Jenelle Evans refused to go to New York to film the "Teen Mom 2" reunion special this season, but she still brought the drama as Dr. Drew Pinsky traveled to North Carolina to interview her there instead.
The reunion followed a season in which she fought numerous custody battles, watched her husband David Eason get fired from the show for homophobic remarks on Twitter and where she pulled out a gun during a road rage incident.
He kicked off the interview by asking how she felt watching her son Jace tell her mother, Barbara, that "Mommy and David are pieces of shit" during one of the episodes.
"I wonder where he heard that from, because my mom says that all the time," Evans replied. "That wasn't really Jace, he's just trying to make my mom happy by saying that."
Pinsky then changed gears, bringing up Eason's hateful social media comments. Back in February, Evans' husband tweeted: "Lmao why don't you go tell the homo and transgender parents to start teaching their kids better morals? Oh I forgot thats supposed to be normal." He added, "God will have mercy on me but not those who are an abomination."
MTV was quick to part ways with him, though kept Jenelle on the show.
"He still feels the way he feels. He thinks he shouldn't have said it the way he did, but he still stands by his views," Jenelle told Dr. Drew. "He doesn't hate those people. He just doesn't want his kids to grow up and be that way. Just like if you don't want you kid to grow up and say, be a doctor, I don't want you to be a doctor, I want you to be in the military. Some dads are just like that."
She was then asked how he'd feel if one of his children was gay. "He'll still love them and adore them but he just wouldn't support ... agree ... with their lifestyle," she replied. Evans also told Dr. Drew that she told Eason that he doesn't "need to be as outspoken."
Pinsky pushed back though, saying he wished David "could change what's in his heart" instead. When Evans said that's just "the way he was raised," Dr. Drew pushed back harder. "If I grew up using hateful language because that's just what we used in the household, I would try to adjust that, personally," he told her.
"His kids didn't hear him say that, he typed it," Evans responded. "He doesn't run around the house saying, 'I hate gay people!'"
Keeping things moving, Dr. Drew then steered the conversation toward a road rage incident from April of this year. Evans was driving with her 8-year-old son Jace riding shotgun as she grew more and more upset with another driver, who she called 911 on for tailgating her and pumping the bakes when the car got ahead of her. She pulled off the highway to follow the driver to his house and confront him. That's when she pulled out a gun.
"Ever since then I've been having PTSD, I've been having nightmares," Jenelle told Dr. Drew. "When the incident first happened, I didn't leave my house for two weeks."
"All I thought about is he almost hurt my son, he almost knocked my son out and that's what pissed me off," she continued. "We went to his therapist after and we've talked about it. It just makes me so mad."
During the episode, Jace was seen telling Barb about the gun, though Jenelle said he was lying. "I was really desperate at the time ... I don't want to get arrested for something stupid," she explained to Pinsky. "I told him, I said, listen, I don't want police thinking the wrong thing if they hear you say that. I told my mom after we were done filming, she knows."
Dr. Drew told Evans that he was worried "about you shooting someone someday or Jace picking up the gun and shooting when you get out of the car," something she said was "not a problem."
"I have my conceal carry permit," she said. "My gun goes with me wherever I go."
Pisnky ended the conversation by looking into the camera and reminding viewers "that as many as two children are killed on average per week in unattended shootings. The vast majority of these tragedies are preventable with responsible storage."