In addition, despite their past problems, the 21-year-old mom of three has a good working relationship with her ex, Corey Simms, who is the father of her twins, and he pays her regular child support—so how much is she worth?
Leah Messer really does have it all! A loving and supportive husband, gorgeous kids and money in the bank!
There have been numerous reports that Leah is considering quitting, if MTV do decide on a fifth season of the hit show—choosing instead to leave the drama behind and concentrate on being a wife and mom.
“I will NEVER let money take over my life! All I need is what I have.. Money will NEVER make me truly happy! It’ll never buy my happiness,” Leah tweeted back in January.
That may well be the case, but Leah does have a solid nest egg sitting in the bank to fall back on if times get tough. According to a well placed source, Messer, in her own right, is worth in the region of $75,000, and that's without taking into account her husband's substantial earnings and her home ownership.
Leah, pictured here with hubby number two, Jeremy Calvert, has twin girls from her previous marriage
Calvert earns in the region of $200,000 a year and unlike many in America these days has no problem finding work. He was laid off from his last job in early March but managed to pick up a new gig with equal compensation and benefits in a matter of weeks.
Leah married Jeremy on April 4th 2012, they have a baby girl together
Like fellow Teen Mom, Jenelle Evans, Leah was paid $75,000 per season for the show, along with a $20,000 bonus—hwoever, unlike poor Jenelle, who is currently broke and living back at home with mom, Leah has managed to keep hold of her hard earned cash!
In addition, Leah recently started a part time work gig at a local tanning salon, Tanfastiq, which helps bring in some extra cash, in the region of $200 per week—and she loves it!
Jeremy earns the big bucks as a pipeline engineer, Leah works part-time in a tanning salon
"Working @tanFASTiq 10-4. Come see me, and tan your booty! #spraytan #levels1-5beds #teethwhitening #fitwrap We pretty much have it all!" She Tweeted back in March. "Love it here, you should be tanning here!"
Then there are the magazine deals.
Messer struck a deal with US Weekly for her wedding photos last year and then for the first baby photos of little Adalynn, who was born February 4th—that brought in an extra $12,000.
Leah gave birth to daughter Adalynn on February 4th
Finally, Corey pays Leah $700 a month in child support—the amount came under scrutiny last season after Leah's mother claimed MTV edited the show to make it appear her daughter was being greedy and trying to squeeze as much money as possible from her ex.
The truth of the matter though is that Leah is actually entitled to around $1,200 a month in support, but agreed to settle for much less, $100 less in fact than the $800 a month that she was shown agreeing upon in Teen Mom 2.
Leah and Jeremy own a three bedroom hone in Elkview, West Virginia
Messer has also been smart when it comes to spending her income—she and Jeremy own a three bedroom home in Elkview, West Virginia which is worth in the region of $300,000!
Not bad for a 21-year-old!
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