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Teen Mom Jenelle Evans looks unrecognizable in throwback photo with ex-fiance Gary Head during heroin addiction battle

TEEN Mom Jenelle Evans looked unrecognizable in a throwback photo which resurfaced this week, showing her with ex-fiance Gary Head.

The 29-year-old dated Gary while struggling with a heroin addiction.


Jenelle looked very different in the snap, which emerged on Reddit, as she leaned in to her boyfriend showing off lighter locks and wearing glasses.

The MTV star was engaged to Gary in 2012 but they split after she accused him of stealing a necklace.

The ex Teen Mom 2 star has been open about her drug addiction in the past, writing that she once used heroin four or five times a day during the peak of her addiction in her book Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom released in July 2017.

She said in the memoir that she does not "glamorize the drug by going into the long details of why people love it so damned much."

She admitted her "first trip was amazing."

She wrote: "Before I knew it, I was shooting up four or five times a day. I was hooked."

"The first thing I lost to the drug was my family," Evans recounted. "I disowned my mother and siblings and friends, but the truth is no one wants to talk to you when they suspect you're a junkie."

The MTV star was not allowed to see her son Jace as her mother had taken over custody and refused access.

"It hurt my heart, made me sick to my soul that I couldn't see my son. I filled that hateful void with more drugs," she said.

SPINOFF DRAMA

Meanwhile, Jenelle said she was rejected from the franchise’s spinoff after she asked production to bring disgraced husband David Eason.

In an exclusive interview Jenelle told The Sun: “I’m glad they made the decision for me because I would have probably been up for it.” 

The mother-of-three explained that her former Teen Mom 2 producers had reached out to her and asked her if she was interested in joining the spin-off, but once she brought up possibly bringing her husband David along for support- they stopped communicating with her entirely.  

“I said I want to bring David and he can stay down the street in a hotel. I wanted to have someone there for support if sh*t hit the fan.”  

Jenelle said producers ghosted her after that. 

“They didn’t even tell me yes or no, they just ignored me.” 

Jenelle’s husband has had a rocky relationship with the Teen Mom franchise. 

David was fired from the show in 2018 for homophobic comments and Jenelle was later fired just a few weeks after David shot and killed their family dog in April 2019. 

In 2020 David and Jenelle opened up about the relationship they had with the show’s crew. In a video they posted to YouTube the couple said the MTV team was afraid to work with David, and would ask not to go to their house. 

David then imitated the crew: "I don’t want to go to David's, we can't go to David's house oh my god, you've got to go to The Land?" 

When it came to the spin-off, however, Jenelle said production told her “We're just going to let you guys drink and hang out and do water activities, and everyone's just going to hang out.” 

The reality star said she pressed further asking what the point of the spin-off was, and the producers told her “It's just for everyone to hang out see a different side of you guys.” 

Meanwhile, Jenelle claimed that she heard other people were told differently. 

“They told Briana that there wasn't going to be that much alcohol and that everyone was just going to get along and they pitched it to them in a different way than they pitched it to me,” Jenelle said.  

'UP FOR PARTYING'

She also asked if Farrah Abraham would be joining the group- but was told they wouldn’t give away any surprises. 
 
“I feel like they're more honest with me because they thought I would be up for partying, and really I'm the opposite way and I’m more concerned with like is sh*t going to be started because alcohol is involved?” 

Ultimately, Jenelle said she is glad she didn’t end up going. 

“It would have been bad for my mental health and right now I'm in a good place. I'm really peaceful in my family, everyone's getting along, besides my mom but that’s a whole other story. 

“On my side of the family, everything's going good and I feel like that would have shook up my world.” 


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