Jenelle Evans is setting the record straight about certain stories involving her and her family. The Teen Mom 2 star spoke candidly on a podcast.
Appearing on wrestling personality Vince Russo's The Brand, Evans admitted to having tested positive for THC, which is a chemical typically found in marijuana, after giving birth to her daughter Ensley last January.
"I'm not going to lie about that. ... Ensley did not test positive. I did. So [Child Protective Services] were like — I was in the hospital — they said, 'Did you smoke when you were pregnant?' I said, 'I did within the past 30 days. I said I have really bad esophageal spasms and I throw up every 5 minutes, I can't even eat.' And they said, 'OK, some moms do that. We are not here to judge, we are writing down your information,'" she explained.
After taking Ensley, Evans's daughter with husband David Eason, CPS carried out wellness checks and subsequently closed the case relating to the drug test.
"They came and did a checkup, and everything is fine. They closed the case," she said.
However, in the intervening months, Evans claimed Child Protective Services have checked up on the family about 30 times. She blames this fascination with her on online speculation about her lack of parenting skills.
In her 2017 tell-all book Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom, Evans admitted to excessive drug use over the years. The Teen Mom star was reportedly injecting heroin four or five times a day at the height of her drug addiction.
Although she was careful not to glamorize the drug in her account, Evans did admit that the first time she tried heroin, she thought it was amazing. Nowadays, though, she insists she's totally and completely clean and healthy.
"If I were on drugs, I wouldn't be able to sit here in the morning and get the kids ready and eat healthily. Or I'd be losing a lot of weight," she advised.
Setting A Bad Example
Evans's comments about online haters are particularly pertinent at the moment, as most recently fans were clamoring for Eason to be fired in the wake of homophobic comments he made on Twitter.
The move came as Eason tried to defend his wife after she posed with a massive assault rifle on Feb. 15, just one day after the horrific Parkland school shooting in Florida.
After a Twitter user called out Eason and Evans for normalizing the use of weapons in front of their children, the father-of-two responded in a rather unfortunate manner.
"And just what makes you think you have the right to tell me how to be a parent. Because you think you know me? LMAO, why don't you tell the h**o and transgender parents to start teaching their kids better morals. Oh, I forgot, that's supposed to be normal," he tweeted.
Although Eason swiftly deleted the offending tweets, users rallied to tell MTV to fire him and Evans from Teen Mom.
This is the type of person that’s allowed on tv, the type of person that’s paid by @mtv & @Viacom, and the type of person our youth is influenced by! We need to take a stand for gender equality and show our youth they’re loved no matter who they grow up to be! FIRE DAVID EASON! pic.twitter.com/lfhFz0eke1 — ImFcknRakin! (@ImFcknRakin) February 19, 2018
Poor Maryssa, Jace, Kaiser and Ensley have to grow up listening to all of this hate speak. I pray that none of those sweet kids are gay, transgender or questioning because David would public shame and disown them. David Eason is an abomination. — Nonmom Jenelle Evans (@NonMomJenelle) February 19, 2018
Eason initially claimed he hadn't heard about the Parkland shooting because he doesn't sit around all day watching TV. Evans, meanwhile, dismissed it as a case of bad timing.
The photo of the Teen Mom star with the assault rifle even prompted a Change.org petition. There were no signatures at the time of writing.