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Reality TV star Jenelle Evans says she wasn’t fired from Teen Mom after all. This news comes after Evans’ challenging year, including a messy custody battle for her children, a husband who killed her family dog, and being noticeably absent from MTV’s Teen Mom 2. According to the mother of three, she has not been fired from the hit show, she’s just unclear about where she stands with the network.
The former Teen Mom 2 star voiced her frustration with MTV back in July when they opted to fire her following her legal issues earlier this year. Evans became a Teen Mom fan-favorite after getting her reality TV start on the TLC show 16 and Pregnant, where viewers got to see the then-teenager give birth to her first son, Jace, back in 2010. The network continued to follow Jenelle after she pulled out a gun last year during a road rage incident. But it was when her husband David Eason reportedly shot and killed their family dog, Nugget, that MTV decided to part ways with the controversial reality star. Despite the dog’s death case getting closed, Evans was not asked to return to Teen Mom 2. She expressed her anger with MTV’s decision in July when she called them out for cutting her after she regained custody of her children, but didn’t cut Amber Portwood despite her domestic battery charge against her boyfriend.
But, now Evans claims she wasn’t fired from MTV and is instead unclear of exactly where she stands with the network. According to People, she said, seated alongside her husband, “My relationship with MTV right now - we just left it on a civil note. And, you know, apparently I’m still in an open contract, I hear. I hear that, you know, I’m not fired. So, I mean, I’m confused, because I only talk to one of my old producers, but no one else will speak to me, so I don’t know. Things have been very hush-hush.” When asked if she would consider rejoining the show, Evans replied, “Maybe. But I would have to, I’ve been working with them for so long, just the editing is not good.” She added that she feels like only negative parts of her life are portrayed on screen for ratings. “It’s just never been good,” she added.
While MTV declined to comment on Evans’ remarks, the network released a statement saying they stopped filming with the former Teen Mom 2 star. The statement reads:
“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.”
When asked her about the state of her marriage, after Eason killed their family dog and had Evans involved in a custody battle for her children, she says her marriage to Eason is “stronger than ever.” The couple does appear to be in a happy place as they were most recently spotted sitting front row at New York Fashion Week.
Back in February, Evans brought her whole family to the Indonesian Diversity Fashion Week 2019 Collections Show where she walked the runway alongside her daughter Ensley Jolie Eason and her stepdaughter Maryssa Eason. It appears the couple’s latest spotting at New York Fashion Week is their way of letting the public know that the Eason household is in good standing. Surely, there’s a possibility the Teen Mom OG star could return to the MTV network in the future.
Teen Mom 2 airs Tuesdays at 8pm EST on MTV.