Jenelle Evans from the show Teen Mom 2, is continuing to face fallout over her husband’s actions. David Eason, Jenelle’s husband shot and killed their family dog after it supposedly bit their 2-year-old daughter, Ensley, in the face.
Jenelle confirmed the incident by posting a tribute to Instagram the following day. Her two other children, 9-year-old Jace and 4-year-old Kaiser, were at the home during the incident. Nathan Griffith, Kaiser’s father, called 911, requesting a wellness check for Kaiser as a result of the incident. Police made the determination that the child was safe.
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Nugget… I’m crying everyday. I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless. You were my side kick and knew the moment I felt bad and would cuddle with me. You still had a lot to learn and a lot to grow from your lessons. Everyday I wake up you’re not here, when I come home you’re not here, when I go to bed… you’re not here. You’re gone forever and there’s no coming back. #Heartbroken #Distraught 😓😪💔
#TeenMom star Jenelle Evans is heartbroken over the death of her dog, which was shot and killed by her husband, David Eason.— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 1, 2019
He shared a video for justification of the dog snapping at baby Ensley as she's moving closer to its face for a kiss. pic.twitter.com/HlrxdHZpiv
The incident didn’t stop there. Teen Mom 2 has already fired David following a series of homophobic tweets last year, and now, MTV has made the decision to also let Jenelle go.
According to TMZ, North Carolina Columbus County Child Protective Services has gotten involved, removing Jace and Kaiser from the home pending an investigation.
In a statement obtained by People, MTV has released their current stance with Jenelle:
“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 investigation into David shooting the dog has begun, thanks to the North Carolina Columbus County Child Protective Services. TMZ has reported that CPS removed both Jace and Kaiser in order to conduct the investigation.
Primary custody of 9-year-old Jace doesn’t belong to Jenelle but instead her mother, Barbara. Jenelle has visitation rights. CPS has discontinued Jace visiting Jenelle’s home.
After being removed from Jenelle’s home, Kaiser was placed with Nathan and Nathan’s mother. Jenelle and David still have custody of Ensley, as well as David’s daughter, Maryssa.
Jenelle opened up to Us Weekly regarding the situation and explained, “Kaiser was taken away Friday without my consent, before Mother’s Day, and I have been in touch with my lawyer pertaining this matter. Kaiser was taken from his daycare by his grandmother with no notice or call to me.”
According to Jenelle, she still hasn’t received any paperwork from CPS. “CPS told Doris [Nathan’s mother] to take Kaiser without my consent and still have no legal paperwork signed by the judge stating my kids are taken from me,” she told Us Weekly.
Jenelle added that there’s no legal basis for Jace to have been removed. Instead, she believes that was her mother’s doing, saying, “My mom is keeping Jace from me, nobody else. I only had Ensley with me for Mother’s Day this year. And my mom is taking it out on me for being let go from MTV.”
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#Family 💓 After this stressful reunion, I’ve been put through the ringer. To trust an entire group of people for years then they turn their back on you and treat you like a puppet is beyond words. Family is everything I need to make it through my hard times and I am truly #blessed for what I have today. Didn’t take many pictures but super happy my mom was there by my side to defend everything. Please don’t ever let anyone bring you down and be strong in whatever you do. #TeenMom2 #ReunionSpecial
Jenelle has also revealed she is dedicated to working on her marriage. Despite rumors that she was thinking of divorce, she explained the couple are considering their options. “My relationship with David now is still in a healing process, of course,” she noted. “We are going to start going to marriage counseling because he feels as if we both need it. I completely agree. Not considering divorce unless he refuses counseling with me.”
Jenelle Evans had one of her children taken from her by CPS and she did a swipe up article on her instagram story about this. She’s literally trying to profit off of the trauma she is making her kids live through 😥— Stephanie (@StephanieJP_) May 14, 2019
Many of Jenelle’s fans have stopped supporting her, believing that violence against animals is the last straw. Unfortunately, it’s not the first time that David has exhibited very concerning behavior.
I don’t have to like Jenelle Evans to be scared for her. Her husband shows so many red flags that we frequently see before murder-suicide.— LIND-SAY WHHHAT (@lincdynamite) May 14, 2019
Other fans fear for both Jenelle’s safety and the safety of the remaining kids in the house, fearing that David could turn violent on his wife and kids eventually.