'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans Was Faking Poverty


Jenelle Evans Teen Mom 2It was hard to feel sorry for Jenelle Evans on this season of Teen Mom 2. She spent so much time making trouble for herself that it completely overshadowed the fact that she is just a kid struggling to deal with adult issues. But if you had a hint of sympathy for her as she wandered from couch to couch, essentially homeless and broke, it's time to kick it to the curb.

It turns out Jenelle has a steady income after all -- enough to force a judge to tell the teen mom that she is ineligible for a court-appointed attorney because she makes too much money. In court for the vicious girl fight with a North Carolina teen named Britany Truett that was caught on video last month, the mother of little Jace was forced to reveal her finances. It turns out she makes at least $1,000 a month, ostensibly from her contract with MTV.

Calculating her expenses, Evans said she pays her mom, Barbara, $130 in child support, spends an estimated $50 on food, and has about $230 in installment type payments due monthly. Together that still only takes up half of her "salary," leaving enough money to pay a lawyer in the court's eyes.

Which begs the question: why the heck was she always "homeless" and hitting up food banks for free eats? And why did she have to "borrow" her mom's credit cards this past season? She's not making "big money," but she IS making enough to put away a little bit toward an apartment, especially in a state where the cost of housing is well below the national average.

Have you ever felt bad for Jenelle? Did this just wipe that sympathy out of you?


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i.hea... i.heart.rachel

Um, the money is there NOW.. it wasn't there BEFORE.. and $1,000 a month isn't shit. 

midge... midge0618

Nope, not at all, all knowing this news does is reassure my belief that she is a selfish human being. She should pay her mother more in child support.

Danielle Kuka

If she is stupid enough to hit a girl than she should have to deal with the consequenses...I felt sorry for her at first when she first said she was changing her life around...now after all the things she has done...i do not feel sorry for her....she needs to grow up and stop begging for money...she needs get a job if she doesn't have the money...get a job and keep it...dump that loser boyfriend...realize that it doesn't matter if the world hates her...she can make it for herself and her son...shes just young and sill needs alot of growing up to do...she should yes think about herself...but she needs to think about Jace first...all you people that feel sorry for her...you prolly don't have any kids...because when you have a child you always think about them first not yourself...

nonmember avatar Kaylee.

I think she should just get help. She should have to go threw the hell she has been, all she needs is help, and some love in her life. She shouldn't have to put up with her mom ALWAYS b****ing at her. He mom needs help too.

Taralyn Miller

The fact that MTV doesnt pay until the season in aired is moot.  She just recently got in the fight and just recently had court.  She does have the money now.  And I agree with above comments, she wasn't homeless. SHe just chose not to live with her mom because she didnt want to follow the rules.

Marla Vanderwalker

It's funny because she's so poor yet she can afford to wear aberbrombie and fitch and hollister. I've been in those stores and those clothes don't come cheap.

Mamie Geist Ameling

Janelle has made a lot of stupid mistakes, but i only hope the best for her, and that's how we should all feel for people less fortunate. Unless she's out there killing people and not getting repremanded for her actions(which she is), then we should all be pulling for her and wishing her the best not the worst. $1000.00 when you have lots of bills and lawyer fees is a very low income. Here's wishing you the best janelle, and please know that you and only you can turn things around!!!!!!!!

Crims... Crimsonia

Please... $1,000 a MONTH... that's $250 a week... and that's BEFORE taxes... not figure maybe $200 a week ($800/month take home)

Now... try to buy food, diapers, etc.... PLUS pay rent and utilities etc....

Sorry... that is extreme poverty level income.

That's only 12,000 a year BEFORE taxes... about 9,600 a year take home pay.... I bet even YOU make more money that that Jeanne...

sims3... sims3fanatic77

I just don't have any use for a teen or any kid, for that matter, treating her mother the way she does.

nonmember avatar Jackie

I could easily live off of 1000 a month

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