Former “Teen Mom” star Jenelle Evans reportedly confirmed that her husband killed her dog, months after speculation about the pup’s death, which eventually led to her losing custody of her three children.
Evans’ husband, David Eason, 31, confirmed to People magazine that he shot and killed Nugget, a French bulldog. He claimed it happened after the dog bit their daughter, Ensley, 2, on more than one occasion.
“This was something that nobody wants to ever have to do. The dog was aggressive. Yes, she might not be huge or whatever, but you know when a dog bites a child on the face more than one time, then it should never be around the child again. f you give the dog up for adoption, one day it’s going to be around children again.”
Eason told the magazine he wasn’t going to call authorities, who would make him pay to euthanize the dog—something he says he could do himself.
Meanwhile, Evans claimed her husband never consulted with her about killing Nugget and “just did it.”
“I have [forgiven him], and we went to co-parenting counseling sessions — it’s kind of like a marriage session in one. We’ve been working out really well ever since. We got over it,” Evans said, adding that her husband has taken anger management classes.
Though Eason was never criminally charged, the reported incident resulted in Child Protective Services taking custody of Ensley and Evans’ two children, Kaiser, 5, and Jace, 9. Ensley and Jace were staying with Evans’ mother, Barbara, while Kaiser was living with his biological father, according to reports.
Evans and Eason now have all three children back in their custody, according to US Weekly. On Monday, Evans told the outlet everything was “back to normal.”
Evans told People that one of their pit bulls recently killed one of their pigs. Instead of euthanizing the dog, Eason suggested the rehome it instead.
She commented, “So he’s even taken the initiative to correct his actions and not repeat the same mistakes he’s made before.”
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