Jenelle Evans of Teen Mom 2 pulled out gun in front of son in road rage incident

We don’t usually follow the Teen Mom drama unless it intersects with more famous “celebrities,” or until it amps up so high it’s impossible to ignore. That’s the case with Teen Mom 2 Jenelle Evan. In footage just aired on the show, she was being tailgated by a car which had pulled out in front of her and hit the brakes, causing her to brake abruptly and sending her into a rage. (She told the police officer afterwards that her car spun out and she swerved off into the grass, but it’s obvious from the video that this didn’t happen.) She then aggressively followed the other driver home and pulled out a gun, putting it beside her as she drove. Jenelle called her husband, who told her to stop following the guy. When she reached the man’s driveway she yelled at him out the window that he had been tailgating. As she tried to leave she hit the man’s mailbox accidentally. When the other driver blocked her from leaving his driveway before police arrived, hitting the bumper of her car, she brandished the handgun. She was able to leave and get back to the highway, but the other driver followed her and called the cops, who eventually pulled her over. You can see video of this below, thanks to ET Canada. Jenelle’s eight year-old son, Jace, whom she’s lost custody of to her mother, was in the car with her at the time.

Jenelle has been arrested 15 times on charges including heroin possession, assault and driving without a license and has been to rehab several times. I would be disgusted that MTV let this even happen, but it seems there are just cameras running in Jenelle’s car all the time and that she didn’t have MTV crew with her at the time. This is supported by the fact that she called a producer right before the cops pulled her over. All of this happened in May and we’re only hearing about it now because MTV just aired the footage. Don’t worry though, it’s ok because they didn’t show her pointing the gun at the guy.

This story is complicated and I’m not going to include an excerpt as I explained most of it above. You can read more on People and again the video is below.

This is a screenshot of Jenelle crying to the cop.

This was Jace’s face as his mother cried to the officer who pulled her over.

And this is Jenelle’s face as she followed the other driver home. Does she look scared?

Neither party was charged which is astounding. As the ET correspondent points out, Jenelle’s gun is visible to the officer. They hint but don’t state outright that this situation would have gone much differently if she was a person of color.

Instead of firing her from this show for being a liability, and a horrible person and mother, MTV aired the footage because of course they did, we’re talking about it. We heard last week that Bristol Palin is joining Teen Mom OG, the original and sister show to Teen Mom 2. She’s on brand for this franchise.

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  1. Mackenzie says:

    Of course this white woman is crying to the cops.

    • ME says:

      Had she been a person of color this story would have ended so differently…

      Also, why has Janelle not been fired by MTV yet? Oh yeah, because she keeps the drama going. I don’t understand how Farrah doing porn was enough to get her fired but stuff like what Janelle did (and does) is fine.

      • Candy says:

        I believe Farrah was also fired for being awful to the producers and everyone she worked with, not just for porn. She’s an awful human being.

    • Anilechim says:

      It’s so crazy and upsetting to me how differently this would’ve gone down if she was a POC.

      This show used to be a guilty pleasure of mine way back, and if you’re not already familiar with this woman’s track record, you’d be disgusted by how many times she has been in legal trouble and absolutely nothing has ever stuck. If she wasn’t white, that wouldn’t be the case.

    • Alissa says:

      she should not have access to her kids and it’s infuriating that after all the crap she has pulled that she still does.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      “Jenelle has been arrested 15 times on charges including heroin possession, assault and driving without a license…”

      I am still confused as to how people who have been arrested so many times for violent crimes like assault can still legally get a gun. Our standards as a country are soooooooooooo low.

  2. Wifabif says:

    I don’t understand why Janelle’s mother keeps getting her son, because she CLEARLY failed at parenting Janelle the first go around. Where do you think Janelle picked up her stellar parenting/screaming/degrading skills? This just feels like double the damage to me.

    I feel so bad for that kid.

    • Kelly says:

      Who else is going to get custody? Janelle who had been arrested 15 times and is an addict? The boy’s biological father who is also apparently and addict and doesn’t want anything to do with him? The winner she’s with now who got fired from the show for being a racist (I believe)? Or any of the other scumbags she’s dated/married in the past? Unfortunately I think her mom is the best of a lot of bad options.

    • Jenny says:

      Wifabif: THIS. This is what I came here to say. I feel sorry for Janelle. She’s just the result of a traumatic and damaged childhood. Her son will unfortunately likely end up the same way, but worse, being damaged by his grandmother and his mother, not to mention the number of other toxic people who are likely in his life. I can only hope that Janelle’s mother has grown enough as a person to do a better job of parenting with her grandson than she did with her daughter. I really feel for the kid. I hope he manages to have a great, healthy, happy life despite the odds. :(

      • Naomi11 says:

        I’m sorry, I don’t believe it’s her mother’s fault. Jenelle is responsible for her own behavior.

