Teen Mom Leah Messer reveals she previously did 'drugs with her troubled dad' Gary & claims he 'enabled her addiction'
LEAH Messer confessed that she once did drugs with her troubled father Gary and alleged that they enabled one another.
The MTV star has been open about her strained relationship with her dad in her book and on Teen Mom 2.
During the latest episode of the hit reality show, Leah was on her way to her first date with now-boyfriend Jaylan Mobley when she shared some unfortunate news about their dad with a friend.
"Guess who else called me this morning. Of course of all days on a day of a date my dad called me and said he’s in jail," she announced, half laughing.
"When does my dad call me? I haven’t even heard from him in over a year."
Leah went on: "He was like ‘they said I’m gonna have to get an attorney’ and I’m like I’m not paying for your attorney."
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In the middle of the conversation, Leah got a call from sister Victoria, who was emotional about her father's latest arrest.
Leah scolded her, saying: "Why are you crying? … He need to take ownership of it. you can’t blame the court system for your own stupidity."
She the slammed her dad, saying: "You called me ‘cause you’re in jail. You can’t call me for my birthday."
Later in the episode, Leah shared even more shocking information about her father and her anger toward him.
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Following her date with Jaylan, Leah visited Victoria to catch up on her budding love interest and her dad.
During their conversation, Victoria asked if Leah had let her beau in on the news about her dad.
The reality star explained her "energy" shift in regards to her father, saying: "I love him, but at the end of the day you got arrested? You went to jail? Ok."
Leah went on: "I don't want my kids to see that and I sure as hell don't want to see that."
She revealed: "When I was with dad, that relationship was toxic. I used with him. We enabled each other's addiction and there's no way I can go back to that.
"I'm done. You know what I mean? I'm done."
The reveal comes after Leah opened up about her relationship with her dad on Teen Mom Family Reunion in an emotional therapy session.
Leah was called out by her co-stars for being "quiet" during the episode.
The cast noted that she seemed "guarded," urging her to "open up."
Leah admitted that she was struggling with "trust," noting that the issue was with more than just the people she was filming the show with.
The reality star said in a confessional: "Hearing all the other moms open up, I know I need to go deeper."
She confessed to her co-stars: "I just need to trust people because I think I’ve been burned so many times.
"I always feel like everyone has an ulterior motive and that’s f**ked up."
In another confessional, she shared: "Trust issues has caused me relationships in the past."
Leah was then asked about boyfriend Jaylan, who arrived at the retreat later in the episode.
After chatting with the cast, Leah decided it would be wise to meet with Coach Bryant before Jaylan arrived.
She admitted during that chat that it was about more than trust, it was about "not allowing love in."
Asked what the root of her issues were, Leah said: "I think it’s because of relationships in the past.
"I think there’s a lot of situations. My dad wasn’t around. In and out of jail and on drugs."
Looking back on her challenging past with her dad, the Teen Mom 2 star recalled: "Me and my dad were really really close up until…"
She was then cut off by Coach Bryant, who noted: "Emotions came up, you deflected."
Leah started again, this time getting emotional: "One memory that stands out is when I had to pick up pop cans because that’s how he would collect money to come and see me but he really didn’t ever show up.
"‘Will I ever be good enough?’ but then I’m like, I’ll be good enough for me.
"I know I can take care of me and my kids and they’ll never have to worry about anything like that.
"But I want to be loved, too, the same way that I’ve loved other people. I just have a hard time accepting that when it happens."
Leah has talked about her dad in the past, opening up about him and his addiction in her book.
The MTV star wrote about him being present in her life until she was 6 or 7 years old.
She recalled: “With the opioid epidemic we are facing today, my dad always ties into that. I started doing my own research on when my dad started struggling with addiction and why he struggled with addiction.
“Come to find out in between 1995 and 1997 they started prescribing oxycodone. It was a highly addictive drug they swore wasn’t an addictive drug. My father broke his neck and back working on bridges in West Virginia. From there he went to some doctor for worker’s comp. That’s how my dad became addicted to the medication and still is to this day.”
Leah revealed she is helping to “provide treatment facilities in West Virginia.”
She added: “Whatever I have to do to do that, I will do. I’ve been there. I went through it. I’ve done it.”
Fortunately for Leah, she revealed the adversity she faced as a child has helped her “thrive” now.
She continued: “I’m giving my daughters the life I always wish I had.”
In 2017, Leah revealed in a tweet that her father, Gary Lee Miller, reached out to her for the first time in a long time.
She said at the time: “It’s the same thing every call. Maybe this time he really is going to choose life over death. All I can do is [pray].”
RadarOnline.com reported her father was arrested in February 2011 for possession of a controlled substance.
The police report stated that Gary “handed an unknown amount of pills to a female subject outside of Chili’s restaurant.”
Gary explained to authorities he was prescribed Lortab 10mg for “back pain.”
He was not prosecuted for the charges.
Leah has struggled with addiction herself.
On Teen Mom 2, ex Corey accused her of drug use after she was caught on camera slurring her words and falling asleep mid-sentence in various scenes.
She checked into rehab in June 2015, though she denied drug abuse rumors at the time.
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