It's not looking good!
The Teen Mom cast members are all approaching their late twenties and thirties, and it’s no surprise that many of them are settling down. Even though we’ve seen many Teen Mom marriages fail over the years, it seems that a number of the cast members have finally found “the one” and are living out the beginnings of their happily ever after. But fans know better than to think that the girls are impervious to change — just when everything seems the most peaceful and secure, we’re blindsided with an update that comes entirely out of left field.
Fans have watched Jenelle Evans go through a number of “soulmates” during her time on Teen Mom 2, but it wasn’t until David Eason that she truly found “the one”… or so it appears. She quickly made him her second husband and her third baby daddy, and since then, the two have been sharing pictures and updates for their life on The Land. Even though they haven’t been married for a year yet, sometimes it seems that they’ve been together forever.
But sometimes it’s not so pretty. We’ve seen Jenelle and David’s explosive personalities come out time and time again, and sometimes they turn these explosions on one another. Is it possible that Jenelle’s happily ever after isn’t so happy?
Not for the first time, fans have started to believe that Jenelle and David’s relationship could be headed to a dark place… or even to the end. Now many believe that they may not even make it to their first anniversary.
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Trouble in Paradise
When Jenelle Evans first met David Eason, viewers were big fans of him — if only because he wasn’t Nathan Griffith! Jenelle claimed that she met David on Tinder (even though fans aren’t entirely convinced that’s true), and he seemed to be nothing more than a loving father of two with a stable job. Even Barbara was impressed with Jenelle when she first met David, but we all know how that ended up (with them screaming and shouting at one another during pretty much every reunion).
David and Jenelle’s relationship hasn’t proven to be as level headed and loving as it was at first. Even though many believe that they’ll be the one couple in the franchise to “make it,” they’ve had more than their fair share of very public fights. In fact, they were caught in the middle of a massive fight on the night before they got married!
Luckily they did manage to walk down the aisle, but their relationship has had rough points ever since. During one particularly uncomfortable fight, Jenelle even threatened to quit over claims that MTV had edited the situation to make it look worse.
Before the episode even aired, Jenelle was already clearly frustrated with the editing. The star took to Twitter to reveal that someone had tipped her off she might not be particularly happy with the episode. “Love how my director calls me to give me a heads up that tomorrow’s episode is going to be highly edited from a ‘friend’ I don’t speak to,” she wrote.
Not Cool, MTV
It soon became clear this was no ordinary “bad editing” tantrum. Rather than just call out the network, producers, or directors, Jenelle took things one step further ―she completely deleted her Twitter.
When the episode aired, it became clear what Jenelle was concerned about. We got a look at what happened behind-the-scenes of Jenelle and David’s adorable save-the-date picture… though when the producers showed up to film the photo shoot the first time, they were sent off of the property.
“He’s arguing for hours,” Jenelle told a producer in a text. “This is bull s**t, he keeps putting me down. He won’t stop.”
Soon after, the producers were told to leave. “David said ‘if you don’t leave my house you will be escorted by police,’” a producer explained. “’You will have five minutes before I call.’” Another producer chimed in, “Now he’s saying he’s going to call the police on us?”
The producers returned the next day, and Jenelle told them that the fight was simply because they were both in “a bad mood.” Meanwhile, David insisted that they had never fought in the first place.
“We weren’t fighting,” David said while Jenelle fed Ensley without speaking. “Who told you that? Were we fighting yesterday? Nope, you’re lying. Everything is great around here. You don’t have to worry about problems.”
Fans were deeply concerned about Jenelle and David’s relationship after the episode, theorizing about abuse and gaslighting. But soon Jenelle took to Instagram to share her side of things… and threaten to quit. She wrote:
“Yes, me and David have our ups and downs, but yesterday’s episode was uncalled for. Because David didn’t feel like explaining another argument or drama on camera they make it look as if David is hiding some weird a** sh*t from the public as if he was hurting me in some way?!
I have decided after this season I’m probably calling it quits for filming this show. I told Morgan it’s getting to [sic] out of hand and it’s not healthy for us anymore, just harming us mentally. They treat all of us as if we are in a freak show and in cages. WE aren’t human beings to @mtv what-so-ever.”
Around the time the episode aired, David was even accused of domestic violence against his new wife. An image of Jenelle began circulating where it appears she had finger marks from someone squeezing her upper arm very hard. But she claimed it was all fake.
She took to Twitter with the accusation, writing, “Stop photoshopping pictures saying my husband is abusing me. Thanks!” She posted images of her with red marks on her arm that looked to show signs of someone holding her arm and squeezing it tight, leaving fingerprint marks. She went on to say, “The first screenshot of the custody episode someone posted photoshopping a hand mark on my arm. The other screenshots are pictures I’ve taken myself from the same episode… and there aren’t any hand marks. Once they treat me with respect I’ll be back, if they don’t I’ll be happy with the life I’ve got. I told them this last night.”
Only a few months later, it appeared that there was once again trouble in paradise. As is the case with many Teen Mom rumors, things started up on social media.
Fans noticed in December 2017 when David had a major change to his relationship status on Facebook. Instead of listing himself as married to Jenelle Evans, his relationship status simply read, “It’s complicated.”
Maybe fans wouldn’t have picked up on this change so quickly if it weren’t for the timing. The shift came right after a special about Jenelle’s past relationships, called “The Ex Files,” aired on television. In the special, Jenelle goes one by one through all of her past loves and hashes out the relationships — leading, allegedly, to a very jealous David.