      • Erinn says:

        I’d say a lot of her problems can be because of her own crap upbringing. But she also got a lot of opportunity and resources that most other people wouldn’t have because of her role on teen mom – and she didn’t attempt to really improve her situation despite that. I know that a lot of damage can be done when you’re growing up with horrible parents, but there’s a certain amount of personal responsibility that really needs to be taken for your actions as an adult.

      • Veronica says:

        She can be a victim of a traumatic upbringing and still be responsible for her actions. An adult, particularly one with children, has a responsibility for their actions, choices, and behaviors. You cannot live your life expecting others to do the emotional labor of adulthood for you. I am empathetic to people who grow up in damaging environments, but at the end of the day, you HAVE to be responsible for your adult choices.

        My siblings and I grew up in abusive living situations – my sister was sexually abused by our stepbrother, my brother was physically abused by my stepmother, and my biological parents were either negligent or outright emotionally abusive. None of us behave like this. We have all made the active choice to get the psychological help we needed. I love my mother. I forgive her for being so damaged from a childhood spent with a narcissistic mother, violent alcoholic father, and sexually abusive stepfather. I understand why she is the way she is. I’ve come to terms with the fact that my father is irresponsible, that there is something broken in him that he couldn’t be the father we needed, that he allowed his second wife to abuse his kids.

        But I *refuse* to become them. I won’t treat people that way. I won’t harm my potential future kids by not getting psychological help, by not taking the medications I should, and by monitoring constantly against the toxic tendencies that raised us with. That’s what being an adult is. It’s not fair, and it’s not right, but it’s the reality of being a fully rounded adult, coming to terms with what’s flawed inside of you and choosing to try to do better.

        Janelle is damaged, yes, but she has no interest in fixing it. She lets her violence and toxicity spill out into her marriages, onto her children, into the lives of strangers and family. Nobody else can be held responsible for that because nobody else but her can fix it. Empathize with her but don’t sympathize. You can’t fix people through pity.

      • Elizabeth says:

        My grandparents were abusive to my mother. She was even more abusive to me and I remember them begging her to stop hitting me. They were nothing but wonderful to me. People usually do better with their grandchildren because they are older and calmer, and they see the mistakes they made with their own children.

    • Anilechim says:

      It’s absolutely true and it’s sad, but I guess out of the two of them Barbara is the lesser of two evils. She manipulates Jace constantly on the show to get information about Jenelle. He’s constantly stuck in the middle and already shows signs of being traumatized and emotionally scarred.

    • Sara says:

      Right? I just feel bad for Jenelle. Clearly she doesn’t make the best decisions- following someone is NOT logical with a kid in the car. She should have called the police, given them the license plate of the car and filed a complaint instead.

      It’s pretty clear Barbara wants to blame all of Jace’s problems on Jenelle and David when she’s the one who raised him and spent the last couple years screaming at him and blaming him for being a dysfunctional child. Barbara’s treatment of Jenelle is deplorable. I can’t believe how she treats her own daughter. Running to the media and trashing her own kid… that’s awful.

  3. Gutterflower says:

    Wtf. Not to mention he shouldn’t be in the front seat!

    • me says:

      I was thinking the same thing. He seems too small to ride in the front. Also, why do so many Americans feel like they NEED to have a gun for “protection”? She is the one who escalated that whole situation. Don’t ever follow someone home. She could have just asked her son to record the license plate number…pull to the side of the road…and call the cops. I feel so bad for her son. There is no way he will grow up to be a “normal” functioning adult with the childhood he’s had. Shame on MTV for exploiting that child too.

      • Veronica says:

        “Protection” is just the excuse they give. What it really does for them is give them a sense of power – which is exactly the kind of person who shouldn’t own a firearm in the first place.

  4. Snowflake says:

    Playing scared girl when she gets pulled over. Wiping her eyes but there are no tears. Trash. This is why I’m not a fan of people being armed. To me, they’re more of a danger than an extremely rare attack by a stranger. In Florida, a lady parked in a handicapped parking space. A guy came up to her and started yelling at her. Her boyfriend came out of the store and pushed him to the ground. The guy reached for his gun and shot him. They are saying he will not be prosecuted because of the Stand your Ground law. Messed up imo.

    • me says:

      It’s funny she neglected to mention to the cop the part where she ran over the guy’s mailbox or pulled out her gun on him. Good thing cameras caught it all ! Also, with the amount of arrests this girl has had, whyyyyy is she allowed to own a gun???

