'Teen Mom' Leah Calvert Makes Divorce Work for Her Kids (VIDEO)

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Corey Simms Jeremy CalvertIf you're still one of those people who thinks MTV is glorifying teen pregnancy with shows like Teen Mom 2, how's this for decidedly non-glamorous? Leah Messer Calvert spent a portion of this week in the hospital with daughter Aliannah. Baby Ali, who has struggled with a non-specified disorder since birth, has been undergoing additional testing.

Not surprisingly, having to face one of her twins all dressed up in a hospital gown has left Calvert, who is pregnant with her third child, a wreck. But Leah, and baby Ali, have had something -- or should I say someone -- special at their side.

Both Leah's current husband, Jeremy Calvert, and ex-husband, Corey Simms, were at the hospital to help out with baby Ali. What's more, Leah's mom Dawn Spears has been tweeting photo after photo of the two guys sitting side by side, apparently getting along.

Divorced couples of the world, take note. This is how you co-parent.

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Corey is obviously at the hospital because he's Ali's biological father, but with Jeremy married to her mom and soon to be the father of her half-sister (yes, Leah's expecting a girl!), he has an obligation to be stepping up and being there for his stepdaughter. It's good that he realizes that.

But it's even better that Corey is secure in his status as the twins' dad and can make room for more love in their lives. I've seen a lot of divorced couples who've been apart far longer than Leah and Corey who can't seem to get it together for their kids. Sadly, many of these couples are much older and supposed to be more mature than a couple of kids who ended up parents in their teen years.

Having a little girl in the hospital is stressful enough; adding relationship drama on top of it isn't good for anyone -- least of all the sick child. The results of Baby Ali's tests are unknown at the moment, but she's definitely got the support she needs.

As Leah said on Twitter of her men getting along:

There's nothing like a family that sticks together through everything for the sake of their children!

And there is some good news in all of this: Baby Ali is walking these days! 

Are you surprised to see both Jeremy and Corey sitting there with Ali in the hospital? Would that happen with the people in your life?

 

Image via Twitter

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fave82 fave82

OMG, seeing those two little girls hug is the sweetest thing ever!!

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

It probably has a lot to do with their marriage being so short. If you spend years if your life with someone thinking you'll be together for ever it's hard to deal with that failing. If you are together for a short time and can both acknowledge that being together was a mistake you are far more likely to get along.

Angie... AngieHayes

Maybe it works because they are so young.

nonmember avatar kaerae

Rhonda makes a good point, but young relationships can also be more dramatic and immature. It really is nice to see them being able to handle a situation that many mature, college-educated people can't seem to do. I like Leah and Corey, and they will be much better parents and friends apart than they would have been together. Corey's engaged now too (or married?) and I can totally see the four of them getting along great and sharing the girls' important days together. Good for them. They have always been the best parents on the show, and Corey has seemed to me the only dad who truly enjoyed spending time with his kids. Wish them all well and especially little Ali.

imamo... imamombygrace

Wow!In the above picture Corey and Jeremy look a lot a like.



I love when divorced parents can work together for their children. It's so much easier for the kiddo. Growing up my parents were divorced and always fighting..my poor step dad tried to be civil. It was just a horrible experience. So this is awesome for them.

wamom223 wamom223

I had to walk away from the TV because what is happening with CT Elementary School is breaking my heart and it was so good to cry for a good reason.  This was a really great blog and I am happy for all party's.  My parents were divorced and it wasn't fun, it was awful.  Things are great now and everyone gets along and my son has no idea what things were like for me growing up (thank goodness.)

2nino... 2ninos4me

I had to take few looks before realizing that the guys in the pic isnt just corey lol they seriously look alike lol but anyways , im glad they all get along well and i hope the lil girl's test results are positive :)

MomLi... MomLily67

These young parents are actually putting their children first. She is more loved with two daddies now.  And specially since she has a medical condition, all the support is surely welcomed. Good for them for being so mature.

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