The cast members of Teen Mom all had their children at different times, but their first kids are all between the ages of eight and ten.
Let that sink in.
Where the Teen Mom cast was once running around changing diapers and choosing whether to nurse or use formula, now their children are facing bullying, homework, and the devastation of watching their own parents fight.
And unlike normal ten year olds, these children’s entire lives are put on display for millions of viewers. So are fans right for freaking out about this last photo Leah shared of her daughter?
Leah Messer has always marched to the beat of her own drum, and when it comes to everyday life, that’s something to be proud of. But when it comes to parenting, sometimes adhering to the norm is a little safer.
So it’s no wonder that she’s been on the wrong side of many attacks by Teen Mom fans who don’t agree with her parenting techniques.
Now that her daughters are getting older, she’s facing all new decisions about how she’ll parent, and fans are mixed about this last one.
It’s no question that Leah and her girls love cheerleading. Leah’s daughter Aleeah, aka Gracie, has been cheering since she was itty bitty. But that’s also come with many controversial choices on Leah’s part.
“Rise and Shine,” Leah captioned her Instagram story of Gracie getting ready for her cheer competition, very, very early in the morning, around 4:30 AM. Fans were quick to sound off about Leah’s prioritization of cheer in Gracie’s life.
“Do you think Leah would haul her a** out of bed at 4:41 to help her kid with, say, math homework? oh the other hand..it doesn’t look like SHE’S out of bed, does it? That looks like a shot taken from the middle of the bed…” wrote user So__Fetch_ on reddit.
“I am so glad my mom didn’t wake me up early and then take pictures of me and put them on the Internet. It was bad enough listening to her wake me up early!” pointed out user Kales_tigbitties.
But another update by Leah had fans shocked in a totally different way!
“Season X is here!!” Leah captioned this new shot of Gracie all dolled up. She added, “#glamsquad #famoussuperstars.”
Fans couldn’t stop buzzing about how much Gracie looks like Leah in this picture!
“your freaking twinn,” wrote user @_alyshia.s on Instagram. “Wow she looks just like you 😳💕” wrote user @jjaw9. User @nene170 wrote, “MiNi💞LEAH💕SUPER MODEL iN the MAKiNG😻”
Even though fans were fawning over Gracie’s look in this shot, they’ve often criticized Leah for Gracie’s cheer appearance.