Last week, several media outlets reported that Leah Messer is pregnant with her fourth child.
Over the past year, the press has a pretty good track record with this sort of this, correctly calling that Jenelle Evans was knocked up with her third and Kailyn Lowry is pregnant with her third, despite persistent denials from both Teen Mom 2 stars.
And it's not like the the rumors about what's happening in Leah's womb are entirely baseless.
The speculation started as the result of a Facebook live video in which Leah's daughter Addie encourages her mother to spill the beans about her forthcoming bundle of joy.
“Tell them ’bout the baby in your tummy,” Addie says at one point.
She then repeats the command more audibly.
Leah became visibly uncomfortable in the live feed, which was enough to lead many fans to the conclusion that she's knocked up once again.
Some of the Instagram tirades she went on over the weekend only added fuel to the fire:
“Betrayal never feels good and it shouldn’t yet not everyone who joins your journey is meant to be loyal,” Messer posted at one point.
“As you grow in living your standard by setting boundaries and ferociously loving yourself, you will start to see people clearly. You will be reminded of what feels good and what doesn’t; helping you to refine your standards."
"When people reveal themselves to you, be thankful. Even if you feel hurt or disappointed appreciate the blessing of clarity.”
Not surprisingly, many fans concluded from that that Leah had gotten knocked up by a man who is no longer in her life and misled into thinking he was interested in continuing their relationship.
She went on another tirade shortly thereafter:
“Appreciate those who show you who they are – revealing their character. It is a gift! Perspective is key," Leah wrote.
"When you let go of anything that is toxic, it is never a loss and always a gain.
"Let your life radiate your values and in turn attract the most beautiful friends & lovers. Align with the best version of you!”
Again, not hard to see why fans think Leah is very pissed off at someone in particular, and that that person might be her latest baby daddy.
However, in a Facebook post from over the weekend (Leah likes to spread her rants over multiple social media platforms), Ms. Messer reveals that she is most definitely not expecting a fourth child:
“I am in an amazing place in my life & I have enough respect for all of you to tell you if I am pregnant,” she wrote.
“Let’s just say that you have to be in a serious relationship and intimate with someone for that to happen. The only male I’m cuddling is my brand new adorable male puppy! Adalynn most definitely has a boisterous & creative personality.
"I was mortified to say the least, but that’s a little one for ya! Thank you for all the interests tho.”
It remains anyone's guess as to why Addie insisted Leah has a "baby in her belly."
Perhaps Leah is just raising a master at the art of trolling.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive Leah's many parenting ups and downs.
Just don't go and slam her on Twitter when you're done.
Enough people do that already.