'Teen Mom 2' Recap: Leah & Corey Have Too Many Regrets

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Corey SimmsWe all knew that one day Leah Messer Calvert and Corey Simms would have to stop the breakneck speed that they've been living at since their quickie divorce got rolling. Sadly, that didn't make seeing them break down on the Christmas Eve episode of Teen Mom 2 any easier to watch. Even with Chelsea getting her act in gear, Jenelle moving in with a guy, and Kailyn debating a big move, Leah and Corey's pain still managed to steal the show.

The episode started off on a good note; Leah and new boyfriend (now husband in real life) Jeremy Calvert made their relationship official by going to meet the parents. Watching Lee Spears take Jeremy out on the porch for some good old fashioned Daddy advice was adorable. He may be Leah's stepfather, not her biological dad, but he's a keeper, for sure.

Even the first meeting between Corey and Jeremy went well. It was awkward, sure, but the two guys were polite to one another during the custody hand-off of the girls. They acted much more grown up than many men who have decades on them.

And then it all seemed to come crashing down on Corey that Leah had really moved on. Seeing Jeremy in the flesh was that trigger that put him over the edge, and he just had to start texting Leah about how much he loved her and how he regretted the divorce.

I give the guy credit. He was being honest. But when he came face to face with Leah, he told her he didn't want to mess up her relationship with Jeremy ... even if he'd just dropped a giant bomb in her lap. What did he expect? Of course she was going to admit she regretted the divorce!

They never worked things out! They just went gave up! It's hard not to regret the end of a marriage when you didn't fight for it. Say what you will about these two, but Leah and Corey really seem to put their girls first, and Leah couldn't help but question whether it was better to try again just so the girls would have Mommy and Daddy together.

Of course we all know they didn't go back there, but this definitely puts their speedy break-up in perspective, doesn't it?

So what else is up with the other girls? Chelsea is -- surprise, surprise -- doing better now that Adam's gone. She's refocused on getting her GED, and she even visited a beauty school and talked to a counselor there about enrollment.

Kailyn is still dealing with the aftermath of her break-up with Jordan and Jo's new relationship. She's planning a trip to Texas to see her half-sister and cousins, maybe even talking about a move to the South.

And Jenelle, well ... she's still not back on her bipolar meds, but she had several civil conversations with mom Barbara. And she's made the grand decision to move out to put a little distance so she can continue to get along with her mom ... by moving into a spare bedroom at new boyfriend Josh's place. Considering we know that relationship didn't work out, we can only guess how well that is going to work out!

What do you think of Leah and Corey admitting they regret the divorce?


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lmdra... lmdragonfly

I am no expert in love n marriage but i will say this...ive watched evry episode of leah n corey and i fell in love with them. They do love each other. And i personally wish they would work thru it and find there way back. The passion is there, the hurt just kinda over shadows. I have rooted and prayed for them. I want to believe that if u trully mutually love each other u should be together. Working thru the tough times only strengthens ur marriage bond. Those girls not only need both parents they need them under one roof. I grew up w/o a dad all i ever wished is that he would have loved my mom and never left. I believe someday i will find a guy like corey. I believe in true love. But i know life is not easy, marriage is not easy.

nonmember avatar kaerae

Leah and Corey will be much better parents apart than they would have been together.

BeSwe... BeSweet707

Well written article. Corey and Leah did NOT try to save their marriage. They gave up way to easily. And I truly believe Leah moved on with Jeremy wayyyy tooooo fast. The first guy after Corey who gives her any sort of attention she falls for. They are happy now, but I wish they would have tried.

Judith K Littles

I don't watch this show anymore, I haven't all season but I have to say, that I thought Corey was a caring father and Leah was pretty grounded to be such a young mother. they did give up on their marriage really soon, apparently, but I hope they are able to co-parent their daughters well. 

I hope all of the girls get some forward momentum in their lives and find positive, constructive paths that work for them all.

jessa... jessasmamma

Leah and Corey remind me SO much of me and my ex-husband. There are differences, obviously - but their part of every episode literally has me in tears every time. It's just all too familiar. I only wish that my ex was able to man up in the way that Corey has. I have A LOT of respect for both Corey and Leah. Regardless of her moving on quickly, etc. They are wonderful parents. Especially for their ages.

nonmember avatar dar

Maybe Corey was a little too stubborn to try and work it out at first. I always thought they both worked hard at being good parents. They should have skipped the truck and moved together. It's give and take, even more so when there are children involved. I had always hoped they would work out their problems and move on with their family life. That's the way it is today - jump into it and don't work it out as adults when there are bumps in the road.

Joan Margaret Collins

I think Leah should have worked it out for the girls sake.

Stacey Myers

i think they need to be there for girls not together in a relastionship she needs to be with jeremy

Stacey Myers

she has a little girl with jeremy now

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