Nathan Griffith Says Being on ‘Teen Mom 2’ Ruined His Life & Put a Target On His Back; Claims MTV’s Editing Would Purposely “Make Me Look Stupid”

To be fair, haircuts like this probably didn’t help things…

Nathan Griffith says he has one big regret in his life— and, shockingly, it’s not getting the haircut above or dating his ex-fiancé Jenelle Evans!

The former Teen Mom 2 dad spoke to The Sun earlier this week to reveal that he deeply regrets being on the MTV reality show, which he first appeared on when he began dating Jenelle back in 2013. Nathan and Jenelle’s bout of soulmate-ism produced one son, Kaiser, who was born in June 2014.

Nathan told The Sun that appearing on ‘Teen Mom 2’ “ruined my life and put a target on my back.”

“How they wanted to portray me as a person, isn’t who I really am, and it made my life so difficult because of it,” Nathan— who hasn’t appeared on ‘Teen Mom 2’ since Jenelle got fired in 2019— said.

Nathan stated that he was made to look dumb on the show because that’s how producers wanted to portray him.

“Because I was this gym jockey, they had to make me look stupid,” Nathan said.

Nathan to everyone “making him look stupid”…

The former ‘Teen Mom 2’ dad— who frequently uttered made-up words such as “dramastically” while on the show— claims that the fame he garnered from the show made him lose paying gigs as a model while also putting him on the radar of the local area’s law enforcement.

“I lost two modeling contracts, one with Jockey and one with 2(X)IST,” Nathan said. “They both came back to me and said that due to the ‘potential negative publicity’ we cannot move forward with your contract right now.

“I used to work out with cops, politicians, lawyers, but because of the media, I’ve lost a lot of friends and my reputation,” Nathan, who has been arrested for multiple times in the last five years, stated. “I lived in Myrtle Beach for seven or eight years and I was never in trouble once before I met Jenelle Evans. And it’s not because of Jenelle Evans, it’s because reality TV puts this stigma on a these celebrities.”

“…or because I’m a D-list reality TV star?”

(Nathan recently stated that he is currently getting along well with Jenelle and her current soulmate David Eason, which is why he probably wanted to clarify that he isn’t blaming Jenelle for his troubles.) 

The 33-year-old— who is a former Marine—suffers from PTSD and has a Traumatic Brain Injury, both of which he says were exacerbated by the media attention and targeting by law enforcement. 

“I was dating Jenelle and I was in the spotlight. I would get pulled over all the time,” Nathan said. “I would feel threatened, and any military man out there would feel this way, when someone has a gun, your life feels threatened. Especially when the cop puts his hand on the gun- it’s fight or flight.” 

Nathan said that the show has taken a negative turn, at the expense of everyone on it.

“But if they do that no one will watch the show so I dunno…”

“They want to show the struggles of these moms, but they don’t care about what they do to the fathers, or the siblings or anything really- as long as they can show what these moms are going through,” Nathan said. 

RELATED STORY: Nathan Griffith Praises His Ex Jenelle Evans As a “Good Mom” & Says He’s Getting Along Well With Her & David Eason Despite Their Past Feud

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31 Responses


  1. I’m done being team Nat.
    The only thing that made you look dumb was getting JE pregnant & her announcing to the world she didn’t know if she was pregnant or it was the hormones from her abortion.
    Cops are not pulling you over for being on Teen Mom it’s the swerving & driving while drunk.
    Being nice to the swamp creaturs cost you custody of your son but you go ahead & kiss their butt.
    David hasn’t beat Kaiser in almost a year.


  2. What an absolute clown. It most definitely was Jenelle Evans’ fault. You said it yourself you moron. 8 years and the cops didn’t bother you for anything but get with trailer trash and they are on your case? It’s cause they could see Jenelle inside the car and decided that was a good time to pull u all over and chat right? Not cause SHE is a repeated offender. Not cause u were doing something that warranted a stop. It was the media that alerted them and they pulled you over.. math isn’t mathing on that one sir. It’s Jenelle you idiot and she will drag anyone down. She doesn’t need social media or the media to do it. She’s an anchor by her damn self. Goodluck with that. Oh ya you are an uneducated fool as proven by the damn show because of your actions and words which were mostly made up. But ok they made you say dumb stuff for the show. You are clearly too dumb to know the difference. Your supply life was blasted for the world to see and up until then no one said a word to you about corrections so you think you are right this whole time. Until we the people unforgivingly shove you in your place.


