Teen Mom Jenelle Evans reveals she called dad for first time during ‘drunken night’ after years of not seeing each other
TEEN Mom 2 alum Jenelle Evans revealed she called her estranged dad during a “drunken night.”
The 29-year-old admitted she tried to reconnect with her father after years of not seeing each other or speaking.
During the debut episode of her podcast The Jenelle Evans Podcast, the former MTV star opened up about her strained relationship with her biological dad.
The episode began with Jenelle stating he divorced her mother, Barbara, when she was three or four-years-old, while they lost touch when she moved to North Carolina at 12-years-old.
Following years of not seeing her father, Jenelle admitted she and her husband David Eason, 33, once tried calling her dad.
The Teen Mom 2 alum recalled trying to reach out to her dad “after we had some drinks.”
Jenelle said her dad “seemed really drunk,” so she hung up.
The couple were still filming Teen Mom 2 at the time, though she never told producers about her interest in reconnecting with her father because she didn’t want the moment documented on the show.
She explained: “I was afraid that they were gonna throw me into the situation of, ‘Oh, you’re gonna meet your dad. Let’s film it for the first time.’
“And I’m sitting here like, ‘I want to do this on my own without anybody around and I need to do this on my own personal private time.”’
Jenelle- who has a rocky relationship with her mother- concluded: “I think that was very important for me, so I was actually kind of scared for once to tell MTV that I contacted my dad.”
JENELLE’S DAD’S DEMONS
Also during the episode, Jenelle opened up about her father’s alcohol abuse and said it was a factor in her parents’ divorce.
She told her listeners: “I don’t know why my dad ended up leaving. I just know my mom talked about a lot of him drinking and I guess he had an addiction to cocaine, from what I hear.”
‘NERVOUS’ TO RECONNECT
Back in March, Jenelle admitted she was “nervous” to contact her estranged dad and felt “jealous” about David’s relationship with his father.
The mother of three said in a TikTok video: “Honestly, I think the weirdest part is growing up without a dad.
“Growing up and seeing my friends around their dads and how their dads treated them, and how David’s dad treats him now, it makes me jealous in a way but it also makes me sad.
“It makes me upset that you know, he didn’t want to be involved and he still doesn’t want to be involved. And he has grandchildren that he doesn’t know about but I don’t know.
“He never reached out to me and I’m kinda nervous to reach out to him.”