Last week, Leah Messer lost custody of her twins. Although Leah gushed about her kids and pretending everything was fine, her recent interview with Us Weekly suggests otherwise.
“It was like a slap in the face,” Leah said, describing the moment she found out her ex-husband Corey Simms received custody of their twins.
Aliannah and Aleeah are five years old; Leah's third daughter, Adalynn, 2, is from her second marriage (also over) to Jeremy Calvert.
On October 7, a judge determined that 26-year-old Simms will care for the girls Monday-Friday, leaving Leah with only weekends to spend with them.
The 23-year-old Teen Mom 2 star told Us that the custody swap occurred after Simms accused her of not getting their girls to kindergarten on time.
A source claimed, “Leah just wasn’t getting them to school."
“They were missing and they were tardy.”
Messer said that simply isn’t true.
She admitted to one tardy. But the others, she claimed, aren’t true. To appeal the tardies, she arranged an October 19 meeting with the school board.
“I talked to the superintendent,” she stated, “and I’m sending them the [time-stamped] pictures I took to prove the girls were not tardy."
"They’re going to take them off.”
She didn’t just stop with the school board though.
Leah also filed a motion to reconsider the custody arrangement. Ideally, she would like to go back to splitting the custody 50/50 with Simms.
“I feel like they should have both of us in their lives,” she explained.
“At the end of the day, my kids are going to be happy, and I don’t care what I have to do to make them happy.”
It might be tough for Leah to be awarded custody.
Though she recently completed a 30-day treatment program for anxiety and depression, the young mom has a history of troubled behavior.
In early September, Leah was accused of negligent parenting, which resulted in a visit from her local West Virginia police department.
And earlier this week, Leah Messer admitting abusing pain killers ... and sleeping with Corey after he re-married Miranda Patterson.
Not exactly a mark in her favor, either.
As it will be for most "stars" on Teen Mom, this is going to be a long and painful journey for Leah. But we wish her the best on it.