Radar told you first! Leah Messer denied dating personal trainer T.R. Dues when RadarOnline.com broke the bombshell story in 2015. Now that the Teen Mom 2 star is finally coming clean about the relationship, Dues is revealing his side exclusively to RadarOnline.com.
On the Teen Mom 2 Secrets Revealed special, Messer, 26, finally told all about her secret relationship with T.R. Dues, which came after her divorce from second husband Jeremy Calvert.
“One thing that I didn’t share with cameras is that after my divorce from Jeremy is that I did have a boyfriend,” the mother-of-three daughters confessed. “We lived together for a little while.”
She added that she met Dues when she “wasn’t in a great place.”
In a never-before-seen clip, Messer confided in Dues about her divorce.
He told her while working out together, “If he don’t want you, let him go then. There is somebody else out there for you.”
Messer explained why she hid the romance in her confessional.
“It was a time in my life where I needed a friend. I went to treatment and came back and was thinking he wasn’t in a place to contribute financially. It wasn’t the right time for me to be in a relationship.”
She added, “I didn’t want to share that story with everyone knowing it wasn’t right.”
Dues exclusively told Radar of their romance, "I have nothing bad to say about Leah. I respect her and her relationship."
Less than a week after her divorce from Calvert, Radar reported she was in a relationship with the single father Theodore “T.R.” Dues, now 35.
“T.R. moved in with Leah and her parents after just a week of dating,” a source told Radar at the time.
The relationship caused tension at the time between Messer and Calvert.
“When mutual friends told Jeremy about this new guy, he called Leah and flipped out for letting a stranger hang around Addie,” the insider said. “Leah initially denied the relationship, saying that they’re not official, but then confessed that something’s going on.”
Messer later entered rehab for anxiety and depression amid drug rumors.
Both Messer and Dues denied the relationship at the time.
Then in February 2016, Dues exclusively told Radar the couple had split.
“If she says she’s single, then she’s single,” Dues told Radar. “I just see her every now and then.”
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