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'Teen Mom 2' Star Jenelle Evans Is Haunted By Her Father's Legacy Of Rage

Thu, April 7, 2011 5:11pm EDT by 3 Comments

Jenelle’s out-of-control anger and violent outbursts may be patterns she learned from her own deadbeat dad.

Fans of Teen Mom 2 have watched Jenelle Evans physically attack her mother and get in a bloody fist-fight on the front lawn of a former friend’s house. And we’ve all wondered, where is all this violence coming from?? Well her sister says that the answer might come from inside Jenelle’s own family.

Jenelle’s father took off on the family when she was just 3-years-old, so she had no male role model. And Barbara struggled as a single mother raising three children on her own. “My mom worked two, three jobs at the same time,” Jenelle’s sister, Ashleigh Evans Wilson, 22, tells In Touch.

She also says that before her father ran out on his family his angry outbursts took a frightening toll on the children. “It was very scary,” says Ashleigh, who says their father fought bitterly with their mother in the years before he left. “It was definitely best that my father left home. He had a terrible temper.”

Ashleigh says that the only real happiness in Jenelle’s life now comes from her fame. “It’s almost like MTV is her family now,” says Jenelle’s sister. But what if the network abandons her too??

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