Leah Messer-Calvert and her husband of 6 months, Jeremy Calvert, are welcoming a baby girl into their lives in late winter and while Leah stayed mum on the pregnancy at first, she is now opening up about her second unplanned pregnancy with him and how they found out Leah was with child.
“We were camping, and I felt really funny,” Leah tells Us Weekly. “I didn’t think I could be pregnant because I was on birth control, although I missed a pill. But when we came home, I took a test and it was positive.” At the time, Leah was about 12 weeks along.
It’s a little surprising to see that Leah isn’t more careful. After having twins at a young age with ex-husband Corey Simms, she had an unplanned pregnancy with Jeremy after dating for just a couple of months, so it’s hard to understand why she doesn’t make an effort to prevent pregnancy. However, if Leah became pregnant just because she missed one birth control pill, it must be meant to be, because the chances of that are few and far between.
Luckily, this time around, they are married and much more stable. The two tied the knot in a small ceremony in April of this year and planned to have children eventually, but, as Leah says, “It just happened a little sooner than we expected.” While Leah is in a position to support her children, it still is worrisome that she has been pregnant three times in about 4 years. She’s in the public eye and a lot of young girls look up to her. The purpose of the show is to prevent teen pregnancy and when fans look at her, they don’t see someone who stands for that.
Regardless of the timing, Leah and Jeremy are excited about their new addition — and they aren’t the only ones. “Our parents are thrilled,” she reveals. “It’ll be Jeremy’s parents’ first grandchild, so they’re really excited.”
For more of Leah Messer-Calvert, tune in to Teen Mom 2 season 3 when it premieres on November 12 at 10/9c on MTV.