Jenelle Evans is telling her side of the story. On Monday night’s “Teen Mom 2” reunion episode, the 26-year-old refused to travel to New York City with her co-stars for an interview. Instead, host Dr. Drew Pinsky visited her native North Carolina to conduct the interview.
While there, the pair discussed a variety of topics from Evans’s husband, David Eason, to her headline-making road rage incident, which took place on camera earlier in the season.
Dr. Drew first addressed the homophobic tweets which got Eason fired from the MTV reality series. Evans stood by her man, defending his comments and explaining his side to the controversy.
“He thinks he shouldn’t have said it the way he did, but he still stands by his views,” she said. “He deleted it right afterwards. He said he was sorry, and he still hasn’t been on Twitter. He could still go online right now and rant all he wants. He still doesn’t.”
When asked about Eason’s views on the LGBT community, Evans replied, “He just doesn’t want his kids to grow up and be that way. Just like if you don’t want your kid to grow up and be a doctor. ‘I don’t want you to be a doctor. I want you to be in the military.’ Well, some dads are just like that.”
Excusing his comments for being “the way he was raised,” Evans added that her husband doesn’t talk like that around their house or their kids.
“His kids didn’t hear him say that. He typed it,” she insisted. “He doesn’t run around the house saying, ‘I hate gay people.’”
Dr. Drew didn’t seem impressed by Evans’s response, even noting that he felt they were going in circles, and instead moved on to discussing her road rage incident.
“Ever since then I’ve been having PTSD. I’ve been having nightmares,” Evans said of the incident, which occurred in April. “When the incident happened, I didn’t even leave my house for the first like two weeks.”
Claiming she followed the driver because she was upset that he almost hurt her son, Evans said that 9-year-old Jace had since been to his therapist to discuss the incident.
Dr. Drew also brought up the fact that Evans lied to her son and accused him on lying on camera after Jace said she had pulled out her gun.
“I was really desperate at the time. And when he said, ‘Oh yeah, Mommy pulled out a gun.’ I was like, ‘No, I didn’t. Why did you say that?’ Because I don’t want to get arrested for something stupid,” Evans said, noting that police officers had been around them.
She added that she “definitely” explained her reasoning to Jace after the fact, adding, “I said, ‘Listen, I don’t want the police thinking the wrong thing if they hear you say that.’”
When Dr. Drew asked Evans why she carries a gun, she said she doesn’t feel safe “without David,” noting she has a conceal carry permit and adding, “My gun goes with me where I go.”
Earlier in the episode, there was a surprising sit down with Evans’s mother, Barbara Evans, and her ex, Nathan Griffith, who is the father of her son, Kaiser.
Both expressed concerns over Evans’s husband, Eason, noting his anger issues, and adding that they don’t feel that Evans’s three children are safe in her house. Griffith even noted that he thinks Eason is physically abusive to his son.
Griffith and Evans’s mom have butt heads in the past, and fans were surprised to see them working together.
“It’s all for the children,” Evans’s mom said.
“Miracles do happen,” Griffith quipped.
For more from Evans, watch the clip below: