Jenelle Evans is lashing out (again) at one of her former Teen Mom 2 co-stars.
On Monday and Tuesday, Jenelle took swipes at Chelsea Houska via social media, accusing the mom of four of trying to make her relationship with husband Cole DeBoer look “perfect” online. She also told her followers on TikTok that Chelsea— who left the show in 2020— had “personally been a complete bitch to me for years.”
This rant comes weeks after Jenelle ranted that Chelsea and the other original ‘Teen Mom 2’ stars– Kail Lowry and Leah Messer— ignored her at Reunions. She also insinuated Chelsea did questionable things behind “closed doors” at the Reunions that were not discussed on the show.
Although Chelsea has yet to publicly respond to Jenelle’s many rantings about her, a source tells The Ashley that Chelsea is definitely aware of what Jenelle has said about her.
“There is nothing to expose,” a source close to Chelsea tells The Ashley. “Jenelle wants people to believe she knows all these deep, dark secrets about Chelsea but it’s simply not true. Jenelle barely knows Chelsea. They saw each other a few times a year for a few hours, if that. Especially in the later years [of the show], Jenelle was off being involved in whatever drama she was causing.
“She knows nothing about Chelsea’s personal life or Chelsea’s relationship with Cole,” the source added.
Jenelle’s first rant came Monday when she reposted a fan page’s meme that shows a scene from an early episode of ‘Teen Mom 2’ in which a young Chelsea talks about wanting a “happily ever after.” Below those screenshots, the fan page placed a recent photo of Chelsea and Cole and their four children.
Jenelle took a break from making 911 calls and shaking her rump on TikTok to add her own two cents. She reposted the meme to Facebook, but let her followers know that she feels Chelsea is trying to look perfect online. (This is not the first time Jenelle has stated that she feels Chelsea was “fake.”)
“Photos make everything seems so perfect,” Jenelle wrote. “Life is not perfect. Am I right? Don’t believe everything you see on TV and the media.”
When followers called Jenelle out on TikTok for attacking Chelsea, she denied that she was talking about someone in particular.
Jenelle eventually deleted the post, writing instead, “Lmfao no one’s perfect and life isn’t perfect. Sorry to inform everyone the truth. I know it hurts.”
Still, Jenelle continued to be called out on social media for her unprovoked attack on Chelsea.
“Who exactly am I tearing down when it was facts and no name calling?” Jenelle wrote to critics on TikTok. She then asked a very Farrah-Speak-ish question.
“What was so offensive I said?”
“Again back to my point – life isn’t perfect and no one should act like their s**t don’t stink…Yeah every typical ‘picture perfect family’ on IG isn’t 100 percent flawless…Not talking about one individual but more like a stereotype and group of people,” Jenelle insisted.
“Yeah it sucks some people try to act like their lives are picture perfect and scared to put down their pride to make their loves relatable and admit their flaws,” Jenelle said. “Some girls act like they’re a Stepford wife.
“And yes I will hold a grudge and always make it known.”
She then stated that Chelsea was “a complete bitch” to her.
“If you have personally been a complete bitch to me for years and can’t simply be nice then no, I will never like you as a person.”
Last month, Jenelle talked about Chelsea on TikTok.
“How was Chelsea? Chelsea was just very quiet, she stayed in her room a lot during the Reunion,” she said. “But ya know, when s**t was poppin’ down, she’d peek out her head and see what was going on and she wasn’t like stuck up, but she just was very like, to herself I guess you could say.”
“Let’s just say Chelsea and Kail had their own clique and that was very important to them,” she continued. “So every time we went to Reunions or anything, it was no talking to Jenelle, no association and I would be there alone on my phone just pretending like time was passing by.”
Two months ago, Jenelle told This Family Tree podcast (in a now-deleted episode) that she feels ‘Teen Mom 2’ producers portrayed Chelsea “as the Golden One” and insinuated that it was the show’s editing that made Chelsea look good and Jenelle look bad.
“Like, I knew some things she would do behind closed doors when we would go to the Reunion shows but that was never brought up,” she said on the podcast. “I’m not trying to rat her out, or even say the things she did but I’m just saying she’s not a goodie-two-shoes. It makes me upset that they wouldn’t show her raw footage but they made me out to be like a villain.”
Chelsea has never responded to any of Jenelle’s rants about her, but the source close to Chelsea tells The Ashley that the former ‘Teen Mom 2’ star (and those around her), are not bothered by Jenelle’s attempts to “expose” Chelsea.
“Chelsea and Jenelle have not seen each other or spoken in literally years,” the source continued. “For Jenelle to insinuate that she knows the ‘real’ Chelsea, or anything about how she is today, is ridiculous. Even during the early years of the show, they spent minimal time together. It’s laughable that Jenelle keeps trying to make it seem like Chelsea has this deep, dark past.
“At this point, Chelsea just thinks it’s creepy that Jenelle is constantly talking about her, even though they haven’t been around each other in years, and Chelsea has never responded to anything Jenelle has said about her. Chelsea knows Jenelle lives for the drama and wants her to fight back. Chelsea doesn’t care enough.”
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Guess we know who lives in Jenelle’s head, and it AIN’T her kids!! No surprise there…..
Jealous much Jenelle!????
How sad is it that Jenelle honestly believes that EVERY couple must have drama and fighting and cheating and all that trashy crap in their relationship? I’ve been married for over 20 years and not once have either of us yelled at the other one. Have we been upset with each other? Sure. But NOT ONCE have we raised our voices. Because we’re grown ass adults and don’t act like possessed toddlers. Just because you’re a lunatic married to a neanderthal Jenelle, doesn’t mean we have these big bad secrets behind closed doors.
I get the “perfect happy life” Instagram thing, and yes it’s obnoxious. But – shocker – some of us ARE actually living happy drama-free relationships. I haven’t seen a shred of evidence that Chelsea isn’t too. And you know what? If she and Cole DID have drama in their relationship? I’m pretty sure *you* wouldn’t be the one to know about it. You’ve probably met Cole once, maybe twice, and haven’t seen Chelsea in years.
Maybe work on your own life and not worry about Chelsea’s. She’ll be alright. You, I’m not so sure.
That was exactly my point with MM, I never once said she was defending Jenelle in any way. But is how can someone say that BOTH are fake?
Just because one chose one life and the other chose something else.
I mean, who are we to say that she’s not as happy as she portrays?
Now Jenelle, yes, she as fake as the day is long.
Jenelle giving off Bernadette Protti (Death of a Cheerleader) vibes.
True dat: and yet you STILL think this is about Chelsea being like Jenelle and me defending Jenelle – where am I defending her? WHERE?!
You dont have to list all her horrible actions, hell I did’nt even bother to read it, everybody knows she’s a bitter wreck.
Don’t change the fact that Chelsea knows she’s not, and made a huge amount of cash out presenting a carefully constructed image of herself and her family, a fake and not real image tho.
Don’t make her a horrible person like Jenelle, but it is still fake .. Thats called fucking branding and its fake no matter how you twist and turn this.
Chelsea was the smart one and ran with it, its that simple ..
Never said you were defending Jenelle.
How is it that Chelsea carefully construct herself or her family…because she went from unhappy to happy???
Wow MM, bitter much??!!! DAMN
I agree to a point, I guarantee all is not as happy as they portray on TM2. She DOES and HAS tried to carefully construct a brand over the years, but nothing has gone past pre-sale/order, and I highly doubt Aubree Says will go much further than that. Last I checked the account didn’t even have that many Instagram followers. The time to strike with a brand has long sailed, she has quit the show, viewership is at like 10% what is was in 2012/13, and there’s maybe one season left. She should’ve struck while the iron was hot.
Jenelle just knows most people aren’t actually interested in her anymore and are fed up with her antics so she’s trying to use Chelsea’s name for clout because she knows people like Chelsea and will read about her.
