While most couples married for just six months are still in the honeymoon phase, Teen Mom’s Leah Messer and Corey Simms were feeling as if they’d been forced into parenthood and wedlock too young — and the tension between them was reaching a boiling point.
Leah, who filed for divorce on April 15, seems to be buckling under the tension. On April 13, at her mother’s home, she was physically ill from stress, a pal reveals. “She was so upset and overwhelmed by the breakup that she was vomiting.”
And those feelings are understandable. Just two days earlier, Leah was locked out of the house they were staying in on his mother’s property. Minutes later, Corey came home and saw that she pushed the door in, and a huge shouting match ensued, during which witnesses heard Leah crying. And her sad mood hasn’t let up since. On April 14 — the day before she filed for divorce — Leah appeared noticeably “despondent” during a dinner at Lone Star Steakhouse with the twins, says a witness, who adds that while Leah “did sign a few autographs,” she barely smiled.
Indeed, it’s not just the stress of her failing marriage that’s been getting to her — it’s the exhaustion of raising twin babies largely on her own. Even though Corey claims to be a hands-on dad, Leah’s friend says she can’t stand his selfish behavior toward Aliannah and Aleeah — and the fact that he almost always puts his needs above those of the babies. From getting into shouting matches in front of the children to transferring money from their bank account in an attempt to buy a new truck for himself — money that could have been used for Ali’s health care — to his insistence on living at his mother’s place, which only has a stall shower, making it impossible to bathe the girls, Corey’s decisions show a distinct lack of consideration for his kids. And Leah’s worried sick at the thought of his getting even partial custody. In fact, as she gears up for court, the devoted mom is so on edge that, in desperation, the friend says, she recently asked her doctor to prescribe her anti-anxiety pills.
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