Theodore Dues, known as TR, is the new boyfriend of Leah Messer, according to Radar Online. The couple has been seeing each other since this past spring and Messer’s second ex-husband Jeremy Calvert has moved on as well. Read on for the facts on TR.
1. Dues Is A Personal Trainer
Dues, 32, calls himself a “drill specialist” as he is a personal trainer. Dues also played college football as a running back.
2. He Moved In With Messer After a Week Of Dating
A source told Radar Online that:
T.R. moved in with Leah and her parents after just a week of dating … Leah initially denied the relationship, saying that they’re not official, but then confessed that something’s going on.
3. Messer’s Ex Calvert Was Not Happy About the Relationship
Though Jeremy Calvert has moved on and is dating someone new, he was reported as very angry when he heard Messer introduced her kids to TR without his permission. An insider told Radar:
When mutual friends told Jeremy about this new guy, he called Leah and flipped out for letting a stranger hang around Addie.
Calvert was also said to be upset that TR had met his two former stepdaughters as well.
4. Dues’ Baby Mama And Messer Get Along Well
According to Dues’ baby mama Mandy Winnell, 28, he has two sons – Tyshawn, 8, and Angelo, 4. Radar Online reports that Messer and Winnell both get along. At first, however, Winnell was upset, explaining that:
I really didn’t appreciate someone I didn’t know being around my kids. I was angry at first about that situation. I said some mean words, but we’ve cleared that up, and Leah knows it all came out of anger … People expect me to be angry and say bad things about Leah, but T.R. and I are not like that. I consider him a very close friend. Our relationship is 100% better since we broke up.
5. Messer Helps Promote His Business
Messer has been trying to help Dues promote himself and his business. In April 2015, she posted a tweet instructing her own followers to follow him as well. You can view the tweet above.