Teen Mom’s Corey: “I Never Fell Out of Love With Leah”

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MTV viewers weren't the only ones who refused to give up on now-married Teen Mom 2 stars, Leah and Corey Simms.

The 20-year-old certified water-distribution operator — who has 13-month-old twins Aliannah and Aleeah with Leah — insists in the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands now) that "he always knew we were going to get back together."

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Not that it made their six-month separation any easier.

After Leah, 18, started hanging out with her ex-boyfriend Robbie weeks after their daughters' December birth, "I was crushed," Corey tells Us.

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And by the time Leah made her mistake, Corey had moved on. "It was hard," Leah tells Us of watching him date other girls. "It was upsetting to me that I had to prove myself to someone who acted like he didn't care, even though I knew he did. I mean, I would be upset too, if I were Corey. He put his whole heart into his family and I pushed him away."

But despite seeing other girls, Corey says his heart was always with his now-wife.

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"I never fell out of love with Leah," he tells Us. "I was with other girls, but there wasn't a day I didn't think of Leah."

Ultimately the turning point for the duo, who wed in October, was watching daughter Ali's health struggle.

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"Whenever she came home from a doctor's appointment all upset, it hit me that Ali needs both of us together," says Corey. "I knew that if we had Ali in a split-up home, that wouldn't help her at all."

For more on the beloved Teen Mom twosome — including how they keep their bond strong and the latest on Ali's health — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.

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