After a whole lot of prodding from Jeremy Calvert, Messer finally made the right decision and checked into rehab. Unfortunately, she did not receive a whole lot of support from her ex and his new wife. During last week's episode of Teen Mom 2, the smug Simms couple called out Messer repeatedly for being a bad mother. Although plenty of the show's fans agree that Messer is not the ideal parent, they thought that it was unfair of her ex to kick her while she was down.
Simms' lack of sympathy became an even bigger issue after Messer finally showed up at rehab. The reality star desperately wanted to see her kids for Mother's Day, but Simms had other ideas. Unless he knew their exact location, he wasn't willing to let them see their mom. His reasoning? It was Messer's choice to leave her children behind and now she must suffer the consequences.
In Simms' defense, his former mother-in-law was being a bit difficult when she dropped the girls off. It wouldn't be the end of the world for him to know where his ex was receiving treatment, but Messer's mom seemed to think that disclosing that particular tidbit was a bad idea. As a dad, he simply wanted to know where his kids would be while they were away from him. This is certainly understandable, but while inquiring about his children, he didn't need to bash Messer's recovery efforts.
Messer eventually did get to take the girls to physical therapy, so at least she wasn't entirely barred from spending time with the ones she loves most. But taking the kids to an appointment and hugging them on Mother's Day are two different things.
The Corey and Miranda Simms bashing has still not let up and, this week, the haters have fresh ammunition. During tonight's episode, several critics once again called out Messer's ex for not being supportive of her recovery efforts.
I don't get why ppl are on Corey's side with this...he's acting like Dawn is taking them to see Leah at a crack house. #teenmom2— Tammië (@millennia0) September 4, 2015
I get that Corey is frustrated w/ Leah but shouldn't he want the best 4 the mother of his kids? At least she's trying 2 get help #teenmom2— Tami Jay (@cometcarnival) September 4, 2015
Corey gets on my nerves if you were going through something like that Leah wouldn't hold the girls back ugh I hate him #teenmom2— Beautiful Host (@BEAUTIFULHost) September 4, 2015
Dealing with an ex in rehab can't be easy, but a little sensitivity on Simms' part would go a long way. He needs to stop shaming Messer for her decision to get help.
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