Back in June, we reported that Leah Messer is dating T.R. Dues, a 32-year-old personal trainer from Virginia with two kids of his own.
Curiously, Leah hid T.R. from MTV cameras during the most recent season of Teen Mom 2.
Now, Radar Online is reporting that Leah and T.R. are still dating - and still keeping their relationship on the down-low.
Sources say T.R. and his sons recently joined Leah and her daughters to decorate the family Christmas tree.
“They had a great time together,” says an insider close to Leah.
Leah tweeted about the occasion and posted pics on Instagram, but she made no mention of T.R. and his boys, and they didn't appear in any of the photos.
No one is sure why Leah is going to such great lengths to keep her relationship under wraps, but it may have something to do with her ongoing custody battles.
Leah lost custody of her twin daughters to ex-husband Corey Simms back in October, and she may be concerned that her second husband, Jeremy Calvert, might try to win primary custody of her youngest daughter.
Given past accusations that Leah is a negligent and unfit mother, her lawyers may have advised to keep her new relationship a secret in order to give the impression that she's entirely focused on her children.
Whatever the case, Leah is clearly not doing a very good job of keeping her love life out of the headlines.