Jenelle Evans and David Eason have been having a few fun days in NYC while doing press around the former "Teen Mom" star's cosmetics line, but may have revealed too much around the death of their french bulldog.
Months after being accused of ending the puppy's life, Eason finally claimed responsibility for the fatal incident during a sit-down interview with PEOPLEon Monday night (September 9).
"It was a situation where my daughter, her health, her safety was in danger", Eason said.
David stated that he was not going to pay somebody to place down the canine when he may do it himself, saying: 'I mean, I loved that dog. Sure, she may not be large or no matter, however you realize when a canine bites a baby on the face a couple of time, then it ought to by no means be across the little one once more. "If you give the dog up for adoption, one day it's going to be around children again".
"I mean, I loved that dog", he added, fighting back tears. I really like you a lot and I'm so sorry. "A lot of people put me down for it, they hate me for it, but like I said it was not something I wanted to do".
On the time, Jenelle - who can be mum to 10-year-old Jace, who she shares with ex Andrew Lewis, and Kaiser, 5, who she shares with Nathan Griffith - mourned Nugget's demise publicly, writing on Instagram: 'Nugget...
Shortly after the news broke, Jenelle was sacked from Teen Mom 2. In an interview with People, Eason, who had his and Evans' children briefly taken away mid-backlash over the incident, claims he did it because of Nugget's behavior toward their 2-year-old daughter, Ensley.
Jenelle, 27, defended her husband's motion, crediting his "country lifestyle" and his searching habits for his determination to kill Nugget. We understand that people ares scared of the whole gun thing, [but] they just don't understand it from David's perspective. A police investigation concluded that there was no evidence of animal cruelty and that Evans said that she only reported the incident to the cops for publicity.
Instead of attempting to re-home Nugget, David said he felt there was no other option than to "euthanize" the animal.
"He does realize that what he did was wrong", she added. I've been around it since 2009. "So he's even taken the initiative to correct his actions and not repeat the same mistakes he's made before".
The "Teen Mom" star shared she learned from past mistakes she's made in the public eye, and that her husband is now "learning from everything that is happening" and has attended co-parenting counseling sessions and anger management classes.
"We got over it, and actually my pitbull Jax, he actually killed one of our pigs recently", Evans said. Regardless of what I did, the dog would have been euthanized.