‘Teen Mom 2′: Jenelle Evans’ Recent Court Hearing Puts Rumors of a Reconciliation to Rest

David Eason and Jenelle Evans faced off in court on Dec. 11. The most recent court date was the second time the former couple has come face to face since Evans fled the state of North Carolina in October 2019. While little is known about the hearing, we do know that Evans’ restraining order against Eason was extended through the rest of the year. The information has ostensibly put rumors of reconciliation to rest.  

When was the order of protection initially granted?

Once Evans had fled the state of North Carolina, she requested an order of protection against Eason. Paperwork filed with the courts outlined a disturbing pattern of violent and threatening behavior. Evans noted that Eason has a stockpile of weaponry and has displayed erratic and abusive behavior. She even stated that Eason had been abusive towards Evans’ 5-year-old son, Kaiser. Kaiser’s father, Nathan Griffith, has long alleged abuse at the hands of Eason.

Jenelle Evans, David Eason and Kaiser Griffith are seen in Central Park on November 22, 2015
Jenelle Evans, David Eason and Kaiser Griffith | Alo Ceballos/GC Images

The original order was issued on Oct. 31. The date is an important one. Oct. 31 was also the day that Evans announced her separation from Eason to fans. Allegedly she had fled the state a week prior. She has been living in Nashville, Tennessee since then, and appears to have plans of staying. Evans recently shared photos of her new apartment in the country music capital of the world.

A judge extended the order of protection for Evans

While Evans was initially granted an order of protection against Eason, it was a short-lived document. When the couple faced off in court on Nov. 25, a judge extended the order until the couple’s next court date. That court date has officially happened. Eason and Evans were in court on Dec. 11, according to Radar Online, and it looks like a judge believes Eason is still a threat.

Court documents have revealed that the judge presiding over the couple’s case has extended the restraining order through the end of the year. The former couple will return to court on Jan. 13. The restraining order is in place until that date, and from the looks of it, it will likely be extended further.

The extended restraining orders all but confirm that Eason and Evans are not speaking

While fans of Evans have been thrilled to see her forge her own path in a new state, far from Eason’s orbit, critics have been a bit skeptical. Evans took to Twitter several days ago to share a photo of her daughter, Ensley, with Christmas décor. While the pictures are adorable, eagle-eyed followers spied a man standing in the corner of the image. Some believed the figure appeared to have the same build as the infamous Eason. The photo led to speculation that the troubled couple had reconciled.

While the rumors persisted throughout the week, the recent court date should put the speculation to rest. If Evans and Eason had reconciled, an extended order of protection likely would not have been granted. At the very least, Evans would not have asked for an extension. As it stands, it appears that Evans’ lawyer requested the extension, meaning Evans wishes to keep Eason away.  

Rumors are also swirling that the couple is already dating other people. Fans believe Evans is romantically linked to a Nashville-based guitarist named Travis Tidwell. Evans has vehemently denied the relationship and insists she is 100% single.

Eason has been romantically linked to other women, too. Followers think Eason might be seeing a woman named Britney Walker. Eason and Walked appeared together in a recent Snapchat story. They seem to be friends on social media, too, but little else is known about their relationship if there is one.