“Yes. Me and him are deciding to work things out right now. We’re taking it slowly,” Jenelle, 28, said during a Q&A video on her YouTube channel.
She went on to admit that she did move back to the home she shares with David, 31, in North Carolina and that she and her children are living there “permanently.” The former MTV star explained the reason she decided to move back to North Carolina from Nashville, where she had been living with her children since leaving David in October 2019, is because she cannot afford to pay rent for her apartment in Nashville and a mortgage for the home she owns in North Carolina.
“We have 11 acres of land for them to play on and Kaiser and Ensley, they really missed the animals, they really missed the chickens, the goats, everything,” she continued. So we decided to come back here and things are going pretty smooth.”
A fan asked if David has done anything to change for her to change her mind and go back to him. She responded, “A lot of things have changed. Me and him have decided to just try to remain positive no matter what and if we have an issue, we try to talk it out.”
Jenelle also addressed the abuse allegations she made against her husband when she filed for a restraining order against him before announcing their split. According to documents obtained by Us Weekly, she claimed that three months after they married, David allegedly got angry and “grabbed and squeezed my arm, causing a bruise.” She also claimed that after an argument between the couple, David allegedly locked her car door with the car running and her son Kaiser inside. “He did this because he was angry with me. I had to tell Kaiser to unlock the car. While Kaiser was trying to unlock it, David continuously locked it again with my spare key, scaring both me and Kaiser,” she claimed.
Now, it seems like Jenelle is taking back those claims. “I want to tell you guys that David has never abused the children, he’s never abused me,” she said on YouTube. “I’ve always had disagreements and those would turn into big arguments. And this is why I decided to go back home and work out my relationship. Because ultimately it’s for my family.”
Jenelle’s restraining order was granted in November 2019 and extended to December 2019, but she dropped it in January 2020. Shortly after that, the reality star admitted she was the one who reached out to David first.
“So when I was in Tennessee, I’m not gonna lie, I contacted David first and I said, ‘I’m sorry.’ And he contacted me back and he said, ‘For what?’ And I just said, ‘We ended things abruptly and I think we need to try to work things out for our family and our marriage.’ And he said, ‘OK,’” Jenelle explained. “So once we started talking again, he did come visit two or three times and when he did, before we went back to North Carolina, I told him, I said, ‘Things have to change. We cannot be so unhappy. We have to start communicating with each other about our problems and we have to sort it out. We can’t let the same thing keep happening or the same topic for an argument keep occurring.'”
Jenelle also revealed how she was able to work through the issues in her marriage with David. “I think things got so bad into our relationship where I was so unhappy that I needed to come out of it and I feel like the only way to come out of it was if I were to distance myself,” she revealed. “I distanced myself for a little bit, and I realized that’s not what I wanted and I needed to work out my marriage. And I didn’t want another failed marriage. I just wanted the kids to be happy.”
Now, Jenelle said she and David are in a good place. “Things are pretty good. Like I said, the kids are happy here and we’re all happy here as a family,” she added. “Feeling pretty blessed because I just realized, when I was gone, what I was missing and I wanted to come back home and I did and I’m happy I did.”
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