The girls from Teen Mom are good at many things.
They’re good at creating reality show magic, and they’re good at writing memoirs.
Some of them have even tried to start music careers, and while none of those were actually good … well, it was nice that they tried.
But we can probably all agree that the area where the Teen Moms really excel is the baby-making area.
Because they have so. Many. Babies.
1. Sophia (Farrah Abraham and Derek Underwood)
2. Leah (Amber Portwood and Gary Shirley)
3. James (Amber Portwood and Andrew Glennon)
4. Emilee (Gary and Kristina Shirley)
5. Carly (Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra)
6. Nova (Catelynn and Tyler)
If you’re a fan of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2, then you know that many of the people on the MTV reality shows have tattoos.
You also know that a lot of the tattoos …
… well, they aren’t that great.
Some are poorly done, some are kind of strange, and some are nightmarish and horrifying and just so completely, unbelievably bad.
So steady yourself, perhaps grab some smelling salts and some pearls to clutch, and let’s rank all the Teen Mom ink we can get our eyes on!
1. Amber’s Tattoo of Leah
3. Speaking of Embarrassing …
5. Why Though?
6. It’s Gary Time
Perhaps the worst thing about social media is the fact that it gives anonymous trolls a platform with which to say vile things that they would never dare utter “in real life.”
Unfortunately, the effects of those comments are very “real” for the people who are targeted by bullying or harassment.
And this week, Leah Messer was reminded that there’s no depth to which the lowliest trolls on Instagram are unwilling to sink
Leah posted a photo in which she’s seen posing with her 10-year-old daughter Aliannah Faith, or Ali for short.
Ali suffers from muscular dystrophy and has been bravely battling the illness in the public eye for her entire life.
For the most part, Teen Mom 2 fans have been supportive, and millions have offered kind words during her struggle.
Bottom-feeding degenerates are rare. But sadly, their voices can be the loudest, and some truly vile remarks were posted on the latest photo of Ali.
So bad that Leah felt she had no choice but to address them.
“Some of the comments on a photo of me with Ali are despicable. I’m sickened,” she wrote in a tweet posted on Monday.
“What world are we living and raising our children in?”
“Let’s teach all of our kids that we are each born with unique differences that make us the beautiful individuals we are!!!”
“We are all different and that is BEAUTIFUL!” she concluded.
The comments in question were deleted prior to Leah’s tweets.
We don’t know the nature of the vile nonsense spewed by these hateful basement-dwellers. And that’s a good thing, because we wouldn’t want to relay that sort of thing anyway.
The fact of the matter is that Leah has been a public figure for literally her entire adult life.
During that life, she’s been on the receiving end of many thousands of revolting comments.
So if she felt the need to address this matter publicly, it’s safe to assume it was bad.
Earlier this month, Leah published her debut memoir, and the book contained a number of shocking revelations about her life.
Fans appreciated Leah’s willingness to discuss her abortion and her struggles with addiction.
Unfortunately, all that truth has left Leah more vulnerable than ever to attacks from strangers.
And it seems that the 28-year-old pride of West Virginia draws the line at comments directed at her three children.
That seems like an appropriate place to draw it.
Fortunately, most of the followers who commented on the photo offered nothing but praise for both Leah and Ali.
“Such a precious girl. (Opinion formed from watching the show.) All the prayers of health & happiness as she gets older,” one fan remarked.
“She’s so beautiful and has such pretty curls!” another wrote.
“Both of you look beautiful!” a third chimed in.
Sadly, both Leah and Ali will likely be forced to keep dealing with trolls, as this is the life she leads, for better or worse.
Hopefully, they’ll always receive more than enough praise to counterbalance the negativity. Or better yet:
Maybe her fans (term used loosely here) can at least stick to more constructive criticism of her life choices.
Instead of bullying kids. Just an idea.
Leah Messer’s debut memoir doesn’t hit stores until next week, but already, the revelations contained within its pages are making tabloid headlines.
In the book, Leah opens up about her addiction to opioids, as well as the many other challenges she’s faced in her young life.
One of the most controversial excerpts addresses the topic of Leah’s abortion, which she claimed at the time was a miscarriage,
Now, in a new interview with People magazine, Leah discusses exactly why she chose to lie to fans about this painful chapter in her life.
Take a look:
1. Sharing Her Story
2. Speaking Her Truth
3. A Low Point
4. Misleading the Public
5. Dawn’s Early Lie
6. A Difficult Time
Yeah, so about Leah Messer’s new book …
What a mess, right?
She’s come a long way in the past few years, just from what we’ve seen on Teen Mom 2, but now that she’s revealing all these things we never knew about her past, we can see that she’s really turned her whole entire life around.
The book comes out on May 5th, but in the past couple of weeks she’s been releasing bits and pieces, little snippets of stories to get people interested.
And boy, did it work.
It actually worked a little too well, because after some stories she’s told about her mother, a lot of people are pretty outraged.
But Leah has a statement to make on that!
1. Oh, Leah
5. Oh OK
6. Uh Oh
You know what they say — another day, another really shocking and generally horrific excerpt from Leah Messer’s memoir.
The Teen Mom 2 star has been revealing a whole lot of stuff leading up to her book release next month, and honestly, it’s all been absolutely insane.
