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OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The MTV show “Teen Mom 2” has many folks in Brunswick County talking and others afraid to. Jenelle Evans, 19, of Oak Island is one of the teen moms on the show. This week, viewers got to see a softer side of her.

This week, viewers saw the teen hit hard with the reality of a child custody battle. Jenelle’s mom Barbara said it’s no joke that she wants custody of Jenelle’s baby Jace, and she won’t stop until she gets it. During one encounter with her daughter, Barbara told Jenelle she needed to get a lawyer.

“I know how to get one,” Jenelle said. “I call them up and hire them. That’s all.”

Jenelle figured out it’s not that easy, and she found herself in over her head, even confessing to Southport lawyer Gina Cecil she sometimes smokes marijuana.

“I don’t drink,” Jenelle told the attorney during a consultation. “I’ve not touched any drugs in my life except marijuana, but i mean i don’t do it that much. OK?”

By the end of the episode, Jenelle asks her mom if she can move back home with her and the baby. Her mom lets her come back, but makes Jenelle promise to help with the baby.

Kim Pitts, a resident of Oak Osland, said Jenelle’s mother is just making things worse.

“The parents of these children taking care of their babies. it very much enables them to do what they wanna do,” Pitts said. “It’s ridiculous.”

Another Oak Island resident, Felicia Maziarz, agreed. She said it’s the parent’s responsibility to talk to their kids in the first place.

“I somewhat can put a blame on the parents not talking about it to their children before they actually go out and do it,” she said.

After seeing Jenelle threaten her mother on last week’s episode, many Oak Island residents we spoke with did not want to talk about the show because they are afraid of what the teen mom might do.

It seems on this episode Jenelle may finally be getting her act together due to a big dose of reality, but will it last? From recent reports of the MTV reality star getting busted with weed, it seems Jenelle’s is still struggling to get on track. We’ll keep a close eye on it and let you know next week.

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2016 years 2 months ago

For those of you who watch the reality shows – just how real are they? Think about it – there are cameras on these people. Wouldn’t you think that alot of the stuff that goes on is for the camera? Would it really go on without people watching? No. They have to sell a product to get people to watch them. If they didn’t have all this stuff going on, who would really care? It is TV folks – not real. I don’t care how you advertise it.

The girl needs a reality check in her life. She needs to forget… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

Janelle is a stupid girl, just like a good majority of the girls. i’ve done the parent gig, even if i was up till 4 in the morning i was up at 7 am regardless for my child. my focus was 120% my child. breakfast, bottle, diaper change, it can suck at times, but that childs smile was worth more than life itself…. you know what? i’ll just say it like this… girls like janelle here are an insult to parents, and to teen moms and teen dads that have common sense. janelle threw her life away and that temporary… Read more »

Heather Taylor
2016 years 2 months ago

I dont think Jenelles that bad. Yeah, she needs to grow up but what teen doesnt, myself included. To her credit, she is trying. I think her mom is half her problem. Neither of them is the best. I really do hope Jenelle grows up and gets Jace back. I think she will be just fine. Everyone takes time to grow up. Some faster than others. Give her time. Im rooting for you Jenelle.

A Mother
2016 years 2 months ago

I do not understand why most of you think it’s ok for Janelle to go out at night when the baby is in bed. Even though Jace is asleep someone has to be there and care for him if he were to awaken or in case of an emergency. I watched how Janelle went out all night and didn’t get up with Jace in the morning. Her mother was with Jace all night every night Janelle went out. Her mother is the one that got Jace up, changed, fed, and took him to daycare. What would happen if her mother… Read more »

2016 years 2 months ago

We all do not live with them 24/7 but the show does make it seem like Barbara is completly controlling and even before custody was signed over she didnt give Jenelle the chance to try to be a mom. Examples not letting her dress Jace with/out finding fault repeatedly taking him right out of Jenelle’s hand as if she is not capable of feeding, changing a diaper or putting him to bed all of which Im sure she can handle. Like I said Im not sure how much of that was just to make for a tv show but then… Read more »

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