Other Women A Constant Issue
Throughout their history on Love After Lockup and Life After Lockup, the couple had a rocky relationship. Michael had a tendency to have many secret romances on the side. Even after Michael was released from prison and the birth of their second child, he kept shacking up with other women. Eventually, Sarah realized that she deserved better and walked away.
Michael Simmons Moves Far Away
Life After Lockup fans might already know that Michael moved to Miami, Florida while Sarah and the children are in New York. Now, some parents do live in different states than their children, but still make the time and effort to maintain a bond. According to Sarah, that is not the case with Michael. She indicated that he doesn’t even try most of the time. She told the media outlet,
“… it is very inconsistent. It is far few and between, and it’s not at all something that I feel like my kids can understand… you have a dad who comes and goes and doesn’t always call. So, that’s extremely difficult, I’m sure, for the kids. Especially my oldest, Aviahna.”
Life After Lockup: Sarah Simmons Doing Her Best
When the publication asked Sarah how Michael’s inconsistency and “revolving door” parenting could affect their children, she made it clear she’s doing the best she can. She recalls when Michael was in prison, she was on her own with their oldest daughter. That was for three years and it doesn’t seem like Michael is any more present now than when he was behind bars.
“So, is this extremely different from what she’s used to? Probably not… I have to believe I’m enough. I have to believe that being able to allow her to express herself and ask questions and give appropriate time to talk to her about it is the best thing I can do.”
Women Come Before His Kids?
Even though Michael claims to want to spend time with his kids, he never did show up for a custody hearing. Sarah called several times, including when she was at the courthouse. However, he didn’t answer and when the crew went to check up on him, it was clear why he missed the court date.
There were beer bottle caps everywhere and images of Michael’s wild night drinking with a woman flashed across the screen. Good intentions only go so far and like the saying goes, actions speak louder than words.
Be sure to catch up on everything happening with Sarah Simmons right now. Come back here often for Life After Lockup spoilers, news and updates.