Jenelle Evans: I Told You! The Show Can’t Go On Without Me!
Jenelle Evans 1, MTV 0.
It appears as if this controversial cable network personality has won her stand-off against producers and executives, following many weeks’ worth of speculation that Evans may be fired from Teen Mom 2.
Such rumors ran wild around the Internet because Jenelle basically initiated her own boycott of the program.
After MTV fired her husband, David Eason, as a result of his many homophobic remarks, Evans refused to film.
She especially took a strong stance against filming the Teen Mom 2 reunion special in New York City last month, refusing to attend unless the network footed the traveling expenses for her and David.
Producers refused. And Evans remained true to her word.
She skipped the taping.
(And, in the process, she missed quite an explosive situation, as Briana DeJesus and/or her sister allegedly brawled on stage with Kailyn Lowry as cameras rolled.)
However, Radar Online now reports that Evans has essentially come out on top in this quasi game of chicken with her bosses:
She WILL be part of the reunion special after all.
How is this possible? Considering the special has already been filmed?
MTV has agreed to send Dr. Drew Pinsky down to North Carolina to film a separate, one-on-one interview with Evans that will be incorporated into the reunion.
The network has stood strong against Eason, though, as he will play no role in this filming.
“MTV arranged for Jenelle to film with just Dr. Drew in North Carolina after she threw a temper tantrum and refused to face the other girls without David,” an insider tells Radar, adding of the arrangement:
“She is scheduled to film on Sunday, but David can’t be anywhere near filming.
“So either he has to leave the house or Jenelle will have to go somewhere else to film.”
Either way, it’s hard not to see this as a victory for Jenelle.
The veteran reality star basically went on strike and dared MTV to fire her…
… and the higher-ups responded by actually heading to down to Jenelle’s hometown just to make sure she remained part of the show.
It’s worth noting that her mother, Barbara Evans, and her son, Jace, both traveled and filmed the Teen Mom 2 reunion in The Big Apple the the weekend of May 19, 2018.
And they may very well have some negative things to say about Jenelle.
But she’s also heard it all before. She can likely handle it.
Just a few weeks ago, Evans got into serious legal trouble and faced major backlash after reportedly pulling a gun on a driver during a fit of road rage.
Once again, chatter swirled after this incident that the famous teenage mother may get canned.
And, just to be clear, this may still end up happening.
She may very well film her reunion interview and then not have her contract renewed.
But even if this ends up being the case, check out the photo gallery and story below:
Evans and DeJesus are already lining up their post-Teen Mom plans: