Jenelle Evans has left her husband David Eason – and she’s gone as far as to leave their home state. RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal the fired Teen Mom 2 star and her children have fled to Tennessee.
Evans, 27, has been spotted with her children in Tennessee following her divorce bombshell, Radar can confirm.
The former MTV star revealed the news on Instagram on Thursday, October 31.
“I’ve mostly kept off social media the past few days because I’ve been focused on making some big life decisions,” the statement began. “I’ve lived my life on camera since I was 17 years old. And a lot of it hasn’t been pretty. But it’s been my life. Like anyone else I want what’s best for my kids and I want to be happy. With time away from Teen Mom I’ve started to look at my life differently and I know I need to make changes. I’m starting that now.”
She then revealed that she and the children have “moved away from David.” But she didn’t mention the move was states away.
“Nobody gets into a marriage expecting it to end but I know that’s what is best for me, and for my kids,” she wrote. “Today I’ve filed papers to start that process.”
She ended the statement, “I appreciate the support from everybody who has asked how I am. Me and the kids are doing great. We need some time to be together. But you’ll hear from us again soon.”
The Columbus County Clerk of Court confirmed to Radar that Evans has not filed for divorce yet.
The couple married in September 2017. They share daughter Ensley together. Evans has sons Jace, 10, and Kaiser, 5, from previous relationships.
Eason is father to Maryssa and Kaden from previous relationships.
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As Radar exclusively reported, Evans filed for divorce because she is “running out of money.”
“It went off like a lightbulb in her head,” a source told Radar. “‘I have this husband that doesn’t work? What in the hell am I going to do?’ So, she decided to end the marriage before it is too late. There is no money left and she wants to make money again.”
A separate insider told Radar that Evans’ family knew about her decision to leave Eason. “Everyone supports her,” the insider said.
Eason “doesn’t know where she is.” The insider continued, “He didn’t know anything about this. He thinks she’s around town but she’s not and she’s not going to go back until he’s gone. He thinks she’s just gone for a couple of days.”
Dog Killing Scandal
It’s been a rough year for Evans. In April, Eason shot and killed the family dog Nugget. Although they briefly split, they remained a united front when Child Protective Services removed the children from their care in May.
CPS War Over
After a series of intense court hearings, the case was dismissed and the children were returned in July 2019.
Fears Of David
Last year, Eason was fired from Teen Mom 2 because of homophobic comments. The termination caused issues in their marriage, as Eason would threaten to show up to shoots. Because of his threats, and showing off guns and ammo on social media, the crew didn’t feel safe filming at their home.
After a season of FaceTime and filming in different states, Evans was fired in May because of the dog shooting.
Evans and Eason’s marriage has been anything but a fairytale. In October 2018, Evans called the police on her husband.
"My husband he just assaulted me,” she cried. “He pinned me down on the ground in the yard. I think I heard my collarbone crack. I can't move my arm." She later denied abuse, claiming it was a drunken misunderstanding.
Another Chilling 911 Call
Then in December 2018, she called authorities again. "My husband is freaking out," Evans told the operator. "He's outside freaking out. He's smashing our front door trying to get inside."
She continued, “He said I locked him out and took his phone. He was outside looking for his phone. He got upset over an article. You can hear him yelling. He's outside smashing stuff."
When the operator asked if David has a gun, Jenelle responded, "Yeah he does, he has a gun. He broke my front door, I don't how it looks. I'm in the attic."
Child Abuse Claims
Eason has also been accused of abusing Evans’ son Kaiser, who she shares with ex Nathan Griffith. He filed a motion to modify custody in July 2018, asking for full and legal custody.
Griffith accused Eason of being “violent” and a “danger.”