The ‘Teen Mom 2’ star is ‘exhausted’ by constant morning sickness, but she is happier than we’ve ever seen her. She gushed about her guy, Nathan, and the family they’re growing together — and even has a wedding date set, pending her divorce from her ex, Courtland Rogers!
Jenelle Evans spoke out after confirming that she is expecting another baby, her first with boyfriend Nathan Griffith. The Teen Mom 2 star wants her fans and haters alike to know that she has really changed, and was purposely “trying” for her second child because she was looking to grow a family with Nathan. The couple bonded over their children: her 4-year-old son Jace and his 2-year-old daughter Emery, but they can’t wait to “settle down” together.
Jenelle Evans: Second Baby Was Planned, Wants To Marry Nathan Griffith
“We just want a child of our own that we can raise together as a family, and we want a stable relationship for Jace and his daughter,” Jenelle, 21, told MTV. “We just want to settle down.”
Jenelle revealed she’s not even scared about her unknown future. “I think it would scare me more if I was in the situation I was when I had Jace,” she explained, since she was 16 when she got pregnant before. “Now I’m in a stable relationship and I have my own place, my own car, a job … I can pay my bills. I’m just happy with my life right now.”
Jenelle Evans Dishes On Relationship With Nathan Griffith
When she first met Nathan, she felt that the pair both understood each other’s situations. “His ex-wife’s parents have guardianship [of Emery], kind of like the situation I’m in,” Jenelle explained in the MTV interview. “He was like, ‘No one understands the situation I’m in and that I deal with,’ and I said that I could relate to him. We both have to deal with our parents to deal with our children.”
Jenelle says their relationship “works because he doesn’t like drugs, barely drinks, nothing like that,” and that she can’t wait to marry him. “I have to get divorced first, of course,” she explained, but said she wants a summer wedding after the baby is born.
Jenelle’s recovery from drug addiction hasn’t been easy for her, but Nathan has seemed to inspire her!
We’re happy that Jenelle’s happy — and wish the couple the best!
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Do you think Jenelle has changed?
— Kristine Hope Kowalski