No more Easons!
Even though the show started off following pregnant 16 year olds, calling it Teen Mom is something of a misnomer these days. After all, the entire cast is at least in their early 20’s, and many are closer to 30 than they are to 16! With their ages steadily rising, many fans have begun to wonder: just how much longer will this show be on the air?
It seems like for Jenelle Evans, there may not be much more in store when it comes to her Teen Mom 2 fame. With her husband recently fired from the show after his homophobic rampage, it appears that Jenelle may simply be deciding when to make her exit.
Now that exit seems sooner than ever as she’s pulling back from the show with this unexpected decision. Is Jenelle’s stardom on the line, or is the entire show about to get pulled off the air?
When Jenelle Evans started filming for this season of Teen Mom 2, she may not have imagined it would be her last. But with every passing day, that seems more likely! Her husband and third baby daddy David Eason was just fired from Teen Mom after showing his true (homophobic) colors. “David Eason’s personal comments do not reflect the views of MTV. With six weeks left of production on ‘Teen Mom 2,’ effective immediately, we are ending our relationship with him,” read a statement by MTV released Feb. 20, 2018.
Since then, it has seemed that Jenelle might have a similar fate. In fact, MTV already has a replacement lined up in case they decide to fire Jenelle, according to many reports. Now it seems that Jenelle is planning to take her fate into her own hands.
Jenelle’s employment may be up in the air, but her children’s futures are not.
“Ensley will not be appearing on #TeenMom2 after this season,” Jenelle shared with fans on Twitter. “Keep up with me on IG for updates of the gorgeous little babe.” She later clarified, “And not Kaiser either.” Because she has no custody of Jace, that’s not up to her. But she wrote, “Maybe Jace but idk.”
It seems that Jenelle and David aren’t happy with MTV’s decision to cut their household income by half. But with no children filming, fans are wondering just how Jenelle will remain dynamic enough to stay on Teen Mom much longer. In fact, some think that Jenelle may already have been fired from the show.
“So, no David, Kaiser, Ensley, and Jenelle refuses to film with Barb?!” pointed out reddit user D4mn_1t. “What would we even watch her do? Just fire her a** at this point.” User abradolph theorized, “I kinda think that’s what is going down but she’s trying to twist the narrative to her ‘quitting to protect her kids’ before the actual news breaks.”
“She’s trying to throw her weight around with mtv and use her children as bargaining chips,” wrote bbytoysevrywhere. However, not many people think this will work out well for her.
In the meantime, Jenelle and David seem to be enjoying the negative attention they’re getting from fans. After posting an inflammatory photoshoot with Kaiser and following it up with a similarly shocking Ensley photoshoot, many fans believe they’re just trying to get attention.