Teen Mom 2 alum Jaylan Mobley reportedly “pocketed” the cash his ex-fiancee, Leah Messer, gave him as a down payment towards their formerly-shared home.
Before calling it quits and going their separate ways (just two months after announcing their engagement), Leah and Jaylan were moving quickly in their relationship.
The former spouses-to-be moved into a 6,000-square-foot home together in Leah’s home state of West Virginia.
Now that they’ve split and Jaylan has reportedly moved into an apartment, a source close to the couple says that Jaylan has held onto the money Leah gave him towards the down payment.
“I’m not sure 100 percent how it went down, because I don’t think Leah knows,” the insider shared with In Touch. “He had told Leah he needed a down payment on the house, and I’m 99 percent sure she now knows there was no down payment on the house.”
The outlet confirmed that the home was purchased in Jaylan’s name and that Leah’s name was not included on the deed. Jaylan mortgaged the property via a VA Loan through the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA loans don’t require a down payment “as long as the sales price isn’t higher than the home’s appraised value.”
Jaylan Mobley ‘pocketed’ Leah Messer’s down payment, says Teen Mom source
A down payment wasn’t necessary, but Leah gave Jaylan money towards one, according to the source.
“From what I’m gathering, there was no down payment, so whatever she gave him for the down payment, he pocketed,” they claimed.
Although Jaylan was listed as the sole owner of the home, Leah and her daughters – 12-year-old twins Aleeah and Ali and 9-year-old Addie – have remained in the sprawling abode.
Leah and Jaylan hired attorneys to allow her and her girls to stay in the home
The source tells the outlet that Leah and Jaylan came to a legal agreement to allow her and her girls to stay in the home.
“They went to an attorney, he has his own attorney now for legal stuff, they mutually agreed to separate,” the insider added. They noted, however, that Leah was required to remain hush-hush in order to keep the home.
Leah had to “sign an NDA [saying she] cannot discuss [their] breakup,” they added.
The source says that keeping her daughters in the home was important to Leah. “She did not want to have to move her kids,” the insider shared, adding that Ali, Aleeah, and Addie weren’t aware of the split until after it happened.
Apparently, the legal contract also states that Leah can refinance the home in her name, which would allow her to remove Jaylan’s name from the deed. In the meantime, Jaylan has no access to the home; however, if Leah were to default on the mortgage payments, the house would go back to Jaylan.
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