Jenelle Evans has been one of the most controversial figures on MTV since appearing on 16 and Pregnant in February 2010 after giving birth to her son Jace Evans in August 2009 when she was just 17 years old. After the show, she was selected as one of the four to star in the hit spin-off series Teen Mom 2 which had already seen major success with Teen Mom OG. Evans has gone through a lot on-camera since her life began being documented for viewers and she has gone through perhaps the most ups and downs of any of the Teen Mom stars. She doesn’t seem to hide anything when she is being filmed, but there is still a lot not known about the young star. Check out 10 things you didn’t know about Teen Mom 2′s Jenelle Evans!
Over the years, fans of Teen Mom 2 have seen Jenelle’s difficult and tumultuous relationship with her mother Barbara play out again and again; however, her childhood and her father, Robert Evans, remained largely not spoken about. In early February 2016, however, Jenelle launched her new website/blog and in her very first post opened up about her father. She noted that her parents were together until she was 5 0r 6, but they were always fighting both verbally and physically and, although she was close to her father, he quickly disappeared from their lives. Barbara then opened up about Jenelle’s father stating he basically just abandoned them. “Our house burned down in 2000. We lived in a hotel for six months. Me and my three kids had to live at the Marriott Residence Inn in Scrantion. My ex-husband did not offer my kids a pair of underwear, didn’t offer clothes, didn’t offer us dinner, didn’t offer us a place to stay. When we had that fire, and he didn’t offer my kids anything, not a meal, not a sandwich, not a crumb of food, or clothes, that says it all right there.”