Teen Mom 2: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Leah Messer
Being a reality star is a rocky road for many and the ladies of Teen Mom, and Teen Mom 2 is no exception. For five years and seven seasons, fans have watched as four ladies who appeared on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant were selected to continue telling their story on the spin-off Teen Mom 2, including Leah Messer, who has had one of the most dramatic and emotional stories of them all. Leah is the only one of the Teen Moms to deal with twins (one of whom has severe health issues), two divorces and a third daughter. The past couple of seasons have been particularly rough on Leah, yet she continues to share her story with the world. Check out 10 things you didn’t know about Leah Messer:
10. Net Worth
The salary of Teen Mom’s stars has been a point of contention for quite some time, as viewers were first made to believe being on the show wasn’t supporting the stars, but all this time later, it is obvious it is. While many never talk about having a job, they have no problem buying new houses and cars, and Leah is no exception. In an Instagram rant from Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska’s ex Adam Lind, he revealed that Houska made $250,000 for season 6 of the show and was aiming for $300 thousand for new seasons, which will correlate to the rest of the star’s salaries, including Leah. Not to mention she also has tons of legal and medical bills because of her daughter’s health issue and her divorces from Corey Simms and Jeremy Calvert, so narrowing down Leah’s financial situation is particularly tricky.
9. Aliannah’s Illness
From the time Leah and Corey’s twins, Aliannah and Aleeah, were born it was clear that Aliannah was not developing at the same rate. After several hospital visits, scans and specialists, it wasn’t until the middle of season 2 did Leah and Corey finally learn that Aliannah was suffering from muscular dystrophy, and it wasn’t until season 5 that it was narrowed down to the super rare Titin muscular dystrophy. It is so rare that it has only been found in adults, meaning Aliannah is the only child in the world with the disorder and in total less than 20 people have Ali’s particular form of muscular dystrophy. Unfortunately, its rareness means not a whole lot is known about the disease yet and this most recent season has already seen a decline in Ali’s muscle strength with her doctor warning Leah and Corey, “it goes downhill” after she turns seven.