Jenelle Evans hasn’t been filmed for future ‘Teen Mom 2’ episodes since April 6, and there are ‘no plans’ to do so in the upcoming season as well.
Jenelle Evans, 27, has been removed from the Teen Mom 2 story line for the time being — and there are no plans for her return either. MTV announced its decision on May 7, just one week after her husband David Eason, 30, admitted to killing Jenelle’s French bulldog Nugget. “MTV ended its relationship with David Eason over a year ago in February 2018 and has not filmed any new episodes of ‘Teen Mom 2’ with him since. Additionally, we have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019 and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season,” an MTV spokesperson wrote in a statement to HollywoodLife.
MTV’s announcement comes after Jenelle revealed the heartbreaking death of her dog on May 1, which David took accountability for on the same day. David claimed that Nugget had snapped at his and Jenelle’s two-year-old daughter, Ensley, sharing a video of one such incident and a photo of the toddler with a red mark on her cheek (albeit no blood or bite mark). His confession sparked immediate controversy, as he posted such sentiments on Instagram like, “I don’t give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face…whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I don’t put up with that s*** at all,” and “Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me.”
The controversy cost advertisers for MTV. Chipotle, Dove Chocolate, TWIX, Persil ProClean and Greenies (dental care treats for dogs) all pulled out from running its advertisements while Teen Mom 2 aired. The companies announced the severed ties on Twitter, with most of the tweets condemning animal cruelty.
Jenelle has starred on Teen Mom 2 since 2011 (she also has a nine-year-old son, Jace Evans, and a four-year-old son, Kaiser Griffith, from past relationships). David married Jenelle in 2017 and appeared in a handful of episodes during that year, but was booted from the series after posting alleged homophobic tweets in Feb. 2018.