Messer to Leave Teen Mom 2 After 5 seasons.
After the announcement that Leah Messer is leaving Teen Mom 2 after five seasons, fans are wondering why the reality star would leave the series that gave her fame and a steady paycheck.
The mother of three quit the show because she believes reality notoriety could lead her to lose her 4-year-old daughters.
“Leah’s final court date is coming up, and her behavior on the show made her look really bad to the judge,” a source tells of the 22-year-old, who is battling ex-husband Corey Simms, 25, for custody of their twins Ali and Aleeah.
Messer was caught on camera during a July episode falling asleep in the middle of a phone call with Ali’s doctor and mumbling incomprehensibly.
She even admitted to feeling like a “druggy” in a filmed conversation with husband Jeremy Calvert, 25, while they played with daughter Addalyn, 21 months.
“I feel like I’m slurring and I just feel really weird and I’m freaking out,” she said.
Though Messer insisted she was only on the medication temporarily to deal with extreme anxiety. However friends have told that the stay-at-home mom had been abusing prescription drugs.
“We think Leah could be taking powerful painkillers including Lortab and Percocet,” an insider close to the West Virginia native revealed. “They are very easy to get on the streets in her hometown.”
Her antics on the reality show has made her ex push harder for custody of the two little girls.
“Leah’s daughters are her number one priority,” the friend says, “Now that the show could lead her to lose custody, she’s ready to leave her reality TV life behind.”
Her current marriage is also on the rocks when her husband Calvert accused her of cheating..