Kail Lowry and Briana DeJesus are preparing to face off in court in a few months in a defamation lawsuit Kail filed against Bri— her Teen Mom 2 co-star and longtime nemesis– earlier this year. While fans will have to wait until January to see what a judge says about the court case, Kail and Bri’s former co-star, Jenelle Evans, has publicly declared the lawsuit to be “so dumb.”
Jenelle— who frequently offers her opinions on her former ‘Teen Mom’ co-stars’ actions (whether she is asked or not) told The Sun that she and Briana are still in contact and recently giggled together over the ridiculousness of the lawsuit.
“We spoke not too long ago on the phone and we talked about the Kail lawsuit and how dumb it was,” Jenelle told the website.
As The Ashley previously reported, Kail is suing Briana over statements she made about Kail in an interview with a clickbait site, as well as on Instagram Live. During the interview in question— which Briana gave to Celebuzz on June 9—Briana claimed that Kail “physically beat” Chris Lopez (who is the father of Kail’s sons Lux and Creed), and broke into and entered the home of Chris’ mother. Kail denied Bri’s assault and breaking-and-entering claims. In her response, Bri claimed she got some of the info she spewed on Instagram Live that night straight from Chris himself.
Jenelle insisted that Kail’s lawsuit is meritless. (While Jenelle has seen the inside of a courtroom many, many times as a defendant, she does not have any sort of legal education or training, by the way.)
“There’s proof of everything out there,” Jenelle said. “There are police reports, and she thinks she can sue for that, and I’m like girl- it’s right there- Briana can look it up if Chris didn’t tell her.”
Briana and Jenelle have maintained a decent relationship since Jenelle was fired from ‘Teen Mom 2’ in 2019. However, a spat between them in August 2019 caused a strain in their friendship.
At the time, Briana revealed she and Jenelle were no longer friends due to a comment she made in an interview when asked if she thought Jenelle would return to ‘Teen Mom 2.’
“She sent me a text message telling me she can’t trust me,” Briana said last year of the then-severed friendship. “ … The irony is I’m the only one on the cast who had her back and was her friend and filmed with her when no one else would. But if she wants to act like that, so be it. I have no issues with Jenelle personally, but she’s chosen to have an issue with me and that’s her prerogative. I wish her the best.”
A year later, it appeared that the two had somewhat mended things between them. In September 2020, Briana gave an update on her friendship with Jenelle, stating in an interview, “Sometimes we comment on each other’s Instagram Stories, but we don’t talk as much as we used to.”
Just last month, though, Jenelle told her followers that she always strived to make Briana feel comfortable after she joined the cast of ‘Teen Mom 2,’ insinuating that she suffered “Mean Girls”-esque behavior at the hands of her co-stars— Kail, Leah Messer and Chelsea Houska— and that she didn’t want Bri to deal with that as well.
“I remember a day being singled out, locked in my hotel, crying my eyes out. Feeling alone, feeling like I wasn’t good enough for anyone,” Jenelle wrote. “Being a ‘mean girl’ isn’t the best choice and I hope some of you are never like that. Mental Health Awareness IS REAL.
“Likeeee when others tried to be mean girls to Bri I was like, ‘nope, this isn’t happening again,” Jenelle wrote in another tweet that was soon deleted. “That’s why me and [Briana] clicked, probably why her and Jade [Cline] click too…and I couldn’t be happier for their friendship.”
Briana and Kail are set to face off in court on January 14. It is unknown if Jenelle will be in the courtroom to support Briana.