CONFIRMED! What we know about Jenelle Evans’ pregnancy with Nathan Griffith

Nathan Griffith - Jenelle Evans Pregnant

As I write this, it seems the only two people who haven’t confirmed Teen Mom 2‘s Jenelle Evans’ pregnancy with Nathan Griffith are Jenelle and Nathan.

Even as people on social media bluntly asked Jenelle whether she was expecting, the typically outspoken mom refrained from responding. Instead, she’s only tweeted cryptic messages about remembering your body is a treasure and that other people can change…

According to sources close to the young mom, Jenelle’s reasons for withholding her pregnancy confirmation are twofold: First, she is nervous about the public reaction (as she seemed to indicate above). In light of her last pregnancy debacle, she also wanted to wait until the main threat of miscarriage has passed.

“MTV leaked it against her will,” said Jennifer, who identified herself as Jenelle’s best friend to Radar Online. “Jenelle didn’t even want people to know that MTV was filming her after they found out she was pregnant… She never wanted anyone to find out until she was far enough along to not worry about miscarriages. She told me a month ago.”

Even though Jenelle isn’t ready for the public to know about the new baby, this pregnancy was planned. According to multiple sources, Jenelle and Nathan stopped using any form of birth control last summer in the hopes of getting pregnant.

“Nathan and Jenelle will be able to have a kid they are legally allowed to take care of,” a source told In Touch, noting Nathan doesn’t have custody of his 2-year-old daughter. “Jenelle might have a second chance at being a mom.”

In a cryptic Facebook post of his own, Nathan wrote on Dec. 5 that he “wouldn’t have it any other way especially the surprise you are giving in the future.”

Jenelle Evans and Jace with Nathan Griffith

Of course, when the end result of a successful pregnancy is a baby, Jenelle knew she couldn’t keep the secret forever. As our friend over at The Ashley’s Reality Roundup first reported, MTV plans to include footage from Jenelle’s first prenatal doctor appointment in season 5 of Teen Mom 2. (It’s unclear how much of a say Jenelle had in the matter, considering she’s under a strict contract.)

As we all know, Jenelle does not have custody of son Jace at this point. However, she seems to hope this will change — and that this pregnancy will help her case.

“She thinks if she can prove that she’s a good mother, she can get Jace back,” Courtland Rogers, her currently incarcerated husband, said when Jenelle was expecting their baby in January 2013. Although Jenelle’s miscarriage of that child meant she never had the chance to prove she was ready to be a mother, she seems to hope the third time will be the charm.

UPDATE Jenelle just retweeted Us Weekly‘s article on her pregnancy, adding “let the truth be told” and a baby emoji.

UPDATE #2 Jenelle spoke exclusively with MTV about her pregnancy.

“I’ve got my life together now, and I’m a different person from what they’ve seen,” she said. “I just can’t wait for them to see how much I’ve bettered my life. I understand if they judge me now, but they won’t judge me soon.”

Jenelle also spoke about how Nathan’s ex-wife’s parents have custody of his daughter, Emery. She added she and Nathan were able to relate to each other.

“He was like, ‘No one understands the situation I’m in and that I deal with,’ and I said that I could relate to him. We both have to deal with our parents to deal with our children,” Jenelle said. “We just want a child of our own that we can raise together as a family, and we want a stable relationship for Jace and his daughter. We just want to settle down.”

Jenelle also dropped the bombshell that she and Nathan plan to wed next summer — after Jenelle divorces Courtland. (Because of North Carolina law, Jenelle and Courtland needed to separate for one year before filing for divorce. She says they haven’t spoken since he was arrested in April.)

It’s still unclear when the baby is due. Jenelle feels confident there is plenty of time to prepare.

“Now I’m in a stable relationship and I have my own place, my own car, a job,” she said. “I can pay my bills. I’m just happy with my life right now.”


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  • bambiglanville

    “She thinks if she can prove that she’s a good mother, she can get Jace back,”That is what she said about the other dozen “pregnancies” she experienced…

  • Burkey

    What an idiot. Hadn’t she herself claimed she wouldn’t have another baby until she gets Jace back bc that would be selfish. Ugh. And even if she wasn’t already a train wreck with all the things that have happened in the past, what normal unmarried early twenties couple who haven’t even been together for a year purposely plan on getting pregnant?! I can’t..

