Fans of MTV’s Teen Mom series thought Leah Messer and Corey Simms were the one couple that seemed to have everything together. But after just six months of marriage, Messer has filed for divorce, and according to a friend, she doesn’t want Corey to have even partial custody of their 1-year-old twin daughters, Aliannah and Aleeah!
So what went wrong?
In the current issue of InTouch Weekly, Leah’s friend tells the magazine that things weren’t going as well as they seemed between she and Corey, mostly because Simms wasn’t the hands-on father that he claimed to be.
Messer, who was mostly left caring for the twins on her own, filed for divorce on April 15, two days after a huge fight that began when Corey came home and found the door to their home on his mother’s property was broken. Leah had apparently been locked out of the house, and broke the door to get in, which angered Simms and resulted in an argument that left Leah in tears.
“She was so upset and overwhelmed by the breakup that she was vomiting,” says the friend, adding that this wasn’t the first time the couple had such heated discussions.
Leah’s friend claims that Corey would start shouting matches with her in front of the girls, and once transferred money out of their bank account to try to buy himself a new truck, despite the couple’s need to pay for Ali’s health care.
Messer was also unhappy about their living arrangements, wanting to move out of the house on Corey’s mother’s property, which she says only has a stall shower, and made it difficult for her to bathe her daughters.
Leah is reportedly so upset and worried that the judge will grant Corey partial custody of the girls, that she has asked her doctor to prescribe her anti-anxiety pills ahead of their court date.
For more on Leah and Corey’s custody battle, pick up the latest issue of InTouch Weekly, on newsstands now.