The highly-publicized custody battle between MTV “Teen Mom 2” stars Leah Calvert and her ex-husband, Corey Simms, has finally come to an end. After three months of fighting on and off-screen about who should have primary custody of their twins daughters, Ali and Aleeah, 4, the reality-TV duo have reportedly decided to once again, share equal custody of their children.
Rusty Webb, an attorney for Corey, 25, revealed to Radar Online Thursday that Leah, 22, and his client had a “very amicable” hearing at Kanawha County Court in West Virginia Dec. 8 regarding the matter. Leah, whose alleged drug use reportedly sparked their custody hearings in September, will reportedly care for the girls four nights a week. Corey and his wife Miranda will have the children for three nights a week.
“They’re both very happy with the situation,” Webb said. “Everybody is getting along.”
As for their disagreements regarding how to best raise their special needs daughter, Ali, who suffers from an incurable form of muscular dystrophy, Webb said the pair has agreed to work together when it comes to her medical care. “There will be a shared responsibility to get her to and from appointments,” he said. “Both parents will be present for her therapy visits.”
Leah and Corey both addressed their issues pertaining to their custody agreement during part one of the “Teen Mom 2” Season 5 reunion special in October. While Leah claimed their guardianship hearings were sparked by her request for Corey to pay more child support, Corey said he filed for custody because of Leah’s suspected drug use.
“We’ve heard rumors about the medication and stuff and I didn’t like that,” Corey said, referring to Leah’s prescribed anxiety medication she was shown using (and speculated to be abusing) on the show. “It’s Leah’s life, but it’s my daughters.”
Despite his concerns regarding Leah’s life choice, he did admit he would be willing to settle for 50/50 custody. “The whole reasons why I asked for full custody, more time, was for the best interest of our girls and nothing more, nothing less,” he said.
Leah’s custody battle finished just one day prior to the Ashley’s Reality Roundup’s confirmation that she will be returning for Season 6 of “Teen Mom 2.” The MTV star previously announced to fans that she would be parting ways with the series on Twitter last month.
So why did she decide to come back to reality-TV? Despite her distaste for broadcasting her marriage troubles, which includes a rumored divorce, with husband Jeremy, 25, with whom she shares daughter Adalynn, 1, the mom of three is said to have had a change of heart due to one reason: money.
“Although Leah was worried about having her marriage turmoil exposed on national TV again, she has agreed to do Season 6,” the Ashley’s Reality Roundup reported. “Although she recently started her own [makeup] styling/photography business [Gloss], Leah does have three children to care for, and with her marriage to Jeremy Calvert basically over, she needs to have a steady source of income.”
Leah will reportedly begin shooting new segments for her “Teen Mom 2” storyline in the near future. Her co-stars, Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry, and Jenelle Evans, have already started filming for Season 6.