'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans Turns 21: Her Life Of Arrests, Drugs & Controversy


Dec. 19 2012, Published 7:00 a.m. ET

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Happy 21st birthday to Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans, who hit the milestone on Wednesday, and takes a look back at her tumultuous life of arrests, drugs and controversy.

Jenelle shot to fame on MTV’s 16 & Pregnant and then on Teen Mom where she was seen fighting with her mother Barbara Evans after the birth of her little son Jace, and showcasing each and every set back she had in life.

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Being on the reality show might have made Jenelle a household name, but her life took a downward spiral and her involvement with bad boys Kieffer Delp and Gary Head and running into trouble with the law, with arrests for drug charges, fights and probation violations.

In 2011, Jenelle was arrested after he fight with two other girls was caught on video, and she was arrested for violating her probation by failing drug tests twice.

She took the responsible step of going to rehab, but her legal troubles piled on.

The next year wasn’t much better for Jenelle, who was arrested for charges drummed up by her ex-landlord, which were dismissed, and for fighting with her roommate as well.

Jenelle truly hit a low point when she and her fiancé Gary Head got into a physical brawl in her home and they were both arrested. The charges against Jenelle were dropped and she obtained a restraining order against Gary.

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She was hospitalized over Thanksgiving, and she was put into an involuntary rehab center after her mother became worried that she was using drugs again.

Just prior to turning 21 Jenelle has claimed that she is getting her life on track, and married her fiancé Courtland Rogers in a quickie courthouse wedding, just minutes after he was in court for his own felony charges. She showed off a new pair of boots and a gorgeous diamond necklace she’s received so far as birthday presents.



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