For the past few days, Teen Mom 2 fans have been buzzing about a set of photos that have prompted speculation that one of the show's most troubled couples is secretly back on.
Surprising pics of Jeremy Calvert and Leah Messer looking awfully friendly with one another have set off speculation that the parents of little Adalynn have reunited.
The photos came on the heels of reports that Calvert had been caught cheating on Brooke Wehr, whom he dated for nearly two years following his breakup with Leah.
Naturally, these back-to-back developments led to rumors that Jeremy had cheated on Brooke with Leah.
For several days both Leah and Jeremy remained mum on the subject, which only further incriminated them in the minds of fans.
Now, Jeremy is opening up about the rumors in a surprisingly candid interview with The Ashley's Reality Roundup.
Explaining how he came to be hanging out in a bar with his ex-wife, Calvert says:
"This past weekend, I went to the bar by myself because basically everyone in town was at a concert that was going on in Charleston."
“After the concert, everyone started coming into the bar including my friends and Leah and her friends. It wasn’t planned or anything, it just happened we went to the same place. So everyone told us to take a picture together. So we did and we posted it.”
Okay, so it wasn't planned but these two must've known what sort of reaction they'd get by posting the photos online, right?
Despite rumors indicating that he and Leah hooked up that night or that the pics were posted as an act of revenge against Brooke, Jeremy maintains that the whole situation was completely innocent.
"I was single, so I didn’t see anything wrong with taking an innocent photo with my ex-wife,” he says.
“We have a child together, and we’re not going to start screaming at each other or anything. We get along and we act like mature adults for our kid.”
Jeremy concedes what Brooke wasn't happy about the photos, but he says that contrary to popular opinion his breakup with Wehr was the result of a mutual decision that was reached amicably.
"We had a talk and she basically told me that she needed me to move to Ohio where she lives, and stop being on the road for work so much in order for our relationship to work," Calvert says of the split.
"I wasn’t going to walk away from my home in West Virginia or my career, so we ended things again. There was no arguing or anything, just a clean break.”
As for the allegations that he cheated on Wehr, Calvert is playing the Ross Geller card, insisting that he and Brooke were on a break when he slept with her friend.
"I was single,” Jeremy maintains.
“This happened last winter, and Brooke was with someone else at the same time. We were broken up, and I never thought Brooke and I would get back together.
"We did it one time and it was over. Afterward, Brooke and I got back together and it was kind of awkward, so [Brooke’s friend] and I kept our mouths shut.”
So perhaps the Wehr situation is less tumultuous than we've been led to believe.
Then again, Calvert has ample reason to downplay the drama, so we're not sure what to think.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive the many ups and downs of Jeremy's relationship with Leah.