Is she burning bridges? Jenelle Evans shaded her former Teen Mom 2 costar Leah Messer via Twitter on July 19, and fans were not impressed with the move. She actually included the shady comment as part of a retweet from someone else, and not everyone was happy with Jenelle, 27, for taking the bait. Check out what the former reality TV star had to say in the gallery below.
Together, the couple has five children. Jenelle is the mother of two kids from previous relationships — Jace, 9, and Kaiser, 4, — and David has two from previous relationships as well — Kaden and Maryssa. They share one biological child together: a 2-year-old daughter named Ensley.
Finally, Jenelle confirmed that a judge “dismissed” the custody case against her and her spouse while exiting the Columbus County courthouse in North Carolina on July 3. “Crying in tears of joy 😭😭😭,” she wrote on Twitter that day.
In the end, Jenelle recanted her story about David shooting Nugget, claiming that she’d “fabricated” it. “She advised that she never heard or saw anything to indicate that David shot her dog,” said a report obtained by Radar Online. “She [said], ‘I don’t know if she was shot or killed or not.'”
When someone told Jenelle on Twitter afterward that she shouldn’t have lost her kids “in the first place,” the former TV personality replied, “If you were on TV the same thing would happen to any of you. Obviously, all the accusations were never true and the way CPS conducted themselves was illegal. You don’t even know half the details but everyone wants to report against me when the case was dismissed for a reason.”
Now, it seems that comments from more fans have struck a nerve for Jenelle. When one fan wrote on Twitter, “A good mom doesn’t have to get on social media and announce to the world that she’s a good Mom,” she responded, “Well guess what? I’m A DAMN GOOD MOM AND WILL SHOUT IT UNTIL YOUR EARS BLEED.”
In Touch exclusively reported the change in custody in October 2015, but in January 2016, they went back to sharing custody. “Leah is doing great,” a source said at the time. “She had confidence that she would be proven right and get her custody rights back.”
Leah later claimed that she never truly lost custody of her children. “The current custody situation, just honestly … whatever we think is best for them, we do. We are doing the week on and then a week off,” the MTV star told Us Weekly in October 2018. “It’s always been 50/50. People were like, ‘Leah lost custody.’ I almost did, but I never lost custody of my children.”
In any case, fans were not super thrilled with Jenelle calling out Leah that way in her tweet. “No, Leah’s a good mom because she recognized she needed to make some adjustments in her life, never blamed others for her shortcomings, and worked to be the version of herself,” one person wrote.
Another person replied, “The difference is Leah made the decision to leave her kids with their dads and seek treatment. Her ability to recognize a problem and fix it is what makes her a good mom. I’m not going to call you a bad mom but your decision-making abilities are lacking. Put your kids first.”