  • Sara

    What about Jace? Shouldn’t she try to gain custody back of him first? This is so heartbreaking for that little boy. He’ll know his mom decided to get pregnant with another child instead of trying to get him back for real. This is sad.

    • Lola

      Jace is going to hate her when he’s older.

      • meg

        rightfully so!

      • Sara

        That’s a given. She’s awful!

    • ameliaBedelia76

      no, she isn’t trying to get himback. she will forget about him & move on with her new family

    • Caeleigh Shae

      He already calls Babs “Mommy.”

    • Caeleigh Shae

      He already calls Babs “Mommy.”

  • Minnie

    God I feel so bad for Barb. She’ll end up taking care of two kids under 10 in her sixties.
    I just want to slap Jenelle across the face. How could she be so god damn selfish?!

  • A_Nicole

    I love how starcasm didn’t even mention that Nathan and Jenelle are not together either. Both of them changed their fb to single and jenelle hasn’t tweeted about him either. Which for her is very telling.

    • starcasmnet

      They seemed to break up for a short period of time earlier this month (possibly just a few hours), but are together at this point. Jenelle tweeted a photo of Nathan sleeping this morning.

      • A_Nicole

        Oh this is stuff I saw yesterday. But I’m sure it changed like DM said. So unstable

    • DM

      That’s not even worth reporting. Jenelle and her boyfriends break up and get back together every few minutes. By the time they published the article their status would probably have changed 3 times.

      • A_Nicole

        This is so true. This was all happening yesterday so everyone believed Nathan ran for the hills. Lol which again not a surprise since he doesn’t have his first child either. They are going to be wonderful parents

  • DeeDeDee

    “She knows she’ll get a second chance at being a mother…” how about taking that second chance with your first child and prove to him that you want to be his mom… by being his mom and not his baby sitter?

    “Hoping this 2nd baby will help get her child back by proving she can be a good mom…” I don’t know a single f*cking person that thinks having a second child will help get their child back. How about getting a job, a stable household, a college degree, a stable relationship, getting off drugs, to prove that you’re a fit parent?! How does having a child with somebody that can’t take care of his first child, and is facing DUI charges among others, prove that you guys are fit parents? It is mind boggling.

    If this does anything, it’s only going to show Jace that she was only interested in having a child that she didn’t have to work for or didn’t *want* to work for. All he’s going to remember her for is occasionally coming to see him and spending time where it matters… the kid that she didn’t have to do anything for.

    • Caeleigh Shae

      She recently defended her “no degree” issues with “Umm, I have half an AA degree.” LOL

    • Caeleigh Shae

      She recently defended her “no degree” issues with “Umm, I have half an AA degree.” LOL

  • sweetmisery21

    Yeah, I’m going to assume Nathan’s mom will be taking care of this child.

    • Harper

      You know Barb is saying “eff this!”

      Hopefully CPS is already starting a case file on this unborn child.

      How rotten would it have to be for Jace to see his little sibling living with his mother, and he’s with his grandmother….that would annoy me as a kid to see that.

      • sweetmisery21

        I totally agree. As a child, I would feel very slighted and wonder why my mom wanted to live with her second child and not me..

  • nanaboo

    These are children, not puppies. You don’t just pass off the responsibility of the one you already have and then go get a new one. She is the most ignorant, irresponsible and immature person ever. And, no, she has not changed. You may have traded in the transit and crackhead guys for one who has better hygiene but you both have kids who neither of you have custody of. The fact that you think a new baby will fix or prove anything is concerning. This is a child yet you’re using him/her as an “I told you so” to everyone. Sickening.

    • nanaboo

      (transient, not transit)

    • SammyG

      No one should pass off a puppy either.

      • Caeleigh Shae

        She’s done that too!

      • Caeleigh Shae

        She’s done that too!

  • Harper

    She does this all the time…. She lies & says she’s KU to get $$ for drugs from the trash rags. Then she either loses the baby or it was a false alarm.

    I heard after she tried to pull this on MTV repeatedly they asked her to take a pregnancy test in front of producers to confirm. Yeah it was suddenly a false alarm.

    I am ashamed I know all of this.

    • DM

      I thought that was with Courtland.

