Teen Mom's Leah Messer Wondered If She "Was Living a Lie" After Jaylan Mobley Breakup

In the Dec. 27 episode of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter, Leah Messer tried her best to answer questions surrounding her breakup from Jaylan Mobley.

By Mike Vulpo Dec 28, 2022 3:01 AMTags
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Perhaps this breakup is not Leah Messer's story to tell.

More than two months after the MTV reality star called off her engagement to Jaylan Mobley, fans are curious to learn what really went wrong with the pair. But during the Dec. 27 reunion episode of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter, Leah explained why this part of her life isn't exactly an open book. 

"I didn't cheat," Leah told reunion hosts Dr. Drew Pinsky and Nessa Diab. "Eventually, he'll share, but it's not for me to do." 

When asked if Jaylan cheated or revealed something, Leah played coy saying it's something he "deserves to speak on." She later admitted, "legally, I cannot share" everything when it comes to the breakup as she signed a legal document.

"I definitely had questions," she said when recalling the initial split. "I'm so confused. Have we been living a lie for a year and a half?"

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For Leah, who is raising twin daughters Aliannah Hope and Aleeah Grace, 13, with ex-boyfriend Corey Simms and 9-year-old daughter Adalynn Faith with ex-husband Jeremy Calvert, the breakup affected her children in many ways.

"They still want Jay to come around. We still love him," Leah said. "You can't change someone, but if you're not in the place where you know who you are, how am I supposed to have a romantic relationship with you? That doesn't make sense."


Despite the public breakup, Leah assured viewers that she remains supportive of her ex-fiancé. But at the same time, the reality star knows she has to move forward. 

"I think Jaylan genuinely loves us at the capacity at how he knows how to love," she said. "I still believe in love. I keep moving. I keep showing up. I keep being a mom and lean on my support system."

Fans first met Leah on MTV's 16 and Pregnant back in 2010. She continued to document her reality on Teen Mom 2 before signing up for the show's Next Chapter.

When looking back on her romantic life over the years, Leah said that she learned to put herself first.

"I feel like you should take your time to get to know yourself before even getting out there and being exclusively committed to someone," she told E! News in September. "I wish I would have done a lot when I was younger. I wish I would have explored the dating scene and got to know myself a little bit more and pursued more of what brought me purpose, what brought me drive." 

Teen Mom: The Next Chapter reunion special airs Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. on MTV.

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