Teen Mom 2 continues to hemorrhage baby-daddies!
Days after Adam Lind proclaimed that he is planning to quit the show after filming the Season 7 Reunion, The Ashley can exclusively reveal that yet another one of the show’s fathers is planning his exit.
Jeremy Calvert, the ex-husband of star Leah Messer, is also planning to put his ‘Teen Mom 2’ days in the past. According to one of The Ashley’s show sources, Jeremy has made it clear to the show’s producers that he plans to leave ‘Teen Mom 2’ after completing his obligations for Season 7. (Jeremy is currently in New York City with the rest of the cast to film the season’s After Shows, as well as a “Dads” special.)
“Jeremy is over it,” The Ashley’s source tells her. “He’s tired of being attached to this show, and now that he and Leah are divorced, he doesn’t want to be part of her drama. He’s tired of dealing with all the negativity that comes from him being on the show, too.”
But that’s not all! According to The Ashley’s source, Jeremy is planning to take his daughter, Addie, off the show as well.
“Jeremy wants Addie out of the spotlight. He doesn’t want her to grow up being known as the kid from ‘Teen Mom 2,'” the source says.
The Ashley checked in with another show source who informed her how things worked in terms of the children’s contracts.
“Both parents have to agree to have their child filmed for the show,” the show insider tells The Ashley. “Jeremy and Leah both have to sign off on having Addie appear. If Jeremy refuses to sign off, Addie cannot appear, regardless if Leah wants her to. Both custodial parents have to agree.
“There’s no way MTV would fight it,” the source tells The Ashley. “They won’t go to court or anything. It will make it very hard for the film crews, though, if they are filming Leah and the twins and Addie is not allowed to appear. They will probably try to throw a lot more money Jeremy’s way to get him to agree though, but that’s the most they’ll do.”
However, The Ashley’s first source tells her that, unlike most members of the cast, Jeremy doesn’t need the money from the show.
“Jeremy’s one of the only cast members with a ‘real’ job,” the source says. “He makes an impressive amount of money on his own, so money’s not really an issue for him like it is with some of the other cast members who completely rely on their ‘Teen Mom 2’ income to live off of.
“He works all year, so the extra income from the show actually kind of screws him over come tax time,” the source added.
All of The Ashley’s sources tell her that ‘Teen Mom 2’ Season 8 is not confirmed at this point; however, the producers and cast members have started to discuss it. As The Ashley stated before, one of the four ‘Teen Mom 2’ girls is particularly reluctant to sign on for another season, so the producers are currently looking at their options to keep the show going. (The Ashley will have have more on that later.)
As for Jeremy, he is currently dating Brooke Wehr, whom Leah recently met for the first time. The Ashley’s source tells her the meeting was on-camera and Leah did not handle it well.