    • Someone

      She’s only ever done that once. When she was addicted to heroin. She’s been clean and the story was leaked to the media by MTV, not Jenelle. She probably didn’t directly make money from this since it’s part of their MTV contracts that they can talk about them in tabloids, and US weekly is MTV’s go-to rag.

  • Chelseawaslyke

    Dear God! So she intentionally got pregnant within weeks of meeting nathan, while still being married? I can’t even. And not too long ago she posted a vine and she’s gotta lovely little joint in her hand! Ugh! Please give this child a chance and put it up for adoption!

    • Chelseawaslyke

      Tried getting pregnant *

    • Stefani

      Agreed. And not only is it weeks after her and Nathan meeting… probably weeks or less than a month after her getting arrested for having heroin on her. Awesome.

    • Someone

      Adoption only guarantees a different life, not a better one.

      • spottedgiraffe

        In this situation it’s basically guaranteed to be better

  • Jess

    She says how much she has changed but a changed person would try and fix what they broke. She needed to gain her son back and then care for him before deciding to add another child. Did she forget how demanding infants/toddlers are? The fact she purposely got pregnant in this situation how she is still a very selfish person. She may be clean but shes the same ol jenelle

    • DM

      She didn’t forget. She never knew in the first place.

      • SammyG

        Good point!

  • Anna

    How will being pregnant “prove she has changed and help get Jace back”? She was never there for Jace, abandoned him as an infant, was on drugs… she’s a train wreck. She doesn’t take care of the child she already has, how is she going to care for a baby?

  • Someone

    She has the ability to be a good mother and a stable person. She just needs to WANT those things. I hope for her son and her future child that she continues on this path of stability after the new baby comes and can be a good mom with custody of BOTH her children.

  • Stefani

    Having a new baby and then getting custody of Jace back? Yea, let’s see how well she transitions from the life of being able to do whatever she wants, whenever she wants, buying loads and loads of worthless junk for herself, and doing drugs when she feels like it…. to the life of being a mom to two and having to spend most of her time and money on them. That is going to go over well, especially when her Teen Mom money runs out. Then how is she going to pay for two kids? *eye roll*

  • Jules

    I’m sorry but that is a bunch of crap. You don’t use a second kid to prove that you’re able to take care of the first. That’s wrong. She should have focused on jace to prove that she is capable of being his mother before getting pregnant again. Poor jace has such a small chance of growing up normal between everything he had already seen and dealt with and now having to watch his mom love and care for another child while he was pawned off.

  • Lola

    On Facebook she referred to this as her SECOND pregnancy. The one with Courtland was definitely faked.

    • A_Nicole

      Of course it was. You don’t miscarry and then go to a club the same freakin night. It’s not even possible. No one bought that baby story for a second

  • Iysis

    It’s funny how Teen Mom was suppose to show young teen and adult women how tough it is being a young mom but almost everyone of the girls has another kid? All these girls are what 22 at the oldest and almost half of them have two kids before the age of 25! Yeah these girls are real role models. And I’m shocked that I read that Jenelle and her new “boyfriend” were planning this baby, what 20 something year old with a child already and freshly battling addictions plus still married plans a baby with guy who has issues of his own to deal with? I swear this generation has made these kids stupid as crap, it almost scares me to never have kids.

    • Caeleigh Shae

      Amen

    • Caeleigh Shae

      Amen

  • Allie

    What a gal

  • Brittany

    How can she ever explain this to Jace? It is all on the internet so he can Google and see quotes and tweets of her saying how this is her “second chance to do it right,” etc. There is no explaining it. This kid is in for a horrible ride. This is like opening the floodgates for addiction or other issues. If I were him, I would feel abandoned, unwanted, and lonely as I grew up and learned about her selfish ways. How selfish can someone be? And she hopes it’s a girl?! Just slap Jace in the face now and get it over with Jenelle. This is just ridiculous. I can’t fathom making all of that money and not putting a dime towards gaining custody of her 1st child before playing house with another.
    MTV is absolutely disgusting and morally bankrupt, as is Jenelle.

  • lol yeah right

    Seriously, the douch doesn’t have custody of his daughter and he doesn’T do drugs or drinks ? What kind of shitty parents are you when you are sober and the DCS takes your kids away.

