TMZ is reporting that an Indiana judge has awarded primary custody to the lesser of two evils Leah’s father, Gary Shirley. This decision was not based on Amber’s fitness as a parent, but rather on the recent vandalism of her home and car. Child Protective Services believes that Gary can best provide a safer environment for young Leah at this time.
US Weekly reported that Amber’s car was recently spray painted with the words “slut,” “hoe,” and “f***er” and her house was egged. Amber had apparently been spending time with her neighbor Midas Fields. The word is that Jamie Monroe (the girlfriend Midas mooches off lives with who is the mother of his child) was less than thrilled about this, and accused Amber of stealing her baby daddy.
Leah’s mother revealed, “Amber is upset at the vandalism. [She] was forced to call the police, at around 3 a.m., when she came home with her aunt and Midas from a dinner.” Um, dinner? 3 a.m.?
Amber’s mother continues, addressing the relationship between her daughter and Midas, saying he has a “crush” on her daughter. However, she elaborates that Amber is “still seeing Gary, although they’re not officially back together.” Apparently both Amber and Gary are in agreement (thank goodness) with this new arrangement, and Amber will have visitation rights pursuant to a yet to be determined schedule.
Amber’s reason for being court? It all stems from hitting her baby daddy Gary Shirley. If you recall, Amber was charged with two felony counts of domestic battery, one felony count of neglect of a dependent and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery for striking Gary in front of their two-year-old daughter, Leah.
According to E! News, Amber, 21, reportedly broke down in tears when a judge set a hearing date of November 16 to determine her fate. “She was really upset,” says a source says, adding that Gary, 24, was present for the hearing (the two are reportedly back together). “She was crying,” the source adds. Another witness adds that Amber “stormed out” of the courtroom after the announcement. “You could tell she wasn’t happy.” Amber had reportedly hoped the charges against her would be dropped.
In other news, not even twenty-four hours after the latest episode of 16 and Pregnant aired, TMZ is reporting that new mom Jamie McKay is petitioning the court for sole custody of her daughter, Miah. She claims that her ex-boyfriend and her baby’s father, Ryan McElrath “has a history of cocaine abuse” and is “not responsible and not in a position to provide a stable environment” for baby Miah.
On Tuesday night’s show, we watched a blurry-eyed Ryan almost miss his daughter’s birth after being up for several nights. Jamie, while in her fifth hour of labor chastised him for smelling of booze and later learned that he’d been out partying with another girl when her contractions started. The couple’s strained relationship imploded, with Jamie blaming Ryan’s “bad habits” and Ryan claiming that Jamie wouldn’t permit him to take Miah to his parents’ home to visit. Say what you will…yes, I would be an idiot to think Jamie didn’t know about Ryan’s addictions before and during their relationship, and yes, it is probably rare for someone to date someone like that and not share some of the same tendencies, but it is possible.
Jamie is now petitioning the judge to order Ryan to “submit to appropriate drug and alcohol assessments and testing and to comply with all treatment recommendations.” She also wants Ryan to successfully complete a parenting class. In an interview with TMZ, Ryan stated, “She’s doing this just to cause problems … it will all clear out in court.”
I guess we will all be waiting with baited breath (or not) as we’re sure to hear much more about this dispute in the upcoming weeks. Having just filed the papers, Jamie has a date to meet Ryan in court on June 13th. I just sincerely hope the young pair can remain civil and consider what is in the best interest of that seven-month-old baby. What do you think? Should Ryan not have to jump through these hoops to see his daughter, or is Jamie justified in her requests?
TELL US – SHOULD AMBER GO TO JAIL FOR HITTING GARY? SHOULD JAMIE GET SOLE CUSTODY OF HER DAUGHTER?
The life of a Teen Mom (or dad for that matter) is never boring, and the recent cast of Teen Mom 2 is no exception. These ladies (and gent) are upstaging show alums like Amber Portwood with their drama, antics and self-promotion. Read on to learn more about whether a recently separated Leah Messer is pregnant with her third child, as well as who Jenelle Evans would like to knock-out next. Saving the best for last, we give you the creme de la creme of reality star music forays, as Teen Dad Jo Rivera debuts a very hard core rap video.
Leah, 19, has a lot on her plate with 16-month-old twin girls and a very recent separation from her husband of six months, Corey Simms. The couple has had their fair share of hardships, juggling baby Aliannah’s health issues on top of being new parents and newlyweds. Now it seems that Leah may be adding another baby to her brood. In Touch is reporting that Leah purchased a pregnancy test on April 22nd at a Target near Elkview, North Carolina. A witness claims that Leah looked very worried while shopping with a friend, telling In Touch, “She left her friend behind when she went to the aisle with the pregnancy tests, telling her she’d meet her at the car.”
