‘Teen Mom 2’: Why Do Fans Want Jenelle Replaced by Barbara?

Jenelle Evan’s life seems to be falling apart. MTV fired her from the reality show, Teen Mom 2, and she’s lost custody of all her children. Two of the children are in the custody of Evan’s mom, Barbara.

Jenelle Evans
Jenelle Evans from Teen Mom 2 | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

While fans seem to understand why Jenelle is no longer a part of the show, they have offered up the suggestion that Barbara should replace her on Teen Mom 2. Why would people say this, and would it ever happen? Let’s take a look at what’s going on with Jenelle and Barbara.

Jenelle Evan’s family life

Evans has three children. Her oldest, Jace, is 9 years old and has lived with Evan’s mother, Barbara for most of his life. She also has a son named Kaiser, who lives with his father, Nathan Griffith, and a daughter, named Ensley, that Janelle shares with her current husband, David Easton.

Evan’s current husband, David Easton, has been in the news quite a bit for his temper. In fact, a video surfaced showing him going off on an angry tirade, while the children were home.

Besides the daughter that Easton shares with Evans, Easton has two children from previous relationships, Kaden, who lives with his mother, and Maryssa, who lived with Easton and Evans, until the court recently took custody.

Why did Jenelle Evans lose custody?

While we don’t know the exact details on the child protective services case against them, we do know the inquiry started as a result of Easton killing the family dog.

According to Easton, the dog bit one of the children, and he was protecting his family by shooting the dog. Following the incident, he wrote on Instagram, “Whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I don’t put up with that sh*t at all. I’m all about protecting my family, it is my life’s mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me.”

Evans and Easton are currently fighting in court to be granted custody back of their children.

Why Fans Think Barbara Evans Should Replace Jenelle Evans on ‘Teen Mom 2’

Barbara already cares for Evan’s son Jace, most of the time. When the other children were removed from Evan and Easton’s home, Ensley was also put into Barbara’s care.

Recently, Barbara shared a photo of the children playing on the beach to Instagram. Fans were glad to see the children happy and well cared for.

The Instagram photos received comments like, “Loving all the update pictures Barb! You will be sorely missed on Teen Mom 2!” Another fan wrote, “I wish you could stay and replace Janelle. You are a hell of a good Grandma and your grandkids adore you. I am so happy Ensley is finally safe and you should fight hard to keep her because David will surely hurt her somewhere down the road. I hope Janelle finally sees the light and leaves him before it’s too late.”

Should Barbara replace Jenelle on ‘Teen Mom 2’?

Clearly, fans think Barbara is doing a good job raising her grandkids. Should she replace Jenelle on the show? Considering the show is called Teen Mom 2, having a grandma as a main star doesn’t really fit in with the theme. I’m sure fans are eager for updates on how the kids are doing, but is a reality show really the best way to do that?

At this point, the kids probably would appreciate some peace in their lives, and not have to be followed with cameras. Can you imagine being a child, removed from your mom, and then having cameramen follow you around trying to document your life? What these kids need right now is peace and quiet, away from the public eye.