Money is tricky, especially in a marriage. Leah Messer revealed on her podcast Pressing Pause to Reboot that her extreme generosity was a leading factor in her divorce with Jeremy Calvert. Leah spoke with Teen Mom 2 co-star Kailyn Lowry and both stars discussed learning curves with finances.
According to Hollywood Life, Leah admitted, “I would cut my own throat to hand money over to other people.” She explained that she had to learn the power of saying "no," because she didn't want people to think her MTV fame had changed her. "I always want people to know I’m still that humble person and I felt [that in] giving to everyone, I would get in return," she said.
Leah shared that Jeremy did not see eye-to-eye with her spending style. “It hurt me, like, it caused one of my divorces, with Jeremy, because I would be giving to everyone,” she explained. Jeremy and Leah were married for three years.
Leah also said that she gave her father, Gary Lee Miller, $40,000 “just to keep [him] around,” adding that she has paid for cars and houses for family members because of her fear of appearing "stuck up."
Kailyn shared that she also has this worry and has had various friends ask for $800, $1000 and $1700. The Teen Mom 2 stars aren't slowing down their spending but at least now they're spending on themselves and their children more, as the co-stars have been taken multiple vacations together with the kids.