Which mercurial, controversial Teen Mom cast member do you think is worse overall, Jenelle Evans or Amber Portwood?
Tough question, right? There’s a whole, whole lot to consider when comparing these two deeply troubled young women.
Number of arrests, levels of drug use, how many kids they’ve traumatized and how badly … you could use so many metrics.
It’s no small task to tally everything up, but since Amber is still filming Teen Mom OG and Jenelle was fired last year, well …
Looks like MTV conducted an evaluation of the two and came down squarely on the side of the machete-wielding Portwood.
And Jenelle is pissed, to say the absolute least.
Evans believes that if she got booted out the door by the network, Amber should be gone just as fast. But don’t take it from us.
Here’s what the Carolina Hurricane has to say …
1. A Look Back
2. Ugh, This Guy
3. Classic David
5. A Struggle
6. Oh, Nugget …
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It’s been almost a year since Jenelle Evans was finally fired from Teen Mom 2.
And it would be a massive understatement to say that she’s still very, very bitter about it.
Jenelle wants her job bacl, but she’ll almost certainly never get it — especially now that she’s officially reconciled with David Eason.
And so, she’ll settle for the next best thing: getting other people fired.
Evans revealed this week that she thinks MTV should have cut ties with Amber Portwood after Portwood was arrested for domestic violence back in July.
The craziest thing about this situation? For once, Jenelle is right.
Take a look:
1. Moms at War
2. Kicked to the Curb
3. The Nugget Incident
6. She Tried!
For a couple of months now, everyone’s been speculating that Jenelle Evans is back with David Eason.
Or, well, it started out as speculation, but now it’s pretty much just a fact that everyone knows but they won’t acknowledge.
But our girl Jenelle has just uploaded a brand new Q&A to her YouTube account, and in the video, she directly explains what’s going on with David.
She also gives tons and tons of info about her post-Teen Mom life.
So let’s get into it!
1. Well, Jenelle …
2. Ah, Memories
4. By All Means!
5. Oh Hey Girl
6. And We’re Off!
The coronavirus pandemic has led to widespread economic anxiety, as people all over the world have been laid off or forced to shut down their businesses for the foreseeable future.
However, Jenelle Evans isn’t worried.
You would think she would be, considering it’s been almost a year since she got fired from Teen Mom 2, and she has three kids to support with no visible means of income.
But if you think Jenelle is out there filling out job applications like some chump, you’ve got another thing coming.
No, despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary, Jenelle still thinks she’s an A-list star with a bright future in the world of media and entertainment.
And amazingly, she vocalizes this belief in public without a shred of embarrassment.
Take a look:
1. Big Dreams
2. Fat Chance
4. Her TV Days Are Done
5. Good Luck With That
6. The What?
Jenelle Evans is candidly opening up about her life in the spotlight and what the future holds now that she has parted ways with MTV. More importantly, she addressed her mental health, something that’s been weighing on her as the online trolls continue to criticize her decisions. She admitted on […]
One of the cool things about being on Teen Mom is that you make a lot of money.
Like, a lot.
The moms and the original dads make hundreds of thousands of dollars per season, if you can even believe it, and they also get to travel for free if MTV is filming, which is pretty neat since we’ve been seeing a lot more vacations on the show recently.
But besides the show itself, cast members are pulling in crazy amounts of cash from all kinds of wild and crazy places.
“Like where?” you may be wondering.
Well, wonder no further …
[We’ve updated the list for 2020 so that you can enjoy the slow financial declines of Jenelle Evans and Farrah Abraham. You know you’ve been waiting for this!]
2. Amber Portwood
3. Not Much
4. A Quick Hobby
5. Forever Haute
6. Well …
We can now safely say that when Jenelle Evans claimed to have separated from David Eason last year, she was lying to the public in a last-ditch effort to save her career.
What fans had hoped would be a step in the right direction for Evans turned out to be nothing more than the latest con perpetrated by a lifelong grifter.
David, of course, was almost certainly involved every step of the way.
After Eason killed Evans’ dog, and the resulting CPS investigation caused the the couple to lose custody of their kids, it became clear that Jenelle would never get back on TV as long as she was married to Eason — and so, the couple orchestrated a hoax.
And now, Jenelle is finally — albeit gradually — coming clean.
Take a look:
1. Here We Go Again
2. A Failed Con
4. An Elaborate Hoax
5. Yeah Right
6. Interesting Development
For most of her adult life, Jenelle Evans has enjoyed the sort of financial security that most single moms can only dream of.
