‘Teen Mom 2’: Jenelle and David Enter GoFundMe War Against Olivia Leedham — Lose Terribly

There’s no mincing words when it comes to Jenelle Evans and David Eason — the couple is frankly controversial. These Teen Mom 2 stars have been making headlines nonstop recently after the dog-shooting incident. Combine that with Eason’s non-stop efforts to reclaim custody of his son, Kaden, and it seems like the couple just can’t stay out of the news. 

Most recently David Eason and Jenelle Evans started a GoFundMe campaign in direct opposition to Olivia Leedham — Kaden’s mother — in an effort to earn enough money to pay for legal fees. However, they weren’t exactly able to pull it off. 

Custody woes with Kaden

Ensley Jolie Eason, Janelle Evans, Maryssa Eason and David Eason
Ensley Jolie Eason, Janelle Evans, Maryssa Eason and David Eason | Bruce Glikas/Getty Images

Jenelle Evans and David Eason have several children from a variety of marriages. David Eason has been battling for custody of his son, Kaden, since before he married Evans. Kaden is the son of David Eason and Olivia Leedham — and Leedham does not want to give up Kaden any time soon. 

Eason and Evans only recently regained custody of their other children — Jace, Kaiser, David, and Maryssa — following a scandal in which David Eason allegedly shot the family dog to death after it bit one of his children. 

In a confusing chain of events, David Eason and Jenelle Evans regained custody but it remains unclear if Eason actually shot the family dog or not. The police statement reads, “Jenelle advised that she was inside with her children at the time of the alleged event. She advised that she never heard or saw anything to indicate that David shot her dog. …. Jenelle advised that ‘she don’t know where the dog is.’ She also advised that ‘I don’t know if she was shot or killed or not.’ Jenelle stated that the reason she filed the animal cruelty report was for the publicity and because she did not know where her dog was.”

David Eason makes claims about Leedham 

David Eason and Jenelle Evans
David Eason and Jenelle Evans | C Flanigan/Getty Images

Olivia Leedham started a GoFundMe page to try and keep her son Kaden out of the hands of the Teen Mom 2 stars. 

Leedham wrote in the GoFundMe, “I am a single mom of two. I do my best to work as much as I can. I have put Kaden and Lailah, my daughter, through daycare. I take care of all their needs as any parent does but I am on a one parent income,” she wrote. “I don’t have the means to keep going alone financially within the court system. I am finally reaching out for help. I am completely concerned for my son’s safety, physically and mentally. He is persistent on not going to his Dads and doesn’t even want to speak to him. I am beyond worried.”

However, David Eason and Jenelle Evans weren’t going to take this one lying down. The two decided to start a GoFundMe of their own, and Eason took the opportunity to lash out with claims against Olivia Leedham. 

Eason wrote on Facebook, “I am super scared for my son Kaden’s safety. His mother is on drugs and has kept him from me for a long time trying to hide her bad habits. This woman has kept Kaden from me since before he was born, when she asked me to sign a paper saying I didn’t have to be the dad. Olivia was always very abuse [sic] towards me and even put my son’s life in danger several time [sic] while she was pregnant.”

No funding for these two

Janelle Evans
Janelle Evans | Bruce Glikas/Getty Images

Olivia Leedham was able to meet the goal on her GoFundMe page rather quickly. Within one day of starting her campaign, she raised $5,745 out of her $5,200 goal, with plenty of supportive comments on her campaign. 

One donator wrote, “I donated because I was severely abused by my biological father as a child, and the court system failed me numerous times. I donated so that this mama has a chance to not allow the court system to fail her son.”

Another added, “I’ve walked your shoes and did so alone. Keep moving forward, your son will thank you for it.”

Meanwhile, Eason and his GoFundMe campaign raised a mere $135 before being shut down.