However, that isn’t where the story ends. Reports have claimed Corey has depleted the couple’s joint account and Leah is terrified as to what will happen to she and her growing family. A source claims, “Leah’s biggest nightmare is getting pregnant with no way to care for her babies and no money.” Recently Leah’s highschool sweetheart, Robbie Kidd, whom she dated for three years before getting pregnant with Corey, has made no secret of his feelings for his former flame. In an In Touch interview, Robbie, who works at a local McDonalds, refers to Leah as the “one who got away” and states, “In my perfect world, we would be back together, and I’d help her raise the kids.” Will that offer still be on the table if Leah is expecting Corey’s third child?
From babies to brawls, the show’s featherweight champion Jenelle Evans, 19,is no stranger to fighting, but at least this time it’s famewhoring for a very worthwhile cause. Not one to let old grudges die, Jenelle has challenged Kim Kardashian, 30,to a celebrity boxing match with proceeds to go to Inspirations, a national organization which aids teens suffering from alcohol and drug abuse. While in the past, Kim has gotten in the ring for charity, there is no word yet as whether her camp has responded to the offer. According to Hollywoodlife.com, the stars’ payout could be as much as a cool million dollars. As for me, my money’s on Jenelle.
And finally in Teen Mom news, there’s always someone (let’s be honest, most of them) looking to capitalize on their fleeting fifteen minutes of fame. This week, it’s Jo Rivera (aka N.I.C.K.B.), father of Isaac with former girlfriend Kailyn Lowry. As the next Vanilla Ice Eminem, he has just released his first rap video, an amazing remix sampling Alicia Keys’ Unthinkable. Popeater.com recently debuted Jo’s video, and his lyrics put William Shakespeare to shame. He tells his lady that her “pinky-toe ring highlights [her] feet” while likening her scent to fresh laundry and her beauty to an “avacado from Mexico.” Crunk! Please watch it below. I had to did. Enjoy!
In fact, Leah, 19, has now moved out of the home she shared with Corey, 20, and their twin daughters. Leah and Corey were both photographed above in Clay, West Virginia on Monday as Corey handed over their twin daughters Aleeah and Aliannah, 16 months.
Leah was also pictured with a moving truck collecting more of her personal belongings from the couple’s Clay residence. UsWeekly reports the twins spent the weekend with Corey as part of a new agreement the couple brokered through their lawyers. A source tells the mag it had been weeks since Corey had seen his little girls, and Aleeah and Aliannah were “giggling and happy” to play with their father.
Leah and Corey had been separated for 2 weeks before Leah finally filed for divorce on April 14. While multiple media outlets have reported financial troubles played a major role in the separation, the current issue of UsWeekly magazine adds that infidelity may have played a major role as well.
“Leah thinks Corey cheated,” says a friend. US reports just weeks before their Oct. 17 wedding, Corey was seen flirting with several young women at a local Dairy Queen, according to a witness. Yes folks, at a local Dairy Queen.
It gets even better as on the very day Leah filed for divorce, Corey sent amorous Facebook messages to a “sexy fan” named Jordan Humble (a photo of Jordan is below) and met up with her at a local Wal-Mart that night. Yes folks, at a local Wal-Mart.
Despite the fact that Corey seems to be moving on so easily, a source insists to UsWeekly that he is “heartbroken” over the impending divorce. As for Leah, she reportedly “feels awful and really wanted the marriage to work.” Another source adds, “They are not in a good place right now.”
Below is a pic of the “sexy” Jordan Humble via TheSuperficial .
It’s official. Days after OK! magazine and In Touch Weekly first reported the news, Reality Tea can confirm that Leah Messer, 19 and Corey Simms, 20 are divorcing.
Leah, star of Teen Mom 2was photographed above yesterday in her hometown of Elkview, WV as she read over her divorce papers while talking to a friend.
The entire thing was being filmed by MTV for an upcoming episode of Teen Mom 2. Leah appeared pretty emotional in some of the pics and is reported to have broken down and cried some more while walking to her car.
And if that wasn’t proof enough, Starcasm points out that Leah and Corey’s divorce filing was reported by their local newspaper the Gazette-Mail on Saturday.
The newspaper posted the names of those who got marriage certificates or divorce filings between April 8-15, 2011 and Leah and Corey’s name was on the list of the divorce filings. Leah is the one who filed for divorce following less than six months of marriage.
The couple is said to have separated two weeks ago after Leah discovered Corey withdrew $19,000 from their joint account without her permission, most of which was Leah’s earnings from MTV. You can read more about their reason for divorcing here.
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Another photo of Leah from yesterday is below where you can see a camera crew filming her.
Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evanswalked into a courthouse yesterday in Bolivia, North Carolina and pled guilty to a drug-related charge.
Jenelle arrived to the court with her on-again boyfriend Kieffer Delp, 20, whom she was arrested with back in October after breaking into an abandoned North Carolina house to smoke pot . They were both busted with a bag of marijuana and a pipe.
Jenelle, 19, pled guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia and caught a lucky break. According to TMZ, prosecutors gave her a chance to clear her record by performing 24 hours of community service, at which point the charge will be dropped.
As for the other two charges — marijuana possession and breaking and entering — they were dismissed. Jenelle is due back in court in a year.