Despite never putting in full-time hours in an office, or any other workplace that might take her away from her children, Jenelle has been pulling in six figures for the past several years.
(Of course, she also lost custody of all three of her kids despite having all that time on her hands, but that’s a conversation for another time.)
Needless to say, those days are done.
Jenelle has been fired from Teen Mom 2, and it’s becoming painfully clear that she’ll never work in media again.
In fact, it’s beginning to look like no employer in their right mind will touch her with a ten-foot pole.
Take a look at Jenelle’s latest adventures in unemployment:
1. Briefly Employed!
2. Oh, the Irony!
3. A Familiar Name
4. Big Yikes
5. The Desperation Is Real
6. Who Wrote This For Her?
After a good few years now of being aware of David Eason’s existence, we’re pretty confident in saying this:
The guy has zero redeeming qualities.
It’s just all awful, everything about him.
He’s controlling, bigoted, aggressive, and obnoxious.
According to some 911 calls from Jenelle and her statements in court last fall, he’s abusive to both her and her children.
And who could forget when he brutally killed Jenelle’s dog last year?
Of course you remember what happened – Jenelle had a tiny little French bulldog named Nugget that she seemed to love very much, and they never bothered to teach their young children how to treat animals.
When little Ensley played a little too rough, Nugget gave her a little warning nip.
At that point, David thought an appropriate reaction to that would be to drag the dog outside and shoot it with a shotgun.
Several reports alleged that the Teen Mom 2 terror beat the dog before killing it, perhaps in front of the children.
Police opened an investigation and CPS officials temporarily removed the children from the couple’s home.
Of course, there were no permanent consequences.
These things don’t stick except in very unusual situations, and Jenelle is more than happy to cover for David.
As such, it was swept under the rug … and they now own two large dogs – a Goldendoodle and an Anatolian Shepherd.
And judging by this series of videos David recently shared, it’s clear that no one learned anything from what happened to poor Nugget.
In the videos, the couple’s three-year-old daughter Ensley can be seen sitting next to the shepherd, hugging and kissing it.
David keeps encouraging her, because of course he does.
She lays on the dog, pulls at its skin, and almost pokes it in the eye a few times, and David still seems incapable of just telling her to be gentle.
We’re not dog experts, but this one doesn’t seem to be terribly bothered by her, although it doesn’t seemed thrilled either, but after what happened with Nugget, you’d think they’d be a bit more cautious, right?
But according to David’s caption, Nugget was just a bad dog.
“Dogs are meant to be loved on, kissed in the face and tolerant of children’s behavior,” he wrote.
“Junior is such a gentle, loving boy like all dogs should be!”
Because of all of this, and also because Jenelle’s recent announcement that she got another dog (the Goldendoodle named Rosey), people have been doing their best to get the dogs taken away.
As one person wrote on Instagram, “I’ve been calling animal control in Columbus County all day!”
“This is crazy for Jenelle to have another dog! I will call until they block my number!”
Other people have been reaching out to the ASPCA, begging concerned citizens there to intervene somehow.
Unfortunately, that seems pretty unlikely.
Despite their track record, they’ll almost certainly be able to keep the dogs, plus get more if they choose.
Sure, one might “run away” from time to time, or they might have to “get another home” for one for some issue or another.
And if one of them attacks Ensley, well then David will just “take care of it” like the good country boy he is.
By all appearances, Jenelle Evans’ career as a reality star – or any kind of media entity, for that matter – is completely dead and buried.
Jenelle didn’t just get fired from Teen Mom 2, she got canned with extreme prejudice and proceeded to burn every bridge available.
In the weeks after she separated from David Eason, it briefly looked like Jenelle might stand an outside of chance of mounting a comeback.
Yes, they were both negligent parents with long histories of violence, bigotry, and abusive behavior toward children and animals.
But Jenelle seemed to be planning a pivot in which she would blame her entire ugly past on David.
These days, however, it looks like that ship has sailed.
Evans and Eason are back together, which means she made a conscious decision to put her children back in harm’s way by forcing them to live with a violent maniac.
At this point, Jenelle’s career is officially toast.
We can’t tell you who will win the Democratic presidential nomination or what will what happen with the coronavirus, but we can say this much with 100 percent certainty:
No major TV network will ever again take a gamble on Jenelle Evans. Same goes for MTV for that matter.
And on the off, off, off chance that they did decide to work with her, they would quickly come to regret it.
Given her dire circumstances, you might think that Jenelle and David would choose to face facts and get real jobs.
That would mean behaving like responsible adults, which is something that’s clearly beyond their capabilities.
