Nothing that Teen Mom 2's Jenelle Evans does will ever surprise me, so I wasn't shocked to hear that her storyline for this season centers around having an abortion. Now pregnant with her new boyfriend's baby, she lets the MTV cameras follow her as she terminated a pregnancy with husband Courtland Rogers' child…and told him nothing about it. Keepin' it classy as always, Jenelle.
In a recent interview with The Stir Cafe Mom, Jenelle discusses her choice to share her abortion with the viewers. She says, "MTV was like, 'Do you want to film it?' And I said, 'Yeah.' They said, 'Are you sure,' and I said, 'Yes.' They're like, 'OK, you know a lot of backlash is going to come from this.' I'm like, 'Yeah, I know. It's OK.'" You know, I don't doubt that's how it went down at all. Jenelle just spewing single syllables as MTV counts its cash.
She continues, "At the time, when I filmed it and everything, I didn't know I was going to meet Nathan or have a baby or anything like that. You don't know what the future's going to hold. At the time I needed to do what I needed to do. I wasn't in the best situation. I was living back at my mom's, just got arrested for a felony charge, and I mean, I was in such a depressed state. It was just…my body was so out of whack. I was sick, so I went to the doctor for bronchitis, and that's when they told me I was pregnant. I just couldn't be with Courtland Rogers because he was abusive. He's not a good father figure. He has a child already and he's not involved in their life."
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When asked if she regrets her decision, Jenelle explains, "I don't regret the abortion. I think I'm prepared for the backlash. I just don't want people judging me off the abortion for this new pregnancy. I want them to understand why I did it and where I was at and where I am now and how much better I am now and that it's OK to have a baby now."
She admits that it won't be easy to tell her kids about it down the road. Jenelle tells the site, "I don't think Jace is going to understand right now. I'm going to explain it to him when he sees it or hears about it, but I'm not going to just go tell him. Jace knows the way I was treated by Courtland. He didn't like Courtland. He said he didn't want Courtland around. It was surprising to me because I didn't think Jace would ever say that about anyone I dated. It threw up a red flag, and yeah, I just needed to get out of that relationship. It was horrible."
Having just been released from prison, Courtland has been quick to respond to the news with an exclusive chat with Radar Online. He reveals, “Nobody told me anything. I did not know that Jenelle had gotten pregnant and she didn’t talk to me about getting an abortion,” adding, “It’s not fair that I found out about the pregnancy on a Teen Mom commercial! I didn’t know anything until I got out because I was trying to stay away from the drama." Jenelle? Drama? No way.
Courtland asserts, “It breaks my heart. It hurts a lot inside. The fact that I had a kid and I didn’t even know I had a kid. I would have been tremendously upset. I would have like to have had a say in what happened, at least have Jenelle talk to me. Anything would have been better than finding out from television.”
But what would y'all stay in the tabloids for if you had open, healthy lines of communication?
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