Teen Mom 2 alumna Jenelle Evans and ex David Eason will give their marriage another try.
Nearly five months after the MTV reality star announced her decision to split from Eason following two years of marriage, the couple has decided to reconcile.
In a Q&A YouTube Video posted on Saturday, March 21, then former Teen Mom 2 star confirmed that she and Eason are back together again when a fan asked, “Are you back with David?”
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“Me and him are deciding to work things out right now and we’re taking it slowly,” she said. “Yes, I know I came back to North Carolina. Yes, I’m living here permanently now.”
In February, Evans denied that they had rekindled their relationship.
In the wake of the couple’s breakup, Evans temporarily relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. But now, the reality star has confirmed she’s permanently back at their home in North Carolina – a decision she said has been good for their children.
“The reason why I came back to North Carolina is because I cannot afford rent and a mortgage — I have to choose one or the other. And I have a house here that I own. I don’t own the apartment in Tennessee, so I decided to move back,” Evans explained in the video.
“And all the kids have their own space here. It’s very spacious, we have 11 acres of land for them to play on. Kaiser and Ensley, they really miss the animals, they really miss the chickens, the goats, everything. So we decided to come back here and things are going pretty smooth,” she said.
Evans shares 3-year-old daughter Ensley with Eason. She is also mother to 10-year-old son Jace with ex Andrew Lewis, and 5-year-old son Kaiser with ex Nathan Griffith.
During their brief split, Evans said that “a lot of things have changed.”
“Me and him have decided to just try to remain positive no matter what. If we have an issue, we really need to talk it out,” she said, before denying that Eason was abusive to her or their children. “I want to tell you guys that David has never abused the children, he’s never abused me.”
Evans added, “We’ve always had disagreements and those would turn into big arguments and this is the reason why I decided to go back home and work out my relationship, because ultimately it’s for my family.”
What made the couple decide to give their marriage another shot? It seems like Evans was the one to reach out and an offer of reconciliation.
“While I was in Tennessee, I’m not gonna lie, I contacted David first and I told him, I said, ‘I’m sorry,’ and he contacted me back and he said, ‘For what?’ and I said, ‘I think we just ended things abruptly and I think we need to try to work things out for our family and our marriage. And he said, ‘okay.’ So once we started talking again, you know he did come visit two or three times and when he did, before I moved back to North Carolina, I told him, I said, ‘Things have got to change. We cannot be so unhappy. We have to start communicating with each other about our problems and we have to sort it out and we can’t let the same thing keep happening or the same topic for an argument keep occurring,’” she explained.
Evans also added that moving “past everything with David” was a process. “I think things got so bad into our relationship where I was so unhappy that I needed to come out of it and I feel like the only way to come out of it was if I were to distance myself,” the Teen Mom 2 alumna said. “So I distanced myself for a little bit and I realized that’s not what I wanted and I needed to work out my marriage. And I didn’t want another failed marriage and I just wanted the kids to be happy.”
In general, “things are pretty good,” she said.
“Like I said, the kids are happy here and we’re all happy here as a family,” she said. “Feeling pretty blessed because I just realized, you know when I was gone what I was missing and I wanted to come back home and I did and I’m happy I did.”
As for returning to the Teen Mom franchise, Evans responded, “No, I’m not going back to Teen Mom.”
However, she did tease that she does “have a project coming up. We don’t know whether it’s going to be on TV or YouTube — we’ll see.”