In the world of Teen Mom, there are countless rumors — it just comes with the territory. And even though there seems to be an endless supply of gossip, leaks, and theories, every now and then, one of them gets it right.
From huge news like Kailyn Lowry’s third pregnancy and Jenelle Evans’s divorce, sometimes rumors of the news spreads well before the fans themselves concern it.
As for Leah Messer the rumor of her addiction has been around even longer. Now, she’s finally confirming it.
During the 2014-2015 season of Teen Mom 2, rumors ran rampant that Leah Messer was hooked on prescription painkillers. In fact, even those in Leah’s life were concerned about her alleged use of pills. Her ex-husband Corey Simms and other members of her family were concerned about some of Leah’s actions that were caught on film. One time, Leah held the recently born Addie while almost falling asleep in the middle of a sentence! Leah also often had such a hard time getting out of bed that she sent the girls to school late, or without lunch.
Drug use and addiction are not something that MTV has historically shied away from. Jenelle has discussed her heroin and weed addictions on camera, and production for Teen Mom OG filming was even shut down when Amber Portwood was put in prison for drug and domestic violence charges. Leah, on the other hand, has never talked about drug use on the show, except to insist that she has never been addicted.
When she checked into a treatment facility in 2015, fans and family alike were absolutely convinced that Leah was seeking help for her substance abuse. Now, Leah is opening up about her time in treatment.
Much like the rest of the Teen Mom cast members, Leah Messer felt that not every part of her story was accurately represented by MTV. So like many of her co-stars, she decided to take it into her own hands by writing a book.
Later this year, Leah’s memoir will be hitting shelves. But she gave a sneak peak in an interview with Hollywood Life.
“During the writing process I told myself I get to be extremely vulnerable,” Leah spilled in the interview. She added, The purpose behind the book is for others to be just as vulnerable and be able to share their truth without feeling shameful. For the longest time I think there were a lot of things in my life that happened that I felt ashamed of, definitely.”
She shared a sizeable preview with her fans, going on: “Some of it played out on TV, some of it didn’t play out on TV because you can’t fit everything into an hour episode.” And, she revealed she’ll be confirming and going into depth about her substance abuse! “Some things that are in the book would be the whole situation revolving around me having an addiction and how all of that happened and where it led me to,” she said.