But The Ashley’s Reality Roundup just got a brand new excerpt, and it’s …
Well, it’s certainly not something we would have expected, that’s for sure!
1. Goodness Gracious
2. But Really
3. Standing Out
5. Double Wow
6. Triple Wow
If you’re a Teen Mom 2 fan, then by now you’ve probably heard the reports about Leah Messer’s controviersial memoir.
The book won’t be released until May 5, but it’s already making tabloid headlines thanks to the many bombshell revelations contained within its pages.
One of the most scandalous excerpts released ahead of publication details Leah’s decision to get an abortion upon learning that she was pregnant with Jeremy Calvert’s baby.
Leah and Jeremy went on to get married and have a child together, but at the time of the procedure, Leah says she was so upset she became suicidal.
These day, however, she has no regrets, and she hopes she can serve as a role model to other women who might feel conflicted about reproductive decisions they’ve made in the past.
“I don’t regret any decision that I’ve made because it has made me the person that I am today,” Leah tells Entertainment Tonight in a new interview.
“Had I been who I am today, maybe I wouldn’t have made that decision. I don’t choose to dwell in that period of my life,” she adds.
“Where I didn’t own my story. Where I didn’t own my truth. Where I felt unworthy of love.”
Leah initially claimed that she suffered a miscarriage, and she has a message for any fans who may have “felt disappointed” that they’d been misled.
“That’s the last thing I would want anyone to feel that supports me and my journey,” she tells ET.
Leah also addresses her struggles with addiction in the book, revealing that there are times she was so high on prescription painkillers that she did not realize she was on camera.
“I look back at that footage, and I draw blanks,” she says of the episodes shot during that time period.
“I draw blanks to the period of my life, because it doesn’t seem like that was… it doesn’t even… I look at it and I’m like, was that really me? Was I really nodding off?” she adds.
“Like, was I really under that much medication? It didn’t even dawn on me until I was finally like, I don’t even want to live anymore. I’m not worth, like, my life is not worth living. And then it was like, my management and MTV stepped in.”
At the urging of her MTV bosses, Leah checked into rehab, and she’s now been sober for nearly five years.
Leah says she’s happier and healthier than ever these days, and she’s finally reached the point where she’s in a good place with both of her baby daddies:
“I’ve definitely learned, as far as codependent relationships, being OK with just me,” she says.
“And loving myself. And being alone. You know, that’s OK. And being that role model for my girls,” Leah adds.
“I always said if there’s one thing, I wanted to give my kids the life I didn’t have. And I’m doing that.”
It may have been a rocky road, but it sounds like Leah is currently in the midst of a very happy ending.
Her memoir, Hope, Grace & Faith, hits stores May 5.
Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer has a new memoir on the way, and excerpts that have already been made public have revealed that Leah’s past is even more painful than fans of the show ever realized.
In the book, Leah opens up about her addictions, stating that there were times when she was so high she didn’t even realize she was on camera.
She reveals for the first time that she aborted Jeremy Calvert’s baby and nearly took her own life afterward.
And now, in an excerpt published this week by The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, Leah reveals that as a young teen, she was forced by her mother to perform sex acts with an older boy.
Please be warned that the following article contains graphic descriptions of childhood sexual trauma.
1. A Painful Past
2. Worse Than We Thought
3. Sharing Her Pain
4. A Tumultuous Home Life
5. A Lack of Boundaries
6. A Painful Memory
So hey, how about that big abortion bombshell Leah Messer is dropping in her new book?
We talked about it earlier this month — in an excerpt from her upcoming memoir, she revealed that when she and Jeremy Calvert were dating, she had an abortion.
We saw it on the show, but the thing then was that she called it a miscarriage.
It’s a lot of information to take in, and Leah did share several details just in that excerpt.
But how did Jeremy feel about the whole thing?
Did he know? If not, when did he find out?
Well, that’s what we’re about to figure out today, friends!
1. So Much
2. A Look Back
4. Ding Dang
5. Oh No
Back in October of 2019, a rumor that Leah Messer had joined a cult began to make it’s way across the social media landscape.
At first, it seemed too ridiculous to be true, but eventually, the reports were confirmed by a reliable source — Leah herself.
First, she took to Twitter and started trying to convince A-list celebrities to join Mastery in Transformational Training.
Next, Leah started trying to recruit regular folks — Teen Mom 2 fans, many of them single moms, who expressed fear about writing huge checks to an organization they’d never heard of before.
That’s when Kailyn Lowry stepped in and prevented her friend from doing any further damage.
Now we have new information on Leah’s level of involvement with MITT.
And it seems there’s some good news and some bad news …
1. Hot Messer
2. Member For Life?
3. Going Hard
4. Aiming High
5. Changing Strategies
6. The Hard Sell
Leah Messer is all set to publish her memoir next month …
… and boy, is it going to be a tough read.
She’s been promoting the book, Hope, Grace & Faith, for some time, and we’ve known from the start that it’s going to be heavy.
Now that its release is drawing near, more and more excerpts have been coming out about the Teen Mom 2 star’s past.
We’re going to talk about a few of those excerpts today, but be warned – this is seriously some pretty weighty stuff here
All of it.