With fans and fellow co-stars still reeling over Leah Messer quitting Teen Mom 2 and wondering what led to her decision, the future of the show is equally in doubt.
Will the MTV hit continue on without the troubled mother of three?
According to one alleged insider, don't stick a fork in it just yet.
“The other three girls have all signed on and are ready to film a sixth season,” a source says of Jenelle Evans, Kailyn Lowry and Chelsea Houska.
“They’ll be shooting as usual.”
While Messer and the aforementioned trio are all friends - unlike Farrah Abraham, who was ousted by her Teen Mom co-stars - they were as surprised as we were.
“She hasn’t told anyone what’s really going on,” the source says.
No one knows exactly why she's out, but there are some theories:
- Leah is in the throes of drug addiction and depression;
- Her marriage to Jeremy Calvert is crumbling and she doesn't want to have her separation and divorce play out on MTV for the second time;
- Messer left because she’s terrified her not-so-wholesome reality image will lead her to lose custody of her 4-year-old twins, Ali and Aleeah.
She has been engaged in a bitter custody battle with ex-husband Corey Simms, so it's likely one or both of these factors played at least some role.
“Leah’s final court date is coming up, and her behavior on the show made her look really bad to the judge,” a source said, referring to last season.
If you watch Teen Mom 2 online, you remember her nodding off during one of her daughter's doctors appointments, with friends fearing she's hooked on pills.
It's not clear how bad her drug problem actually is, but something is clearly amiss, with Corey gunning for custody and Leah and Jeremy on the rocks.
Here's hoping she finds health and happiness in life.
There is no air date set for either Teen Mom or Teen Mom 2, both now down to three moms and the former of which hasn't aired in two and a half years.
Stay tuned on that front ...