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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