Leah Messer’s custody case has taken a sad turn.
In Touch reports that Messer has lost primary custody of her twin girls, Ali and Aleeah, 5.
Messer’s ex-husband, Corey Simms, who is the father of the twins has been fighting for custody for a while now. It started back in 2014 after rumors surfaced that Messer was abusing prescription pills. But a judge ruled in her favor after she had a drug test that came back negative.
Unfortunately, since then, Messer has reportedly been screwing up in the parenting department. In Touch reports the girls’ school records, which show them consistently late for classes, was the straw that broke the camel’s back in the case.
Another instance that, no doubt, worked in Simms’ favor was the fact that Messer entered rehab over the summer. Messer claims that it wasn’t for a prescription pill addiction, rather to help her deal with stress and anxiety, but Simms tweeted at the time, “There is a reason for everything Miranda and myself have said or done. We simply want the girls to grow up in a safe and healthy environment.”
A source told the outlet Simms was “awarded primary custody, effective immediately” as of Oct. 13.
Messer also has another daughter, 2-year-old Addie, with her other ex-husband Jeremy Calvert. Now that Simms has received primary custody, the question becomes whether Calvert will fight for Addie next.
“Everyone is very worried about Addie. She recently wandered out of the house while Leah was distracted. Thankfully, a police officer found Addie and brought her back home,” said a source In Touch describes as a “family insider.”
The insider added, “If [Jeremy] can find [a job] nearby, he’ll go for the same custody arrangement that Corey did.”