Teen Mom star Leah Messer and her former fiancé Jaylan Mobley split on October 11, two months after getting engaged.
The couple did not give a reason why they went their separate ways.
Still, fans weren’t immediately concerned about specifics — wondering how the split would affect Messer’s three daughters, 12-year-old twins Ali and Aleeah and their 9-year-old daughter Addie.
The chatter quickly simmered on social media. Sure, there were plenty of people who were sad that Messer’s relationship was ending, but a lot of the conversation revolved around the kids.
They had lived in the same house as Mobley, 25, after he bought a home in West Virginia on April 1. It wasn’t exactly without a scandal when In Touch Weekly revealed that Messer, 30, had sold her house and Mobley had done so. Do not include them in the deed for the new home.
“I feel so bad for your daughters they must have such whiplash,” one person wrote.
“So the girls were taken to and bonded with another man who’s gone forever again? How sad for her,” wrote a second.
“Poor girls! They’re in every relationship with her and it’s been really unstable,” said a third.
Mobley gave each of Messer’s girls a ring after proposing to their mother in Costa Rica.
“When I dreamed of that moment, it was exactly how I imagined it would be. A slow, steady, unconditional love, not just for me, but for my three daughters, who I value most in life,” Messer wrote after “proposing” to all four.
“Thank you for everything you do for us. @jaylan_mobley We love you to the end of the world,” she continued. “It’s just US 4L.”
Any post that contained images of Messer and Mobley was deleted from both of their social media profiles.
In a brief message posted to Instagram on Oct. 11, Messer and Mobley announced their split, but didn’t say why. They had been dating for about a year when Mobley proposed.
“Although the past year has been tremendously exciting for both of us, we have realized that it is best if we go our separate ways,” the statement said. “We are so grateful for the lessons, growth and memories we’ve had in this relationship.”
“So many of you have watched our love story unfold and we hope you will continue to follow our stories as we continue to grow as friends,” it continued. “We will always have love and respect for one another, and we ask for privacy as we refocus and step out of this chapter together.”
Messer disabled comments on the post, but it garnered more than 60,000 likes within an hour of publication.
There were no obvious indications that things weren’t working. The couple last appeared at Cheyenne Floyd’s wedding on Sept. 29 and smiled for photos.
One picture showed Mobley kissing Messer’s hands, and another showed Mobley and Messer posing together in a phone booth.
On September 12, Mobley was “excited” to announce her home renovations. He planned to add a basketball court, pool, and other additions to the home. They collaborated with architect Giancarlo Sanna, a designer who has more than 19,000 followers on Instagram.
When suspicious fans pointed out that Messer’s name wasn’t on her house’s deed, Messer hit back, saying she trusts her partner.
“I didn’t think twice about whose name was on it, whose name was on it,” Messer said on the premiere episode of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter.
“If I really wanted to take out the loan, I could just say, hey, let’s meet a lawyer and work this out. But I’m confident in our relationship,” she said. “Sometimes you just ignore the shit and keep growing, keep moving and I know we will.”
To find out what happens next, don’t miss the new episode of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter when it airs Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on MTV.