Jenelle Evans sparks ‘Teen Mom’ return rumors with Briana Dejesus



Jenelle Evans may be getting more time on “Teen Mom.”

The reality star recently reunited with current cast member Briana Dejesus amid production on the long-running MTV franchise — as seen in a photo obtained by Page Six exclusively — sparking rumors of a return.

As cameras are up for the next installment of “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter” — which consolidated “Teen Mom OG” and “Teen Mom 2” into one show in 2022 — the ladies were spotted walking together while wearing casual ensembles in Dejesus’ home state of Florida.

Evans was seen hanging out with Dejesus in her home state of Florida. j_evans1219/Instagram
It appears as though Evans, who resides in North Carolina, is leaning on her pal for support after announcing her split from husband David Eason in March. j_evans1219/Instagram

It appears as though Evans, who resides in North Carolina, is leaning on her pal for support after announcing her split from her husband, David Eason, in March.

Reps for MTV and Evans didn’t immediately respond to Page Six’s requests for comment on a potential TV comeback.

The “16 & Pregnant” alum, 32, revealed her legal separation from Eason — with whom she shares daughter Ensley, 7 — in a sassy TikTok post set to Lady Gaga’s 2013 hit “Applause.”

“Can I get some appreciation? I filed for separation,” she wrote at the time, adding the caption, “New Chapter Unlocked 🔒✨,” perhaps in a nod to a role on “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter.”

The “16 & Pregnant” alum revealed her legal separation from Eason in a sassy TikTok post set to Lady Gaga’s 2013 hit “Applause.” j_evans1219/Instagram
She explained in a follow-up post that she had to file for separation before filing for divorce in North Carolina.  Getty Images

Evans — who also shares son Jace, 14, with ex Andrew Lewis and son Kaiser, 9, with former fiancée Nathan Griffith — explained in a follow-up post that she had to file for separation before divorce because she lives in North Carolina. (The state requires couples to be legally separated for a year and have two separate addresses before divorce proceedings can commence.)

Eason, 35, infamously was to blame for Evans being exiled from the “Teen Mom” universe in 2019. She was fired by MTV after he shot and killed their family dog.

The network had already cut ties with Eason a year prior after he posted a succession of homophobic and transphobic tweets.

Cameras are currently up for the next installment of MTV’s long-running franchise. Instagram/_brianadejesus
Eason was to blame for Evans being exiled from the “Teen Mom” universe in 2019. Insagam/j_evans1219

Evans made it abundantly clear that she is ready to move on from Eason in a fiery Instagram video shared Monday.

While lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s 2006 single “Picture to Burn,” she gathered mementos from their relationship — including a “Mr. & Mrs.” placard and more sentimental items — and set them ablaze in her backyard.

“Bad energy be gone! 👏🏻,” she captioned the post.

Though she had yet to call it quits with Eason then, the “Read Between the Lines” author made a solo cameo on “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter,” facilitated by 29-year-old Dejesus, in 2022.

Evans was fired by MTV after Eason shot and killed their family dog.  easondavid88/Instagram
The “Read Between the Lines” author made a cameo on “Teen Mom: The Next Chapter,” in 2022. GC Images

Evans attended Dejesus’ infamous “I Won” party to celebrate a legal victory over show alum Kailyn Lowry. Lowry, 32, had filed a lawsuit against Dejesus for defamation, but a judge dismissed it in May of that year.

At the time, Dejesus and more of Evans’ “Teen Mom” counterparts expressed support for her official return to the franchise in exclusive interviews with Page Six.

“I won, and I had to celebrate, and Jenelle came,” Dejesus said of bringing Evans back into the mix. “And I feel like it was great.”

At the time, Dejesus and more of Evans’ “Teen Mom” counterparts expressed support for her official return to the franchise in interviews with Page Six. MTV
“I think that I’m eager to see where she’s at in her life, and whatever ultimately the executives decide is what they decide,” Leah Messer told us. Instagram/Leah Messer

Meanwhile, Leah Messer admitted she did not “have a relationship” with Evans but would like to see her thrive once more in the unscripted space.

“I think that I’m eager to see where she’s at in her life, and whatever ultimately the executives decide is what they decide. I wish her the very best,” Messer, 32, told us of her former “TM2” castmate.

“I haven’t talked to Jenelle in a very long time. She was one of the original cast [members] of the show. And I knew her very well in that time,” she continued. “I don’t know [her] currently.”

Evans made her reality TV debut in 2010’s “16 & Pregnant” Season 2. She was later chosen to participate in “TM2” — the first spinoff of MTV’s “Teen Mom” docuseries — alongside Messer, Lowry and Chelsea Houska.

Dejesus, who originally starred on “Teen Mom 3,” which was canned after just one season in 2013, eventually joined the cast of “TM2” in 2017. She and Evans starred alongside each other for four consecutive seasons before the latter’s termination.

Evans made her reality TV debut in 2010’s “16 & Pregnant” Season 2 before securing a spot on “Teen Mom 2.” MTV
The mom of three shares son Jace with ex Andrew Lewis, son Kaiser with ex Nathan Griffith and daughter Ensley with estranged husband Eason. j_evans/Instagram

Evans was ultimately replaced by Jade Cline, who initially entered the fray via “Teen Mom: Young & Pregnant,” another iteration of the franchise that aired for three seasons from 2018 until 2022.

“Teen Mom: The Next Chapter” — which finished airing part two of its inaugural season in October 2023 — stars Dejesus, Messer, Cline, Amber Portwood, Ashley Jones, Catelynn Lowell, Cheyenne Floyd, Maci Bookout and Mackenzie Douthit.

Several of the women appear on Season 3 of “Teen Mom: Family Reunion,” which sees franchise couples focusing on creating healthy relationships while vacationing together in Colombia, now airing Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.





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