TEEN Mom Jenelle Evans says she filed a restraining order against husband David Eason just ‘to get space’ despite past claims of abuse in the relationship.
Jenelle Evans claims she filed restraining order to ‘get space’ from husband David EasonCredit: YouTube
Jenelle, 29, temporarily separated from David, 32, in October 2019 and moved with their daughter Ensley, three, and her son Kaiser, three, from a previous relationship, to Nashville, Tennessee.
Jenelle is also a mom to 11-year-old son Jace and stepmom to David’s daughter Maryssa from another marriage.
In the order the Teen Mom 2 alum claimed that she was fearful for the safety of herself and her children.
The Teen Mom was reflecting as she shared footage from 2019 when she went to file the orderCredit: YouTube
Jenelle shared the footage on her YouTube documentaryCredit: YouTube
The couple split temporarily as Jenelle sought the no contact orderCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Looking back at old footage of the herself filing the no contact order at the local police station, the mom-of-three reflected on the incident.
She told viewers: “After I filled the no contact order against David… I was really scared and nervous because I wasn’t sure of how he was going to react.
Jenelle continued: “I didn’t know if he was gong to freak out.
“Ensley was also in the order, so then it prevented him from even seeing Ensley and I knew that would make him angry as well.
The order also prevented David from seeing his daughter EnsleyCredit: Instagram
She admitted she was ‘scared and nervous’ at the timeCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“But again I wanted to do this to get space between us,” she explained.
“And I know at the time he didn’t take it like that, but that was my intention.
“And I wasn’t about to explain myself because every time we would talk we would just butt heads and argue.”
Jenelle recently admitted she had feared David’s reaction after she filed the restraining order because he was “making knives.”
Although standing by the fact that her husband never put his hands on her, at the time she did worry what he would do once he got served with the no-contact order.
She wasn’t sure how David would react to the newsCredit: YouTube
Jenelle has three children of her own and is also stepmom to David’s daughter MaryssaCredit: Refer to Caption
In the 2019 footage, she tells her lawyers as they’re on the way to file for the order: “I’m feeling good, I just don’t know how he’ll react but you know, I have no idea but once he gets the paperwork, he’ll see he can’t destroy my stuff and that’s what I’m worried about really.”
The former MTV star added: “Before I blocked him, I just looked at his story real quick and he’s out there forging knives.”
Jenelle last week shared that the couple were in a “better place” after their split because they “fixed arguing.”
She said: “You know, when it comes to someone that’s like your best friend but then also you guys are married it’s the best thing ever and yes I’m still in love with David, yes I still love him dearly.
“I think when it comes to relationships you just gotta ask yourself, ‘Is this worth fixing or not?’
“As for me, you know, we just argued a lot and we fixed that and I feel like we’re in a lot better place than we were.”
She added: “They say the first year of marriage is hard, and it is, and you’ve just got to communicate. I feel like communication’s like the key.”