Jenelle Evans is a reality TV star who appears in the MTV series, ‘Teen Mom 2’. She then went on to become an internet sensation with a huge following on Instagram and Twitter. However, she had her first brush with fame when she appeared on ’16 and Pregnant’ on MTV, which was the prequel to ‘Teen Mom 2’. While she continues to appear in ‘Teen Mom 2’, her other interests have led her in various directions. She has come a long way since her MTV days as she has dabbled in writing as well as business. Evans’s memoir was released in 2017 and she also opened her own line of cosmetics and merchandise. She eventually plans to start her own YouTube series, which would focus on her family and travel. Today, she is a social media influencer with several million followers in her kitty. She is currently represented by Star Glam Enterprise.
Rise to Fame
Jenelle Evans became famous when she was revealed as a participant in ‘16 and Pregnant’, an American TV series on MTV that follows the stories of pregnant teenagers dealing with high school and other hardships. Jenelle’s ex-boyfriend was revealed as the father. The series later had several spin-offs, including Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2. Evans eventually moved to Teen Mom 2 as it continued the storylines of the four original moms from ’16 and Pregnant’. Evans continued to undertake the responsibilities of motherhood while also trying to lead her own life. ‘Teen Mom 2’ became a huge hit and is currently airing its eighth season. The series expanded to accommodate the changing relationships between the four original moms and their families, friends and children. The storyline follows Jenelle’s troublesome pregnancy, the temporary custody of Jace, her life in technical college as a medical assistant, her employment to support her finances and romantic relationships.
Rumor has it that she might be fired by MTV due to her constant skirmishes with the production team. These speculations came to light when Evans’s husband was fired from the show following his homophobic comments on social media in March 2018. Jenelle announced on YouTube that she would start her own YouTube series ‘Off the Grid Adventures’ in which she would take her followers on a journey beyond her hometown. Apart from this, Evans has also written her memoir, ‘Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom’, wherein she chronicles her past relationships and her current relationship with Eason. As an entrepreneur, she has also released her own merchandise, ‘JEShop’, and the cosmetics line, ‘JE Cosmetics Inc.’ With almost 3 million followers on Instagram and 1.4 million followers on Twitter, Jenelle remains a popular social media figure.
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Controversies & Scandals
Jenelle Evans and her then boyfriend Kieffer Delp were arrested for breaking and entering and drug possession on October 15, 2010. She pleaded guilty and was subsequently sentenced to 12 months of supervised probation. However, the prosecutors dropped the charges and she was released after completing 24 hours of community service. She also bailed Kieffer out of jail. Evans was arrested for the second time on March 28, 2011. A video that went viral depicted her assaulting Brittany Truett. Consequently, she was sent into Brunswick County Detention Center and later released on bond. She checked into a rehab in May 2011 but was arrested later for parole violation in August 2011. Her fourth arrest took place on 10 January, 2012 for allegedly harassing and threatening Hannah Inman. She was released on bail but later taken into custody for violating an order. After her appearance in court, all charges were dropped on April 24, 2012.
Family & Personal Life
Jenelle Evans was born on December 19, 1991 in Oak Island, Northern California to Robert and Barbara Evans. Her turbulent relationships dominated most of her teenage years. She was in a relationship with Andrew Lewis and they had a son, Jace, together. She next dated Kieffer Delp. However, the relationship was characterized by drugs and didn’t last. She then dated Gary Head, and they eventually got engaged; however, this relationship ended abruptly over domestic abuse. She ended up marrying Courtland Rogers when she was 20. They divorced after two years. Her next relationship with Nathan Griffith culminated in a son, Kaiser Orion Griffith, in 2014. She moved to the next level by getting engaged to Griffith, however, this romance was short-lived as well.
Evans eventually found a stable relationship with David Eason in 2015. They dated each other for some time before getting married in September 2017. The couple has a daughter, Ensley Jolie. Evans has often said that she has finally found the perfect partner and is finally content.