Janelle needs to grow TF up- she has nothing right now so she seriously is just going to go after Chelsea? What a crock. The only reason you look bad is because… things are bad. Don’t go off trying to rag on Chelsea or start shit because you’re jealous her life hasn’t been a soap opera disaster like yours. Completely unacceptable and classless (surprise, surprise) of her to use that meme/picture of Chelsea and her family. Yes, Jenelle- I am sure their life isn’t perfect- it’s life. But that’s normal. They have drama that likely most of us have. Shooting your dog, going to jail, etc isn’t normal. That’s where YOU come in. There is no editing that MTV has done that makes you look anything except for what you are- a train wreck! Now go STFU and go work on your eyebrow kits 😉
So, how long until one of Swamp Wife’s former co-workers takes out a do not harass order on her psycho ass? Bets anyone?
In that first pic of the two of them, it looks like Duhnelle is gazing adoringly at Chelsea and it’s creepy.
Jenelle is so bothered by the fact that Chelsea is COMPLETELY unbothered by Jenelle and it’s hilarious!
Here’s a thought, Jelly Jenelley, quit stalking a former coworker and focus on parenting your own kids! With young children in your unfortunate custody, you shouldn’t have time to harass others!
Jenelle’s obsession with Chelsea was weird before, and now its just flat out creepy. Imagine being so jealous of someone, that you allow that person (who doesn’t even acknowledge your existence) to consume your entire life. She so desperately wants to be like Chelsea, and it’s pathetically pitiful.
Well Chelsea is fake but so are you Jenelle. Chelsea is just you now, stable and much better at it 😊
Chelsea is nothing like jenelle. She hasn’t given up custody of her kids to get high. She isn’t allowing her husband to kill dogs.
You are wrong and offensive af.
Gotta agree with ILLIE!!!!
Chelsea is a far cry from being anything like Jenelle and to throw them in the same likeness pool os just plain mean and demeaning!!!!
Again : where do you get this from? Where am I saying she is just like Jenelle? Can you only be fake the “Jenelle-way” ?
Chelsea is nothing like Jenelle, correct.
Is she still fake af? Yes.
And it’s clearly working for her (good for her) because here you are.
Calm down and buy whatever overpriced shitty handbag Chelsea is hawking these days 😊
No Im not you’re clearly just a stan and don’t actually read my comment
Everything on social media is fake and with a glossy shine to it. Chelsea knows how to present herself, thats it, basic branding of a wholesome brand.
Jenelle om the other hand is a known trainwreck, and a shitty brand makes shitty branding.
And who said Chelsea was just like Jenelle?! She can still be fake and nothing like Jenelle at the same time😂
So calm down, Chelsea dont pay your bills …
“Well Chelsea is fake and so are you Jenelle”. Sounds to me like you’re saying the two are alike…just sayin’.
Yes because there is only one way to be a fake person … Just saying …
I quoted how you made it sound like they are alike…DID I NOT??
You said they were BOTH fake!!!
There is NOTHING fake about Chelsea. Seriously what is fake about a teenager struggle to raise her daughter without the help of the sperm donor dad and still being a WONDERFUL mother? Then meeting and marrying an equally WONDERFUL man who is there for not only his kids but Aubree as well (even though he doesnt have to be).
Jenelle on the other hand is fake on EVERY level. First she has a kid and is so caught up in being immature that she gives custody of that kid over to her mom so she can continue to party and get high. Then she has failed relationship after failed relationship, exposing Jace to each and every one of them. And finally we can’t forget wonderful Lurch (🙄🙄🙄🙄)!!!!
And as for Chelsea’s clothing and hangbag…at least shes setting out to do something (succeed or fail).
Jenelle calling Chelsea a complete bitch is a complement to Chelsea because all of Jenelle’s behaviour over the years has proven that she is a total lunatic.
How sad is it Jenelle is mentally stuck in high school. Grow up!
“An addicts maturity stops progressing when they started using” – My Mom
That’s true but what about the addicts that truly do recover? What about their maturity level?
My memory isn’t the greatest (esp about this stuff), but I seem to recall ol’ Jelly getting some sort of medical certification… is she not using this training because: 1. listed as ‘drug seeking’ on county bulletins 2. unable to pass (constant) background check 3. doctor office staff got look at Uncle Bad Touch after interview, leading to consensus of OH HELL NO.
WHOOP DE DOO! PS Go back to the land, Jelly and ZIP IT!
