating miscarriage in January 2012. "I think about it every day," he told Dr. Drew at the Teen Mom 2 season 3 reunion. "Just wondering what he or she would be like."
Just a month after her miscarriage, Leah was attacked by three unknown women outside a West Virginia movie theater on a date night with then-fiance Jeremy. The then 19-year-old suffered bruises on her face, neck and chest.
In a March 2014 episode of Teen Mom 2, Leah was criticized by fans for lightly spanking her misbehaving daughter Aleeah Grace, 4, on the bottom. The star’s mother, Dawn, defended her daughter on Twitter. "It is LEGAL in the state of WV to smack your child's behind as long as it isn't with an object or leave bruises or markings," she posted. "A lot less violence was in the world when parents took their children over their knee."
Leah wasn’t always the platinum blond, perpetually tan beauty she is now. When she became a reality star, Leah bleached her naturally brunette locks and hit the tanning booth for a completely different look.
Leah Messer/Dusty Haas
Leah didn’t just jump into a relationship with now-husband Jeremy immediately after her April 2011 split from Corey. That July, she dated stock car racer Dusty Haas, then 23
Leah Messer and Corey Simms
Too close for comfort? In a March 25, 2014 episode of Teen Mom, the star complained about her marital woes with husband Jeremy— to her ex-husband, Corey Simms!
TMI! Fighting back at a fan who called her a “whore,” Leah shared some secrets about her sex life. “I’ve only been with 7 guys,” she Tweeted in February 2013. “I feel bad enough for that. I’m not a ‘whore’ like most think!”
Teen pregnancy runs in Leah’s family: Her mother, Dawn, gave birth to the reality star when she was just 16! " I married and he and I promised my parents I would not get pregnant for at least 5 years after marriage. BUT… two month after getting married I became pregnant. OOPS! Sorry dad and mom," Dawn told Starcasm.
Leah Messer’s and dad Gary
Her twins Ali and Aleeah may be close to their dad Corey, but Leah's biological father, Gary, left the family when she was just 9 years old. The father-daughter pair reconnected at Leah's June 2012 wedding to Jeremy Calvert.