Despite all of this, Jenelle continues to tease “future projects” as though she’s one of the most in-demand media figures of today’s multi-platform entertainment landscape
“Cannot waaaaait to share the project I’m involved with!” Evans tweeted on Saturday.
“It’s going to be super fun, positive vibes and no drama! Very different!”
“I’ll keep you posted with updates within these next few months,” she added, concluding with the hashtag “#StayTuned.”
In case there was any doubt that Jenelle is talking about some sort of media project, she added microphone and movie camera emojis. Subtle!
Our guess would be that she’s following in Kail Lowry’s footsteps and launching a podcast.
The big difference, of course, is that Kail has found tremendous success in that field, while Jenelle is certain to fail in hilarious fashion.
But believe it or not, Evans still has a handful of fans who are rooting for her.
“Congratulations Jenelle that’s awesome girl,” wrote one commenter.
Fortunately, the vast majority of her replies were highly critical.
“I was really rooting for you….then you went back to David. Your poor kids and any pets yall may have,” one person tweeted.
“A new self help book on how to NOT raise your children?” another suggested.
“And a kids book ‘When Animals Disappear’,” a third follower remarked.
Hmmm … we think that person may have just hit on something.
If there ever were a Jenelle-attached project that people would actually pay good money for, that might just be the one.
David Eason is an awful human being.
So awful that we’ve often wondered if he’s an actual human being and not just a garbage can animated by an evil curse.
One of the worst things about him is the way he treats Kaiser, his wife’s son from her relationship with Nathan Griffith.
From the beginning, he’s always been a bit off with him, to put it mildly.
Remember the scene from his early days on Teen Mom 2 when he and Jenelle took Kaiser out on a boat and he didn’t have a great time because he was two years old?
David called him a screaming little bitch and he and Jenelle both treated him like he was ruining their day.
As time went on, things only got worse.
At one point, Kaiser’s grandma (Doris, Nathan’s mother, not dear Barbara) tried to get emergency custody of him, claiming that he’d told her that David was abusive to him.
She made all kinds of stunning claims in court – she said that she’d witnessed David and Jenelle neglecting all the kids, and she even said that Kaiser had told her that David had punched him.
Doris and Nathan (pictured above, with the boy) ultimately lost that battle.
She wasn’t able to continue the court battle, so Kaiser never left.
Several months later, Kaiser was having a visit with Nathan, and Nathan refused to give him back to Jenelle because he believed David had been hurting him again.
Police and CPS got involved, and Nathan did get to keep Kaiser for a bit longer, but eventually he was ordered to return him to Jenelle.
Let’s see … and then last year, Nathan shared photos of some pretty bad bruises on Kaiser’s backside.
He said that Kaiser had told him that David had beaten him with a stick, but then Jenelle turned around and said that Nathan was the one abusing Kaiser.
Meaning that they both agreed that Kaiser was being abused, which is really just horrible to hear.
Nathan vowed to fight for custody, but soon after that, David killed Jenelle’s dog and CPS gave him temporary custody anyway.
Of course, that didn’t last long either.
Back to Jenelle he went, and the whirlwind continued with its most stunning twist yet:
In October, Jenelle left David, and she took Kaiser and Ensley with her – she also quickly got a restraining order against David, apparently by providing proof that he’d abused both her and Kaiser.
She said in court that once David had locked Kaiser in a car and refused to let him out, even when he was crying.
But now that she’s back with David, she’s saying that never happened – that no one had ever abused Kaiser at all, period.
It’s all so sad, right?
And it’s about to get even sadder.
One would think that David would be on his best behavior right now, right?
Apparently, not so much.
David has been doing this weird thing for the past few days where he’s been sort of teasing his social media followers by posting videos that on the surface are no big deal, but when you know the context, they’re not great.
Like over the weekend he shared a video of Ensley tugging on one of their dogs – knowing that everyone knows the reason he killed Nugget last year was because he “nipped” at the little girl.
Because she was “being too rough,” Nugget had to die.
Pretty messed up to taunt people with videos like that. And then yesterday, he shared a video of Kaiser on his Instagram story.
In the video, Kaiser is sleeping in his car seat, and David starts poking some hard plastic thing in his ear.
Since the poor kid is sleeping, he swats it away a few times, but David is persistent.
Finally, Kaiser sits up and yells “Stop touching me!”
And David laughs.
Like we said, on the surface, this may not seem like a big deal. A lot of people tease kids like this, and a lot of times it’s harmless.
But when you consider how he’s always treated the kid, and everything he’s allegedly done to him … it’s a bit darker than that, right?
Poor, poor Kaiser …