During her time on ‘Teen Mom 2’ it’s been clear Jenelle is only concerned about Jenelle — and on the Nov. 26 episode, she proved her love of marijuana and Ke$ha over her son.
It must be hard being a teenager while being a mom, but Jenelle Evans has yet to grow up and take responsibility for the child she gave birth to three years ago. She routinely chooses drugs, guys, booze — and on the Nov. 26 episode of Teen Mom 2, Ke$ha — over her sweet baby boy Jace.
Jenelle’s mom Barbara Evans has had custody of Jace since he was just a few months old, and ever since, Jenelle has made only half-hearted verbal threats to get custody back — but has yet to prove she can be a stable caregiver for her son, financially or emotionally.
During season three of Teen Mom 2, Jenelle flat-out admits she is addicted to marijuana, and has no intentions of stopping or trying to pass her drug tests. She was first arrested back in 2010 with her then-boyfriend Kieffer Delp for breaking and entering and drug possession, which put her under the watchful eye of the law — and probation officer.
Even though Jenelle tried a stint in rehab in March 2011, she confessed to her lawyer Dustin Sullivan that she would rather serve a couple weeks in jail and put her probation behind her since she cannot stop smoking marijuana on her own — and will ultimately fail every drug test she is given while on probation.
Her legal troubles are never-ending
Instead of trying to battle her self-proclaimed addiction for her son’s sake, she chooses jail time and being away from her son for a few weeks just to be able to smoke all the marijuana she wants when she gets out.
The one thing that does change her mind about jail is a Ke$ha concert — Jenelle was able to afford TWO second-row tickets, a hotel room, new clothes and feather hair extensions, but can’t prove she can financially provide for her son — which falls during the allotted jail sentence.
However, her decision is made for her when she is surprised by her probation officer by yet another drug test — which she fails, thanks to traces of marijuana and opiates — and is thrown back in the slammer. Even though she calls her mom and begs for the $1,000 to get her out and that she’ll “change,” Barbara makes the wise decision to keep her locked up.
Since the episode filmed in August, 2011 Jenelle has been arrested a shocking five more times, for charges ranging from communicating threats to her former roommate and ex-best friend Hannah Inman in January 2012, to more drug charges after a violent altercation with then-fiance Gary Head in June 2012.
Putting guys and partying over her son
Jenelle also seems to have all the time in the world for her many boyfriends, and never goes very long being single. She has been engaged to two different people in 2012 alone — currently engaged to short-term boyfriend Courtland Rogers — and rekindled her relationship with the volatile Kieffer earlier this year.
On the show, Jenelle is shown repeatedly storming out of her mom’s house whenever they get in an argument, and leaving her infant son crying alone while she goes to smoke. The Nov. 26 episode was no different — Jenelle fought with her mom yet again instead of hearing her out.
She has time to spend with boyfriends, go party with friends, and spend money at the mall and on drugs as fast as she earns it from her Teen Mom 2 salary, but has yet to make a positive effort towards providing a stable environment for Jace.
Turning her life around
It’s clear that Jenelle has a lot of love for her son, and she wants the best for him — she tweets cute pics and updates of their time together all the time — she just needs to keep focusing on her mental health and deal with her obvious addiction to drugs in the proper and healthy way so she can provide the best life possible for Jace.
Hopefully, her fiance Courtland is a strong, committed partner for her and Jace — they all deserve a happy ending.
What do YOU think of Jenelle’s behavior HollyMoms?
— Christina Stiehl
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