After months of negotiating, MTV and Jenelle Evans have finally come to an agreement regarding Jenelle appearing on the ninth season of Teen Mom 2!
The Ashley can exclusively confirm that Jenelle has officially signed on to star on ‘Teen Mom 2’ Season 9. The Ashley’s sources tell her Jenelle signed the Season 9 contract late last week.
“Jenelle will likely begin shooting this week. MTV is working out the filming schedule with her right now,” a behind-the-scenes source tells The Ashley.
As The Ashley previously reported, Jenelle refused to sign her new contract, mainly because MTV was not allowing her husband, David Eason, to film alongside her for the show. After weeks and weeks of Jenelle’s lawyer negotiating with MTV’s legal team, the two sides finally came to an agreement.
Jenelle’s team was demanding that MTV agree to a series of things before Jenelle would sign on. The Ashley does not yet know what the final terms were that both sides to agreed to. (The Ashley will update this when she has more info on that.)
The Ashley’s sources tell her that David will not be filmed.
“They are going to film Jenelle with Barbara [Evans] and do a basic catch-up on what’s been happening in Jenelle’s life since she last filmed,” the source said. “That will be filmed the first couple of days.”
The Ashley can also reveal that a surprise “Guest” will be coming to ‘Teen Mom 2’ Season 9.
“Since there is a lot of stuff that is off-limits to film, either at Jenelle’s request or because it has to do with David and MTV won’t film him, the producers had to come up with new subjects to include in Jenelle’s story,” the source said. “They are going to be revisiting with Jace’s father Andrew [Lewis] this season,” the source added.
“Not sure if he will actually appear but he has been contacted to be part of Jenelle’s storyline this season.”
As The Ashley previously reported, the show’s producers were keeping former Teen Mom 3 star Mackenzie McKee on the back burner, just in case Jenelle did not sign her Season 9 contract.
“They want five stories for each of the ‘Teen Mom’ shows,” a source told The Ashley.
With Jenelle on-board (and Briana DeJesus “unquitting” since the last Reunion taping), that brings the cast count for ‘Teen Mom 2’ to five.
Jenelle’s team is hoping to use Season 9 to improve her image.
“They have plans to show Jenelle working with various charities…” The Ashley’s sources previously told her. “[Jenelle] feels that her poor image has cost her several appearance opportunities, and that it’s not fair that other ‘Teen Mom’ stars are allowed to do ventures with other networks and Jenelle is not.”
The Ashley will update this story when she has more info! Stay tuned!
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