‘Teen Mom 2’ star Jenelle Evans is on probation, but refuses to behave and doesn’t even have custody of her son, Jace. Why is she acting out so much? We have the scoop!
Teen Mom 2‘s Jenelle Evans is on probation, but you’d never know it from her actions. The 19-year-old reality star was recently arrested for getting into a physical altercation with her former friend AND was photographed on the beach with a beer — plus, she doesn’t seem to care she’s lost custody of her toddler son, Jace. HollyBaby.com consulted with two top experts about why Jenelle is acting out — and they both agree: she needs a role model because the fame from being on TV is going to her head.
“Jenelle, like the other Teen Mom stars, had psychological problems because of the way she was raised before she got on the show,” Beverly Hills-based psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman told us. “But, the show and her newfound stardom has set these problems on steroids. The Teen Mom girls realize that the more outrageous they are, the more attention they get from the shows and the tabloids.”
NYC Family therapist and chief contributor to Healthguru.com Dr. Jeff Gardere agrees fame hasn’t been healthy for Jenelle and suggests she get help before it’s too late.
“It sounds to me like this is a young woman who perhaps doesn’t have the proper guidance in her life and found fame when she wasn’t emotionally stable,” he said.
“Jenelle really needs to be in therapy. She needs a mentor to step in and say, ‘You need to stop making an ass of yourself because the public will get tired of you like Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen.”
Unfortunately, Jenelle doesn’t have the luxury of having an acting career or famous family on which to fall back — like Lindsay and Charlie. If she doesn’t clean up her act, the Teen Mom fad will fade and she’ll just be another single teenage mom in trouble with the law — and we’d hate to see that happen.
Why do YOU think Jenelle refuses to play by the rules? Do you think she wants to regain custody of her son? Sound off below.
Kirstin Benson, with reporting by Chloe Melas
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