In other Jenelle news, a new report by Life & Style magazine claims she has yet to learn her lesson as she is apparently open to having another baby.
The reason? To extend her 15 minutes of fame according to those close to her. Her former roommate Tylor FowlertellsLife & Style, “Jenelle craves it,” adding that “if fame were slipping away, she’d do anything to get it back. She’d pop out another kid if she had to!” Another former pal Lauren Casey agrees, telling Life & Style. “She’d definitely get pregnant for the fame.” Yikes.
And finally days after two magazines reported Leah Messer and hubby Corey Simms had separated, neither party has yet to issue a denial. In fact Leah has since taken down her facebook page, and her only new message on her twitter page was to explain that her facebook page had been taken down. The last time a separation was reported, Leah took to her twitter to deny the news.
According to the tabs, Leah and Corey separated two weeks ago and are planning to divorce. OK! adds that Corey met up with his lawyer Tuesday night and the couple visited a court house Wednesday morning to pick up separation and/or custody papers.
Oh boy. Teen Mom 2 newlyweds Leah Messer and Corey Simms have split up reports both the latest issues/covers of OK! magazine and In Touch Weekly. Both pictured below.
Not only does OK! magazine cover the separation story in their latest issue, but they just published a new report minutes ago stating both Corey, 20, and Leah, 18, just left a West Virgina courthouse this Wednesday morning to move forward with their separation.
OK! adds that they both picked up either divorce or custody papers. Deputy clerk Clarissa Harishaw from the Clay County Circuit Court told OK! “nothing has been filed today,” but confirmed the couple picked up papers this morning.
Another source tells OK! Corey met with his lawyer at 10 p.m. Tuesday night.
As for what caused the split, the couple has reportedly been fighting over financial issues and their living situation. “He and Leah have been living apart for two weeks now, and he has been very happy,” a pal of Corey’s reveals.
The couple has been married less than six months having just tied the knot on Oct. 17 in Charleston, West Virginia. They are parents to 16-month-old twin girls — Aleeah and Aliannah.
In Touch magazine also reports financial problems caused a major rift in the couple’s relationship. Leah reportedly had to endure Corey being financially irresponsible and making huge withdrawals of money including a recent withdrawal of $19,000 from their joint account.
“He did it without telling Leah, even though the money is mostly her earnings from MTV,” a friend of Leah’s said. “When she found out, they had a vicious fight and she left him.”
The same friend tells the mag “Corey is going to file for divorce” very soon and “he and Leah have been living apart for two weeks now!” In Touch adds that Corey is “always getting drunk with his friends, and can easily hook up with other girls.”
The last time a mag reported a split, Leah took to her twitter to deny the story. Oddly enough, a look at Leah’s twitter page shows she hasn’t updated it in two weeks.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE STORIES OF LEAH & COREY SPLITTING UP?
The first installment of Teen Mom 2wrapped up last night with a reunion special hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky.
We were able to get the latest updates on the teen moms and while some appeared to be on the right path, others didn’t fare so well. For starters, Chelsea Houska decided to get back with her verbally abusive and all around douche baby daddy Adam Lind despite the strong objection from her dad Randy and pretty much the rest of the world.
And not surprisingly, the couple appeared to be rocky as they couldn’t even agree on the number of times they had broken up and gotten back together in recent times. After trying to put on a good front, Chelsea ultimately admitted that the rocky relationship does have a negative impact on their daughter Aubree. As for the latest between the two, Chelsea tweeted last night that she is no longer with Adam stating they broke up again right after the reunion taping.
Moving on to Kailyn LowryandJo Riveraas the two continued to bicker and argue. Kailyn revealed she has moved on from Jo and is now in love with new boyfriend Jordan Wenner who seemed to be a good match for her. Out of all the girls, Kailyn seemed to be doing the best as she stated she is now back in school, living on her own and has a job. Jo’s mom Janet also revealed the reason she didn’t want Kailyn dating while she was living with her was because she did not want Kailyn to wound up pregnant again.
As for Jenelle Evans, she sort of admitted her faults and even stated that she felt boyfriend Kieffer Delp is only using her for her money and car, which makes the fact that she continues to date him all the more pathetic. It was a bit sad when Jenelle’s mom Barbara came out and stated Jenelle wasn’t lovable though in Barbara’s defense, Jenelle has put her through a lot.
Newlyweds Leah Messer and Corey Simms seemed to be going strong in their marital union. Though they discussed some trust issues they had before tying the knot, the couple appeared to be doing well overall. As for one of their twin girls Alianna, they stated her MRI results showed no signs of a problem so they are still uncertain as to her medical issues and reason for her slow development.
Meanwhile, MTV aired a 16 and Pregnant trailer which showed one of the new crop of girls beating on her baby’s daddy a la Amber Portwood. The trailer is below and the new season returns April 19 at 10/9c.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON TEEN MOM 2 REUNION & THE 16 AND PREGNANT TRAILER?