Less than a month after Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Eason threatened to quit the show because of producers editing her and David’s scenes to make them look bad, she took to social media to announce a new MTV project that will probably make her look worse than anything the network has ever done! Called The Ex Files, the special will reportedly feature most of Jenelle’s ex-boyfriends, fiances, and husband, as they reminisce and share their thoughts on Jenelle.
Fans knew something was up after a couple of Jenelle’s exes who are no longer on the show posted photos filming with MTV, but it was Jenelle herself who confirmed the theme of the special on Instagram:
“‘The Ex Files’ coming to you soon! ✨??” Jenelle captioned the photos above, tagging MTV.
I’m a bit shocked that MTV got Jenelle to sign on for this, especially given the recent issues between the network and perhaps their largest ratings-generating reality star. And I should point out that it is unclear exactly when Jenelle filmed her segments. Judging from the photos she posted, it was shot from the couple’s new home on “The Land,” and David looks to be wearing a wedding ring in one photo — so it would have to have been after the wedding on September 23.
Also, I am guessing that Jenelle filmed last and will have the opportunity to respond to what her fellers have said.
The project looks to have been in the works for some time, with Jenelle’s ex-husband Courtland Rogers posting photos filming as far back as June. Here are the photos of Courtland with his daughter Jordan and Jordan’s mother Taylor Lewis:
Courtland captioned the photo on Twitter by asking: “Who would watch a reality show with me and my baby momma on it ?????????” (In case you missed it, Courtland is with another woman named Lindsey, who is currently pregnant with Courtland’s child and due in March of 2018.)
Another of Jenelle’s exes, Gary Head, tweeted about filming early last month. One of his followers asked if he spilled the tea on Jenelle. “Idk what they will put on the episode,” Gary responded. “When they interviewed me they got to one question that really made me tear up for a second, so I’m really hoping that they edit that part out ?”
Another follower expressed her excitement at hearing “all the awful things” Gary knows about Jenelle, but he dampened the excitement a bit by revealing: “I wasn’t mean. I have nothing to be angry about.”
He later confirmed that the filming wasn’t for Teen Mom 2, but for a “special episode,” which we now assume is The Ex Files.
In addition to Courtland and Gary, the special will also reportedly feature Jace’s dad, Andrew Lewis. (It’s unclear if MTV managed to get Kieffer Delp to participate.)
As a sort of prep guide for The Ex Files, we’ve put together a Jenelle Evans Eason dating timeline for you! We’ve been writing about Jenelle since before she first appeared on 16 & Pregnant, and it was quite amazing to see it all put together chronologically!
2006ish – Started dating Andrew Lewis
August 2, 2009 – Jace is born
??, 2009 – Breaks up with Andrew
February 16, 2010 – Jenelle’s episode of 16 & Pregnant premieres
??, 2010 – Starts dating Kieffer Delp
January 13, 2011 – Breaks up with Kieffer Delp
January 15, 2011 – Jenelle and Kieffer spotted together again
??, 2011 – Jenelle and Kieffer begin a string of break ups and reconciliations that even we couldn’t keep up with (though we did try) The constant relationship shifting inspired us to create the Jeniefferometer:
May 23, 2011 – Jenelle breaks up with Kieffer Delp
??, 2011 – At some point around this time, Jenelle started dating Josh Miller. The relationship moved quickly with Jenelle actually moving in with him prior to the relationship falling apart.
January, 2012 – Starts dating Gary Head
April, 2012 – Breaks up with Gary Head
May 4, 2012 – Breaks up with Kieffer Delp, Kieffer shares ripped up love poem and drawing he made for her
May, 2012 – Starts dating Gary Head again
May 15, 2012 – Becomes engaged to Gary Head
July 19, 2012 – Officially gets back together with Kieffer Delp (again)
September, 2012 – Jenelle heads to New Jersey to be with Kieffer
September 28, 2012 – The New Jersey trip does not work out, Jenelle breaks up with Kieffer and heads back to the NC
October, 2012 – Jenelle begins dating Courtland Rogers
October 14, 2012 – Breaks up with Courtland Rogers
October, 2012 – Jenelle and Courtland reconcile, move in together
November 19, 2012 – Becomes engaged to Courtland Rogers
December 4, 2012 – Jenelle marries Courtland Rogers (There were reports that Jenelle was pregnant at the time)
January 16, 2012 – Jenelle announces that she is pregnant with Courtland’s baby
January, 2013 – Breaks up with Courtland, files assault charges against him
January 25, 2013 – Jenelle suffers a miscarriage
January 26, 2013 – Jenelle appears to be back with Gary Head
February, 2013 – Breaks up with Gary Head
March 13, 2013 – Jenelle gets back together with Courtland Rogers
April 23, 2013 – Jenelle and Courtland arrested on assault and drug charges (Things got crazier than usual after their arrests — click the link for a timeline)
June 3, 2013 – Meets Nathan Griffith in person for the first time
Mid-June, 2013 – Jenelle moves in with Nathan in Myrtle Beach, SC
June ??, 2013 [estimate] – Jenelle has an abortion (Courtland found out about the abortion from watching a Teen Mom 2 preview)
December 11, 2013 – Jenelle announces she is pregnant with Kaiser
December 14, 2013 – Jenelle arrested after altercation with Nathan
May, 2014: Files for divorce from Courtland Rogers
June 10, 2014 – Divorce from Courtland Rogers finalized
June 29, 2014 – Kaiser is born
January 6, 2015: Becomes engaged to Nathan Griffith
January 29, 2015 – Jenelle and Nathan break up
?? 2015 – Jenelle and Nathan get back together
March 4, 2015 – Nathan Griffith arrested for domestic violence against Jenelle
May 23, 2015 – Jenelle and Nathan spotted together in New Jersey
May 28, 2015 – Jenelle turns herself in to police after Nathan filed a domestic violence charge against her
June, 2015 – Jenelle and Nathan get back together
August 3, 2015 – Jenelle and Nathan break up
September 21, 2015 – Starts dating David Eason
April, 2016 – Jenelle suffers a miscarriage
January 24, 2017 – Ensley is born
February 11, 2017 – Gets engaged to David Eason
September 23, 2017 – Marries David Eason
Wow. I’m exhausted.
UPDATE – Jenelle left David for a hot minute at the end of 2019, during which time she flew to Massachusetts to hook up with former Is She Really Going Out With Him? star Herbert “Herbie” Wilkinson. When I decided to update this post with that info, I also decided to create a visual guide that is much easier and quicker to read. So, here you go!
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I was updating our complete Jenelle Evans dating timeline post to include Herbie and I decided to make an easy-to-read visual guide. I think the result is a very important documentation of American pop culture history! Here's how it breaks down in text form: Andrew Lewis > Kieffer Delp > Josh Miller > Gary Head > Kieffer > Gary > Kieffer > Courtland Rogers > Gary > Courtland > Nathan Griffith > David Eason > Herbie Wilkinson > David. (Tori?) EMOJI KEY: ?=engagement, ?=marriage, ??=baby, ?=pregnancy but no baby (miscarriage). If you're wanting more timeline details, just check our stories and #TeenMom2 highlights and SWIPE UP for the full article! #TeenMom #JenelleEvans
October, 2019 – Jenelle leaves David and relocates with the kids in Nashville, Tennessee. She takes a restraining order out on David citing that she was afraid for her safety and the safety of her kids. It was later revealed that Nathan Griffith’s mother Doris was in Nashville and helped Jenelle with taking care of the children.
December, 2019 – Jenelle flies to Massachusetts to hook up with Herbert “Herbie” Wilkinson, who previously appeared on MTV’s Is She Really Going Out With Him? as an assclown from Massachusetts dubbed “Massclown.” Jenelle and Herbie DID NOT hit it off, and the two eventually trashed each other on social media.
January, 2020 – Jenelle drops the restraining order against David and the two are spotted hanging out being chummy together in Nashville. Jenelle and David would later return to The Land together to live out their happily ever after once and for all.