She never gave up on love, and Leah Messer has not given up on adding to her family, either. The 19-year-old Teen Mom 2 star, who wed Jeremy Calvert, 23, in a small ceremony on April 14 at the Catlettsburg Wedding Chapel in Ashland, Ky., is already trying for another baby. As OK! exclusively reported, the star suffered a miscarriage in January but is now feeling strong and ready to begin the next chapter of her life.
"It's a really exciting time," says a source. "No one has ever seen her this happy."
Since they started dating last year, shortly after the breakup of Leah's six-month marriage to Corey Simms, 21, Jeremy has proven to be a natural stepfather to Leah's twins, Aliannah and Aleeah, 2. His kindness to her girls is the quality in her new husband that Leah treasures most.
"Jeremy is amazing with the twins," says the source. "He became a second father to the girls from the very start. They are comfortable with him because he's this gentle giant of a guy with a huge heart. That really sealed the deal for Leah."
The couple, who reportedly are planning a second, more traditional wedding ceremony and a reception, hope to have an addition to the family soon. Says the source: "Leah can't wait to give him a baby of his own — and Jeremy's thrilled at the thought og having more little ones around."
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