‘Teen Mom 2’: Jenelle Evans Just Revealed That She’s Suffering From This Illness

Jenelle Evans has been through it this year. Coming off of her firing from Teen Mom 2, Evans’ relationship with her husband, David Eason, just got more and more toxic. She lost custody of her children and she eventually separated from Eason.

Jenelle Evans
Jenelle Evans | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Just when things were starting to look better for Evans and she was focusing on herself, she revealed that she is suffering from an illness.

Why did Jenelle Evans lose custody of her children?

For any mother, one of the worst things that can happen is having your children taken away. But that nightmare became a reality for Evans after Eason was accused of shooting the family dog in front of the children.

“It was a situation where my daughter, her health, her safety was in danger,” Eason told People Now of why he shot the dog.

“This was something that nobody wants to ever have to do. The dog was aggressive. Yes, she might not be huge or whatever, but you know when a dog bites a child on the face more than one time, then it should never be around the child again. If you give the dog up for adoption, one day it’s going to be around children again.”

“If you call the authorities at that point, the law says the dog has to be euthanized,” he continued. “I’m not going to pay anyone to euthanize my dog when I could do it myself.”

Jenelle Evans leaves David Eason

After getting her children back, Evans decided to leave Eason. She announced the separation via Instagram.

“I’ve mostly kept off social media the past few days because I’ve been focused on making some big life decisions,” she wrote. “I’ve lived my life on camera since I was 17 years old. And a lot of it hasn’t been pretty. But it’s been my life.”

“I know I need to make changes. I’m starting that now,” she continued.“The kids and I have moved away from David. Nobody gets into a marriage expecting it to end but I know that’s what is best for me, and for my kids. Today I’ve filed papers to start that process.” 

What illness does Jenelle have?

After spending the holidays with her children, Evans posted a note to her Instagram story to let fans know that she was suffering.


According to the Mayo Clinic, esophagus cramping is very painful.

“Esophageal spasms are painful contractions within the muscular tube connecting your mouth and stomach (esophagus),” the medical website reads. “Esophageal spasms can feel like sudden, severe chest pain that lasts from a few minutes to hours.”

Luckily, Evans may not need to see a doctor for this issue unless it persists.

“Esophageal spasms typically occur only occasionally and might not need treatment,” the description continued. “But sometimes the spasms are frequent and can prevent food and liquids from traveling through the esophagus.”

Hopefully, Evans gets better soon and can enjoy the rest of the holiday season with her family.