Leah Messer’s family and friends have a fantastic reason to celebrate right about now: The teen mom of three is engaged to beau Jaylan Mobley! People was first to report the happy news.
The West Virginian accepted her love’s proposal on Friday, August 19 during an anniversary trip to Costa Rica.
“It feels amazing. I never imagined myself being here today, but I couldn’t imagine myself being anywhere else,” Leah told the magazine. Jaylan added, “I can’t even express how I’m feeling. I wanted this moment to be the perfect moment for her.”
The location also holds special significance for the couple; it is where they visited when they “first started dating.”
This will be the third marriage for Leah. She and Corey Simms tied the knot in October 2010; the nuptials were featured on the Season 1 Teen Mom 2 finale, which aired in 2011. The couple divorced in the summer of 2011. Leah subsequently married Jeremy Calvert in 2012; the South Carolina-based celebration was broadcast during Season 4 in 2013. They split in 2015.
Leah first shared photographs with her now-fiancé in September 2021 — and soon after, he celebrated Halloween with her daughters Ali, Aleeah and Adalynn (SpongeBob getups included). Jaylan made his MTV debut on Teen Mom: Family Reunion.
The pair plan to tell Leah’s daughters about the engagement when they return home. “The girls have been asking if I plan to propose, [and] I think the best way to tell the girls is for us to do it together. I have a surprise for them as well,” Jaylan revealed to People.
Offer your congrats to Leah and Jaylan, and be sure to keep up with MTV News for wedding updates! Do not miss the series premiere of Teen Mom: The Next Chapter on Tuesday, September 6 and watch a sneak peek below.