I'll be honest, I've been so consumed with Jenelle Evans penchant for crazy for the last several months, I've hardly given any thought to the other Teen Mom 2 stars who were back gracing our televisions last night. While most of the girls' drama is a product of their immaturity, one story line continues to break my heart and isn't a manufactured plot courtesy of MTV producers.
Since Leah Messer
Simms Calvert gave birth to twins Aliannah and Aleeah with Corey Simms, viewers have watched the couple struggle with Ali's developmental delays as they travel from doctor to doctor and work with in-home therapists to figure out what is wrong. Now, at four-years-old, Ali has a diagnosis, and it's not as comforting as they had hoped. However, Leah shares in a recent interview that Ali's news has brought her closer to new husband Jeremy Calvert as well as made her a better co-parent with Corey.
CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON FOR MORE!
Speaking to In Touch, Leah reveals that precious Ali is suffering from a rare and incurable form of muscular dystrophy. She tells the magazine, “We were scared because we didn’t know what her future was going to look like, but we always pushed for answers. We never gave up, and we never will. We’ll do everything we can to make sure Ali has the life that she needs.”
Leah and Corey always thought that a definitive diagnosis would bring some comfort, but they still have an uphill battle. Leah explains,“The disorder affects her respiratory system and progresses the older she gets. The bigger she gets and the more weight she gains, the harder it’ll be for her muscles to carry the weight.” Sadly, this means that as Ali gets older she could be confined to a wheelchair even though she is walking now. Jeremy and Leah are planning to sell their current dream home and move into a home more conducive to Ali's needs.
As for Jeremy threatening divorce in the trailer for the new season, Leah admits, “This is his first marriage — he’s still learning you can’t throw that word around. We both know we’d never get a divorce. Both of us are too happy.” Poor Jeremy didn't get a practice marriage like Leah to figure out all the rules!
As for my favorite camo hat loving Corey, Leah concludes, “Ali’s condition has brought us all extremely close together. We have to stay strong for Ali, and things are going good.”
TELL US-DID YOU WATCH TEEN MOM 2 LAST NIGHT? ARE YOU SURPRISED TO HEAR OF ALI'S DIAGNOSIS?
[Photo Credit: Twitter]