This update is chilling.
Even though she faces the same frustrations of any mother-of-three, Jenelle seems to be in a much better place now than she has been in years past. She’s gone through a lot of hard times, including addiction, relationship problems, and even a miscarriage. Her die-hard fans have been there for her throughout all of her hardship, but now she’s opening up, revealing that the cause of her miscarriage is more upsetting than it seemed.
Losing a Child
Jenelle is one of the few moms who is open about having had an abortion after she got pregnant by her ex-husband Courtland Rogers. Her true fans will remember that this isn’t the only time she didn’t keep a pregnancy… She also had an unfortunate miscarriage during the time she was with Courtland as well. She’s opening up about the causes of her losing the baby, which are more heartbreaking than they seemed.
A Dark Time
In her memoir Read Between The Lines: Diary of a Teenage Mom, she opens up about the point in her life when she was with Courtland and they were both involved with drugs. During this time, she writes, she went through a relapse and two pregnancies.
At the time that she reconnected with Courtland, she asked him for marijuana to help her withdrawals from heroin, but he simply brought her heroin instead.
“It was a hard relapse,” she writes. “I took more than I did before. Courtland was not only taking heroin, he started dealing it.” Courtland’s addiction led to behaviors that Jenelle writes resulted in her miscarriage.
A Stretch of Abuse
After Jenelle became pregnant, she stopped using heroin because she didnt want to “poison” the baby, but Courtland didn’t stop using.
“He also became very verbally abusive,” she writes in her memoir. “His favorite thing to do during arguments was tell me that our child wasn’t his because I was a whore.”
According to Jenelle, the verbal abuse soon escalated into physical abuse when he found out she was talking to another man.