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Jenelle Evans: 18 Secrets, Scandals & Lies From The Controversial 'Teen Mom’ Star’s Troubled Life

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Feb. 25 2019, Updated 12:08 p.m. ET

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The claim that Jenelle Evans smokes weed to ease her morning sickness — something she denies — is just the latest drama in the Teen Mom 2 star’s life. Here is our list of the secrets, scandals and lies that have plagued the 22-year-old.

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The claim that Jenelle Evans smokes weed to ease her morning sickness — something she denies — is just the latest drama in the Teen Mom 2 star’s life. Here is our list of the secrets, scandals and lies that have plagued the 22-year-old.

Secret Abortion

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“Nobody told me anything.” That’s what Jenelle’s estranged husband told RadarOnline.com about finding out that his wife had aborted their baby. In an exclusive interview, Courtland Rogers said he heard the news like everyone else – by seeing her admit it in a preview trailer for the MTV show.

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Cheating Scandal

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Not only did Jenelle abort her husband’s baby without his knowledge, she got pregnant with another man’s child while he was in jail. In a preview for the new series her mom Barbara warns her about going on a date with new man Nathan Griffith while still legally married, saying: “You always cheat.”

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Drinking & Smoking While Pregnant?

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As RadarOnline.com exclusively revealed, friends of the Teen Mom 2 star worried that she was still drinking and smoking pot – at the very least – while in the early stages of her latest pregnancy. Jenelle, who has a well-documented substance abuse problem, was allegedly seen drinking in public before finding out she was going to have another baby. A friend also claimed that she was casually smoking pot but “stopped as soon as she took her pregnancy test.” She has denied the pregnancy claims.

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DUI Sex Arrest

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Drugs and alcohol are usually to blame when a driver is spotted speeding and driving on the wrong side of the road. But when North Carolina cops stopped Nathan Griffith in September 2013 – and later busted him for a series of charges including a DUI and resisting arrest – Jenelle had a racy excuse for his erratic driving skills. She told officers they were rushing home to have sex.

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$400 A Day Drug Habit

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Jenelle revealed that at the height of her heroin addiction she was blowing a substantial amount of money to feed her habit. Responding to one Twitter user’s claim that she spent $250 a day, she tweeted that “actually it was $400, and addiction is a disease so u shouldn't put me down.”

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The Mysterious Broken Thumb

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In August 2013 Jenelle claimed that she woke up with a broken thumb and had no recollection of how it happened. But after tweeting that her boyfriend told her she fell off the bed and hurt herself in the middle of the night, she was slammed by some critics who accused her of falling off the wagon. One Twitter follower wrote: “It’s called a blackout.”

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Taking Drugs On Camera

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In 2012, a then 20-year-old Jenelle was filmed snorting a white substance, which was reportedly crushed up pills. A close source told RadarOnline.com that the reality TV star “bought the pills from a drug dealer.” The insider, who claimed Jenelle became “mellow and zoned out” when high, added: “The pills are Percocet and she did not have a prescription for them.”

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Safe Sex

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Do as I say, not as I do is surprisingly the message that Jenelle has for teens. In a December 2011 interview with OK! Magazine the then mom-of-one revealed the advice she would give to young girls, saying: “Definitely safe sex and definitely birth control…because it’s very important.” She added: “You could lecture and lecture and lecture all day long to girls but they’re really not going to understand until they’re in that position.”

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Boozing In Class

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Jenelle’s substance abuse reportedly began at a young age. An insider exclusively revealed to RadarOnline.com that she allegedly started boozing when she was just a tween. The source said: “In seventh or eighth grade Jenelle got drunk during class when a substitute teacher was in.”

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Nude Photo Leak

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When it comes to her body Jenelle is not shy about posting provocative selfies online. But in early 2013 she was horrified when her former boss tweeted photos of her posing naked. In a vulgar taunt James Duffy added: “Jenelle, I didn’t have to pay you for sex, you did that free for daddy.”

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Damaged Lungs

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In late 2012 Jenelle was hospitalized and had eight cysts removed from her ovaries. But in a Twitter exchange with her followers the admitted heroin addict revealed she also had “lung work” done after “smoking out of kieffers sic TOXIC wooden pipes.” She was referring to her ex-boyfriend Kieffer Delp who was selling pipes online at one point.

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Restraining Order

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In 2012 Jenelle was granted a one-year restraining order against her ex-fiancé Gary Head. Earlier that year the couple was arrested after getting in a vicious fight. A source told RadarOnline.com that Head allegedly “beat the sh*t out of her” and reportedly tried to strangle her with a sheet. Gary later implied that there was more to the story by tweeting: "Why fight the case and risk time when I can plea (sic) guilty and walk with the bargain. Either way we both walked away happy."

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Sibling Rivalry

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Twitter followers and bitter exes are not the only people that Jenelle has locked horns with. She was also filmed getting into a furious battle with her older sister Ashleigh Evans Wilson, whom she called a “psycho.” Meanwhile, in an interview with Star magazine, Ashleigh claimed her sister was “jealous” of her.

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Money, Money, Money

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According to Star, Jenelle is paid well for being on Teen Mom 2. A source told the magazine: “She gets paid $75,000 a year and her mom gets paid $65,000: she calls her an overpaid babysitter. She also gets a lot of gift cards to places like the Olive Garden from MTV as a bonus payment.”

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Jenelle’s childhood friend Tori Rhyne revealed the young mom used to cut her skin with scissors and razors, especially when she was depressed over her parents’ split. “Sometimes you could see the blood and stuff,” said the pal who admitted to slapping the cuts on her friend’s wrists because of her frustration with the MTV star.

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Acid

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Tori also told Star that she feared her friend’s alleged LSD use would kill her. “When Jenelle does acid she is an amazing person, but of course it is not her – it is the drug that she is on,” she said. “As bad as that sounds, I do worry about her because I don’t want her to have a bad trip and never be able to get out of it.”

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Cyber Stalking Drama

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In 2012 Jenelle was entangled in a web of cyber stalking claims having been charged with allegedly threatening and making harassing phone calls to her ex-roommate, Hannah Inman. No sooner had those charges been dropped than Hannah’s then roommate – and Evans’ former boss James Duffy – filed his own charges, claiming that the MTV star had cyber stalked him too. Fortunately for Jenelle that case was later dismissed in court.

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Taped Fight

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In 2011 Jenelle was caught on tape pounding another girl with punches. The victim was Brittany Truett who told ABC Affiliate WWAY that jealousy motivated the attack. The teen mom allegedly thought Truett was flirting with her then boyfriend Kieffer Delp.

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