When Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer Calvert got engaged, everyone was surprised by how quickly it happened. In fact, Calvert was, too.
In the Teen Mom 2 after-show special, Leah revealed that she wasn't expecting the proposal so soon after the two of them started dating. It seems a little suspect. During this week's episode of the show, she DID get engaged and she seemed pleasantly surprised. She also revealed she had removed her IUD and was pregnant. Did she already know that and that is why they got engaged? I guess we will never know.
The whole thing was just sad, though. See below:
Getting engaged is supposed to be a joyous time. It's supposed to be something both parties have wanted for a long time and feel thrilled to shout from the rooftops.
Leah's engagement was rushed. She looked more uncomfortable than excited, and when she told her mom, it was really clear. There are supposed to be tears of happiness and joy. Instead there was worry. And trepidation.
It's easy to see why. At just 20, she has already been married and become a mom of two. Rushing into things didn't work out well for her before and it certainly won't work this time.
Leah has a lot to learn about life and jumping into yet another marriage, and pregnancy is probably not the best way to do that. So her hesitation and her sadness and her weirdness on the after-show aren't surprising. It makes sense.
But you don't have to say yes. You can always say you'd rather wait. It's way too late now (they are long married now, hence her new last name). But it might be food for thought as she moves forward. At just 20, she has years and years of fertility and she can keep having babies.
Maybe now is the time to stick at three and build a really strong marriage.
Do you think Leah and Jeremy will make it?