The West Virginia native was first introduced to fans in her two-part episode of 16 and Pregnant in 2010. At the time, the MTV star was a high school student newly dating Corey Simms, the twins’ father, when she became a mom of two. While parenting multiples was overwhelming, Messer and Simms — who were married for six months in 2011 — soon faced another obstacle when daughter Ali was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
One year after finalizing her divorce from Simms, the Teen Mom 2 star married her second husband, Jeremy Calvert. The two welcomed daughter Addie in 2013 before calling it quits two years later.
As MTV cameras followed Messer’s ups and downs for over a decade on Teen Mom 2, viewers watched her kids grow from newborns to pre-teens. Fans have also watched Ali progress and thrive in the face of her MD diagnosis, from being a little girl racing her twin sister in her power wheelchair to horseback riding as a near-teenager.
While the Hope, Grace & Faith author’s love life played out on screen, she introduced viewers to partner Jaylan Mobley on Teen Mom: Family Reunion in 2021. The West Virginia Army National Guard lieutenant proposed to Messer in August 2022, but the two abruptly split less than two months later.
“While the last year has been tremendously exciting for both of us, we’ve realized that it’s best we walk separate paths,” the former couple told Us Weekly in October 2022. “We are so grateful for the lessons, growth, and memories we’ve had in this relationship.”
They added: “So many of you have watched our love story unfold, and we hope that you’ll continue to watch our stories while we move forward as friends. We will forever have love and respect for each other, and we ask for privacy as we refocus and transition out of this chapter together.”
Before calling it quits, Messer told Us about her hesitation at the start of their romance but shared that she was ready to build a future with Mobley.
“At the very beginning of our relationship, I was like, ‘Whoa, like, put the breaks on it,’” she shared with Us in August 2022 about her thoughts on growing her family with Mobley. “But I am more open to the next steps than I ever have been.”
As for life with her three daughters, Messer told Us in March 2021, “I don’t know where I’d be without them,” she gushed to Us.
Keep scrolling to see Messer’s sweetest moments with her kids: