Jenelle Evans and David Eason have endured a lot in their short time together.
Obviously, many--if not most--of their problems are self-created, but the newlyweds have also been dealt some bad hands by fate.
Earlier this week, one of Jenelle's Twitter followers threw some mortality shade in what might be a candidate for Most Random Tweet of the Year:
"Taller people have shorter life expectancies. Just throwing this in the mix," the hater wrote beneath a photo from Jenelle and David's wedding.
Yes, someone looked at a photo of a smiling couple who had just tied the knot and thought, "Whatever, the guy's gonna die soon, anyway."
Fortunately, Jenelle apparently has fans, and many of them jumped to her defense, informing the Angel of Death that her tweet was obnoxious and out of line.
Initially, it looked like Jenelle would sit this one out, but in time, she chimed in with a revelation that left fans stunned.
"Especially because he's a cancer survivor..." Evans tweeted.
Asked for clarification, Evans wrote:
"Uhm..He had a thyroidectomy, why do you think he has a scar across his throat? He just doesn't scream it out to everyone. It's scary for us to deal with."
Yes, it seems David survived a bout with thyroid cancer.
Jenelle went on to reveal that his treatment was long and difficult--and his family offered nothing in the way of support:
"He had radiation therapy," Evans wrote, adding:
"Of course none of his family was there helping him either going through this. If you only knew the truth."
Fans were aware that Eason has endured a difficult past, but this is the first time that Jenelle has spoken about his battle with cancer.
She did not go into detail with regard to how long ago the treatment took place.
Currently, Jenelle and David are going through yet another difficult time.
It was revealed today that Jenelle has accused her mother, Barbara Eason, of abusing her son Jace.
Jenelle called the police on Barbara last month, but no arrests were made.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online for more on the turbulent life of the woman dubbed the Carolina Hurricane.