      • HelloSunshine says:

        @Me would also love to know how she’s able to own a gun. She’s been to jail 15 times? At what point do they start restricting gun access?

    • Veronica says:

      I saw that story. I was infuriated all the way through reading it.

      “She had no right to park there.”

      Then call the f*cking cops, he’s not an officer of the law.

      “The other guy pushed him first.”

      He certainly wasn’t afraid to get aggressive when he targeted and began arguing with a black WOMAN trapped in a car with her CHILD. Amazing how the situation changed when a another MAN entered the scene.

      “He was afraid for his life.”

      And you don’t think the black couple wasn’t? An angry white man approaches your vehicle in this social climate with your child in the car – you don’t think he’s going to react defensively to what he views as an attack on his family?

      “He stood his ground.”

      He didn’t have any f*cking ground! He was a citizen co-opting authority he didn’t have, inciting a conflict that didn’t need to exist, and reacting with excessive violence IN FRONT OF A MINOR and god knows how many innocent bystanders (what would have happened if he MISSED? They were right in front of a store!) to a relatively minor physical threat. Absolutely the definition of poor judgement and abuse of firearm privileges. He’s exactly the kind of person that shouldn’t have rights to a firearm in ANY situation, since he thinks being pushed over is grounds for EXECUTION.

      I’m over the entire Stand Your Ground crowd and their white supremacist bullshit. We’ve seen over and over again that the law has a very specific intent for a very specific group of people, and f*ck everybody else who gets in the way.

      • HeyThere! says:

        Veronica, can you scream it for the people in the back?!?! This is my thoughts exactly. This stand your ground law over a PARKING SPOT, now a man is dead over it. That guy who shot him should be in jail until he dies.

      • Ellecommelejour says:

        I’ve read that he has an habit of pick up arguments with people at the store.
        He was clearly looking for an excuse to use his gun IMO.
        The guy who got shot was nowhere near him when he pulled that gun since he stepped back when he saw it.

        How do you fear for your life when you’re the one who started the confrontation especially about something that did NOT concern you ??
        Piece of sh!t !!

  5. Lucy says:

    This woman is a danger for herself, her son and others. As simple as that.

    • Lady D says:

      The POS man in this incident decided he didn’t like the way she was driving on the highway, “so he admits he brake-checked her to try and chill her out” ’cause apparently it’s his job to keep women driving his way. Does no one else have a problem with this douche making her decisions for her?
      For the record,I have no idea who she is or what she’s like, but she is absolutely a danger to her child.

      • Veronica says:

        His behavior wasn’t great, either, but nothing about it justifies being stalked, vandalized, and being threatened with a firearm, so it’s negligible.

      • Kelly says:

        She tried to police his driving too, but getting in Front of him and purposely going slow. They both made poor driving decisions but she fully escalated the situation by following him to his house.

    • Anilechim says:

      Yet none of the charges ever stick! I used to watch this show as a guilty pleasure but I couldn’t stand to watch her anymore because I felt like I was guilty of enabling her with my viewership. On one hand, I wish MTV would fire her. On the other hand, think of how much scarier life will become for her children if/when they do. Jenelle is out of her fucking mind.

  6. Tiffany says:

    *stares straight at camera ala The Office*

  7. Swack says:

    Was just going to say, is anyone really shocked by this?

  8. Jordan says:

    I was watching last night. Saw a clip on the DM yesterday and put the show on (sick don’t judge me). The guy did drive aggressively at first. She lied to the cop about going into the grass. She even told 911 and a producer that she almost went off the road, not that she did. She hit the guy’s mailbox and then fled. Even if it was an accident, that’s still a crime. She tried to flee and that’s when the dude apparently boxed her in with his truck- that was a lie. The truck was behind them, parked. The dude was in front of her car, trying to keep her from leaving since she followed him to his home rather than let the police handle it. She didn’t tell him she pulled the gun on the dude. She also didn’t inform the cop that she hit the guy’s mailbox before the cop asked her to get out of the car. Jace was the one who told the cop she hit the mailbox. All I could think was ‘That poor boy’. If you watch the scene, watch Jace in all of it. It’s heartbreaking. A child in Janelle’s care is going to have PTSD guaranteed.

    Her mom’s scene was before it. She informed baby daddy #2 that her current husband (BD#3) shoots guns in the backyard with the kids. She brought up the point of a ricochet bullet hitting one of the kids. For preface.

  9. Amy Tennant says:

    Poor baby Jace.

