Leah Messer is reportedly facing serious tax issues, after becoming the latest Teen Mom franchise star to struggle with debt.
According to The Sun, Leah was hit with a state tax lien of over $31,000 this past July and has not yet paid it. Last year, the reality star dealt with a federal lien for more than $123,000.
This may come as a shock to fans considering the rumored amount the Teen Mom 2 stars make per season.
What happened to all of Leah Messer’s money?
While Teen Mom 2 viewers only see bits and pieces of Leah Messer’s life on the show, the way her money is spent isn’t typically a part of that.
However, it is no secret that Leah Messer has been generous with her earnings by giving to others.
She has often been shown helping her mom and, most recently, her sister Victoria. Leah was also spent time and money trying to get a business started in the earlier days of Teen Mom 2.
Back in July, Leah told Kailyn Lowry on her Life Reboot podcast that when she first started making money she was often far too quick to give it away — and that it came back to bite her.
Recently, Leah opened up about her battle with prescription medication. This was something that had been speculated on for years, but she finally confirmed it this season.
After many viewers called her out for falling asleep, the speculation of use skyrocketed.
What is Leah Messer up to now?
Leah is still currently a part of the Teen Mom 2 cast. She recently filmed the reunion with the other girls, finding out about Chelsea Houska’s exit.
Her memoir was also recently released, which tells the stories of her past and the battle with addiction she faced.
She also opens up about some other tough moments in the book, some of which will be revisited on upcoming episodes.
At the time of writing, Leah had not yet spoken out about her alleged tax debt. She isn’t one who typically speaks out in the media, especially regarding her personal life.
After a decade of being on reality TV and making the money that she makes, finding out about a tax lien isn’t the most shocking thing that could have happened to her.
It remains to be seen where she goes from here, but Leah isn’t the only star from the franchise to be hit with something like this, and her amount compared to some is minor.
Earlier this year it was reported that Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra had accrued more than $800,000 in tax debt.
Teen Mom 2 airs Tuesday nights at 8/7c on MTV.