If there’s anyone who understands the complications that can arise from raising children with someone you’re no longer in a relationship with, it’s Leah Messer.
Leah has three kids and two baby daddies.
That’s not a terribly uncommon set of circumstances, particularly in the context of the Teen Mom franchise.
But unlike some of her co-stars, Leah has been to hell and back with her exes, yet has always managed to make amicable co-parenting her top priority.
So perhaps there’s no better candidate to offer advice to the stars of the latest Teen Mom spinoff, Young and Pregnant.
In a video posted to MTV’s YouTube page this week, Leah offers some words of wisdom to the network’s newest stars.
“When dealing with baby daddies,” she tells the camera, “communication is key.”
“Both parents deserve to be in the child’s life,” Leah adds.
“That is the most important of all,” she concludes.
Sound advice, to be sure.
Of course, given the show’s difficulty with building an audience, the cast might prefer that Messer offer advice about how to attract viewers.
But that’s a conversation for another time.
If you’re a longtime Teen Mom 2 viewer, then you know that Leah has endured a whole lot of ups and downs in her love life over the years.
These days, Messer is hooking up with Jeremy Calvert, the father of her youngest daughter.
But it looks as though the former couple has stopped just short of a formal reconciliation.
Leah and Jeremy slept together while in New York for this year’s reunion show, and insiders say Messer would love to give their romance another chance.
Unfortunately for her, it seems Jeremy is more hesitant.
Leah tells friends she’s keeping all of this from her kids so as not to create confusion.
But on last week’s TM2, Messer’s daughters stole her phone and found out all about Jeremy.
Maybe someone should make a video for Leah with advice on how to lock your phone!