    1. To add he had plenty of priors before MTV.. just being wit that wench was so enticing it seems he wanted the fame. Because it blew up his whole life before,during and after as it normally does WHEN YOU CHOSE TO BE ON TV


  3. The only thing that appearing on MTV does is reveal the skeletons in your closet on a much larger scale. If you have a past, it will be dug up and displayed. Even Cole had a run in with the law before meeting Chelsea. He was arrested for possession of alcohol by a minor in 2010. Since he would have been 22, I believe the story was he gave a minor alcohol. It was quickly dismissed; however, a media site found it and tried to blow it up.


    1. I just saw it on radaronlone.com. Cole is 27 now so 2010 was 11 years ago making him approx 16 (maybe 17). So it very well could have been him. If he had given the alcohol to a minor his charge would more than likely have been “contributing to the delinquency of a minor”

      But I see your point, being in the public eye does have it’s way of making past mistakes come home to roost for some. Which I fervently feel makes them think “well hell if my PAST is gonna come back to haunt me I may as well keep making mistakes”.

      Thankfully Cole didn’t throw caution to the wind and make more mistakes just because something from his past surfaced.


          1. Lol. Everywhere I looked I found April 18, 1988. I always thought he was a little older than Chelsea and she just turned 30. The shocker is that some of the dads are only a couple years younger than me! Gary is only 6 months! I don’t know if I should feel young or old at this point!


          2. Andrew Glennon (37)…older than me, Gary Shirley (34) older than me but only by a few months, Taylor McKinney, Adam Lind and David “Lurch” Eason (32)…younger than me and Josh McKee (28) younger than me

            Cole DeBoer and Ryan Edwards (33)…same age as me.

            Not she about Cory Wharton, I think he’s younger but idk


  4. I dont know how everyone can assume Nathan made up dramstic? Maybe it was Doris…idk if anyone watched that Being Nathan special but I could tell after 2 minutes that she wasnt the sharpest tool in the shed.

    He had her shave his back so the light didnt reflect when he was on the stage during a body building contest and he told her EXACTLY HOW TO DO IT and it went in one ear and out the other.


  5. What SHOULD HAVE ruined your life, Nathan, is the knowledge that your pre-school-aged son was being NEGLECTED by his drug-using mother, and PHYSICALLY ABUSED by his stepmonster David!! You knew this and you did NOTHING, because you are NOT A MAN. David is still WHIPPING 7-year-old Kaiser, you admit it, and you are just fine with that!! You deserve every bad thing that ever happens to you, and there is a special place in HELL waiting for you!!!


  6. Considering that he had two DUIs before he even met Jenelle, including one in which his daughter was in the backseat of his car at the time of his arrest, I don’t think Jenelle is the reason he was “targeted” ?.

    Nathan has always had his moments in which I think he’s halfway decent, but then he goes off the rails like this and I’m reminded why I never liked him (besides that he reminds me soooo much of my ex. Right down to his inability to ever stand up and take responsibility for anything.)


  7. Choking out your ex girlfriend, stalking, and multiple DUIs didn’t play a part in losing friends? Not to mention cheating claims against his most recent ex. Didn’t he also try to choke out Kieffer too? I’m trying to remember all of Nathan’s legal troubles. When someone else files a police report or calls the cops, they are supposed to show up and handle the situation. Nothing he was arrested for indicates he was “targeted”.


  8. I actually kinda like Nathan, until the alcohol got its grips on him he seemed like a genuine guy…he balanced out Jelly pretty good.

    But then with his alcohol abuse combined with her drug/alcohol abuse it was a trainwreck waiting to happen.

    I don’t think he (or Keiffer) ever laid a hand on her unless it was to fight her off.

    I honestly feel like maybe Nathan’s ex was crying wolf!!


  9. Well Nathan, maybe you shouldn’t have shown up to the casting event, shouldn’t have been a fame whore and, oh, yeah.

    Maybe you should have presented as a smarter person.

    Literally nobody thinks about you these days. Nobody.

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