Leah Messer looks ‘so sad’ in uncovered childhood photo
Fans of “Teen Mom 2” star Leah Messer said the MTV personality looked “so sad” in a resurfaced black-and-white image posted to Reddit on April 15. The picture showed her two younger siblings, Victoria and Isaac. While Victoria is a regular on Messer’s segments, Issac made few guest appearances on Teen Mom 2.
It was not immediately clear where the original poster found the image. While Victoria and Isaac Messer smiled brightly for the camera, Leah Messer stared into the lens with an “eerie” stony gaze, according to some social media users.
“She looks so sad,” one person wrote on Reddit.
“There is sadness in Leah’s eyes,” said a second social media user.
“The pain in Leah’s face is incredible . Poor girl 🥺,” a third person wrote.
Some people suspected that the trauma Messer suffered during her childhood was what they saw in the photo. “Her eyes look like a lost little girl,” they wrote. “Dawn’s upbringing of her eldest child was terrible. I despise her.”
What happened to Messer as a kid?
In her memoirs, Messer tells of her traumatic childhood: “hope grace & faith’, which has received numerous positive reviews on Amazon. Her book has a nearly five-star rating, having received more than 5,000 reviews.
Messe claimed in the memoir that she was sexually abused by a teenage babysitter when she was 5 or 6 years old. According to the Teen Mom 2 star, the alleged abuse lasted for months and she never spoke about it until writing her memoir.
“My mother didn’t understand why I screamed every time I went to the babysitter’s house. It was because I was sexually abused there and my mother didn’t have much support,” she said said people.
Messer told Heavy the writing experience was “cathartic.”
“I just feel like I own my story. I really feel like it’s changed a lot of other people’s lives based on the feedback, and that’s what I’m about,” she said in March 2021.
Messer said her mother forced her to have sex when she was 13
Messer was 13 when she first had sex. In her memoir, Messer wrote that she was playing spin the bottle with her friends at her house when her mother, Dawn Spears, joined the game.
A boy named Mike spun the bottle and it landed on knives. Spears then allegedly forced Mike and her daughter into a room to have sex.
“I was laughing because I thought she was just teasing me, but then she started pushing both of us into the bedroom I was sharing with [my sister] Victoria,” Messer wrote, as noted by Ashley’s reality summary.
“The next thing I knew I was in the room with Mike and my mom was holding the door closed from the other side so I couldn’t get out. I remember feeling cornered, like a trapped animal,” Messer continued Ashley’s reality summary. “I didn’t want to kiss Mike, let alone have sex with him, but that’s exactly what happened.”
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