It can be tough to keep track of what’s going on in Leah Messer’s love life.
Leah has been divorced twice, and in each case, she endured a long, ugly battle that played out on the public stage.
So it makes sense that these days, Ms. Messer is a bit more secretive about her romances.
Last year, Leah dated T.R. Dues for months and went to great lengths to keep the relationship under wraps the entire time.
Following the breakup, there have been rumors of Leah dating someone new, but the Teen Mom 2 star has repeatedly refused to comment on the reports.
The mother of three has enough drama in her life these days, and deciding to keep her love life off camera and out of social media is probably the smartest thing she could do in her situation.
So it came as quite a surprise to fans when Leah posted what many took to be an engagement photo earlier this week.
The image below popped up on Leah’s Instagtam page alongside an eyebrow-raising caption.
“Got my boo a [diamond ring emoji],” she captioned the pic, adding the hashtag, “#truelove”.
For obvious reasons, many of Leah’s IG followers were left with the impression that she’d gotten engaged for a third time.
But it seems that’s definitely not the case.
The man in the photo is named Brian Gravely.
He’s a close friend of Leah’s, as well as her daughter’s cheerleading coach.
Not only is Gravely in a serious relationship, he’s also gay, so we think it’s safe to say he won’t be exchanging vows with Leah anytime soon.
The comments on the photo are almost equally divided between people thinking Leah is engaged, and other people telling those people they’re dumb for thinking that.
“They can be cute ‘together’ but he doesn’t like women, strictly friends,” wrote one follower.
“Do your research people!! If she’s got him as a true best friend good for her!”
That was one of the only obscenity-free comments ww could find to re-post here.
Suffice it to say, people are bizarrely proud of their knowledge of Leah Messer’s love life.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online to relive the Ms. Messer’s many romantic ups and downs.