Teen Mom 2: 15 Shocking Revelations From Jenelle Evans’ ‘Read Between The Lines’

  
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13. The Fire 

Unfortunately, things weren’t any easier for Jenelle’s brother, Colin. While he always had tantrums growing up, in the memoir Jenelle explains that they only got worse as he got older and one day in July of 2000, he accidentally set their house on fire. “Later we learned he set a toy car alight, then tossed it onto his bed, which then caught the entire attic on fire […] God only knows how long the fire was burning before he finally came and told us what he had done.” Although Barbara sent Jenelle to run to the neighbor’s house to call the fire department, by the time they got there half of the house had burned down. Although house insurance covered their needs for repairs and buying replacement possessions as well as their motel stay where they lived for six months, it was Barbara’s breaking point with Colin. “Colin ended up in a special group home in Texas for nearly two years. I don’t blame my mother for sending him away like that. It is a hard decision, yet I would’ve done the same. He still lives in a special group home. Turns out, not only does Colin have the family issue of anxiety, he is also developmentally challenged […] My mother had to make some more hard choices when it came to what was best for him, and one of those was placing him in a permanent group home where he could get the kind of care he needs.”

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12. Teenage Jenelle

In the introduction to “Reading Between the Lines” Jenelle made it clear that she hoped by sharing her personal diary entries from her childhood, Teen Mom 2 fans would better understand her fully, not just the Jenelle Evans she is now. From her early diary entries at 12 and 13 years old, it was clear that Jenelle’s life improved when her family moved to North Carolina because she was popular and a cheerleader, but one of her most interesting observations from the entries was that she was already boy crazy back then. “I think this is the first documented instance of my short attention span when it comes to guys. I clearly enjoyed the chase more than the relationship. Once I got a new guy, I got easily bored and wanted a new one. This is a trend I followed until I learned that relationships are more valuable than the thrill of new love. But that won’t be for a while yet.” At the time of the particular entry in 2004, Jenelle was dating a boy named Don and details in her book how he was the first to ask if she would sleep with him, but she wasn’t ready yet. “We broke up shortly after that. I didn’t need someone in my life that would pressure me for sex. When I was ready for it, I would choose who I wanted and when. What I didn’t know then was when I was finally ready for sex, I would become obsessed with it.”

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