What happened to Courtland Rodgers, Jenelle Evans’ ex-husband?

When 16 and Pregnant first aired in 2009, it was a smash hit. The world was introduced to Jenelle Evans in the season two premiere. Per IMDb, Jenelle was a “North Carolina beach bunny who loves to party, realizes her long-distance boyfriend isn’t coming back and that she’s too immature to raise a baby of her own.” Andrew Lewis was the “long-distance boyfriend” and father of Jace Vahn Evans. He was an absentee father, leaving Jenelle alone to raise their son. In theory, she had the help of her mother, Barbara Evans, but they had a contentious and toxic relationship.

Barbara eventually took over Jace’s full-time foster care, leading to a chaotic public feud between Jenelle and her mother as they fought a 12-year custody battle. Jenelle later starred in the Teen Mom franchises, and it was obvious that her lifestyle thwarted any chance of winning Jace back. Aside from Jenelle’s many arrests, she had a penchant for bad boys.

Us Weekly reports that Jenelle’s first post-pregnancy relationship was with Kieffer Delp. It was turbulent, combative and even criminal – in the truest sense of the word. Jenelle then became engaged to Gary Head for two weeks. It was stormy and violent and ended with the arrest of the two. Jenelle seemed to have turned a corner when she married Courtland Rodgers. But things quickly went awry after the two became reality TV stars Bonnie and Clyde. There is definitely a pattern here. So what happened to Courtland Rodgers, Jenelle Evans’ ex-husband?

Jenelle Evans and Courtland Rodgers only lasted a few months

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It looked like Jenelle Evans was finally settling down and gaining some stability when she married Courtland Rodgers. Actually scrap that; It was a disaster from the start. Jenelle announced their engagement in a really messy PDA-packed UStream video from 2012. Though Jenelle and Rodgers were obviously wasted, she denied rumors of drug use and shared that she and her fiancé can’t wait to have kids.

In her memoir, Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom, Jenelle admitted that she was a “junkie” at the time and shot heroin several times a day. Jenelle also shared that she was pregnant with Rodgers’ baby but had a termination. “I know people judge me harshly for my choice,” she wrote. “If you’re hoping for a long, detailed account of what I was going through at the time of my decision, I’m reluctant to disappoint you. I’ve talked about it enough.”

Per The Sun, Rodgers and Jenelle’s marriage was short-lived. However, it was a turbulent time when the couple was arrested in 2013 for assault and heroin possession. When their divorce was finalized in 2014, Jenelle was heavily pregnant with now-ex-fiancé Nathan Griffith’s baby, Kaiser. “I’m excited that we got this done before my baby was born, and I’m just glad my last name is Evans again and not Rodgers,” Jenelle said on “Teen Mom 2” (via People). Meanwhile, Rodgers continued to descend with more drugs, assaults, and arrests.

Courtland Rodgers had a tough time after Jenelle Evans

Things didn’t go well for Jenelle Evans after the divorce. Continuing her arrest and bad-boy frenzy, she ended her marriage to David Eason in 2017 (at least as of this writing). Jenelle’s second marriage also ended her “teen mom” career after Eason accused her of homophobia and then shot and killed the family dog ​​in 2019. Things didn’t fare much better for Courtland Rodgers.

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The Sun reports that Rodgers has also remarried and had a son with his wife, Lindsey Frazier. However, his drug abuse continued, leading to another arrest for drug possession and spelling the end of his marriage. “I am divorcing because he has not been an active part of my sons life and has not seen his son Kash since he was born in the hospital,” Frazier told The Sun. She said she was desperate for help for his addiction. “He’s a great guy when he’s sober, but sometimes drugs get on a person and they won’t let go,” added Frazier.

In a bizarre twist of fate, while married to Jenelle, Rodgers shared a jail cell with her future husband for two months. “[Eason] knew we were married. I would always talk about her,” Rodgers told RadarOnline. “He would sit there and listen and give me feedback.” As of this writing, however, Rodgers’ life finally seems to be back on track. His Instagram is full of pictures of him and his kids, and he looks happy and sober.