Teen Mom’s Jenelle Evans splits from husband David Eason… months after he shot and killed family dog
- The couple’s split comes six months after Eason shot and killed the family dog Nugget after it bit their toddler daughter
- Sources say Jenelle believes she will not have a money-making career of any kind if she remains married to David
- Jenelle was fired from Teen Mom following the dog incident
- She has struggled to launch a make-up company after her departure from MTV
- The pair have been married two years; They share daughter Ensley, 2
- Jenelle coparents son Kaiser, 5, with ex Nathan Griffith and has a son Jace, 10, who lives with her mother
- David has an 11-year-old daughter, Maryssa, from a previous relationship
Jenelle Evans has split from her husband of two years, David Eason.
It comes after she was fired from MTV’s Teen Mom 2 in May, after Eason, shot and killed the family dog – an act which also resulted in Jenelle temporarily losing custody of her children.
Taking to Instagram the 27-year-old explained: ‘With time away from Teen Mom, I’ve started to look at my life differently and I know I need to make changes. I’m starting that now.
Teen Mom’s Jenelle Evans splits from husband David Eason… months after he shot and killed family dog; the two are pictured back in February this year
‘The kids and I have moved away from David. Nobody gets into a marriage expecting it to end but I know that’s what is best for me, and for my kids. Today I’ve filed papers to start that process.
‘I appreciate the support from everybody who has asked how I am. Me and the kids are doing great. We need some time to be together, but you’ll hear from us again soon.’
A source told TMZ Jenelle believed she would not have any kind of career if she remained with David. She struggled to launch a make-up company after her departure from MTV.
Her $40 JE Cosmetics Universal Brow Kit was launched at New York Fashion Week last month but was blighted by poor sales – she only managed to sell 150 kits in the first week.
Lost the children: Jenelle is the mom to Jace, 10, Kaiser, five, and Ensley, two. David is the dad to Maryssa, 10. The pair lost custody of all children after David shot and killed the family dog – with Jace already living with her mom who has had custody over him for most of his life
Back in April, the mom-of-three was fired from the MTV series after her husband, David Eason, admitted to shooting and killing the family’s French bulldog Nugget.
The shooting led to Jenelle and her husband losing temporary custody of daughter, Ensley, two. The reality star also lost custody over her five-year-old son, Kaiser – who she shares with ex Nathan Griffith.
David, a welder by trade, lost custody of his 11-year-old daughter, Maryssa. The children returned home in July.
Announcement: Jenelle revealed the split via social media
It’s all over: The mom-of-three said her kids were her priority
Jenelle’s eldest son, Jace, 10, continued to live with her mom – who has had custody over him for much of his life.
After regaining custody of Maryssa, Kaiser and Ensley in July, the couple took a class to better their relationship. They also adopted two new puppies, Anatolian Shepherds Buddy and Junior.
David and Jenelle were a couple for two years before they married. This is Jenelle’s second divorce.
Single lady: Jenelle is seen in September this year at an event to celebrate the launch o he JE Cosmetics Universal Brow Kit; she only sold 150 kits in the first week after it launched at New York Fashion Week.
Troubles of a Teen Mom: Jenelle Evans’ stormy relationship history
North Carolina-native Jenelle, 27, first found fame when she appeared on the MTV surprise hit show 16 And Pregnant in 2010.
At the time she was expecting a baby with her boyfriend Andrew Lewis, and gave birth to Jace in August 2009, with her mother Barbara stepping in to help raise the child, and eventually gaining full custody.
First love: North Carolina-native Jenelle first found fame when she appeared on the MTV surprise hit show 16 And Pregnant in 2010, alongside teen love Andrew Lewis
Jenelle was then signed up for spin-off show Teen Mom, and viewers watched as she battled both drug use and mental illness.
After Lewis, she had a rocky romance with Kieffer Delp, chronicled in the first four seasons of Teen Mom, with the two arrested for breaking and entering and drug possession in October 2010.
Next up was Kieffer Delp; the two are seen leaving court in 2010
Delp eventually accepted a plea deal and went to prison, after being charged with running a meth lab.
The two split in 2011, and Jenelle began dating Gary Head that December. He proposed months later in May 2012 but the engagement lasted just two weeks before Jenelle called it off amid cheating allegations.
Gary Head proposed in in May 2012 but the engagement lasted just two weeks
She wed Courtland Rogers in December 2012, a month after he proposed; they split the following month and after a brief reconciliation she filed for divorce in May
She next dated Courtland Rogers, a longtime friend, who she wed in December 2012, a month after he proposed.
Their chaotic whirlwind relationship saw them split in January 2013, then reconcile before they were both arrested for heroin possession and assault in April.
She filed for divorce in May of that year and began dating Tinder-date Nathan Griffith in June 2013, falling pregnant with his baby months later.
She filed for divorce in May of that year and began dating Tinder-date Nathan Griffith in June 2013, falling pregnant with his baby months later; the two are seen with Kaiser and Jace before their August 2015 break-up
Son Kaiser was born in June 2014 and an engagement followed in January 2015. The two split following Griffith’s domestic violence arrest in April, before reconciling in June. They split for good in August 2015.
Another Tinder romance came next, when she met David Eason on the popular dating app in September 2015.
Jenelle fell pregnant in April 2016, miscarried, then conceived daughter Ensley months later. She and Eason announced their engagement in February 2017 and married in September that year.
With Daid Eason last month; Jenelle has now filed for divorce
Jenelle underwent a sterilization procedure in April 2019. That same month Eason shot and killed the family dog after it bit toddler Ensley’s face.
Jenelle was dropped by MTV following the incident and temporarily lost custody of her children.
She announced she had filed for divorce in October, after two years of marriage.