She's giving the truth!
Leah Messer has had more than her share of troubles in her life. Right now, she is a strong and single mother of three, completing her college degree and pursuing a profession as a motivational speaker ― she’s even promoting a new makeup line! That said, things weren’t always so stable for Leah. Anyone who’s followed her journey on Teen Mom knows that she’s had a seriously rocky past.
Things got difficult for Leah the moment she found out she was pregnant by her boyfriend of only one month! When she discovered that she was pregnant with twins, her path became even more difficult. At 25 years old, Leah is now a mother to three little girls, and has two divorces under her belt. One of those splits was due in part to accusations that Leah had engaged in cheating and drug use.
For many, it’s been an “open secret” that Leah was addicted to painkillers during her relationship to Jeremy Calvert. She went away into treatment, and although she claimed that it was for anxiety, many believed that she was going into rehabilitation for an addiction. Now, Leah is opening up about what really happened while she was in treatment, and spilling the truth about all of the drug rumors.
Signs of Addiction
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.
Spilling the Truth
One fan called her out on Twitter, claiming that MTV lets her and her co-stars be “fake” for the cameras, including issues such as drug addiction. “I hate how now Leah Messer acts like if her s**t doesn’t stink b***h was a hardcore drug addict just last season,” Twitter user freakingmonkey5 wrote.
User LenaAdams34 agreed, “I h8 the way MTV allow her 2 be so fake. Pretending she hasn’t dated since divorcing Jeremy when she lived with that black guy! #Fake #Lies.”
Leah still has difficulty when it comes to parenting, but she’s learned to stay above the hate. She stayed cool with her response, simply replying, ““lol. You guys don’t know anything. I can’t help but ROFL.”
Leah continues to insist that her treatment was simply for anxiety and depression, and that she never dealt with any addiction problems. I guess that’s that, then?
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