  10. Christina S. says:

    I read this page and the Hollywood gossip, which that page is obsessed with teen mom so I get my full or Janelle and Farrah Abraham on an almost daily basis. I kind of wish you would report on them more because you actually sound like you have some form of education whereas Hollywood sounds like kids writing their articles. Farrah is trashy AF and is always up to something. Janelle is right behind her. They are both equally sh*t humans and the fact they’re mothers is scary.

  11. Wellsie says:

    I have to go back and re-read the Ansel handbag article to soothe myself after this.

  12. YeahRight says:

    Sounds about white.

    • MissKittles says:

      That comment is rude & unnecessary. Don’t loop in all white people with Jenelle’s behavior.

      • ChipnSticks says:

        I don’t think the comment is rude at all, and where do you see it looping in all white people? I’m white, and your comment is actually offensive to me. I acknowledge and completely agree that Jenelle got away with pulling a gun on another person because she is white.

      • MissKittles says:

        Well it offends me! It doesn’t have to offend you.

      • Veronica S. says:

        Not at all white people behave like Janelle, but all white people benefit from the privilege that keeps her on a paid television despite her history of violence and drug abuse.

  13. MissKittles says:

    The fact that Jenelle’s awful husband told her she had no business following that man just shows how out of line she was.
    They’ve got to stop filming her & creating more of an entitled behavior from her. She’s only hurting herself & those poor kids.
    She lies like a rug… daily! Girl bye! She’s lucky she didn’t get hurt or arrested!

  14. Veronica says:



    It’s just infuriating how many chances this asshole has received. She clearly has anger problems, but it is not the responsibility of others to tolerate her violence and lack of restraint. She pulled a gun on a person over TAILGATING. It’s a matter of time before she seriously injures or kills someone. Imagine how much of her son’s life must be dominated by the fear of what happens when you provoke the tiger, JFC.

  15. LW says:

    Teen Mom is my embarrassing guilty pleasure. Jenelle is horrible and I feel for that poor boy! Can you cover Ryan Edwards drama? That’s a sad, sad train wreck too.

  16. Ang says:

    MTV should certainly fire this POS it’s ridiculous that she gets paid to be a total loser, 3 kids by 3 different men . No job !!

  17. Andrea says:

    I do not agree with owning guns and this example is the reason. But i will say that i have been in road rage situations where i am embarrassed by my behavior and how quickly it escalated. So i can sympathize. I watched part of the clip and while I don’t agree with her pulling out a gun. How is it okay for him to try and intimidate her, because he was tailgating her. You tailgate when someone is in your way and you want them to move. So clearly he was a bully on the road and then he goes around her and brake checks her… how is that okay. Following him is not right. She should have let it go. Thats on her. But its okay that some middle aged white man is blocking a woman with her kid from leaving. Really!!. They both behaved like fools. I tell my husband all the time. That sometimes your reaction to a situation will make everyone forget what was done to you. I can’t believe she pulled out a gun. But maybe everyone should be asking why this woman felt she needed a gun for protection. Where does this woman live.

    • Sara says:

      What that guy did was absolutely dangerous and illegal! Also if he *thought* she was driving too slow he could have just passed her! It was a multiple lane road. There was NO reason for that guy to get in front of her and slam on his brakes! What if she’s hit him with her kid in the car?

  18. HeyThere! says:

    Didn’t read all the comments yet but the fact that she did that with her child in the car is horrific. Also, when she got out of the car…..I didn’t see her put her gun anywhere safe from her son?! Or is the gun just out with the boy in the truck alone as the officer and her chat at the police car?!?!?!

    • Primrose Path says:

      Noticed the same thing….traumatized Jace, alone in the car with a gun, stammering to Barbara about what had just unfolded. Made me feel sick. Who knows how many unsecured firearms they have on that “land,” with all of those kids running around.

  19. Chelsea K. says:

    I do not approve of Janelle’s behavior whatsoever, and I find her actions to be disturbing. However, I think she sets a good example for poor parenting. It is disappointing that she profits from destruction, but it also illustrates to other young pregnant women and mothers the way not to parent. People get to see Teen Mom members like Maci and Chelsea and decide for themselves of they would like to parent like them or Janelle.

  20. Primrose Path says:

    Teen Mom is my guilty pleasure, but Jenelle’s segments in this week’s episode were some of the most disturbing, anxiety-inducing television I have ever seen. Not only does she actively escalate the situation, but she doesn’t acknowledge Jace whatsoever as the events unfold (aside from asking him to hand her his phone to call 911). No checking in to ask if he’s OK, no reassurance that she has everything under control, nothing. Not even the “mom arm” flying up when the other driver caused her to slam on her breaks. He is really just an object to her. Horrific decision making from top to bottom, but watching that narcissistic parenting in action was devastating.