Leah Messer done got herself sat in the hot seat this week, y’all!
The Teen Mom 2 star invited the show’s fans to ask her questions to answer on her Life Reboot podcast and the fans did not disappoint! Instead of asking the typical, generic questions most reality TV stars answer during Q&A sessions, the ‘Teen Mom 2’ came at Leah hard— calling her out for not wearing seatbelts, implying that she was using Plan B as her birth control method and more.
They even brought up good ol’ Robbie Kidd, who, as ‘Teen Mom 2’ fans may remember, was the man that Leah cheated on her first husband Corey Simms with the night before their wedding!
(She was also accused by her second husband Jeremy Calvert of cheating with Robbie, an incident that The Ashley affectionately refers to as “The Great Deer Cam Caper of 2014.”)
Buckle yer seatbelts (that means you too, Leah!) and see how Leah answered these tough questions! (The Ashley is only including the “juiciest” questions, obviously.)
Q: “Why would you think Plan B would be an acceptable form of birth control? That’s not how it’s intended to be used.”
Plan B– which, according to its website is “an emergency contraception product that helps prevent pregnancy when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex”– was mentioned by Leah during a recent episode. She stated that she uses the emergency contraception pill “as needed.”
Even after a fan asked her about it, Leah seemed to have no idea why it was wrong to take Plan B in that way.
“That’s why I said ‘As needed,'” Leah said. “I do not think it is something that should be used frequently, but if something would happen, I would use it. I used it as needed. If I felt like I needed it, then I would use it. MTV definitely did the voice-over backward. They actually wanted me to make it sound like I used it as birth control but I was very aware that you don’t use it as birth control. It’s something that you don’t use like that.
“This is how good they are with cutting episodes…not even accurate the way they cut it,” she added.
Q: “Why do you do ‘Teen Mom 2?’ Do you really think it portrays what a teen mom’s life is like?
The casts of the ‘Teen Mom’ shows are frequently criticized for continuing to do the show, despite the fact that none of them are teenagers anymore, and are certainly not struggling, thanks to their jumbo MTV paychecks.
When asked this question, Leah gave an honest answer, explaining that some of her co-stars have changed the show into something much more dramatic than it was originally intended to be.
“At the beginning, the purpose of the show was to prevent teen pregnancy. Teen pregnancy rate has dropped, so I think as far as that, I feel good about that,” Leah said. “However, I think the show has took a turn and I’m not always happy with the way some, of the other talent has acted or they’ve made it out to be.
“We have to grow up! We’re not teens anymore,” Leah added. “We’re adults and I feel like we should all act like adults. We’re not setting good examples for our audience and we’re not continuing the purpose of the show anymore and that does suck.”
Q: “Why don’t you think it’s important to wear seatbelts? You’re a mother!”
Over the years, Leah (and her kids) have been shown in the car without their seatbelts, and the ‘Teen Mom 2’ star has caught a lot of flak on Twitter for it, so it’s no surprise that a fan used this opportunity to ask Leah about it.
“First of all, [MTV has] me put the seatbelt underneath my arm because the microphone is in the middle of my chest,” Leah explained. “That’s why you don’t see my seatbelt. But, literally, every time we get in the car, everyone buckles up.”
Leah said that the show’s editors often edit it to look like Leah & Co. are seatbelt-less because it brings extra drama.
“I might be driving down the road, so I’m not going to be looking at the kids all the time, so Ali might be trying to get the iPad off the floor that she dropped or something, and they’re gonna cut it so you think she’s not in her seatbelt or she looks like she’s not in her seatbelt, just so everyone will talk about it and they get attention from that little thing,” she said. “I do think it’s very important to wear seatbelts, also my children in seatbelts and wearing them correctly.”
Q: Are you getting back together with Jeremy?
‘Teen Mom 2’ fans have suspected that Leah and her ex, Jeremy Calvert have been playing “hide the sausage” for the last month or so, and, when asked, Leah didn’t even deny it. She admitted that her and her ex-husband are considering giving their relationship another try.
“Let me just say, I got a text from Jeremy tonight, he was like, ‘I’m so confused, can we talk later?’ and I’m like, ‘What do you mean? Why are you confused?’ I was like, ‘Is it about us?’ and he was like, ‘Yeah, I want to talk to you,'” Leah said.
“If you know Jeremy, he puts up this hard front and sometimes he’s an a**hole but, as of right now, I’m just going with the flow and I don’t know what is going to happen.”
Q: Do the kids want her to get back with Jeremy or Jason?
Leah said that her three kids are on-board with her trying again with Jeremy.
“Aleeah had a little phone chat with him earlier today and, you have to get to know Aleeah for her to open up a little bit [to you]. She was like, ‘Mom, why don’t you just get back with Jeremy?’ She told me this yesterday!’
“We always have each others’ backs. I would never want to hinder that co-parenting relationship that we do have.”
The same can’t be said about Jason, though. Leah said the girls had problems with him.
“There were some issues behind cameras that people didn’t see,” Leah said. “My girls weren’t getting along well with Jason. For me, I would like for them to all be united. When someone else is taking up my time, they may feel a little upset about it but at the end of the day, there were some other issues I feel like they sensed in our relationship.”
Q: Are you still in touch with Robbie Kidd?
When the fan brought up “The Kidd,” Leah’s first reaction was, “Oh s**t!”
She then revealed that she has not talked to Robbie for a long time.
“I know he’s happily married and has kids, is maybe in the military or something like that,” Leah said of Robbie. “I actually don’t have any connections with him at all.”
(Photos: MTV, Instagram)