Jenelle Evans started out 2019 married, with a dog and starring on Teen Mom 2 but by the end of year she was filing for divorce, her dog had been murdered and she was fired from her job.
The troubled started for the MTV star when RadarOnline.com exclusively broke the news that her husband David Eason had killed her dog, a French bulldog named Nugget, at the end of March.
Authorities told Radar that a 911 call had been placed reporting the animal cruelty and they sent officers to investigate.
As the news broke, Jenelle and David refused to admit that he had done the dastardly deed.
Details emerged from police reports and even Jenelle and David themselves, offering explanations into why the defenseless dog was killed in front of the children in the home. Child Protective Services opened an investigation into the situation and removed Maryssa, Kaiser and Ensley from David and Jenelle’s care.
Kaiser was placed with Nathan Griffith’s mother while Ensley stayed with Jenelle’s mom Barbara Evans and her son Jace.
Maryssa was placed in her maternal grandmother’s home.
Exclusive photos from Jenelle and David during their desperate attempt to get the children back emerged from the court showdown.
Shockingly, a North Carolina judge ultimately ruled that all of the children should be returned to David and Jenelle after the hearings.
Amid the dog drama, MTV announced that they were no longer filming with Jenelle, stating that the reunion taping was her final appearance on the show.
Jenelle went from earning a whopping $400,000 a season at a job she’d had for 10 years to being unemployed and unable to earn a living.
All seemed quiet for Jenelle in the summer as she and David and the children spent time on The Land but the fall brought more trouble.
Jenelle re-launched her eyebrow kit to dismal sales, eventually conceding that no one wanted to purchase the $29 kit after scathing reviews.
The videos she and David shared on YouTube failed to earn any money for them as their finances hit rock bottom.
After a trip to New York City, Jenelle made the shocking announcement that she was leaving David and planned to file for divorce.
She fled with Kaiser and Ensley to Nashville, Tennessee, leaving David high and dry without any money as she was his sole source of income after MTV fired him in 2018 for his hateful homophobic rants.
The troubled ex-MTV star obtained a temporary restraining order from a judge in Nashville, banning David from contacting her or the children.
Jenelle ended 2019 turning without a job, a husband or a dog.
Scroll through the gallery for the dramatic photos of Jenelle Evans’ worst year ever.
RIP NUGGETPhoto Credit: Courtesy of Jenelle Evans/Instagram
“Nugget... I’m crying everyday,” Jenelle wrote on her Instagram page on May 1 after Radar broke the news of the dog’s death. “I love you so much and I’m so sorry. I’m speechless. You were my side kick and knew the moment I felt bad and would cuddle with me. You still had a lot to learn and a lot to grow from your lessons. Everyday I wake up you’re not here, when I come home you’re not here, when I go to bed... you’re not here. You’re gone forever and there’s no coming back. #Heartbroken #Distraught.”
FIREDPhoto Credit: MTV
"MTV ended its relationship with David Eason over a year ago in February 2018 and has not filmed any new episodes of Teen Mom 2 with him since. Additionally, we have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019 and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season," the network said in a statement.
Married LifePhoto Credit: Gregory Pace/Shutterstock
Jenelle stood by David’s side as he was investigated by officials for the murder of the dog. CPS removed the children from their North Carolina home on May 13.
SINGLE LIFEPhoto Credit: Matt Baron/Shutterstock
Jenelle stood by David's side as he was investigated by officials for the murder of the dog. CPS removed the children from their North Carolina home on May 13.
The LandPhoto Credit: Courtesy of Jenelle Evans/Instagram
After the children were removed, Jenelle and David took a secret trip to Washington DC, Radar exclusively reported.
Legal TroublePhoto Credit: AMI/MEGA
The couple appeared in court for multiple hearings after their children were removed from their custody.
Cleaned UpPhoto Credit: MEGA
David cut his hair and trimmed his beard when he appeared in court.
WinningPhoto Credit: Michael Cline Spencer/MEGA
Jenelle and David were victorious when the judge returned the children to their care on July 3, 2019.
Mommy WarPhoto Credit: MEGA
Jenelle and Barbara got into a fight outside of court.
Happy FamilyPhoto Credit: Courtesy of Jenelle Evans/Instagram
Parents Jenelle and David were happily reunited with the children after the dramatic court case.
Bad TimesPhoto Credit: MTV
Things started to fall apart more for Jenelle as the summer ended.
Failed BusinessPhoto Credit: MTV
Her JE Cosmetics eyebrow kit sold fewer than 250 boxes, a losing endeavor. The manufacturer then dropped her as a client, Radar exclusively reported.
Splitting UPPhoto Credit: MTV
After a trip alone to New York City, Jenelle made the announcement that she was leaving David.
Daddy’s BoyPhoto Credit: Courtesy of Nathan Griffith/Twitter
Kaiser with thrilled to be spending time with Nathan.
New HomePhoto Credit: Courtesy of Jenelle Evans/Instagram
The fired TM2 star left her husband and moved to Tennessee.
New DogsPhoto Credit: Courtesy of David Eason/Instagram
After David killed Nugget, they bought two new dogs, Anatolian Shepherds. David made a frantic 911 call in November reporting that one of the dog's had been stolen.
Single DadPhoto Credit: Courtesy of David Eason/YouTube
David was alone at the home Jenelle purchased before they got married in 2017 with his daughter Maryssa as the year ended.