‘Teen Mom 2’: How Did Jenelle Evans and David Eason Meet?

Relationships are a lot of work, and Jenelle Evans of Teen Mom 2 seems to go through a lot of them. However, the man she’s with now has been her husband since 2017. They’ve been through a lot of ups and downs, but so far, they seem to be making it work. In the mood for a crazy, drama-filled love story? We’ve got your fix, right here. 

How did Jenelle Evans and David Eason meet?

Jenelle Evans (R) and David Eason (L)
Jenelle Evans (R) and David Eason (L) | Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

After Evan’s relationship with her fiancé, and second baby daddy, Nathan Griffith, reached an end, Evans returned to Tinder. She’d had luck on the platform before. That’s where she’d met Griffith, the man she credits with being the reason she got clean and sober. But now she was ready for a new beau in her life. 

She met David Eason on Tinder in 2015, and the couple began a relationship right away. He was introduced to her many Instagram followers, in a post about their double date out “muddin” in trucks on a rainy day. Evans tagged the post #perfect. 

At the time, fans were happy to see her moving on after the tumultuous relationship with Griffith. It seems her previous relationship had more fighting than getting along, and they were once both arrested during a domestic dispute. Still, the breakup was hard on her, with custody battles, and especially because she’s constantly in front of a TV camera.

During that time, Evans told US Weekly: “The hardest moment for this season would have to be me and Nathan not getting along and him moving on to somebody else. That was just really hard for me to deal with, trying to co-parent with him, but not hold a grudge against him and keep him away from my son at the same time.”

So now that Evans seemed happy with a new guy, fans expected her life to calm down. Unfortunately, as it often is in the world of Teen Mom, there was still plenty of drama. 

Another baby and another marriage for Jenelle Evans

The new couple didn’t wait long before expanding their family. They welcomed a baby girl, Ensley Jolie Eason, in 2017. It was the third child for Evans, and also the third child for Eason, who had two from previous relationships. 

A short time later, Eason proposed and the two were married in a laid back ceremony, on their new property in North Carolina. They had worked hard to prepare the home and surrounding land for their wedding, and life together. According to an Instagram post from Evans, it took about 8 months of hard work, which they did themselves, to clear the land. 

Eason seemed very much in love, and would often post sweet sentiments about Evans in his Instagram posts. Along with her picture, he would caption the post with words: “You take my breath away,” “You are so beautiful my babe,” and “I’m one lucky man.” 

Evans seemed to support her man just as much. When an uninformed (or maybe just plain rude) person made a comment about her new husband’s vitiligo, that could be seen on Eason’s hand in a photo she posted, Evans was quick to defend him. The commenter wrote: “Does he have aids whats up with his hand?

Evans quickly jumped to his defense. “It’s called vitiligo, you f**king idiot,” she wrote. “It’s a loss of pigment in your skin. People are models these days for it. You need to research STDs if you don’t know wtf AIDS does to you… and def don’t do that s-t to your skin like that. Maybe you’re the one with AIDS and don’t even know cuz you [sic] as dumb as a box of rocks my friend.”

Jenelle Evans supports David Eason through controversy

Evans has continued to show support of Eason through several hard times. When he made comments about gay people that upset the LGBT community and got him kicked off the MTV show by the network, Evans said that his statements were just misunderstood. 

When the dog bit their child and Eason responded by killing the dog, Evans was upset at first. But she stayed with Eason, and the couple worked things out — even when they lost custody of the kids because of the incident. They worked together, and after a long battle, they regained custody

Because of these incidents, her fans aren’t as supportive as they once were of the relationship. However, Evans and Eason still appear to be still happily married, and there’s no indication that will change anytime soon.