‘Teen Mom 2’: Is Jenelle’s Divorce a Last-Ditch Effort to Get Back on TV?

Jenelle Evans announced that she was filing for divorce from her husband, David Eason, on Oct. 31. The couple celebrated their second wedding anniversary in September. The notoriously troubled couple has broken up several times over the years, but if Evans is to be believed, this breakup is the real deal. The reason behind her decision, however, is being questioned. Is the divorce Evans’ last-ditch attempt to get her face back on TV? Some people think so.

Jenelle Evans and David Eason have always had a rocky relationship

News of the split shocked fans and Teen Mom 2 viewers, but not because the couple seemed happy together. In fact, Evans and Eason have had an incredibly toxic and rocky relationship for years. They’ve broken up and reconciled several times over the years. Most recently, Evans left Eason back in May 2019 when the father of three shot and killed the family dog. She returned to Eason several days later and seemingly doubled-down on the marriage, even during an ensuing custody battle stemming from the death of Nugget.

After returning to her husband and getting axed by MTV, Evans started a campaign to attempt to make Eason look good. She posted pictures on Instagram, defended him on Twitter and took to media outlets to insist everything was fine with her marriage. The failure of her makeup business and potential financial troubles seem to have been the last straw, at least for now.

Is the divorce for financial gain?

Evans’ decision to divorce Eason is seemingly for financial reasons, at least that’s what alleged inside sources are telling the media. Radar Online has reported that an insider claims that Evans decided to leave Eason so she could get her life back on track. It appears that Evans’ first step is to get her job back.

Jenelle Evans is seen on September 11, 2019 in New York City
Jenelle Evans | Nancy Rivera/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

The mother of three famously reported that she made $400,000 per season on Teen Mom 2. When she was fired, she lost pretty much all of her income. Eason is famously unemployed, save for a random knife-forging business he launched several months back. Before meeting Evans, Eason was a welder. He has not had gainful employment, not directly linked to Evans since the pair met, it seems.

The source claims the family is so low on cash that Eason doesn’t even have money for gas. If Evans divorces the troubled North Carolina native, she could potentially get her job back. The door for Evans doesn’t seem totally closed with MTV, but it’s unlikely the production team will even entertain her unless Eason is entirely out of the picture.

If the rumors are correct, then Evans’ decision to divorce is a strategic one. It is likely the only option she has left to make some money quickly. Her makeup line was a complete failure, and in recent weeks she removed all clickbait from her social media profiles. The fate of the couple’s property remains unknown.

Farrah Abraham has opinions about Jenelle’s divorce

Once-friend, now frenemy, Farrah Abraham, has thoughts about Evans’ decision to divorce Eason. The mother of one, who left Teen Mom OG, due to her interest in the adult entertainment industry, insists that she has long thought Evans needed to kick Eason to the curb. She, however, seems to have a problem with the decision if Evans has made the move just to get back on television.

According to OK! Magazine, Abraham alleges that she’s told Evans that she needs to divorce Eason for the betterment of herself, her children, and even Eason. The former star told Ok! Magazine “Will things change when she gets a divorce just to go back to TV? I’m just a little bit confused about her real intentions, Is it for her safety, her health, and everyone’s wellbeing or is it just to get back on TV?”

She went on to claim that she’s tired of seeing Evans’ self-destructive patterns getting airtime. For the ten years that Evans stared on Teen Mom 2, fans watched her continuously find herself in stressful situations and wrapped up with troubled men. If a reintegration into Teen Mom 2 is in the cards, would fans see more of the same? Abraham seems to think so.