“I couldn’t imagine myself being anywhere else”

Teen Mom's Leah Messer Is Engaged to Jaylan Mobley: 'I Couldn't Imagine Being Anywhere Else' Credit: Vision Stream Productions

Teen Mom’s Leah Messer Is Engaged to Jaylan Mobley: ‘I Couldn’t Imagine Being Anywhere Else’ Credit: Vision Stream Productions

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Leah Messer is ready for an exciting new chapter in her love life!

The old one Teen mom Cast member boyfriend Jaylan Mobley proposed to her on Friday night. The romantic moment took place during their anniversary trip to Costa Rica, where Mobley proposed to Messer while taking a romantic walk on the beach after the couple enjoyed a dinner prepared by a private chef.

Mobley popped the question with a custom 4.7-carat ring designed by jeweler Mike Nekta of New York Diamond Jewelry.

Speaking exclusively to PEOPLE about her engagement, Messer says, “It feels amazing. I never imagined myself here today, but I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else,” as Mobley adds, “I can’t even express how I’m” I feel. I wanted this moment to be the perfect moment for her.”

Although Messer says she “knew something was up” before Mobley’s proposal, she explains that she had “no idea it was going to be like this.”

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Teen Mom's Leah Messer Is Engaged to Jaylan Mobley: 'I Couldn't Imagine Being Anywhere Else' Credit: Vision Stream Productions

Teen Mom’s Leah Messer Is Engaged to Jaylan Mobley: ‘I Couldn’t Imagine Being Anywhere Else’ Credit: Vision Stream Productions

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When it came time to propose, Mobley tells PEOPLE he was “nervous” but also prepared. “I’ve been thinking about this for at least 2-3 months,” he says. “I knew it would be cool if we did it in Costa Rica — where we came from when we first started dating.”

He adds: “A lot of people helped make this happen. I just consider myself blessed and lucky to be in her life.”

Teen Mom's Leah Messer Is Engaged to Jaylan Mobley: 'I Couldn't Imagine Being Anywhere Else' Credit: Richard Nelson

Teen Mom’s Leah Messer Is Engaged to Jaylan Mobley: ‘I Couldn’t Imagine Being Anywhere Else’ Credit: Richard Nelson

Richard Nelson

Once Messer and Mobley return home from their romantic getaway, the couple plans to tell the reality star’s children about their engagement together. “Girls have been asking me if I plan to propose, [and] I think the best way to tell the girls is to do it together. I have a surprise for them, too,” says Mobley.

Messer has daughter Adalynn Faith, 9, with ex-husband Jeremy Calvert. She also has 12-year-old twin daughters Aliannah Hope and Aleeah ​​Grace with ex-husband Corey Simms. (The MTV star was married to Calvert from 2012 to 2015 and Sims from 2010 to 2011.)

Messer tells PEOPLE that her girls look up to Mobley “as a role model,” as well as “another father figure in their lives.” He adds: “They have a great relationship.”

Teen Mom's Leah Messer Is Engaged to Jaylan Mobley: 'I Couldn't Imagine Being Anywhere Else' Credit: Vision Stream Productions

Teen Mom’s Leah Messer Is Engaged to Jaylan Mobley: ‘I Couldn’t Imagine Being Anywhere Else’ Credit: Vision Stream Productions

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Messer made her relationship with Mobley official on Instagram in September 2021, sharing a PDA-filled snap. Now, as she prepares to head down the aisle again, she tells PEOPLE what the duo envisions for their big day.

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“I want to walk down the aisle,” Messer says. “I say it over and over again. I got to where I am as a woman and as a mom and I want everyone to see that strength.”

Looking ahead to the next chapter in their lives, Mobley notes, “I don’t know if I can say that there is one thing [I’m most excited about].”

“I’m looking forward to everything we’re going to do together — commit to each other, commit to the girls, raise our family and do this life together as one,” she adds.

Teen Mom's Leah Messer Is Engaged to Jaylan Mobley: 'I Couldn't Imagine Being Anywhere Else' Credit: Vision Stream Productions

Teen Mom’s Leah Messer Is Engaged to Jaylan Mobley: ‘I Couldn’t Imagine Being Anywhere Else’ Credit: Vision Stream Productions

Vision Stream Productions

As for Messer, she says, “I look forward to all that the future holds for us—our families coming together, the children we’ll bring into this world together, growing businesses together.”

“It’s very open,” she continues, “but I’m excited about it all.”

Next you can see Messer Teen Mom: The Next Chapterpremieres September 6 at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.

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