    • Caeleigh Shae

      It’s actually his 5th…..one occurred on base so it’s not a part of the public record.

    • Caeleigh Shae

      It’s actually his 5th…..one occurred on base so it’s not a part of the public record.

  • Phoebe

    They stopped using any form of birth control last summer? They only met and got together THIS summer.

    I can’t even..

  • Kari

    If, and that’s a BIG if, she has turned her life around, then good for her. I wish her luck. The only thing that worries me is when Jace gets older, if she doesn’t get custody of him, how is he going to feel?

    I really, really, really want so badly for her to have turned herself around for Jace’s sake.

  • Haven

    “a second chance at being a mom?” That statement confuses me so much. she could be a mom to Jace any time she wanted to get him back. If her life is so great now and she’s changed so much, then how come Barbara still has custody? If anything, she should have a second chance at being a mom to the child who’s been in her life for 4 years already. why bring a new child into the picture to potentially get neglected too?

    Also, yay for still being married to that loser in prison and having a baby with another guy. I hope for everyone involved that she really has changed. We’ve heard it all before though.

  • Ace

    2 winners right there. Trying to replace both their kids they don’t have with another one. And I’m betting that they don’t keep that one for long either. Just no matter how hard I try, I cannot picture Jenelle actually being a responsible, loving parent.

    • Caeleigh Shae

      I know right! And to visualize her managing TWO? With two dogs as well? When will she have time for twitter? Ya, don’t see it either. First moment of stress and she’s passing them off to one of the grandma’s.

    • Caeleigh Shae

      I know right! And to visualize her managing TWO? With two dogs as well? When will she have time for twitter? Ya, don’t see it either. First moment of stress and she’s passing them off to one of the grandma’s.

  • Krispy Kreme McDonalds

    #slvt

  • Stefani

    “We both have to deal with our parents to deal with our children,”

    Gee, what a loving way to talk about your parents who decided to take in a child that is not theirs, take on the financial, emotional, and physical burden that it comes with because you two felt like partying it up instead of taking care of the child YOU popped out of your vagina.

    Your poor parents have to deal with YOU. Disgusting excuses for parents who don’t even like to babysit their own kids.

  • A.J.

    I really don’t like that terminology “second chance at being a mom”. That implies that she’s given up on being a parent to Jace and is just going to move on and start fresh with this child.

  • Rene

    Is MTV considered a job? What job does she have? Someone please explain.

    • Caeleigh Shae

      I think she means posting and reposting articles on Sulia. Every click on one of her posts gains her 1 nickle. She gets her $4.95 every month…hey it’s a job right!? 😀

    • Caeleigh Shae

      I think she means posting and reposting articles on Sulia. Every click on one of her posts gains her 1 nickle. She gets her $4.95 every month…hey it’s a job right!? 😀

    • Sarah Stanley

      tweeting stories to Sulia… wouldn’t be considered a job for any other normal person except a desperate train-wreck like Jenelle.

  • ren

    She wanted to wait until the main threat of miscarriage passed? Oh please. This girl tweets everything to anyone who will listen, from how much money is in her wallet right down to what kind of prescriptions she takes. She announced her last “pregnancy” within minutes of finding out about it. In this instance if she waited to talk, it’s clearly because she is getting paid to do so.
    This poor innocent baby is a sad sad joke, just like the rest of her life. The reason it’s so sad is because Jenelle is such a smart beautiful girl who just has no self-respect. She could do so much more with herself if she could just see that.

  • LaLa84

    Sweet pleated front khakis!

  • Sara

    This is her 4th pregnancy? Nathan will “hit her” and she’ll lose the baby again. I doubt its real.

  • Poor Jace.

