Leah Messer seems to be in a much better place. The “Teen Mom 2” star reveals in a new interview that she and ex-husband Corey Simms are doing fine with co-parenting and says her rehab was something she needed to do.
Leah, along with her MTV co-star Kailyn Lowry, will appear on Monday’s episode of the “Steve Harvey Show.” In several clips released Friday, Leah opens up about her custody battle and seeking treatment for anxiety and depression.
“It took me quite some time to decide whether I was gonna go [to rehab] or not,” she says. “Everyone that I was around didn’t quite support me going away, like they didn’t think it was good. But I knew I was suffering from something … and I needed help.”
She continues, “It’s just me. My husband is working out of town and I’m doing everything I can to take care of the girls and whatever I could.”
As for how she and Corey are doing, the 23-year-old reality star says they are in a “much better place” than they were. “Cory and I, we have been co-parenting really well,” she reveals.
As previously reported, Leah lost primary custody of her and Corey’s twin daughters Ali and Aleeah in October 2015 after he made claims that she always made the kids late to school. Leah denied his accusations and was awarded joint custody in January. Their bitter custody battle is currently playing out on Season 7 of “Teen Mom 2.”
Even though Leah and Corey have worked out an arrangement for their girls, it appears the former couple still isn’t really getting along. Three weeks ago Radar Online reported that Corey wanted to be less involved in the show because he feels MTV producers ignored his warnings that Leah has a drug problem, which she denies.
“Corey feels MTV did him dirty,” the source said. “He thinks they had the perfect opportunity to show viewers, ‘This is what happens when you get on drugs, this is the reality.’ Instead, they made it seem like Corey was constantly attacking Leah for no reason.”
“Teen Mom 2” airs Mondays at 10 p.m. EDT on MTV.