“Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans and her husband, David Eason, may be heading toward divorce after an incident involving her dog this week.

Jenelle confirmed to Us Weekly that her husband shot and killed her beloved French bulldog, Nugget, for biting their 2-year-old daughter, Ensley. The reality star said:

“David killed my dog Nugget because he snapped at my 2-year-old, Ensley. He doesn’t put up with that and those are his beliefs. He just took her and shot her in the woods … about two acres away from the house.”

David, who has been outspoken about keeping guns in his home, posted a video of the bite occurring to Instagram.


He said that he was protecting his family by shooting the dog:

I dont give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face… whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I dont put up with that s**t at all. I’m all about protecting my family, it is my lifes mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me. You can hate me all you want but this isnt the first time the dog bit Ensley aggressively. The only person that can judge weather or not a animal is a danger to MY CHILD is ME.

Jenelle said she was “shocked and upset” over the death of her dog. In an Instagram post remembering the dog, she wrote that she was “crying everyday.”

Now, the mom of three said she’s considering a divorce from her husband. She told Us Weekly:

“At this time, we are dealing with this rough situation. I want to focus on what’s best for me and my kids. (Divorce is) in thoughts, but nothing is finalized.”

Jenelle added:

“I’m too hurt and upset at the fact he did that. It’s taking time to get over this whole situation, and it’s making me feel he’s very cruel and doesn’t have a heart on many ends.”

Police went to the couple’s home on April 30 in response to the dog’s death, but no charges have been pressed against David, USA Today reports. The complaint was sent to the local animal control.

As of now, Jenelle said she and her husband are “not on talking terms.”

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26 Replies to “Jenelle Evans Says She May Divorce Husband for Killing Her Dog After It Bit Their 2-Year-Old Girl”

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    i would leave him ,he has no heart for killing that dog

  • Jojo 2 years ago

    This man is a keeper. Any mutt that bites a baby in the face, and more than once, is history. It creates a fear in the child that is amplified when one parent insists the dog is fine.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    He had other options and that could be taking to a shelter and let someone else that may not have kids to adopt That is Cruel and inhumane I could not ever stay with someone that did anything like that…What a sick POS!

    • Anonymous 2 years ago

      I’d have to say I totally agree with him, I love my dog but if it bit my child in the face it’s over. Some of you commenting on here to take it to a shelter, why? So can bite another child in the face and maybe even kill it. Sometimes animal lovers just blow my mind

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    I would shoot the dog too.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Somebody shot that idiot in the face. He thinks that shooting the dog will fix the problem in reality he is the problem he needs to man up and take responsibility. The dog bit the kid because he didn’t teach the child to be gentle with the dog. Kids think it’s ok to hit and pull dogs. The time the kid will pull on a much bigger dog that will kill him. And all because this piece of shit thinks that blaming the dog is the right thing. Grow up!!

  • Bonnie Myers 2 years ago

    what mother is going to pick a dang dog over her own blood? I’m afraid I would have killed the dog the first time he bit my daughter so if it is a POS it isn’t the dad it’s the mom.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Could and should have been handled differently. There are laws to protect animals and he could see jail time over this! Bad decision on his part. I wouldn’t want my child bitten either, the parents should make sure that this doesn’t happen.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    jennelle u should get out of this marriage .protect yourself and your children he is a cruel man .god only knows how he treats the animals and kids when u are not there ..he is unstable.and in a lot of pics u do not look happy.he can go back to being a nobody and u can be happy with your kids.and go on with life I think its for the best.he may hurt u some day !!!!!!!

    • Anonymous 2 years ago

      Are you kidding me? He put the dog down about as quickly as you possibly can and he did it because it attacked his child more than once. That’s a man protecting his family. I love my dogs more than anything in this world. I looked at them just like children but if either of them where to bite my kid in the face, you better believe I’m putting my dog down. If it’s the first in an isolated incident Maybe I would consider the situation. But more than once that’s a no-brainer

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    I would leave him based on the fact this isnt the first time he has been cruel. He has treated her like shit but then shoots the dog claiming that it hurt his child?? But he can hurt his wife??? He is just a horrible human, So I would leave just based on the fat he is a control freak, mean, mean to the kids himself ( Maybe not his biological child ) but all her other children .. its time to move on Janelle!!!! You could do so much better ! He isnt even that cute and his personality sucks !!

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  • Stacey 2 years ago

    It was HIS fault. The dog showed several warning signs that she was not comfortable and needed help. The child was attacking the dog, Getting in her face and all the dad did was take a video and laugh while she antagonized the dog.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    He should be punished for this. It’s apparent he has issues from posts regarding him abusing her. Get rid of him. Who’re you are next. The matter did not need to be handled on this way.

  • Carl Richards 2 years ago

    Love all the animal lovers posting anonymously. Anyone who thinks an animal who has shown aggressive behavior multiple times needs to be given away so it can do it again to someone else needs to be shot themselves and their kids taken away since your priorities and social responsibilities are obviously warped. I’m surprised you aren’t advocating getting rid of the child.
    You would probably would want to but don’t have the guts to type it. You feel it’s much better to save the animal’s life at all costs by giving it away to someone else who is now at risk or keeping it while dismissing the mental trauma of the child having to live with it’s source of fear. As long as you can keep your precious alive. Fine, let’s keep the dog and end you.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    He’s a sick fuck!

  • Lindy barton 2 years ago

    Ah, it might have nipped her, but doesn’t sound like it did much damage. No pics nothing about a emergency room visit to back this up. A dog like that if attracking, could have took her whole face off. She might have startled it, and scared it. Could have been given away to someone with no little kids. Was wrong.

  • Liz 2 years ago

    I 100% back david on this… No dog is worth a child suffering.. I would of told my husband to shoot it.. And passing it along with its problems are just endangering other kids. Yes it should been taught from the beging how to behave. Again thats on janelle.. Way to go david thats what a real father does is protect his kids..

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    You really need to think??? Duh Janelle what if he gets mad at you or the kids will he shoot you guys too? Seriously get your head out of your ass and do the right thing for kids for once and leave him

  • Beckie Fall 2 years ago

    Sometimes it’s the child’s fault !! I was bit in the face by my rottie as a child . Completely my fault I was warned he had fell down our steps and to not pet his lower back. I did anyways , still had the dog years later with no other incidents. you CAN NOT expect an animal to put up with being hurt or tormented for long and to not do a thing about it . You would why should they? It’s all about raising children and animals to respect each other .

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