Reality Star Fired After Husband Shoots Dog
Jenelle Eason (née Evans) has been a part of the MTV series since it premiered back in 2011.
Following the news and subsequent backlash over David Eason allegedly shooting and killing Evans' beloved dog, MTV has revealed they have cut both Evans and Eason from the popular docu-series.
“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 told Variety in a statement on Wednesday.
Speaking out following the news that she was fired, Evans told Us Weekly, “I was a little bit shocked but I saw it coming.”
“It’s shocking still but I respect their decision and have nothing but love for MTV. This is a new chapter for me and my family,” she added. “I will continue to try what’s best for me and my family.”
Eason allegedly shot and killed Evans’ French Bulldog, Nugget, after it “snapped at” their 2-year-old daughter Ensley. He reportedly took Nugget out to the woods and killed him.
Last Wednesday, Eason broke his silence over the incident over social media, sharing a video of Ensley trying to hug Nugget in a now-deleted Instagram post, writing:
"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**t at all. I'm all about protecting my family, it is my life's mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me. You can hate me all you want but this isn't the first time the dog bit Ensley aggressively. The only person that can judge weather [sic] or not a animal [sic] is a danger to MY CHILD is ME."
Following the death of her pup, Evans paid tribute to him over Instagram.
“Nugget... I’m crying everyday. I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless. You were my sidekick 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.
She continued, "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”
Following the senseless killing, Evans told E! News that she is "very much considering divorcing" Eason, saying:
"I have not gone back to my home yet because he is refusing to leave. I won't see him and don't want to talk to him. Thankfully the kids did not see him shoot the dog. They are still with me. I am very much considering pressing charges against him for this."
However, it now seems that the couple are looking to move past the shocking event.
“They’re looking into a marriage counsellor locally — in the Wilmington [North Carolina] area,” her manager said Wednesday, adding that the mother of three is “focusing on her family and moving forward.”
It's not the first time Eason has been in the spotlight for troubling behaviour. He was fired by MTV in February 2018 after posting a number of homophobic and transphobic tweets, and after users criticised his endorsement of teachers carrying weapons in schools.
As well as this, in October last year, police were reportedly sent to the pair's home after a distraught Jenelle called the cops and alleging that David had assaulted her.
In a recording of the phone call, she said, “He’s been drinking and I think that he got violent ’cause he was drinking. I’m recovering from a surgery I got on Monday.” She later claimed it was simply a “drunk and dramatic misunderstanding.”
Evans and Eason tied the knot in March 2017, two months after their daughter, Ensley, was born.