More information is trickling in about the very sudden (and very surprising) split of engaged Teen Mom couple Leah Messer and Jaylan Mobley— and The Ashley has new details!
As The Ashley previously reported, Leah and Jaylan announced last month that they were ending their relationship, just months after getting engaged. The exes posted matching breakup statements to social media but did not give any details on why they suddenly broke up.
Now, someone close to Jaylan has come forward with more information on what went on after the breakup and how Leah was able to stay in the house she had shared with Jaylan— despite Jaylan’s name being the only name on the deed.
The source— who tells The Ashley that they feel bad “about how [the breakup] went down and what happened to Leah”– confirmed The Sun‘s report that Leah did, indeed, discover that Jaylan had been unfaithful to her. However, the source says that there is “definitely more to it” than just the discovery that Jaylan had cheated once.
“But Jaylan does not want the full story getting out there,” the source said. “He did everything he could to keep Leah from going public with the story.”
In fact, according to the source, Jaylan made Leah sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), forbidding her from publicly revealing the reason behind their breakup.
“She filmed a few times about the breakup, once with a friend and once with Jaylan, but the only thing Leah was allowed to say on-camera was that she signed an NDA and couldn’t really discuss it,” the source said.
(The Ashley’s production sources confirmed that Leah did, in fact, mention the NDA on-camera while filming recently.)
The source also revealed that Leah had a very good reason for agreeing to sign the NDA: it would allow her to keep the West Virginia home they had once shared.
“He agreed to sign the house over, on the condition that Leah sign an NDA and not discuss the reason behind their breakup,” the source tells The Ashley. “As long as Leah agrees to keep it quiet, legally everything will move forward to her having the house in her name only.”
As The Ashley previously reported, Jaylan and Leah made a big fuss on social media about Jaylan “surprising” Leah with the house this past spring. However, TMZ reported last month that it was Leah– not Jaylan— who had put money toward the house, something the source confirmed to The Ashley.
“He did ‘surprise’ her by finding and choosing that house, but the way he presented it [on social media] made it sound like he bought the house for her, and that’s not really what happened,” the source said. “The money came from Leah.”
Still, though, Jaylan’s name was on the deed without Leah’s, which the source also explained.
“Leah wouldn’t have been able to get the loan due to her tax issues,” the source said. (As The Ashley previously reported, Leah currently owes more than $450,000 in federal and state taxes.)
“That’s why it was just in Jaylan’s name,” the source said.
After the breakup, the source said that Leah wanted to stay in the house with her three daughters, so Jaylan agreed to sign the ownership over to Leah— as long as Leah signed the NDA he wanted her to.
“His name will still be on the deed until she can refinance the house in her name only, but she has to take care of her tax debt before she can do that,” the source said. “Once she does that, she can take his name off. This was all part of the agreement they made and it was done legally though an attorney.”
The source said that Leah is not making mortgage payments to Jaylan and instead is able to pay the financial institution directly.
The source tells The Ashley that, although they are still close to Jaylan, they feel bad that people have been speculating that the breakup was because of something Leah did.
“She really had no fault in this one,” the source said. “She truly thought she had found ‘The One’ with Jaylan and was heartbroken.”
UPDATE! Soon after The Ashley’s story broke, Jaylan posted a message to his social media accounts.
“THERAPY WINS!! LOVE WINS!! FORGIVENESS WINS!! FAITH WINS!! ACCOUNTABILITY WINS!! All of which I chose.. Just know, you will only get positive response from me and people around me. Everyday we see how negativity and conflict ends.. Life is too short.. FIND PEACE!” he wrote.
It is unknown if this statement is related to The Ashley’s story.