‘Teen Mom 2’: Do Leah Messer and Miranda Simms Have Tension Because of Corey’s Cheating?
But on Part 1 of this season’s Teen Mom 2 reunion, fans got a bit of a surprise. Joined by her ex-husband Jeremy Calvert (also the father of her young daughter Addalyn, or Addie), Leah spoke up about her first ex-husband Corey Simms, with whom she shares twin daughters Ali and Aleeah, as well as his wife Miranda Simms.
Calvert and Messer claimed that Corey isn’t as involved in their disabled daughter Ali’s medical appointments as he should be. They also claimed that there’s a great deal of tension with Miranda, who has been married to Corey since 2013.
Leah Messer and Jeremy Calvert spoke up about Messer’s ex Corey at the ‘Teen Mom 2’ reunion
Exes Leah Messer and Jeremy Calvert have recently been hooking up on and off, but told MTV reunion hosts Dr. Drew and Nessa they aren’t together and don’t know what will happen between them in the future.
That wasn’t the only tea Leah and Jeremy spilled, though. Calvert said that he and Messer’s first ex-husband Simms don’t get along.
As reported by OK! Magazine, Calvert stated, “I don’t agree with a lot of s**t. [Leah] is the only one that goes to Ali’s appointments. Corey hasn’t attended Ali’s appointment in Columbus in who knows how long. And then, she can’t take the twins to their stepmom [Miranda] and drop them off, she has to wait for Corey. She wants zero to do with the twins, zero, and it’s obvious to anyone in the world.”
Jeremy added that he would “never” take Corey aside himself but that he believes he should at least “show an effort” to attend Ali’s appointments.
According to Too Fab Magazine, Messer was more quiet about the issue, but appeared to agree with Calvert. “The environment, even at a ball game, the kids feel that tension and it’s almost like, when Miranda arrives, Corey’s entire family stops talking to me and we all separate,” she said.
The Teen Mom 2 star added that she believes that “something is going on” with Miranda, but didn’t know exactly what it was and didn’t want to speak on her behalf.
Corey spoke out against the claims on Twitter
OK! Magazine reported that Corey Simms took to Twitter to defend his wife, who is also the mom to his third child, in a series of now-deleted posts.
“Oh wow!! Blood pressure so high right now!! Miranda has been nothing but great to Ali and Aleeah since the very beginning, constantly making sure that everything the girls need or want they get,” wrote Simms. “Loving and caring for them unconditionally. The girls never once came to me about any issues of such.”
He also threw a jab at Leah’s second husband, writing, “And for Mr. Dad of the year to run his mouth about not going to doctors appointments…how many have you been to there big guy??”
Leah and Corey had an affair early in his marriage to Miranda
Some Teen Mom 2 fans believe that the tension between Leah, Corey, and Miranda goes beyond typical step-parenting and co-parenting problems.
After Simms called Messer out for alleged drug use and emotional instability on the Teen Mom 2 reunion in Oct. 2015, his ex-wife shot back, “Where were you at for your first couple months of marriage?”
Later in the reunion, Simms appeared to confirm that Messer had been hinting at their affair in the first months of his second marriage. According to Inquisitr, Dr. Drew probed, saying, “There was an overlap where you guys were still together when [Miranda] hit the scene…”
In response, Simms admitted, “Things happened that shouldn’t have happened and it was disrespectful to Miranda and I have apologized.”
He added of his second wife, “She’s let that go.” Corey also said that he and Miranda had “moved past it.”
Some ‘Teen Mom 2’ fans think Leah and Corey’s affair could play a part in the tension
But some Teen Mom 2 viewers think not everyone in the situation has moved on, given their recent issues. One Twitter user wondered, “And why would Miranda respect her after Leah and Corey slept together right after they were married. I don’t believe for one second Miranda is mean to the girls.”
Another viewer agreed, saying, “I actually really like Miranda. She seems to have a backbone unlike Leah. She’s also not on the show so we actually don’t know what she’s like in real life. The times she was bitter was right after Corey cheated on her with Leah & I can understand why should wouldn’t be thrilled.”
Still, others thought Miranda, Corey, and Leah should all make a better effort to co-parent peacefully. One Teen Mom 2 viewer wrote on Twitter, “Why would Corey SETTLE for Miranda not wanting a relationship w Leah, it’s been years already, get over it. Miranda May be in pain and resent Leah forever, but it takes two and at least love the girls enough to fake it for them, sheesh it ain’t hard. We all do it at work!”