She's out! MTV is done with Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans, and apparently the newly fired star is freaking out about it.
This is all happening in the wake of the latest drama between Jenelle Evans and her husband David Eason. Eason shot and killed the family's French bulldog Nugget after Nugget nipped at the couple's 2-year-old daughter Ensley. Jenelle was heartbroken by Eason's actions. Amid the controversy, MTV announced that it cut ties with Jenelle Evans, emphasizing that the network already fired Eason last year after his homophobic tweets.
MTV ended its relationship with David Eason over a year ago in February 2018 and has not filmed any new episodes of Teen Mom 2 with him since. Additionally, we have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019 and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season.
Apparently Jenelle Evans was surprised by MTV firing her after she'd been on Teen Mom 2 since Season 1 in 2011. Here's what an insider told Us Weekly:
Jenelle was shocked and is really upset. The decision was given to her suddenly after a lot of back and forth with MTV.
The same source told the site that Jenelle Evans' mother Barbara Evans was also upset. Barbara was with Jenelle's 9-year-old son Jace on a cruise when the Nugget shooting happened.
Jenelle Evans hasn't spoken out herself, but she did retweet a link to Us Weekly's story claiming she was "really upset" about the firing.
Teen Mom 2 co-star Kailyn Lowry also posted links to stories on Jenelle Evans being fired:
That link led to RadarOnline's report claiming Jenelle Evans was "hysterically crying" after being fired, with a source saying everyone except for Jenelle knew the move was coming. The source said she's "broke," with her only income coming from Teen Mom 2, so she's "going to try and get on other reality shows." Her husband David Eason is reportedly trying to console her by saying they'll find another way to make money.
Teen Mom 2's Leah Messer also reacted to Jenelle's firing:
After the Nugget incident, Jenelle Evans told Us Weekly she was considering divorcing David Eason, but nothing was finalized. She wanted to focus on what was best for her and her kids:
I’m too hurt and upset at the fact he did that. It’s taking time to get over this whole situation, and it’s making me feel he’s very cruel and doesn’t have a heart on many ends.
David Eason had defended his decision to shoot Nugget in a now deleted Instagram post, adding this caption:
I don’t give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face. Whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I don’t put up with that shit at all. I’m all about protecting my family, it is my life’s mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me. You can hate me all you want but this isn’t the first time the dog bit Ensley aggressively. The only person that can judge whether or not an animal is a danger to MY CHILD is ME.
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