“I’m gonna be a medical assistant and save lives, dude”
Except she can’t work in the medical field because of her criminal record. And even if she could, how would she get through a job interview with Dave sitting beside her and telling her what to say, since she has no mind of her own?
Also, imagine the drama if they had to be apart from each other for a whole working day. Accusing each other of cheating when they are around other people etc.
“Yeah it sucks some people try to act like their lives are picture perfect and scared to put down their pride to make their loves relatable and admit their flaws,”
^^^ JENELLE YOU ARE LITERALLY DESCRIBING YOURSELF LOL WOW this girl is so dumb it’s unbelievable.
Are you not supposed to post pictures of your family smiling? Did I miss something? Nobody’s life is perfect behind ANY scenes, and it’s not anybody’s damn business if it is or isn’t. Sounds like Jenelle might be a little jealous (and also really trying to stay relevant), tbh.
Chelsea has never claimed to be a goody goody, I’m pretty sure she’s talked on camera about getting drunk and smoking weed (oooooooh *jazz hands*)… just because she wasn’t behaving like Jenelle and showing her whole ass, acting like trash, getting arrested every month, doesn’t make her a goody goody, smh. Calling her a goody goody is like Jenelle saying “don’t do anything I wouldn’t do” on your way out the door. Stay Classy, Jenelle.
I mean Jenelle was edited to look like an a*hole because Jenelle was an a**hole. They can’t edit what you don’t give them. Jenelle has made a life out of tearing others down to make herself feel better for her own mess of a life. Its embarrassing that after two years of not even being on the same show she is still looking for a fight with someone who doesn’t give a sh*t about her one way or another.
so was she a complete bitch, or did she ignore her?
come on, if there was anything to tell,jenelle would’ve spilled years ago 🙄
Exactly…just caught herself in another LIE!!
Jenelle is beyond pathetic and jealous. Chelsea’s life is not perfect but she has a loving family, custody of all of her kids, never was involved with CPS or drugs or cheap drama, has successful business, a husband WITH A JOB AND NO CRIMINAL RECORD. All those things are possible, Jenelle! Just mind your own business, be a better person and stop stalking Chelsea and your life will improve
Jenelle, honey, you’ve been a complete bitch to everyone you’ve interacted with INCLUDING YOUR KIDS since you’ve been on tv. And Chelsea cares about her image. So? Maybe you should care a little more and someone might actually be able to stand you. You’re a joke. And at this point the jealousy is getting to be a little more than pathetic.
OMG this is just embarrassing even for Jenelle…
Just stop. Who cares if couples are not perfect?? She is stuck with the mindset of a high school kid… She’s too old to be acting like this… She has kids she should be attending to, a husband that needs to be swaddled, too.
Who cares if Chelsea’s marriage or life is seemingly perfect on IG? Whether it is accurate or not; Maybe Jenelle should spend more time “watering her own grass”, so to speak and not worry what someone else is doing in their home. 🤷♀️
Maybe Jenelle should spend more time “watering her own grass”,
Jelly is “grassless”, I have seen the pics!
“The Land” has no grass, it’s just a sinking patch of dirt. lol
No one is perfect but they are a happy couple with a drama free life. Somehow the possibility of that escapes jenelle. Her life is so fucked up she can’t even accept that not EVERYONE has constant drama like her.
Jealousy at its finest
Chelsea’s a “complete bitch”? Um, has Jenelle looked in the mirror lately?
Chelsea can be a bitch but it’s a “call it like she sees them” moments. Times that include A-d-a-m!!!!! Who wouldn’t be a bitch where that guy is concerned!!!
Maybe Chelsea called Jenelle out once too many and it pissed her off!!
To that I say…GO CHELSEA!!!!!
Why is she still talking about all things Teen Mom? 😆 She’s such a loser.
I’m not a Chelsea fan but, I despise Jenelle. Jenelle acts like she could care less about Teen Mom and she constantly lies about “doing bigger and better things than Teen Mom”. Jenelle sounds bitter and jealous as if somehow her flapping her gums about Chelsea and her marriage is going to make Lurch a great husband and father. David & Jenelle are and will forever be a sick joke, a train wreck that some people like to watch.