Jenelle Evans Files For Divorce From Husband

By: Lindsay McCane - May 13, 2014

Jenelle Evans is one step closer to being completely free from her husband Courtland Rogers.

On May 2, E! News exclusively confirmed that Jenelle had officially filed for divorce, after completing their one-year separation required by law.

“Jenelle is only seeking a divorce from Mr. Rogers at this time,” Jenelle’s attorney Dustin R. T. Sullivan said. “She is not seeking any support of any kind. She is looking forward to a new chapter in her life.”

Jenelle and Courtland originally announced their engagement in November 2012, and then were married in Brunswick County, North Carolina, the next month.

The couple’s relationship was rocky from the start and only continued to go down hill. Both were struggling with their drug addictions, so when Jenelle found out that she was pregnant, she chose to get an abortion. Before the abortion, Jenelle and Courtland had a physical altercation that lead to Jenelle filing four counts of assault on a female and two counts of battery on an unborn child.

“Courtland Rogers pleaded guilty to one count of assault on a female and one count of battery on an unborn child and received 24 months’ supervised probation,” Sullivan said at the time and then added, “Courtland was relieved to have it behind him.”

Now that the divorce is moving forward, Janelle can finally start planning her wedding to her boyfriend Nathan Griffith. Jenelle and Nathan are expecting a baby boy named Kaiser in July.

“We’re not engaged yet or anything, but soon we might be,” Jenelle said. “We don’t want to make the wrong decision, and at the same time, we don’t want to give the image out that ‘Jenelle’s still married and now she’s engaged.’”

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  • smithsson

    who are these people and why are they even in my news feed?

    • nownews

      Was wondering the same thing myself – WTF

  • Jen

    trash.

  • Gina Ayars

    who? and she filed battery against an unborn child then aborted the same unborn child? huh?

  • Azhane D.

    She needs to sit down, think about all the horrible ways she has been disrespectful to her Mother who only wants the best for her and her little grandson, think about how her life has been a rolling stone and figure out a way to change her life for the sake of herself and her son. She’s ridiculous and thinks no one is being affected by her don’t care attitude. I feel sorry for her Mother and her little boy.

  • abbi

    So did she get charged with battery on an unborn child after she murdered it?

  • Betty Meeks

    FIRST TIME I’VE READ ABOUT THEM AND THEIR DIVORCE.MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE MY DIVORCE PUT ON HERE WE MARRIED AT 18 AND 16 YEARS OLD AND THEY SAID TEENAGE MARRIAGES DOESN’T WORK SO I AM WAITING TO HEAR THOSE FAMOUS WORDS I WANT A DIVORCE,BUT I HAVEN’T HEARD IT YET. I TURN 80 YRS OLD SATURDAY MAY 10TH AND HE TURNS 82 JUNE 12TH, AND WE WILL BE MARRIED 64 YRS SEPT.8TH SO I’M STILL WAITING TO GET THAT DUMB THING CALLED A DIVORCE.SO THIS IS MY STORY AND I KNOW MOST WHO READ IT DOESN’T KNOW ME.I HAVE A GRANDSON THOMAS MEEKS WHO HAS A VIDEO ON YOU TUBE THAT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AT IT THEN YOU WILL REMEMBER HIS GRANDMA BETTY THEN.HOPE ALL OF YOU WHO ARE MARRIED WILL WORK AT IT AND STAY MARRIED,IT’S NOT ALWAYS EASY BUT WHEN YOU COME TO THE END OF YOUR DAYS OR CLOSE TO THEM YOU’LL BE HAPPY YOU DID.WE HAVE SO MUCH FUN REMEMBERING THE FUNNY THINGS IN OUR PAST AND TRY TO FORGET THE BAD AND THERE IS ALWAYS GOOD AND BAD.,NOW WE HAVE 4 SONS,6 GRAND SONS, 1 GRAND DAUGHTER, 2 GREAT GRAND DAUGHTERS,2 GREAT GRAND SONS WITH ANOTHER ONE COMING IN NOV. ALSO 3 STEP GREAT GRAND SONS AND 2 STEP GREAT GRAND DAUGHTERS, MY FAMILY .
    AND I LOVE EVERY ONE OF THEM EVEN MY 4 DAUGHTERS IN LAW AND MY 4 GRAND DAUGHTERS IN LAW. AND 1 GRAND SON IN LAW.

  • CHRISTINE

    WHY IS THIS TRASHY GIRL EVEN NEWSWORTHY??? THANK YOU MTV FOR BRINGING TRASH INTO OUR HOMES

  • Kacey

    There are still people in America who are unable to get married, yet Jenelle has been engaged 4 times and had a marriage that lasted less than 6 months.