    Are her fans saying that they’re ‘happy for her!” insane!? The only rational reaction to this is sadness for Jace and the new baby. The only emotion I have for Jenelle is disgust. How ungrateful she is toward her mother?! Yes, you have to deal with her to see your son because bi*tch your kid would have been in a foster home without her! Selfish, immature brat. How could any mother sleep at night knowing that she’s basically replacing the child that she willingly signed over. Yes, child services was threatening Jenelle, and very luckily for her, her mother offered to take custody. But trust me, they will give even the worst parents many, many chances to regain custody, parenting classes, state paid rehab etc. Being an addict is nothing as far as child services is considered, a family friend works for CPS here and he knows of very abusive parents regaining custody after taking a few parenting classes. They would have given her many chances to get custody back as long as she acted like she wanted it and she was working on her addiction, esp. with her high priced, MTV paid for lawyer around. She’s had more than enough money to fight in custody court for get Jace back, she has Dustin her super lawyer that has kept her out of jail and also her new scumbag, drunk driving baby daddy out of jail. She easily could have paid for a custody lawyer but she hasn’t. Why? Hmm. I guess Barb is just running the entire court system of NC on her Walmart paycheck.

    Jenelle just never wanted Jace back. It’s as simple and depressing as that. She didn’t want the hassle of having to take care of a child 24/7, the idea of her waking up all hours to take care of a newborn without Barb around is ridiculous. As soon as she and Nathan get in a fight, this child will be under someone else’s care. She’s too selfish to be a full time mom. Jenelle is still not sober (she and Nathan have been seen multiple times in bars getting very drunk, not so good for someone that claims she has an “addictive personality”, alcohol is extremely addictive too. Not to mention that she had painkillers on her when she got arrested a few months ago and is clearly still smoking weed) and was recently arrested along with Nathan. So how is this relationship any better than her others? Because Nathan doesn’t stick needles in his arms? Doesn’t look as dirty/homeless as Keiffer? Remember when people liked her with Gary just because he was a Marine? Until he ended up being just as messed up as her and got kicked out of the military.

    Remember when she was intent on having a baby with Courtland and insisted that they were “clean” and that everyone was being judgmental and mean? Yeah, the only difference between that situation and this is heroin. Still unstable, still substance abuse, still legal issues. I’m not seeing where this drastic “change” is.

  • Caeleigh Shae

    “Nathan and Jenelle will be able to have a kid they are legally allowed to take care of,” a source told In Touch, noting Nathan doesn’t have custody of his 2-year-old daughter. “Jenelle might have a second chance at being a mom.”

    The shock of this statement is still with me. There is a reason why neither of these two do not have legal custody of their children. So what about Jace? I guess enough is enough as far as trying to become a better mom in order to get HIM back right? Her solution, I’ll create another one ‘so there.’
    And a JOB? Only if you count re-submitting articles on her fellow teen mom stars on sulia for a nickle a click a solid job to support two children. Oh excuse me…one child. Since she went to court to get the child support payments she made to her mother stopped.

    I’m so sick of these people getting arrested for drug possession last week only to feel bummed about getting caught, declaring they will no longer do this and that they’ve “changed.”
    Just a few freakin’ months ago she was in jail for failing her drug test but, OH!, she’s changed. What they fail to understand is that time has to actually pass from the event to say that you are no longer like that. That NEVER happens with these people. They just go from arrest to arrest like it’s just another damn day!
    So, blow the dust off the bassinet Babs! Looks like you’re gonna be a mommy…..again. Whether you like it or not.

  • Caeleigh Shae

    “Nathan and Jenelle will be able to have a kid they are legally allowed to take care of,” a source told In Touch, noting Nathan doesn’t have custody of his 2-year-old daughter. “Jenelle might have a second chance at being a mom.”

    The shock of this statement is still with me. There is a reason why neither of these two do not have legal custody of their children. So what about Jace? I guess enough is enough as far as trying to become a better mom in order to get HIM back right? Her solution, I’ll create another one ‘so there.’
    And a JOB? Only if you count re-submitting articles on her fellow teen mom stars on sulia for a nickle a click a solid job to support two children. Oh excuse me…one child. Since she went to court to get the child support payments she made to her mother stopped.

    I’m so sick of these people getting arrested for drug possession last week only to feel bummed about getting caught, declaring they will no longer do this and that they’ve “changed.”
    Just a few freakin’ months ago she was in jail for failing her drug test but, OH!, she’s changed. What they fail to understand is that time has to actually pass from the event to say that you are no longer like that. That NEVER happens with these people. They just go from arrest to arrest like it’s just another damn day!
    So, blow the dust off the bassinet Babs! Looks like you’re gonna be a mommy…..again. Whether you like it or not.

  • Dina

    Losers shouldn’t breed period. esp when they can’t even take care of their first kids!!!!